cclub79
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:24:36 PM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

I feel depressed walking through Walmarts, most of my friends feel the same way.



Ironically (because this is a gambling website), most of my friends feel that way when they walk through casinos.
WongBo
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:36:28 PM permalink
Women, children and people with disabilities have a different sense about fairness I guess,
Since they have all brought actions against walmart for their labor practices.
But when you are violating child labor laws I guess you should just tell those kids to grow up,
Since fair is only a word for children before they enter the real world
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
ahiromu
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:39:42 PM permalink
Quote: cclub79

Ironically (because this is a gambling website), most of my friends feel that way when they walk through casinos.



I would agree with them if I wasn't one of the pathetic souls at the tables.
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98Clubs
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July 26th, 2012 at 5:49:13 PM permalink
I look at it this way... if I do the weekly shopping in-town in at least 3 stores for best price, it costs $150. If I drive less than 10 miles to a W-Mart, it costs $100.
And the 3 stores in town are regional chains, not mom n pops. I don't love Walmart, but I save $50.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
vendman1
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July 26th, 2012 at 6:11:15 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

The six heirs of Sam Walton have more personal wealth than the "poorest" 90 million Americans.
But they should pay less in taxes, cause it wouldn't be fair otherwise.



No one is saying they (or anyone wealthy) should pay less....In fact they don't pay less they pay more. But I fail to see why they should be gouged by our wasteful profligate government because they have more money. The whole income tax system in this country is waaaayyyy too complicated. Steve Forbes was right you should be able to do your taxes on a postcard. All these deductions and exemptions blah blah blah...just pay a percentage and be done with it. It would be so much easier...not to mention efficient. Don't even get me started on the fundemental unfairness of the estate tax. You work your whole life, and pay taxes along the way, hopefully building something; and when you die the government has its hand out for more.
SOOPOO
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July 26th, 2012 at 6:37:16 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

The six heirs of Sam Walton have more personal wealth than the "poorest" 90 million Americans.
But they should pay less in taxes, cause it wouldn't be fair otherwise.



I have more personal wealth than the 80 million poorest Americans. Their net worth is less than zero, that is, their debts exceed their worth.
Nareed
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July 26th, 2012 at 6:44:48 PM permalink
Walmart's okay, and they have a better sense of organization than ohter local stores.

But what I really love is Dressbarn :P
Donald Trump is a fucking criminal
ahiromu
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July 26th, 2012 at 6:58:48 PM permalink
Quote: vendman1

Don't even get me started on the fundemental unfairness of the estate tax.



$471 million estate tax

Also, the whole "taxing an unsellable item" thing is ridiculous.
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midwestgb
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July 26th, 2012 at 7:20:51 PM permalink
There are two ways to make money in business, achieve value from your volume; or, get volume from your value. Walmart uses the former, as does FedEx. So do casinos, except in the High Limit room... ;-)
AZDuffman
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July 26th, 2012 at 9:46:24 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

The six heirs of Sam Walton have more personal wealth than the "poorest" 90 million Americans.
But they should pay less in taxes, cause it wouldn't be fair otherwise.



You are probably correct in that the Waltons pay more in taxes than the poorest 90MM Americans. Not sure if it is fair that the bottom half of the USA pays almost nothing in income tax, but what can you do. I do think the Walton Family are great Americans, what with being the largest private employer in the USA.
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