This is why we need a living wage

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    I once had to have a talk with 2 Black kids about being professional on the job at Walmart. They were actually carrying on a full fledged private conversation while one was checking out customers at the register. I asked them if they were happy with their pay and they both immediately said no. I asked them if they owned Walmart would they pay employees to have private conversations at work. I think they got the point.
     
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    If the checkout clerk at walmart is the only place in town where you can get a job.. here's your sign.
     
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    If the primary bread winner in any family depends upon his/her job at Walmart as the primary source of family income, then he/she is a complete fool. Walmart type jobs used to be filled by college kids and even high school kids. With the closings of so many factories the adults have fallen back and taken away those jobs the kids used to have. Now the kids have no place to go for jobs. Walmart forces no one to work for them and could easily fill their jobs with college kids. Adults should get the training they need to support their families. This is their fault. There are jobs available but the adults don't seem to have the gumption to get just a little training to get them.

    Walmart is working hard to replace their employees. They just opened a new store about a mile from my house. It is not the big store but a grocery store. The store only has two check out registers with an employee manning the check out chores. The store has another dozen of self-check out lanes which are so sensitive the weight of a single can vs two cans can be detected. Much of the stocking is now done by the vendors.
     
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    I don't know a single conservative whom I believe hates working families. What makes you think any do?

    I know a lot who think the democrats will sell them down the river if given the chance to buy some deadbeat votes. I know a lot who think that people should be more self sufficient. I know a lot who have contempt for the federal government swallowing up more and more of the American economy. Can't think of a single one who hates working families.
     
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    What makes me think that American Conservatives hate working families? I told you why in my post. Conservatives, right here in this very thread, have said so themselves. Conservatives admire, ah Hell, LOVE the rich in hopes that, one day, they too can be rich. That's not the reason to admire the rich. The reason to admire the rich is for their nobles oblige. Their support of the communities of their workers.

    Conservatives sneer at the working poor. They deride them as lazy, stupid, unmotivated and entitled. Do you suppose the poor see themselves that way? No. These are epithets that reveal more about the speaker than the spoken of.

    Conservatives denounce a raise in the minimum wage as costly to business, in spite strong evidence to the contrary. Conservatives want to cut away the social safety net which results in more poverty, fewer chances and far fewer choices.

    None of the Conservative policies are designed to actually help.

    And you ask why I think the American Conservative hates the working poor.
     
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    Can you point to a conservative right here in this thread that said, "I hate working families"? Just give the post # and I will gladly find it. Otherwise, I will just chalk your assertion up to partisan inferences.
     
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    Have you been reading this thread, or do you refuse to see the forest for all the trees? Tell you what. You point out all the love and respect for the working poor in the previous posts here on this page!
     
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    Tell you what, when you can prove your assertion of fact instead or repeating your inferences, get back to me, otherwise, like I said, partisan nonsense.
     
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    Spoken like a true dumb ass with his hands out.
     
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    Yeah cause giving only hand-outs to make sure the poor stay poor is love and giving only hand-ups to teach the poor to get out of being poor is hate.

    Face it, democrats are idiots.
     

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