Chappie (2015) - Official trailer
Comment: 1194 days ago
“I don't have a problem with people making money.” You seem to have a problem with it. That’s income inequality and you complain about it all the time.
“I don't have a problem with people making a lot of money, as long as it is within the rules that society agrees on” And those people do make their money within the rules. There are some exceptions like the mafia and drug lords and I would agree with those people should be removed from society. Can you give me an example of someone that made their money outside of the rules like Bill Gates, Walmart Family, Warren Buffet?
“not on the whim of the corporation” It’s both. Corporations work within the rules of society and at the whim of the corporation. If society did not want corporations doing something in particular, they can stop it by creating more regulation or rules against it. Can you give me an example of the “Whim of a corporation” that is making someone a lot of money that you disagree with? Is it Walmart selling cheap products that you don’t like? You don’t think Microsoft should be allowed to sell their operating system or office product? McDonalds should be forbidden from selling burgers? What is it?
“I have a problem with pay at the low end.” Then don’t work at that low end but also don’t tell a student what jobs they can have while trying to build experience and to pay for their books. You take the jobs you want and let others take the ones they want.
Important question and please answer this one: Do you think nobody should be allowed to volunteer their time for a cause they think is good such as volunteering at the homeless shelter, the zoo, or Quigly House? Should those people get paid at least $10.10 an hour? Should we make it illegal for students to take internships? That’s where they work for a company for free and get course credits but no pay.
“It is not ethical to offer someone a full time job on a wage they can't live on.” There are some jobs that just do not warrant that much money. We have people holding signs up at the edge of the road. Do you really think that person should get paid enough to support a family of 5, buy a 4 bedroom house, buy three cars, give them healthcare, and pay for all their food, clothing, water, sewage, and electric? That is what we call unskilled labor and you get a very low wage for that kind of work.
Perhaps you will get your wish some day when we replace all those low-end jobs with machines like the ATM. We also have beverage dispensers. Those are taking potential jobs away from people trying to start out.
You may not be old enough to remember but there used to be soda shops where people would go to just get a drink. Those days are gone because they have been replaced with technology. Just put your money in a machine and out pops a soda.
“And avoiding taxes.” Not happening but nice try again. We have already been through that and you were unable to find a company in the USA that is avoiding taxes. You tried the Apple company but failed. You must have believed something you heard in the media without fact-checking it yourself.
“I think the minimum wage should be a living wage” There is a big difference, in my opinion, between income inequality and minimum wage versus living wage. Income inequality is usually the 1% versus the 99% not the super poor versus the low class.