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Wealth, Income and Job Creation: Let A 1000 Microsofts Bloom

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Computers, Economics, Employment, Investments, Law, Links, Music, People, Politics, Programming, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Science, Strategy, Taxes, Technology, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 albuquerquegroup_microsoft

 http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-25iconic.mspx

Microsoft started as a two person business in 1975 and kept on growing.

The History of Microsoft – 1975

“…Thirty-four years ago, a nineteen year old kid and his twenty-two year old business partner sold their first program to a little computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program was called BASIC, and it was the start of this company we call Microsoft

Today, we’re beginning a brand new series called The History of Microsoft. Travel with us back in time as we discover the roots of one of the world’s most important technology companies. Using rare video and photos we bring you the heart of Microsoft’s struggles and successes.  Year by Year. Every Thursday we will air a brand new episode beginning with 1975 where “The History of Microsoft” all began.  …”

http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/History/The-History-of-Microsoft-1975/

Before their first layoffs ever of 5,000 employees in 2009 the head count at Microsoft was fast approaching 100,000 by the end of 2008.

Microsoft to cut up to 5,000 jobs

“…5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, a sign of how badly even the biggest and richest companies are being stung by the recession.

The layoffs, 1,400 of which will come immediately, appear to be a first for Microsoft, which was founded in 1975. Previously, the company has only made relatively limited staff cuts after events such as acquiring companies. …”

MS layoff

 

Now imagine 1000 brand new businesses starting this year and 33 years from now having 100,000 employees world wide like Microsoft.

What would this mean in terms of wealth, income and job creation?

This would mean approximately 100 million new jobs alone.

Income, jobs and wealth are created in the private sector, mainly by small to medium size firms.

As these businesses grow and prosper  wealth is created for their owners and shareholders and income for million of Americans.

Just look at the results for Microsoft:

Revenue and Headcount

(Last Updated: June 30, 2008)

Microsoft’s worldwide headcount and revenue growth for the past 10 fiscal years are summarized below:

Headcount & Revenue Growth

Fiscal Year Ending *

  

 

 

 

Head Count *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Revenue (US$) *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growth *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (US$) *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growth *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2008

91,259

$60.42B

18%

$17.68B

26%

June 30, 2007

78,565

$51.12B

15%

$14.07B

12%

June 30, 2006

71,172

$44.28B

11%

$12.60B

3%

June 30, 2005

61,000

$39.79B

8%

$12.25B

50%

June 30, 2004

57,086

$36.84B

14%

$8.17B

8%

June 30, 2003

54,468

$32.19B

13%

$7.53B

29%

June 30, 2002

50,621

$28.37B

12%

$5.35B

-28%

June 30, 2001

48,030

$25.30B

10%

$7.35B

-22%

June 30, 2000

39,170

$22.96B

16%

$9.42B

21%

June 30, 1999

31,575

$19.75B

29%

$7.79B

73%

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/inside_ms.mspx#EENAC

What the US economy needs now is a stimulus package that encourages a 1000 new Microsoft businesses to flourish and grow.

More government spending and deficits are not the answer to a recession.

Lower tax rates that stay low are what creates new jobs and leads to economic growth.

 Uncertainty about level of government taxation and increasing government regulation and spending are not big job and wealth creators.

Such uncertaintly only prolongs the recession and makes it much worse.

Response to Obama, 4: What’s wrong with Obama’s Leftist View


 

Response to Obama, 5: Tax Rates and Job Creation

 

 Response to Obama, 6: The Difficulty of Change

 

Response to Obama, 7: Liberals and the fall of Detroit

The results of 1000 new Microsofts growing can be seen in the investments Microsoft is making for the future.

Microsoft CES 2009 Keynote – Part 2

Microsoft CES 2009 Keynote – Part 3

theoriginals_microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-25iconic.mspx

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Microsoft Timeline 1975 – 1998 | Sho Nuff – Fatboy Slim

HIstory Of Microsoft Windows, 1983-2008

Microsoft Planning Big Layoffs

 

The “compromise” is a crock of you-know-what; Sellouts on the Senate floor; Show us the bill

By Michelle Malkin

“…Details of GOP Sen. Susan Collins’ “compromise” “stimulus” proposal are coming out. This is a Mt. Kilimanjaro-sized crock of you know what. Total cost of this “pared down” bill is $1.175 trillion.

Let me repeat that: $1.175 trillion.

This figure does not include the nearly $50 billion added in Senate amendments during the last two days.

So in the name of fiscal responsibility, Collins and the B.O. Republican contingent are selling out America with a plan that costs $7 billion more than the House Crap Sandwich Supreme.

Are we ready to say the F-word* yet?

(*Filibuster) …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/06/the-compromise-is-a-crock-of-you-know-what/ 

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President Obama’s Sales Pitch–Buy My Government Dependency Package–I Won The Election!–No Sale–The American People Want Their Money Back!

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Employment, Energy, Immigration, Law, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Religion, Taxes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

~Albert Einstein


Part 1  President’s Funny/Sarcastic Speech Tonight on Stimulus

 

Part 2  President’s Funny/Sarcastic Speech Tonight on Stimulus

 

The so-called  “stimulus package” is just more government spending, deficits, and national debt.

Both Democrats and Republicans have been doing this for the last 75 years:

http://www.alyudesign.com/debt.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2009/pdf/hist.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

This is same worn out ideas of the American political class or elite of both the Democratic or Republican parties–no hope or change here.

The American People are no longer buying it from either political party.

Mr. President this is a reform bill that will result in the creation of millions of jobs and an economic boom: 

  

American People’s Plan = 6 Month Tax Holiday + FairTax = Real Hope + Real Change!–Millions To March On Washington D.C. Saturday, July 4, 2009! 

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Let the American people have their money back.

Let the American people spend it on what they want. 

Stop telling us you know better how to spend our hard earned money.

 

 

Lunch&Taxes HOWITWORKS

 

Lunch&Taxes HOWMUCH

 

Lunch&Taxes COLLECTED

 

Lunch&Taxes: LESS

 

Lunch&Taxes HER

 

The FairTax: It’s Time

 

What is the FairTax?

The FairTax plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including:

  • A progressive national retail sales tax.
  • A prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level.
  • Dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality.
  • Repeal of the 16th Amendment through companion legislation.

http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer

 

American citizens are the boss.

 

the_boss_phone

 

Call your House Representative, Senator, and President and tell them to vote for the American People’s Plan–Tax Holiday & Fair Tax!

Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

House switchboard: 202-225-3121

White House switchboard: 202-456-1414 

 

Politics Contact Congress

http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/politics/contact_congress.aspx

 

Tips On Telephoning Your Elected Representatives

To find your senators’ and representative’s phone numbers, you may use our searchable online congressional directory or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask for your senators’ and/or representative’s office.Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.

 

After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: “Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.___).”

You will also want to state reasons for your support or opposition to the bill. Ask for your senators’ or representative’s position on the bill. You may also request a written response to your telephone call.

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/basics/

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Federal spending, federal debt, and GDP

The below table shows the annual federal spending, gross federal debt, and gross domestic product for average presidential parties, specific presidential terms, and specific fiscal years.[4]

Fiscal Year Budget of President Party of President Federal Spending Federal Debt Gross Domestic Product Inflation Adjustor[5]
Billions[6] Adjusted[7] Increase Billions[8] Adjusted[9] Increase Billions[10] Adjusted[11] Increase
1978-2005   Democratic     9.9%     4.2%     12.6%  
1978-2005   Republican     12.1%     36.4%     10.7%  
1978-1981 Carter Democratic $678 $1,219 17.2% $994 $1,787 -0.4% $3,055 $5,492 9.4%  
1982-1985 Reagan Republican $946 $1,396 14.5% $1,817 $2,680 49.0% $4,142 $6,108 11.2%  
1986-1989 Reagan Republican $1,144 $1,499 7.4% $2,867 $3,757 40.2% $5,401 $7,077 15.9%  
1990-1993 Bush Republican $1,410 $1,615 7.8% $4,351 $4,987 32.7% $6,576 $7,536 6.5%  
1994-1997 Clinton Democratic $1,601 $1,684 4.3% $5,369 $5,647 13.2% $8,182 $8,606 14.2%  
1998-2001 Clinton Democratic $1,863 $1,821 8.1% $5,769 $5,638 -0.2% $10,058 $9,829 14.2%  
2002-2005 Bush Republican $2,472 $2,165 18.9% $7,905 $6,923 22.8% $12,238 $10,717 9.0%  
1977 Ford Republican $409 $1,040   $706 $1,795   $1,974 $5,019   0.39
1978 Carter Democratic $459 $1,093 5.1% $776 $1,850 3.1% $2,217 $5,285 5.3% 0.42
1979 Carter Democratic $504 $1,107 1.3% $829 $1,821 -1.5% $2,501 $5,494 4.0% 0.46
1980 Carter Democratic $591 $1,175 6.1% $909 $1,808 -0.8% $2,727 $5,422 -1.3% 0.50
1981 Carter Democratic $678 $1,219 3.8% $994 $1,787 -1.1% $3,055 $5,492 1.3% 0.56
1982 Reagan Republican $746 $1,252 2.6% $1,137 $1,908 6.8% $3,228 $5,417 -1.4% 0.60
1983 Reagan Republican $808 $1,294 3.4% $1,371 $2,195 15.0% $3,441 $5,510 1.7% 0.62
1984 Reagan Republican $852 $1,300 0.4% $1,564 $2,386 8.7% $3,840 $5,858 6.3% 0.66
1985 Reagan Republican $946 $1,396 7.4% $1,817 $2,680 12.3% $4,142 $6,108 4.3% 0.68
1986 Reagan Republican $990 $1,426 2.1% $2,120 $3,052 13.9% $4,412 $6,352 4.0% 0.69
1987 Reagan Republican $1,004 $1,406 -1.4% $2,345 $3,283 7.6% $4,647 $6,506 2.4% 0.71
1988 Reagan Republican $1,065 $1,447 2.9% $2,601 $3,534 7.7% $5,009 $6,806 4.6% 0.74
1989 Reagan Republican $1,144 $1,499 3.6% $2,867 $3,757 6.3% $5,401 $7,077 4.0% 0.76
1990 Bush Republican $1,253 $1,590 6.1% $3,206 $4,067 8.3% $5,735 $7,277 2.8% 0.79
1991 Bush Republican $1,324 $1,610 1.3% $3,598 $4,374 7.5% $5,935 $7,215 -0.8% 0.82
1992 Bush Republican $1,382 $1,624 0.9% $4,001 $4,703 7.5% $6,240 $7,334 1.7% 0.85
1993 Bush Republican $1,410 $1,615 -0.5% $4,351 $4,987 6.0% $6,576 $7,536 2.8% 0.87
1994 Clinton Democratic $1,462 $1,642 1.7% $4,643 $5,216 4.6% $6,961 $7,820 3.8% 0.89
1995 Clinton Democratic $1,516 $1,662 1.2% $4,920 $5,395 3.4% $7,326 $8,033 2.7% 0.91
1996 Clinton Democratic $1,561 $1,673 0.7% $5,181 $5,554 3.0% $7,694 $8,248 2.7% 0.93
1997 Clinton Democratic $1,601 $1,684 0.7% $5,369 $5,647 1.7% $8,182 $8,606 4.3% 0.95
1998 Clinton Democratic $1,653 $1,721 2.2% $5,478 $5,704 1.0% $8,628 $8,985 4.4% 0.96
1999 Clinton Democratic $1,702 $1,746 1.5% $5,605 $5,750 0.8% $9,125 $9,361 4.2% 0.97
2000 Clinton Democratic $1,789 $1,789 2.5% $5,628 $5,628 -2.1% $9,710 $9,710 3.7% 1.00
2001 Clinton Democratic $1,863 $1,821 1.8% $5,769 $5,638 0.2% $10,058 $9,829 1.2% 1.02
2002 Bush Republican $2,011 $1,929 6.0% $6,198 $5,945 5.5% $10,377 $9,954 1.3% 1.04
2003 Bush Republican $2,160 $2,018 4.6% $6,760 $6,316 6.2% $10,809 $10,099 1.4% 1.07
2004 Bush Republican $2,293 $2,082 3.2% $7,354 $6,677 5.7% $11,500 $10,441 3.4% 1.10
2005 Bush Republican $2,472 $2,165 4.0% $7,905 $6,923 3.7% $12,238 $10,717 2.6% 1.14
2006 Bush Republican $2,655 $2,249 3.9% $8,451 $7,158 3.4% $13,016 $11,024 2.9% 1.18
2007 Bush Republican $2,730 $2,263 0.6% $8,951 $7,419 3.6% $13,668 $11,329 2.8% 1.21

 

U.S. president  ↓ Party  ↓ Term years  ↓ Start debt/GDP*  ↓ End debt/GDP*  ↓ Increase debt ($T)  ↓ Increase debt/GDP  ↓
Roosevelt/Truman D 1945-1949 117.5% 93.2% 0.05 -24.3%
Truman Harry Truman D 1949-1953 93.2% 71.3% 0.01 -21.9%
Eisenhower1 Dwight Eisenhower R 1953-1957 71.3% 60.5% 0.01 -10.8%
Eisenhower2 Dwight Eisenhower R 1957-1961 60.5% 55.1% 0.02 -5.4%
Kennedy/Johnson D 1961-1965 55.1% 46.9% 0.03 -8.2%
Johnson Lyndon Johnson D 1965-1969 46.9% 38.6% 0.05 -8.3%
Nixon1 Richard Nixon R 1969-1973 38.6% 35.7% 0.07 -2.9%
Nixon2 Nixon/Ford R 1973-1977 35.7% 35.8% 0.19 +0.1%
Carter Jimmy Carter D 1977-1981 35.8% 32.6% 0.18 -3.2%
Reagan1 Ronald Reagan R 1981-1985 32.6% 43.9% 0.65 +11.3%
Reagan2 Ronald Reagan R 1985-1989 43.9% 53.1% 1.04 +9.2%
Bush GHW George H. W. Bush R 1989-1993 53.1% 66.2% 1.40 +13.1%
Clinton1 Bill Clinton D 1993-1997 66.2% 65.6% 1.12 -0.6%
Clinton2 Bill Clinton D 1997-2001 65.6% 57.4% 0.42 -8.2%
Bush GW1 George W. Bush R 2001-2005 57.4% 64.3% 1.15 +6.9%
Bush GW2 George W. Bush R 2005-2009 64.3% 68.2% projection   +3.9% projection

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

  

Obama turning into Howard Dean

By Michelle Malkin  

 

“…Pssst. Buddy. The campaign is over. Remember: You won. You’re president, not head of the DNC. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/06/obama-turning-into-howard-dean/

 

Top 10 reasons to oppose the Generational Theft Act of 2009; Sen. Coburn adds one more

By Michelle Malkin  

“…Fight the politics of fear with facts.

FreedomWorks lists the top 10 reasons to oppose the Generational Theft Act of 2009.

Read ‘em. Send ‘em.

Then melt the phones.

Kill the bill. Stab it. Stick a fork in it. Then start from scratch.

***

From Sen. Coburn’s office:

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement today regarding a non-partisan Congressional Budget Office report that says the stimulus bill will harm our economy and cause our Gross Domestic Product to decrease over the long term. The CBO letter (attached) states: “In the longer run, the legislation would result in a slight decrease in gross domestic product (GDP) …”

“The concerns that many members of Congress have expressed about this bill are not based on the failed policies of the past but sobering facts about the present, and the future. As CBO has stated, this bill will not work. In fact, this bill will hurt our economy. A majority of Americans also do not believe this bill will work because they possess a level of common sense that does not exist in Washington,” Dr. Coburn said.

“Congress and the president have a choice. They can pull this bill and fix it, or they can ram it through and claim victory. Republicans and the Bush administration faced, and failed, this test many times. For years, Republicans passed bloated and reckless spending bills that were harmful to the economy. Yet, even as Republicans grew the government they touted their bills as sound and fiscally responsible vehicles for job creation. Republican hypocrisy and spin met its logical conclusion with the most recent election. Democrat attempts to call failures successes won’t be any more successful. The biggest loser in this game won’t be either party, but the country,” Dr. Coburn said.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/06/top-10-reasons-to-oppose-the-generational-theft-act-of-2009/

 

Senate switchboard: All circuits are busy

By Michelle Malkin

“…From both Capitol Hill staff reports and reader e-mails, the phones have been melting down in Washington — and not from Americans who are enthralled with the idea of stealing $1 trillion from future generations for a Crap Sandwich Supreme. If you can’t get through the first time, try, try again.

My friends at TCOT Report have a handy list of contact information — including fax numbers — for several of the Senate GOP wobblers here. And you can get all the House members’ e-mail addresses here or here.

B.O. Republican Sen. Arlen Specter told Fox this morning that a “bipartisan” group is conspiring right now to make token cuts to the bill and push a compromise through. More on the “moderate” effort to make token cuts to the behemoth spending package here.

President Obama has ramped up his fear-mongering rhetoric. Time for you to ramp up your voices. …”

 

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/06/senate-switchboard-all-circuits-are-busy/

 

From the Boston Tea Party to your neighborhood pork protest

By Michelle Malkin  

“…In Schmucky Schumer’s world, these American taxpayers don’t exist. A big crowd of them gathered in Seattle this afternoon to raise their voices in opposition to the trillion-dollar, pork-filled Generational Theft Act of 2009 — which will be signed into law by the blind President “There are no no earmarks” Obama. Thanks to Zac Petersen for the photos. It took just one person — blogger Liberty Belle — to get the ball rolling. She writes: “Make no mistake, the President will be signing that bill tomorrow, I have no illusions that he will actually listen to us. BUT, maybe, just maybe we can start a movement that will snowball across the nation and get people out of their homes, meeting each other and working together to redirect this country towards its truly radical founding principles of individual liberty and freedom. Maybe people will wake up slowly at first, and then quickly when they realize the urgency needed.” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/16/from-the-boston-tea-party-to-your-neighborhood-pork-protest/

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