Monday, February 02, 2009

The truth about the business and taxes


The reality is that most successful entrepreneurs spend years putting in a work load that dwarfs that of the average person, often with less to show for it than their friends, and without any guarantee that it will ever pay off big for them one day. Then, when they hit it big, liberals tell them that they "won life's lottery" and insist that they're unpatriotic if they don't want their hard earned money given to people who never made the sort of sacrifices that they did.


What we reward, we get more of as a society. What we punish, we get less of. And when you punish success and entrepreneurship, it's not just the successful entrepreneur who's punished. It's the employees he doesn't hire, the customers he doesn't serve, and ultimately, even the government that would have gotten far more money had it not killed the goose that laid the golden egg.