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Old 11-30-2012, 08:00 AM  
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Why are corporations doing so well as the economy struggles?

This is something I'd like to see your explanations on.

Corporations are recording record profits in 2012. Not good profits, record profits.

And yet our economy struggles at a little under 3% growth and a high unemployment rate.

Why, in your opinion, is the economy so bad yet businesses are doing so great?

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/20...orate-profits/

Record Corporate Profits
United States corporate profits reached a record high in the third quarter of this year, even adjusted for inflation, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
November 29, 2012, 3:00 pm



The increase from the second quarter was entirely a result of stronger business at home. Profits received from American-owned businesses abroad fell slightly in the third quarter, which may not be surprising given the recession in Europe and the slowdown in China.

Additionally, all of the growth in domestic corporate profits was accounted for by the financial sector.

Domestic profits of financial corporations rose $71.3 billion in the third quarter, after falling $39.7 billion in the second. Domestic profits of nonfinancial corporations, on the other hand, decreased $1 billion in the third quarter, after rising $27.8 billion in the second quarter.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:32 AM   #16
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Which is fine, but stop with the charade that the prospect of slightly higher taxes on corporate executives is the reason they're not firing.
Stick your head into the sand some more, it's not a charade. All the business I deal with tell me this first hand it's the primary reason. The uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, no federal budget, taxes are what's driving the lack of jobs.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #17
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Stick your head into the sand some more, it's not a charade. All the business I deal with tell me this first hand it's the primary reason. The uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, no federal budget, taxes are what's driving the lack of jobs.
Professionally speaking you seem to have a victim mentality.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #18
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They've figured out they can do it without hiring a bunch of people. All you have to do is scare the shit out of your remaining employees and they'll work longer hours for free.
Don't forget to have your workers agree to "temporary" salary cuts during these tough times. We'll return you to your normal wages soon.....






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Old 11-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #19
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Stick your head into the sand some more, it's not a charade. All the business I deal with tell me this first hand it's the primary reason. The uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, no federal budget, taxes are what's driving the lack of jobs.
Maybe they just don't want to do business with you.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #20
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Don't forget to have your workers agree to "temporary" salary cuts during these tough times. We'll return you to your normal wages soon.....






We promise. Any day now!
Times are tough. Everybody is having to make sacrifices. Just appreciate the fact that you have a job. I realize we said this last year, and the year before, but hopefully next year we'll be in position to give annual raises again.

Meanwhile, in the CEO's office:

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #21
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They've figured out they can do it without hiring a bunch of people. All you have to do is scare the shit out of your remaining employees and they'll work longer hours for free.
Illegal AFAIK. We watch this like a hawk in my company. No work off the clock. Zip. Zero. None. People get fired for working off the clock, no warning, no reprimand. First time and you are gone, it is that serious around here.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #22
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Stick your head into the sand some more, it's not a charade. All the business I deal with tell me this first hand it's the primary reason. The uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, no federal budget, taxes are what's driving the lack of jobs.
And you take them at face value? Adorable.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #23
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Looks like they've cut some dead weight and made operations more efficient. However, the consumer base hasn't rebounded to the point to justify expansion. Or they're sitting on cash for the tax bill. Or they're sitting on cash to hire lawyers to comply with the thousands of regulations coming down the pike. Or, or, or, or, or...Or is the very essence of uncertainty so until you fix "or" forget pumping cash into the system. I know for a fact that a lot of small business owners, those filing as S corps, are looking at the tax hike on individual tax rates on and that tax hike strikes right at the heart of whether they choose to hire or choose to pay the tax bill Obama is proposing. So they're sitting on assets or putting assets elsewhere until this thing plays out.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #24
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Professionally speaking you seem to have a victim mentality.
Professionally, what are your qualifications in this field.

Do you have references, clientele that can vouch for your expertise ?

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #25
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Maybe they just don't want to do business with you.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #26
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Illegal AFAIK. We watch this like a hawk in my company. No work off the clock. Zip. Zero. None. People get fired for working off the clock, no warning, no reprimand. First time and you are gone, it is that serious around here.
Pay your employees salaries! Magically.....the mythical 40 hour week becomes a 60 hour week. Shazaam!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #27
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Illegal AFAIK. We watch this like a hawk in my company. No work off the clock. Zip. Zero. None. People get fired for working off the clock, no warning, no reprimand. First time and you are gone, it is that serious around here.
There is no clock for salaried people.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #28
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #29
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And you take them at face value? Adorable.
Well, isn't this such a shallow post. There are other reasons to go with it but let's not get into the semantics of what and why, there are so many.
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Times are tough. Everybody is having to make sacrifices. Just appreciate the fact that you have a job. I realize we said this last year, and the year before, but hopefully next year we'll be in position to give annual raises again.

Meanwhile, in the CEO's office:

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