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    Going Galt

    With the re-election of Hussein Obama, America is beyond screwed. Well all need to be able to speak Greek. Between the gargantuan deficit and runaway regulations it will be a miracle if anybody has a job by 2014.

    The 53% (those who pay income taxes) need to pursue a course of action similar to that of the fictional character John Galt. Few of us are wealthy enough to completely isolate ourselves, but we can approximate his fictional actions and here are some ideas.

    1. Liquidate everything you can by the end of the year. Convert it into cash and squirrel that cash away.

    2. Stop buying stuff. At least anything beyond the absolute essential. The military calls it beans, bullets, batteries, and fuel. Make what you have last. If you have to buy a replacement, buy used. Try to barter if you can. Craigslist is full of stuff that costs a fraction of what new stuff costs. Lay in a stash of ammunition, canned food, the myriad batteries we use commonly, and some storable fuel to keep you warm in the winter. Above all, defer purchase of big-ticket depreciating items like houses and cars. Pay off your old house and car if you can.

    3. Minimize eating out. Minimize entertainment. Both are more expensive than you think.


    For instance, Id planned to buy some new carpet because of a spot in one room. Now that plan goes out the window. Ill find something to cover it until the storm passes. Also, at the end of the NFL regular season, Im cancelling my cable TV account. Internet access only. I stashed two tons of anthracite coal for my heating stove.

    Dont worry about the economy. The 47%ers (who pay no income tax) and blue state O-Bots are flush enough with redistributed wealth to keep the consumerist economy going.

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    I am already on this. In the past we conservatives have jokingly half heartedly said we'd personally boycott this or that democrat business or concern. Now is the time to put your money where your mouth is. Don't go to movies. Stop buying music. Cut back everywhere. Drop what you can, netflix, xm, dish- well. cut out the extras. Stop buying at Kohls and McDonalds. Walmart is democrat but the grocery prices are good just don't buy luxury items and buy only what you need.

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    I agree. Let it burn. Just sit back and laugh. The redistributionalists will choke on their own medicine.

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    They're making your cash worthless. Buy gold.

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    I'm not contributing to this economic mess. My belt just got tighter.
    My garden will be bigger next spring and I'm canning.

    I'm gonna start buying silver. It's more usable.

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    Also, make as much as you can in the underground economy and keep it all.

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    hoping for failure of our state is UnAmerican

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    No, just the failure of your government.

    Free and self reliant people don't view government as their state.

    Never mind, you wouldn't understand.

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    so now your anti US government?

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    Like I said, you wouldn't understand. Thanks for proving my point.

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