How Does Mark Cuban Think You Show Your Patriotism? Get Rich As Sh*t.
Well, I will listen to this guy whenever he speaks about money or business because he's got a ton of money and a great business sense.
But how does he stand on patriotism? I would hate to paraphrase the guy, so I'll just quote him directly.
"So be Patriotic. Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes , your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. Your 2nd thought will be "what a great problem to have", and your 3rd should be a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping to support millions of Americans that are not as fortunate as you.
In these times of "The Great Recession" we shouldn't be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes. I don't. I find it Patriotic."
Of course, it's a lot easier to be patriotic in this fashion when you have a few billion dollars than when you are working paycheck to paycheck, so it's not like the Army is going to suffer a drought due to an influx of 22 year-old billionaires doing their patriotic duty by conducting leverage buyouts or something. Don't worry, sometimes you can still just be patriotic by shooting a bad guy in the head. G.I. Joe isn't going to be replaced by Donald Trump any time soon.