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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Companies have $1.4 trillion in cash. Will they spend it? - Mar. 20, 2015



    I have a few thoughts on what they could do with it.
    It isn't my business. Do you have any cash in your possession? If so, why aren't you spending it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    LOL!!

    Okay. You go ahead and strive for your ideal. I'll continue to live in the real world.

    btw, what might seem to be ideal to you is against human nature. The only way you can achieve your ideal is by forcing it upon people. That seldom works. You might be better served by re-aligning your idea with reality. You'll piss less people off that way.
    Some folks are in an almost constant state of being pissed off, and reality tells me there is precious little I can do about that, even if I wanted to.

    So thanks for the advice, but I live in the real world too. Maybe you are not capable, but I am capable of telling the difference between an ideal expressed or desired, and the reality that will develop. For example, the ideal is that the electoral process in this country allows the government to be controlled by the voters.

    Reality, of course, is very much the opposite.

    The ideal is that conservatism and capitalism unbridled will bring up happy days and peace and opportunity for all. Reality, of course, is that we have essentially a fascist system in play, in which the government is controlled by special interests.

    So which world do you live in Mycroft? Ideal or real?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen.Seven View Post
    Demonstrating one's sense of conscience isn't required. What is required is funding the government and corporations already do that in spades, both directly and indirectly through taxes collected on wages paid. Anything else isn't their problem nor mine.
    Thank you for helping make my general point--demonstrating one's sense of conscience simply is not required in modern American life, no. We today do not need any sense of moral guidance. The bottom line is the only thing in life that is important.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    In other words: "Dump all their investment capital, expose themselves financially to anticipated future expenses and make liberals feel all warm and fuzzy."

    Businesses need to protect themselves from the ACA by having the funds available to make the expenditures that it would mandate. Until they know how that all pans out, they will be holding funds in reserve.
    Dump all their investment capital and expose themselves? No sir, I did not suggest that, you did.

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

    [QUOTE=iguanaman;1064449939]Reagan had the same problem explaining it. I would guess that it would help if you are from Haiti but I am not into the occult anyway.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/op...tion.html?_r=0[/QUOTE

    Reagan had no problem explaining it, he had no problem demonstrating it. And again, I will point out that you lack even a basic understanding of what trickle down economics is. And I am not impress with a Paul Krugman piece in the New York Slimes. Neither are anything close to objective.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yeah, i'm already aware that you think that the ACA is the worst. i don't like it either. i like single payer instead; you don't. perhaps we can skip three pages of sniping about it.
    My sniping overall will continue until Obamacare is repealed.
    However single payer would be going from very very bad to much much worse. More government control of healthcare is not the solution. Healthcare in the private market was affordable once upon a time. In my 20s and early 30s, I barely noticed my payroll deduction for healthcare. There are market based solutions that can make it affordable again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    My sniping overall will continue until Obamacare is repealed.
    However single payer would be going from very very bad to much much worse. More government control of healthcare is not the solution. Healthcare in the private market was affordable once upon a time. In my 20s and early 30s, I barely noticed my payroll deduction for healthcare. There are market based solutions that can make it affordable again.
    to provide an essential service with inelastic demand in which geographical immediacy is a crucial part of the formula? i'm skeptical about that. i also don't notice too many posters from single payer countries clamoring to trade health care systems with us. perhaps they don't like the prospect of going broke when their kid falls out of a tree.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Thank you for helping make my general point--demonstrating one's sense of conscience simply is not required in modern American life, no. We today do not need any sense of moral guidance. The bottom line is the only thing in life that is important.
    Demonstrating is not the same as having. As long as both parties honor their agreements, everything is good. If one side wants more just cuz without offering anything in return, well, there are various unflattering terms for them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen.Seven View Post
    Demonstrating is not the same as having. As long as both parties honor their agreements, everything is good. If one side wants more just cuz without offering anything in return, well, there are various unflattering terms for them.
    OK, I get it. One can be a "good guy", but can keep that fact well-hidden by acting like a cruel tyrant in his business dealings. But certainly his wife will testify that he is a "good guy". Yeppir, that make a lot of sense in this day and age. Actions don't really speak louder than words these days. For the gullible, words alone are all that is necessary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    to provide an essential service with inelastic demand in which geographical immediacy is a crucial part of the formula? i'm skeptical about that. i also don't notice too many posters from single payer countries clamoring to trade health care systems with us. perhaps they don't like the prospect of going broke when their kid falls out of a tree.
    But then people from most nations that have single payer do not know any better. They were born and raised on a nanny state healthcare system. And again, I not disagreeing that healthcare is prohibitively expensive. That is the point. If we go to a single payer system, healthcare will still be prohibitively expensive. The only difference is that the government will attempt to control the costs by rationing healthcare as well as how much they re-imburse doctors and hospitals. The result will be a much less profitable healthcare industry. That will in the long run result in less people getting into the medical system and less hospitals. Obamacare is already devastating small rural hospitals and clinics.

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