I never said a business would not sell its product for as much as it can. They most certainly do, and they do not pay taxes.<quoted text>
That proposition is so wrong that nothing could be further from the truth.
Businesses have told that lie for years and it's still as untrue as it ever was.
People, companies, and corporations sell their products for the highest price they can get. Period.
If I can sell you my ink pen that coast me $10.00 for $1,000.00- I will sell it to you for $1,000.00.
If my price of my ink pen is raised to $15.00 - I will still sell it to you for $1,000.00 if that's the highest price I can get.
Costs are never passed directly along to customers because the seller always charges the highest price he can get. Since the customer is paying the highest price he's willing to pay, the cost to the producer is not diapositive.