Friday, December 21, 2007

I am here to help you understand the Democrat Brain

That be one scary woman!!



Ok here is a story that will help you understand the Democratic Mind:

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until on day, the owner threw them a curve.
'Because you are all such good customers,' he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. 'Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before.
And the first four continued to drink for free.
But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. 'I only got a dollar out of the $20,'declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10! ''Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I! ''That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks! ''Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor! 'The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore.
In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

Now if you understood that story, then you are fine.
If you didn't understand it, welcome to the Democratic Party!!

5 comments:

mick b; Union man said...

One of the basic unspoken tenets of the Democratic party is that the general voting public (i.e. citizens of this country) lack the common sense to take care of themselves properly and make good choices. Therefore, it's in the government's best interest to draft legislation to protect us from our unwise decisions (enforcement of said legislation is usually funded through increased taxation). The New Democratic Party is loaded with inconsistencies as well. For example, they reject capital punishment as "cruel an usual" behavior towards a human being, but support a person's decision to murder an unborn baby. I still don't get that one! Thank goodness my state government is there to do my thinking for me!

mick b: union man said...

BTW, I like the Driving Miss Daisy inference in the photo.

Bill's Waste of Air said...

You got all that right mick!
Merry Christmas to you and yours by the way.

mick b; ice cream man said...

What.........?, no letter???

Bill's Waste of Air said...

Letter about what?
I like what you are putting down man.