He forgot to attach the last chapter:
Camera pulls back from the patrons consuming alcohol at the table and rewinds to the whole bar. It just so happens the ten drinkers worked in the bar.
The tenth drinker, the owner of the restaurant, is sitting on his backside telling the head bartender to make the servers work faster. Each time a customer pays their $100 bill, the owner takes $67 and gives the remaining $33 to the servers.
One day the owner gets peeved off at something and disappears, never to be seen again. The nine servers, look at each other, shrug, then carry on working as before. When the next customer pays their $100 bill, they wonder what to do with the $67 which the owner used to take. They decide to split it equally.
It turns out that with this $67 the nine diners could afford to buy the drinks after all.
That, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how fat cats leach off those around them without contributing anything useful to society.
There, that's better ;D
Yeah, its terrible that a business owner gets any reward for sticking his neck out with all his finances, putting up with all the pooh, and providing jobs for people.
BTW, BLK, the first post there is brilliant in its simplicity if not 100% right.
Its close enough to illustrate reality that most people don't want to cop to, or will spin some other magic way to put rainbows and sunshine on it about why another handout to those without is your duty.
In closing, this will likely get locked if it becomes a political debate instead of an economic debate.
Hell, I guess its unlikely folks can separate the two given the ridiculous political climate this year.
Hey, I own my business so yes, that response had lots of holes in it but so did the first one, which was the point.
I know that when I drive to a bar in another town that I am doing it in a vehicle whose cost is deducted from my income, which lowers my taxes compared to when I was an employee and paid for the car from my net income. I can also go the route of using the mileage as a tax deduction and can write off the drinks as an entertainment expense for my business etc.
I am sure the richest guy did the same thing in the story above. I can also deduct my work clothes, my tools, equipment etc. That is just a fact of life.
Instead of all of this class warfare economic talk we should just abandon the payroll taxes, social security deductions, workers comp insurance etc and go to a single consumption based sales tax instead. that would keep the jobs from being sent overseas and eliminate the IRS, Accountants and put everybody in the same tax bracket. ;)