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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    That's the essence of life sir.
    And that's why I don't really want to live in the same country as you. How about you take half the country and we take half the country and we see who's doing better in 50 years?
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's your party that gave GE a free ride on taxes...
    And how much did that benefit the economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Do you really think that the U.S. government is doing a good job competing for jobs. Capital is fungible, it can move wherever it gets the best return. Ignoring this is like putting your hands up to block an incoming wave and thinking you will not get wet.
    They have plenty of capital yet haven't been using it to create American jobs. Insert futility metaphor.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But we should definitely give them more tax breaks so that they deem it useful enough to bestow upon us the blessing of jobs.
    It'll surely work THIS time!
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I say rock on for the companies. They are doing what is smart for the business. They don't exist to provide jobs.
    That attitude may very well be the catalyst in the future for the mass's to erupt and "TAKE" everything the rich has and maybe more....dont push their hand...it can very well happen

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Moon's right. The article cites companies doing well and then cites other companies laying off. Need an example of a firm doing both. Not different firms doing one or the other.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    The essence of capitalism: I've got mine, and **** everyone else.
    the essence of socialism

    I can get wealthy by telling those who are too lazy to get theirs that if they give me power I will take stuff from a few and give it to them



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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And how much did that benefit the economy?



    They have plenty of capital yet haven't been using it to create American jobs. Insert futility metaphor.

    jobs are a way for a company to obtain a commodity known as labor

    if they don't need labor why should they buy it

    its like the USPS when they obtained a bunch of new LSMs which made the need for lots of clerks obsolete. of course one of the reasons why the USPS is a few billions in the hole is that the unions forced them to find work for people whose jobs were no longer needed when high speed sorting machines were installed

    so demand for a product or service doesn't necessarily mean that company will have to add labor but rather up its capability to increase production or service



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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    The essence of capitalism: I've got mine, and **** everyone else.
    My feelings here are complicated but I'm curious. How many people do you employ?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    My feelings here are complicated but I'm curious. How many people do you employ?
    None, which I'm pretty sure you already know. Is there a point you'd like to make based on that?
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    None, which I'm pretty sure you already know. Is there a point you'd like to make based on that?
    Sure. It's tough to make some of the judgements you are with no facts and no experience.

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