It is. It really is.
I keep seeing stuff about “we can reduce america’s deficit by creating more jobs, which means more taxpayers” …except that the money they’re being paid already existed, and would have been taxed at the business level. New jobs does not equal spontaneous generation of money. The people getting the jobs would be paid from money that’s already present and taxed, be it as assets or income of the business.
Or, to put it another (ridiculously simplified) way: You have a jar with 100 pennies, and two empty jars. Take some pennies out of the first jar and put them in the second jar. How many pennies do you have? Now take some more pennies out of the first jar and put them in the third jar. How many pennies do you have now? Now take some pennies from the second jar and put them in the third jar while shaking the first jar. How many pennies do you have?
Yes, tax rates are the crucial pin here, but then the argument should be about tax rates. This whole “redistribution of money = more money” seems just… foolish. New people in the workforce don’t crap out new money to add to the money that is already taxed.
To reduce the inbalance, either taxes have to go up, or services have to go down, or some combination of the two. Taxes could in theory go down if enough services/programs/expenditures are aggressively cut, but… bleh. Different topic.
America as a country really needs to stop the economic bleeding that’s happening from shipping jobs overseas, offshore accounts, tax havens, etc. That ends up as income lost, never taxable, and seriously, we’re fatally hemorrhaging cash here.
Okay, so I’ve put it up on the Android store. You can check it out here.
It’s pretty rough. Like I said before, it was never finished. I just wrapped up the edges, and put it out to get it off the table. If you play it (which you probably shouldn’t), and you have any strong opinions on anything, go ahead and comment here or in the forums.
I’d prefer that it not be crashing people’s phones or tablets, so let me know if that happens, and what was going on at the time. I may, or may not, be able to fix it.