Skip to comments.12 Ways to Go Galt Without Quitting Your Job
Posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:53 AM PST by bolobaby
I posted this on another thread, but it seemed worthy of it's own thread, at least in my selfish mind...
1. Buy used or new via secondary markets. You can use Craigslist to find a lot of new stuff at less than retail. Added bonus - you pay no taxes into the system. You could argue that someone does to get the item the first time, but Im not so sure. I see a lot of new stuff on Craigslist at a considerable discount to retail. Something tells me it wasnt bought at a register or the seller would be taking a huge loss.
2. Contribute to the secondary market by selling the stuff just sitting around your house.
3. Buy *down*. Sure, you can afford that nice new Mercedes, but youll pay more in taxes on it. Find a lesser vehicle that makes you happy that feeds the beast less.
4. Invest and hold. Avoid paying capital gains at all costs.
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. Sand the rust off your trailer and paint it.
7. Plant a garden.
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 Chilis. Keep your eye out for church events, even if it is not yours. Lots of churches have some really fun stuff going on!
9. Speaking of things like the movies - stop going. Wait for the DVD and rent it for $1 at Redbox. If there is a cheaper option to do something, take that option. Get rid of cable and get Hulu+. Watch your shows a few days or weeks late. Do you really need to see it THAT DAY? Hulu+ is cheaper. Netflix streaming is cheaper. The amount of content is acceptable. You may even find shows you never knew existed that become your new favorites. Or - heres 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 anti-oil libtards will love this one, but Im talking about an opportunity to NOT pay taxes into the system.)
11. Make gifts instead of buying them.
12. I hate to say this one, but... watch your charitable giving. Give locally - like to your church or to someone you *personally* know that is in distress. You can also give to certain charities where you know the giving goes to those actually in need: such as Operation Christmas Child. Stop giving to places where the money is wasted, that includes fundraisers for your local school. If you want your child to learn more, spend an extra 30-60 minutes a night with them doing something educational. Theyll get more benefit out of that than they will from buying cookies through the fund raiser. Trust me.
Theres probably a dozen more ways to disconnect from the beast, but those are the first that come to mind.
If you have ping list on this sort of thing. Please include me. Thanks.
Barter for goods and services whenever possible and always do it under the table. I’ve got a good furnace man who gives me better service at virtually no cost aside from giving him a little extra garden space and excess veggies.
Invest in what? Even gold/silver is going to be very risky.
Buy a welder; learn how to use it. Likewise, a pipe wrench, a chainsaw and chain files.
And reloading equipment for whatever firearms you own.
You DO own firearms, right?
Borrow from the library. You've paid taxes for it, you might was well use it.
Gold and silver we be worth more every day, as Osamabama ruins our paper currency to pay for his batshit ideas.
Gold and silver (and guns and food) are your best bet.
Get out of all fiat currency as soon as possible. Get into precious metals before the end of this month and definitely before 1 Jan 2013, when the new BASEL rules come on.
Precious metals will be going sharply higher now.
So what do we do when Iran has nuclear weapons?
Quality factory loaded ammunition will be the new gold.
If there is any way possible, get your family down to one vehicle. Make it a gas saver. Maintain it well and run it until it can’t be fixed.
If you live in a place where CNG is available, consider a conversion to CNG. (I actually don’t know whether this is good advice or not, since cutting off CNG or making it unaffordable would be easier for the government to do than cutting off gasoline.)
This is exactly, 100% backwards.
Join with America. Get involved. Show yourself as a contrast to Obama at every opportunity, and re-define Republicans as a logical alternative to the globalist nonsense.
HOME SCHOOL! Take your children out of the propaganda system
Watch your shows delayed, w/limited commercials, for free. I am following 2 shows on Hulu and I use the commercial time to do something else, quickly. If I miss a few minutes, I can rewind and catch it.
Stop Christmas Spending -maybe just the kids but Adult gifts? NO
Buy food at discount stores - they work on lower margins.
Don't shop at stores with Unions.
Figure out the correct mix of Charity giving to reduce your taxes to the lowest tier possible.(as above-give local-which doesn't mean 'your' local, if you live in a blue state)
Know your shopkeeper's politics and shop/don't shop accordingly.
A vast number of your countrymen have indicated that they don’t actually care about Iran or Israel or anything at all except free stuff from the Government and/or their lady-parts.
The whole point about “going Galt” is that we take them at their word. Atlas must shrug. It’s no longer our problem.
They own this now, the stupid greedy Marxists.
I’ll be selling my acreage in Colorado and using the proceeds to purchase hard assets, such as precious metals.
All excellent ideas!
I have been doing ALL of this for DECADES.
What is the difference? This is a placebo when done in isolation.
You won't have the choice of quitting. 0bama will be sending all jobs to his mentors in china. But hey, at least you can take part in his Food Stamp program.
we tried it, gop doesnt listen. and they still arent, boner wants to work with the administration now
Good post! Fix stuff—Volt / Ohm meters are so cheap (Digital for less than $20) get one and easily learn to use it.... check if a light bulb is bad...is that outlet bad or is the power off...Its not hard to do...see link...
If you have a ping List, I would like to be on it.
Also consider multi-generational living. I am not talking about giving a spare BR downstairs to the mother-in-law but a true convergence of families with the home geared for that (two laundry rooms, two dishwashers, food planning, fewer cars, etc)
I am stopping all charitable giving. I am going to choose to stop enabling people. Let them face the responsibility of their actions. It is the most loving thing to do.
Maintain your stuff is the best advice. Liberals are spoiled and needy. They always want the newest iphone. DON'T be like them!
Don't go to movies, don't buy crap you don't need. I am cutting myself off as much as possible in all ways. Stop going to subways, pack a lunch. Stop using websites like facebook--the ad money generated by YOUR use of such sites goes directly into democrat campaign and slush-fund coffers! Hell, stop using the vending machine!
patriot precious metals:lead and brass
What you’re saying is that you have been training for the next four years.
That is a good thing. Congratulations.
America (and the West in general) are going to have a really bad two years before the new fracking revenues kick in. Wise people like you already have a deep larder and a habit of self-sufficiency.
#13. Move to a state that has no state income tax and lowest sales/property tax you can find.
We’d love to use the Library - however @ $80 to obtain a Card - that had to go by the wayside.
Please let me share what I posted on another thread:
There IS a bright side to this election. The numbers show that there is a razor thin difference in voting America. The country is divided in less than 50% for Obama & less then 50% who voted against him.
Obama has no real mandate & it's our duty to make sure that our side does what is necessary to turn this around. We need to stop tuning in to the left media propaganda machine to bring their viewership & sponsors down. The same with newspapers, magazines & anything else supporting the left. Alumni need to check what the colleges are teaching & withold any contributions to them if they are left-oriented.
The storm Sandy is going to put on display the failure of liberals & how they handle a catasrophe. They can't parade Obama out for a photo-op & get away with it any more. People are desperate & crying for help & Fema had no pre-planning in place & actually had to buy water from distributors. That's how bad it is. There are so many things going wrong & it's going to put Obama on the spot about how he handles things. In my way of thinking he has no clue about what to do. Another storm is moving in to make matters worse.
So the other narrow nearly half of the country who voted for him are going to have to live with the results. It's going to be interesting to see how the media handles trying to cover this one up!!
“Show yourself as a contrast to Obama at every opportunity, and re-define Republicans as a logical alternative to the globalist nonsense.”
You can’t compete with “Obama Money!” Free money trumps ethics and anything else. The Democrats have been vote buying for decades and the tipping point has been reached. There are now more people getting money from the government than not.
Only the firearms that weren’t lost in that tragic boating accident...
Thrift stores +++ if its something you don’t often use, look at a thrift store. And here’s a tip-— most stock their shelves right before they open, so go by there before work...
Be prepared. When others are begging for the gubbermint to ship them in clean underwear, have a plan to provide for yourself.
I still believe war is coming. Iran’s nuke may be the tipping point. This isn’t a thread about prepping, though, per se, it’s about starving the beast. Your prepping steps will help during the death throes of the beast.
That is how I live already especially the charitable giving, I give to people I know. I drive used cars, I buy stuff at auctions.
Sorry Cringe, I don’t think that strategy will pay off in time. With $20T in debt looming (after another Obama term), a financial meltdown is simply “in the cards.”
We can rail against it and prolong the pain, or we can Go Galt and show the country the error of their ways, thus leading to a brighter future at a faster pace.
It’s the difference between peeling a band aid off slowly or tearing it off quick. I say “starve the beast so it dies fast - tear it off quick.”
Every library card I’ve ever had was free.
#13 - use cash for as many purchases as you can so Big Brother doesn’t know what you’re buying. If you can’t use cash, go back to writing checks. Anything to cut back on putting more of yourself on the internet.
One thing I plan on doing:
No charitable giving to anything associated with a blue state. Those states whose population substitutes a “v” for the “d” in the national motto are not worth my money given voluntarily. They will get enough taken involuntarily through taxes. If they wish to trust in gov, then let them look to the government for disaster relief, not private charity. I won’t stop giving, but what money I have that goes to charity will go to the needy in the red states.
This morning, I purchased a 2000 gallon fuel tank, to be delivered tomorrow. We live on 28 acres and our car, truck and both tractors are all diesel. We will be buying our fuel in bulk now at a cheaper price, and be able to buy when/while the price is down and run for months at a time. We will also be in a good position in case of rationing or interruption in supply.
The Øbama 50% is counting on Ø, he is counting on the Romney 50% voters to produce and spend - Don't.
We are told we have "class warfare" - it's beyond time to drop Professor Øbama's class... curriculum, syllabus, reading materials, fees, lectures, lab, extra credit, tests...his final exam.
I know we used to have more than several until they were stolen by that thief, now all we have are bows and muzzleloaders, so sad.
Willing to sell a FReeper an acre? I can weld, fabricate, and fix anything, including cars and electronics. Will barter for diesel.
How serious am I? Try me.
Bump for later reference. Also interested in ping list.
Who charges $80 for a library card? Or, in what area, if you don’t want to be specific?
I’m not doubting you—it’s just always been free where I’ve lived.
Looters need victims. I refuse to participate.
“re-define Republicans as a logical alternative to the globalist nonsense.”
You assume the voters supporting the regime have reasoning abilities. They have proven that they do not. Free stuff wins elections.
Guerrilla warfare: Against all ObamaCare supporters and enablers. Send for all the free AARP information you can. Even in the name of deceased relatives or fake people. Now is an especially good time with the Medicare supplement deadline looming on December 7. Fill your fireplace with this crap or give it to your local volunteer fire department, Boy Scouts or whomever sells to a paper recycling company.
They will appreciate it and you will appreciate costing the AARP $$!
Agree with you on charity. I have no problem giving to those I know in need, but I will not be giving more to the takers who voted to take more from me.
one could look it up, but if memory serves the fine can be as high as $2,500 per gallon, for dyed (off-road) fuel found in vehicles registered for road use.
This is a list of “How to be Thrifty”.
Sorry, “Going Galt” is buying land in rural Colorado, selling everything, moving and recreating another society/economy.