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bvar22

(39,909 posts)
21. UNless they spend it at WalMart (or other BIG Boxes).
Thu Apr 2, 2015, 03:41 PM
Apr 2015

Then that cash leaves town immediately for the pockets of the owners and invesors
with zero community multiplier effect.

Big Big BIG K&R!!! Excellent and thanks for sharing nt riderinthestorm Apr 2015 #1
Mincome (minimum income) was tried successfully in Canada, until conservatives buried it. Snarkoleptic Apr 2015 #2
They weren't the first: truebluegreen Apr 2015 #3
We did this exact same thing in the "golden years" of the 1950s. Yavin4 Apr 2015 #4
Union movement was not killed by union members upaloopa Apr 2015 #5
Two words for you: Reagan Democrats Yavin4 Apr 2015 #6
People became Reagan Democrats because upaloopa Apr 2015 #7
So was I. Yavin4 Apr 2015 #10
Yes race as being apposed to the Civil Rights movement upaloopa Apr 2015 #12
I was there too. The media constantly worked to steer public opinion against President Carter. Enthusiast Apr 2015 #44
No argument from me on that point upaloopa Apr 2015 #57
Thank you. And then they claim to be Christian. JDPriestly Apr 2015 #14
They are Christian. F4lconF16 Apr 2015 #22
Be prepared to do a lot of calling out DFW Apr 2015 #40
Well said, DFW! Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #49
I quite like that quote. F4lconF16 Apr 2015 #55
Well, a minor nuance there DFW Apr 2015 #59
At the age of 73 I think I agree with you. One thing though the welfare we had in the 50s did not jwirr Apr 2015 #16
yes, i was gonna say; everybody's known it forever. but for some reason, it always gets ND-Dem Apr 2015 #41
They always claim, "There is someone somewhere getting something they don't deserve." Enthusiast Apr 2015 #45
Sometimes it's just selfishness. silverweb Apr 2015 #47
I'm sure our 'leaders' are aware of this, what happens when people have enough money to live on. sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #8
School statistics are most remarkable TexasMommaWithAHat Apr 2015 #9
Well, sure, if you're talking an advanced nation like Liberia it might work. Not here, though. byronius Apr 2015 #11
This is what we have been saying for years. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #13
So the poor will spend the money on beer! they cry... Mopar151 Apr 2015 #15
Precisely. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #17
UNless they spend it at WalMart (or other BIG Boxes). bvar22 Apr 2015 #21
That is partly right. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #23
They employ people.. bvar22 Apr 2015 #24
I don't have to drive far. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #29
but if folks had more money and didn't have to pinch every penny, they might spend more at ND-Dem Apr 2015 #43
And to put icing on big box's cake, in many communities they get to KEEP the sales taxes they Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #50
Huh? Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #54
The Rs are always yelling small government. Social Security costs less to run than welfare. I am jwirr Apr 2015 #18
Our poor people are different from their poor people..... blackspade Apr 2015 #19
Kick. This should be widely seen and read! hifiguy Apr 2015 #20
K&R Guaranteed living income time. woo me with science Apr 2015 #25
K&R abelenkpe Apr 2015 #26
Richard Nixon was going to give us a guaranteed income Politicalboi Apr 2015 #27
Kickety kick kick. Scuba Apr 2015 #28
If it worked that well... BobTheSubgenius Apr 2015 #30
Thank you, kpete Cha Apr 2015 #31
All the money ends up in the hands of the wealthy, anyways. Why not cycle it through the hands of... marble falls Apr 2015 #32
That's why we should have bailed out the homeowners. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2015 #37
K&R DeSwiss Apr 2015 #33
would love to see some rw heads explode allan01 Apr 2015 #34
What a nice story. betterdemsonly Apr 2015 #35
So money for the basics helps the basic economy,.....basically. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2015 #36
Anyone who's ever been poor knows you spend every dime you have.. mountain grammy Apr 2015 #38
It's actually the 1%ers who can't be trusted with money. They usually spend it on war. villager Apr 2015 #39
or crap. i was just reading about some plutocrat who spent millions on his mansion, all ND-Dem Apr 2015 #46
This cannot be true! Only the rich can be trusted with money! Enthusiast Apr 2015 #42
Recommended and kicked, but... Quantess Apr 2015 #48
What about all those McDonald's franchisers? They might have to raise wages, too. End of the world leveymg Apr 2015 #51
I think all Americans should get a check from Corps, similar to Alaska. And Corps/Gov Sunlei Apr 2015 #52
K & R Thespian2 Apr 2015 #53
If the US would stop the practice of,.. NM_Birder Apr 2015 #56
I was expecting to read Capt. Obvious Apr 2015 #58
kick woo me with science Apr 2015 #60
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