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The Tax System Explained in Beer (Sarah Huckabee Sanders Recited This Fake News WH Press Corps)
ijr.com ^ | 2014, 10/30/17 | Kyle Becker, recited by Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Posted on 10/30/2017 6:48:32 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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 tax 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.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: analogy; media; taxes
The splendid Sarah Huckabee Sanders started her press conference with the Fake News White House Press Corps(e) today.

Of course the failed journalists didn't ask very many questions about taxes--they were way too busy drooling over the fake news about Manafort.

1 posted on 10/30/2017 6:48:32 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

To: SoFloFreeper

2 posted on 10/30/2017 6:59:27 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))

To: SoFloFreeper

Well done Sarah.

I am off to the fridge for a Coors.

3 posted on 10/30/2017 7:12:56 PM PDT by Candor7 ( (Obama Fascism http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.htm)

To: SoFloFreeper

John Galt syndrome.

4 posted on 10/30/2017 7:21:16 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Washington DC - Swampland of money and unindicted crooks ))))

To: SoFloFreeper

She was fairly optimistic... I guess she doesn’t realize journalists only take basic math in college (summing and take away) .... it went way over their heads.

5 posted on 10/30/2017 7:44:57 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Start using cash and checks or the elite class and bankers will make "cashless" the norm.)

To: RetiredTexasVet

The choice for a journalism degree is either basic math or folk dancing. The latter classes are crowded.

6 posted on 10/30/2017 8:25:40 PM PDT by buffaloguy (Bond arms Cowbot)

To: SoFloFreeper

CNN found this “bizarre”.

7 posted on 10/30/2017 8:34:18 PM PDT by Paul R. (I don't want to be energy free, we want to be energy dominant in terms of the world. -D. Trump)

To: SoFloFreeper

The national debt is even better.

535 people share a credit card and they each pay an equal share of the bill.

What is the rational spending level for each cardholder ?

8 posted on 10/30/2017 9:26:20 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (The CBC: Deceiving Canadians since 1936.)

To: SoFloFreeper

Great example!

9 posted on 10/31/2017 12:06:20 AM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)

To: SoFloFreeper

Bump

10 posted on 10/31/2017 4:10:47 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)

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