Abookamongstthemany wrote:I disagree...more opportunies can equal more sucess.
Ah...more opportunities for employment you mean? How many companies do you think will beating down Maryland's door to get in with laws like this in place?
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surferdude wrote:Sorry but everyone can afford to not shop at Wal-Mart. My morals and principals are not for sale. Shopping at Wal-Mart only buys misery for others.
SundaySilence wrote:It will come down on the taxpayers. Walmart's wage and benefit packages are so low, the public welfare system gets stuck with providing basic essentials to many Walmart employees, such as food stamps, housing and health care.
farfromglorified wrote:Ah...more opportunities for employment you mean? How many companies do you think will beating down Maryland's door to get in with laws like this in place?
farfromglorified wrote:I'm not lucky. I earned what I have.
Perhaps, though I think many African Americans and many women would certainly disagree with you.
You cannot break down something by resorting to its tactics. You can't make peace with bombs.
Abookamongstthemany wrote:the problem lies in the fact that these companies are allowed to get by with this shit elsewhere not in the fact that maryland is trying to help it's citizens out.
farfromglorified wrote:BINGO!!! We have a winner. That is the sole motivation behind this law, what it's made to prevent.
ryan198 wrote:1. You're not at all lucky? Please consider your subject-position for one moment: are you male or female (having a penis gives you an advatage)
are you caucasian or not caucasian (in this country being white gives you an advantage)
where were you born (not living in the inner city and having to go to urban public schools gives you an advantage)
what class did you come from as a kid?
are you hetero- or homo- sexual (being straight and married certainly gives you advantages ... particularly in taxation, etc.)
You may not have all advantages, but to imply that you earned everything you had only serves to overlook historical inequities that still take place in this country.
2. African-Americans may disagree, but, then again, Mexican's and other illegal immigrants are taking there place...worse African-American's have turned their backs on the new poor.
3. That's what we've been told our whole life, but has anything changed?
surferdude wrote:You know what will really make me laugh. When Wal-Mart figures out that it can hit the 8% mark just by providing a very lavish plan to a select group of management employees.
Wal-Mart wants to keep it's employees being it's customer base. Providing healthcare benefits only helps these employees shop elsewhere. Wal-Mart will find a way arond this. Wal-Mart will find a way to protect it's customer base. They are very good at playing on the edges of the rule and winning in business. I'm sure they'll succeed again, it's what they do.
Wal-Mart is not the problem, only the symptom. Spending time and money attacking the symptom and not the problem is a waste of resources and neither time nor money well spent. But it does alleviate a lot of people's guilt by the sounds of this board.
Abookamongstthemany wrote:I agree, they can but so many aren't even aware of what walmart does and how they operate. I've surprised more people than I can count with facts about walmarts policy towards employees. that is real...these people didn't have a clue about it.
farfromglorified wrote:Hahahaha......there it is. That's what I was waiting for. And then what happens when this becomes a federal law?
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