Actually we offer a fair price for our services, we feel no need to gouge our customers and often will have to bid on selected work with the government, often reducing our rates in order to get the job.
So yes, not gouging your customers is a good way to run a business.
So a restaurant raises the price of a sandwich from $4.00 to $4.25 and they're gouging their customers?
If these deals are in writing, part of the actual budget, there's nothing you have to wait for. Like increases, the cuts would be part of the legislation. So, no, a serious person would demand both. And increases can be done so that they pose no reserious effect on the economy.
So you're saying that if you owned a business, you would NEVER raise prices if you weren't profiting?
Is that a good way to run a business?
Sure, if business was booming but you still weren't profiting you might consider raising prices. But in the current situation, where you're not profiting because you've already lost a sizable number of customers, raising prices seems like a very stupid thing to do.
um...what was wrong with our economy in the ninties?
Not much. Gingrich and crew did a fine job. However, I was not talking about the economy. I was talking about the failed promises [read: lies] of the Democrats to cut spending in exchange for increased taxes.