Possum Living

May 2, 2006 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

Tax protester extraordinaire David Gross found this gem written circa 1976 that purports to explain “How to Live Well Without a Job and With (almost) No Money.”

Says Gross: “Dolly Freed was 19 when she wrote the book, based on her and her father’s experiences living on the cheap. It’s some unusually wise reasoning on the front-end, and some good practical advice on ways to make ends meet on the other.”

I’ve just begun reading the online book, so can’t comment fully yet. But I’m already hooked on the attitude shining through this teenager’s words. For instance:

Income tax wasn’t listed on the budget, as you may have noticed. We don’t pay any, because we never have enough income to require paying. Do you realize what a luxury that is? The rotten swindlers in Washington aren’t lining their pockets with my money. I’m not paying the welfare chiselers to breed like flies. The idiotic federal giveaway programs don’t cost me anything. You can’t imagine what a difference it makes blood-pressure-wise if one is a taxpayer or not while one is reading the news!

We pay property taxes, because we have to (they really will sell [a place for nonpayment of] taxes). When the man came around about the “Occupant headtax,” we simply told him we didn’t live here–we’re just here fixing up the place as a rental. He never came back. About two years ago we got a form in the mail about an “occupation tax,” but since we don’t have an occupation, we figured it didn’t concern us.

I’m really looking forward to reading more…

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