BOYCOTT Walmart/Support Striking workers
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Dublin, OH

#46 Nov 24, 2012
I just clicked into the news. Nothing about Walmart and its striking workers. Everything about sales.

Sorry, PO. People (in general) are about cheap prices, not whether that means an American will lose his/her manufacturing job to an overseas plant or whether Americans will have a decent wage. They want cheap stuff while bemoaning the fact that things are made in China. Go figure, huh?

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#47 Nov 24, 2012
Spookstillhere f trolls wrote:
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All the lazy parasites need reigned in. Those patching potholes are of more use than those wearing smokey the bear hats and collecting taxes under the guise of safety.
I hear you. The unions convinced the morons who watch too much TV that life is like Adam-12 for every cop in America. Reed and Malloy never ran a speed trap.

Since: Oct 11

Grove City, OH

#48 Nov 24, 2012
For Small Business Saturday:

What Walmart Doesn’t [Tell You about it's Economic Inequality for Small Businesses]

http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/small-busine...

Walmart’s entry into a new market has a strongly negative effect on existing retailers.[4] Supermarkets and discount variety stores are the most adversely affected, suffering sales declines of 10 to 40% after Walmart opens.[5]

The value of Walmart to the economy will likely be less than the value of the jobs and businesses it replaces. A study estimating the future impact of Walmart on the grocery industry in California found that “the full economic impact of those lost wages and benefits throughout southern California could approach $2.8 billion per year.”[6]

A study of Chicago in 2009 shows that businesses within one mile of a Walmart Supercenter have a 25% chance of shuttering in the first year, and a 40% chance of shuttering by the second year, when compared with stores farther than one mile from the Supercenter.[7]

Local businesses keep more money in the community. A 2009 study of the differential impact of locally-owned businesses and big-box stores in New Orleans shows that while big-box stores only recirculate 16% of revenues into the community, locally-owned businesses recirculate twice as much.[8]

A 2011 study of the St. Louis region found that as public tax dollars were diverted to big box retailers and shopping malls – more than $5.8 billion over 20 years – small business suffered. Over 600 small businesses (10 employees or less) closed during this time while retail sales have not increased in years.[9]

A 2009 study from the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau found that the entry and growth of big-box stores has a strong negative impact on the growth and survival of nearby independent and small-chain stores selling the same types of goods.[10]
Dan

Springboro, OH

#49 Nov 24, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
This thread today will be dedicated to putting out the truth about the High Cost of Low Price beginning with a subject near and dear to many conservative Topix! trolls: government assistance. Do you trolls know how much Walmart is subsidized by our federal dollars -- your taxes....you never wanted an auto bailout so why support a profitable organization such as Walmart. Here's just a few scary facts:
What Walmart Doesn’t Say…[http://makingchangeatwalm art.org/taxes-and-subsidies/]
Walmart finds ways to finance its operations on the backs of taxpayers. Using tactics such as deducting rent payments made to itself (through a captive real estate investment trust), it avoids an estimated $300 million a year in state corporate income tax payments.[4]
Walmart costs taxpayers an estimated $1 billion per year subsidizing low wages and benefits.[5]
Walmart systematically challenges property tax assessments to chip away at its property tax bills, costing local governments several million dollars a year in lost revenues and legal expenses.[6]
In New York State, for example, at least eight Wal-Mart locations have challenged their property tax assessment, recouping about $766,000.[7]
A national study examined a 10 percent random sample of Walmart’s 2,833 Supercenters and discount stores as of the beginning of 2005, and found that at least one assessment challenge had been filed at 35 percent of the stores. If that rate applies to all Walmart stores, the company has brought challenges at more than 1,000 retail outlets nationwide.[8]
Recent studies have shown that the tax revenue big box stores like Walmart produce is often vastly overstated.
A study conducted in Asheville, NC found that a downtown mixed-use development would generate $83,600 per acre per year in retail taxes, vs.$47,500 for a Walmart. Similarly, the mixed-use development would generate $634,000/acre per year in total property taxes vs.$6,500 for a Walmart.[9] Another study by the organization Smart Growth also concluded that mix-used developments are generally more productive tax-generating spaces.[10]
A study by the organization Smart Growth revealed that big box stores only contribute slightly more in taxes than single family homes. Single family homes generate roughly $8,200 per year, and big box stores about $150 to $200 more.[11]
This is why socialism will always fail. Ungrateful groups that do not appreciate values like punctuality, frugality, work ethic and clean living.

People like whiny, bitter Progressive Ohioan are always ungrateful, ungodly and a ready to rebel at an instant's notice.
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Dublin, OH

#50 Nov 24, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
For Small Business Saturday:
What Walmart Doesn’t [Tell You about it's Economic Inequality for Small Businesses]
http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/small-busine...
Walmart’s entry into a new market has a strongly negative effect on existing retailers.[4] Supermarkets and discount variety stores are the most adversely affected, suffering sales declines of 10 to 40% after Walmart opens.[5]
The value of Walmart to the economy will likely be less than the value of the jobs and businesses it replaces. A study estimating the future impact of Walmart on the grocery industry in California found that “the full economic impact of those lost wages and benefits throughout southern California could approach $2.8 billion per year.”[6]
A study of Chicago in 2009 shows that businesses within one mile of a Walmart Supercenter have a 25% chance of shuttering in the first year, and a 40% chance of shuttering by the second year, when compared with stores farther than one mile from the Supercenter.[7]
You amuse me.

"Hillary lobbies in India for ex-employer Walmart"

http://richardbrenneman.wordpress.com/2012/05...

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#51 Nov 24, 2012
Dan wrote:
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This is why socialism will always fail. Ungrateful groups that do not appreciate values like punctuality, frugality, work ethic and clean living.
People like whiny, bitter Progressive Ohioan are always ungrateful, ungodly and a ready to rebel at an instant's notice.
Progressive Ohioan is a racist black, gay and a hardcore socialist.
What a miserable existence.
Karl

Medina, OH

#52 Nov 24, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>Progressive Ohioan is a racist black, gay and a hardcore socialist.
What a miserable existence.
Taking bets on when he converts to Islam as the "true religion of the black man" ???

(Remember that Arab Muslims sold blacks into slavery, even in the 20th century)

Since: Oct 11

Grove City, OH

#53 Nov 24, 2012
Once again, Miss Cleavon, you always deflect the "racism" meme when it's you yourself who use racist terminologies in describing others. Again you have to look at yourself in the mirror.

This is actually quite a meaningful existence as I am titillated at the defeat of the so-called "candidate" from Utah -- or is that Massachusetts, or is it New Hampshire....who knows -- he went down, down, down and all the subsequent hand-wringing and navel-gazing by an increasingly irrelevant GNoP is all the gift that I need for the holidays.

Merry X-mas!!

Since: Oct 11

Grove City, OH

#54 Nov 24, 2012
Back to the topic at hand -- workers rights in the American economy. If you're REALLY interested on where I come from, then read a little of what I read daily. Here's one of my political mentors, Robert Reich, describing in detail how the GNoP destroys our labor economics with it's attacks on workers. Read this to learn where I come from rather than rely on Miss cleavon's rather tired and unsubstantiated catch phrase terms.....so passe....

Why the Republican War on Workers’ Rights Undermines the American Economy
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
http://robertreich.org/post/6538345540

The American economy can’t get out of neutral until American workers have more money in their pockets to buy what they produce. And unions are the best way to give them the bargaining power to get better pay.

For three decades after World War II – I call it the “Great Prosperity”– wages rose in tandem with productivity. Americans shared the gains of growth, and had enough money to buy what they produced.

That’s largely due to the role of labor unions. In 1955, over a third of American workers in the private sector were unionized. Today, fewer than 7 percent are.

With the decline of unions has come the stagnation of American wages. More and more of the total income and wealth of America has gone to the very top. The middle class’s purchasing power has depended on mothers going into paid work, everyone working longer hours, and, finally, the middle class going deep into debt, using their homes as collateral.

But now all these coping mechanisms are exhausted — and we’re living with the consequence.

Some say the Great Prosperity was an anomaly. America’s major competitors lay in ruins. We had the world to ourselves. According to this view, there’s no going back.
Karl

Medina, OH

#55 Nov 24, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
Once again, Miss Cleavon, you always deflect the "racism" meme when it's you yourself who use racist terminologies in describing others. Again you have to look at yourself in the mirror.
This is actually quite a meaningful existence as I am titillated at the defeat of the so-called "candidate" from Utah -- or is that Massachusetts, or is it New Hampshire....who knows -- he went down, down, down and all the subsequent hand-wringing and navel-gazing by an increasingly irrelevant GNoP is all the gift that I need for the holidays.
Merry X-mas!!
You are just as racist as we are, you've got no moral superiority, just numerical.

When your up against the wall, you might reconsider why you kept denigrating us.
Dan

Springboro, OH

#56 Nov 24, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>Progressive Ohioan is a racist black, gay and a hardcore socialist.
What a miserable existence.
I can sense his misery, nihilism and atheism in each and every post.

What a horrible exhibit of the price you pay for an unnatural lifestyle!

Since: Oct 11

Grove City, OH

#57 Nov 24, 2012
Ooooooh, I just love the smell of projection in the evening .... you people know nothing more about me than you do about the current developments of our country, which is exactly why your party picked the loser that it did, why you were so sure he'd win (when common sense told otherwise) and why you're
left wondering how and why and blaming everyone but yourselves.

misery & nihilism to describe me....you're laughable!
Dan

Springboro, OH

#58 Nov 24, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>Progressive Ohioan is a racist black, gay and a hardcore socialist.
What a miserable existence.
Progressive Ohioan will be especially miserable as he gets older. His "community" will abandon him and he will loose all hope.

He will be old and lonely without family, children or natural love.

His "cruising the bars" lifestyle choices are the very essence of misery.

Sad.

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#59 Nov 24, 2012
Dan wrote:
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Progressive Ohioan will be especially miserable as he gets older. His "community" will abandon him and he will loose all hope.
He will be old and lonely without family, children or natural love.
His "cruising the bars" lifestyle choices are the very essence of misery.
Sad.
He's absolutely apoplectic when he's reminded of just what the black community thinks of gays and the innate racism of most members of the gay community. He's like someone holding a gun to each side of his head.
Karl

Medina, OH

#60 Nov 24, 2012
Dan wrote:
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Progressive Ohioan will be especially miserable as he gets older. His "community" will abandon him and he will loose all hope.
He will be old and lonely without family, children or natural love.
His "cruising the bars" lifestyle choices are the very essence of misery.
Sad.
Which is why he will probably turn to Islam
Karl

Medina, OH

#61 Nov 24, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
Some say the Great Prosperity was an anomaly. America’s major competitors lay in ruins. We had the world to ourselves. According to this view, there’s no going back.
This is basically the truth. We can't outcompete 3 billion Asians
anonymous

Akron, OH

#62 Nov 25, 2012
I have done the most effective thing one can do against Walmart. I HAVEN"T SHOPPED THERE IN THE LAST 3 years. There are other places with similar prices. I despise everything they stand for and their store's atmosphere. The Walton family are nothing more than a bunch of greedy parasites that prey on the ignorant masses and try to undercut their competitors by any means mostly unethical. They force their vendors to produce goods in foreign third world sweatshops, treat their customers and employees like mere chattell. It sickens me that they force people that work for them to go on Medicaid taking my tax dollar. Down the road many will wake up and it is already starting. More crimes are comitted in their parking lots than at any other business establishment. Walmart within 5 years will go the way of Sears. There are many who dont shop there that you will never see at the protests but feel nothing but disgust and repulsion with this parasitic company.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#63 Nov 25, 2012
Karl wrote:
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Taking bets on when he converts to Islam as the "true religion of the black man" ???
(Remember that Arab Muslims sold blacks into slavery, even in the 20th century)
I remember that American Christians bought black slaves.
anonymous

Akron, OH

#64 Nov 25, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
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No, you see it as you want to see it, not what it really is.
Corporations are about all the people within the organization thriving and succeeding. E Pluribus Unum -- out of many, one. It's right on our money.
All I can tell you is WAKE UP.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_social...
Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, social performance, or sustainable responsible business/ Responsible Business)[1] is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards, and international norms. CSR is a process with the aim to embrace responsibility for the company's actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere who may also be considered as stakeholders.
The term "corporate social responsibility" came into common use in the late 1960s and early 1970s after many multinational corporations formed the term stakeholder, meaning those on whom an organization's activities have an impact. It was used to describe corporate owners beyond shareholders as a result of an influential book by R. Edward Freeman, Strategic management: a stakeholder approach in 1984.[2] Proponents argue that corporations make more long term profits by operating with a perspective, while critics argue that CSR distracts from the economic role of businesses. Others argue CSR is merely window-dressing, or an attempt to pre-empt the role of governments as a watchdog over powerful multinational corporations.
With all due respect Pro "corporate social responsibility" is an oxymoron all places like walmart care about is milking every dime out of millions of suckers and making sure their vendors and employees and competitors never reach a decent standard of living or are put out of business. They are reminescent of the "company store" in coal mining towns in the late 1800s and early 1900s where the coal miner's pay was already spent before he got it so he could merely survive.

Since: Oct 11

Grove City, OH

#65 Nov 25, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>He's absolutely apoplectic when he's reminded of just what the black community thinks of gays and the innate racism of most members of the gay community.
Really continuing to enjoy how you always attempt sad, little personal attacks versus giving any genuine contribution to topics by way of educating ro enlightening the posters. More blather from a small mind.
Let me clear up a couple of things for you. Apoplectic would mean "anger" or "indignance". Once again, you use some big words to describe someone you don't know. In my communities (both of them) I'm quite recognized as a leader, having won several awards from both the black and gay communities and being featured in several publications as a community leader. While I recognize the challenges of being what we define as a "double-minority" I recognize that I am not alone in this challenge and I use a lot of my free time in the areas of educating both communities on the joy and necessity for diversity. I'm very popular and sought after for my counsel and my extreme flair for throwing a party and it's an existence I enjoy thoroughly.
This is where you and I greatly differ, Georgina. It's quite clear from your postings that you have absolutely NOTHING to contribute to the larger society. Your sole definition is really found on these posting threads and it's a sad thing really, to think that you so very much PRIDE yourself on being a so-called "leader" of these postings. You're an extremely small-witted, tiny excuse of a man and I'll waste no more time (on this post at least) attributing to your "less-than-ness".
Oh, and BTW, to whichever pea-brained person said I'd turn to Islam. To clarify for you, darling, my father's side of the family is complete Islam (in California no less - yowzah!) and they accept me whole-heartedly, dare I say worship the ground I walk on. I'm loved, accepted and empowered by my Islam family and it's one of the main reasons that I don't buy into your "radical-hate-all-Islam " mindsets. See, once again, I recognize that there's no such thing as a one size fits all when it comes to defining or understanding religion, but it's you narrow minded crackers that can only make sense of diversity by putting large concepts in very small boxes.
It's also why your leading candidates keep losing Presidencies. You have yet to embrace the diversity of this country and I'll repeat it again, your side is always on the WRONG side of history.
Whoo,,,that's enough for today....felt good....thx!!

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