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Another Excuse from Both Ways Barack

longball38884 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 1:16 PM
Businesses expand during economic slow downs all the time. It's not even unusual. Successful businesses are concerned with 5-10-20 year forecasts. Current economic downturns are often the best times to expand or build. Particularly build as during building busts are when they can build the cheapest. Right now, our nation could be rebuilding our infrastructure for 1/3 the cost of what it would cost after the economy rebounds.
Michael542 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 3:19 PM
However, if there are no clear reasons to make the expansion, the business will not do so no matter how cheap it gets. If you are never going to drive anywhere ever again, why buy knew tires or a new car?
Michael542 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 3:17 PM
The true story lies in your comment about the true costs of health care down the road. When an administration keeps business in the dark about policy, regulations and future costs, as this one does, business will sit on its cash until it knows what path to take. When no clear path is given for more than a few months at a time the economy stagnates, people get laid off and production falls while the unemployment rate skyrockets. Very basic.
glenbo02 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 2:33 PM
You forgot golf. 95 rounds and counting, 12 vacations for the first cow and more on the way.
mrhoskinson Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 2:26 PM
Gayle, I agree 100%. Everything costs more since the dollar keeps getting devalued and all Obummer does is bow, dance and sing! I don't need a Hollywood type in the White House anymore!
longball38884 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 1:53 PM
Businesses that make their decisions based on long term projections rather than short term conditions will find it cheapest to do their building when all the building crews are sitting idle. That's when they'll get the best price.
longball38884 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 1:47 PM
Actually, I was thinking of all the local businesses that just completed expansions.
Gayle__CO Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 1:28 PM
Are you kidding? When you say we could be rebuilding our infrastructure for 1/3 of what it would cost after the economy rebounds, you must be living under a rock. The cost of materials, transportation and labor, not to mention all the new rules and regulations that add to costs and time spent, make new projects way more expensive than they used to be. PLUS, employers must worry about the added costs to healthcare coming down the road along with the costs of more and more regulations. "longball," you meant your comments as satire right? Otherwise, we should call you, "longshot."

Now that the advance GDP growth number for the first quarter has come in lower than expected, the White House is trotting out their favorite excuse for a slow economy: not enough government spending.

Cue the soundtrack blaming the rich- and bin Laden.

If Obama could only dispatch the rich with the same resolution he bare-handedly killed Osama bin Laden, man, GDP sure would grow then, huh?      

These are probably the same distractions the administration will use next month when they revise downward the first quarter GDP number to 1.9 percent from the disappointing 2.2 percent advance...