Nobody builds a business alone, that’s true. But Bob didn’t make all those people work for free, and he didn’t make use of public resources without writing hefty tax checks for the privilege. Bob paid everyone, including his local, state, and federal government, before he even got to make his first dollar of profits. And Bob carries all the risk here. If his business tanks, his contractors aren’t going to return the money he gave them for their work, his employees aren’t going to give back their wages, and the government isn’t going to return the taxes and fees he paid. So why is it OK that when he’s successful enough to make a profit, some populist asshole politicians can stand up and say that “he hasn’t paid his fair share to society yet”?
[I do love the comments about what it took to build a business coming from a man who’s never built or run a business in his life. Businesses take work, period. There is risk and there is one person who takes that risk and the reward for the risk is the potential for profit. But profit is the result of greed and corruption right? That person who has poured blood sweat and tears working their ass off so they don’t fail shouldn’t get any reward.
Why should they get no reward, you see someone else actually built their business. The business owner didn’t spend late nights with no bonus pay keeping the ship afloat. They haven’t spent hours working on a website with zero income coming from it at the beginning. Who cares that the business operator has paid anyone who works for them a fair wage in exchange for their goods and services?
That’s the crux, people who are paid by the business owner didn’t build the business. People who build a business invest considerable time and effort without the guarantee of a reward. That in and of itself is the very nature of business and is known as your Return on Investment.
Building a business means you invest a lot of time and your own money that in the future you may end up with more than you had. Evidently our fearless leader has some other shining example of what building a business looks like.
*Most annoyingly is some places charge you a fee merely for permission to conduct business. You see you need a business license to sell things to people who would like your goods and services. You pay for the privilege but if for one reason or another you take a year off, you get to pay the tax man for the privilege again. See how that works? The government has to get theirs or you can’t get yours. -B]
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.