Sunday, March 19, 2006

Reason to Hate Michigan #37985562

Those vile Wolverines!

Tax Policy Can Curb Workaholism

So…let’s take all the rewards from working beyond a politically correct amount of time away from those who earned it, so that way there is no reason to work any further. After all, government is that institution we should all look to find out what’s best for us. Right? And if it socially desirable that people have more leisure time, and using tax policy can engineer socially desirable outcomes, then why not?

It probably never occurred to this researcher that the possibility may exist that people are workaholics because they are truly invested in what they are doing, and have a high desire to create. In my experience, most people who are high achievers, and as a result, high income-earners, are that way because they have a innate drive to produce. Assuming that simply taking away their pay will change their desire to create puts the cart before the horse. (No doubt, some will not want to work without reward…but that’s beside the point.)

So, according to this Wolverine, we need to get the government to stomp out the creative energies of over-acheivers. Maybe, instead of taxing them, we could have jail sentences for people who want to work more than, say, 50 or 60 hours a week.

(Maybe, in a twist of irony, we could sentence them to community service.)

Go Buckeyes!!!


Blogger Lisa Renee said...

I think we are taxed enough as is, and I know my husband has felt more than a few moments of frustration when he has worked overtime during a pay period then discovered more of it went to taxes than in our pockets.

So, I don't often say this but...

GOOOOO Buckeyes!


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