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    It just seems like if it was a good as you people say, Democrats like Mary Landrieu would still have a job.

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    And as for 2012, idiots who are drawn in by talking points and who equate Presidential qualifications to empty platitudes and bumper sticker slogans dont. really possess the ability to be objective and vote based on the issue's.

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

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    Well...I think we both agree that healthcare in the USA at this point in time is prohibitively expensive. We may never agree on how to resolve it. Reform is needed, however that reform must actually address the cost of actually providing healthcare. No government mandates are going to accomplish that. All government mandates do is shift the costs around and cause more administrative costs.....for instance the 10,000 new IRS agents to enforce obamacare. Workable reform must make providing healthcare cost competitive. That is how the free market is supposed to work. It's why you can go to a department store and purchase a decent 40 inch high definition television set for $400.00 or less rather then $1200.00 or more.
    Can't have a free market when the consumer does not directly pay for the product.

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    Sign ups are well under predictions. Oregon's website was a complete failure. Parts of it have been overturned in the courts with more decisions to come. Yeah, I know that giving you truth and facts will confuse you, but that's OK.
    Yes....very much below predictions.....which is why the Obama admin is doing robo-calls to notify Americans that the deadline for the ACA open enrollment period has been extended. I hung up on two of those calls yesterday at work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Well...I think we both agree that healthcare in the USA at this point in time is prohibitively expensive. We may never agree on how to resolve it. Reform is needed, however that reform must actually address the cost of actually providing healthcare. No government mandates are going to accomplish that. All government mandates do is shift the costs around and cause more administrative costs.....for instance the 10,000 new IRS agents to enforce obamacare. Workable reform must make providing healthcare cost competitive. That is how the free market is supposed to work. It's why you can go to a department store and purchase a decent 40 inch high definition television set for $400.00 or less rather then $1200.00 or more.
    yeah, we agree on part of it. however, i have trouble believing that the free market will ever provide an essential service with inelastic demand efficiently. i'm for addressing it the way that most other first world countries have. the fact that anyone ever goes broke due to illness or injury drives me nuts. we can do better than that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I still think it's funny that your username highlights the thing you seem to know nothing about.

    The employer mandate will affect very few businesses- those that have between 50-100 employees that do not currently offer insurance. 90% of those businesses already do, and virtually 100% do with 100+ employees.

    So the cash reserves of corporations have absolutely nothing to do with the ACA, and the employer mandate is a pretty small piece of the ACA anyway.
    Your lack of intellectual honesty is amazing. My own employer has over 600 employees on the payroll. The company is very much affected financially by obamacare. Yes.....they offered health insurance prior to obamacare, however under obamacare, providing that insurance is prohibitively more expensive. They are responding by limiting all low skilled new hires to part time status with 30 hours or less. And much of their capital spending is suddenly invested in technology that will allow one low skilled employee to do the work of four. It is you that is putting on an ignorance act in regards to obamacare and expecting everyone to buy into it. For instance the insurance that employers will be forced to offer under obamacare is not the same as the insurance they provided before obamacare. The mandates that come with what they have to provide under obamacare are considerably more costly. You seem to be trying so hard to put lipstick on the "pig" known as obamacare, that I sometimes wonder what you are gaining from those efforts.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Can't have a free market when the consumer does not directly pay for the product.
    Agreed.

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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.



    Of course its the American company's fault, greedy bastards that "they" are.....

    Of course it can't be the fault of insane tax laws, a hostile government, and a health care plan that's raping a nation
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Yes...this is all well and good...from a liberal commentator with liberal spin applied.

    But there's more to the story, as told by the American Enterprise Institute: Actually, the Obama spending binge really did happen - AEI | Economics Blog » AEIdeas


    Attachment 67182212


    Well, well, well......


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yeah, we agree on part of it. however, i have trouble believing that the free market will ever provide an essential service with inelastic demand efficiently. i'm for addressing it the way that most other first world countries have. the fact that anyone ever goes broke due to illness or injury drives me nuts. we can do better than that.
    When has any nation's government provided an essential service with inelastic demand efficiently without massive cuts in what is actually provided? I share your sympathy for those in any nation who go broke due to illness or injury, however removing the profit motive simply reduces available services. If we go to a single payer system, government bean counters will be making the decisions on how much high tech medical equipment is purchased. One example is MRI units. There are five of them within a 20 minute drive of my house. And I live in a rural area. If your doctor prescribes an MRI, chances are you get get one on the same day or within a few days. Under a single payer system, you would likely go on a waiting list as government bean counters would only fund a limited number of the machines. Look at how poorly the VA Healthcare system is running. I am sure you have heard of the recent scandals. Single payer would drop us down to that level of care.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Your lack of intellectual honesty is amazing. My own employer has over 600 employees on the payroll. The company is very much affected financially by obamacare. Yes.....they offered health insurance prior to obamacare, however under obamacare, providing that insurance is prohibitively more expensive. They are responding by limiting all low skilled new hires to part time status with 30 hours or less. And much of their capital spending is suddenly invested in technology that will allow one low skilled employee to do the work of four. It is you that is putting on an ignorance act in regards to obamacare and expecting everyone to buy into it. For instance the insurance that employers will be forced to offer under obamacare is not the same as the insurance they provided before obamacare. The mandates that come with what they have to provide under obamacare are considerably more costly. You seem to be trying so hard to put lipstick on the "pig" known as obamacare, that I sometimes wonder what you are gaining from those efforts.
    No. The insurance will be the same after the mandate is required. Insurance requirements have already been established a few years ago - nothing is changing there.

    Interestingly enough, your company is in a fantastic minority if it is finding insurance is prohiibitively more expensive post ACA. But then again, since you've demonstrated you cant even get the basic facts about your username right, I tend to doubt your story about your employer.

    So the bottom line is that no companies are hoarding cash to prepare for the employer mandate.
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