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Math isn’t exactly my strong suit, but…

Obama and Biden keep saying that 98% of small businesses don’t make in excess of $250,000, but that cannot POSSIBLY be right, can it? It certainly can’t mean gross receipts.

Let’s say you owned a single McDonald’s franchise open 360 days a year (round number make Weasel happy)…that that would imply a gross daily intake of under $700. Ridiculous! If you ran a shift of five people for eighteen hours at seven bucks an hour, that’s $630 right there, just in wages. Plus materials, utilities, rent, advertising…

So what the fuckity fuck are they talking about?

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from iamfelix
Time: October 16, 2008, 12:45 pm

So what the fuckity fuck are they talking about?

They have no idea.

And neither do I.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 16, 2008, 1:01 pm

Hm. Well, while we ponder the question, please join me in a field trip to the Condiment Packet Museum.

You’re welcome.

 


Comment from Farmer Joe
Time: October 16, 2008, 1:11 pm

I think he pulled that number out of his ass. It’s common knowledge that 87% of statistics are made up on the spot.

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 16, 2008, 1:20 pm

If you DO figure it out (somehow) what they are talking about, you ought to let them in on it, because they don’t have a clue.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 16, 2008, 1:42 pm

Of course, math isn’t Biden’s strong suit, either. Him and his three letter word, J-O-B-S.

For the umpty-umpth time, can you IMAGINE what the press would do to Sarah Palin if she said any one of the boneheaded things Joe Biden, elder statesman, says every damn day?

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 16, 2008, 1:43 pm

I’d say that their parameters are askew.

πŸ˜›

 


Comment from ECM
Time: October 16, 2008, 1:48 pm

They are banking on the utter and complete ignorance and/or jealousy of your friends and neighbors and, wouldn’t you know, it’s working -_-

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 16, 2008, 2:19 pm

It’s just made-up, with the complete assurance that no one will actually question it. Of course some on our side are making up stuff too. You’re taxed on your after expenses earnings if you file as an individual, a LLC, or S-corp.

I know, because I’ve done all three over the years, they all suck. Hell, I’d be willing to pay at a higher rate if it was simpler and I wasn’t deathly afraid of screwing something up.

Hey, did you know that there is no statute of limitations if you owe taxes, but if they owe you, too bad so sad it’s been longer then 3 years.

Great, just great, California says they don’t have a return from me for 2005. I will have fun with them though. They will owe me money, they just don’t realize it yet. Hah!

 


Comment from memomachine
Time: October 16, 2008, 2:31 pm

Hmmmm.

“Hey, did you know that there is no statute of limitations if you owe taxes, but if they owe you, too bad so sad it’s been longer then 3 years.”

Actually if it’s federal then I think it’s 10 years.

Why?

Because I got nailed by the IRS for deductions made –10– freaking years ago that they disallowed just fricking -now-.

And who doesn’t have those records anymore?

Just call me Mr.-bent-over-the-desk-and-raped.

10 years of accumulated penalties. Holy crap.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 2:54 pm

The fuckity fuck they are talking about is that they want to punish success. Don’t you dare want or try to work hard and earn more than 250K a year you racist, unpatriotic shitbags. It is your duty to spread your wealth to those who do not want to work as hard.

They want trickle up poverty.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 2:56 pm

Obamalama’s tax plan and small businesses…

patterico.com/2008/10/07/obamas-tax-plan-and-small-businesses/

Most small businesses make more than 250k.

Census on small business –

census.gov/epcd/www/smallbus.html

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 2:59 pm

Obama wants to tax the ‘rich’, but not himself.
How tax boosting Obama cuts his own….

tinyurl.com/68vz7e

Just like all of the rest of them…Kennedy, Pelosi…all for raising taxes on the producers, but they hide their money in trusts, in off-shore accounts, in whatever loopholes they can find.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 16, 2008, 2:59 pm

Ruh-Roh Raggy. Looks like John Murtha just bailed on tonights PA Senate debate over his Rascism claims..

http://pawatercooler.com/?p=7645

Jill, If we go by the Bill Clinton standard, that isn’t the ONLY thing askew – if you know what I mean.. πŸ™‚

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 3:09 pm

scubafreak, will Russell still show up and talk what he wants to do and how shameful Murtha bailed because he doesn’t want to answer to anyone?

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 3:18 pm

Oh and to add to the Obama math, he wants to ‘help’ small business by giving them an incentive of $3000 tax ‘credit’ to hire more folks.
Er…not going to help when your taxes are going to go up overall and it costs you 12-15,000 more per worker, beyond their salary to hire.

Fucker is aiming us off the cliffs and straight into the rocks. Social justice and revolution, man.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 16, 2008, 3:22 pm

P&B: I certainly hope so. He could turn it into an open Town Hall meeting and connect with the voters.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 3:43 pm

Meh…I just called Russell’s campaign and they said the whole thing was cancelled.

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:15 pm

Scuba, I know. πŸ˜‰

 


Comment from Oldsmoblogger
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:21 pm

Even if the “98%” claim is accurate, it’s a “We’re going to take it from some other part of the bucket, not yours” argument. It’s specious, and morally indefensible to boot.

III

 


Comment from Frank
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:29 pm

Unless I miss my guess…Obama is referring to making $250,000 after all expenses. If your revenues are one million and your costs are 750,000 your profit is 250,000.00

But of you are going to be taxed to death….why bother building up your business, or find ways to hide revenue or overstate your costs.

Frank

 


Comment from Nicole
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:35 pm

I don’t really understand all the numbers that get tossed around either, but I do know, as noted earlier herein, statistics are easy to manipulate.

In case you all haven’t seen it, here is the post from Ace’s about this topic. If the poster is correct, it looks like the numbers add up because they are redefining what a small business is?

ace.mu.nu/archives/275777.php

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:36 pm

P&B. Thats too bad, it would have been a GOLDEN opportunity to grind Murtha’s face in it.

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:36 pm

Hah! Turns out I didn’t file my California return for that year, and I did overpay. No fines, no fees, no interest. Gimmee that overpaid tax back suckers.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to declare my horses as dependents. Well they are, they’re like children, and they sure as hell depend on me.

Woohoo I’m getting a new Wolfdog for Christmas. My ladyfriend says I’m not right without my wolf. Awoooo.

My old guy passed away back in 1994.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 16, 2008, 4:51 pm

But of you are going to be taxed to death….why bother building up your business, or find ways to hide revenue or overstate your costs.

That is what they want. They want everyone to be dependent upon them, thus, their power is neverending.

Nicole, go look up at my patterico link and the census bureau one. That shows what is a small business and how much they make.

Bottom line, ‘they’ have no business defining what is an acceptable income for anyone.

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 16, 2008, 6:49 pm

Allen, never mind that horses are dumb as dirt and goofier than a hatful of field mice. That you own horses puts you in the Hated Upper Crusty category, and you will soon be the guest of honor at a show trial, after which your assets will be seized and redistributed.

What, you thought “Change” was just a slogan?

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 16, 2008, 7:31 pm

No one said anything about the condiment package museum.

I think it’s neat. I do wonder how many of the samples end up eventually swelling up and exploding, though. You just know those hermetic package seals aren’t always good.

We used to pin up McD ketchup packets and shoot at ’em out in the Tx grasslands. Good fun for sure.

 


Comment from Nicole
Time: October 16, 2008, 7:35 pm

Yeah, I had seen the Patterico post before. And no, they certainly do not have any business defining acceptable income. But they sure are gonna do it. All in the name of helping us poor ignorant slobs who vote against our own self interest, y’know.

 


Comment from Gnus
Time: October 16, 2008, 8:37 pm

Ya know, all day I’ve been trying to figure out just who benefits from Democrats controlling the legislative and executive branches of our government. So far, all I can come up with is the poor folks economically disadvantaged and the elected few and their cronies.

Even ordinary everyday Democrats are going to suffer once they’re in charge. You’d think they’d see that coming.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 16, 2008, 8:40 pm

Democrats don’t *see* anything.

They *feel* the truth….

Fucking morons.

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 16, 2008, 8:41 pm

Heyyyyyyyyy now! McGoo!

(that’s better.)

How about a Pie break? πŸ˜‰

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/Rally/

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 16, 2008, 8:45 pm

what in the sam hell?

for julep-to-go?

 


Comment from wendyworn
Time: October 16, 2008, 10:15 pm

Ok, as far as the math/Obama question – numbers+Obama=Lies

but as far as the condiments go – Stoaty you are going to have so much fun in England! All hail the Brown Sauce! That stuff is so good!

But their packets of mayonaise are called Salad Cream. Here in America we could never call it Salad Cream, for the same reason we would not call our game system a Wii. Our minds are too far in the gutter for that.

 


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: October 16, 2008, 10:36 pm

Weas, go check out the McCain at the dinner thing video at Ace (DiT put it up). It’s pretty funny.

apo, I’ve always said “What in the Sam Hill?” Don’t know what it means, but then I don’t know what “the livin’ daylights” are either, and I refer to them frequently. (e.g., “That about scared the livin’ daylights out of me.”)

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 17, 2008, 1:49 am

I saw a quote somewheres about a focus-group member saying she doesn’t like Obama at all, but she will vote for him because she is tired of paying for health insurance through her job. WTF?

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 17, 2008, 5:20 am

Key Lime Pie. I’ve been known to kill for it.

“Sam Hill”? Wiki’s answer does not satisfy. Best answer I saw on the innertubes is “No one knows who he was.”

“Living daylights”? See here:

( http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/living-daylights.html )

 


Comment from nicole
Time: October 17, 2008, 9:20 am

Key Lime Cheesecake. That’s the stuff right there. πŸ˜›

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 17, 2008, 9:38 am

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm…keyyy limmme piiiie gooood
πŸ™‚

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 17, 2008, 9:40 am

Both pie and cheesecske, nicole! Why – I bet if I ate them simultaneously, I’d go straight to Valhalla!

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 17, 2008, 9:46 am

Is anyone else besides me a bit disappointed in the search results for “Sam Hill”?

I wanted him to be famous for something interesting – like being the first man to have his head shoved up his own ass, or the first idiot to take a bath with an electric fan sitting on the rim of the tub. You know – something exciting, novel, or really really stupid.

Maybe he was the first man to eat an entire feather boa?

 


Comment from nicole
Time: October 17, 2008, 10:35 am

Ooo. Now I’m gonna have to experiment. I bet I could make a key lime cheesecake & pie together. Dual layer so to speak…I’ll be in the kitchen.

Maybe a new website should be started for Sam Hill. All the things he *should* be famous for. πŸ˜›

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 17, 2008, 1:13 pm

We have a cafe in our area that’s famous for its pies. Their best is a key lime and cheescake. They use a real crust-not that graham cracker crap. The key is a thinner layer of cheescake and a thick layer of keylime yumminess on top. That way the sweet creamy cheesecake doesn’t quite overtake the sour.

 


Comment from nicole
Time: October 17, 2008, 5:34 pm

Things in pies aren’t cheesecake to me. They need to be baked to be cheesecake. πŸ™‚

But my experiment did turn out well. I did a thin key lime cheesecake layer (with graham crust though, no patience today for the other kind) and then a layer of key lime pie, about the same thickness, with a thin layer of graham in between. Yummy. πŸ™‚ Bordering on Valhalla-ish. πŸ˜›

 


Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: October 17, 2008, 5:37 pm

I am afraid that weasels that ask questions will have no place in the coming United Socialist States of America unless worn around the necks of their liberal masters. I pray they will be safe in other English speaking locales until they can return one day to strangle those masters.

 

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