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Old May 15th, 2014, 09:23 AM   #21
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So....would this opinion initiate a flip...or, flop...for "conservatives"/Republicans??


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What very important words did you conveniently leave out Romney's statement?
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Old May 16th, 2014, 06:30 AM   #22
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There may be a few rich people that are frugal; but as a whole; most of them believe that the most important quality of being rich is that they must constantly show it off to the world. This means things like building the biggest house, putting a car elevator in that house, and other such extravaganzas.
So just how many millionaires did you see on your last trip to that WalMart?
So you know just by looking at someone how much he or she is worth?

I agree that most people who shop there are not rich, even mega rich...but I know people who do shop there to get deals and they don't have too.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #23
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So you know just by looking at someone how much he or she is worth?

I agree that most people who shop there are not rich, even mega rich...but I know people who do shop there to get deals and they don't have too.
Of course; one can put a suit and tie on; and look wealthier than one actually is. I'm making the point that WalMart has reached it's place as the number one retailer in the world by catering to the largest- by far- customer base; globally. That base is the poor; the working poor; and what was called the lower middle class just a few years back. Unfortunately; they have largely sunk into the "working poor".
Everybody likes a deal when they shop; not just the rich. The point I'm making is that WalMart understands this; and their stores are set up for this. You will never see stores like SaK's Fifth Avenue or others like that reach the status that WalMart has. Numerically; it can never happen!
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Of course; one can put a suit and tie on; and look wealthier than one actually is. I'm making the point that WalMart has reached it's place as the number one retailer in the world by catering to the largest- by far- customer base; globally. That base is the poor; the working poor; and what was called the lower middle class just a few years back. Unfortunately; they have largely sunk into the "working poor".
Everybody likes a deal when they shop; not just the rich. The point I'm making is that WalMart understands this; and their stores are set up for this. You will never see stores like SaK's Fifth Avenue or others like that reach the status that WalMart has. Numerically; it can never happen!
There have been several reports I have read lately though that the trend, at least in Canada is that middle class retailers are suffering. Especially the young are wanting to show off, so they buy the showy stuff at ElRitzo & Co. on debt but then have to scrimp on everything else so it's WalMart, here I come. An exerpt from Middle class retailers dying a slow death: Don Pittis - Business - CBC News

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And in a phenomenon that sociologists and economists have been observing for years, he says watching rich people spend was contagious. Even though he no longer works in retail, Era says the people of his generation – ages 25 to 35 – are desperate for status and living on debt, and do not want to identify as "Sears people."

"It's either you want to live above and beyond your means, or you really absolutely cannot and so you really have to shop at stores like Wal-Mart," says Era.
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What happens when minimum wage gets raised things like this... ... ...


Panera Bread Replacing Some Cashiers With Kiosks ? So Yes, The Robots Have Already Won ? Consumerist

No healthcare taxes

No Obamacare pentalty

No SS Taxes

no minimum wage..
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