quote:What? I'm referring to the businessman who get's to write off the bottle of wine, therefore NOT paying for it.
You're referring to the businessman who has bought both the wine . . . and the other guy's food stamp?
Really? That dense?
Mogray, when you grow up to be an actual taxpayer like your dad, you'll understand that the bottle of wine was purchased. The businessman bought it. He paid money he earned for it. His purchase generated taxes for the government. His purchase helped the economy. So did your dad's fishing trip.
You'd prefer the Businessman not run as much overhead, be less productive on the sales end because of it, be less profitable, but pay a larger proportion of those lesser profits to the government. I get that. Perhaps you do too. Then again, perhaps not.