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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Puritan lefties, stubborn right-wingers

The hullabaloo about Wells Fargo's rewarding its high performance employees with a luxury trip to Vegas is hypocritical. Wells Fargo was getting ready to stimulate the economy of Las Vegas.

They can't loan out the money they were forced by the government to take from the taxpayers because noone qualifies for a loan based on the new "regulations" the left demanded as a result of the formerly lax lending policies they themselves (Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Chris Dodd etc. etc.) encouraged the banks to use.

I am also continually frustrated by the right and their demands for more tax breaks for small businesses. What in the hell is the point of encouraging the development of small businesses if we cannot expect to receive tax dollars from those small businesses?

I lived with a small businessman and I can tell you that they don't pay many taxes if they can avoid them. My ex would not let me put a decorative bar of soap in his second bathroom in his house because he took the bathroom off his taxes, claiming it was a customer bathroom, although a customer might use it only once or twice a year. I have never seen the likes of the nonsense that he was able to claim as tax write offs.


At 4:35 PM , Blogger ricpic said...

What's this we? The small business guy/gal starts his/her business, busts his/her heinie, sweats over the books at midnight for what? To pay "you" taxes? Get it straight, sister, in a free country (and I realize we are less and less free but we're still modestly free) the individual does not live to serve the state, the we, the collective. The richer a small business person can get the more power to him/her. And the fewer taxes paid to the collective the better. Sheesh.

At 8:47 PM , Anonymous karen said...

Yep, pretty ridiculous. But if you are caught, as someone I know was, you pay the taxes and a nice fine!

At 7:33 PM , Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

I am just tired of the left hating on big business when the little guys cheat just as much if not more and do not pay benefits either and overcharge all of us for products that you can get much cheaper from the big box stores. Small businessmen are not saints despite what liberals think. Most often they hire illegals and worthless relatives adding little to the job market or the economy. Give me Wal-mart any day..


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