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  •  I Look At Things From A Bussiness POV (19+ / 0-)

    see what I do for a living, the majority of the public can't really afford to buy. See that is kind of a problem, cause clearly I have a small target audience then I'd prefer. And honestly as a marketing wonk I kind of look at the world as a various set of different target audiences.

    So how do I grew my target audience, well I either decrease my price (not what I want to do) or I hope more people make more money and can afford to buy what I sell.

    And that brings to me maybe my favorite quote of all time. Henry Ford, when once asked why he paid his workers about three times what his competition paid, he said:

    I want them to be able to afford to buy what they make.
    And IMHO that says it all. Do I really want to go to Wal-mart and pay maybe 10% more cause workers (just a lazy example) are making $17.50/hour. No not really.

    But that is short term thinking.

    People making more money will mean they might be able to buy what I make.

    That is a very good thing!

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:02:49 AM PST

    •  Yes, but, the Congress is in charge of what you (1+ / 0-)
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      use to pay.

      And the Congress has been rationing the currency.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:02:32 AM PST

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    •  Webranding: yes and no (9+ / 0-)

      I want people to be able to afford to live reasonably well on one income per family, with a 40-hour workweek, paid sick leave, paid vacation, and access to health care.

      "reasonably well" being not afraid the next thing that breaks on the car is going to cost them half the rent money, not being afraid that if they need to see a dentist they'll have to choose between that and buying groceries, not being afraid that if they join a union they'll be fired, not being afraid they'll never get out of debt from student loans, not being afraid their social security will go down the same toilet the 401ks that don't belong to "savvy CEOs" went down in 2002, and 2005, and 2007, and 2010 ...
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      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:57:55 AM PST

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