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" The officer fired after the veteran took a butcher knife out of his pocket and charged at Rosie."
"“Officer Rosie never called for backup or retreated back inside the police station,” the complaint said."
So what is this lawsuit going to do? Anytime a police officer is attacked, he is supposed to, first, call for backup; and second, run away????
Just how is a police officer supposed to do his job as well as defend his life if an armed attacker is coming after him? And do we really want our officers to run away whenever there is an incident?
I can sympathize that these parents lost their son, but it was their son's actions have led to the events that took his life. Does anyone feel like they can charge an armed police with a weapon, after the officer has engaged him? My bigger sympathies are to Officer Rosie , his boss and the taxpayers who will share in the expense of defending this lawsuit.
“My understanding is that they make between $17 billion and $23 billion in profits,” And worldwide, they have 2.1 million employees.
For simple math, let's say they make 21 billion in profits, divide that by 2.1 million employees, that's about $10,000.00 per employee per year. But remember that one third of that will be the tax overburden that all employers have to pay on their employees (Worker's comp, unemployment,payroll tax, etc...) So we end up with about $6,600.00 per employee, and if you divide that by 2000 work hours in a year, you end up with a raise of about $3.30 an hour. And that small wage will completely wipe out the profit that one of the largest employers in the world should be making.
Something will have to give. Either Walmart will have to raise their prices, or the employee force will have to be cut, and what of all of those people who got the $3.30 wage increase? Are any of them willing to work any harder for the extra wage increase?
The thing that many people do not realize, is that Walmart is immensely huge, over 2 million employees. They are entitled, as is any company on this planet, to make a profit off their workers. They do not make an exorbitant profit on their workers, it's just the scale of such a huge company, it all adds up.
Mainers are doing well enough in this recession, they can certainly stand some more taxation, let's just tax the day lights out of everything they do.
Let's not look too hard at some programs we pour millions of dollars into with out of state companies that don't even perform the services they are being paid to do, like the ride share program so the needy can get to doctor appointments. Let's just keep throwing money away into such programs, and just tax Mainers even more in these depressed financial times.
Just so the folks in Augusta understand, this is clearly sarcasm. Do your jobs better and stop wasting tax dollars. How about some oversight committees with some real clout to end the waste?