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sticky fish

[cf. STICKY¹ ; from its quills] n. the porcupine fish, Diodon hystrix. = EDGE HOG (Black)

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Last update: 2011-10-30 18:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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"since you are all such good customers I'm going to redcue the cost of your daily meal by $20." So now dinner for the ten only cost $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still eat for free.But what about the other six -- the paying customers? How could they divvy up the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his "fair share?"The six men realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would end up being *paid* to eat their meal.So the restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to redcue each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.And so the fifth man paid nothing, the sixth pitched in $2, the seventh paid $5, the eighth paid $9, the ninth paid $12, leaving the tenth man with a bill of $52 instead of his earlier $59. Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to eat for free.But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth. "But he got $7!" "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got seven times more than me!""That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $7 back when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!""Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.The next night he didn't show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They were $52 short!And that is how federal taxes work. The top 10% pays 70% of taxes. Any tax cut will by definition mean the top 10% gets most of the tax cuts. Anyone with an IQ of 50 or higher can figure that out. Leftists can't. Go figure. [url=]ofqracihkw[/url] [link=]zdervhka[/link]
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