Freddy wrote:Well... the Government charges rent, huh? We have a few choices.... We can trick them... We can use their own currency against them. All we have to do is put 2,000 of those USA green notes with President Grant's picture on them in 5 different banks, 400 Grants in each bank. They will GIVE you 2% a year, and it's 100% insured! So now you have $20,000 dollars a year free money to pay your taxes and even buy food. So, who cares, you can call it rent if you want, but now they are PAYING YOU to stay! You may scoff and yes, perhaps this is difficult to do, but, it is not an exaggeration, and I'll bet it's easier to do in the USA than any other country on Earth. If not.... move to the country that you think it's easier & do it there!
I don't know what you do for a living, but I haven't had $2,000 to park in ONE bank, much less five, probably ever in my life. Certainly not for an entire year. All my money is spent paying rent to banks and governments.
$20k is MAYBE two years worth of groceries for me. And out of that, I have to pay tax on the earned interest, then I pay tax on what I buy with it, and don't forget the tax I paid while I was earning the money to put into the bank to begin with. Then $3k in property taxes, motor vehicle taxes, registration, inspection, insurance, etc and that $20k goes away pretty quick.
Meanwhile, while I sit on $10k just so I can get by, the bank is lending out $100k and making money hand over fist.
The argument "go someplace else" is a red herring. THIS is supposed to be the place.