If it wasn't for red tape, a trained monkey could do my job. I figured that out today. Payroll and cost reports are the only tasks I do regularly that benefit the business. Everything else I do that matters is for the government. And ninety percent of payroll is government technicalities and procedures.
You have to make so many deductions, and keep track of them, and then send all that money on to some agency or other, and fill out forms every time you do it, and more forms at the end of the month, and still more forms at the end of each quarter, and then you have to bring it all together at the end of the year.
What a racket! And I'm so glad for it, because otherwise I'd have about three hours of work to do every week instead of forty or so. And I'd probably have to go door to door asking my neighbors if I could wash their windows for a dollar to buy those tubs of tapioca pudding.
So thank you, Washington and Sacramento. Let's hear no more talk of tax reform, or streamlining government, or reinventing anything, thank you very much.