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Question: Ideas about how to realistically "Go Galt"?
11/7/12

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:53:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

I plan to cancel cable tv, quit the health club, am putting off purchases that I had planned IF Romney had won.

Am happy to hear ideas...I have to say my spouse was literally in tears last night, thinking about what dangers we face (not just as a family but as a society and a nation). We prayed together, asking God to guide us. HE knew this was going to happen, and HE can use this for HIS glory.

We just want to be as wise as possible with the resources God has provided.

So we welcome your input.


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To: elkfersupper

I hear you.


201 posted on 11/07/2012 11:03:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: unixman9627

The states are broke too, and dependent on Federal grants to fund basic services.


202 posted on 11/07/2012 11:14:11 AM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: SoFloFreeper

Very good!


203 posted on 11/07/2012 1:41:25 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is a great thread.

I am in health insurance. When Obamacare passed, my was cut by 38%. We laid off half of our field force, 30% of our administrative staff, and around 20% of our management... a total of nearly 4000 people nationally.

When Obamacare is fully instituted on 1/1/14, the brokerage/producer side of the industry will be shut off. That’s close to 425,000 people nationally going from $100K-plus per year to being out of work.

As a result of last night’s election, my wife and I are establishing a strict budget for the first time in our adult professional careers. I will be letting all of my brokerage employees go as of the first of the year, and they will know why: overregulation, overtaxation, and Obamacare. I provide insurance to a large pool of doctors, specialists, and nurses, and roughly 40% of them have announced plans to retire early, practice offshore, or change careers.

I do not recognize this country anymore, and I have no desire to participate in the political or economic processes from this point forward, or at least until we can put together a majority conservative coalition, rather than Socialism Lite.

We’ll be reducing our financial footprint by at least 30%: cable, gym memberships, cell phones, lawn services and family perks like dinner out and traveling across New England to see family. As I will no longer be self-employed, my taxes will be cut by nearly 15%.

God help this country, and help us all.


204 posted on 11/07/2012 5:18:30 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: snowrip

My doctor told me he was thinking of moving to Australia if the election didn’t go right...this was about 4 months ago.

I told him I didn’t blame him. He is a cardiologist, Jewish, and NOT happy with Obamacare.

Things are going to get very, very bad.

And it is the fault of the Zombies.


205 posted on 11/07/2012 5:30:36 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Chipper

Ping for later


206 posted on 11/07/2012 7:56:11 PM PST by Bush_Democrat ((xDem now) - Breitbart sent me)
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To: VRWCRick

I ditched satellite 3 months ago and do not miss it one bit. Netflix has been plenty along with the few shows I watch being available online, and purchasing The Walking Dead season on ITunes. I have subscription to The Blaze and that has more content then I have time to watch or listen to even.


207 posted on 11/08/2012 4:44:16 AM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Stegall Tx

Correction Western Slope of CO is blood red Romney carried Mesa County 65%


208 posted on 11/08/2012 4:55:25 PM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini (Choootem Lizabith Chooootem)
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To: tsowellfan; Utmost Certainty; All

Okay, this morning I just found ANOTHER $20 A MONTH that I will no longer spend: I took a realistic look at the value of one of our vehicles. One is quite old, and so I dropped the collision/comprehensive coverage.

If you have an old car, that may be worth doing.

Anyway, my economic footprint is now down $247 a month...or $2,964 a year. Unfortunately, I didn’t get an opportunity to tell the insurance company WHAT MOTIVATED me to drop some of my coverage.

Obama’s economy just got a little smaller since Tuesday, and I am NOT finished yet in finding ways to reduce my contribution to his disaster!!

:)


209 posted on 11/09/2012 7:30:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

bttt


210 posted on 11/09/2012 11:16:25 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Truth29
One of my big fears is that an increasingly desperate US government will find ways to confiscate retirement accounts...

Count on it!

211 posted on 11/09/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: heylady; silverleaf

train yourself [if needed] on a high-needs job.

they’ll take you.


212 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:43 PM PST by Principled
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To: SoFloFreeper

bfl


213 posted on 11/09/2012 1:59:01 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’d also add, buy a shortwave radio and police scanner. It would be a good idea to get a CB radio at least, amateur radio is better but it is good to have both. A ham radio license is much easier to get now.


214 posted on 11/09/2012 2:50:26 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: JCBreckenridge
Why don’t we set up a Freeper thread where folks looking to hire other folks can list jobs and Freepers looking for work can do the same?

Would be a good idea.
215 posted on 11/09/2012 2:52:10 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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216 posted on 11/09/2012 8:11:57 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: silverleaf

“obama fully expects the House of Rep to cave”

I believe they’re already started to cave.


217 posted on 11/10/2012 3:39:42 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Truth29

All retirement investments on behalf of all state and corporate employees must be invested in US Treasuries. There. Done. Maybe even by executive order.


218 posted on 11/10/2012 3:56:51 AM PST by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: esquirette
Simple and chilling. I suppose there would be some conversion process and gesture toward the effects of forced sales, but it would get the job done. It would also hurt the stock markets while being proclaimed as protecting retirement funds. Double plus good from Obama’s viewpoint.
219 posted on 11/10/2012 4:20:43 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm Galtish by nature, so this is how I live:

1. No TV at all. There isn't one in the house and hasn't been for years.
2. Also no music. No stereos, iPods, nothing that makes noise, basically, except this little laptop. I grew up on a farm with very old grandparents who liked it quiet, so this is just my nature.
3. No landline. My cell is actually on my sister's family plan, she was able to add me for $10 a month.
4. No internet of my own, my landlady next door just gave me the password and lets me tap onto hers.
5. No computer of my own, this laptop is issued by my employer, and I have to turn it back in periodically. When that happens, I simply don't go online unless I go to the public library and spend an hour there catching up on emails from family.
6. No gym membership. Actually, since I quit going to the gym a lot of my joint pain has lessened. I was probably doing everything wrong anyway. LOL!
7. No car. I walk or ride public transportation and have for over 3 years now. It's not always pleasant but I'm saving a ton of money. (I live in Los Angeles.)
8. No electronic gadgets that aren't absolutely essential. I have a fridge, stove, some lamps, a fan, a blowdryer, and a cellphone charger. Oh, and an alarm clock. No air conditioner, no coffee maker, no microwave, no blender, toaster... yeah, my family thinks I'm nuts. No vacuum (hardwood floors rock.) I drink instant coffee.
8. No credit card debt. I actually embarked on this personal austerity program 3 years ago to pay off $33,000 in debt and last month... I did it. Yay! Now I'm used to living this way so I'll just keep doing it.
9. No new anything: all my clothes are from Goodwill.
10. I cut my own hair.
11. I almost never eat out. I live on cafeteria food at work and don't eat much at home except canned food, eggs, rice, beans, vodka... ;^)
12. I wash my own clothes in the tub whenever I can. Landlady doesn't mind seeing dresses and nightgowns hanging to dry from the lemon tree out back.
13. I don't buy books or movies, I get them from the public library.

That's all I can think of for now. If I think of anything else, I'll add it.

220 posted on 11/10/2012 10:00:08 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'll add that my apartment is very weird for most people. I keep it terribly tidy. There are plenty of books (from back when I did buy books, and even then most are from yard sales, etc), and there's a normal amount of furniture and a few lamps, but little else. Rather than put a lot of pictures on the walls, I paint the walls different colors, so when you first walk in, there's no sense of emptiness or blankness... just an eerie silence.

People tend to walk in, slow down abruptly, and then start looking around like nervous cats with the hair on their necks going up. They can tell something's different but they don't always know what it is at first. When they see the kitchen, they realize: it's like a vacation cabin in the woods: there's couches, chairs, tables, beds, and lamps, but that's it.

Then they stare at me for a while without saying much. I suspect that when they go in the bathroom, they look in the medicine cabinet, and when I'm not in the kitchen, they check the freezer for human heads. LOL!

221 posted on 11/10/2012 10:09:44 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: olezip
omney received 4 million fewer votes than did McCain four years ago.

About 2 million of those votes were actually for Sarah Palin, not ol' "Reach Across the Aisle" McQueeg. The other 2 million resulted from massive Democrat fraud and media malpractice.

222 posted on 11/10/2012 10:17:55 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Why does the left have such a grip on this country? Because they worked for it. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Do NOT put anything in bank safe deposit boxes! In a natural disaster it could be difficult or impossible to get to your bank and in a bigger crisis (think bank holiday) there’s nothing to stop the feds from taking whatever they want out of your “safe” box.


223 posted on 11/10/2012 5:47:05 PM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: SoFloFreeper

I also recommend a that you unplug all electric items when not in use. I started doing that 5 years ago and was shocked by a 2/3rds reduction in my KwH usage. I unplug the microwave, coffee pot, washer/dryer, etc! I have to leave the fridge and main TV (programming) plugged in and I don’t mess with the 240 w stove.

Give it a try, you will be shocked!


224 posted on 11/11/2012 6:19:08 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In 2016 this country will be begging for a conservative.


225 posted on 11/11/2012 6:31:02 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

I fear we may not last until that year.


226 posted on 11/11/2012 6:42:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: mkmensinger

I wonder if all these “blue” communities will be happy about the additional taxes they’ll be paying for all those new students...UHHH, they already ARE paying for the public schools.


227 posted on 11/11/2012 6:59:56 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: qman

the next best alternative is bankrupt the system.....Gee, how would you do that? IT ALREADY is!! How can we stop the spending?


228 posted on 11/11/2012 7:03:03 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I for one have been a very charitable indiviudal through the years. After this election, my contributions to the poor go to $0. Let the government take care of them. They voted for him.


229 posted on 11/11/2012 7:03:34 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

Yep. I donate to help cats & dogs, that’s it.


230 posted on 11/11/2012 7:25:58 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady; catfish1957

I hope you guys give to those you know who are in need...if you belong to a local congregation then they deserve some help.

We give to charities we trust...Samaritan’s Purse for example.


231 posted on 11/11/2012 11:11:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
I hope you guys give to those you know who are in need...if you belong to a local congregation then they deserve some help.

Why when the majority of them are already Obama voters. Let Uncle Sugar take care of them. My charitable spirit has gone Galt.

232 posted on 11/11/2012 11:23:41 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: The Bat Lady

Bookmark


233 posted on 11/11/2012 12:27:36 PM PST by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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