posted on May, 11 2014 @ 05:44 PM
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: proximo
This is about passing cost it takes to run a business to some one else.
This has nothing to do with war or guns or humans inherit nature, that is a gigantic thread in it's self.
I am not asking for utopia here.
Just simply why it is ok for some to pass off cost to some one else for a business that they started and plan to make money off of
because there's no other way to pay for cost than to make actual money, and the only way for a business to make money is to make a profit,
and use that profit to pay for overhead cost?
Saving 15% of your money in a rainy-day fund only postpones the eventual debt. It doesn't make the problem go away.
Say you're running a lemonade stand. Each lemon costs you ten cents, and each cup needs about 6 lemons. To break even, you need to sell each cup of
lemonade at at least sixty cents per cup, and that's just to have enough to pay for the lemon. You don't make any money at all. Now the
government imposes a new tax which raises the price of lemons by ten more cents a lemon. A lemon now costs twenty cents.
Now, just to break even, you'll need to sell each cup of lemonade at at least $1.20 per cup. You can try to continue selling lemonade at 60 cents
per cup for a while if you have some rainy-day money saved in the piggy bank, but eventually that money will dry up, and then you won't be able to
buy any lemons at all to make lemonade, and you won't be able to sell lemonade.
As you can see, when the price of the lemons go up, the price of lemonade HAS to go up, otherwise the stand can't even afford to sell lemonade. The
cost of the lemons gets charged to the consumer, the people buying the lemonade.
This is just to break even. If you wanted to feed yourself, not just make and sell lemonade, you'd need to make at least some profit to buy yourself
food, clothing, rent an apartment. Pay for electricity and water. And remember, the government is taxing all your expenses, AND your income. THAT
is why you go get a job - to make enough money to buy yourself food, afford to live under a roof, send your kids to college or afford an education.
You can't make money by giving things away, unless you're begging for charity.