Not sure he disappears because he's backed into a corner. Menmon runs his own business. Anyone who has done that realizes that you're not done until everything is done. If you want to stay in business you work until everyone is taken care of. When you're busy, time spent here is time time poorly spent.
"For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48
Raven - Moneybird's Black Magic Marker***
(Esprit's Power Play x Trumarc's Lean Cuisine)
Mick - Moneybird's Jumpin' Jack Flash***
(Clubmead's Road Warrior x Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog)
Peerless - Moneybird's Sole Survivor
(Two River's Lucky Willie x Moneybird's Black Magic Marker)
if one has lots of style and talent, it is held back until the others can catch up. They all are rewarded exactly the same regardless of the quality of the effort or ability. If one get's hurt he will sell some of the other dogs to pay for the medical bill or he will force the neighbors to help pay for the cost of care. Finally, when they pass, he feeds their remains to those dogs that remain as part of their rightful inheritance. Yet he was a banker and ran his own business...how remarkable!
One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift
I agree Paul, but the way it is now the guy that makes the 400,000 or 4,000,000 can move his around invest, use loopholes and things and not pay 20%. That's why I like the flat tax idea. Do away with all the exemptions and credits and let everyone pay. Why should I pay a higher percentage than mitt Romney or Barack obama
so the problem imho is not that warren buffett, brett, mjh345 and i have deductions, lobbyists or tax avoidance strategies. the problem is THEY ARE GIVING ALL THE DANG MONEY WE PAY IN AWAY in JANUARY BEFORE WE ALL PAY UP ON APRIL 15TH!
A 20% flat tax is an excessive percentage! If our Federal Government lived within the confines of The Constitution, a flat 3% would be more than enough. Don't forget that the government collects money outside of just taxes on everything from usage taxes to royalties.
The reality is that we don't even need the government's instrument of terror, the IRS. Abolish the IRS and just install a 1%-3% consumption fee.
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis