This Is Crap!

Those were the words of a disgruntled reader who recently unsubscribed from my email list. Coincidentally (or not), he unsubscribed right after I published my post about becoming “Instantly Debt Free.”

I wonder which part he didn’t like: the part about forgiveness of debts or the part about getting rid of the income tax?

Who wouldn’t want their debts to be forgiven?

Who wouldn’t appreciate an increase in cash flow because of no longer paying the income tax?

Oh, well. Some people are weird. They just love getting screwed over by greedy credit card execs and power-hungry politicians.

And some people just like to rob certain classes of people through the tax code so they can give it away to others who they feel are more deserving — and, of course, take their cut as the middle man.

I’m not for any of it.

And if somebody is offended by the ideas of debt forgiveness or living in a country where there is no income tax… then this is definitely not the blog for them to be reading.

Offended? Vindicated? Leave a comment and make yourself heard.

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6 thoughts on “This Is Crap!”

  1. Frankly, I can’t see why anyone would be offended by suggesting that our system is fundamentally flawed (all you have to do is think about what a fiat money supply actually is) and that we should look at radical changes, especially getting rid of the thievery and privacy invasion of the income tax.

    If they read “The Creature From Jekyll Island,” they’d be exposed to some truthful history.

    Maybe it’s the fact that you (gasp!) suggested that principles taught in spiritual teachings may have practical value. Imagine that! As if spiritual teachings were only for fire insurance and not for real life. (don’t get me started)

    But, then again, sometimes it’s easier to curse the light and unsubscribe than to realize we’ve been rubes our entire lives. ;-)

    – John

  2. Hey John,

    Well said.

    And, would you believe it… I have a copy of The Creature from Jekyll Island on my desk upstairs. I just got it a couple weeks ago, and plan to read it soon.

    Most Americans argue for keeping the income tax because “how would we pay for ______?” (Fill in the blank with your favorite government sponsored service.)

    The thing is, we didn’t have an income tax until the early 20th Century. Which means America got along just fine for more than a hundred years without one.

    But who studies history these days?

    Anytime my wife or anybody else tells me I “need” something… I ask myself: “How did they do it 100 years ago?”

    The answer to this question usually proves we need very little compared to what we think we need.

    Anyway, I digress… :-)


  3. Hey Ryan,

    I find your blog about getting rid of debt very insightful.

    Earlier today, I was thinking about the root causes of debt, and I have to say that you sort of touched on it by asking, “How did they do it 100 years ago?”

    Aside from the issue of fiat currency, another thing that gets people into debt is the consumer culture’s propensity to make people think they need something that they actually don’t.

  4. DK – Thank you, I’m glad you find it insightful.

    I was thinking of creating an entire blog post out of that one question. So thanks for confirming my hunch.


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