Are you sure that is the way it works? So what if that bottle of wine secured a contract for a million dollars worth of work and several full time jobs? Worth it not?
More often it's just fun and games for the businessmen.
My father (who is almost retired) and I get into this and he's conceded the position he held for a long time. He works in the oil/gas industry. He goes to 3-4 conventions a year that don't have to be paid for, it's written off as an expense but he even admits that they're largely pointless, just an excuse to get together and enjoy life. Why else would these 'conventions' be in places like San Diego, Vancouver, Myrtle Beach? These people rape the system to live it up, bottom line. And at the same time they're ripping apart people on the opposite end of the spectrum that are doing the same, all the while the guy in the middle get's the brunt of it, not getting any benefit but stuck with the bill.
And I like how we've now filtered this conversation down to this aspect of it, we've left behind the 100 billion in subsides, tax shelters, and other forms of corporate welfare.
This post was edited on 11/25 at 12:48 pm