The problem is a simple one ... greed.
The almighty dollar rules all. Profit must keep going up at all costs. Companies believe they must make the maximum amount they can, cutting and squeezing to wring out every last penny.
This is America's problem. Yes, companies should try to make a profit. But if you can pay a decent wage and provide benefits for your employees and still make a profit, you should. How much money is enough??? Billionaires trying to make billions more and the hell with who it hurts. Companies making record profits cutting wages. This is ridiculous!
Until we stop worshiping money at all costs America will never get on track. Seems to me asking people who have millions of dollars to pay a bit more is a no brainer.
You cant get a job from a poor person, you cant cure poverty by stealing from the rich or taxing the fuck out of them and throwing it at the poor.... you cure poverty by encouraging education and personal responsibility.
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Sam Walton seems to have done alright.You cant get a job from a poor person
Education requires taxes. And how does one "encourage personal responsibility" on a macroeconomic level?you cure poverty by encouraging education and personal responsibility
In fact as far as I'm aware the UK is the only european nation that outright bans guns for civilians.This is why people ban guns. Gun supporters don't know what guns are.Shotguns I'll give you (provided you're allowed 12 and larger gauges... because I mean... come on...) but not .22s.
Sorry to break up your post but I wanted to give my reply some detail.
SBA? Or are you claiming the federal government has had nothing to do with that?
Hoover Damn and the Tennessee Valley Authority, it was "us," through the federal government, that decided the potential gain outweighed the risk. Do you need more examples? Eisenhower's Interstates. Need more? How about the flood insurance for some areas affected by Sandy that folks couldn't get through "private" insurers so had to get federally backed varieties. Pondering galore!
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If you are unhappy. Iv'e heard someone say self-deportation was the option. Maybe CEO's should consider self-deportation.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
Obama needs to heed these words.
Papa Johns pizza is just gross IMO. So this is just another reason they don't get my business.
Well, my local Papa Johns has been declining in quality recently, so it won't bother me much to stop eating there. Plus, bigger incentive to eat at local restaurants.
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I thought as a smart business you constantly adapt to the changing environment. Energy should be no different from any other major business. What I got from the article is a company that have sat on a good product, but have failed to improve or include some alternatives in order to keep up with the market. They could have pioneered into alternative energy resources or invested in research that could have made coal energy more viable in a much more Green Energy focused World.
Now with lost opportunities they are just whining and making a scene to blame the Government for their failure.
They can do whatever they want with their company and claim it is for whatever reason they want. If it is such a big deal to everyone, don't buy the pizza until they change their ways. If they don''t change anytime soon, you can bet they are still making good money and the public doesn't care enough to stop buying their products.
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the differnce between the 99% and the 1% is morality or more the lack of it.
you think it's just about the will too work ?
Let me tell you something I have combined school with work since I was 15 before it was even legal for me to get a job, despite that I wouldn't be able to pay full tuition for school if I didn't get help, because my mother is alone and I have 3 sibling and she just can't afford to pay school for me and my brother and sister even though she is was working 3 jobs for almost 20 years and 2 jobs the last 10 years because she Is just too old to keep 3 jobs.
It's easy to talk when your born in a family with lots of assest, if you aren't that lucky despite working way more then most of my friends I ll still have more trouble to get the same education as they are, because I have to split my attention between work and school.
school is a right and I don't see why people from lower class should be denied that right just because they weren't born in a wealth family.