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Here is my idea..

Post an unpleasant truth, and just maybe it will inspire a FTE (f*ck this event) for a fellow forum member. The only rule is that the information posted is factual and unpleasant.

I'll start it off...

The U.S military lost $6.5 trillion dollars due to "accounting mistakes" in 2016.
 

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The State of Illinois has over $200B in unfunded pension liabilities and hasn't had a budget it nearly 3 years. It is already one of the most highest taxed states in the union and suffers a mass exodus of residents.

But don't worry, I'm sure this mess will fix itself by doubling-down on the same policies that got them there.
 

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From our own media section via @jasoncuellar123 ...



And they even have the GALL to TAX the FEE itself...

Fee: $121
Another Fee on the Fee (Tax): $2.84.

Why not Tax, the Tax on the Fee and go 3 levels deep?
 

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Same here in California, I just got my registration renewal and my car is 13 years old. I pay $109.

Registration fee:$80
License fee: $22
County/District Fees: $7
:happy:

And they still want to tax more. It's a never ending talk about more taxes.

Can you imagine how much commercial vehicles pay? I heard the average is around $900. :jawdrop:
 

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Asking yourself is there a way out of the f*ckery????????

When you go to work and there is nothing healthy to eat

Going to work and there is a shit ton of traffic, leaving work and being in the same amount of heavy traffic

Having to pay for water...

Red light camera flashing you and you contest it and they still say you have to pay




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The State of Illinois has over $200B in unfunded pension liabilities and hasn't had a budget it nearly 3 years. It is already one of the most highest taxed states in the union and suffers a mass exodus of residents.

But don't worry, I'm sure this mess will fix itself by doubling-down on the same policies that got them there.
One of the golden nuggets of TFM and Unscripted is the basic concept of Events vs Process (good strategic mental focus with repeated habits) Seems like this is the root cause so many issues that individuals, families, companies and governments violate. When accountability doesn't come until later, short term decisions/events are made at the cost of long term results.

"Illinois got to this financially treacherous place by ignoring the long-term consequences of short-term decision-making," said Laurence Msall, the president of Civic Federation, a budget watchdog organization "Rather than dealing with the problem, Illinois continued to reward the state's powerful unions with more generous benefits." "The massive pension liability results from a chronic tendency to defer difficult decisions," said Ted Hampton, who as a senior credit officer at Moody's will help decide whether to downgrade Illinois into junk."

I see this as a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business. As large corporate companies become greedy knowing the cost of everything but the value of nothing and "race to the bottom" with cost cutting and demanding more for less, an unmet need of quality services and products becomes Blue Waters for those willing to listen to and meet the customers needs. You can't compete on price with the corporate world but you can compete on design.
 

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I have read multiple sources that show cancer is mostly diet/ lifestyle related and only about 5% due to genetics. Curious on where you got your info from? That's why diet/ lifestyle is so important to me because breast cancer runs in my family.
 

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Statistics show that if you read this, you're most likely never going to be a succesful enterpreneur during your entire life, whether you like it or not, numbers don't lie.

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I have read multiple sources that show cancer is mostly diet/ lifestyle related and only about 5% due to genetics. Curious on where you got your info from? That's why diet/ lifestyle is so important to me because breast cancer runs in my family.
That's like saying death is 5% genetics and 95% diet/lifestyle. It just doesn't work, too many variables. That being said, a healthy diet won't hurt, and I have massive respect for people who can follow a healthy diet for more than a week.

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Statistics show that if you read this, you're most likely never going to be a succesful enterpreneur during your entire life, whether you like it or not, numbers don't lie.

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Unpleasant truth :

Until you just go and do what you have to do, it doesn't seem much fun to go and do it. Heck, it even feels painful to even think about it, so you distract yourself. And you know that time is ticking. Precious time is ticking.

Pleasant truth :

If you just went ahead and did it, you soon realize that it feels SO DAMN GOOD to have been really productive. And you know that you're gonna be unstoppable if you just keep doing it.

Unpleasant truth :

You have to undergo the same process every single time.
 

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Statistics show that if you read this, you're most likely never going to be a succesful enterpreneur during your entire life, whether you like it or not, numbers don't lie.

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Statistically speaking, there's a 99.9% chance that you don't have a clue what you just wrote.
 

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From our own media section via @jasoncuellar123 ...

And they even have the GALL to TAX the FEE itself...

Fee: $121
Another Fee on the Fee (Tax): $2.84.

Why not Tax, the Tax on the Fee and go 3 levels deep?
TAXCEPTION :eek:

Thanks MJ, I'm really having a big epiphany here in regards to taxes. I've been learning a lot since I don't own a home, and I'm starting to see the burden it can be.

Edit:
It's a fee within a fee!
 
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"Congress submits bill making it illegal to hold cash, Bitcoin, or other assets outside of a bank without informing them in writing"
wow. Just googled it and found this was real. THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY. Of course it's all about "terrorism financing"

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