Skip to comments.Let's Brainstorm Ideas for Economic Warfare Against the Libs [Vanity]
Posted on 02/12/2009 5:36:53 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I'm posting this under News/Activism because I'm intending for this to be a brainstorming session about activism - activism with regards to how we, as conservatives, can limit or even end our support for the corrupt, kleptocratic, elitist system we see in our country's government. We have a government that is definitely NOT "of the people, by the people, for the people." Instead, we have a government dominated by left-wing socialists and their RINO lackeys which is in the process of passing a massive pork-spending bill which the people have clearly said they don't want. But the politicians don't care. Unfortunately, there aren't enough "good" politicians - truly conservative - in Washington to be able to mount a serious effort to stop it.
So, what can we the people do about it?
Let's hear some ideas about *real* civil disobedience and other ways we can throw sand in the gears, and create enough of a ruckus that "they" will HAVE to listen to us. I'm talking legal stuff here - nothing about not paying your taxes (and before you start in with the "income tax is voluntary" line, you try to not paying them and see how voluntary it really is), vandalising gov't buildings, etc.
One idea I'd have, expanding on some things floated on FR yesterday: Economic warfare. Don't spend any more than you have to in Blue states or Blue counties. I realise that this may be difficult or even impossible for some FReepers, but for those of us that it is not, we can help cut into the income-by-stealing of Democrat counties.
My family will be buying our groceries across the border in a Red county. I'm going to buy my gas in the county I work in (Red) instead of the one I live in (Blue). Any big ticket items will be bought over the internet, out of state, with no sales tax. No more fast food in Blue counties. No more spending on either luxuries or necessities in Blue counties, as much as we possibly can. My clothing will be bought in a tax free thrift shop, and I'm going to be hitting Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist for many items, instead of buying them from a big-box store. It's still legal (so far) for you to decide *where* you're going to spend your money, so let's spend it, as much as we can, in places that did not go for Obama (shoot, you may end up saving money b/c of lower sales taxes anywise!)
Any ideas people would like to throw out there, or even reasons why this all would NOT be a good idea?
I’m with you.
We must consider that the money we gave to Charity before is now being taken from us and given to the people who need. That is my charitable contribution.
Short of my church, nothing to charity.
Here are a couple more:
1) change party registration to Independent
2) cancel newspaper subscriptions
3) move finances from banks to credit unions
I do not feel sorrow for her and her linebacker sized son!
Michelle Malkin found this about Ms. Huges:
Isn’t cheating grand?
See post 44
I don’t know how you managed to miss that Costco is left wing, I have been boycotting them since the mid 90s.
So far this campaign cycle, Costco CEO James Sinegal has made campaign donations of $93,500 according to OpenSecrets.orgall of it to Democratic candidates and entities. Brotman has donated $38,250 in this cycle, again all to Democrats. In addition, Brotman and Sinegal have also given $95,000 apiece to the Joint Victory Campaign, one of the most influential of the anti-Bush527 committees, independent entities that can accept unlimited donations from individuals. Sol Price, the founder of Price Club, which merged with Costco in 1993, has given more than $44,000 to Democratic campaign causes this cycle.
Wal-Mart, by contrast, focuses its fundraising largely on Republicans. Jay Allen, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president for corporate affairs, is a Bush Pioneer, meaning he’s raised at least $100,000. Wal-Mart CEO Leo Scott has donated to the president’s re-election campaign. Through July 6, according to Sheila Krumholz, research director at the Center for Responsive Politics, Wal-Martthe company, its PAC, and individuals employed by ithave made political donations of $1.658 million. Of that, $1.34 million, or 81 percent, went to Republicans. While many corporate PACs hedge their bets and give to both parties in rough proportion to their control of Congress, “Wal-Mart stores appears to be a more ideologically aligned company,” said Krumholz.
” But sheer frustration leaves me thinking what can I do? “
Check FRmail.... ;~)
>>3) move finances from banks to credit unions<<
Could you please tell me why this helps?
I’d do it in a heartbeat.
Anything that is cash only and tax free.
Fortunately, my county turned red this past election cycle. I live and work in the same county.
I usually don’t claim my medical expenses (prescriptions, co-pays) but I did this year.
We go to Virginia Beach every year for vacation, but I think I’m switching it this year. We’ve progressively seen that Virginia Beach is becoming a nanny-state and I would rather spend my money elsewhere and support conservative vacation spots.
Wait...they moved to Florida? To a house?
Aldi’s use to be cash only, now they take debit cards. Less service, is that good or bad?
Yes they moved to Florida but not to a house they were living in their car. They now have a house because she scamed the people watching her sob story with Obambi!
If you have kids, instead of paying college tuition, use the money to start a small business that generates lots of CASH. Starve academia.
” is that good or bad? “
Don’t think there’s an absolute answer to that — the original poster asked what could be done ‘as a small retailer’, and I suggested a few areas to explore....
My point is that I believe that small outfits that have the vision and courage to move beyond ‘the way we’ve always done business’ are more likely to thrive in the coming troubles than the larger or more hidebound ‘traditional’ businesses.....
YMMV, of course.....
I pay quarterly. What are the penalties for holding back on the quarterly payments and paying lump sum next April 15 instead?
Attack Hollywood. I ended a once a week movie habit in 2003 once they chose to support the other side in a war against the U.S.A.
Do not attend movies, do not buy movies, do not rent movies. In non-political terms, trash new movies on review sites (even though you haven’t seen them) to drive down attendance.
Talk down TV shows whenever the subject comes up in conversation - always in non-political terms, but ridicule it as unhip, poor quality, laughable fare.
Find out how to become a Nielsen family (do they still do that?) and drive ratings into the sewer.
Above all, shut off anything that drives cash or viewership to Hollywood. This is something that every one of us can do something toward.
If you run a business, stop issuing 1099 forms on subcontractor businesses when not legally required. They are required only when you pay unincorporated individuals.
filing an extension will not help. when you file the extension you must go ahead and pay what you owe or you will be subject to interest and penalties when you actually file the return.