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Forum Post: Sales profit cap will cure our economic woes.

Posted 2 years ago on April 23, 2012, 9:23 a.m. EST by FriendlyObserverB (1871)
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It may be a tough pill to swallow for the middleman, but for everyone else a sales profit cap will have magical results.

Sales profit cap will increase the consumer dollar value !

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[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

So if I want to paint your house, what would the cap be?

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

There wouldn't be a cap ? The price would be negotiable.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Then can I have an example of what your post is talking about?

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

This is the absolute best economic solution. Cap on sales profit will create a rising tide and refloat the whole economy. It's a miracle cure.

[-] 2 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Link? Any proof? Any idea of businesses with infettered profits? Care to list them?

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

When they sent Neil Armstrong to the moon, did he ask for a "link" ? anyproof it could be done .. or done before ?

Did Wilbur and Orville need "links" ?

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

They orbited the earth first. They sent unmanned craft first. Nixon tried price cntrs and they failed.

You have another EPIC FAIL.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Why did Nixon try , if everything in Capitalism is so great ? ..seems it wasn't so great afterall , and they were looking for a solution.. but price controls just wasn't quite the right answer .. though very close..

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

They dont work. they are profit caps and they fail.

try again

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Give me one example of Nixon's price control..

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Gasoline

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

elaborate.. what did Nixon do with gasoline ?

[-] 0 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

no, you elaborate. which companies are charging excess mark up. You can google search nixon price controls quite easy. i cant find any links to excessive mark ups on essential living items. Your turn.

[-] 3 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

well ..you brought up nixon and gasoline .. was it a percentage cap between buy and sell ? I know there was a rent control attempted in new york many years ago .. , another example of the government trying to solve the problem of poverty.. and equality/fairness .. these examples are dotted throughout history .. just as many other improvements were attempted and followed by failure only until they finally got it right.. as mentioned , wilbur and orville .. had a history to look back upon .. of attempts at flight .. but should they have given up only because their predecessors were unsuccessful ?

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Can you pease help me understand yourvresearch into the corpratinsnthat are over charging. It would be greatly appreciated.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I would like to know about Nixon's gasoline price control ?

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Just google it. Are you going to help me understand how you know the mark ups are exorbitant. I would very much appreciate it.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Are you really trying to understand ?

Unfettered profits have caused money shortage.

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Why is Sears bankrupt, why is Montgomery Wards gone?

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Because the capitalist freemarket is a failure.

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

That makes no sense. Could you elaborate please? If middle men make unfettered profits, how can they go bankrupt? They should be flush with cash, per YOU.

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Capitalism has failed.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well kinda - it has definitely been allowed to run wild - kind of like a young very young child in a candy store. Capitalism can be made healthy for all, but it needs to be ruled by society and needs to work for the good of all society. It can not be allowed to continue to grab-up every thing in sight with no concern for the consequences to others.

Sorry your basic statement is of coarse correct as it stands today.

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

That's exactly right. Capitalism is a " take as much as you can" system. They took so much they left a barren ruins in their wake. We need some regulation.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

We had the regulation until they bought legislation to repeal Glass-Stegal and we do still have laws on the books which so far have not been prosecuted.

Much to get accomplished. Fighting greed and corruption is more than a full time job.

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Fighting greed and corruption is an honor.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I like the attitude.

[-] -2 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

No it hasnt. Food is dirt cheap. Gasoline is dirt cheap. Clothing is dirt cheap.

Socialism, caps on profits, and dollar coins are fails. Epic fails.

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Nearly ten percent unemployment, millions of foreclosed homes, students deep in debt. Government deep in debt, taxes on the rise, interest rates on the rise, and seven walnuts have all the wealth. Capitalism failed.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

The system did not fail, it was the people within.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

Who are the seven walnuts?

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

..use your imagination !

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

In your comparison, it sounds to me like the price of dirt has gone way up.

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Lets try to be truthful. Gas is cheap, as are basic foods and clothing. Now the clothing is cheap because most is made overseas but the others are cheap due to innovations.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Are you saying cheap, cheap?

Or comparatively cheap?

I can recall gas at $0.17.9. And oil barons still got filthy rich.

If you're at minimum wage and part time, working through college $4.00 gas is anything but cheap.

That $5.00 pizza? Some would question it's nutritional value, but that's not cheap anymore either. Pile on some veggie toppings for a little nutrition and it's way more NOT cheap.

So yeah, c'mon. Let's be a little truthful.

[-] 0 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

I dont understand your argument. Everything is expensive to a poor person. That appears to be a strawman argument. An Ipad is ridiculously expensive to a minimum wage person. A McDonalds burget was $.19c when the minimum wage was $1.35. A double cheeseburger is$1.00 to a $7.35 minimum.

When gas was 19c, my parents home cost $11000. Now that home is $450000.

I am sorry but your point is not clear.

[-] 4 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

So in your world, students are poor people?

You know in this wonderful economy some adults have to take such work too. Like it or not.

Instead of playing numerical games? Look at reality.

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

I have no idea whether a student is poor or not. My guess is some are and some arent. How this relates to the topic at hand escapes me.

Why do you not elaborate on your point? You just changed direction and constructed another strawman.

[-] 4 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I'm still trying to figure out what you mean by "cheap".

You've been clear as mud so far.

[-] -3 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Relative to all other things, gas is cheap, food is cheap, clothes are cheap.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Gosh you're evasive. Relative to what?

The price of diamonds?

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (21388) 2 years ago

His idea of living would land us all in the hospital. $10 shoes to the podiatrist, Costco hotdogs to the cardiologist, etc etc.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Interest rates on charge cards. But not for long if fossil fuel is not regulated. Well probably even then as few will have cash.

[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

rent / loan payment

[-] -2 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Bottled water, beer, wine, baseball tickets, etc, etc, etc. Gasoline has to be cracked from oil, which is drilled fro 5000 feet below the earth, trucked or shipped, refined, re trucked or shipped and pumped to your car for $4 a gallon. Drinking water costs more. You can buy a nice pair of shoes for $10, which is what it cost 50 years ago. Paint(cheap) is $10 gallon and it is just water and colorings. You can buy eggs for $1.25 a dozen. You can buy a hot dog and coke at Costco for $1.50. 2 whole packaged pizzas at Costco cost $5.

Now your turn.

dozen.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Did it dawn on you yet, that all that other stuff is overpriced?

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

I tried. You arent interested in intelligent debate.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

You're a regular shrink are you?

A clairvoyant?

All the stuff you said about me, is just wrong.

Are you taking a course in creative writing?

Or just creative bullshitting?

Either way? It needs more Bigfoot...................:)

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

i think i know you exactly. A person who simply criticizes nonstop has something stunting his/ her humanity. I would bet money you have struggles with women. Something is going on, no one mentally healthy is as negative as you.

I hope whatever it is, i hope you can find your center. Right you are lost to yourself. I might suggest volunteering at a homeless center. It can be upifting.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I can't help if you are confused, and confusing.

Perhaps you shouldn't use a term like "cheap" unless you understand it.

I'll stay out of "your" posts, when they start making sense.

Until then? Don't let 'em get posted over there in the new comments column.

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

I figured you out. Reading your posts, i see a lot if anger and bitterness in you. You struggle with women most assuredly, you are likely single or divorced. You have some intellect and early in life you had a decent career arc and then something happened that caused your arc to flatten, then decline. The rules were changed and your personality did not allow you to adapt. This place represents a welcoming atmosphere, your anger and bitterness is applauded, but we both know that in real life, in people flesh and blood your anger is rejected. Women find you particularly repulsive, and it eats at you, because it wasnt always that way, but your bitterness and anger has you locked in your own private hell, friendless. This site is your "Cheers" and each time you are complimented here you feel a sense of vindication, but you know, always, you live a small inconsequential life. No could be as angry or bitter unless their life has them frustrated, mostly due to your own failings. I hope you find peace, but it wont find you, you are so hateful.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Then you admit that you're not very good at trying?

If it's already dawned on you? Then why did you make the initial statement?

What was the point?

[-] -1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

I am done. Go play your silly games elsewhere. And please be decent by staying out of my posts and do not reply. Please. You arent a serious person.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

and other clothes are inherited

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[-] -1 points by georgeisthegreatest (0) 2 years ago

wow dude your such a goon go read a book

[-] -1 points by MikeInOhio (13) 2 years ago

What is a "sales profit" exactly?

What is a "consumer dollar value"?

Does the middleman lose his job and collect money from the government?