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How to not cut your budget

I have been working on this idea for a while, but I keep running into roadblocks. My business has been a bit off this year. The money is not coming in as fast as the last few years. I want to keep living at the same level as in years past, but it is getting harder. In actuality, I want to live even better, but darn the money. Working for a living is not cutting it so I am trying to figure out how I can start taxing people.

I got the idea from my state legislature as well as the US Congress. What you do is not worry how much things cost, or how much you spend. You just keep spending it, and when you need more, you simply increase the taxes on your constituents. When they ask why, you tell them they need to be happy to pay taxes, people are counting on you, it is good for the country, etc. If someone really wants answers, you explain to them that they must be in favor of starving kids or being cruel to minorities.

The basic premise here, and it would work great for me, is that you never ever even consider cutting your spending. Oh, once in a while you may elude to a possibility of a cut, but you never actually really mean it. You just want the taxpayers to think you may really do it someday. A bit tricky, but I could probably pull it off.

So, in a nutshell, I would never have to cut my spending, and I could keep living really well. I just need to figure out how I can start taxing people. Any ideas?


Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • October 23 2008 10:08AM



How about a gas fee?  Some agents in my office have added some to our company service fee to cover their gas expense.  I have not yet but I could!

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) over 11 years ago

I'm wondering where I can sign up for the power to use force to take stuff from other people so that i can give some of it away and be more generous... with other people's money. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Soooo Much needs to be changed.... I think we need a great business person running our country for at least 4 years and forget the politicians...  maybe then we could work on balancing the budget at least a little....  Diane

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 11 years ago

The greatest change this country can appeal for and legislate is a consumption based tax system.

We need the FAIR TAX! 

That would be stimulating. 

John:  I hope you are kidding about the gas fee?  I've heard of some agents across the country implementing this process and I think it's awful!

Posted by Owen Zweiback (Realty World Florida) over 11 years ago


I am not kidding.  Like you, I just look at the gas prices as a higher cost of doing business.  I do not add on.  I really don't like making them pay the service fee as it is and I have waived it but then it comes out of my check!

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) over 11 years ago

Kevn - About that cutting spending thing...

You didn't mention that they have (long ago) put into place planned INCREASES in spending - year after year after year.  So, when they propose a "cut" it's a cut in the amount spending will increase.  Oh, to be sure, it WILL continue to increase - just not quite as quickly.  And for that slowing of the increase - people on the receiving end moan and groan about how inhumane it is to cut them out... all the while, they're continuing to get more and more and more handouts.  Nobody in the legislation has the strength and determination to push through a TRUE cut in spending on social welfare, and non-constitutional spending items.

Posted by David Holzmann (Holzmann & Associates) over 11 years ago