Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Politics

I ran into a socialist today... they should really wear signs.

Here is what happened...

TV: so and so wants to hurt he corporations (oil) by taxing them more...

Me: That's just stupid, who do they think will end up paying for that?

Unknown guy: What do you mean stupid? It's not right that the company milks us poor people for billions when energy is so high...

Me: I agree that things may not seem 'right', but my point was that companies do not pay taxes..

Him: Wait a minute, you think they don't pay taxes? Are you an idiot??

Me: You misunderstood my point, they pay taxes, then raise prices so we pay the taxes for them. So if you raise their taxes, they simply raise prices, see?

Him: Ok, I can kind of see that point, but something has to be done about the huge profit they are making...

Me: What's the point of business? Why do they exist?

Him: For the good of the people (yes I should have walked away right then)...

Me: What? You believe that? You don't think that maybe they exist to make money?

Him: Only right-wingers think that! (admittedly said with a smile)

Me: ok, take 2 businesses: 1 is a doctor's office (for the good of the people) and the other is a strip joint (that most people will say is not for the good of the people, heh)

Him: (warily) ok, and?

Me: Which one folds first? The doctor's office making no profit, but doing lots of good or the strip joint rolling in dough and no helping anyone?

Him:...

... ....


Facist! (walks away)

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