From your perspective maybe. From the perspective of the financial world (what truly matters ), investors provide capital to enable that expansion and infrastructure build to make a profitable company even more profitable.
Equity isn't everything, companies often sell debt to finance business expansion. Don't forget secondary equity offerings when they do happen. Stock price is important to a publicly traded company. Perhaps you are discussing dividends with your siphoning claim?
You know, Its the Ceo's and the few others at the top that suck these company's dry for everything there worth, then cry crocodile tears about having to raise prices, so they can repeat the raiding of cash for them self's over and over again.
You hear about 100 million CEO salerys, like its no big deal, were do you think the money comes from? foolish Investor's and inflated consumer prices remember for every cent you personally make off a stock a ceo makes around a hundred dollars. not to mention when you add all CEO salerys up and the inflated prices of everything that causes, throughout a avg workers life the stock market as it is now is destroying any decent quality of life for the masses.
Think this is BS Look at your Portfolio, check out what YOU made from owning a particular company's stock then compare that to what a CEO and a few other top exc got paid during that time period and you will see, its nothing but a ponzi scheme, thats kept alive only by increasing consumer prices.
Someone once told me, wall street was nothing more then one giant booky I said please don't give bookys a bad name, gambling doesn't effect food, gas or housing prices for millions of workers on a national scale. causing starvation and wars over oil, so a few could live like kings