Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for November 11, 2011
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Hollingsworth Hound in Zero-Sum Gaming Butler: Message for Mr. Hound: "Your TAXES have been RAISED!" Hound: YAGGHH! It's UNAMERICAN!! Hound: The PATRIOTIC thing to do would have been to fire more teachers! SNAP Hound; Well, I'm RESIGNING as C.E.O. of HoundCo! It's just not worth my EFFORT now! Hound: And now America will see what happens when you OVER-TAX the JOB CREATORS! Hound: HoundCo employs 30,000 people! Now they'll all be UNEMPLOYED! Stillson: I'll do it. Hound: Huh? Stillson? Stillson: I'll take the C.E.O. job. In fact, I have new ideas... Hound: They won't work as well as MY policies! So the company will have fewer employees! Man #1: If HoundCo does worse, MY company does BETTER! So I'll hire more! Man #2: Hello? Human resources? Man #3: Ah, but wait... Man #3: I've SEEN your ideas, Stillson, and I LIKE 'em! I'm buying HoundCo stock! Stillson: Maybe we should hire... Stillson: I'll be paid less than Hollingsworth, so we can afford that plant... Hound: HOLD IT!! Hound: I've decided the patriotic thing to do is to soldier on, despite the injustice! The End Hound: Ah, I'll just make up the difference with another off-shore entity! Butler: You love America veddy much, sir.
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