Sometimes, It's Hard to Argue
"Um, actually we are," I said, thinking about working for money, owning a small business, families inheriting from one generation to the next.
"Not even CLOSE!" came the reply, muttering something about high taxes.
**Here's your "End of Capitalism"! You know you want this to happen!**
Now, there's a lot of things to think about before responding:
1) I'm going to be on stage with this guy, and he's never acted before, so he's already nervous enough without going on tilt;
2) he's been on Unemployment for several months;
3) he's in a government program teaching him how to start his own business;
4) did I mention he's starting his own business?
5) he's got kids, meaning he gets free schooling and medical care for them from my taxes, plus he's getting a tax rebate and child credit for them.
So, how to respond? Alas, in person the first point takes precedent over whatever argument I might have in rebuttal. I like the internet that way: here, you can be who you actually are.