"Connect the dots, you get the big picture," said Dan shuffling
the papers on his large messy desk, that's where he keeps all his
paper work, some related to his business "Breakthru for Better
Future" and lots of scrap paper on which he scribble his fresh
ideas as they emerge from his restless brain. Dan always speaks
while shuffling papers on his desk; never he would stand still or
sit at his desk when he speaks. Shuffling papers was his way of
getting his thoughts organized.
Juggernaut appeared puzzled looking at the figure shaped from
connecting the dots.
I said connect the dots, I don't mean connecting dots on
children's' coloring book, you fool."
what you mean?"
you listen to people talk, politicians put a spin, talk radio
hosts splutter, think tanks condescend on others, financial gurus
paint bright future, crafty salesmen twist and turn the words,
and preachers scream and cry with emotions, they emit dots into
mean like emissions from a factory chimney."
aroma from food, scent from people with over applied fragrance or
noise in the name of music."
that information is in the form of dots, billions and trillions
floating in the air."
"That's lot of dots to connect."
but then, it is like solving a puzzle or riddle, you get to see
pictures, big pictures."
mean by connecting."
"That's right." "Now onwards, you keep connecting the dots and
let me know when you see a big picture and stop connecting dots
on the coloring book," Dan looked serious.
Dan as you said, I have been connecting dots, and now big
pictures are appearing in my mind," said Juggernaut sitting on a
tall stool that makes Juggernaut look tall.
what big picture you see?"
"People don't want to pay taxes, taxes of any kind whether income
tax, property tax, sales tax, this and that tax. Poor people
don't have to pay, middle class try to cheat, rich people hate
it, and the ultra rich think taxes are for common folks." "The
word 'tax' shall be removed from the human vocabulary for good.
People are going to such a length to hide their money from taxes;
like tax havens, off-shore banks, overseas banks, secret Swiss
Bank accounts, money laundering, phony business expenses, all
these just to keep their own money from tax. The whole business
of evading taxes is a business by itself robbing fun out of
making money. To add insult to injury, according to IRS it is not
cost effective to collect tax from the tax dodgers, so the IRS
gave up on them. Taxes are like self induced injury, heart ache,
pain and suffering."
I feel the same way," "I am with you on this."
instance, you moved to the state where there is no state tax.
Last year you saved over thirty grand on state taxes your don't
have to pay, though you do business across the state
"That's right, everybody does that," "Big corporations have their
businesses established middle of nowhere where only seals and
king penguins live in harmony." "At least my business was
established on the main land."
saw the big picture, I came with a plan for any country that
doesn't want to impose tax on their citizens and
me hear that," Dan continued to shuffle the papers.
as you go for every product and service; It is called pay
upfront. Instead of city tax, a bill for snow removal, street
lights, maintaining drains, each month one gets bill for various
services. If people flying don't want to pay for security check
and take chances on air travel, that's that; no TSA at the
airports. People who can afford additional costs for security
fly on flights that guarantee security for a price. From
collecting garbage to open heart surgery, people pay from the
pocket on the spot. If somebody has to sue somebody, a fee is
paid up front at the court.
you pay for a war?"
us say a government or a section of the society was itching for a
war; costs and risks were quickly calculated and people or
companies interested in taking risks would invest in the war
enterprise, by buying stocks to reap the benefits or lose the
investment, if enough money was not raised, no war will take
place, the business venture would not take place, as simple as
for providing health care, I guess!"
we are going back to the basic principles of true free
enterprise, not the phony one currently in practice for
scoundrels and con men to run ponzi schemes to make money. If
people were not willing to pay for a service or a product, they
won't get it. The entire society doesn't have to pony up for
others through taxes which everybody hates to pay including the
beneficiaries." "There won't be any services from City, County,
State or Federal level financed by taxes." "Those people hiding
their monies from taxes will bring it out to open once tax system
is dismantled." "Libraries, Museums, parks, beaches, Lincoln
Memorial, Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, Brooklyn Bridge,
Bay Bridge etc; to visit or to use these places, people pay a fee
up front, and the stock and bond owners of these facilities and
structures either make or lose money on their investment, that
simple." "Why bunch of idiots in any country decide for
everybody in the name of democracy?" "A parliament passes a bill
that is diluted, full of loop holes, lost its main purpose, and
in the end serves no purpose at all, and all these done to spend
"Sounds revolutionary to say the least and scary at any level,"
"may be you should stop looking for the dots anymore to connect."
"To keep your mind calm, stick to your coloring books
Juggernaut," said Dan again reshuffling the papers on his
that's I was doing all along before you asked me to look for
dots and start connecting them to get the big picture," "Now, you
saw the big picture, you don't like it." "I know I am only good
in theorizing which nobody listens," Juggernaut was