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The Weight of Walmart

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 15, 2013, 2:49 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ


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[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22225) 1 year ago

Corporations must share profits with employees by paying, at a minimum, a living wage.

An economic system that allows this kind of exploitation of the masses simply should not be allowed. If corporations won't do it on their own, then they should be forced by our government to do so since our government is looking out for the general welfare of the people, right?

This begs the question: How did this happen in the first place? Didn't we have checks and balances on our economic system to avoid this kind of thing, say, during the robber baron years. Wasn't this a problem in the early Industrial Revolution? Why is such greed being allowed to rear it's ugly head again?

This is not difficult to put an end to. It just means people caring about one another and making the priorities of the economic system the masses of people who live and breathe here, and putting the profits for the tiny number of people who get to amass those profits behind that.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Right-ON

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22225) 1 year ago

Those are nice graphics, too.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yes - very well done. wallmart & Germany equal imports from china. Huh I thought wallmart would have been more.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

our the government could pay the people for public services and projects

and those people could pay the corporations with the money they get from the government

and the corporations with the greatest gathered money could reimburse the government

I'm tired of the nanny corp state we live in

let the people decide how to appropriate the money

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22225) 1 year ago

It is the people's money, in the end, isn't it? Where does money come from in the first place? All good ideas.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

And they can't/won't pay a living wage. Hhmmmmm - does this make them an honorary world wide despot?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thanks for a post to make another fine TWEET

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Were U AWARE ?

& no living wage? employees on gov aid.

The More U Know

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

the US army supports are much larger civilian private company force

[-] 0 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

I hate Walmart and will never shop there. Actually I don't shop at any corporate big box store. Big box stores have destroyed entire cities and small town lifestyles. I recently took a 300 mile drive Austin,. TX to Louisiana. It was sad to drive through all the small towns with boarded building and abandoned businesses. Entire communities decimated because people will drive to the nearest city to shop at Walmart. Really sad.

[-] 0 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

I hate Walmart and will never shop there. Actually I don't shop at any corporate big box store. Big box stores have destroyed entire cities and small town lifestyles. I recently took a 300 mile drive Austin,. TX to Louisiana. It was sad to drive through all the small towns with boarded building and abandoned businesses. Entire communities decimated because people will drive to the nearest city to shop at Walmart. Really sad.