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Taking a look at our pay stub and seeing just how much Uncle Sam “steals.”

1) Federal, state, medicare, & social security are all taxes. In my case, it’s federal, Medicare & Social Security. 23%.

Look at these deductions, add them up, divide by your gross income. 1 out of 4 days I work, I receive zero immediate benefit.

2) Property taxes. Do you ever truly own your home, land?

Taxation is the use of indirect force by government (IRS). It is an extraction of your wealth used to expand the size and power of gov’t.

Stop paying your property taxes. Eventually the gov’t will take your home/land.

3) Government doesn’t produce anything in the open market. It is always a liability.

As gov’t grows, so does your tax bill.

My industry, banking, doesn’t produce anything either. It charges interest (rent) for the use of money and charges fees.

Not complaining. Reminding you to reduce your liabilities (debt) so you’ve got more money left to do what you please.

Ayn Rand

Debt Shepherd 2017, All Rights Reserved

I talk to the host of Gnosis Cardia on blobtalkradio and we discuss the insidious money cartel known as The Federal Reserve Bank.

Gnosis Cardia

Debt Shepherd 2017, All Rights Reserved

Why a 401k might not be the great investment you’ve been led to believe.

I’m a guest of Jon White, author of the book:
A Tale of Two Houses – his journey of buying a home the right way after buying one the wrong way.

What’s covered in this audio:
What’s happening to your money when you give it to Wall Street?
How annual fees are stealing your future wealth.
The less work you do investing, the less profit you make.
The take away? 401k investing might not be what you think it is.


Jon White – website
The Retirement Gamble – PBS documentary
How Wall Street Fleeces America – book
Wall Street on Parade – website

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight
Debt Shepherd 2016, All Rights Reserved


The difference between “The” economy and your economy.
Whose economy is it anyway and why should you care?

The Dow recently dropped 531 points in one day. So what? It didn’t decrease my debt payments or put more money in my bank account. How about you?

Debt Mess to Debt Less

2015 Debt Shepherd, All Rights Reserved


“You own your life. To deny this is to imply that another person has a higher claim on your life than you do. No other person, or group of persons, owns your life, nor do you own the lives of others.”

Stop asking gov’t officials to initiate force on your behalf via voting, taxation, & military.

Is majority rule what it’s cracked up to be? 6 of 10 say yes, so the 4 who said no are forced to live with the wishes of the 6. You think this is fine because you got to “vote” for what you wanted, right? What if the majority conspire against the minority to steal their wealth? Did voting make it OK?

Vote is Latin votum = vow.
A formal expression of opinion or choice.
A collective expression of will.

“Achieving a free society requires courage:
To Think, To Talk, and To Act
Especially when it’s easier to do nothing.”

The Philosophy of Liberty
The Story of Your Enslavement

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There is no need to copyright truth


When you choose to remain ignorant about how money really works, you are actually part of the problem. You can become part of the solution.

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ― Albert Einstein

How Wall Street Fleeces America – by Stephen Lendman

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Standard of living and quality of life are not the same.

“It’s not that the stock market is gaining value… it’s that our money is losing value. And so if you have a debased currency… a devalued currency, the price of everything goes up. Stocks are no exception,” Peter Schiff

“The Fed knows that the U.S. economy is not recovering,” Schiff said. “It simply is being kept from collapse by artificially low interest rates and quantitative easing. As that support goes, the economy will implode.” Peter Schiff

Devalued currency is a result of inflation. Inflation is The Fed printing money at will. This is an intentional tax.

Why should you care? Your stock goes up in price and you falsely believe it’s a good thing. How many hours are you willing to work to buy a loaf of bread?

The Money Morning

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Why do we pay taxes? What are they used for? What if we stopped paying them?

If America is such a great country, why aren’t taxes voluntary? If we all love living here so much, wouldn’t we voluntarily pay them? Why are they extracted by force of law? Make taxes voluntary and see what this country would look like in 5 yrs, 10 yrs. etc.

1) Why do we pay taxes?
To keep the government running? The government is a corporation, a business. Businesses need money. Why does government take your money to operate it’s business but you have to use your own money to run your business?

2) What are our taxes used for?
To hide the invisible tax of inflation.

3) What if we stopped paying? Stop paying taxes and the corporation known as government will send its collections agent to visit. That agent is The Internal Revenue Service. Resist The IRS and you’ll have armed officers of the law to deal with.

Ayn Rand
Comprehensive Annual Finance Report

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