Dana Milbank is a job creator. Oh sure, “I have never knowingly created a job,” he writes in the Washington Post. “But I am a job creator in the sense that Republicans mean when they say ‘don’t tax our job creators more.’” Republicans like to say that “small businesses are the job creators,” after all, and Milbank is a small business, as far as the IRS is concerned. On the advice of his accountant, he became a corporation called Ink-Stained Inc.
“I run a lean operation,” he writes. “Disagreement is rare during board meetings at Ink-Stained Inc. world headquarters (my house), because I am the chairman, chief executive, president, treasurer, and mail-room clerk.” See, like the overwhelming majority of small businesses—21.1 million of the 27 million in the country—Milbank’s company has but a single employee. And like the vast majority of them, “I would not hire anybody even if the government dropped my tax rate to zero.”