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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

Only get new Macbook, iPad, and iPhone from Rush Limbaugh’s closet, otherwise buy used.

41 posted on 11/08/2012 4:17:26 AM PST by ingeborg
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To: Reaganite Republican; kevslisababy

Ping to you hon...didn’t want you to miss this one.

Thanks RR.

42 posted on 11/08/2012 4:18:36 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: P.O.E.

43 posted on 11/08/2012 4:19:54 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: verga

What about Hondas? Are they union made?

44 posted on 11/08/2012 4:22:52 AM PST by JewishRighter
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To: verga

Plus the Ford profits stay in the States. The other automakers profits leave the country. And not all jobs connected with Ford are union.

45 posted on 11/08/2012 4:24:51 AM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home.....)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“they are NOT bound to follow illegal orders...”

Niether is the man in the street, by the way...

46 posted on 11/08/2012 4:27:23 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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Dump Google. I’ve been pointing people to this search engine. They do not record your history.

“The World’s most Private Search Engine”

47 posted on 11/08/2012 4:28:07 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Fresh Wind

Free is good -thanks!

Although the print versions were handy during the extended power outage - kept me sane and gave me an excuse to unwind a bit.

48 posted on 11/08/2012 4:33:06 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My predictions:

1. Obama will ease up only slightly on taxes in order to avoid sequestrian and avoid a major battle right after the election.
2. He will next go after, not so much income, but accumulated wealth,
3. Just like his admin cancelled oil leases, he’ll look at all the corporate cash that’s not being used to hire, and come up with one or more means to steal it, either through some kind of special tax or other means.
4. Those in or nearing retirement with a lifetime of savings will see higher taxes on their savings in some form, and also on their withdrawals, requiring them to postpone their retirement or go back to work of some fashion to support those who don’t work, or must watch their retirement funds get depleted.
5. Contracts with the people, observed by generations, will be violated by the administration, because “there just isn’t enough money.”
6.There will likely be a new war on guns, and/or ammunition.
7. Michelle will continue going on her lavish vacations, because after all, she now has a mandate to do so.
8. Prosecutions by the justice department, and resultant sentencing will increasingly be based on race or ethnic background, with favored minorities being treated less harshly and excuses made for them..
9. Confrontation with the US Supreme Court seems inevitable, with the administration ignoring rulings, because the only enforcement mechanism is Congress - and they will do nothing that is effective, as they’re in the tank for Obama.
10. Because white Anglo-Saxon Protestants took the bait years ago and began limiting their family sizes, their numbers will continue to dwindle, while other groups continue to increase in size. But don’t look for any protections to be applied to them as minorities.
11. These are just the starting points. We’ve lost our country as we knew it.

49 posted on 11/08/2012 4:36:52 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Usagi_yo

What does hypothecated mean?

50 posted on 11/08/2012 4:37:59 AM PST by Marylander
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To: veritas2002
#2 Get some business card printed up that say “Obama’s government has taken all of my money and I am unable to leave you a tip. You might try calling the White House at: (phone number) and ask Obama for your tip.” Leave this on the table whenever you go out to eat at restaurants or places where tips are customarily given.

That'll probably take someone - already working for (usually) low wages - who is apolitical or on the fence and make them a lefty for the rest of their lives, or at least make them someone who will gladly tell anyone they know that "those cheap Republicans (or conservatives, right-wingers, tea-partiers, etc) are such a__holes." If the server is a conservative or libertarian to begin with, it'll be a friendly fire incident. It might make a person feel clever or provide an emotional venting, but just like FReepers ranting about John Boehner for something he didn't say,* it can make nominally conservative people come across as either fools or pr__ks, and that is just what the left wants. As I said yesterday, we on this forum (and I am speaking generally) need to identify the target a hell of a lot better than we are doing at present... myself included.

Mr. niteowl77

*Boehner has a lousy batting average, but he doesn't need to be booed off the field when he hits a single or heckled when he is simply waiting for the pitch.

51 posted on 11/08/2012 4:39:50 AM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: Reaganite Republican


52 posted on 11/08/2012 4:40:03 AM PST by Whats the Matter with Kansas? (Sad, very sad.)
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To: Reaganite Republican


53 posted on 11/08/2012 4:41:26 AM PST by alrea
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To: KYGrandma

Honestly I would rather the profits left the country. If you want to starve the beast, you have to stop it from feeding, and corporate profits are a substantial part of it.

I’m likely to start looking at divesting of U.S. companies in general. The citizens of the country voted against a recovery, so we might as well give them what they want.

54 posted on 11/08/2012 4:42:38 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Apple Blossom


55 posted on 11/08/2012 4:44:52 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: gusopol3
Go Alinsky before Galt. Obama is a wounded lame duck.

I was saying this as well, Obama is a Damaged president. Even the MSM was saying how banal and cynical he had become this election cycle. He was voted back in with less votes, and less percentage than he got the first time around, and that hasn't happened in over a century, if I recall correctly. There is no reason for the Opposition to "play nice".

56 posted on 11/08/2012 4:46:43 AM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

You missed one of the **most** important ways to starve the beast.


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.

57 posted on 11/08/2012 4:49:29 AM PST by wintertime (:-))
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To: veritas2002

“#2 Get some business card printed up that say “Obama’s government has taken all of my money and I am unable to leave you a tip. You might try calling the White House at: (phone number) and ask Obama for your tip.” Leave this on the table whenever you go out to eat at restaurants or places where tips are customarily given.”

I saw that you posted this asinine suggestion on another thread. In case you didn’t get enough of an ear full there, I will tell you that only a worthless lowlife doesn’t tip, and that is not what Conservatism is about.

58 posted on 11/08/2012 4:52:13 AM PST by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: verga
Ford did not take ANY bailout money, and Toyota is now a GM partnership.

Ford is still the Obama-loving UAW. Get a Nissan then. Made in a red state (TN) by non-union Americans like my Son-In-Law.

59 posted on 11/08/2012 4:52:45 AM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
With the exceptions of #'s 7 and 14 I've been doing everything on that list since 2003. At that time I'd lost my job while recovering from major back surgery, however I was fortunate to find another better paying job fairly quickly and have been working since.

The experience of losing one's job is a real wake-up call to straighten out your finances and priorities in life.

After Tuesday, the wife and I are now determined to move out of Illinois, and to either Indiana or Texas. Indiana is the most likely destination since we live fairly close to the IL/IN state line and that would allow me to keep my job.

Looking at homes in St. John Indiana this weekend, we're serious about getting the f' outta here.

60 posted on 11/08/2012 4:53:49 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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