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Highway Tax vs. Poll Tax: Some Thoreau Tax Trivia

by Carl Watner

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • Not so much of a discussion, as a place to weigh in with what you think of Liberty.me, set up by a user, not by the team. Vote in the poll here: http://mikevroman65.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/will-you-continue-to-participate-in-liberty-me/ Leave a comment below if you have a positive suggestion for improvements, or what we can do as members to help make it better. Try to stick to one comment, and please keep it brief to leave room for others. Thanks!

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  • “Any fool can make a rule And any fool will mind it.” – Henry David Thoreau, Journals, 1860

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  • As  new member, I see the potential of www.liberty.me to organize like minded people to drive action. What if we are able to organize to “unionize” the top earners who can afford to take a nice long vacation and live off savings for some set period of time (3 months).  A sort of velvet revolution where we can wield the only thing that will scare the tax farmers (government).   If it is well organized and timed, say summer of 2016.   We could REALLY shake things up since the top 10% (or any liberty minded tax payers) earners foot approximately 70% of the tax burden. If you cannot take three months off to travel and live on your savings for 90 days, then you can still help.  How about maxing out your exemptions  W-4 (tax withholding) for 90 days? If we organize it and advertise it well through social media before we do it….we may get our demands without actually having to do it. Things needed: Goals:.. No point showing this POWER to OPT OUT if we don’t have any specific goals/legislation to achieve what are our victory criteria? – balanced budget amendment? – Flat consumption tax to replace all other taxes? – need ideas -need comittee anyhow what do you think of the concept?    Let’s keep the conversations going…. let’s get Liberty.me to set up a dynamic signup sheet on the homepage and link to dynamic simulation for tax impact.    

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  • Next week in my Ethics class we are debating Health care as a right. I live in Central California and the opposition is stacked against me. I need to go in to class next week armed to the teeth with knowledge on the subject. What a better resource than liberty.me?

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  • I can’t verify this is true; pilots that I have conversed with in the past doing expat work never mentioned complying with these absolutely horrendous rules. What a pain in the- http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/01/pf/expat-taxes-irs/index.html?iid=Lead

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