August 5, 2017 - Swappage

swap (swɒp) or swop n
2.
something that is exchanged

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-age
suffix forming nouns
1. indicating a collection, set, or group: acreagebaggage
2. indicating a process or action or the result of an action: haulagepassagebreakage

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Swappage then is the "stuff" swapped.

I'm looking for a term to replace "income" for men/women—people.

INCOME describes money that comes in, i.e. without any effort. This is the stuff, the profits, of corporations. 

When people work they barter, or swap, their time/skills for a commodity of the employer—usually currency. If I believe an hour of my time/skills are worth $25 and you agree, then, after giving you one hour, you give me $25. Did I profit? Did the employer profit? NO!

I gave $25 worth of time/skills for $25. You gave $25 for $25 worth of time/skills. It was a swap—value for value. There was no income, just "swappage".

However, consider a corporation that employs a number of people to build lawn mowers It pays $100 to the people who build these mowers and sells them for $300. That means that the corporation has $200 that "comes in" for which no time/skills/labour was expended—profit—income.

Have we been programmed to describe our "swappage" as income?

I think so, and we've been swindled in another way.

Let's assume your name is John David and you were born into the Jones family.

When you were born, the government (a Crown corporation) created a corporation—on a piece of paper called the Birth Certificate—named it JOHN DAVID JONES (notice the all capital letters), gave it a business number (the SIN or SSN), and entrusted it to you without disclosing what this would cost you.

When you started to work for an employer, they gave you a form (TD1) to fill in and sign, Therein you agreed work for them through JOHN DAVID JONES, business # XXX-XXX-XXX

So, in fact you are working for the JOHN DAVID JONES and JOHN DAVID JONES is working for the employer. All of which you consented to with your signature.

Every week JOHN DAVID JONES receives a cheque—look at the name on the cheque and or the bank account it went into.

Everything that comes to JOHN DAVID JONES is income since JOHN DAVID JONES does nothing at all except to let the money "come in".

At the end of the year there is a reckoning to determine what part of JOHN DAVID JONE's income constitutes your wage and what is to be "returned" to the owner/creator of JOHN DAVID JONES.

You've been swindled, cheated, lied to, defrauded by CANADA Inc. (a Crown corporation).

That ought to make you mad as hell!


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