Alexandria Ocasio Cortez said this the other day and I thought I’d opine for the sake of my 3.5 readers.
By the way, why is it fair that some blogs have millions of readers while I only have 3.5 readers? If those blogs would fork over half of their readers, then my blog would be sufficiently read.
I get the point that there are lots of people who are suffering, without help, without hope and so on.
I think the problem is it depends how you look at it.
It’s all a matter of distribution.
Fred the Billionaire is the Owner of Fred’s Burgers. Does Fred have a billion liquid dollars in his bank account? Probably not. He probably has a crazy, silly amount that we’d all want to jerk off all over but he probably doesn’t have a billion liquid.
Fred’s burger stores, the buildings, the property they sit on, that’s all worth a billion. And before you start in on me, yes I’m speaking in general terms. I don’t have all day to get exact figures and do a real serious case study of what an individual billionaire does with his money. I’m too busy running a blog that is read by 3.5 readers.
Anyway, Fred can’t spend a burger store. He can’t spend the property the burger store is on. He could sell it all (lawyers and the government would take a sizeable chunk) but he’d left with a pretty penny, plenty to go yachting on boats full of women like we saw in the Cardi B video, which, I can’t say enough, is my dream.
I’m not saying that anyone should cry Fred a river. He’s probably got that booty yacht now.
I’m just saying, like, suppose you tax Fred to the point where he becomes a schmuck, earning a low amount like the rest of us. Why would he bother continuing to run Fred’s burgers? Why wouldn’t he get a job that just pays a low level like the rest of us? Why would he put in all the extra hours, why would he take on all that liability? You’ve taxed Fred to the point where he’s making 40 grand a year now, but he could still get slapped with a 40 million dollar restaurant if one of his customers chokes on a pickle.
These are all examples off the top of my butt but ultimately, it is all about distribution of resources. The government does what the people can’t turn a profit off of. Do you think the government would put out a good burger? No. The government will give you hamburger product type 1 and there’s no incentive to make it better. Fred makes his burgers better because you could always go to Pete’s burgers. Fuck you Fred, Pete makes better burgers.
Fred is a billionaire but a lot of his wealth is tied up in the means of burger production. He’s still doing fabulous…but you don’t want to tax him to the point where he or his rivals stop making burgers because you don’t want a government burger.
I’m sorry, Commie Millennials, but I just have to stress that you don’t want to go down the Communism road. Do you think the government would make good Superhero movies? No. The government does not make good superhero movies. Hollywood barely makes good movies of any kind.
Do you think Cardi B makes videos with 10,000 booties twerking on a yacht if she ain’t getting paid? No.
Believe me, I’ve thought about doing things and taking risks that might make me well, I’ve never had an idea that could make me a billion but if I took some risks, purchased some property, started a business, used my last few bucks to pay for business expenses…I might one day turn a profit but the fear that I’d end up destitute is too much so I’m out.
Business people do see their businesses fail all the time. I’m not saying cry for the businessmen of the world. I’m just saying, all people who strive toward a goal have a goal in mind they want to achieve.
Honestly, I write because I hope one day it will lead to me owning a booty yacht. I’ll invite Cardi and friends to twerk on it. They’ll say no but I’ll hire a Cardi impersonator. Whatever.
The government could do more to improve quality of life but I think it starts with eliminating waste. You scoff, but there are all sorts of crazy programs that get ridiculous funding. The other day I heard about a program to study why lesbians are fat. Who cares? Stop spending millions trying to make lesbians skinny. Everyone loves fat lesbians. Lesbians love pizza and pussy. I love pizza and pussy. There’s never been a government study spending millions trying to change me but they try to change the fat lesbians. That’s discrimination.
You know where the millions for the fat lesbian study could go? Text books for kids. Food for the poor. Medicine for the poor and sickly.
Every Congressperson before they vote on some shit should ask if there’s a better purpose for that shit. They don’t because it’s just too easy for the government to demand more shit but the more you do that then eventually, the shit well runs dry.
Thank you for listening 3.5 readers. I await your comments.