If someone utters the following sentence, are they committing themselves to the belief that the company is going to close down?
"John talked about the fact that the company is going to close down."
If so, consider the following definition of "show me the money" from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English:
used to tell someone to give or pay you a lot of money, rather than just talk about the fact that they will give it to you
What puzzles me is the "fact." Does it similarly commit the speaker of "Show me the money!" to the belief that the other person will give them the money? But in actual use, does the expression really convey that belief on the part of the speaker?