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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

Why Walmart is the leader in low wages? [View all]

Been thinking about it, and it applies to the rest of the industry. It is a cultural underbelly in our culture.

It is couched in business talk, but that is the excuse.

This is older than the United States, and poor laws of the old country are part of it.

Ready? The poor are poor because they deserve it. They don't work hard enough, and if we paid them more, they will spend in drink and gamble it away. That is not moral. That ladies and gentleman is at the core of our attitudes versus the working poor. Not necessarily you or me...but that is it in a nutshell. Oh and the very wealthy, they are saved already, this is the core of Calvinism and puritanical thought, so buzz off.

Hell, the core of the really ugly conservative critique of public services is right there as well.

I did not say it was nice, now did I? But as we demand living wages, which is what we should demand, remember this ugly reality.

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