The oil that lubricates the engines of the world

November 9, 2016 in Columnists, News by RBN Staff


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Source: AB DADA

US budget for fiscal 2016 was $4.1 trillion. That’s $4,100,000,000,000 for the year. There are 320 million Americans total. This comes to $13,000 per year per American that the Fed spends. About $4,000 of this total, per American, is spent on Medicare/health.
What’s interesting about the $13,000 per year total is totaling up what the median American pays in Federal taxes. If you earn less than $75,000 a year, which most of you do, you’re paying $5,000 a year in federal taxes. Someone else pays the other $8,000 for you.
If you earn less than $50,000 a year, you pay only $3,500 a year in taxes. Someone else pays the other $9,500 for you.
If you earn less than $30,000 a year, you pay only $1,500 a year in taxes. Someone else is paying $11,500 for you.
And if you earn less than $25,000 a year, you pay $0 in federal taxes. Someone else pays $13,000 for you.
I consider my best tax years where I paid for 4 people total, including myself, directly out of the money I earned from backbreaking 7 days a week labor at up to 16 hours in a day, non-stop, without sick days or vacations or holidays off. Not to consider those whose wages I supported by taking risks every year with my own money — money I sometimes lost completely, but still had to pay wages, look for customers, manage government paperwork, etc.
In 2016, I decided to #optout of supporting others anonymously. If my income falls, I no longer have to subsidize anyone and I can live off the proceeds of my savings. I no longer have to manage businesses that keep people employed and they are welcome to fend for themselves. I no longer have to subsidize the sick or the poor or the elderly or the infirm. I no longer need to worry that money is taken from me and given to anonymous people I have not approved of.
I was a charitable man for almost the entire 29 years I worked 7 days a week, sometimes 80+ hours a week. I decided to opt out because I realized my involuntary charity wasn’t valuable to others. Instead of being thankful that I put myself out there to support a dozen other people, I instead am blamed for having white male privilege.
I am motivated to helping other people opt out, too. Instead of working their asses off to help anonymous others, opt out, go underground, work for cash or don’t work at all. Take in life. Enjoy nature. Enjoy the people you love and who care about you. Enjoy the fruits of your labors and no longer lubricate the engines of the world by the will of bureaucrats.
My goal, for the rest of my life, is to help men opt out. Young men, old men, rich men, poor men. White men, black men, Latino men, Asian men. The world has said we are undesirable for anything but paying a tax bill for others we don’t know, don’t respect, don’t vet, don’t support, don’t appreciate and don’t receive thanks from.
Opting out is not about joining a cult. It isn’t about penalizing others directly. It isn’t about anger or sadness, it isn’t about going your own way forever or giving up your ideals and hopes for the world. Opting out is about finding a solution for the loneliness that comes with reaching goal after goal only to find new people who will take more and more from you without a thank you. Opting out is about being able to rationally move forward with your real goals, and be able to… (CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING)