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Wed Jan 4, 2012, 02:01 AM

America's sweat shops are just air conditioned and nicer

The true thievery in this country is not people taking extra weeks of unemployment when they could have worked harder to get a job, (that might not be there....let's face it), or not working when they actually could be working, which I'm sure happens ) The true thievery is the theft of 99+cents of every dollar by the top 1% of the country.

Find that hard to believe? The CEO of Walmart makes 35 million/year while their average worker makes $8.75/hour or $13,650/year. That means that in one hour the CEO makes what it takes an average employee a year to make. Your taxes pay their food stamps and medicaid. Still want to blame the Democrats?

The CEO'S salary is 1560 X's that of the work's. The only reason Walmart is not a sweat shop is America is too rich to have sweat shops and thank God people have fought to get rid of sweat shops in this country. But this is our American sweat shop. Welcome home.

http://jonathanturley.org/2010/07/03/walmart-ceo-makes-average-workers-annual-salary-every-hour/

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Reply America's sweat shops are just air conditioned and nicer (Original post)
Maraya1969 Jan 2012 OP
Sherman A1 Jan 2012 #1
Fumesucker Jan 2012 #2
Maraya1969 Jan 2012 #3
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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 05:39 AM

1. Well Said!

Although I don't believe that we don't have sweatshops, they are simply much more difficult to track down (or the desire to do so is not present).

Good Post, Thank You.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 07:10 AM

2. I disagree..

I've worked in places that when you walked outside to eat lunch in the middle of the summer it felt like walking into air conditioning..

We have plenty of non-air conditioned sweatshops.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 10:18 AM

3. There is actually supposed to be a law about that

OSHA should have been called.

I remember visiting a friend at her job at a paint roller making factory years ago, (not there anymore) and it was small and kind of loose with the rules so they let me walk around but I couldn't even do that because my eyes started burning so bad! I could not stay in the place past a few minutes. I found out later that my friend and all the others that she knew about took some heavy drugs daily. (while they were being poisoned by the factory)

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 10:51 AM

4. There are a number of manufacturing plants around here that are not air conditioned

In the summer, the temperatures easily are 90+. Some of these pay close to minimum wage so I guess "sweat shop" would be appropriate.

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