As if it is not hard enough today to run a business, let alone a publishing business (and ours has been very successful), my CPA called to discuss the disastrous ramifications of the new state and federal tax laws and regulations, and those that are also being proposed. Meanwhile they are dancing and partying in Washington (no, I am not kidding.)
For those of you who have never risked everything you own to run a business, maxed out credit cards to make payroll, or borrowed against your house to purchase equipment (all of which I have done in the very early days of my business career), take note of how these centralized Marxist regulations affect our economy:
The extra full time marketing person we are looking to hire? Gone.
The extra early developmental manuscript editing we were planning to do to get a jump on the process? Gone.
The two new computer systems we were looking forward to purchasing? Gone.
The new laptop I was going to purchase for my travel this year? Gone.
The seven trips I was planning to make this year, including two or three overseas? Cut down to four, and maybe soon to be reduced to three.
That is tens of thousands of dollars I would have poured into the economy.
Read this, carefully:
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the rich out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything the government does not first take from somebody else. When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply the wealth by dividing it."
-- Dr. Adrian Rogers
I am so disgusted with what the Columbia-Harvard-Yale-Princeton brains are doing to my country I could vomit. (And when I do, a moocher from the State will be there to tax it as a pollutant.)
I know you do not come here to read this, but I thought you should see what the direct effect is of the policies being piled up those who . . . produce.