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Forum Post: Get Even With the Government

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 6, 2011, 2:34 p.m. EST by bklynsboy (834)
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I'm fed up with the actions of the government for years: endless wars, cutting everything except the military budget, deregulation of Wall Street, rolling back environmental rules, tax breaks for the rich, union busting, privatization, crumbling infrastructure, high taxes, no jobs, foreclosures, add your own.

I'd like to stop paying taxes as a protest, but don't want to go to jail. I'll do this: buy nothing unless it's absolutely necessary: no restaurants, movies, clothes, cars, trips, electronics, furniture, add your own unnecessary items. If millions of people have a buying strike, taxes will plummet. The government will be forced to change for the 99%.

Patronize craigslist, thrift shops, garage sales, barter. Buy nothing where the government gets taxes.

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[-] 3 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 2 years ago

It would make more sense to me if the workers of this country started going on mass strikes. The companies think they are invincible? Take away their backbones.

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Yes, national strikes are popular in Europe.

[-] 1 points by me2 (534) 2 years ago

There is no federal sales tax, bklynsboy.

[-] 1 points by jjuussttmmee (607) 2 years ago

good ideas, also consider that money is just used fro barter, spend it as quick as you get it and do not try to hoard it, trade it for food or goods as quick as you can, before it disappears in the smoke and mirrors of inflation

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Yes but make purchases not taxable,

[-] 1 points by jjuussttmmee (607) 2 years ago

If I write a note that says I will deliver (an IOU) say a car wash for your car by my hand, within 2 weeks. that paper has now value, real value, not like federal reserve notes that have no real value, this hase the value of a car was on it. That note could be traded for others notes. Now how would they be able to tax such a transaction? do they deserve part of the transaction? no. nor does the bank for being the money changer in it all. No money changer needed with IOU's this will work after the fall of the dollar and will help people to survive the coming crash of said dollar, where people throw their money in the streets as worthless and they find no value in gold or silver either other than for use in jewelery so the value of gold will become a huge lot less immediately so don't protect your hordings by putting them in gold or silver or paper. And food does not hold its value for long either. spend the cash you get quickly before it shrinks due to inflation and become less. Time to get out of the dollar and no other currency is safe either. get ready to put getting food first again.

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Seems workable for small transactions, but what of major purchases like a car or house?

[-] 1 points by jjuussttmmee (607) 2 years ago

This is a IOU for a 1995 Caravan with 150,000 miles 6 cyl. I will deliver this car with title until 2-20-2012 to the bearer of this note. After writing such note I trade it for something I want foods goods services (in notes) and go on my way waiting for someone to come claim the car, the debt (note) paid

[-] 1 points by itsme2 (45) 2 years ago

Wouldn't less taxes result in more government cutting?

[-] 0 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Everything's cut so much now that some places are asking for tax increases for more services. They now have cuts to job hours, libraries, school hours and programs, heating aid to the poor, park closings, everything. The revolt started.

[-] 1 points by itsme2 (45) 2 years ago

so what is your answer to the question?

[-] 1 points by simplesimon (121) 2 years ago

Lord have mercy, a fella has to eat, and some those movies are funny as hell. And I ain't wearing clothes some other sweaty ass fella wore either. I guess this will be your last post around here since you don't want to use electronics and sleep on the floor.

[-] 1 points by ProAntiState (43) 2 years ago

end the fed

[-] 1 points by jjuussttmmee (607) 2 years ago

end the fed a private bank that owns all of the US, all

[-] -1 points by gforz (-43) 2 years ago

Let's just cut to the chase. The bottom line is that liberals are trying to figure out a way to take money from people who have it and give it to people that don't. The wealthy have innumerable ways to keep their wealth legally, and that is what they do. They own the businesses, and have employees, who are the first to suffer when some brainchild idea of the left is implemented to take their wealth. The last person affected by onerous regulations, huge tax increases, etc. is the person that actually has the money. The logical extension of liberal's plans would be to resort to the criminalization of actions that put people in jail for laying off workers, closing or relocating plants, cutting benefits, or raising prices, or establishing an offshore account in the Caymans,all of which can be done legally to protect the wealth of the person who has it.

[-] -1 points by gforz (-43) 2 years ago

1 you won't get millions to do it. #2 the liberals would just see a need to raise taxes (remember, you're still working and earning income, so the taxes you pay won't be affected) #3 you are hurting the local and state governments, not the federal government, #4 businesses will simply shut down, their well-to-do owners off with their bank accounts to the beaches of the Bahamas while regular americans get laid off en masse

[-] -1 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

You won't get millions of people to do that.

And when you purchase things from others-even if they do not charge you sales tax, they turn around and spend YOUR money on things that do. You're not thinking this through to a logical end.

[-] 1 points by itsme2 (45) 2 years ago

it happens a lot on this site

[-] 1 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

I've noticed. It saddens me that they think that the people pointing out that they are illogical, or irrational, are hurting their cause more than they are. Such blatant denial and ability to accept criticism that is designed to help them will be their downfall.