Wouldnt that be “fair” to you? Those evil rich people should have to pay more for their goods right!?
When you get to the movies, you just hand the movie theater guy your new Real ID Social Security number electronic medical records, work history, DNA record card. It just also happens to have not only your medical records ‑‑ I mean, in case something happens, it will be right there on your movie ticket, what drugs you are allergic to and stuff, it’s great. Anyway, it also has your income attached right to your Real ID. And if you don’t want the card, you know, maybe we just put a bar code on your forehead or a chip planted underneath your skin or something like that.
But once you’ve been scanned, the cash register will tell you what you have to pay. So the guy behind me who makes 45 grand, he pays the average of $ 10.50. If you make between ‑‑ and I just took the tax code to do this. If you make between $ 67,900 and $ 137,000, you would pay $ 17.50. You see what I mean? You are paying $ 7.50 more because you make more. If you made between $ 137,050 and $ 208,050, you just simply pay $ 19.60 per movie. If you made between 208,050 and 372,950, the movie’s going to cost you $ 20.10. What difference does it make to you? What are you going to do with all of that money? Okay, so your movie ticket cost $ 23.10. What? And, of course, all those who, you know, would be able to pay, you know, that we could pay for the ones that are making less than $ 16,700 because if you are making about $ 16,700, you should go to the movie for $ 7. And if you didn’t make $ 16,700, I mean, you wouldn’t pay anything. Wait a minute, that doesn’t include deductions. It would have to work out on your Real ID card some deductions.
Now, if you happen to be one of those evil people that just are constantly thinking about themselves, you know, the rich, you know, the wealthiest tax bracket, you get ready to pony up $ 24.50. Now, actually with the changes in the federal code that he’s made already, your ticket price for the movie theater is now $ 27.72, but that doesn’t factor in the state and local taxes. And since I’m in New York, that would actually bring the price of a ticket up to $ 36.54 per movie. And then, of course, there’s the new healthcare surtax. So it would really be ‑‑ okay, all right. So as we stand today, your ticket price if you are one of the wealthy people, your ticket price would cost you $ 40.32. But you can afford it, and you get to see the
I forgot. It’s actually not $ 40.32. Because I forgot about Social Security and FICA. So the next time you want to go see a Sandra Bullock or a Ryan Reynolds movie which was fantastic, tell me that wasn’t worth $ 44.52. Seriously, seriously. Of course, that doesn’t count in adjusted income, either, and since the wealthiest 1% pays about 40% taxes ‑‑ all right. If this were just a rational ticket price, if we were just trying to do the rational thing and we look at everything, half of everybody in the movie would get in for free and the wealthy would pay only $ 423 per ticket. That’s all ‑‑ but that’s it! But come on, you are not going to miss that $ 423 for a movie ticket.
Thanks scott, lisa is a prime example!
thats not progressive pricing blue.
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