Gonna be a short Fuck You Friday tonight. I got distracted by work, and lunch, and bookkeeping, and then I needed a good stiff drink, and then it was time for the Professional Left Podcast and now it’s almost time to go home.
But this article at Great Orange Satan requires me to respond. Because it is one of the only was to bring my fucking blood pressure back down that doesn’t involve edged weapons or spin-kicks.
Orange Weepy AGAIN brings up the fucking trite overhyped bullshit talking point about “small business owners”.
Look, you pudding-tainted pantypuncher, I ARE a small business. Yeah, yeah, I know, a REALLY small business, shutthefuckup and sitthefuckdown, willya? But in contrast to that orange-tinted golfing asshat, I have actually hired people from time to time.
And I have to re-iterate a comment I made to that tinwhistle “Reagan’s Disciple” over at the Political Environment a while back: Look, asshole, if you, as a business owner, are paying personal tax rates on your business profit, you either have the WORST accountant, are a complete moronic nimrod, or both.
This is not that difficult, unless you are a fucking Congressman, apparently. (and I am simplifying this so that even congressman can understand it)
You have a business. You have expenses. Your business takes in money. Subtract the first from the second, that is your profit. If it is red, you have a loss. If it is black, you made money.
But, as that old goddam cartoon said, you don’t just take that money (unless you are running Hostess or Bain). Oh no. You use that money to improve or expand your business. and then that money is not taxed. Fuck, it’s not even taxed at personal rates until you pay yourself; and if you use it in your salary or bonuses, it isn’t taxed at business rates. THAT’S the reason for Christmas Bonuses, you camel-faced gerbilwaxer, not from some philanthropic wiggling. It is used to avoid end of year taxation on funds carried over.
INCREASING taxes at either the corporate or personal level will do, among other things, one particular thing: IT WILL ENCOURAGE BUSINESS OWNERS TO RE-INVEST IN BUSINESS. To avoid the taxation, you see, you bottom-of-the-class dimwit. If I can currently meet my business needs without hiring, I will improve my efficiency or perhaps branch into new services. If things are going great guns, I will hire more people. If I just roll all my profit into my own personal wealth, I am a moron.
The only people taking money out of the economy are rich assholes, not the government. Taxes don’t magically disappear, they get shoved right the hell back into the economy through purchasing and hiring.
Fuck, I am starting to feel like Paul Krugman here. His Nobel must be meager consolation when he has to argue with people so ignant and blind as The Only Congress We Have.
Oh yea, Orange Bonerless Boner:
When the zompocalypse comes, we are not going to eat Boner’s brain; we will just wring the alcohol out of it into our mouths, like a sponge.