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  • The Company would soon not exist

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  • The Company would last for some time, but eventually fold

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  • The Company would still compete with other top corporations

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  • The Company would be very successful!

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Thread: If America Was a Company......

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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    yes... there IS. Not sure where you have been working but EVERY corporation has a policy regarding expenditures, ROI and
    That isn't monetary policy, that's fiscal policy.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    ..... and run by Two sides that act like Republicans and the other like Democrats... and this includes ALL the spin doctors....
    When you put that company up with others, such as what you see in the Forbes Top 500, what do you feel would happen?


    I personally see not the good of the Company but 90% of the time, for the good of ONE side of Top Management over the OTHER side of Top Management. And as this goes on I see the company that lies and screws its employees. I also see a company that can not compete against other companies. I can see BOTH sides of Top Management ETERNALLY trying to blame and destroy the OTHER side of Top Management, while the good of the WHOLE company becomes ripped apart in a power struggle. And as this happens... the whole company becomes disfunctional. Its doesnt FOCUS on sales. Doesnt FOCUS on working together to get the job done.
    I see a company that will NOT last and should not last.

    While other companies internally work for success in a professional manner..... they compromise and listen to ALL departments to achive a common goal...
    I don't think comparing a country to a company is a good idea.

    A company has only one overriding purpose: to make a profit selling a good or service. They do that however they can.

    The purpose of a government is to set policies within it's area of governance, and in a democratic government to do so while balancing the various interests within that area. That is quite different from how a company operates.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    If you tried to run America like a company, then we would be screwed.

    For one, companies tend to be autocratic, not democratic. There go your civil liberties.

    For two, companies tend to be focused on profits, not welfare and security. There goes your infrastructure.

    For three, companies tend to be short term thinkers when it comes to resources. There goes anything of nature and beauty for your grandchildren to inherit.

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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Fine God damnit! This is a WHAT IF... senario! Im NOT saying that the Country IS a company or is run like a company. BUT... WHAT IF IT WAS!? I thought this thread would be fairly easy to understand but Im wrong.
    Yeeesh...
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    That isn't monetary policy, that's fiscal policy.
    What is the difference between fiscal and monetary policy?
    Monetary policy is typically implemented by a central bank, while fiscal policy decisions are set by the national government. However, both monetary and fiscal policy may be used to influence the performance of the economy in the short run.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Fine God damnit! This is a WHAT IF... senario! Im NOT saying that the Country IS a company or is run like a company. BUT... WHAT IF IT WAS!? I thought this thread would be fairly easy to understand but Im wrong.
    Yeeesh...
    Umm OK. If the United States was a company, it probably wouldn't be a very good one. Just like if Exxon was a nation, it probably wouldn't be a very good one. If the Democratic Party were a family, it would be a dysfunctional one. And if a Freedom House report was a comic book, it probably wouldn't be a very entertaining one.

    What's your point?
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm OK. If the United States was a company, it probably wouldn't be a very good one. Just like if Exxon was a nation, it probably wouldn't be a very good one. If the Democratic Party were a family, it would be a dysfunctional one. And if a Freedom House report was a comic book, it probably wouldn't be a very entertaining one.

    What's your point?
    My point is if the people that ran a corporation acted like the leaders of this Nation (unprofessional and self serving) then the company wouldnt last very long. And thats what Im seeing now in this country! The way these politicians act is horrible! Especially the Conservatives! Thier main goal is to make Obama a 1 Term President? REALLY? Geeeee... I thought it was to freakin serve Americans by making thier lives better. By making jobs. By creating a strong economy. By following the Constitution..... NOT expending a HUGE amount of money and influence getting the President fired!
    THis Country NEEDS to act like more like a corporation if it wants to survive. It needs to balance the books. Work TOGETHER to get things done for the greater good of our Nation. Not this Child-like Partisan BS.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    My point is if the people that ran a corporation acted like the leaders of this Nation (unprofessional and self serving) then the company wouldnt last very long. And thats what Im seeing now in this country! The way these politicians act is horrible! Especially the Conservatives! Thier main goal is to make Obama a 1 Term President? REALLY? Geeeee... I thought it was to freakin serve Americans by making thier lives better. By making jobs. By creating a strong economy. By following the Constitution..... NOT expending a HUGE amount of money and influence getting the President fired!
    THis Country NEEDS to act like more like a corporation if it wants to survive. It needs to balance the books. Work TOGETHER to get things done for the greater good of our Nation. Not this Child-like Partisan BS.
    Then our political culture needs to change or we need to legislate around the problem. In particular, promote republicanism or reform our bicameral legislature into something resembling a parliament.

    It's worth noting that ultimately politicians are responsive to the people, and that the American people bear the lord's share of the responsibility for the state of our society. If a politician tried to be efficient, honest, and virtuous, they would be punished at the ballot box. The politicians who are most rewarded are the ones who (1) give more services, (2) impose fewer taxes, and (3) successfully convince people that the resulting problems are the fault of other politicians.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    My point is if the people that ran a corporation acted like the leaders of this Nation (unprofessional and self serving) then the company wouldnt last very long. And thats what Im seeing now in this country! The way these politicians act is horrible! Especially the Conservatives! Thier main goal is to make Obama a 1 Term President? REALLY? Geeeee... I thought it was to freakin serve Americans by making thier lives better. By making jobs. By creating a strong economy. By following the Constitution..... NOT expending a HUGE amount of money and influence getting the President fired!
    THis Country NEEDS to act like more like a corporation if it wants to survive. It needs to balance the books. Work TOGETHER to get things done for the greater good of our Nation. Not this Child-like Partisan BS.
    Well, that's the question, isn't it? Exactly what should be done for the greater good of our Nation?

    We all have different thoughts on the matter. And all those different thoughts should be heard. And we should never stop those different thoughts from being said. Which means we should keep up with those arguments.

    I know it is often said that "the people need leadership right now." Well, you know what? No. I don't need a leader. I don't need people to tell me what to do. I've had people trying to tell me what to do all my life. And every time I've tried to listen to them, nothing but bad has happened because of it.

    So I don't want my politicians to work together. I want them to work against each other. Because the more they focus on screwing over each other the less I'll have to worry about them screwing me over.

    And the more arguing that happens in politics the better I can follow my own conscience rather than be forced to follow what others push through into law that goes against my own conscience. And I'm personally better off for that.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    I think America is a corporation. Without a doubt a corporation. Look at the new laws written in the past decade. Almost 100% of them are dealing with corporate law. The rights of the individual are being put behind the rights of the corporations. Example credit card debt can no longer be declared on bankruptcy. Another fine example lets take the current president Obama. His annual salary is somewhere in the 400k range... or 1.6 for the four years... Now his campaign raised 650 million... Now tell me the USA is not a corporation with a blue puppet at the helm cause the red puppet was an idiot. Further proof... Not one of the crooks from Wall Street or Goldman Sacks has been indited for crimes against the american tax payer.. Further proof General Electric and Exon didnt pay a cent in taxes last year.....

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