Skip to comments.Should successful people in Illinois "go Galt"?
Posted on 11/08/2012 7:44:17 AM PST by KeyLargo
Should successful people in Illinois "go Galt"?
Posted by Bruce Donnelly on November 7, 2012 at 11:30pm View Blog
Successful people in Illinois lost the election yesterday. The future looks pretty bleak, not just because several good Republican candidates lost their races, but because virtually unchecked Democratic power was reinforced in Springfield.
A few local wins are small consolation for the continued rise of radical progressives in Washington and Springfield. They now have virtually unchecked power to keep ruining us all economically.
The Republican Party in Illinois has failed miserably - again - and it will cost us all dearly. The Democrats now have a veto-proof majority in both the Illinois House and Senate, as well as the Governor's mansion. Even if Republicans make a few gains in 2014, that won't change the situation. Illinois is effectively a one-party socialist state now. The Republican Party seems to lack any viable plan to become relevant again.
I don't generally like Ayn Rand's philosophy, as detailed in Atlas Shrugged, but it may finally be time for rational leaders to "go Galt" in Illinois.
Let Obama push his tax the rich agenda, and let the Dems in Springfield do continued damage, too. Stop hiring. Stop fighting them. Invest elsewhere.
It may be time for a strike by capitalists, rather than unions.
If they want government to run and regulate and redistribute everything more "fairly", let them try to make it work. Stop trying to succeed in spite of them.
Focus on capital preservation and economic growth elsewhere, where business is welcomed, rather than the creation of taxable income and growth in Illinois.
Let the progressives who voted for this big government agenda feel the full adverse consequences of their decision.
(Excerpt) Read more at awakenamerica.ning.com ...
THE WSJ'S SMALL-BUSINESS TEAM
Hiring shift: Some low-wage employers are moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones to mitigate the health-care overhaul's requirement that large companies provide health insurance for full-time workers or pay a fee. WSJ.
They won’t have to. pretty soon it will make no economic sense to hire or work
Don’t “Go Galt”.....just go
Missouri and Indiana beckon.
Frankly, it's time to cultivate underground markets and to start figuring out ways to keep tax revenue out of the hands of the government.
Just go to a neigboring state.
I live in the western Chicago suburbs, but I am currently in talks with an employer to take a job in Orlando, FL. No state income tax, half the property tax, balanced budgets, and concealed carry (NO FOID!).
It’s like heaven compared to the People’s Republic of Illinoi-istan.
Two years ago, two of my buddies from grad school up here moved to Texas. These are high earning and productive tax-paying chaps.
As more taxpayers like myself leave IL for places like FL, TX, and other points south, IL will continue to implode on itself at an exponentially increasing rate.
Pop the popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the fireworks.
Imagining the Post-Industrial Economy
Posted by Sharon Astyk on November 10, 2011
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Here is the single biggest question to consider about the economic, energy and environmental unwinding we are facing what will the economy look as we go? I get more questions about this than about anything else what should people do for work, what should they do with savings, how should they begin to prepare themselves for a lower energy world. What I find, however, is that among both the prepared and the unprepared, theres a whole lot of people kidding themselves. There are those who imagine that there is no economy outside the world of the stock market and formal jobs that a crash in those things is the end of the world, which means to them either that it cant happen or they should buy a bunker and some ammo. Others have imagined themselves free of all economic structures larger than the neighborhood, cheerfully providing most of their needs or bartering and never again touching cash. Both ideas fall into the realm of fantasy.
Let us remind ourselves that the informal economy is, in fact, the larger part of the worlds total economy. When you add in the domestic and household economy of the worlds households, the subsistence economy, the barter economy, the volunteer economy, the under the table economy, the criminal economy and a few other smaller players, you get something that adds up to 3/4 of the worlds total economic activity. The formal economy the territory of professional and paid work, of tax statements and GDP is only 1/4 of the worlds total economic activity.
We know from peasant economist Teodor Shanin and others working in the field that when the formal economy fails people all over the world, they shift into the informal economy. This explains why, in the former Soviet Union, although conventional economic models showed that people should be starving to death, they werent. This is how people with functionally no income can still eat although often not well.
The US has the smallest informal economy in the world as a percentage of economic activity, but is also one of the single largest informal economies in the world. Even here, as we all know, it is not at all uncommon to shift into the informal economy when cast out of the formal one bartering with neighbors, doing under-the-table work, or returning to the domestic and household economy if someone else can provide economic means.
It stands to reason, then, that for many of us thrust out of the formal economy, or for those who cannot make ends meet in the formal economy, strengthening the informal economy is essential. We see this all over the world, in our own nation at present and historically. When times are hard, gardens flourish, criminalized enterprises spring up, black markets and barter get new life, people sell out of their homes and work intermittently.
Good grief, what are successful people doing in Illinois??? They can’t be too smart if they can’t find Indiana, the state with a terrific Republican governor and sensible legislators.
I’ve been working in central IL for 20+ years. GOD willing next year I’ll be headed back home to my native Tennessee or neighboring mid-South state. Sick and tired of the Marxist crap up here.
Many of the blacks when they retire on their public employee pensions in Illinois move out of Illinois to their roots in a southern state where all of the money in their pension checks mailed to them goes a lot farther with a lower cost of living in the non-union, low tax South.
My concern for the remainder of my life is for states only, and in particular Red States only.
I”m currently stuck in California, due to family and a good job, but when I’m done working or I am laid off, my wife and I are gone.
Just for those who may not follow IL politics - thanks mainly to gerrymandering, four Republican congressmen were defeated by traditional democrats: Biggert, Schilling, Walsh, and Dold, most of which were first-time Tea Party winners from 2010.
Re-districting was a major factor to be sure, but the Tea Party needs to get re-energized and develop a long-term plan for change. Joe Walsh is already talking about running for Governor, and it’s worth remembering that we had two very good Republican governors before Blago and the present idiot, Pat Quinn.
Move your successful business north to Wisconsin!
I could never understand the business case for Boeing moving to Chicago.
Would love to leave now, but waiting for the housing market to pick up a bit. Don’t want to take a complete bath on my house.
Whatever happened to the 12-10 electoral split movement? Downstate Illinois was to get 10 votes? And when should downstaters press for making their own state?
Boeing should’a moved to Oshkosh if they had to leave WA.
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I wouldn’t say I’m wildly successful - just holding my own. But taking care of elderly parents (Dad’s 92 with dementia, Mom’s 82) 3 nights per week keeps me in the vicinity.
I can sell you 35 acres off my farm for 105K and my builder pal will build a custom house for about $65 a sq foot if as he says “you don't go crazy with front doors and things.”
11 miles from wal mart, 100 miles from memphis airport and nashville airport.
country living at its best
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