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  1. The_Duck_Master

    The_Duck_Master Elite Refuge Member

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    No, they're not stupid. That doesn't help the economy/trade deficit/tax revenues like increasing employment or production capacity here, though.
     
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    Well... Someone is investing in jobs, as the unemployment rate is down, and the black unemployment rate is at an all time low...

    I think that the lowering rates probably have less to do with Trump and more to do with not being Obama or Clinton... But someone(s) is/are investing in jobs...
     
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    They claim that they have a fiduciary responsibility....

    We'll see how much their productivity has increased - or if it has been all smoke & mirrors - when 2018 Q1 GDP (advance estimate) comes out on April 27th at 8:30 am.
     
  4. chuam

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    That was the trend, Trump hasn't done anything to really increase that. Black unemployment also jumped up a percentage point to 7.7% after Trump touted it being the lowest ever.....

    Low unemployment is far from investing in jobs. You need to look at wage growth and also companies investing in production (factories, machinery, etc.).
     
  5. The_Duck_Master

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    They have fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders, not to the U.S. economy or federal debt load. The purpose of the corporate rate reduction was to increase the strength of our overall economy and reduce the trade deficit/federal debt.
     
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    4 million workers (and counting) are already seeing the benefits of this historic tax cuts bill with businesses across the country that are now giving bonuses, pay raises, and new INVESTMENTS that will get our economy back on track. U.S. companies are paying more than $4 billion in bonuses. Below are just a few of the companies that are taking action as a direct result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
    WINNING- Enjoy


    1A AUTO
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    $4 billion in bonuses while $176 billion is going to stock buybacks which only really help the top 10% of the country. Sure that's winning....:doh

    A one time bonus doesn't really do squat in the long run. If they were giving them a $1000 wage increase that might actually be helpful.

    'Smoke and mirrors'

    By eliminating shares, buybacks inflate a critical measure of profitability: earnings per share. It's a financial engineering trick. Companies can appear more profitable even if their profits aren't growing.

    Buybacks are "smoke and mirrors," Yale professor Robert Shiller told CNNMoney.

    More than 40% of total EPS growth between 2009 and mid-2017 is from share repurchases, according to estimates by Christopher Cole, who runs a hedge fund called Artemis Capital Management.

    "Buybacks are not resulting in jobs or new factories. They are not benefiting the middle class," said Cole.
     
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    How bout wage increases, hmmm. How bout lower taxes, hmmm.How bout 401K's hmmm
    These tax cuts are helping most workers unless you're under the Nancy Pelosi way of thinking,
    hmmm.
     
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    401k’s? Ummmmm yeah about that. If Trump would quit saying stupid crap and if this administration could make it ONE WEEK without some bull crap the markets might actually stabilize.
     
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    I got the $1k bonus but just got done dividing merit increases increases for my team. The budgeted amount was 2.3%. That is the lowest budgeted amount since the 2008 crash.
     

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