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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

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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

Ping


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

ping


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

Ping.


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.

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.


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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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

CANCEL YOUR CABLE!!


62 posted on 11/08/2012 4:57:37 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( 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.

Bing!

65 posted on 11/08/2012 5:15:11 AM PST by Errant
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To: americas.best.days...

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 thing....save 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 process.....you 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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To: americas.best.days...
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....

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/microsofts-bing-uses-google-search.html#!/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

Thanks


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

http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-investigative-reports/who-funds-the-radical-left-in-america/

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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To: Reaganite Republican
Still working but everything I can spare is going into a ranch, with fruit trees, sweat water and plenty of deer. When it is ready, I hope to live there, as self-sufficently as possible.
81 posted on 11/08/2012 5:55:30 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I just moved back to Az in June and have not worked. I honestly was having trouble finding something which never happens. Anyhow, I doubt I will bother now. My husband is working overseas until February. After which, he wants to leave his company of ten years and take a breather. I really may just stop my resistance to the idea. How can I tell him he needs to pull not just all our carts but the 50% of these degenerates?

Beyond that, my daughter has three more years in high school. Our plan has been to leave the country after that and it looks like we will. I can not stay here and watch this. I listen to Overseas radio quite a bit. Many people on there say how crazy we are for staying. I read Simon Black, he says the same. For years my husband and I have said, "how will we know when it is time". In the back of my mind, I dont know that I ever really believed the time would come. For me, it is here. I dont delude myself in thinking I can find America out there. But I can find more economic freedom and distance. I left for the first two years in the first O administration and it made it easier. Like watching it, rather than living it.

82 posted on 11/08/2012 5:58:52 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: niteowl77

As I said - rant about Obama being a disaster - then tip 50 percent. Your server will remember that.


83 posted on 11/08/2012 6:00:08 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: listenhillary
A project of the Tides Center is the Apollo Alliance, a group “designed to bring together the elements of organized labor with the community organizers with the green groups, the environmental groups, and to access all of the big foundation money that’s been supportive of those causes in the past,” according to Phil Kerpen, director of policy for Americans for Prosperity.

A former board member of the Apollo Alliance is Van Jones, a self described communist now serving as President Obama’s new “green jobs” czar. Apollo Alliance leaders claim to have written both the stimulus bill and the Cap and Trade bill. It is shocking to realize that unelected radicals now appear to have more power than our elected members of Congress.

84 posted on 11/08/2012 6:02:50 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Jemian

Tip MOSTLY in cash. Then put a tiny tip amount on the credit card {say 2%}.
If the IRS audits that restaurant, it will have to believe that 2% is what you tip. If you tip All in cash, the IRS can estimate your tip rate & tax the wait person on that estimated income.


85 posted on 11/08/2012 6:04:46 AM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: Errant

You’re very welcome.

I’ve been completely satisfied with ixquick.com


86 posted on 11/08/2012 6:14:30 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: ballplayer

With Bernake printing (electronic transfers) money, there will be inflation before and along with any possibility of a collapse.


87 posted on 11/08/2012 6:18:55 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
As I said - rant about Obama being a disaster - then tip 50 percent. Your server will remember that.

Indeed! Niteowl77 was waitressing when we began dating, and it didn't take long for me to figure out that she had no memory lapses when it came to tips (or over-the-line touching).

Mr. niteowl77

88 posted on 11/08/2012 6:25:15 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

Ping for later


89 posted on 11/08/2012 6:27:30 AM PST by Tax-Killer
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To: Reaganite Republican

*Cancel newspaper subscriptions
(except fair minded, neutral or right leaning papers - but how many of those are out there? lol)


90 posted on 11/08/2012 6:28:40 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bookmark


91 posted on 11/08/2012 6:30:29 AM PST by Fullclip (This year I ride for the brand.)
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To: PizzaDriver

Hmm, good tip. I will have to remember to do that. I used to work as a delivery driver and I used to add about 10 percent to my income as tip income.


92 posted on 11/08/2012 6:37:01 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: 4everontheRight

To that I’d add there has been a lot of venting here lately too, try to not be distracted by all of it, a little goes a long way and may give you unneeded anxiety, but do stay informed and don’t wallow in depression. We are best prepared by already being informed.


93 posted on 11/08/2012 6:40:15 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I'm glad to see some suggestions along these lines and discussion generated.

I've been wondering how to "Go Galt" and still survive. Most of us aren't independently wealthy and can't just drop out the workforce.

Most of these suggestions center on avoiding sales taxes. Those taxes are generally state and local. Don't most of us pay federal taxes by way of income tax?

What are some ways (short of the unrealistic option of quitting our jobs or otherwise reducing our income) to starve the government on the federal level?

94 posted on 11/08/2012 6:43:25 AM PST by Washi (Look on the bright side: the world is scheduled to end on Dec. 21st.)
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To: Son House

“To that I’d add there has been a lot of venting here lately too, try to not be distracted by all of it, a little goes a long way and may give you unneeded anxiety, but do stay informed and don’t wallow in depression. We are best prepared by already being informed.”

Very much agree. Thanks!


95 posted on 11/08/2012 6:43:37 AM PST by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: P.O.E.

If you know of it link to NYT Sunday crosswords, please ping me.

TIA


96 posted on 11/08/2012 6:53:26 AM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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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.

Understood and agreed to in principle, but the folks who work at those kinds of jobs are typically not very well paid. I tended bar for over twenty years, so I speak from experience (and am not exactly an impartial party to the discussion).

97 posted on 11/08/2012 6:54:11 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: verga
...Buy Ford instead of GM or Chrysler...

Been there, done that. The salesman who sold me two Jeeps over seven years called week before last; I told him that since his company took the bailout and helped screw the bondholders and advance the union thugs, that Ford now has my business.

98 posted on 11/08/2012 7:00:43 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: EricT.
Buy a non-union Nissan or Toyota made in America, and actually have it last twice as long.

What ever happened to "buy American"? Besides, Toyota make that most hated of vehicles, the lib-driven Prius!

99 posted on 11/08/2012 7:05:22 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: vanilla swirl
How about a barter thread here on Freerepublic?

A great idea in priciple, but sure to be monitored and reported to the regime by DU'ers, KOS kiddies and Move-on morons.

100 posted on 11/08/2012 7:13:03 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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