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Surprise: U.S. Corporations Pulling Back Investments

nodeamass Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 5:13 PM
Other businesses use massive propaganda(advertising) to convince people to buy a product that has a value a hundredth of it's cost. Cosmetics , the raw materials of which are pennies vs the retail cost, or sodas, are great examples of how massive propagansda(advertising) convinces people to buy worthless or cheap stuff at high prices. See, it's easy understanding how business works. Make a product and use marketing , hype, regulations, lobbyists, or anything else(kneecapping) to sell that product at a value many times its production cost. Sometimes the business needs to hire slave/child labor like many of the cocoa makers which end up as chocolate. It helps to operate your business where there are murderous dictators(partners)
Cash4 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:15 AM
Raw material might cost pennies to the dollar, but after adding labor, regulations, taxes (cities, county, state, and federal), these pennies turn into big dollars. Advertising products in a market that has hundreds of the same products under different names is costly. Margins have to be put on the products because overhead (utilities, insurances, etc), have not been lowered by others. These businesses hire people, people work, pay taxes, increase government revenues.
PIKEMASTER Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:28 AM
Commies like you hate Capitalism, where everybody grows, prospers and lives free, and are allowed to keep their property. Oh, that's right Marxist/Stalinist commies like you love to sit by and let us work our tails off, only for you to stroll on in and take it from us.

Guess what poopy-head, it has been tried before countless times, and it failed miserably after it destroyed hundreds of millions of lives................Let's give it another chance! (Because yes!...... we really are this stupid!)

You are just jealous and full of hate..................it shows.
Humphrey Applebee Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:43 PM
Blah blah blah blah. Hear any communist speak on campus and you hear the same stuff. It's funny how few marxists and commies there are in the real world vs. how many of them are in the ivory tower.
Jon Russo Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:11 PM
I thought s/he was talking about Obama: costs more than advertised, cheap stuff at high prices, massive propaganda to sell, etc.

The "child labor" are future serfs in the New America who haven't voted on the debt but will be expected to pay for it.

Everyone knows by the now there is a fiscal cliff looming and everyone knows President Obama wants to raise taxes on "millionaires and billionaires," which is actually anyone making more than $250,000 per year. With the recent talk from Obama, saying there is no way he will budge on a tax increase for the country's "rich," corporations are naturally pulling back their investments and cutting workers.

U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery.

Half of the nation's 40 biggest publicly...