Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes.
When you make a shitload of money. Do something positive with it. If you are smart enough to make it, you will be smart enough to know where to put it to work.
I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make the more of a financial impact you can have.
I’m not against government involvement in times of need. I am for recognizing that big public companies will continue to cut jobs in an effort to prop up stock prices, which in turn stimulates the need for more government involvement. Every cut job by the big companies extracts a cost on the American people in one way or another.
Entrepreneurs are needed to create and grow companies to absorb those people in new jobs. If entrepreneurs don’t create those jobs, the government ends up having to spend more money to help them one way or another.
So be Patriotic. Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes , your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. Your 2nd thought will be “what a great problem to have”, and your 3rd should be a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping to support millions of Americans that are not as fortunate as you.
In these times of “The Great Recession” we shouldn’t be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes. I don’t. I find it Patriotic.
I’m not saying that the government’s use of tax money is the most efficient use of our hard-earned capital. It obviously is not. In a perfect world, there would be a better option. We don’t live in a perfect world. We don’t live in a perfect time. We live in a time where the government plays a big role in an effort to help lead us out this Great Recession. That’s reality.
So I will repeat my point. Get out there and make a boatload of money. Enjoy the shit out your money. Pay your taxes.
Right now, the most patriotic things we can do is buy American. As of now i only buy American Cars, clothes, services. I know its hard but try it can make a difference. What differentiates Us americans from other countries is that we are go getters, we dont expect things to be given to us , capitalism at its finest. Will higher taxes take the entrepreneurial spirt away? i’m not sure , as a small business owner, i dont think it would because i’m ljust naturally a go getter but it would be such a relief if my taxes were lowered. I could expand, higher more. If i make more the Irs make more. Just let me do my thing. i’m sick and tired of everyone blaming the rich. Who says they dont donate money they do and alot. Who is the government to tell us to give more. Ill Say this though millionaires that dont donate are no better than those leeches that suckthe taxpayers money through entitlments. I hate people like warren buffet who says millionaires should be taxed more. If you really feel that way the IRS takes donations. Instead of leaving your fortune to Africa leave it to the country that gave you the opportunity to make that fortune. Thats patriotism