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Beginning of the End Starts Third Week of January

Wehavemettheenemy Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:36 AM
Ransom replied, "Sure you keep losing your fixed costs. You lose your fixed costs until you recoup those costs. Duh. You have to see return on investment when you “invest” money into a new project like the Volt." I believe you are confusing start up costs with fixed costs. Please tell me you know the difference.
Bernard83 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:33 AM
Dear We;
Have you ever started or operated a business?
If so you know that the startup costs plus the fixed costs plus the operational and production costs equals the 'Cost' of a product. No profit can be made until the revenues from the sale of the product exceeds the 'Cost"
The difference is that Startup and Fixed costs are not on going while operational and production costs are ongoing.
A product that only generates enough revenue to offset the operational and production costs is not viable. Proper market analysis should indicate whether a sufficient market exists for any proposed product to be viable or not.
If viable proceed. If not, as is the case with the Volt, do not proceed with brining the the project to market.
BK22 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:09 AM
"We" would be out of business BEFORE that 10 year recovery occured....you just can't make this stuff up folks..and you wonder why Obama won a 2nd term.....LOL He wasn't very good at math either.
Steve539 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:23 AM
We, there are two primary issues involved here. Fixed cost and variable cost. Fixed cost are things like your building, etc, that remains as a cost regardless of how many "widgets" you produce and sell. If you make a budget and say that you are going to sell 1 million widgets, then you spread your fixed cost on a per unit basis over the 1 million widgets. Should you not sell at least 1 million widgets, then your per unit fixed cost goes up and you lose money. If you sell 2 million widgets, then you recouped your fixed cost on the first million widgets, and therefore you make even more money on the 2nd million widgets because that fixed cost goes to the bottom line as profit. That is a very simplistic explanation but it makes the point.

Georgia Boy wrote: Actually, President Obama has not raised taxes on anybody, but I think he will raise taxes on the wealthiest (back to historic levels) when he gets his second term. That said, Ransom is just another Rat-wing speculation, pretty much full of bovine manure. -France’s “No Limit” Tax Perfect for Zero

Dear Comrade Boy Georgia,

You’re right about Obama wanting to bring taxes to historic levels, although like most liberals you don’t understand what you are saying. Still, rest assured, if you did understand what you said about taxes at historic levels, you’d be for that too.

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