Thursday, August 23, 2012

Antikythera Hippos and an Oligarchical Taxing Mechanism

You've heard of the Antikythera Mechanism??

Well, here is the Oligarchical Hippopotamus.

Actually, it's the Oligarchical AND the Antikythera Hippopotamuses.

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My main worry is that the right people "earned" their $500 in nightly mostly tax-free tips. Yes, I mean Mr. Sirius and his D.C. gay mafia

As I reckon, using a base manager's salary of $35K and a 10% Federal tax rate, but adjusted to an actual real-world income including runaway tips in excess of $100K that totals $150K per year, the amount declared to the IRS for Federal purposes works out to $1.16 per $50 truly earned collected.

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Remember that $100K in tips works out to $2,000 per week for 50 weeks per year -- something that has gone on for many years, even if it is not technically true in 2012.

Think that's unreasonable?

Consider if you were given a $30 tip on a $35 bill just on, say, Monday night. And that's just one frickin' bill over 8 hours.

And there you have it.

"LIKE, OH MY GAWHD! Like, I'm so worth it!"

In my view, even if every frickin' high-end bartender, waiter, and gigolo in L.A. and New York / Manhattan does it, it's still just immoral.

Anyway, tonight, I went to Nellie's with Gary and Kristof and had a rather good time. 

I should mention that tomorrow Gary, Wendy, and I are supposed to go to Wildwood, New Jersey.

As it is, I'm planning on ONE MORE entry tomorrow, if possible.

--Regulus

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