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Old 01-12-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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He does a lot of charity, even did an event with Bill O'Reilly. Really, are you guys this upset with what one guy said?
No, but you hold him up as some kind of god. Why?
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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If it's a policy that benefits the rich, then it doesn't have to be paid for, should last forever and is good for America," Stewart summed up.
"But if it benefits the poor, we can't afford it, should end it as soon as possible and it will destroy our nation from within. Because if you give money to people who don't have it, it corrupts them. But if you give it to people who are already rich, they have a money immunity built up already. Handouts don't hurt them. Money is the root of all evil for people who don't have any already -- just like smallpox is for the Native American community," he said.


That about sums it up right there
Money is not the "root of all evil." "Love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." It is not money that is the problem.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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He couldn't care less about those with less, that need help. Like the rest of the Democrats, they talk about "compassion," but they have not shown any.

If Democrats had any compassion, they wouldn't have shoved Obamacare down our throats. That is a perfect example of Democrat "compassion." They want control.
So your idea of compassion is denying people healthcare insurance for made up pre-existing conditions and leaving a large portion of Americans without health insurance?

Also, how do you know what Stewart does and doesn't care about? Do you have documentation that proves he couldn't care less?
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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One has nothing to do with the other.

Wages paid at Walmart stores (or any other store) are market driven, and based on a "value for value" agreement.

A person cannot be paid more than the value of their productivity in any given position.

Would you pay more for a product than the value of it's benefit to you?
Wages are not solely determined by the productivity of the worker. Because wages are market driven, if there is a large supply of workers willing to produce at the same level of productivity then the wage level will go down. Walmart pays as low as they can and still attract workers.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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So your idea of compassion is denying people healthcare insurance for made up pre-existing conditions and leaving a large portion of Americans without health insurance?
over 90% of the nation had insurance, that doesnt sound like a large portion. And if you cared about people, over government, you woudl oppose ACA.. but yet you celebrate plans which increase the uninsured.. What a joke.
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Also, how do you know what Stewart does and doesn't care about? Do you have documentation that proves he couldn't care less?
Oh the irony, considering the topic is John Stewart ranting on what we dont care about.. What type of documentation do you have to prove we dont care about these folks?
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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So your outraged at this, but just fine with the difference between what the Walton family is worth and the average wage at Wal-Mart? Pretty much sums up your crowd.
I'm outraged at the hypocrisy, not the income disparity. I think Stewart earns every dollar he makes, because it was a number that was negotiated by him and his employer. I think the Walton family deserves every dollar they have, since their parent was able, through sacrifice and smart business sense, to create a very successful business when others didn't.

The unbelievable hypocrisy pretty much sums up your crowd.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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You make an outstanding point. A person ought to be paid what they are worth, and that depends on the job you have.

Someone who has no college education at all, has no right receiving what someone who put themselves thru college for maybe 6 years. A lot of younger people I know, have been to college at least that long. Going back to better themselves. All jobs are not created equal. Someone who works a low skill job, should no way in hell be paid with what someone who went to college for a long time, and continues to better themselves.

Someone working in a 7-11 is no where worth what a person who is a engineer is worth. And yes income inequality, is such a crock. But then again Stewart is quite a crock, and a patsy for Obama go figure.
But not all college degrees are equal. I never earned a college degree (there weren't even personal computers when I went), but someone who comes out of 6 years of college has no right receiving what I earn. Just having a degree means nothing if it's a degree that is worthless.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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Part of what drives us insane is this idea that CEO's actually are worth what they are paid.

OK for me...I've worked with these folks. Trust me, vain, hypocritical, and morons that make bad choices ALL apply. And they make their good money based on WHO they know.

Not what, not how good they are. etc etc. But "hey i am on your board, I will vote you a pay raise if you do so for my buddy" is a real discussion.

Or "we cant afford pay raises for everyone this year, and we're changing to a merit bonus." And then pay themselves a 1 million "merit bonus" while missing every goal set.

They've rigged the corporate and economics in ways that are insane.

So for me its personal experience.
Which differs 100% from my personal experience with CEO's. Mine is hardworking, dedicated, committed to his employees and gives raises for merit. I've never had to ask for a raise. And I am always surprised when my boss hands me a bonus out of the blue for a job well done. A good friend of mine was taken to lunch by her CEO, as a thank you for their admin staff, and on the way back taken into a jewelry store and told to "take 20 minutes to spend $200 on something for yourself". This was right after the CEO sent her out to buy iPads for his family, and was told to get one for herself while she was at it.

I guess, if you're a good enough employee, you get to work with great CEO's.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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stewart been phoning it in for at least 5 years now. He's pissed the big networks don't want him
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Does it really matter if he is? What matters is that what he says is very true. And anyone who cant see that is guilty of even bigger hypocracy.
There is no truth in Jon Stewart. Nor is their any truth to the "income inequality" scam. It is a Leftist phony "crisis" manufactrued for the prupose of advancing the "Progressive" (socialist) agenda in this country, and the destruction of Liberty and freedom.

The Obama administration has created as much "income ineqaulity" as possible, with bad policies, not the least of which is his so-called "signature" legislation, Obamacare, which soaks the young and the healthy, leaving them with little disposible income (or none), to pay for the program.

If Obama and the Democrats were so concerned about "income inequality," they would repeal that bad legislation immediately, and pursue a policy of growth. But they are not interested in that, because that does not suit their agenda.
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