Thursday, December 16, 2010
Recently my kids started a late-morning homeschool karate class. The instructor offered his services at about half of his normal cost. And why wouldn't he or anyone else that peddles mostly to kids who are otherwise pent up in government schools all day?
But still, when it came time to pay him, I deliberately gave him cash (instead of a check or credit card).
Paying cash is not only practical because it can net you a discount in many cases, I submit that it's also the nice/moral thing to do; and this particular sensei is a most likable dude.
The income tax is nothing short of pure slavery. Think about it. Big Government has a claim, enforceable by jail(!), on a significant percentage of everyone's *harvest*.
My new policy is to pay cash WHENEVER IT'S FEASIBLE. I'll do what I can to charitably pass *tax breaks* on to other slaves.
Plus, cash payments for plumbers, restaurateurs, daycare providers(!), and Latin tutors like the guy pictured above....they can go, collectively, a long way towards keeping the price of services down.