You knew it was inevitable, but here it is….
Yoga for Dogs..
Now, I know current economic theory has it that you should have low taxes because low taxes means more disposable income, thus more money to be spent on goods and services- the engine that drives our economy. Theoretically, then, the lower taxes the better. Yet, as I read stories like this, I can't but help think this- some people just need to be taxed more. In fact, damnit, this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that taxes in this country are too damn low.
Now, I'm not being cranky. Let's look at this logically, shall we?
1)The more people spend on goods & services, the better for the economy- True, in a sense, but is little Fido or Scrappy being a more relaxed Fido or Scrappy really a positive net gain? Is this something that makes the world a little better?
Wouldn't that money be better spent on more important things- like better schools, universal health care, or forcing Antonin Scalia to an early retirement? Won't somebody please think of the children?
2) Spending money like that helps create jobs- Yes, jobs are created but what's the end result here, the deliverable: a bunch of yoga teachers are able to afford more organic soy produce. And let's face it, this country does not need more yoga teachers. You can't walk down Mission street without bumping into at least four of them.
3) It's your damn money, it's a free country, you can do whatever you damn well please with the money- This is all well and true, but if you're spending money teaching downward facing dog to your dog, you do not know how to spend your disposable income. In fact, you should lose your right to say that you have disposable income.
Oh, I know some of those people are going to complain that they don't really make that much money, and that it's tough to make ends meet and they're not rich, but everyone says that. Have you ever met someone who said "you know, I'm making just the right amount of money that I'd like and I'm doing okay." Okay, so maybe some of the people taking the classes with their pooches aren't the upper-crust of the Upper-East side. Maybe some of them are scraping by in order to take the classes. Maybe they had to make a choice between, say, meditation classes and dog yoga. Well, tough. Let's put it this way- I know there's a lot of poor people in this country and I know that there's a staggering amount of uninsured people in this country, but wanna make a bet that most of those uninsured families also have cable in every room, internet access, and $100 Nike's for the tykes?
Aren't we in the middle of a Recession?
PS-if you read the article, you'll notice that everyone interviewed has a Jewish last name. Silly little JewBu's.
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