An advantage of being in the bloggers lounge early is you get to see people come in. Grover Norquist was passing through the Bloggers lounge early in the morning and not only consented to an interview but he and his escort allowed me to follow them to see where the guests on stage entered:

Early bird gets the worm and all that.

Today on Morning Joe both Joe and Mika are absent and the conversation got…interesting.

I’ll deal with Mike Barnicle’s remarks about bloggers in my Under the fedora column at The Conservatory and the Minority Report but lets deal with the idiocy of Donny Deutch.

He commented that he knows a lot of rich people who don’t want to pay higher taxes and share. The idea that if I’m not giving my money to the government to distribute as they see fit I’m not helping anyone or creating jobs.

Let me explain how the world actually works in under 100 seconds

Here is the quote that matters

George Washington McLintock: Gave? Boy, you’ve got it all wrong. I don’t give jobs I hire men.

Drago: You intend to give this man a full day’s work, don’tcha boy?

Devlin Warren:
You mean you’re still hirin’ me? Well, yes, sir, I certainly deliver a fair day’s work.

George Washington McLintock:
And for that I’ll pay you a fair day’s wage. You won’t give me anything and I won’t give you anything. We both hold up our heads….

One of the things I didn’t understand when I opened my first business at 24 was this: Don’t do $10 an hour work when you can do $100 an hour work. If you are the man in charge and you can do work that earns your business $100 dollars an hour you are a fool to be doing stuffing envelope work that you can hire someone to do for $10 an hour.

The cost of that $10 an hour job is a lot more than $10 for the employer and the more the government taxes and regulates that employer the higher the cost of that $10 job (and the $20 & $30 an hour jobs) for that employer.

Eventually it becomes cost prohibitive to make that next hire, or that promotion and in a small business the $20 & $30 an hour people usually start as $10 an hour people who prove they can get the work done.

Most small businesses the ones that don’t have lobbyists at K-street work on very small margins you have people who work 75 hours or more a week and have responsibility to keep everything and everyone afloat. You would think Donnie & company would understand that, but I suspect they actually do, but this is MSNBC and there is a narrative to be supported.