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STARVE THE BEAST: How to GO GALT and Avoid Paying Taxes (Without Moving or Quitting Your Job)
Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 11/08/2012 2:30:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

If the Obammunists are planning on building their paradise 
with my wallet, they're in for some disappointment...

What exactly is 'Going Galt'?

Think of it as a supply-side Cloward-Piven strategy...

starve the beast, rather than milk-it-dry:

'Going Galt' doesn't simply mean getting angry. That would be "Going Postal." It means having righteous indignation at the injustice of a political system that bails out individuals and institutions for irresponsible behavior and at the expense of those like you who prosper through hard work and personal responsibly. 

'Going Galt' means asking in the face of new taxes and government controls, "Why work at all?" "For whom am I working?" "Am I a slave?" 

'Going Galt' means recognizing that you're being punished not for your vices but for your virtues. 

'Going Galt' means recognizing that you have a moral right to your own life, the pursuit of your own happiness, and thus to the rewards you've earned with your labor. 

'Going Galt' means recognizing that you deserve praise and honor for your achievements rather than damnation as "exploiters." 

'Going Galt' means recognizing that you do not need to justify your life or wealth to your neighbors, "society," or politicians, or bureaucrats. They're yours, period! 

'Going Galt' means recognizing that the needs of others do not give them a claim to your time, effort, and achievements. 

'Going Galt' means shrugging off unearned guilt, refusing to support your own destroyers, refusing to give them what Ayn Rand termed "the sanction of the victim." 

It means taking the moral high ground by explicitly rejecting as evil the premise of "self-sacrifice" that they sell to you as a virtue— in fact "self-sacrifice" is an invitation to suicide.

The dark skies of coming times

What would de Tocqueville make of our current fix?

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years...”

At least the US of A made it to 232 before the takers outvoted the makers... alas, here we are.

While I retain the opinion that the Obama era will end with major international strategic setbacks and comprehensive financial collapse, being 'right' will provide little solace as we watch the world's greatest nation fall to it's knees.  

So why wait for the inevitable, when we can starve the beast, hasten that day of reckoning's arrival, and pick up the pieces from there? One FR commenter likened 'Going Galt' in-order to hasten the statists' demise to the difference between 'pulling the Band Aid off slowly... or just letting 'er rip' and getting it over with.

Yes, I'm a constitutionalist, a great believer in freedom and democracy, yet one that finds it hard to deny de Tocqueville's oft-proven wisdom above- the initial incarnation of American democracy may well be already gone.

But compared to a Chavez-like Obama 2nd term -one where Liberty vanishes and America is transformed into some sort of Soviet Union Lite- many would welcome a right-wing dictatorship, if the alternative was empowerment of leftist street mobs in the wake of an economic implosion. As typical of a nation in deep crisis, people will be open to whatever it takes to spare the country communist enslavement, foreign invasion, or comprehensive social collapse- well, politics has always been about choosing the lesser of two evils, eh.

The day the US Dollar dies will by itself mean the death of democracy in the USA -at least over the medium term- as we default to a barter society and Barack Obama is removed from office/resigns. No need to worry about Obama cancelling elections in 2016 to retain power when the dollar will never make it that far. Our feeble currency will surely crash under the weight of $20 TRILLION in debt, then it will get REAL ugly out there on the street, just like the mass tantrum we would have seen had Obama lost on Tuesday- but worse.

With democracy gone, only conservatives would ever have the desire to restore constitutional democracy, and OUR side has most the guns. The president has the power to declare Martial Law, yet the US military has been solidly opposed to Obama policy for some time now- if this administration drives the country over the fiscal clip, leading to chaos, there is little chance they'd cling to power (in the face of unrest) for long, and our military would never provide this goverment cold-blooded, Tiananmen Square level obedience, they are NOT bound to follow illegal orders, shoot US citizens, etc..

So while waiting for our Pinochet to arrive, here's what YOU can do to remove yourself from the Obama economy and starve this vile regime:

1. Buy used or new via secondary markets. Use Craigslist to find new stuff at less than retail... and you pay no taxes into the system. 

2. Contribute to the secondary market by having a yard sale, you've probably got tons of junk you haven't even seen in years. 

3. Forget status symbols and keeping-up-with-the-Jones'. Maybe you can afford that nice new car, but you’ll pay A TON of taxes on it. Find a lesser vehicle that makes you happy that feeds the beast less, perhaps one bartered from within the family. 

4. Invest and hold. Avoid taxable capital gains until Jan 2017. 

5. FIX YOUR STUFF instead of replacing it. So many people look at durable possessions as disposable. Take those pants to the tailor, or better yet, get a used sewing machine and fix them yourself. Find someone with a welding machine to fix that patio chair. 

6. Maintain your possessions properly. Clean the dust out of your computer. Keep on top of the car, house, and tools.

7. Plant a garden and grow as much of your own food as possible... and don't forget spices in your window box, fresh is best anyway.. 

8. Enjoy life more simply. Choose a day at the park over an afternoon at the movies.  Attend a church cookout instead of going to Outback.

9. Speaking of things like the movies - stop going (Ed- I did years ago). Wait for the DVD and rent it for $1 at Redbox. If there is a cheaper option to do something, take that option.

Or - here’s a radical idea - buy used books dirt cheap and READ. 

10. Set up two days a week to run errands. Run them all at once and efficiently instead of wasting money (and taxes) on fuel. If your workplace offers a work-from-home option, TAKE IT. (The 'green' Left will love this one, but we're talking about opportunities to avoid paying taxes into the system, while saving yourself some coin in the process) .

11. Create gifts instead of buying them. 

12. Barter for goods and services under-the-table

13. Avoid all union shops, products, and services

14. If possible, move to a low-tax Red state

The day of reckoning is near...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: crash; dollar; galt; goinggalt; preppers; rand; taxes
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To: Reaganite Republican

Buy as little as possible. Leave all the good stuff for leftists!

61 posted on 11/08/2012 4:56:37 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Cancel cable TV!

Rent movies and shows Netflix and Hulu etc


62 posted on 11/08/2012 4:57:37 AM PST by ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: listenhillary

“If you use a credit or debit card, somewhere your purchases are being put into a database.”

You are correct and here is the proof. It’s not restricted to CC or debit cards. We always pay either in cash or personal check when buying anything.

2 weeks ago we received a robo-call from our local food chain (Price Chopper, Golub Inc.) in regards to a recalled cereal item that we had purchased a month earlier and that it should be returned at once for a full refund.

About 12 years ago this chain started offering ‘Advantage Cards’ for their “preferred” customers. They promoted the idea under the auspices that you will no longer have to engage in the toilsome deed of actually tearing out coupons from their flier in order to take advantage of their sale items. Which, I must add that they have now gone back to having you cut coupons from the flier. Go figure.

The phone number we used when we first applied for their so-called ‘Advantage Card’ was changed 6 years ago, yet they somehow found our new unlisted number.

I was called “paranoid” for stating that this was a ploy to record your every purchase and that the market will someday be granted the power to restrict purchases based on any medical condition, i.e., diabetic = no sugar, drinking problem = no beer, etc.

I immediately phoned our now grown married children of what happened and proudly proclaimed “Looks like your crazy old Dad was right again, huh kids?”

63 posted on 11/08/2012 5:14:19 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bump for reference. Thanks.

64 posted on 11/08/2012 5:14:44 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: panaxanax
Dump Google.


65 posted on 11/08/2012 5:15:11 AM PST by Errant
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Starve the big banks. If not already, use local banks or credit unions. Use cash, not credit cards when possible.

66 posted on 11/08/2012 5:17:17 AM PST by alamogal
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bump for later reading.

67 posted on 11/08/2012 5:20:33 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: siamesecats
I do alterations and clothing repairs. I’m going to charge obamabots more! LOL

And why not? They can afford it! Like your style, that's good Capitalism!

68 posted on 11/08/2012 5:28:24 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: veritas2002

I agree....I would add one other your money by boycotting any and all advertisers on CBS, ABC, etc. These arseholes have lied and covered the truth up and I say starve them to death!!! Sorry for any good businesses that suffer in the choose poorly.

I would add one other thing ....subscribe to Theblaze TV.....only place you will get truth in the news.

69 posted on 11/08/2012 5:30:37 AM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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Rent movies and shows Netflix and Hulu etc

Not sure if this is true elsewhere, but our local library has tons of movies on DVD that they loan out FREE, with nothing more than a library card required.

We've managed to see quite a few good movies that way. RedBox is also on-line so you can see what's in the box near you and reserve a movie over the 'net, then go pick it up.

70 posted on 11/08/2012 5:32:58 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Errant

You might want to check this out.

Bing uses Google search engine results....!/2011/02/microsofts-bing-uses-google-search.html

71 posted on 11/08/2012 5:38:33 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: generally
We are now living in fear. Big Brother is so powerful that we are afraid to express an opinion.
What do mean "we?" Just because you and some other nut-job FReeper have no guts don't include the rest of us in your paranoia.
72 posted on 11/08/2012 5:41:16 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Marylander

They use your shares for surety and then speculate with it. Much like banks invest your money you have deposited and then speculate with it.

It’s already happened. MF global, an American financial services firm lost customers hypothecated securities and commodities on a bad bet on European Currency.

73 posted on 11/08/2012 5:41:37 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: chicagolady
YOUR A GENIUS! I am usually a good tipper, but you have given me other ideas!

Your grammar is in error. You should have said "You're a...." but he is not it is just rude. If you don't want to tip go to Burger king or Mickey D's, or better yet stay home.

74 posted on 11/08/2012 5:42:03 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: JewishRighter
What about Hondas? Are they union made?I don't know.
75 posted on 11/08/2012 5:43:00 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: P.O.E.

Thanks for the link. I stopped getting the local paper that had the NY Times Sunday crossword in it and missed it. I started getting it from my parents until my constant harrassment of them for supporting our local liberal rag finally paid off and they cancelled their subscription, too. Of course, it cost me my NY Times crosswords, but a small price. And now, no price at all.

76 posted on 11/08/2012 5:45:14 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: vanilla swirl; Jim Robinson

“How about a barter thread here on Freerepublic?”

Great idea!

Jim, is this possible? Maybe charge a buck for every transaction?

77 posted on 11/08/2012 5:45:31 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: wintertime
You missed one of the **most** important ways to starve the beast. TAKE YOUR KID OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT INDOCTRINATION CAMPS! ( K-12 and college) It been estimated that each child in the government K-12 indoctrination camps costs, on average, about $17,000. Remove your child, or make it possible for a grandchild to leave, and there is significantly less money going toward the Marxist indoctrination mind corrupting complex.

aren't you the one that is so extreme that your own children refuse to follow your ideas about education. I seem to remember someone with your extreme views saying similar things a while ago.

78 posted on 11/08/2012 5:47:39 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: panaxanax


79 posted on 11/08/2012 5:50:04 AM PST by Errant
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To: KYGrandma

Ford Foundation. This foundation consistently supports causes Henry Ford would never have supported and has become one of the largest donors to Tides, giving them millions of dollars since 1997. Not only that, but the Ford Motor company itself also gives to Tides.

With the Tides Foundation and Tides Center now the largest funder of the left in America today, Drummond Pike may be one of the most powerful men in America. This scruffy, California-based, anti-war activist, founded the Tides Foundation in 1976 and has managed to raise millions of dollars from America’s leading foundations. What he promises them is anonymity since they are able to claim they are simply contributing to a foundation self described as being “committed to a society based on fairness, equal justice and equally shared economic opportunities…” That sounds fairly innocuous.

The contributors therefore have some “deniability” about how their money is used but Pike then directs this money to a massive network of hard-left groups. Indeed, Pike even states, “Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with.”

80 posted on 11/08/2012 5:53:11 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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