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Boycott W-9 Project

        Step 1: Register To Vote
Step 2: Forms W-9 & W-4
Step 3: Invest
Step 4: Protest
Step 5: Local & Primary Elections
Step 6: Regime Change
Step 7: Clean Up the Mess
Essays


        This project was begun on 22 February 2006, the anniversary of the birth of 'Father of His Country' George Washington, who legend has it 'could not tell a lie'. The Bush-Cheney-Rove Gang then occupying the White House were spewing nothing BUT lies to the American people.

        As you read this, TreasonGate was tossed out in the courts, the tenth anniversary of the unprovoked invasion of Afghanistan approaches (with no solution in sight), Iran is the next war-front, the U.S. Supreme Court is packed with Federalists, the country is losing jobs, the economy is in the fifth year of an Almost World Depression, and Tax Time approaches ...

        The November 2006 elections gave a wide margin in the House back to the People, but only a slim margin in the Senate, worsened by the boot-licking of 'Traitor Joe' Lieberman. (Do not think the worst of him: he is being blackmailed by blackguards in the White House.)
        Threats were coomon – by Cheney on Fox, by Bush to Iran, by Iran to Israel, and by Congress and P.N.A.C. neo-cons to all free men. The 2007 State of the Union Address was a pack of lies, except the part about going to war, and completely avoided the destruction of New Orleans during Katrina. Four major oil companies offered a deal to the Iraq parliament for all the oil in Iraq – a 30-year, irrevocable, tax-free deal. The increase in the national debt during Dubya's tenure in the Oval Office was over 50% – more than all the other Presidents in history except for Reagan – but that doesn't count the 2 trillion dollar cost of the Oil War that has been kept off the books.

        It is time to take the country back from the Carlisle Group, Halliburton, Kellogg-Brown-Root 'petroleum industrial complex' that pulled the strings attached to mouthpiece-puppet George Dubya Bush, and are still giving orders to Congress.
        The impeachment of Bush & Cheney hinged on the people's will, expressed in the June 2006 Primary Elections and in replacing tainted G.O.P. candidates and fellow-traveling Democrats in the November 2006 General Elections. {But the ball was dropped.}

        The 56 signers of the 1776 Declaration of Independence, fully cognizant of the risk that they were taking, stated that "we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
        What we all have at stake today is slavery under the Oligarchy – unless, that is, YOU take action, and unless you spread the word. Those who deny their responsibility and sit back while America self-destructs should not be surprised when they are loaded onto cattle cars for a 'vacation' at the detention camps being built across America by Halliburton/K.B.R.

        Your personal power exists when you exercise it, especially when in the face of the perpetual propaganda that you are nothing and that you can do nothing against the Forces of Endarkenment.
        Any U.S. citizen who did not vote in the 2006 Primary and 2006 General Elections surrendered the right to call him-/herself an American.
        Your country is calling for action, for a New Revolution, for a stand to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution against the neo-fascists ruling the Republican Party - and some Democrats - and America.
        We can block the Oligarchy's nefarious plans, if we act fast enough and in large enough numbers.

        This Working Minds Boycott W-9 Project is simple and easy and direct. Participation in the Boycott – and getting others on board – does not require putting at stake "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor".
        Maybe.
        Start here and together we can work to prevent street-fighting and martial law or the danger of permanent loss of America's Constitutional freedoms and the Rule of Law.

The question is not 'What can I do?',
the critical issue is 'What are you doing?'.

Working Minds Boycott W-9 Project: The Plan

Step 1: Register To Vote • Step 2: Forms W-9 & W-4 • Step 3: Invest • Step 4: Protest
Step 5: Primary Elections • Step 6: Regime Change • Step 7: Clean Up the Mess • Essays




                     

STEP 1: REGISTER TO VOTE

'Smart Women Vote' non-partisan campaign
Project Vote Smart
VOTE 411 sponsored by The League of Women Voters

Registration to vote is different by state,
so start with the Federal Election Commission [est. 1975] website:
click here for National Registration info

Registration is simple on the 'Rock The Vote' website




STEP 2: MODIFY YOUR FORM W-9 or W-4

The First American Revolution gained major momentum behind the slogan "No taxation without representation", and it is time to dust off that premise and act.

  • Print the I.R.S. Form W-9 {Adobe Reader .pdf file} from the IRS website
       Or if the I.R.S. website is busy, download the W-9 here & print it.
  • Fill out the form and sign it.
  • Turn the form in to your personnel department, human resources department, or equivalent. No explanation is required:
       You are saying that you are 'not subject to backup withholding' (under penalty of perjury) – but actually, you are taking
       control of your personal financial management.

    Alternatively:

  • Print the IRS Form W-4 {Adobe Reader .pdf file} from the IRS website
       Or if the I.R.S. website is busy, download the W-4 here & print it.
  • Fill out the form with '9' in box 5, and sign it.
  • Turn the form in to your personnel department, human resources department, or equivalent. No explanation is required.

    By this act, you are simply taking control of your personal financial management. For most taxpayers, middle-class & below, this change will eliminate deduction of the federal & state withholding from your paycheck. Taxes must be paid, but this small act of civil disobedience begins the process of cutting the extortion money paid to the Oligarchy: instead of loaning your hard-earned money to the government for free (no interest paid to you), you can use the cash to protect yourself and your family against economic chaos.




    STEP 3a: STASH YOUR WITHHOLDING

  • Avoid all of the 'too big to fail' megabanks. Set up a checking account at a convenient local bank and then a savings account at a credit union.

  • Make note of recent per-paycheck deductions for tax withheld; if your pay varies each period, then use the year-end amount
    from last year's W-2 reports & divide by the number of paycheck periods.

  • Set up an automatic deduction for the per-paycheck amount from your future paychecks. The automatic transaction can be either a deposit from your checking account to the credit union or a payment triggered by the credit union from your checking; some employers will set you up with an automatic deposit from your paycheck.

    While U.S. banks are paying next to nothing for non-liquid money market CDs (with fees & penalties galore), smaller banks are paying a low 0.35% APY for six-month and 0.50% APY for one-year CDs, which is a function of low inflation; this could change radically if the Federal Reserve changes plans. The benefit to you in doing this is the difference between a no-interest loan to the I.R.S. and low A.P.R. interest added to your savings account.

    You must be responsible for this saving procedure, as your tax bill will indeed become due next April. But after paying your taxes then, you will have a handful of interest paid by the credit union (or whoever). Using ballpark figures, someone earning $40K might pay $6,000 in taxes; the interest on that amount over a year is something like $30 – better you should have the money than allowing the U.S Treasury to hand it to the Oligarchy! {The Federal Reserve announced that it will phase out its bond-buying program in 2013, which is expected to raise all interest rates.) While your case may have larger or smaller dollar amounts, the really important part is massive numbers of civil disobedient taxpayers keeping the benefit in your own pocket and stiffing the Oligarchy.

    If you are self-employed: Keep your quarterly payments & stash them in a savings account as above.

    If you are an employer: Change your own form, and encourage your employees & family & friends to join the Working Minds W-9 Boycott Project – but definitely perform the quarterly forwarding of payroll deductions to the I.R.S. as required by law.

    STEP 3b: INVEST IN YOURSELF

    The WMail ezine [2000-2007] and the Dateline Chamesa weblog [est. 2005] covered the self-empowering actions listed here in previous issues, and you can refer to those essays as listed below for more detail. The individual actions listed here can and should be taken by every reader to escape the worst of the economic, ecological & military disaster/s in the dire future looming before us.

    Get out of the Virtual Economy:

  • Pay off all your credit cards; okay to keep one for travel, flat tires, etc.
  • Make double payments on your car/s; do not buy a new one.
  • Make double payments on your mortgage, or pay it off if you possibly can.
  • Sell off other mortgaged property (before another real estate bubble bursts), and use the proceeds to pay off your primary mortgage.

    Operate inside the Cash Economy:

  • Buy nothing unless you can pay cash.
  • Use a debit card rather than a credit card.

    If you have liquid assets:

  • Pay off debts of your family (with a paper contract for repayment of the loan).
  • Invest in gold coins or metallic gold – take no part in precious metal or commodity futures, nor any other Virtual Investments.

    When the Air Force sent me on temporary duty to Thailand, I was surprised to find that the rural peasants had learned that the best hedge against the uncertainties of war – all of Southeast Asia was a war zone in 1968 – was the personal ownership of gold. The farmers and merchants and bar-girls and samlor-drivers of Takhli set aside whatever they could and bought gold jewelry. Their gradual accumulation of wealth could be used for a down payment on a rice-paddy farm or on a house or automobile or motor-scooter, or used as a dowry. Central to their concerns was the fact that gold is real and compact and portable.

    Forget the 'make a fortune in gold' hype. When the economic idiocies of the tycoons of Wall Street and London and Arabia and Hong Kong come home to roost and the world economy nose-dives - again! - those who own their homes and-or have some stash of gold, who take a lesson from the peasant wisdom of Asia, will have a slight edge for survival over those who do not. This website warned about an inevitable G.O.P. Economic Meltdown in the original of this document back in 2006, which indeed came to pass in 2008. The cataclysm that is still intended by the Oligarchy – holy war! Armageddon! whoo-hah! – may not be survivable, but if you wait until the next Pearl Harbor cum September 11 cum Hurricane Katrina event suddenly appears on your TV screen, it will be too late.



    STEP 4: FORGET TO FILE

    The clandestine machinations by the Halliburton-Carlisle-Pentagon crime syndicate sweep America toward the abyss. If steps to restore democracy do not happen, then all of George Orwell's 1945 novel "1984" will come true. History over the next several months may preclude the need to file anything. Nor will taxpayers be required to file from inside those Halliburton/K.B.R.-built detention centers. Nor will it much matter if the 'Pearl Harbor III' scenario is carried out, such as a nuclear dirty bomb in a U.S. port owned and 'secured' by Arab pirates – or any variation on an economic tsunami.

  • Finish the paperwork for this year's tax returns A.S.A.P., both federal and state.
  • If the government owes you money: Mail the return. (Or e-file, and the money will arrive in a couple weeks.)
  • If you owe the I.R.S. more in taxes: Put the return in a safe place, like on the mantel or in a safe deposit box.

    The pressure builds toward escalation of the Oil War in the Middle East, possible in a matter of months (no matter when you read this), possibly without warning – the international situation depends on who blinks first. So hold onto your completed tax forms until the United States is returned to Constitutional rule. We shall celebrate the reversal of Citizen's United v. F.E.C. by mailing our forms to the I.R.S., and then spend the savings account interest on a toast – to America's triumph over the New World Order hooligans, the bankers and hedgefund moguls, the U.S. Chamber of Congress, and the other fascist barbarians who rule the United States in conscienceless disdain for the rights and lives of the American people.



    STEP 5: VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS
    & THE NATIONAL PRIMARY ELECTION

            The key to impeaching Dubya was an opposition Congress, i.e. one sworn to uphold the Constitution, to hold the Executive Branch accountable to the People, and to police itself to the high standards intended by the Forefathers.

    <<==>> to be revised for 2008 <<==>> the plan for 2006 is below <<==>>

            All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives – 231 Republicans, 201 Democrats, 1 independent & 2 vacancies – are up for re-election in 2006. Replace the Republicans, and vote against 'fellow-traveling' Democrats – Dems who follow the G.O.P. party line.

            U.S. Senators serve for 6 years, on a rotational basis; thirty-three Senators in 'Class I' are up for re-election in 2006 – 17 Dems, one independent, and 15 Republicans.

            The 19 double-crossing Democratic Senators who voted against the Alito filibuster were: Blanche Lincoln (Dem AR), Mark Pryor (Dem AR), Ken Salazar (Dem CO), Joseph Lieberman (Dem CT), Thomas Carper (Dem DE), Bill Nelson (Dem FL), Daniel Akaka (Dem HI), Daniel Inouye (Dem HI), Mary Landrieu (Dem LA), Max Baucus (Dem MT), Kent Conrad (Dem ND), Byron Dorgan (Dem ND), Ben Nelson (Dem NE), Jeff Bingaman (Dem NM), Tim Johnson (Dem SD), Maria Cantwell (Dem WA), Herbert Kohl (Dem WI), Robert Byrd (Dem WV) & John Rockefeller (Dem WV). [The tally was 72-25.]

            The four dastard Democrats who voted to confirm Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court were: Kent Conrad (Dem ND), Ben Nelson (Dem NE), Tim Johnson (Dem SD) & Robert Byrd (Dem WV). [The tally was 58-42.]

            Many governors, state senators and state representatives are also up for re-election. Same as for federal offices: Replace the Republicans, and vote against 'fellow-traveling' Democrats – Dems who follow the G.O.P. party line. Here's a site that tells you who your local officials are, based on your ZIP code: http://www.politicalindex.com/sect3.htm.





    STEP 6: VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 2008 ELECTION


    BULLETIN May 2007:
    Well, maybe there won't even BE an election in 2008.
    On 9 May 2007, President Bush signed a directive giving himself the power to run the entire U.S. government, single-handed. Yup, you can call it the 'Dictatorship Enabling Act of 2007'.
    The official title is "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive {N.S.P.D.-51 and H.S.P.D.-20}" and the link below is to the White House's oh-so-very-quiet press release.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html

    <<==>> to be revised when 2008 gets here <<==>>

    Fighting Dems: Iraq War veterans running for Congress as Democrats
    ActBlue - online clearing house for Democratic action {Federal PAC est. 6/2004}
    'Smart Women Vote' non-partisan campaign

    America Votes grassroots voter mobilization

    'Stopping George Dubya Bush' Page

    'Corruption & Scandal in U.S. Politics' Page

    2008 U.S. National Elections Page at Working Minds





    STEP 7: CLEAN UP THE MESS

  • Impeachment.
  • Trials for treason.
  • Bring our troops home from Iraq & Afghanistan; cancel the no-bid war-profiteering contracts.
  • War crimes trials, especially for Halliburton and other war-profiteering executives & employees.
  • Indict Abramoff & DeLay & Norquist's co-conspirators – basically the entire 'K Street Mafia' and a majority
       of Republican legislators.
  • Bill the Oligarchy for the National Debt, thru changes to the tax laws.
  • Prepare for Democratic wins in the November 2008 presidential & congressional races.





    BACKGROUND & ESSAYS

    origin of the term 'boycott'
    The Boston Tea Party of 16 December 1773
    The Working Minds Manifesto: For a World That Works

    Pertinent essays from the 'WMail' PhilosophyNewsletter/ezine
    Issue #9 [April 2001]: "Reason-Based Taxation"
    Issue #14 [September 2001]: "The Best Investment: Labor"
    Issue #18 [December 2001]: "The Stock Market Casino"
    Issue #19 [January 2002]: "Virtual Tea Party"
    Issue #21 [March 2002]: "Tax Revolt"
    Issue #35 [September 2003]: "Debt & the Working Mind"
    Issue #40 [February 2004]: "Paleo-Capitalism"
    Issue #42 [April 2004]: "The Oligarchy"
    Issue #46 [September 2004]: "A Living Wage"
    Issue #51 [March 2005]: "The Three Economies"
    Issue #54 [September 2005]: "F*** The Fed"
    Issue #57 [March 2006]: "Civil Disobedience"
    Issue #64 [October 2006] "The War In Iran"

    index of all essays of the 'WMail' ezine & 'Dateline Chamesa' blog




    CO-CONSPIRATOR LINKS

    article "Hands Off Iran" by Chris Hedges in The Nation
    {posted online 21 Nov 2007 for the 10 Dec 2007 issue}


    To request reciprocal link exchange, click here.

    Boston 'Tea Party', 16 December 1773

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