Originally posted by Pinktip
Business do not pay tax........you do.
They just mark up the price of their product to cover it.
I have a lemonade stand and sell a glass of it for $10c. (2c net profit)
If I get taxed if the form of fees, licences, income tax, etc.
Do I eat it? no, no room to so I increase the cost to 15c.
Who pays the taxes? The purchaser of the lemonade.
[edit on 7-4-2010 by Pinktip]
Good grief, please go into the lemon aide business soon.
Current cost of one quart of freshly squeezed all natural lemonade is 6.95.
That makes the cost of one 8 oz glass 1.74!
My name is Protoplasmic Traveler and I have a lemonade problem
Isn't it funny that the IRS is breaking up Swiss Bank Secrecy Laws to go after high individual net earners sheltering money, but the biggest
Corporate Earners like GE and Exxon can shelter their profits with total impunity?
The truth is I would much rather see the government shrunk drastically back down to what it was intended to be, just an arbiter of disagreements
between the States and to set international tariffs on imports and exports and formulate foreign policy. Needless to say, but said nonetheless is that
hundreds of military bases around the world need to be shut down too, and for us to stop taking sides between sovereign nations in international
Then we all can lower our tax burden down to where it was supposed to be and always meant to be ZERO except in times of war, lawfully declared by
congress, and then only if you don’t wish to pay the cost of equipping yourself to fight in that war.
In the meantime we all have the power to boycott the goods and services of our corporations that are more interested in their bottom line and a global
marketplace than they are in being good corporate citizens and the health of the domestic economy.
Sure it might mean making some different kinds of sacrifices and inconvenience than just parting with your cash to fuel these beasts and monsters, but
the truth is the American people made these monstrosities through their patronage and we can break them just the same by denying them our patronage.
As long as we keep looking to the Federal Government to exercise the common sense, sense of purpose and restraint we don’t have and or display as
individuals, we are going to continue to not only be disappointed but get the short end of the stick always too.
When life is dealing you lemons, it is time to start making lemonade and at 1.74 a glass that’s probably not a bad idea!
My name is Protoplasmic Traveler and I have a lemonade problem!