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Conservatives to 'Go Galt' on July 30, Protest Intensifies
Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | June 30, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin

Posted on 06/30/2009 12:40:46 PM PDT by Welshman007

On July 30 conservatives plan to 'go Galt,' named after Ayn Rand's character John Galt in her book Atlas Shrugged. On that day millions plan to 'call in conservative,' refusing to go to work or to spend any money. Washington needs a serious, in-your-face wakeup call as citizens continue to grow increasingly angry over the government's socialist agenda that they seem determined to shove down our throats.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: conservatives; goinggalt; johngalt; protests; teaparty
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1 posted on 06/30/2009 12:40:47 PM PDT by Welshman007
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To: BillF

I’m in.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 12:44:23 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Welshman007

I’m in.


3 posted on 06/30/2009 12:45:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Too sick for words!)
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To: Welshman007

I’m there.


4 posted on 06/30/2009 12:45:54 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Welshman007

Should be on April 15th... not July 30.

Otherwise, you just hurt the small guy... not the government.


5 posted on 06/30/2009 12:46:53 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Welshman007
and all my employees. I’m in
6 posted on 06/30/2009 12:47:47 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Welshman007

It would take more than one day... maybe a week to really show what going Galt is all about. I’m in for this one but I’d rather go one week without any purchases at all... just hunker down.


7 posted on 06/30/2009 12:49:13 PM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: Welshman007

It’s going to take more than one day for the effect to be made.


8 posted on 06/30/2009 12:49:51 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Welshman007

Calling mine ‘A Day without small business’.

Watch the Fed revenues fall!

http://market-ticker.org/archives/1174-Starve-The-Beast-July-4th,-2009.html


9 posted on 06/30/2009 12:51:16 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Welshman007

nonsense...who make this stuff up? Go galt my @$$.


10 posted on 06/30/2009 12:52:57 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Welshman007

I’m in.


11 posted on 06/30/2009 12:53:12 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Welshman007

Our government won’t give a $h!t.


12 posted on 06/30/2009 12:53:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Welshman007

I got a dentist appointment that day. Going Galt sounds like more fun, but the teeth wait for no protest.


13 posted on 06/30/2009 12:53:38 PM PDT by discostu (Tommy can you hear me)
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To: Safrguns

Yea, yea, yea, we always hear that whine:”Don’t hurt the small guy.” Sorry, but the small guy is about to get crushed by the Socialist Agenda anyway.


14 posted on 06/30/2009 12:53:51 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Drango

LOL.


15 posted on 06/30/2009 12:54:35 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Join me or die. Can you do any less?" -Mr. Sparkle)
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To: Welshman007

June 30th, third anniversary of selling out and quitting work.

Seems so long ago, I sold my business K2 Technologies (with partners) to Cadence, in 2003, worked for 3 long years to meet the contract, and cashed out.

I went Galt before going Galt was the in-thing.


16 posted on 06/30/2009 12:55:26 PM PDT by Sundog (I hope Michelle Obama isn't going to be punished with a baby.)
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To: Clock King

>>> Yea, yea, yea, we always hear that whine:”Don’t hurt the small guy.”

Yeah, yeah, yeah... like the media will blame the Socialist Agenda for the economic downturn.


17 posted on 06/30/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: erman

“... just hunker down.”

gotta buy mu beer day before then.


18 posted on 06/30/2009 12:59:45 PM PDT by hoe_cake (A member of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: Welshman007; sickoflibs; NVDave

Great protest idea!!!


19 posted on 06/30/2009 1:05:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (Is the gay community condemning "perv dad for fun" for trying to sell a 5 year old for rape parties?)
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To: Welshman007

Not really sure how this accomplishes anything.

Not going to work only hurts your employer. You still get paid, and pay taxes for that days paid time off. And the only way it hurts the employer is if a significant number from that employer take the day off. Otherwise, you are just using a paid day off that you then cannot use another day.

Not buying anything that day does little more than make a statement, if that. Things you need will be purchased the day before or the day after. That particular day’s receipts may be lower, making a statement of potential impact, but if you just wait a day and buy what you need the next day, the overall receipts will average out. No net economic effect.

So, I guess I just don’t get it.


20 posted on 06/30/2009 1:07:30 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Clock King

>>> Sorry, but the small guy is about to get crushed by the Socialist Agenda anyway.

That is what they want.

What they don’t want is their constituency no longer receiving their paychecks for sitting on their asses... or getting home loans they know they can’t pay back... so how are you going to “shrug” that?

It’s not really about bringing down the rich and lifting up the poor... it’s about shifting the wealth from capitalists to socialists.

Capitalism makes it possible for anyone to succeed.
Socialism demands conformity and dependence for success.

Punishing the capitalist only furthers the socialist’s agenda. Instead of disengaging from captialism for a day, maybe we should try disengaging from socialism for a month... a quarter... a year.


21 posted on 06/30/2009 1:08:01 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Welshman007

Be sure to keep the TV off that day.


22 posted on 06/30/2009 1:08:25 PM PDT by Julia H. (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
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To: Safrguns

always an excuse


23 posted on 06/30/2009 1:12:11 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Beer Hall Politics didn't work in Germany. ACORN Politics won't work in America.)
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To: Welshman007

I’m advising everyone I know to take as much of their personal and business economies underground as they can.

Don’t feed the beast that’s feeding on you


24 posted on 06/30/2009 1:17:11 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: Tatze

My thought process and logic engine ran like yours.

What if we all went to the bank and withdrew all our money on the same day? Force the system down? Afterall, that is what Gault’s purpose was. Force the system to crash under its own weight without the support of the producers.

Of course we would have to go back to the bank the next day with stashes of money. That’s two trips to the bank and one day and night of worrying about being robbed of all your money.

They have us just where they want us, complacent, apathetic, ignorant and hopeless. (as a population I mean not FReepers)


25 posted on 06/30/2009 1:24:50 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: fortunate sun

>>> always an excuse

for what? living? or not fighting?

Fact is, I don’t even subscribe to cable anymore... it’s clearly a socialist entity.

I don’t patronize known contributors to the socialist agenda.
The fastest way to lose my business (ANY DAY and EVERY DAY) is to reveal your democratic leanings by statement or deed.

I am not expanding my business through employment as long as the government seeks to punish me for it.
I am however seeking partners to share in the capitalist adventure.

I am exploiting every legal means available to me to reduce my bottom line through business expenses so that our socialist government will be forced to go elsewhere to get its money-fix for their dependents (voters).

At the same time, I spend those expenses on those who have woken up to the fact that you cannot wait on government.

Taking a “day” to not spend money on “anything” misses the point, and has the equivalent effect of cutting 100 mil from a 10 trillion dollar budget.


26 posted on 06/30/2009 1:29:32 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Noumenon

>>> I’m advising everyone I know to take as much of their personal and business economies underground as they can.

My guess is that Californians are generally way ahead of everyone else on this approach.... even the liberal ones.

It serves as an excellent model of what needs to happen with our federal government.... the sooner the better.


27 posted on 06/30/2009 1:38:43 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Sundog

I went Galt on 3/3/03. Cashed in my options and opened my own business.

Never looked back. I call my friends when I am in my morning staff meeting (sitting down reading the paper, if you know what I mean.) They are all stuck in meetings and in-fighting.

I work harder and make less.

Life is good.


28 posted on 06/30/2009 1:45:24 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: Welshman007

I think we’d do better with another Tea Party type protest. This is going to fall flat on its face, just like the times the gays and the illegals did it.


29 posted on 06/30/2009 1:47:38 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Safrguns

Thank you.
I’m not one of those event type individuals either. I was more expecting one of those “conservative’s don’t do that type of thing”.


30 posted on 06/30/2009 2:20:14 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Beer Hall Politics didn't work in Germany. ACORN Politics won't work in America.)
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To: Safrguns

I’ve been doing it for years. It just hasn’t occurred to a lot of folks. Time to put the program on steroids, though...


31 posted on 06/30/2009 2:22:22 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: Tatze

You’re right. Better to organize short-term (say three months) rolling boycotts of different economic sectors. The financial world thinks in terms of quarters, not days. Still, the goal here is what? I’m all for political action, but a National Do-Nothing Day seems silly (no offense to Ayn Rand).


32 posted on 06/30/2009 3:21:26 PM PDT by kittykat77
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To: Safrguns
maybe we should try disengaging from socialism for a month... a quarter... a year.

You're gonna have to explain how that is even possible, and how that would even have an impact.

33 posted on 06/30/2009 3:44:08 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Safrguns

Sorry, but the socialist ALWAYS throw guilt in our face. “Do it for the children”, “We have to help these people”, “What would Jesus do?” They are like mental vampires, they feed off the good will of those who produce to enrich themselves. I’m through listening to anybody throw guilt my way.


34 posted on 06/30/2009 3:47:09 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Vermont Lt

Amen.

Then I diversified my holdings.


35 posted on 06/30/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT by Sundog (I hope Michelle Obama isn't going to be punished with a baby.)
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To: Welshman007

already there


36 posted on 06/30/2009 4:28:42 PM PDT by sten
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To: Clock King

>>> You’re gonna have to explain how that is even possible, and how that would even have an impact.

We can start by not investing in government bonds as one example... but there are actually many ways.

They can tell us how much of what we earn must be paid in taxes, but they cannot tell us how much to earn.

The logical and unavoidable end of socialism is poverty for all. Those who are capable should do everything in their power to help the needy DIRECTLY or through their favorite charity... NOT THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT. The ones who can continue to “afford” to not care how much the government takes are the very ones who should be doing everything in their power to reduce how much they owe to government. There are lots of ways this can be done legally for now... but primarily through business expenses.

If we wait for the government to choke the life out of everybody before it implodes on it’s own debt, then there is nothing left to recover with. Those who think they are well off now, and recognize that they are the target of higher taxes should be deferring as much of their income as possible, and should be doing everything they can to legally deny every penny they can to the government. This basically forces the government to go down the chain where most of the money really is... until the majority of the populace understands that their real enemy is not the rich, but those who seek to destroy the rich.

Joe the plumber understands. We need to get his message out... BY EXAMPLE.


37 posted on 06/30/2009 5:35:43 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: staytrue

We’re in. We are retired, but we will not purchase anything. I would like to see this go on longer, but people do have to work.


38 posted on 06/30/2009 5:39:24 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: Clock King
Sorry, but the socialist ALWAYS throw guilt in our face. “Do it for the children”, “We have to help these people”, “What would Jesus do?” They are like mental vampires, they feed off the good will of those who produce to enrich themselves. I’m through listening to anybody throw guilt my way.

Why are you apologizing? I agree totally with your sentiment.
It's called hypocracy... and the best way to deal with it is to throw it right back in their face.

The only difference between a conservative's guilt and a liberal's guilt is that the conservative will face theirs and deal with the problem while the liberal will always look for someone else to do it for them.
Remind them of this, and they will leave you alone.

Also remind them that a government has no soul and can therefore reap no eternal benefit from helping others.

Also remind them that God's Word states that if a man will not work, then neither should he eat... then see if they want to bring up Jesus again.

The only reason that the "guilt trip" tactic works is because we let it. They are far more guilty, and should be reminded of it when they care to make light of ours. Nothing could be done more cruel to an individual than placing them into a state of dependency upon another.

Ask them how many people they have helped to become independent from the bondage of welfare.
39 posted on 06/30/2009 6:13:41 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: fortunate sun

>>> I’m not one of those event type individuals either. I was more expecting one of those “conservative’s don’t do that type of thing”.

When we figure out how to take down the state-run media, an event based statement might be more worthwhile.
Right now, it is just worthless.

How’s this for an event... picket lines and protests against biased news coverage in front of the major news competitors.... Do it one network at a time, and have good examples to put on the picket signs... so that other biased networks can take advantage of the opportunity to “eat their own”.

We need to take the fight to where the real enemy is.


40 posted on 06/30/2009 6:23:16 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Welshman007

Missing work the 3oth.


41 posted on 06/30/2009 6:24:19 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: discostu

I’ll see your dental appt., and raise you a colonscopy.


42 posted on 06/30/2009 6:25:15 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: staytrue

I would like to see everyone reduce their withholding to almost nothing for two months we would all agree on (maybe September and October) and use the money to pay down their debt. It would not hurt employers and it would make you even madder when you have to pay the gov’t cash on tax day.


43 posted on 07/14/2009 4:04:17 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: jellybean

Atlas Shrugs Ping


44 posted on 07/14/2009 4:04:53 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; Republican Extremist; Boucheau; betsyross60; kalee; shezza; fanfan; ...
STARVE THE BEAST!

Atlas Shrugged ping.

45 posted on 07/14/2009 9:23:07 PM PDT by jellybean
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To: Welshman007

I am so ready! Count me in.


46 posted on 07/14/2009 9:24:12 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: erman

I agree. A week would be much better. One week won’t be that bad.


47 posted on 07/14/2009 9:25:09 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Noumenon

I’m advising everyone I know to take as much of their personal and business economies underground as they can.
___________
I think that is being done on a much larger scale than they have even begun to realize.


48 posted on 07/14/2009 9:26:46 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Welshman007

Great idea but this needs to be far more than one day...


49 posted on 07/14/2009 9:31:22 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
I would like to see everyone reduce their withholding to almost nothing for two months.

Millions of this would send them reeling.

50 posted on 07/14/2009 9:38:07 PM PDT by BigFinn (Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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