In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
The progressive view on workers here is clearly Marxist : "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"
Progressives do not want people to rise or fall on their own merits. Rather, they consider individuals as drones and dependents who must be paid high wages by government coercion, not based on their individual contribution to the success of the business.
Employment is a contract between parties. Walmart employees can and do improve their station in life by taking responsibility for their own lives.
Forcing Walmart to raise wages to levels far above what such workers contribute will clearly mean far fewer new jobs. And fewer opportunities for Walmart workers to rise on their own merits.
Walmart is a private business, they have no obligation to pay high wages to keep people off welfare. Walmart is not responsible for the doubling of food stamp recipients. That is Obama's failed economic policies.
See, here's your problem.
Costco is a SUCCESSFUL private company who defies your ignorant ideology.
You just can't stand the fact that such a company exists. A company that not only believes that a rising tide lifts all boats but proves it successfully everday.
You would prefer every company, except yours of course, to pay wages on par with a third world country.
You rant and rave about working people on food stamps and yet you stubbornly ignore the facts because it would interfere with your blind hatred for people who don't make as much money as you do. You just have a need to hate someone.
People at Walmart, hard working, good citizens have no choice but to accept gov't assistance to feed their families. That is a fact. And you kiss the backsides of the owners of those companies for no other reason than that they are rich. You have a warped, perverted hatred for the people who put in the long hours to make Walmart successful yet are compensated with poverty level wages, forcing them to foodstamps.
That is the glaring streak of insecurity that runs through the wingnuts in general, and you in particular. You know that those people that you idolize, solely for their money, would never let you near their country clubs or through the front door of their house. They won't give you a second thought and would lump you in with those "takers" that you idiots like to blindly rant about. So, in order to be more like those "rich", your betters, you need to act like them. You need your own class of people that you can look down on and disparage. You try and emulate the same disdain for people as those you idolize, for no other reason than the amount of money they make.
Here's a newsflash for diffident people like you: No matter how much you try and put down those working poor, it won't make you any better. In fact it has the opposite effect. It just highlights your shallow craveness and how desperate you are to try and convince yourself that you're better than somebody, anybody, else and the only way you can do that is by disparaging people who make an honest living but are paid so little they can't feed their kids. You to try fill your lack of confidence with a hatred of people based on nothing more than their income.
You are a sad, insecure person who holds no value higher than wealth and who holds no value to a society, especially with your misdirected hate towards working Americans whose only "crime" is that they don't make as much money as you.
And this is no more evident than in your insecure, inept, inadequate political party, devoid of ideas and full hate for anyone and everyone that looks different or acts different or just wants to be different. Your inbred insecurity has reduced your party to a sideshow of obstruction, obfuscation and xenophobia.
The wingnuts have fallen so far from the party of Lincoln and St Ronnie that your are nothing but a gaggle of idiots trying to out do each other as to who can be the most mysoginistic or xenophobic or just plain misanthropic.
And you might want to revisit the undeniably great President who started your party and his idea of labor versus capital.
Or then again, he would probaly just be a RINO in your perveted world of hatred.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Good for COSTCO. Still doesn't show how Walmart coerced the government into providing 10% of their people health care through Medicare.
I think the problem you have is is with the free market, where labor is as mobile as capital.