Being unattractive in America is an expensive proposition. Not only do the “pretty” people get better jobs, they also pay much less taxes.( This is not to say less attractive people in cash jobs don’t pay there fair share of taxes either…these are just two clear-cut examples)
It’s not even a secret. Lower income,hard working people spend there life toiling for jobs at or near the minimum wage. Big corporations conspire with their bought and paid for lackeys(politicians) to make sure we don’t pay a livable wage to the workers with the least clout and education. Imagine if the .99cent value meals were $1.29….and the difference went to raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to a more realistic $9.50 an hour. Big corporations would scream bloody murder. The superPacs would raise millions to squash any such thing from actually coming to a vote in congress.
I’ve made many friends here in Miami over the last several years. One of my friends is a very comely blond who works as a waitress in a upscale restaurant just off the ocean. She works hard and is very skilled at what she does. She also has been gifted with a fantastic figure and beautiful blue eyes. She is just 27..and had just purchased a very nice, shiny new automobile. I was surprised at such a purchase as she never graduated college, in fact..she never graduated high school either. She asked me how much money I thought she made? I ran some numbers in my head..figuring she makes nice tips….maybe 150 dollars a night X 5 days a week…thinking she made perhaps $40,000 or so a year. She giggled over my stupidity…and confided to me that she clears 400+ dollars cash on an average night..x 5…she’s making 2000.00 dollars a week..CASH! That’s over 100,000 dollars a year! I asked her if she declared all that money in her tax returns….she said “are you nuts”….as she shows an income to the government of about 30,000 …and she doesn’t take off her clothes…and in fact attends church every Sunday and is in fact a very decent person…less her lack of tax honesty.
Another aquaintance of mine gets a bit more risque. There are literally 100′s of “establsihments” here in the sunshine state that feature naked dancers entertaining vacationeers from all over the world. This person does not engage in any illegal activities, everything she does is sanctioned by Governor Rick Scott and the state of Florida. She boasts that she often makes 800 dollars a night..and many girls make even more money. Last year she told me that she made more than 200,000 dollars a year. Some doctors and lawyers don’t make that kind of cash..but if God gifted you with physical beauty there is no limit to your earning power. She declares about 50,000 dollars a year in income..enough to look “legit” to the IRS!
So, we cant control God’s gifting of beauty…BUT can the government control who pays their fair share of taxes? Handsome Mitt Romney evades his taxes….legally will assume…but hard to confirm with his tight grip on his tax returns. Pretty guys and gals all over the sunshine state are raking in the big bucks. We haven’t even discussed the other flourishing business here’s…just go to back page or craigslist…and you can find literally thousands of others making huge profits selling their wares in all types of ways. Guess who gets to pick up the taxes for people in cash jobs that aren’t paying? That’s us folks..the rest of us not so physically gifted people. This not just a Miami phenomenon..this goes on all over the United States.
Can we start a real conversation this political season about the real world……do we have any politicians willing to talk the truth about the extra taxes the not so beautiful people get to pay? …the extra costs of being ugly in America? …life isn’t fair..but we can at-least try to make it a little less unfair for hard working Americans of all stripes and flavors!