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taxfairnessforall 15 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 16, 2014 9:34 PM Member since: Apr 19, 2011
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  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 16, 2014 9:34 PM Flag

    It starts with Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage. Oh wait, the republicans keep blocking that from happening. I guess the republican's ideal American Dream for people other than them is to have everyone working for a salary they can't live on and being on food stamps. When will the republicans step up to the plate and help get these people out of poverty and off government assistance? WHEN?

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 16, 2014 9:26 PM Flag

    I see you like to call people names but the fact is that the GOP is scared to death of both of them and for good reason. The two of them have more brains in their head than the entire GOP combined.

  • I think the guy is going senile and doesn't even understand how to value a company anymore. Between NUAN, HLF and TLM, he is picking some really big losers.

    Billionaire Icahn Stands to Lose $286 Million on Talisman Deal

    By Doug Alexander and Beth Jinks Dec 16, 2014 1:59 PM CT 0 Comments Email Print

    Billionaire Carl Icahn stands to lose about $286 million on his investment in Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM) following the company’s sale to Repsol SA (REP) for $8.3 billion.

    Icahn, the second-largest shareholder in Canadian oil and gas producer Talisman, paid about $894.5 million in aggregate for 76 million shares, according to a regulatory filing last December. Spanish energy company Repsol said today it agreed to buy Calgary-based Talisman for $8 a share, valuing Icahn’s stake at $608.5 million.

  • Reply to

    Aldi is hiring

    by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 5, 2014 11:07 AM Flag

    Just got back from Aldi. They had all five registers open and busy. You used to see that on the weekends a lot of time but not on weekdays and certainly not in the morning. They are picking up a lot of business. No wonder they need to hire more people. Now they need to figure out how to enlarge their parking lot. The overflow is now parking in the Walgreens lot next door.

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    Prices in Chicago will be going up

    by shep21998 Dec 2, 2014 9:34 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 3, 2014 7:50 AM Flag

    Prices may be going up at Walmart but they will not be goind up at Aldi or Costco. They already pay 13.00 an hour or more. That means Walmart will lose more customers to Aldi and Costco.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 3:44 PM Flag

    Are you one of these people that try to find the negative in everything even when it is a positive like people getting jobs where they can make a lot more money than at Walmart? Why not look at the positives in life? Walmart not only spied on workers in the past but also on shareholders. Shareholders are the people who own the company. How sick was that?

    Wal-Mart’s surveillance of employees, shareholders and critics has many up in arms, including New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., who is now calling for the US Attorney General and the SEC to investigate Wal-Mart’s potentially illegal actions.

    Official Asks for Probe Of Wal-Mart ‘Surveillance’ [Wall Street Journal]

    The New York City Comptroller asked the U.S. Attorney General’s office and the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for what it called “ill-considered and possibly illegal surveillance operations” directed at shareholders who submitted proxy petitions.

    In letters to both agencies, Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., citing a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, said he was “particularly troubled by reports that Wal-Mart engaged in chilling and truly outrageous surveillance activities.”

    The April 4 article detailed the company’s extensive surveillance of employees, critics and shareholders. As one example, the article detailed how internal security groups were asked to investigate shareholders who had submitted proposals that could potentially disrupt the company’s annual meeting and that the company was trying to block.

    The comptroller’s office submitted a proposal that requested the Wal-Mart board to abide by a corporate code of conduct for companies doing business in Northern Ireland. New York City’s Pension Funds hold approximately eight million Wal-Mart shares, currently valued at nearly $400 million.

    The April 4 article noted that in a January internal memo viewed by the Journal, a Wal-Mart official asked its internal security groups to “do some preliminary background work on the potential threat assessment for the Annual Shareholders Meeting,” listing the 14 submitted proposals. The official cautioned that the company’s efforts to thwart some of the petitions “can create a potential for a negative reaction from the shareholder group that submitted the proposal.”

    Shortly after the article ran, Wal-Mart contacted some of the shareholders to apologize, particularly for referring to them as potential threats. Mr. Thompson said the phone call didn’t appease his office

  • Reply to

    Aldi is hiring

    by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 3:26 PM Flag

    Friends and family of employees can apply. It is that opportunity to have a larger pool of potential workers to choose from. Again it looks like you have never worked in a business environment and where do you get the no skill work. All jobs require skill. Some have different education requirements and different physical capabilities but all jobs require some kind of skill. There is no such thing as a no skill job unless you are the child of the owner and all you are required to do is show up and do nothing all day.

  • Reply to

    Aldi is hiring

    by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 3:14 PM Flag

    Because a hiring event gets the word out and brings in all interested people and the hiring and interviews can be conducted in one day instead of stretching it out over a period of time and its pretty simple logic that the more you have to choose from the chances of top quality people increases. I guess you have never been in business and do not understand this kind of stuff.

  • taxfairnessforall by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM Flag

    I was at Aldi today and they had signs on the entrance and exit doors and on the wall about every ten feet in the bagging area. It said they are in need of workers and having a hiring event next Tuesday. Starting salary of $13.00 an hour. There are Walmart workers who have worked twenty years or more that still are not making $13.00 an hour. Think about that.

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    Avoid buying Walmart car batteries

    by pistachio_disguisey Nov 28, 2014 3:13 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Nov 28, 2014 3:50 PM Flag

    Who you deal with does make a difference. I had a similar problem this past summer. I had a battery that I bought at a local tire and auto service shop. They are local but have about 25 locations in our metropolitan area. The battery was about a year and two months old and it went dead one day. I charged it and drove for about a week and the same things happened again. I charged it overnight and drove it to the shop the next morning. He said they would check it out as soon as he could pull somebody off their job to do it. About twenty five minutes later he came to me and said we checked it out and it shows its fine but obviously you have some kind of intermittent problem occurring so he put a new one in and said it was free of charge. I didn't know if I would have to pay a prorated price or not so I was happy to get it for no charge. I've had no problem since then. Some will stand behind their products and treat their customers right and others will not.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Nov 16, 2014 8:52 PM Flag

    So you are saying Walmart can't compete? Appears that way. I make money off my membership. I get 2% of what I spend back and I got a check for $386.00 back last time and that is far more than the cost of my membership. Sams charges membership fees too and their wages are way below Costco. Costco is much more profitable than Sams. Walmart can't compete whether it be Walmart or Sams. Seems to be a Walmart specific problem.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Nov 16, 2014 8:22 PM Flag

    Store like Costco and Aldi already pay over $10.10 an hour to their workers so their payroll wouldn't see an increase. Wow! I can't believe you could not figure that out. Walmart will have to pay their workers more and they will either have to figure out how to do what other companies are already doing or go out of business.

  • Nothing would happen to food prices at stores like Costco and Aldi. They wouldn't see an increase in their payroll. If Walmart felt like they had to raise prices to cover the higher salaries they would just lose even more customers to other stores and would go out of business. Other stores have shown that they can have lower prices and better quality than Walmart and pay their workers higher wages so it has to be either a problem of greediness or bad management if Walmart feels food prices would have to go up. If they cannot compete on a level playing field than its best for the workers that they fold and they can work at a decent job at all the new stores that will open to replace Walmarts. It will save the taxpayers a lot of money also by not having to subsidize Walmart.

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    Why not in the United States too?

    by tigersnumberone962 Oct 28, 2014 8:46 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Oct 29, 2014 8:30 AM Flag

    Have you been to Denmark? Just read the few lines from the story about the fast food worker from Denmark. Much better off than an American fast food worker. Read these lines. No fast food workers in this country can say this.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Oct 15, 2014 4:04 PM Flag

    I would see a doctor about that double and triple vision problem you are having after that fall. It could be serious.

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