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  • Apple Has More Cash Reserves Than The US Government Does Operating Expenses



    According to the latest figures from the U.S. Treasury Department the United States has a total operating cash balance of $73.768 billion compared to Apple's cash horde of $75.876 billion.

    I'm no economist, but that seems a little ridiculous.

    The number $73.768 billion in question refers to the amount of money our government has before reaching the arbitrary debt ceiling both sides of congress have been so vehemently arguing about.

    While the House and Senate bicker over the debt ceiling and hold the future of our country hostage, Apple keeps raking in the cashola. Apple shares closed above $400 for the first time earlier this week propelled by another amazing quarterly report. Only 6 years ago in 2005 Apple's cash horde stood at a measly $9 billion. At the end of 2010 it was $60 billion, and as of June 25, 2011 Apple's stockpile of Benjamins equaled nearly $76 billion.

    Unfortunately for shareholders Apple isn't planning on giving out dividends any time soon, but they also aren't making stupid acquisitions either.

    We don't let the cash burn a hole in the pocket or make stupid acquisitions last year. We'd like to continue to keep our powder dry because we think there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future. - Steve Jobs
    Source: FinancialPost
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Has More Cash Reserves Than The US Government Does Operating Expenses started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      "a measly $9 billion..." that made me lol.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      the whole world dominance thing is becoming more of a reality then a joke
    1. ripped53's Avatar
      ripped53 -
      now that is just re-damn-diculous!!!!
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by danielbonnells View Post
      "a measly $9 billion..." that made me lol.
      Wish I had a measly $9 Billion...
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I'd be lucky enough to have 1 million dollars
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      a result of worship of a name brand? another step towards receiving 'the mark'
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Running one business vs running the entire country. Big difference. There is only ONE thing I am gaining out of this article........how poorly run our government is and how much of an epic disaster is looming in the months and years to follow.

      And it's inevitable that if something isn't done then it will eventually affect numerous successful business.....including Apple. Wait for it.
    1. ripped53's Avatar
      ripped53 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      a result of worship of a name brand? another step towards receiving 'the mark'
      scary, but realistically true! Just wait til they enable these devices with NFC and we start routing/wiring all of our money and payments through itunes for the sake of convenience.
    1. LearningMan's Avatar
      LearningMan -
      I'm not eally sure why the writer considers this "ridiculous". It's called capitalism and free enterprise. Look it up.

      The federal government produces no product nor any billable service. They just tax the hell out of us and piss it all way. It's hard to have reserves in the coffers at the rate they throw it away at worthless crap.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      lets get steve on the $580 bill!
    1. psp257's Avatar
      psp257 -
      this is a sign that apple will soon overthrow the government and take over the usa, and then, the world!!!
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Quote Originally Posted by psp257 View Post
      this is a sign that apple will soon overthrow the government and take over the usa, and then, the world!!!
      Bring it on they would do a better job than most governments
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by manickbarry View Post
      Bring it on they would do a better job than most governments
      By having a country of uniformity, censorship, expensiveness and it being illegal to do anything that President Jobs doesn't approve of?

      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      I'm no economist, but that seems a little ridiculous.
      You're right, you are definitely no economist.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      ..oVER 9 THOUSAND?
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      Quote Originally Posted by psp257 View Post
      this is a sign that apple will soon overthrow the government and take over the usa, and then, the world!!!
      Apple = Skynet.