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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    We'll be better off when Obama is out of office.
    That depends on who takes over in 2012 or 2016, as the case may be.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That depends on who takes over in 2012 or 2016, as the case may be.
    Yea, no body on the current repub roster looks more desirable
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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Yea, no body on the current repub roster looks more desirable
    Romney 20 years ago would have been my vote but man, he's unrecognizable now.

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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Yea, no body on the current repub roster looks more desirable
    Romney has some good economic experience. The guy from Utah, the one lacking name recognition (can't remember his name just now) might be OK. The rest of them are little better than Larry, Curly, and Moe.
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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    This thread is too much.

    The role of a CEO is to improve the value of the company they work for. While profitability is certainly an important piece in gaining market capital, it is not as black or white as many make it out to be.

    For example, a company that gives all of their profits to shareholders will not be nearly as valuable as if they were to retain it as cash (or owners' equity). This is an essential rule to financial modeling; markets will always discount dividends PRIOR to disbursement, ceteris paribus.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    This thread is too much.

    The role of a CEO is to improve the value of the company they work for. While profitability is certainly an important piece in gaining market capital, it is not as black or white as many make it out to be.

    For example, a company that gives all of their profits to shareholders will not be nearly as valuable as if they were to retain it as cash (or owners' equity). This is an essential rule to financial modeling; markets will always discount dividends PRIOR to disbursement, ceteris paribus.
    With that said, how many CEO's actually do this?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You're optimistic.
    HOPE and CHANGE baby!! Hope and Change....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    HOPE and CHANGE baby!! Hope and Change....
    If we want hope we need change

    If we hope to keep our change than we really need change



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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/business/03pay.html

    Resurgent executive pay has some corporate watchdogs worried that companies have already forgotten the lessons of the bust. Boards have promised to tie executive pay to company success, but by some measures pay is rising faster than performance. The median pay raise for chief executives last year — 23 percent — was roughly in line with the increase in net corporate profits. But it far exceeded the median gain in shareholders’ total return, which was 16 percent, as well as the median gain in revenue, which was 7 percent.

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    Re: The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    You are either dreaming or smoking some serious stuff if you believe that..

    We have had the tax cuts for about 10 years now.. Where are the jobs??

    Republicans haven't let the dems make any major changes.. The tax cuts at the cost of $320 billion a year are still there.. Stimulus wasn't as big as we wanted.. No public option to control healthcare costs.. And you shmucks look to dems to fix this..

    Welcome to the republican economy..

    Which is better for the economy?? Some moron putting his millions in the bank to do nothing?? Or lower class people getting a raise who will most definately spend it buy things they don't have??

    If you need belp with that then your an idiot..

    The 3% of the people that are rich do not stimulate or drive the economy.. The 97% that are not so rich do.. The sooner republicans realise that the better.. Help the poor and you help the economy.. Not that you all care.. You are trying to kill the economy to regain the white house.. The drun beat blaming the dems has already started.. Even though repubs have prevented the dems from actually fixing the economy..

    Typed using my Evo Shift.. Sorry for typos..
    Again more of the same unthinking sh*t we hear from the talking heads … The Bush tax cuts were all set to expire … your high and mighty dems . . held the house .. the senate and the white house .. they controlled the government … For the tax cuts to expire … nothing had to be done .. no vote needed to be taken .. just sit back and do nothing .. . something libs are very good at …. but in this case .. “they” choose to extend said tax cuts .. Did Republican want to extend those same cuts .. of course they did .. but they were incapable of doing so.

    It's time to stop blaming others … and take responsibility for the extension of those tax cuts .. Now I realize that liberals never want to take responsibility for anything when they feel they can blame others for their own action …

    The public option … again didn't need one republican vote to pass … you had the 60 democrats in the senate ..(59 with 1 independent that caucused with dems) how is it that dems couldn't get their chit together to pass it ? The fact that your own liberal party couldn't get things done is no fault of the republicans

    Well you are right that the middle class do more to drive the economy, you are wrong is dismissing that 3 percent so easily .. because you can like it or not .. but those 3 percent are the very people that create those middle class jobs that give the people the money to drive the economy.
    It's clear they aren't using their money to create jobs .. I feel it would be better to get off the blame game … and find out what is holding them back from doing so, and fix those problems. Like it or not it's the wealthy that creates the jobs that allows all those middle class people to spend more … which in turn expands our economy and creates a need for even more jobs.

    It's a circle that needs both to expand our economy ..
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