Recently, there have been many attempts to get a handle on why there is so much public discontent. I think all the reasoning can be boiled down to one idea: Americans feel powerless. Millions of us look at Washington, D.C. and see one thing and one thing only, namely a ruling class that is completely out of touch with ordinary Americans and their concerns. Fortunately that same ruling class, in their unbridled hubris, has made a critical error. They’ve presented the public with an extraordinary opportunity to give the federal government one of the grander smack downs that any public could
This is perfect -- its about what individuals can do to resist. All too often we are looking for a leader who can fight for us and solve our problems with this out-of-control government. I think the form of leadership we really need is someone to simply tell everyone how to resist on an individual basis. Imagine 150 million people NOT doing what the government wants us to do in order to fit into their utopia. That´s the only way we can fight the federal government -- individual resistance on a MASS scale.
Suppose they gave a health insurance registration and nobody came....
What is even more wonderful about this is you don´t have to mobilize the disaffected, you don´t have to get people to sign petitions, or volunteer to carry a sign or read up on the problem and try to convince people to support you.
You just let them do .... nothing.
The Silent Majority, the new 18-yr-old disinterested voters, the low-info crowd, support our cause! All you have to do is .... nothing.
Jeffery Lord recently wrote an article in the American Spectator about the Tea Party et al feeling morally betrayed by the imposition of 0Care and the equivalence to Vietnam War protests.Mr Lord equated resistance to 0Care needing to be much like resistance to the Vietnam War(this has NOTHING to do with how you feel about the War but rather how to stop behemoth acts of what , in your view, is wrong).Yes, some of the commenters are right--the IRS will come for the money but it is our responsibility, if we believe defeating 0Care is worth the fight, to resist in all ways possible.
Gee, how tough is it to open up an account with say a Canadian Bank... can the IRS get your money from them? How about the Camen Island banks? Isn´t that where Ted Kennedy kept his $600 million? The IRS can´t touch your money at every bank. Once people see what a rip off the Obama Democrats are they will take their money out of U.S. banks and the mess of run on banks begins...they can pass all the tyrannical laws they want but they can´t put the whole country in jail!
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D S Craft, 10/22/2013 11:15:07 AM (No. 9576858)
I don´t know for sure but it´s my understanding that the ACA states that the IRS cannot take any punitive actions against those that refuse to play the game, meaning they cannot touch your bank account or your house. And yes, always under withhold on your tax withholdings so that come tax time you always pay in to cover your tax bill.
#14 yes, that´s what I´ve heard as well! I´ve e-mailed the author here to see if he can provide the clause because when I asked my acct and my local reps, they did not know about this. If we can find that nugget and broadcast it - it will also make it harder for the weasels in congress to "Quietly" change yet another of the unchangeable rules.
One of the comments to the original article had an interesting idea: Overload the system with bogus data, non existent indivduals, made up bank account numbers, register multiple times with different da fake e-mail addresses etc. Very Alinskyite. I like it.
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