Welp, I’ve been putting this off since forever, but it’s time to dig out some artisanal hand-crafted barrel-aged bullshit from the archives.
Since the Summer’s never-ending freepathon has finally ground to a halt with only three weeks to go until the Fall one starts, it’s probably a good time to ask:
Where DOES the money go?
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 10:54:28 AM by Rodamala
I’m very new here and don’t want to get perceived as a “troll”, but I see the Freepathon fund drive meter every day and have a question. I don’t even know if posting on the forum like this is the right way to ask.
Every quarter, there seems to be a fund drive for $80,000. I’d donate, but 1) money is tight right now, and 2) where does the $320k/year go?
I really like this place… I finally get to be around people that “get it”. I feel I should contribute, but… well, see 1 & 2 above.
Freedom is not free.
PAY-GO? I’ll probablly donate… after I get paid for the last job I did. I need to buy groceries first because groceries aren’t free either. 🙂
To: RodamalaSomeone has to pay the bills. There are a whole bunch of us who aren’t rich, but just a few bucks a month tossed into the hat keeps the lights on
and you won’t even miss it.
If you check the profiles you will find that a lot of people have been here for years, it’s like a family, it’s a brotherhood. It’s a 24/7 support system, shoulders to cry on, friends to pray for you, Free Republic is unique.
I’m not certain, I think the mods are also on salary.
Nope – not even…
To: Admin Moderator
So – what’s the boggle, then?
The budget breakdown pretty much sums it up. Systems and programming at 7k month (84k/yr)is to pay Jim’s Son, John, who manages the website and does the programming. Jim’s salary (admin) is at 10.5k/ month (126k/yr) and that includes disbursements to pay income taxes on his draw and accounting is the bookeepers salary at 12k/yr. So 222k/yr of the budget goes to salaries and the rest to other expenses such as bandwidth, system upgrades, travel and misc, etc.
Oregon standoff figure Ryan Bundy was working on a plan to escape from a Portland jail, a prosecutor said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoff Barrow dropped the bombshell at a hearing Monday in which Bundy and his brother Ammon sought to be released as they await trial on charges stemming from the January takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.
In trying to show Ryan Bundy is a flight risk, Barrow said deputies searching Bundy’s cell in April found torn sheets braided together in a 12- to 15-foot rope, as well as extra towels, pillow cases and food.
To: VaqueroTrump needs to release him as soon as he takes the oath of office
The real question is, why have We the People not done so already?
Well you and your buddies can arm yourselves and head to the hooscow to release this guy. It won’t be pretty.
To: VaqueroDo you classify feeding/taking care of your family as ‘Stuff’Founding Fathers had families to feed, too. But the things I am talking about include mortgages/rent, new/semi-new cars to payments on and pay insurance for and healthcare premiums to cover and credit cards to pay and toys to buy and big screen TV’s and booze to drink while watching the latest “Big Game”. We are entirely unwilling to give ANY of that up, which makes us slaves.Tipping point? Let’s see, it took a 3% tax on a breakfast beverage for the colonists to take action. The attempted disarmament of the colonists was their “tipping point”. Today, we have endured:
40%+ taxation on EVERYTHING WE OWN
If you’re an a 40% tax bracket, I’m Marie of Romania.
(From dware’s “about” page)
I remember many moons ago, a family member of mine sued his employer for withholding his taxes from his paycheck every couple weeks. His basis was that, because paying taxes, according to the tax law itself, was voluntary, he should be able to ‘opt out’ of withholding. The court ruled against him, stating that, because he chose to participate in the employment system, he CONSENTED to a ‘voluntary’ withholding. If he did not like having taxes withheld, he was free to excuse himself from the system – he was free to “Go Galt”, if you like. And so he did. He paid off his debt, downsized his own personal holdings and went mostly off grid, supporting himself with a cash based home business.
Of course, that didn’t happen overnight, and it required a great deal of sacrifice on his part. For instance, his family was accustomed to having good money, news cars, a gorgeous and slightly obnoxious home and all the toys and goodies, most of which went away when he decided to ‘opt out’. Was it worth it? “I’d do it all over again, given the chance.” he tells me, when we get to talking
Relentless regulation of the individual
Government intrusion into every facet of our lives
Elite elected officials getting away with murder
Complete disregard for the Constitution
Foreign invasion of the America homeland
An Administration that ignores the American public while aiding and abetting our enemies
A corrupt IRS
The murder of LaVoy Finicum
And yet, here we sit, discussing what our “tipping point” is?
I’ve tried to be on these guys’ side as I come from a ranching family, but it’s impossible, they are too stupid to support.
Escape? To where? A life on the run?
Bundy is an idiot and so was the one who got himself shot a few months ago, Linnicome (sp?).
To: SaxxonWoodsBundy is an idiot and so was the one who got himself shot a few months ago, Linnicome (sp?).
I paraphrase, but…”Go from us in peace. We seek not your council, nor your arms. May your chains rest lightly, and may posterity forget you were our Countryman.”