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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Big Government Squanders Your Money with Relish & Abandon

Poor Man Survival

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"The trouble with most folks
isn't so much their ignorance,
  as knowing so many things
     that ain't so."

-- Josh Billings



Big Government Squanders Your Money with Relish & Abandon


The EPA Spent $5,000 on a Single Freakin’ Office Chair… plus Hillary told us your taxes will go up again if she gets into office

While Bernie Sanders is busy picking out new furniture for his THIRD HOME (because 23 types of deodorants is an atrocity, but three homes for a politician, that’s socialism, duh), his followers are still pushing for higher taxes.  Because, of course, they’ve yet to feel the tax-induced butthole clench after looking at a real paystub.

Until then, we advise that they look at the EPA to get a small taste of how Big Government manages money.  They don’t manage – they squander your money with relish and abandon!

Over the past decade, says a recent report from transparency advocate Open the Books, the EPA has spent a whopping $92.4 million on office furniture.

“The agency,” Kristie Eshelman writes on the Generation Opportunity blog, “spent $48.4 million on Herman Miller furniture alone. If you’re unfamiliar with the furniture market, that’s about as high-end as you can get. To put it in perspective, one Herman Miller chair cost $4,047. Granted, it was nice chair -- it could swivel and tilt and had adjustable arms -- but mine can do that too. Someone must have given a really good sales pitch.

"Perhaps the only furniture brand more expensive than Herman Miller is Knoll. The EPA just couldn’t resist, shelling out $5 million on Knoll designer furniture.

“And we can’t forget the pencil holder. While the average pencil holder costs $10-20, the EPA was persuaded to $813 on theirs. I just hope it looks better than the half-forgotten one that’s gathering dust in the supply room of our office.”

Some poor American paid for that pencil holder with about a month’s worth of hard work. Tell me again why we need to raise taxes?  That’s what carpetbagger Shillary plans to do [in the best Democratic/Socialist tradition] if she is elected [and she’ll screw us some with another half-baked health plan] and if the American people are foolish enough to entrust her with her with another security clearance…I wonder how much cash they’ll rake in this time selling influence to foreign governments?



Why American Jobs are Vanishing & We’re in Decline


Long ago in the Land of the Free, if you wanted to start a saloon, you rented a space and started serving booze.


You didn’t have to go through years of petitioning a bunch of bureaucrats for permits and licenses.


If you weren’t qualified or good enough at your job, your reputation would suffer and you’d go out of business.


This is the way it used to be for just about every industry and profession.


It wasn’t until 1889 that the US Supreme Court ruled in Dent v. West Virginia that states had the right to impose “reasonable” certifications or licenses for various professions.


At first, most states only licensed physicians, dentists, and lawyers.


In fact, by 1920, only about 30 occupations in the US required any sort of licensing.


By the 1950s, about 5% of US workers required a license to perform his/her job.


Today that number has risen to 30%, and climbing.


Some of our modern examples are completely insane.


According to the Brookings Institute, the state of Nevada requires 733 days of training and a $1,500 fee for a license... just to become a tour guide.


Over in Michigan, it takes 1,460 days of education to become an athletic trainer.


45 other states have license or certification requirements for athletic trainers. All fifty states have licenses for barbers and cosmetologists.


36 states require licenses for make-up artists. 34 states license milk samplers. And a mere 33 states license auctioneers.


These license requirements continue to grow, along with the overall level of rules and regulations in the Land of the Free.


Just this morning the US government published an extra 227 pages of rules, regulations, and proposals.


This happens every single business day in America.


Last week the government published over 2,000 pages of new rules, many of which border on absurdity.


To give you an idea, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service proposed a rule about minimum and maximum diameters of potatoes that are sold in the State of Colorado.


Yes I’m serious.


This is the sort of madness that government bureaucrats churn out on a daily basis: more rules, more licenses.


Needless to say, the more of these rules they create, the more difficult it becomes for people and businesses to produce.


So it wasn’t exactly a big surprise when the US Labor Department released statistics a few days ago showing that, for the third straight quarter in a row, productivity in the Land of the Free declined.   Obama’s White House has churned out red tape like Frito Lay churns out snack chips and it costs us jobs and higher prices and is choking the lifeblood out of our national productivity and international competitiveness.


Hillary promises more of the same – Obama 2.0


A few simple ways to fight back…


1. Agorism: “Agorism,” says Wikipedia, “is a libertarian social philosophy that advocates creating a society in which all relations between people are voluntary exchanges by means of counter-economics, thus engaging in a manner with aspects of peaceful revolution. It was first proposed by libertarian philosopher Samuel Edward Konkin III in 1975, with contributions partly by J. Neil Schulman.”

Taking part in agorism is easy. Simple trade with others freely and without government interference. Use cash or other untraceable forms of payment.

In short, support your local black markets. Because, of course, a “black market” is a free market.

2. Jury Nullification- Jury nullification is truly one way the power can be returned to the people. Problem is, few know what it is. And those who try to inform the masses out in public or in the courtroom are often locked in cages.

In short, jury nullifiers have the ability to refuse to charge someone for a victimless crime, no matter the law.

We’ll be talking more about jury nullification in future episodes. In the meantime, learn more about jury nullification here.

3. Private Security: Yesterday, we talked about how you can keep yourself protected when you’re on the move.

Today, we invite you to take it a step further. Take self-defense classes. Bone up on the latest research. (Target Focus Training and ex-CIA Officer Jason Hanson’s latest book are both good starts.) Eat healthy. Stay in shape. As you know, when it comes down to it, the only thing between you and a victim is your level of awareness and preparedness.

4. Homeschooling: Public schools have failed our children. Not only that, but they’re filling their heads with all kinds of crazy nonsense.

More and more, I’m meeting people who are catching onto this and homeschooling their kids. Not only is this a good idea, it’s also a great opportunity for educators to catch this trend and make it a business.

You could create courses for homeschoolers, offer to teach kids in your community and even, if you’re feeling froggy, open up your own micro-school.

We need liberty-minded educators for our kids. Do you fit the bill?

5. Become a servant to your fellow human: Be self-sufficient and cut all ties with the public sector. This one’s pretty self-explanatory. But most people don’t truly understand why entrepreneurship is so great -- and it’s not about making money.

Sure, making money is nice. It gives you freedom to do things you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. But what make entrepreneurship great, really, is it’s about becoming a servant to mankind.




Yours for another revolution,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

Additional Resources

The Anatomy of a Breakdown

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

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1 comment:

DAR said...

Big Government does nothing but lie, regardless of who is in office. They treat us like vassals and slaves. Makes me want to vomit and like you say-We need another revolution!