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Get the corps off their stockpiles of cash


Have you considered why money velocity is so low?






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jcole4lsu
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Get the corps off their stockpiles of cash

see above dividend chart
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get more money into hands of consumers

see above dividend chart
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increase tax revenues.

see above dividend chart


oh and @ this still being a revenue problem






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TheHiddenFlask
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And that $$ generated by corporations is much more likely to be wasted on cozy giveaways and wasted buyback programs than they are to be transferred to shareholders.


Buyback programs are transfers to shareholders. I have come to generally like you, but you are way off base/out of your league here.






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Taxing Authority
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Get the corps off their stockpiles of cash, get more money into hands of consumers (instant stimulus), increase tax revenues.

Round 1 = Obama
More lunacy. And it contradicts your first post. Dividends are a method of distributing profits you villify in in your OP.

So all Obama "succeeded" in doing is encourage taking profits in lieu of spending money on GDP growing capital expansion. IOW corps aren't spending money on short-term nor long-term growth. They are giving the "evil" owners more money to avoid the coming tax increases.

Corpos have decided it's better to take $1 in profit today than $3 in three years because of the tax implication. Guess what... we'd get more tax revenue off of taxing the $3 at today's rate than we will taxing the $0 in profit next year with higher tax rates.

If that is "success" we are doomed to an ever declining GDP. Congrats... you voted for it.



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dewster
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After Japan made recent changes to their tax code, America's corporate tax rate is now among the world's highest.

Probably worth mentioning that.

Carry on.



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cahoots
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c'mon i know you're a smart guy. worker pay is low because there's an increasing disconnect between the skills demanded by high paying jobs and the number of people with those skills, coupled with a high supply of lower skilled workers that drive incomes of lower level positions down. also corporate downsizing flooded the market with highly qualified individuals who took jobs below their pay grade. the domino effect of this hit the lower middle class the worst.

employees with the same skillset generally do not make significantly more money in environments outside the US.



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cahoots
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again thats the marginal rate you're talking about, not the effective rate

it seems like some of you want to use the govt as a scapegoat without looking at the more prominent underlying issues. the govt sucks sometimes but their impact is being overstated here



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a want
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Laugh at your own stupidity. The cost ALWAYS gets passed to the consumer.

No it's not.

It's kind of like the saying "everyone knows when you lower taxes, you always generate more revenue".

Sometimes it works that way, and sometimes it doesn't.






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Taxing Authority
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I'm still wondering why with four years of >8% unemployment people expect salaries to be rising.





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EthanL
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Are we just obligated to defend corporations (if you are a Republican) because Obama is trying to 'stick it to them'?

The talking points of the GOP are idiocy, unbelievable, and selfish:

"Let's reduce the corporate tax to zero."
Makes NO sense. Record profits in a slumping economy does not compute...

"Let's extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich."
Why? So they can create 'so-many' jobs for America?

"The deficit is out of control. My children are being robbed of their future." News flash: 15 million children in this country live in poverty. Their is no future for them economically. They suffer physical, mental, and emotional problems. It impairs their ability to learn. They will never do better than a low-wage job.

I'll say this as kindly as possible: Frick your children's future. Frick your college trusts, your stock options, your IRA's, your 2nd homes, your entire portfolio.

America is suffering; it is obscene that people are concerned only about themselves and their wealth.

You guys are a joke.






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gatorsimz
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What conclusion are you trying to draw? You can't really draw much of a conclusion on profits unless you also look at revenue and capital expenditure numbers --which that pathetic "article" didn't do.

Of course corporations are making tons of profit. They aren't investing in capital expenditures. Spend no money means higher profits. It also means a slowing economy in the near term and long term.


this. when you're not spending money investing and expanding you tend to increase profit. big corps are going to sit back and look pretty. its funny, liberals don't understand these policies are making big banks and corporations even bigger while squeezing the small businesses. actually, they probably don't like small businesses either so they probably don't care






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StrangeBrew
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Whyare you worried about what others do with their money? You must be for larger central government.

it was tried many times already and failed pretty quickly.



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gatorsimz
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"Let's reduce the corporate tax to zero."
Makes NO sense. Record profits in a slumping economy does not compute...


i've never heard anyone say reduce their rate to zero.

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"Let's extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich."
Why? So they can create 'so-many' jobs for America?


rich people gonna rich, no matter if they're taxed at 40% or 30%. my issue is raising taxes on one group of people when it will do absolutely nothing to balance the budget or strengthen the economy.

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"The deficit is out of control. My children are being robbed of their future." News flash: 15 million children in this country live in poverty. Their is no future for them economically. They suffer physical, mental, and emotional problems. It impairs their ability to learn. They will never do better than a low-wage job.


wut? this debt means the possibilty of our children paying 80-100% more in taxes than we do. and you know those kids in poverty, well once inflation kicks in because of this debt there will be 15 million more children in poverty since gas, food, electricity prices will all rise but their parent's paycheck won't.

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I'll say this as kindly as possible: Frick your children's future. Frick your college trusts, your stock options, your IRA's, your 2nd homes, your entire portfolio.


frick your liberal arts degree, frick your student loans, frick your studio apartment, frick your entire chain wallet

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it is obscene that people are concerned only about themselves and their wealth.


you're damn right im only concerned with my family and my wealth, it's called fricking freedom. if you don't like it you can GTFO of America






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llfshoals
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cant figure out who is dumber, you or rocket. its a tough one.


Tiger, easy.

Unless Rocket is a barner too. I mean come one, liberal progressive + barner??

I'm surprised he can process oxygen....wait...I figured out who Tiger is.

He's Junior Rosegreen.






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Yea, low wages have everything to do with evil corporations, right?





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Willie Stroker
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I bet you think your work pays half of your SS too.


And also thinks the employer (rather than the employee's labor) pays for an employee's healthcare.






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Willie Stroker
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America is suffering; it is obscene that people are concerned only about themselves and their wealth.

You guys are a joke.


America is suffering. So why is the solution to take more money OUT of the economy and give to the political whims of politicians motivatd by the next election cycle?






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LSURussian
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How much did GE pay in taxes in 2011? Nothing.



LINK


The link you gave says nothing about 2011, dummy.






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LSURussian
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I'm still wondering why with four years of >8% unemployment people expect salaries to be rising.


Ironically total wages have never been higher. The dumbass Aubie's OP link contains the following statement...which he conveniently ignored:

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That's despite the fact that modest hiring by employers lifted total wages to a record $6.88 trillion in the third quarter.






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LSURussian
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15 million children in this country live in poverty. Their is no future for them economically. They suffer physical, mental, and emotional problems. It impairs their ability to learn. They will never do better than a low-wage job.


Newsflash: the poorest children in the U.S living in "poverty" have a better standard of living than half the children living outside the U.S. I've worked there and seen those children in Africa and Asia.



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