AT&T Plans To Fire 7000 People Despite Tax Breaks, Net Neutrality Repeal

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    That really shoots to hell the often-repeated leftist mantra that "Trump's tax cuts are only benefitting the rich corporations", doesn't it?

    How so?
     
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    I didn't stay at the job. I walked away and get this...this is the great part...without giving notice. I remember vividly having a flight to Oakland, Calif. I said to myself "nope" and didn't get on the plane. Better yet I never informed my boss. Three weeks later I had a better job. More paid time off and a better wage. Because I was proactive. A good worker is always ready to leave...even when most needed. Lesson learned.
     
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    Depends on your location and your spending amount.
     
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    In the western United States especially in mountainous areas AT&T coverage sucks
     
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    A good worker owes their boss nothing...other than a good days work. Loyalty is no longer a part of the equation.
     
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    Workers have no skin in the game…
     
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    Well they do have skin in the game. They need to work hard and use their skills against their employers to move upward.
     
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    Agreed. That's one of the ways capitalism creates competition: If you have a crappy product, nobody will buy it.
     
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    So according to the crazy quasi socialist left's skewed logic the government should burden corporations with confiscatory taxes so they don't fire people?
     
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    Yours is an incredibly dumb comment. How do you know which CEO's are "leftist". Do you have a list?

    On the issue that all corporations are not the same, we can agree. But the bald fact is that AMERICAN CEO's are the highest paid in the world relative to the base of the frontline workers. American CEO's, on average, make 312's times that of the front line worker. Their wages went up 17.8% in 2018, while their workers wages went up just

    US bosses now earn 312 times the average worker's wage, figures show

    That's the reality. CEO's in other parts of the world, earn much, much less - in the range of 120 times their average worker. While that may be high, workers in other parts of the world, where the union movement hasn't been rendered useless, and where government legislation provides for a minimum wage that will cover a basic living wage to those receiving it, as well as universal health care, are generally receiving higher wages than low end American workers whose wages are supplemented by a byzantine network of income supports, with high administration costs, which are also borne by the American taxpayers.

    An increased minimum wage, one that wipes out the necessity of earned income credits, food stamps, section 8 housing supports, and other income supplements to low worker wages, would reduce the tax burder on the middle class, and reduce the number of government employees required to administer these programs.

    Yes, prices on fast food and discount retail stores would rise, but not by as much as you would think. Every $1 increase in the minimum wage, adds 10 cents to the price of a hamburger at McDonalds. The last figures I saw was that Walmart employees received $2500 in income supports from every taxpayer in America, even if you don\t ever set foot in their store. Imagine if that money was in your pocket instead of the Waltons Family coffers.
     

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