Diogenes: I blame regulations and taxes.
HeadLever: a retroactive rhetorical question?
WhyKnot: um...i hope people realize that the executive don't put the profits in their pockets...they pay shareholders and reinvest the money. Shareholders are me and you...our 401Ks...essentially when corporations do good, your retirement increases...why don't people understand that?
HeadLever: Ishkur: Besides, GE isn't going anywhere so long as they don't pay any taxes.They pay some taxes, albeit a very small amount compared to their income. If you want to change that, then get rid of the deductions they are eligible for. However, be aware that tax policy is one of the government's favorite social engineering tools. You give them tax breaks in exchange for them doing stuff you want. You eliminate those tax breaks, you eliminate your control over them.
Ritley: Not saying it's the case with TI, but companies absolutely do not look at the long term when making decisions. CEOs move the company in a direction that will maximize profit over the next few years, then leave with the obscene amount of money they made while the company flounders due to the unsustainable direction it took.
Beerguy: [www.quickmeme.com image 625x418][3.bp.blogspot.com image 264x400]
DarkSoulNoHope: The employees need to get ready with those bootstraps!
State_College_Arsonist: So, what, you want them to spend money on businesses that lose money?
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