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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.
    An employer's job market and nothing but money. They've got it good.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I agree with you.

    I think the counter argument is that thing Bush called "compassionate conservatism", or what some call "responsible capitalism".

    That is, considering the vast disparity in wealth distribution in this country, would those holding the money be acting in a responsible and humane way if they raised wages a bit? Increased benefits a bit?
    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.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Now that is a hard nosed aproach and heartless!
    Its not heartless.

    What's heartless is lying to get a bill passed that targets the middle classes discretionary income and kills jobs.

    ObamaCare was heartless, and the Corporations have every right to spend on hoard their PROPERTY as they see fit.

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

    Can you blame them? Corporate America is in the crosshairs of our hipster president and his band of fools and assassins.

    Best let the the traitor leave office first, and then reconsider business strategies and models.

    That's certainly what we're doing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    An employer's job market and nothing but money. They've got it good.
    Elections have consequences, and so does ObamaCare.

    Morons elected a hard left ideologue who threw a huge wet blanket on the American economy and now they're blaming the Corporations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Why should it be up to me what a private company does with their money?

    (I mean, I get the economics of pools of money sitting in the hands of the few but we really have Congress and the Fed to thank for this economic model we have now.)
    Along with 30 years of coddling corporations and the wealthy in the insane hope that the wealth would "trickle down".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Elections have consequences, and so does ObamaCare.

    Morons elected a hard left ideologue who threw a huge wet blanket on the American economy and now they're blaming the Corporations.
    What a way to describe the fastest growing economy in the free world. You are a piece of work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Along with 30 years of coddling corporations and the wealthy in the insane hope that the wealth would "trickle down".
    It has to those not waiting for a handout. Too many expect it from 30-hour work weeks.

    There is so much money out there if you're willing to work for it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I agree with you.

    I think the counter argument is that thing Bush called "compassionate conservatism", or what some call "responsible capitalism".

    That is, considering the vast disparity in wealth distribution in this country, would those holding the money be acting in a responsible and humane way if they raised wages a bit? Increased benefits a bit?
    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.
    Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    1) one time bonuses for employees
    2) cut prices and see if sales increase and even more profits are made
    3) give out raises
    4) provide more benefits to employees
    5) provide an actual and HONEST cost of living increase to employees
    That's very anti conservative.
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