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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:34 PM

FDR, nuff said:

"No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country." - FDR



peace, & happy 2014,
kp

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kpete Dec 2013 OP
daleanime Dec 2013 #1
Rex Dec 2013 #2
cheapdate Dec 2013 #15
JDPriestly Dec 2013 #18
roguevalley Dec 2013 #19
Doctor_J Dec 2013 #20
FactBasedLifeform Dec 2013 #3
Laelth Dec 2013 #4
progressoid Dec 2013 #5
grantcart Dec 2013 #6
bvar22 Dec 2013 #7
ErikJ Dec 2013 #8
moondust Dec 2013 #12
Archaic Dec 2013 #22
ErikJ Dec 2013 #23
Archaic Dec 2013 #24
Uncle Joe Dec 2013 #9
kpete Dec 2013 #11
Curmudgeoness Dec 2013 #10
tclambert Jan 2014 #25
Brigid Dec 2013 #13
moondust Dec 2013 #14
Doctor_J Dec 2013 #21
King_Klonopin Jan 2014 #27
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2013 #16
Thor_MN Dec 2013 #17
tclambert Jan 2014 #26
iamthebandfanman Jan 2014 #28
WowSeriously Jan 2014 #29
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blkmusclmachine Jan 2014 #30

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:47 PM

1. K&R....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:49 PM

2. But FDR had blood dripping from his fangs!

 

Or so I've heard here on the DU. OH well, just throw him under the bus now and get it over with!

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Response to Rex (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:35 PM

15. Oh stop it!

FDR was our greatest progressive president and yet he stubbornly resisted getting involved in African American's struggle for civil rights and he stripped Japanese Americans of their constitutional rights in the name of national security. Lyndon Johnson probably did more to reduce poverty in American than any president before or since, yet he fabricated the Gulf of Tonkin incident to expand our brutal and deadly war in southeast Asia. Barack Obama has presided over an astonishing growth of the surveillance state and yet he has agressively defended voting rights from the most serious attacks they've faced since the Jim Crow era.

All leaders are fallible. Contradiction is inescapable.

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Response to cheapdate (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:04 PM

18. Thanks. I'm still a big fan of FDR and Johnson.

All leaders make mistakes, but Republicans generally make more and more serious mistakes than Democrats.

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Response to Rex (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:36 PM

19. In Georgia, waitresses make 2.13 an hour. Nice isn't how much our country loves us.

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Response to Rex (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:03 PM

20. Don't worry. The Fan Club will be here soon to point that out.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:52 PM

3. One of my favorite FDR quotes. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:59 PM

4. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 02:22 PM

5. Happy fucking New Year...

for the CEOs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 02:32 PM

6. These multiples are an obscenity.



Beyond showing the oppression of the worker they show how the shareholders are getting ripped off.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 02:50 PM

7. DURec for FDR.

I can remember when voting FOR The Democrat was voting for those Working Class Values.
Sadly, this is no longer true.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 02:51 PM

8. Why do they pick on Walmart so much then?

 

Looks like theyre all bad--or worse than Walmart. I know that Starbucks has a health plan at least.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:27 PM

12. Public assistance for their hourly employees?

I don't know how many of the above do that, but Walmart is certainly the most noticeable elephant in the welfare line.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:31 PM

22. Because Wal-Mart, according their website, employs 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE.

So while they're "among the leaders" in crap pay, as corporate America would put it, they have massive scale compared to the other companies.

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Response to Archaic (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:41 PM

23. Their annual revenue is 5 TIMES HIGHER than the 2nd highest retailer in America

 

2013 TOP 100 RETAILERS

1 Wal-Mart Bentonville, Ark. $467,896,000
2 Kroger Cincinnati $92,165,000
3 Target Minneapolis $71,960,000
4 Costco Issaquah, Wash. $97,062,000
5 The Home Depot Atlanta $66,022,000
6 Walgreen Deerfield, Ill. $65,014,000
7 CVS Caremark Woonsocket, R.I. $63,688,000
8 Lowe's Mooresville, N.C. $49,366,000
9 Safeway Pleasanton, Calif. $37,532,000
10 McDonald's Oak Brook, Ill. $35,593,000

http://www.stores.org/2013/Top-100-Retailers

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:49 PM

24. Did you grow up thinking anybody would make more than McDonald's?

I mean 13x more revenue than freaking McD's?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 02:57 PM

9. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread and Happy New Year, kpete.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:14 PM

11. same to you Uncle Joe

and PEACE,
kpete

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:09 PM

10. Why are they basing that CEO pay on 60 hour weeks?

So many companies that I have worked for have been lucky to see the CEO before 10 or 11 AM. And then they head out to the golf course, or to get their hair cut, or a million other things that have nothing to do with business. I doubt that these CEO's are any different. And why only 50 weeks a year?

And why are they basing the number of months that the average worker would have to work overtime to equal CEO pay? That makes it look better than to say how many month an average employee would work 40 hour weeks to equal one hour of CEO pay.....less confusing and more telling.

Very telling informational table. The multiples are shocking.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:22 AM

25. They often count that golf outing as work time. And the luncheon at the five-star restaurant,

and the afternoon cocktail party on the yacht. If they dream about business, they probably count nap time as work time as well. And, of course, if they read the Wall Street Journal while on the toilet, well . . .

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:30 PM

13. Love me some FDR!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:34 PM

14. What do those CEOs do to "earn" it?

Sit around under air conditioners making educated guesses? Pinning the tail on a donkey? Discussing the next move the computer that crunched their data tells them to make? Fly around in private jets acting "important"?

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Response to moondust (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:04 PM

21. They keep the hourlies in poverty

 

That's their job

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 03:04 AM

27. And don't forget about the "Down-Sizing". Another Big Brother-ism. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:58 PM

16. But, but, but, CEOs NEED 9k an hour or what's the point of working?

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 04:22 PM

17. Show me a CEO that works 60 hour weeks and takes only 2 weeks of vacation...

 

More like 30 hour weeks with 6 weeks of vacation. Schmoozing with other execs does not count as "work."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 01:33 AM

26. Yes, but they have to carry around the invisible chains they forge in life, like Marley's ghost,

and though unseen those chains are very heavy. But he was a good man of business, that Jacob Marley.

Honestly, do NONE of this generation of CEOs know the story of "A Christmas Carol?" Do they all want "He was a good man of business" carved on their gravestones? When they are gasping out their last breaths, do they think they will feel proud that they squeezed a few pennies out of their poorest employees in order to make a number on the corporate balance sheet infinitesimally larger? Do they think any number on that balance sheet makes up for the misery they cause?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 03:10 AM

28. eleanor

made up for any flaws her husband had... IMHO... our greatest first lady, if you ask me...

I think he was our greatest president.. and most certainly the greatest president in the last 100 years, with out a doubt.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 06:56 AM

29. But not the transformational President our current President chose to admire.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2014, 09:45 AM

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