Originally Posted by blaise
No, my response isn't, "tough luck." You're the one suggesting the corporations in question here; the ones in the OP, are handling profits in an unethical manner. What specifically are you saying the corporations in question should spend that money on?
I'm not defending anything. You're the one making a judgement on their profits. If that's the case then state what they should be doing, specifically, with their money that they're currently keeping as profits.
Aside from general BS like, "put it back in the economy."
I don't generally disagree with you. Companies don't really "owe" anything. They are separate entities beholden to their own interests and not for the greater good.
But what all of this news does is make me continually roll my eyes at this narrative that the big bad business hating Obama administration is this killer of businesses...this free market hating monster that hates profits and...I don't know there is a lot of hyperbole it goes on from there.
Good businesses get praised for personal responsibility and being smart! Bad businesses get to blame Obama or the government for their own failures in the free market.
The free market can be a cruel bitch but the left always gets cast as the villain for some reason.
It is a troublesome thing to think about because I see both sides. I agree companies are free to do whatever is in their best interest because they have earned that...but Fish is damn right...we lay out the red carpet for them...our municipalities bend over backwards for them (a lot of times at their own peril) and everyones return for that has been a shit sandwich.