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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

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    STRIKE DAY! Taking It Up a Notch

    By apackof2, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 12:57:20 PM EST
    Tags: 111th Congress, commerce, current events, government, money, over spending, protest, spending, STRIKE DAY, taxes, tea party, tea party 2009, the Fed, trillion dollar debt, grassroots in michgan (all tags)

    Robert of San Jose, CA, a feisty Constitution lover started the ball-rolling on this idea and I'm so glad to have the privilege of working with him.


    The Federal Government has gone over the edge.
    While we have a deficit of $65 trillion+, the 111th Congress and our President just keep spending, spending, spending.Our elected representatives are ramming pieces of legislation into law faster than a speeding bullet and they don't even know what's in them.
    Our money supply is controlled by a shady, extra-constitutional entity that has no oversight and carte blanche to print monopoly money at will, devaluing our currency and implementing a stealth tax by way of inflation.

    Money is just a uniform way of valuing a product, good, service, or time. When you work, you are being compensated for your time. When government taxes you, they are taking some of your time, taking some of your life away.

    Since government spending has reached levels so far beyond what can possibly be repay ed without levels of taxation well into the future that are astronomical, government will be taking more and more of our time, more of our lives away. Based upon what has already been spent, government will be taking a lot of our childrens' and grandchildrens' time, and lives too.

    Many of us know - THIS MUST STOP!

    We make phone calls, we send faxes, and emails to the point of locking up websites and switchboards,where staffers shut off fax machines, but they're still not getting the message.We've taken to the streets in the millions at Tea Parties and they still do not get the message.

    Since our previous efforts to get through to government don't seem adequate by themselves to get the point across, and we cannot wait until 2010 to vote people out of Congress, we need to take further action:

    It's time to crank it up a notch!

    We need to hit government right where it currently lives; in it's pocketbook.

    Government's pocketbook is tax dollars. Government entities tax every aspect of our daily lives from the income earned through our jobs, homes we live in,the communication services we use such as,our phones and Internet,gas we put in our cars, our leisure activities from the adult beverages we may drink to the hotels we stay in on vacation. Even in death, the government wants a cut through estate / inheritance taxes.
    All of these activities are some form of commerce from which layers of government benefit.

    In order to get the message across that it is time for government to be reduced in size and power to its proper role, we must choke off access to our money by shutting down as many avenues of tax collection as possible.

    We propose a STRIKE, meaning that anyone who agrees that government is over the edge, pledges to refrain from all exchange of commerce.

    What would a strike entail?

    Do not go to work.
    Shut down your business.
    Do not shop for goods or services such as gas, groceries, movie rentals, clothing, fast food, pizza delivery, car maintenance, hair cuts, etc., etc.
    Do engage in any banking transactions of any kind such as ATMs, drive thru, loan closings, etc.
    Do not make major purchases such as a car, appliances, property, or a TV.
    Do not engage in financial markets such as stock transactions, 401k account changes, etc.

    There is NO question that this requires sacrifice from everyone who participates.
    We do not suggest that if you are in an employment situation that is tenuous due to a downturn in your industry, that you risk the loss of your job. Go to work if that's the case. You can do your part by otherwise not engaging in any commerce whatsoever.

    A strike could be effective if it were one time thing BEFORE Congress leaves for the August break. We propose Friday, July 31.

    A strike could be even more effective if we do it once a month (the last Friday) thereafter UNTIL WE GET THE DESIRED RESULTS.

    What say you?

    To vote in the Poll click HERE

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    I don't disagree... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 02:18:58 PM EST
    ...with the sentiment above, but much of what's posted above sounds similar to a proposal that was suggested a few years back to address rising gas prices.

    Two problems though: First, the government is already broke. Pres. B.O. already acknowledged this himself.

    "SCULLY: Yet, it all takes money. You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?
    OBAMA: Well, we are out of money now." (Bottom of Page 4)

    The second problem is the same as the example I mentioned above, one day off won't make a difference to the government, just like one day w/o money won't make a difference to the oil companies.

    People will need to go to work, purchase items, make transactions, do those things that government feels that it has the need to get its hooks into. The money will eventually start to flow into its coffers.

    Unfortunately at this point, until enough people getting p.o.'d at the status quo, stand up and take notice. I don't see too much change occurring anytime soon.

    Actually (none / 0) (#2)
    by apackof2 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 02:46:01 PM EST
    if you go to the poll you'll see an option to
    Support "a monthly STRIKE" and in the post, "A strike could be even more effective if we do it once a month (the last Friday) thereafter UNTIL WE GET THE DESIRED RESULTS."

    So my poll vote is "I support a monthly STRIKE"

    • Joanie . . . by Kevin Rex Heine, 07/16/2009 04:45:50 PM EST (none / 0)
    If you really want to get a politicians attention (none / 0) (#4)
    by steve on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 04:56:39 PM EST
    Rather than make a personal sacrifice. I would pick one congressman or senator and start a recall drive. Isolate him or her, and make them work to keep their job.

    If your unsuccessful, start over with the same politician. Keep them tied up defending their seat and using their resources to defend their seat.

    We shouldn't sacrifice any more. They should.

    Checking the Poll so far (none / 0) (#6)
    by apackof2 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 07:46:56 PM EST
    from several sites, The MONTHLY STRIKE option way out front.

    We shouldn't have to sacrifice however there seems to be a clear majority that are willing to do so because they understand

    We must begin to see our involvement as not about politics but our very lives,our liberites, our future. Where an informed public, actively engaged is not looked as a "hobby" or "interest" but as a civic duty.

    And this this duty may require a sacrifice

    But it must be done because...We are at war.  

    We are at war with those who have methodically worked to dismantle our Constitution, torn apart our representative Republic, and who wish to put another form of government in its place.

    In every war,shots must be fired...


    Kevin (none / 0) (#7)
    by apackof2 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 07:54:58 PM EST
    We can't wait until 2010 when a tax intiative might be on the ballot

    We have arrived at a "critical pass" here

    Every day we come closer to waking up to a country we no longer recognize.

    In fact we are at the dawn of that day, we have seen the take over of banks, private industries such as GM, the out of control spending, taxation without presentation, the introduction of socialized medicine,cap-n-trade bill, HR 2454,PASS Act, Hate CrimesS. 909 tucked into a defense bill! We have an out of control government that appears to have gone insane

    Dramatic times call for dramatic action...STRIKE AMERICA!

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