"What I tell you three times is true."
I'll make McArdle a deal. We'll leave the tax break for airplanes in place. Instead we'll just implement a new 90% tax bracket for every dollar earned that is more than we pay the President in a year.That's got to be a sweet deal, right? after all, CEOs can't possibly make much more than $400K per year.
Did anyone ever tell her not to ask rhetorical questions that have simple, real answers?
I have never really understood why people like corporate jets, aside from safety and time savings. (If managed by a good company like NetJets corporate jets are safer than commercial, if managed by a bad company they are not. And bigger corporate jets can be less safe than somewhat smaller ones, because they are more complex to maintain.)International-grade first class cabins in commercial have all the comfort you need.
I have never really understood why people like corporate jets, aside from safety and time savings. If you eliminate half of the reasons why people take them, naturally you will be confused. CEOs' jets save time, go where they want to go and when, and ensure they do not have to mix with the rabble. If you thought about it you could figure it out, I'm sure. Don't get so discouraged; just try harder.
I've never really understood why people like ice cream cones, apart from the fact that they are delicious and refreshing.
After all, ice is cold and it's free.
Paging Mr Floyd
MM's corporate jet tweet could have been written by a precocious tenth grader. "What's the difference between being president of GE and president of the U.S.? They're both called 'presidents' and both the things they're president of are referred to by two letters."Yes, it's come to that: cafeteria taunting from the business editor of the Atlantic.
Yes, but the point of owning private jets is that if you are very busy and very time-constrained they make sense for you. But a lot of people seem to be owning corporate jets more as trophies more than anything, and corporate jets don't make sense as trophies, as they depreciate quickly.Myles.
Oh Myles, don't be silly, that's the point. Disposable jets, disposable wifettes — if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it, etc. ad inf.
If agricultural subsidies are so appalling, why does Megan drink milk and eat wheat?
corporate jet subsidies. why are taxpayers paying for it myles
But a lot of people seem to be owning corporate jets more as trophies more than anything, and corporate jets don't make sense as trophies, as they depreciate quickly.Congratulations, Myles, you are all grown up now and learning about the human condition. People do things for illogical reasons. Also, people do things for logical reasons that we don't always know about, or understand when we do know. How many people need younger wives, as Pete notes? Ten houses instead of two or three? Fifteen cars instead of two or three? Keep thinking about it, and one day you will realize that sometimes people act for emotional, not logical reasons. And those people often think they are being logical, because who wants to realize that they had to have a corporate jet because Daddy said they were stupid in childhood, or their business rivals have a corporate jet and they want to be just as "important"?
I was inside Kennedy's Air Force 1 at the Pima Air & Space Museum.It was about as luxurious as the cabins on the destroyer docked mext to the Constitution.
Myles needs to watch more 30 Rock. It's satire, but the Alec Baldwin character is basically a documentary.
Dear Megan,1). Because the Secret Service says I have to. I know, I was just as shocked as you to find out that there are lots of things I have no choice over.2). I was also shocked to learn of a breed of people known as "assassins" and that world leaders and famous persons are often their targets, requiring something known as "security."3). Apparently, when I visit other important people like foreign heads of state, it's supposedly necessary for me to appear "dignified." I know, like WHATEVER, right?4). They tell me there's a difference between being president of a private company and president of a whole country and stuff. 5). I kinda don't believe her, but Michelle tells me there's a total diff between safety and indulgence. Go figure.I hope this helps! Have a rad day.
The apparition of this tweet from McArdleA hundred dollars on a cheaply-veneered nightstandapologies to Ezra Pound
She actually thinks she's being clever, like the right-wingers who point to a snowstorm thinking it disproves global warming. And, as you note, she has not problem with corporate jets, just any shred of social conscience or sliver of functioning government.
Post a Comment