I got robbed this morningSubmitted by Anthony in AR on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 14:11
Well I got robbed today, only for $2, I had $200 but they only wanted $2. They told me they are going to give it to advertisement firms to help bring more people to this area. A noble cause I guess, probably not where I would have spent the money.
If you haven't guessed by now, I paid my taxes for the 3 days my brand new business was open for last month. Still, lets think about this for a minute. I own the property my business is on and I purchased the starting equipment all with my own money, and all of the product I sell, all without a loan from anyone. I have put about $65,000 into starting this business without anyones help. Somehow they still feel they have a right to take money from me on a monthly basis. Their claim is that I am collecting the taxes from others for them. I however, advertise that all my items have no tax and everything ends on the dollar. So if something says $3 that's exactly what it is.
Still if I don't pay they will argue that I am actually charging $2.89 before tax and if that didn't work they would still hold the gun to my head.
Sigh, tonight I will be robbed of another $18. This extortion needs to be stopped. You would think after starting my own business I would feel great paying taxes because it kinda shows I am legit and recognized, but it didn't. It felt like a punch in the stomach. Being forced to do something I didn't want to do.
I did have an idea though, how would everyone feel about elective taxes. Tax rates are 0 but you can donate as much as you want, or 0 if you want, to different areas of government that need funds. Government can sign up with businesses to offer bonuses and promotions in exchange for donations. This should also open up the need for government to have active advertisement of businesses and advertisement for donations, bringing most likely more revenue in than a failing economy with standard taxes. Any thoughts?