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That only a stupid liberal could argue against...

 

THE TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN BEER

 

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 one day, the

owner threw them a curve ball.

 

 

“Since 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 men would 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?

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 a higher percentage

the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been

using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

 

 

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).

 

 

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).

 

 

The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).

 

 

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).

 

 

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).

 

 

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

 

 

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But,

once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

 

 

“I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” 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 benefit than me!”

 

 

“That’s true!” shouted the seventh man “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get

all the breaks!”

 

 

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax

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 their 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 government ministers, is how our ta x system works.

 

 

The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally 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.

 

 

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That only a stupid liberal could argue against...

 

THE TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN BEER

 

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 one day, the

 

owner threw them a curve ball.

 

“Since 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 men would 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?

 

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 a higher percentage

 

the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been

 

using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

 

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).

 

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).

 

The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).

 

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).

 

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).

 

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

 

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But,

 

once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

 

“I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” 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 benefit than me!”

 

“That’s true!” shouted the seventh man “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get

 

all the breaks!”

 

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax

 

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 their 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 government ministers, is how our ta x system works.

 

The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally 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.

 

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The logic behind the story is so obvious that every time I talk to a liberal who doesn't appear to understand it, I always say to myself that he can't possibly be that stupid, he must be up to something.

 

 

 

 

 

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of course they are up to something.......social engineering, class warefare, all the usual lefty games.

 

We'll all be a lot better off the sooner people realize that they are not doing because they are stupid, but that they are doing it on purpose.

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