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cajuncarguy
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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Walmart has helped poor and middle class consumers, but maybe the family should consider bettering their image by donating a lot to causes and stuff


The only way to make everyone is to make everyone poor..as in socialism.

Here is a good analogy is borrowed from an anonymous online poster:

"See, socialism first has to succeed in a country, and for that it must punish capitalism and remove it.

That lowers the standard of living, because:

A) the taxes they pay get passed on to everyone else;
B) the businesses close;
C) the businesses leave;
D) the government ends up taxing or restricting businesses that try to leave;
E) the businesses get nationalized;
F) the government controls all the businesses;
G) competition goes out the window;
H) incentive for personal success goes out the window save what the government approves;
I) standard of living continues to go down;
J) the government taxes the next level of "rich" as the definition drops to include more and more people of lower and lower income;
K) once there are no more rich, and they have either fled or joined the government and become the elite governing the masses, for no such dream as true socialism, communism or democracy is possible in reality,...

...everyone is equal.

Equally enslaved, equally dependent on the government, and all those people who thought they were getting a free ride? Oh, they work. They have to. Or they go to a work camp.

There is no free ride. Socialism is the greatest danger our world has ever faced.
"


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Hangover Haven
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Metry
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
Maybe WM associates need to start their own store...


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Mid Iowa Tiger
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Houston
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5595 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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but maybe the family should consider bettering their image by donating a lot to causes and stuff


How do you know they don't? I know some of the folks form one of their family offices. They are generally very generous to causes they support.

One associate but how much capital at risk for their Wal-mart job?



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Rock the Casbah
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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I dislike wealth redistribution, but that is unreal. Walmart has helped poor and middle class consumers, but maybe the family should consider bettering their image by donating a lot to causes and stuff


No matter how you try to dress it up, this is rank envy and jealousy. It’s disgusting and evil.

Millions of people lifted out of poverty (employees and customers) but screw that - those squirrels got a lot more nuts than i got.


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jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
5888 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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Memphis Rise?


That's it.


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tjv305
Florida Fan
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
It’s crazy that the democrats say they want to tax rich but the rich are funding their campaigns. If the rich keep donating to democrats then Trump should see if he could make a tax law that would mostly effect democrat donors. Atleast pass a bill for people to pay extra money to the government if they feel the need. Then we could see all these rich democrats change their minds about not paying enough taxes.


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Crimson Wraith
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
"They didn't build that."

Big Squaw


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beerJeep
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Member since Nov 2016
18975 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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A Walton heir makes more in ONE MINUTE than a Walmart worker makes in a year


Good for them.


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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
I certainly enjoy when elected officials specifically target private citizens with legislation.


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rsbd
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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Elizabeth Warren @ewarren The Walmart heirs make $4 million an hour. A new Walmart associate makes $11 an hour. My two-cent wealth tax on families like the Waltons would help level the playing field for working families and rebuild the middle class.



Doing everything she can to make sure she will never be president


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BlackAdam
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Member since Jan 2016
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re: Warren going hard after Walton family
It is complete bull shite the lengths Wal-Mart will go to shift the burden of keeping its employees out of poverty onto the taxpayer by helping them enroll in Medicaid, Tanf, and Snap.

On the other hand it really isn't their fault. If the government didn't give out the freebies the labor market would be better.


Jax-Tiger
LSU Fan
Portland, OR
Member since Jan 2005
18594 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
I read an article that slams the Walton's for their charitable giving, but the arguments made were a sham.

First, the author made the assumption that the Walton Foundation was the only charity that any of the Walton Family members contribute to.

Second, it criticizes them for the amount spent by the foundation by comparing it to the total wealth of the family, not their income. You don't give away 10% of your wealth to charity each year, you give away 10% of your income. In order to give away 10% of their wealth, they would have to sell a bunch of their stock.

Finally, it also criticizes them for deducting their charitable contributions, as if rich people should not be screwing the taxpayers by deducting their charitable donations.

Walton Charitable Givings


Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
74138 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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the author
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Clare O'Connor


Did she open up the books on her charitable giving and activities? Seems like it should almost be requisite before thinking you would be in a position to pen such a "criticism" piece, but still no less tacky a thing to do.


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beebefootballfan
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Member since Mar 2011
12579 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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Walmart has helped poor and middle class consumers, but maybe the family should consider bettering their image by donating a lot to causes and stuff


They give away a crap ton of money through their grant program. I run a Foster Care 5013c that benefits from their generosity.

Do I think they should pay associate a little more? Yes. Is this America where a company can run their business the way they want without me or the government dictating how they do it? Yes.

If the store associates hate it so badly go find something else to do.


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OSqueal
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Member since Jan 2011
4399 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
If you would pull your head out of your arse long enough you could do some research and find the Waltons donate a shite ton of money to many different causes. They dont just sit on their pile of cash yelling frick you peasants.


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ChineseBandit58
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Member since Aug 2005
29153 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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Walmart has helped poor and middle class consumers,


Yeah - and they have to force all those "poor and middle class" employees to work there = all miserable and wanting out.


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RPC4LSU
LSU Fan
Thibodaux, LA
Member since Jan 2006
1723 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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Elizabeth Warren
@ewarren
The Walmart heirs make $4 million an hour.

A new Walmart associate makes $11 an hour.

My two-cent wealth tax on families like the Waltons would help level the playing field for working families and rebuild the middle class.


Can someone do this for Jeff Bezos and Amazon?


Mike Honcho
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2007
1970 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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quote:

Elizabeth Warren
@ewarren
The Walmart heirs make $4 million an hour.

A new Walmart associate makes $11 an hour.

My two-cent wealth tax on families like the Waltons would help level the playing field for working families and rebuild the middle class.



Here’s an incredible stat:

A Walton heir makes more in ONE MINUTE than a Walmart worker makes in a year

I dislike wealth redistribution, but that is unreal.

Walmart has helped poor and middle class consumers, but maybe the family should consider bettering their image by donating a lot to causes and stuff


A politician running for president targets a specific family simply because they are successful, and in turn appeals to one of the seven deadly sins (envy) to get votes. What a time to be alive.


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Flats
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2019
467 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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I'm the board chair of a charter school in Memphis. We just broke ground on a $6M middle school and gym largely funded by the Walton Foundation


That's a huge help. I don't know about Tennessee, but in Florida capital outlay is by far the largest hurdle for charter schools. We came so close to closing in the first few years I lost count, and it was all because of capital outlay.


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piggilicious
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jan 2011
28262 posts

re: Warren going hard after Walton family
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A new Walmart associate makes $11 an hour.


Cashiers, cart folks, stockers- who of them (as a brand new associate) deserves one more penny? Not a damn one. Work your way up the ladder if you want more- if not, be a broke ass.



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