All of the comments so far are kinda one sided. But thats because we all just woke up to go to work. Wait a few hrs until the rest roll out of bed and we will see the other side of the story.
@Meta1ACE, Bonus points for the subtle insult. 👍👏
@Meta1ACE, your lack of down votes tells me they still aren't out of bed.
@Meta1ACE, *yawn* I'm hungry.
@Meta1ACE, oh also pq there's both sides for ya
@Meta1ACE, that is one of the cleverest and slightest jokes I've ever heard, and one of the few times I've laughed out loud at a comment. Well done, sir
@Meta1ACE, such a great comment. I only just now noticed it cause I stayed over after work.
@Meta1ACE, oh SH!T
Idk about Walmart or Kaiser but Citi PAID BACK the government for its bailout (and the govt profited from it) & BP, like many oil companies receives subsidies (money) from the govt so the cost of oil does not skyrocket.
I really feel like this was made on a new iPhone6S by a person on welfare.
@on the crapper, the argument is that the government makes up the wages those companies "should" have paid their employees. But I have never decided to pay more for a product based on the personal situation of the person who's made it, I'm assuming Walmart does the same thing with their low skilled labor.
@on the crapper, side note, these "horrible" corporations employ around 3 - 3.5 million people worldwide & provide significantly more with good/services.
@on the crapper, whoever down votes you is a COMMY!!
@on the crapper, Fun fact: Hitler created millions of jobs and made economies flourish. He also created thousands and thousands of jobs.
It's a very bad analogy to assume a corporation, buisness or company is necessarily "good" because it employs people. How much are they paid? Is the company environment friendly? Are the workers' conditions good? Does the company give a part of their profit to charitable organizations? Where and from which labours are the materials taken from? China? Canada? Bangladesh?
@on the crapper, and drain local economies! 😀👍
@on the crapper, actually it's about corporate subsidies. Taxes that are basically given to corporations. It's anti free market, and harms competition. Also welfare is just another form of corporate subsidy
@on the crapper, so we should bow to the corporations for giving jobs? You remember how the original lords of England came to power?
@Random Movie Quote, DID YOU KNOW that Hitler also gave to charity and helped orphans? You can't just assume ANYONE who gives to charity and orphans is good. Just because you give to charity and help orphans, how do I know you don't jaywalk on the weekends?!
@Can yew knot, Yet these charity organizations were very racist.
@Can yew knot, Furthermore, giving to charity doesn't automatically make you a good person.
No, I am not a communist and neither am I on welfare, I study and work for , actually a charitable foundation. I live in Canada and I am one who believes that the inequalities are way too high and that most of the problem (not 100% of it ) comes from corporations.
@Random Movie Quote, I see you've invoked Godwin's law. A little early in the debate don't you think?
@hollow114, we should tax them and give money to the poor... Right? Because true capitalism hasn't lead to the greatest amount of wealth... amongst the most people... ever... in the history of the world?
@big freedom, uh. What? America doesn't have true capitalism, it has corpratism and one of the worst wage gaps in the developed world. I dont care how rich we are if only 1% enjoys the benifits.
@hollow114, the poor in this country are wealthier than most of the worlds middle class. How are only 1% enjoying the benefits? Oh, because the 'poor' don't have as much as the wealthy, right? If only it were "fair", and everyone got the same result, regardless of the risks or decisions they make. Then we'd live in a perfect utopia. Yay.
@big freedom, that's completely untrue. We're talking within the developed world. As rated by the OECD I think. Can't remember the acronym
@Random Movie Quote, I think the sarcastic response using your own logic flew over your head
@Random Movie Quote, Inequality is entirely unavoidable. If I am smart and can shuffle some stalks to make bank, I will obviously be higher in position that those who can't. So will my children. Say you reset everyone to level 0 in this society and let them have at it. Eventually, the fittest individuals will be running the show.
@Random Movie Quote, while many corporation actions are deceitful and unfair (tax cuts, offshore accounts) they are nevertheless a perfectly legal, acceptable, and necessary existence that has and will always be tjere
@Can yew knot, Yet, what I am saying is that the inequalities are way too high. Indeed nothing will never be equal for everyone (I truely hope so) and actually no one wants that ( interesting topic: https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_how_equal_do_we_want_the_world_to_be_you_d_be_surprised ). But you're telling us it is okay as it is? And will always be this way? I think we have to fight for a better world and should stop blaming the poor for being poor while offshore accounts (usually profitable for the most rich) are main issue for our modern economies.
@Can yew knot, I was using your logic as a starting point.
Job creation is good for the economy.
Thus everything that creates work is good for us.
@big freedom, Hahahahahaha I have indeed cheated and invoked it way too early xD Never thought someone would be bright enough to notice it ;)
@big freedom, Taxing them and giving money to the poor? As of taxing the rich more? I do not believe so. Taxing corporations? Hm, it gets complicated with our worldwide economy. If we were to put an end to offshore problems and to «bad worker conditions and or salaries» the world would only be better. Yet who am I to know the solutions? Are taxes the best way? I don't know. New laws? Maybe? But being narrow minded and blaming a very small part of the population ( being poor people who use the system) for such a big problem , in my opinion, doesn't help anything at all...
Politics rears its ugly head yet again
@Kyogre, I think that it's a good thing that we have some pictures about politics. I'd like to think that we're a mature enough community to discuss matters without devolving into total mayhem
@Kyogre, do you see that BP baby?! It's damn ugly alright.
@Yourfavoritemartian, while I love this community more than any other site I'm on, I still feel like some hot button topics can throw it out of whack. Among my friends, we love debating but we share different views and occasionally we'll find an issue that we simply cannot agree on and it just doesn't feel good when something like that comes between a group
@Yourfavoritemartian, Considering the fact that I was told to die in a fire the last time I got into a political discussion, I don't think you're exactly right about that.
@Kyogre, shhhhh, shhhh, no need to go primal over it.
Anybody see the the comments full of long posts and just go tldr and move on.
@BearDaniels, most of the time yeah xD
I think mommy might be keeping a secret from daddy.
BP, British Petroleum.
Wal-mart, American company.
How can they be supported by the same taxes?
@Omegazman, the argument (which I don't agree with) is that they pay their American employees such a low wage that it forces the government to give the people welfare in order for them to survive. Thus, the company is benefitting from welfare.
@Hotchkiz, wrong. The only company that fits that description os wal-mart. The point of this is even though they are all very profitable companies they get billions in either gov. subsidies or bailouts.
@Omegazman, British Petroleum has a large stake in the US which we would not have been able to recover from should they leave.
@Omegazman, I believe the point is we give them tax breaks for the apparent privilege of them providing jobs
@Omegazman, please tell me you don't vote. Any corporation that does business in US pays US taxes.
If this were true , there would be no father in the picture
What's wrong with citibank?
@HashSliningSlasher, all of these companies get huge corporate subsidies and bailouts