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Who's REALLY Getting Government Handouts? [Pic]

Hits: 12605 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: chalket
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madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6455 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:31:47 PM
I take pride in the fact that I have never stepped foot in a Wal-Mart.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:30:50 PM
You and Mcgovern were more than happy to insinuate she was irresponsible or a slut. How she got the kid and where the father is has no baring whatsoever on whether she deserves to be paid enough to survive working a full time job.


You should take a closer look at the demographic we're talking about it composed of alot of just that. Your solution to this problem encourages people to have more children to milk the system which most of the time the children don't see because they can spend it on whatever they want.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 4391 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:30:05 PM
Trutenrman- you are a twat because you, and plenty others on here are completely unable to see that there are many people who DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE, they have to work at whatever job is available-- call me ignorant, uneducated or a slut if you like ( well you have- quite a few of you by default)- but nonetheless the logic holds. If a company makes big profits it can afford to pay its workers a living wage- and should do so. No excuses.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3704 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:28:51 PM
'Hooray! Now a $4 hamburger costs $5! '

Oh, The humanity.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3704 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:27:37 PM
'How is Wal-mart making you pay them without you noticing?'

By employing people at such low pay that my tax money has to be used just to keep them surviving.

And if you don't have any skills for which an employer is willing to pay you a living wage then either you don't have a job or I am subsidising you in a job for which the employer takes my money by indirect means even if I don't use their services.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21965 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:26:52 PM
The point is you have no idea what someone's situation is. You are in no position to judge them.

@HG: Didn't WalMart rise from a single "mom and pop store" to it's current position? Yet YOU are fine with judging how much money they're ALLOWED to earn (according to your morality).

They raised minimum wage here recently. EVERY SINGLE restaurant in town raised their prices 20%+ to compensate, overnight. Hooray! Now a $4 hamburger costs $5!

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2512 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:25:54 PM
HolyGod, I sit at a desk in front of a computer and design electrical systems for commercial buildings. It is NOT manual labor.

Not that it's any of your business, but I make around $20/hr.

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:21:46 PM
@HolyGod: I don't know what subsidies (if any) Wal-Mart receives. But, I'm with you in spirit 100%. All businesses should stand or fall on their own merits. When government subsidizes, it encourages businesses to spend less effort figuring out how to please customers and more effort figuring out how to please politicians.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21965 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:21:46 PM
@ HG and skypirate...

War widows and rape victims?


@DromEd: no way, did they really say that? Really?
-reads posts-
YUPO! They really really did!

Really? Congratulations, you've exceeded your usual level obtuse.


THAT is an understatement! lolz!

Why argue 'facts and logic' when there's war widow rape victims involved?

Steal from the rich! Give to the poor!

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:20:02 PM
TruTentrMan

""As I recall, you work manual labor right?" ~HolyGod

No, I do not. I am an electrical designer (which doesn't require a degree).

Yes. That is manual labor, or blue collar I guess. I would call it skilled manual labor. Would you not agree? I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean it is physical labor and not sitting at a desk.

Hourly rate on that is what? $30 an hour-ish? My question remains, realistically, if you got sick and injured and couldn't work then how long would it be before you were totally f.ucked?

For most people making less that $30/hr the answer is less than a month.

Crizzy777
Male, 18-29, Europe
 111 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:17:37 PM
Welcome to the capitalism...other hand, would you rather live in north korea?

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2512 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:13:15 PM
"As I recall, you work manual labor right?" ~HolyGod

No, I do not. I am an electrical designer (which doesn't require a degree).

"So stop being such a self satisfied ignorant twat." ~madduck

I'm a twat for being proud of working for a living to support myself, my wife, three kids, and a mother who is disabled and living with us? Screw you.

"Well, perhaps there are many people who don't have much choice." ~patchgrabber

That's B.S. There's always a choice.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:12:35 PM
MeGrendel

"They know they can pay so little because:
-The work performed is only worth $8 an hour.
-There is a vast pool of unskilled labor that can, and will, do the same job for that amount.
-The work involved can be performed by anyong more intelligent that a not too bright rock."

$8 an hour is not enough to rent an apartment, pay basic utilities, and eat. So if the government didn't subsidize the people wouldn't take the job because they couldn't possibly live on it, whether or not they are dumb and skilless. Stupid people still require food.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3645 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:08:51 PM
HolyGod-"walmart can only pay so little because it knows it's employees can get government assistanc"

Actually, the government's assistance has nothing to do with their pay practices.

They know they can pay so little because:
-The work performed is only worth $8 an hour.
-There is a vast pool of unskilled labor that can, and will, do the same job for that amount.
-The work involved can be performed by anyong more intelligent that a not too bright rock.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3704 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:08:35 PM
MeGrendel

Rough figures, how many mom and pop stores would that entail? Bear in mind they will each have a vaguely ethnic backroom employee with a salty turn of phrase and some chucklesome life experience but who is basically an anchor. Then there is the work experience provided to the feisty (and/or) socially awkward high school kid working part time. Not to mention the two conflcted children of mom and pop, one of whom will go to college and gain material success but at a terrible spiritual price before finding redemption by returning to run the store following the tragic tractor-related death of hs stay-at-home sibling.

You haven't thought this through.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:07:44 PM
AntEconomist

Walmart has value. I'm not saying it isn't. I'm just saying comparing walmart to apple is a stretch. Compare it to target or home depot.

I also don't think walmart is evil. They have the right to do whatever they want. I'm irritated the governmnet subsidizes it and that society is ok with it.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3645 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:06:09 PM
madduck-"all companies should pay their employees a living wage. There is no excuse at all to do otherwise. "

Yes there is: Not all jobs are productive enough to warrent a living wage.

If you're 40 years old and your only job skill is the fry station at McDonalds, you don't have any skills worth eaning a 'living wage'.

A Living Wage is something you have to WORK for.

If the JOB you accomplish is not worth more in production that what they pay you, they can't afford to hire you.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:05:14 PM
DromEd

"War widows and rape victims?"

The point is you have no idea what someone's situation is. You are in no position to judge them. You and Mcgovern were more than happy to insinuate she was irresponsible or a slut. How she got the kid and where the father is has no baring whatsoever on whether she deserves to be paid enough to survive working a full time job.

The point of this post is that walmart can only pay so little because it knows it's employees can get government assistance. Does anyone disagree with that?

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3645 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:02:55 PM
LordJim-"pay them a dratton of money without noticing"

How is Wal-mart making you pay them without you noticing? Are you that dense that you didn't 'notice' that you had to pay for that 12-pack of toilet tissue?

(don't give me the bull that the infographic says 'government handouts subsize Walmart', because that's an asanine leap of 'logic' that does not hold water)

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:01:48 PM
@HolyGod: I repeat, it is hard to see the benefit the buyer receives. You say that you see the benefit the iPhone buyer receives.

Look more closely and you'll see benefit the Wal-Mart shopper receives: (1) I save time and gas going to one store rather than many to buy many different types of things; (2) I save time and money by not having to comparison shop. Give or take, I'm pretty confident I'm getting the lowest possible prices without having to spend time and effort searching for better deals. (3) I save money and hassle by knowing that if I am dissatisfied with a purchase, I can return it with few if any questions asked.

Now these things may or may not be valuable to you. But what we know for certain is that these things are very valuable to a lot of people. How do we know? Because those people freely gave Wal-Mart their money in exchange for what Wal-Mart offered them.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1394 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:01:07 PM
@ HG and skypirate...

War widows and rape victims?

Really? Congratulations, you've exceeded your usual level obtuse.

Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 505 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:59:46 PM
Dunno about the US but the UK still has a class system, goes like this: Rich people convincing middle class people that poor people are the problem

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 4391 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:59:06 PM
Really Megrendel... this would be because mid level jobs are far more common than low payingjobs I assume. Of course- I anyone holds out for a well paid job they get sneered at too. Sorry... all companies should pay their employees a living wage. There is no excuse at all to do otherwise.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3704 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:54:14 PM
AntEconomist

No, I think most people understand how 'buying something' works. he issue is more how powerful corporations fnd ways to make the rest of us pay them a dratton of money without noticing, and then claim to be all wealth-creating exemplars of free-enterprise.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3645 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:53:30 PM
But hey, let's make a company that employes 2.2 million people look 'evil' and hope that customers will then go to 'mom & pop' stores, who would only employ a tenth of that, and in the process put the 2.2 million out of work.

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