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Published on September 12, 2003 By Iben In Blogging
“In my perfect world”

“In my perfect world”

 

By Iben 9/11/2003 9:22 PM

 

In my perfect world that doesn’t exist yet,

 

Taxes should never go up or down.

 

There should be no need for taxes to change on any given item,

 

whether it is income or goods.

 

The acceptable percentage of tax would be

 

 different on different items,

 

but once this percentage is set using a formula that

 

should exist but probably doesn’t it would be set in

 

stone. The formula would give the best tax collectable

 

while also not inhibiting the free market one iota more

 

then the best case scenario. With some research that

 

should already exist this best case scenario for both

 

could easily be calculated.

 

 Now here is the formula.

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TMC )P

 

Unfortunately there is one variable in the formula

 

that defies the laws of economics. The variable “P”.

 

P= politics.  

 

 

 


Comments
on Dec 05, 2003
MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing "It's Not Easy Being Green."

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing "We shall overcome." Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Tom Daschle and Walter Mondale exclaim in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share."

Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic! Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act," retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.

The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug-related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Vote Republican
on Dec 21, 2003
Amen! GCJ
on Feb 02, 2005
OMG....now I have heard it all!!!! LOL
on Apr 04, 2006
I want mp3 player. What will advise?
on May 06, 2006
For the computer I like Winamp!!
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