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think4yourself February 6th, 2014 4:51am

If government takes $100 from a business and then spends that $100 to buy product from that business, has the government done that business good by giving them a customer?

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
02/06/14 10:39 am

No because they would lose the profit from the product. They would be losing the profit that they would normally make.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
02/06/14 9:42 am

Except that's not how it works. They take 100 from your business and 10 of your peers. They keep 300 for themselves, give 400 to a lobbyists/political donors business, fail to account for 400 and then borrow 200 to cover their pension costs.

MadCow Kansas Proud
02/06/14 9:14 am

Can you give a more concrete example?

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
02/06/14 8:31 am

They have to take $150 from a business to bring $100 back into the economy after they filter that money through the government bureaucracy machine.

jvc1133 61535
02/06/14 7:19 am

Obama economics

02/06/14 6:50 am

Govt takes it anyway. So if they give it back, it just got recycled.

GotHeem Indiana
02/06/14 4:52 am

All that process did was lose the company whatever product the government "bought"

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/05/14 9:55 pm

This is liberal logic I hear to justify taking more from businesses that does not make sense. They think if they take money from a business and keep it or give it to someone else that may spend it in the business thus creating a customer for them.

Keldeo Laverre City
02/05/14 9:53 pm

Well, they've helped reduce the inventory...

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/05/14 9:57 pm

And wasted the time of the business that could be helping real customers.