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Moving the Cattle

Have you ever felt like time is moving too fast? I hear that all of the time. One of my mentors once said “You have as many hours in the day as others have had – people like Einstein, Beethoven, Newton and Lincoln.” Ouch. He knew how to shut down a complaint.

But those famous people did not contend with the distractions of 2013. These aren’t just distractions, they are addicting distractions. The hours spent on television have increased exponentially with the advent of HDTV and game cubes. The growth of the internet and smart phones have transformed humans to spend more of their time looking down and developing the size of their thumbs. Commercial marketing and social media have become more dominate and dictate our lives and our time. Just think of your holiday experience – how much was spent online shopping or at the mall. Everyone is working harder to produce the same or less. America is being controlled.

I coined a phrase to describe this constant assault on our time. I call it ‘moving the cattle’. Keep the people focused on something other than their money. Make it seem like the most important item of the moment. When they stop to think, move them somewhere else. In conjunction, make the tax laws more convoluted. Blame the other side. Create political and class warfare and blast it everywhere.

Taxes should be simple. They should be transparent. And they should to provide just enough to serve their purpose. Anything more, and you have to question the intent of those that raise them without making an attempt to fix a system that screams for an overhaul. After all, it’s 2013. And it doesn’t take an Einstein to fix it.

Mark Schuster, Partner

January 10, 2013

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