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CollegeFBRules
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re: obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue

Can you please explain to me how weak demand and people not spending money benefits business? That was the premise of his argument, which you duly destroyed with your quoted article.

Weak demand can be caused by many factors, but at no point does people hoarding their cash help business prosper.


darkhorse
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re: obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue
The deficit for OCt (the first month of our fiscal year) was 120 billion.







The math truly sucks with that!


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JohnnyKilroy
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You know I see a lot of people here scoffing at your statement but I haven't seen a single one offer anything to rebut your statement.





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Wild Thang
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I'm not saying anyone here can't support their arguments but it seems a little cheap of them not to provide sourcing for their complaints



Did you read what he posted? And how did he support his argument?


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tdt
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Can you please explain to me how weak demand and people not spending money benefits business? That was the premise of his argument, which you duly destroyed with your quoted article.

Weak demand can be caused by many factors, but at no point does people hoarding their cash help business prosper.


Yea I didn't say weak demand benefits corps, my point was the opposite. While large companies have done relatively ok and many of them have recovered a lot of their stock, profits aren't being driven across the board by strong growth. They still might have cash on hand, they still might be operating in the black, but there are ways to do that without driving greater YtY revenue increases, namely laying off employees, or in the case of large corporations that tend to have more inefficiency and more spending, they just cut stuff and tighten everyone's budgets. They don't spend at the levels they had previously been spending and they won't until the demand and growth and revenue side of their equation recovers.

My musing was that if we are going to deal with the deficit, and new taxes are coming, is it so unthinkable to imagine that some corporations might find themselves worse off if they saw no tax increases, but their clients got hit with one and the demand for their products fell even further as a result? Might one of these companies see the benefit of some sort of corporate tax if their buyers were to escape a tax increase?

Do I think many companies would ultimately make the trade? Probably not. But I enjoyed the little temper tantrum it caused here.


Wild Thang
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But I enjoyed the little temper tantrum it caused here.


Sure you did.

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some corporations might find themselves worse off if they saw no tax increases


I don't know what to say.


tdt
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re: obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue
I don't doubt it.


Wild Thang
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I don't doubt it.


It's an amazing thought process. That's all I got.


junkfunky
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It's an amazing thought process.


I'm almost envious.

Sorry for the bump, I wasn't paying attention.
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accnodefense
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re: obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue
And then next year he will say we need 2 trillion in revenue

Then the next year 2.4 trillion in revenue

It will never end, liberals will never be satisfied with the amount of money there is to spend.


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accnodefense
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some big corps are having demand problems right now, many of them might actually benefit from less cash on hand if their buyers had more




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LSURussian
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re: obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue
How's your housemate doing these days?

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some big corps are having demand problems right now, many of them might actually benefit from less cash on hand if their buyers had more


otto didn't capitalize the first letter in his sentences either and he wrote run on sentences.

Hmmmmmm......



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bamafan1001
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They still might have cash on hand, they still might be operating in the black, but there are ways to do that without driving greater YtY revenue increases, namely laying off employees


Is a company really growing when they are downsizing? Sure becoming more efficient can help a business but why would you assume businesses have to have less cash to initiate become more efficient? For your argument to work, we must assume corporations have lots of employees whose jobs really arent necessary.

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is it so unthinkable to imagine that some corporations might find themselves worse off if they saw no tax increases, but their clients got hit with one and the demand for their products fell even further as a result?


Of course businesses would be worse off if their buyers got hit with taxes. You cant really say though that it is better for the corporation to get hit with the taxes. To regain the lost revenue they might have to raise prices, lower salaries, and layoff employees. Doesn't sound like a good business plan, does it?


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SmackoverHawg
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He definitely needs to accompany this with major entitlement reform and tax code reform. This should be about everybody doing their part, from top to bottom, to do something about the deficit.

I could live with this. I have no problem paying my "share". I do take issue with all those demanding I pay more while they pay nothing. We all live here. Everyone should take a hit. Isn't that the FAIR thing to do?


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Wild Thang
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Sorry for the bump


I made it my sig last night when I read it.


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La Place Mike
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re: obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue
You say this like it will actually accomplish something.


tdt
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Is a company really growing when they are downsizing? Sure becoming more efficient can help a business but why would you assume businesses have to have less cash to initiate become more efficient? For your argument to work, we must assume corporations have lots of employees whose jobs really arent necessary.


You aren't growing when downsizing, but that doesn't mean you can't also still turn profits. I also am pretty sure that when the recession hit lots of corporations did have and find many employees whose jobs they decided weren't really necessary. Lots of companies got too fat and after the recession got a lot more efficient in order to continue being competitive and profitable.

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Of course businesses would be worse off if their buyers got hit with taxes. You cant really say though that it is better for the corporation to get hit with the taxes. To regain the lost revenue they might have to raise prices, lower salaries, and layoff employees. Doesn't sound like a good business plan, does it?


I never said it would be better for them to get hit with taxes as a stand alone issue. I basically just said, "if someone is going to pay the debt, i wonder if there are any corporations who would be better off with slightly higher taxes if it meant their customer base avoiding a tax hike that would potentially depress consumer demand even further, which would then continue the cycle of weak growth, more cost cutting and more lay-offs."

I feel like this is probably how the first person to ever propose a sale was treated.


Duke
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"if someone is going to pay the debt, i wonder if there are any corporations who would be better off with slightly higher taxes if it meant their customer base avoiding a tax hike that would potentially depress consumer demand even further, which would then continue the cycle of weak growth, more cost cutting and more lay-offs."


Who do you think ends up paying those corporate taxes? They generally get passed on to the consumer.


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constant cough
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obama proposing 1.6T in new revenue



Yeah because Washington doesn't have enough of our money all ready.


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Wild Thang
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Lots of companies got too fat and after the recession got a lot more efficient in order to continue being competitive and profitable.



As long as they are private I could care less. What you described is the fed govt, which we pay for.


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