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Old 03-06-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well, if they stay unemployed for more than a few days, it's their own fault. They should just pick themselves up by their bootstraps and get *real* jobs. Right?
Yup because places like Walmart and McDonalds are expanding all the time so finding a low paying burger flipper job shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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It's Obama's fault that people are buying stuff online?
If only Al Gore hadn't invented the internet. Damn you Democrats!
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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Wait, you mean the ad campaign referring to itself as "The Shack" did not draw in the young people as expected? How odd. I mean, it was 'hip'!

On a personal note: Radio Shack used to be THE place to get odd wiring and other electronic components. The last time I went in to get some such thing (I forget what) they no longer carried it (hence to Ebay). I mean, it used to be (in the 'old days') that you could literally purchase items to build your own radio, if you were of mind to. Now, seems like they only want to compete with Best Buy.

Anyway, even if Ron Paul had been President for the past 8 years, Radio Shack was still doomed. The times are changing.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: it depends
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If only Al Gore hadn't invented the internet. Damn you Democrats!
Oh yeah, the internet, and ATM's, and the cotton gin, self-serve elevators, electronic telephone switching, the typewriter--wait I mean the word processor--wait I mean the computer, the steam shovel, the diesel engine, the tractor, electric motors, the loom...

A vibrant economy creates work for everyone, always has, always will. But when you tax something you get less of it, and when you subsidize something you get more of it. And what passes for economic theory in mainstream Democrat thought says we need to pound the hell out of work and productivity and creativity, and shower benefits and money on the non-working.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:37 AM
 
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Anyone else notice the leftist theme here?

They suck anyway...why are they still around...blah blah blah....

Sounds just like the "junk" insurance plans.....
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Anyone else notice the leftist theme here?

They suck anyway...why are they still around...blah blah blah....

Sounds just like the "junk" insurance plans.....
I did..brushing it off like it's no big deal.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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The little fish go first.
But let's just ignore it because they aren't big enough.

Boeing..600 layoffs
ToysRUs..200 layoffs
Best Buy..2000 layoffs
Sony..400 layoffs
JPMorgan..8000 layoffs
etc.


Daily Job Cuts - Layoff News , Job Layoffs 2014 / 2013 , Bankruptcy, Store closings, Business Economy News
Let's take a closer look at the reasons why these lay-offs are occurring:

JPM-8000/260,000 Employees
6000 are being laid off from their Mortgage Division primarily because the re-fi business has dried up.
2000 are being laid off from their Retail Banking division because technology is more productive than humans.

Best Buy- 2000/145,000 Employees
2000 Managers are being laid-off after a disappointing holiday season because more people are buying electronics online.

Boeing- 600/ 169,000 Employees
This lay-off is occurring at their San Antonio operation and the company reports it is necessary because [SIZE=3]current commercial work in San Antonio is nearing completion. Boeing reports they are creating 2000 new jobs, elsewhere.[/SIZE]

Sony-400/168,000 Employees
Sony is closing several retail stores because more people are buying online.

Toys R Us-200/70,000 Employees
Toys R Us has and will continue to close retail stores because more people are buying online and elsewhere ( Walmart/Target?)
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Taxes do not destroy obsolete business models.

Nothing a federal state, county or municipal government can do to save obsolete business.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: TN/NC
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RadioShack is a zombie store like Sears and KMart. These places are living on borrowed time and I'm not surprised that they're struggling.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Anyone else notice the leftist theme here?

They suck anyway...why are they still around...blah blah blah....

Sounds just like the "junk" insurance plans.....
Or this:

DeGeneres effect: JC Penney shares sink on $203 million loss
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