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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen.Seven View Post
    Why would they? What's their incentive?
    Their sense of conscience? A sense of what is right and what is wrong? Assuming that a compassionate conservative really does exist, and I happen to know a few do exist.

    Or is it right that the 99:1 ratio exists as it does in this country today? I say no.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Taking of life, liberty or property requires due process of law - we have yet to establish such a law. On what basis could how one chooses to spend (or not spend) their earnings allow the government to seize those earnings? PPACA comes very close yet sets clear limits as to how much can be taken and under what conditions.

    if I recall correctly, the govt did exactly that during WW2 with rationing and collection of resources.

    given the modern state of the Post911 Patriot Act USA, hoarding of cash and its associated fallout on the US economy could be viewed as a national security concern/violation and hence, charter revocation.


    (no I do not think this *will* happen)

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    PPACA and MW laws have nothing to do with S&P 500 corps hoarding cash.

    Find something else to spin into a cause....something relevant
    Ever since the Bush induced Great Recession ended, corporations have been holding onto a bit more of their profits. No corporations are blaming the PPACA for this.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I'm sure everyone has ideas on what people or companies should do with their money, but does anyone have the right to tell people or businesses what to do with their money? Do you? Does the government?
    Until they see long term growth trends they will sit. They would be stupid not to. Their job is to make money, not squander it.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What benefit to the business would unilaterally increasing their labor costs (wages/benefits) provide? If the business later wished to expand then they would have less capital available as well as higher labor costs to contend with compared to their competition.
    Bean counters will always make the case that costs must be cut, so I understand your point.

    I guess what I'm saying is that some sense of justice start developing in this country, or at least in our corporate masters, what is right versus what is wrong. I say when so much of the total wealth is controlled by such a small part of society, that is a bad situation, ready for abuse, if it's not so already.

    And there are individuals who run businesses that take care of the employees, actually care about the employees rather than trying to cut costs at employee expense. Doesn't anybody take pride in caring for your fellow man, with something as ephemeral as small amounts of money?

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I think in this case it would be "thanks Congress". But presumably, from your chuckle, you believe there's no issue related to the ACA and businesses expanding and hiring during the uncertainty, nor any other chill related to the EPA, labour, and other issues directly affecting businesses. We'll see.
    "because Obamacare" seems threadbare

    Maybe you're entirely right.


    haven't seen the case you're making.

    No mention of Obamacare in the OP's article.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Depends on your definition of humane. Is it humane to encourage people to expect more than their labors actually are worth, discouraging them and others from bettering themselves? How "humane" would it be to take those wages and benefits away when economic times get tough?

    Sometimes what seems inhumane on a micro-scale is the best and most humane on the macro-scale. On a micro-scale, the individual, it may seem inhumane to let someone suffer the depredations of their own choices. While on the macro-scale, national or human wide, it is very much the best option and most humane for the most people.

    Loosers, aka, Leftist, should quit worrying or carrying about what others have and focus on achieving what they want through their own labors.
    I know what you mean, but I also know too many friends and acquaintances who have not been gainfully employed in years, despite their best efforts searching for work.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I know what you mean, but I also know too many friends and acquaintances who have not been gainfully employed in years, despite their best efforts searching for work.
    Elections have consequences.

    Maybe you should relay that onto your buddies.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Bean counters will always make the case that costs must be cut, so I understand your point.

    I guess what I'm saying is that some sense of justice start developing in this country, or at least in our corporate masters, what is right versus what is wrong. I say when so much of the total wealth is controlled by such a small part of society, that is a bad situation, ready for abuse, if it's not so already.

    And there are individuals who run businesses that take care of the employees, actually care about the employees rather than trying to cut costs at employee expense. Doesn't anybody take pride in caring for your fellow man, with something as ephemeral as small amounts of money?
    It is not so much that labor costs must be cut, but that they may not rise so much as to give the competition an artificial advantage. If company A becomes too generous then they start losing customers to company B which can then offer similar goods/services at lower prices. Do you shop for a fence/deck based on what the install crew gets paid or based on what that fence/deck costs you to have it built?
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Elections have consequences.

    Maybe you should relay that onto your buddies.
    Yes they have consequences, for sure, but the actual true benefit to the people is usually illusory.

    The theory that the people actually control the government by way of elections was shown to be invalid many years ago. I'm not against elections, I'm just saying they don't accomplish in reality what they do in theory.

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