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(Business Insider)   Paying an extra $15 a week in Social Security taxes may not sound like much, but WalMart just lost a farkload of $15-a-week customers   ( businessinsider.com) divider line
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2013-02-18 09:51:29 AM  
2 votes:
Too many people stuck in low-paying jobs like Wal*Mart == Nobody can afford to buy things at Wal*Mart

You are your own worst enemy.
2013-02-18 09:26:58 AM  
2 votes:
How about instead of taxing the rich and the corporations,

we just move the money from the subsidies we're giving exceptionally profitable and comfortable entities

and put it into the infrastructure and supporting the "safety-net"

No extra taxes, no extra debt.  Same "waste".

/I know, I know...I'm a liberal traitor now, sorry...didn't mean to step over my bounds as a centrist.
2013-02-18 10:17:05 AM  
1 vote:
Paying an extra $15 a week in Social Security taxes may not sound like much

$15*52=$780. That's a rent check or a mortgage payment in a lot of the country.
2013-02-18 09:34:55 AM  
1 vote:

NewportBarGuy: You mean lowering taxes on middle and low income workers has an almost instantaneous impact on the economy?

Who knew?!

Wait, I was told that only tax breaks for the Real Americans that make over $250,000 matter!
2013-02-18 09:11:12 AM  
1 vote:
Having done more than thier fair share to insure that hourly workers remain at or below the poverty level, WalMart finally discovers that the disappearing middle class is not good for thier bottom line.

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2013-02-18 08:37:23 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, that's right, Mike Duke. There's no such thing as a lower class that you need to concern yourself about. America only has a middle class, and those aspiring to BE middle class. See, they make $40,000 a year. That's why they're paying $15 more a week.

How about instead of being blase about it, let's assume a mythical lower class person who puts a 38 hour work week in at a bit over minimum wage. They'd love to put in those last 2 hours, but it's labeled as stealing time and would require them to have different benefits, so they'd be fired for it. We could call these people "Retail Employees" for short, and they make about a third of what your previous group, the middle class aspire-ers make. So the case you're making here is that [Obama stole]* $5 a week from these people, and that you've built a business model on people being so goddamn broke that $5 a week in discretionary income can break their shopping habits.

/* in all fairness, the article and quotes seemed pretty matter-of-fact about the increase rather than yelling that it was a mistake, just acknowledging that it exists. But I can't read any of this shiat anymore without a mental "Thanks a lot, Obama" at the end. It's like a fortune cookie and "in bed" at this point.
2013-02-18 08:34:28 AM  
1 vote:

babysealclubber: I would like to pretend it's because that the people are tired of feeding the machine that is Wal-Mart.

Speaking as a broke Wal-Mart-type person, I promise there's at least one.
2013-02-18 08:21:37 AM  
1 vote:
I would like to pretend it's because that the people are tired of feeding the machine that is Wal-Mart.
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