Ohio Walmart holds food drive for its employees

  • PIccadilly

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    Nov 20, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    "In Ohio, Walmart put out tubs asking Associates to donate to our coworkers who can't afford a Thanksgiving dinner," the group wrote. "Like this if you think Walmart should pay us enough that we can afford to buy our own Thanksgiving dinners!"

    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/11/18/ohio-walmart-holds-food-drive-for-its-employees
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    Nov 20, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    WalMart.

    Always the wrong choice.

    Always.
  • creature

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    Nov 21, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    Wal-mart really should feel ashamed that it's come to this. It's bad enough Wal-mart boasts about creating jobs, when those jobs cost the taxpayer millions in assistance for their employees.
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    Nov 22, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    What about the poor who shop at walmart and can get needed items at prices they can afford? Not everyone can afford to shop at Neiman Marcus.
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    Nov 22, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidWhat about the poor who shop at walmart and can get needed items at prices they can afford? Not everyone can afford to shop at Neiman Marcus.


    This is why we need to expand the government assistance programs. It is just not acceptable that in this country Wal Mart is the only place people can afford to shop.
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    Nov 22, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    Well, if part time jobs are the only jobs people can get due to new Obama Care regulations, Walmart is the only place and more people will be shopping there. Gov't programs will only create more dependency. The left defines compassion as how many people are on gov't assistance. The right defines compassion by how many people no longer need gov't assistance. Higher taxes to pay for more gov't programs make the economy slow down, and result in less revenue to the gov't. President Kennedy, who was killed 50 years ago tomorrow, knew this and spoke about it, and proposed lower taxes accordingly.
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    Nov 22, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    In other retail news...

    Très chic Wilton Walmart may soon replace passé Kmart at one of the town's main entrance roads.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition/2012/06/walmart-buys-kmart-parcel.html
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    Nov 22, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    They stopped their employees from unionizing, which I thought was illegal....icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 22, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    Mister Sam is turning over in his grave.
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    Nov 22, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Ernie1961 saidMister Sam is turning over in his grave.


    because of what you are doing with his socksicon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 22, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    Ernie1961 saidMister Sam is turning over in his grave.


    because of what you are doing with his socksicon_twisted.gif


    What are you prattling on about NOW, Ms. Goolagong?

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    Nov 22, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
    VillageMike saidThis is why we need to expand the government assistance programs. It is just not acceptable that in this country Wal Mart is the only place people can afford to shop.


    Expending government assistance programs is not the solution to this. It makes no sense that working people need government assistance to get by. If highly profitable companies like Walmart are too greedy to pay their employees a living wage, then they have to be forced to by raising the minimum wage.
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    Nov 22, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    Or move on to better paying jobs.
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    Nov 22, 2013 5:46 PM GMT

    Blakes, this is patent myopic bulltweet.

    "The left defines compassion as how many people are on gov't assistance. The right defines compassion by how many people no longer need gov't assistance."

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    Nov 22, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    Piccadilly said
    VillageMike saidThis is why we need to expand the government assistance programs. It is just not acceptable that in this country Wal Mart is the only place people can afford to shop.


    Expending government assistance programs is not the solution to this. It makes no sense that working people need government assistance to get by. If highly profitable companies like Walmart are too greedy to pay their employees a living wage, then they have to be forced to by raising the minimum wage.


    Bingo.
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    Nov 22, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Blakes, this is patent myopic bulltweet.

    "The left defines compassion as how many people are on gov't assistance. The right defines compassion by how many people no longer need gov't assistance."



    It happens to be the truth. The left likes socialism, the right likes self reliance.
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    Nov 22, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    Give a man a fish, and feed him for the rest of his life. Teach him to fish, and he can feed himself.
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    Nov 22, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidGive a man a fish, and feed him for the rest of his life. Teach him to fish, and he can feed himself.


    That's exactly the point of socialized education.
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    Nov 22, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    creature saidWal-mart really should feel ashamed that it's come to this. It's bad enough Wal-mart boasts about creating jobs, when those jobs cost the taxpayer millions in assistance for their employees.


    Alternatively, Walmart might consider advocating for greater assistance to the working poor. Such assistance is a form of welfare for both workers and the businesses who need them.

    Taxpayers already subsidize Walmart. It's time to make the system honest.
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    Nov 22, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    I find it ironic that Walmart workers can't make ends meet by shopping at Walmart, their wages are that low.

    Then there's Costco, that puts the lie to Walmart's posturing.
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    Nov 22, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidOr move on to better paying jobs.


    This just gets weirder and weirder. We're not in the 70s anymore Blakes. Do show us all those better jobs that walmart workers can go to.
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    Nov 22, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    Piccadilly said
    tru_blu_ozzie saidGive a man a fish, and feed him for the rest of his life. Teach him to fish, and he can feed himself.


    That's exactly the point of socialized education.


    lol, oh snap.
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    Nov 23, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    No one said anything about closing down schools. And how many people start out in entry level jobs and eventually move up and out, on to something else? I think the idea that most walmart employees are heads of household and will stay at minimum wage all their lives comes from eliteists who started at or near the top in the field of academia and never experienced starting out small like most people do. And opportunistic politicians.
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    Nov 23, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidGive a man a fish, and feed him for the rest of his life. Teach him to fish, and he can feed himself.


    Privatize all the property and he'll have no place to fish.
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    Nov 23, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThey stopped their employees from unionizing, which I thought was illegal....icon_confused.gif
    It is legal in states that have right to work laws.