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Subject: Re: Insane taxes in Greece Date: 12/14/2012 11:01 AM
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People do it down here all the time. I've known plenty of people in my life who have made their living through the "cash economy." Yard sales every weekend, buying and selling at flea markets, selling through little sales pamphlets and in newspapers, it's all done with cash.

Cutting back your hours at your "regular" job just enough to get benefits and not working any overtime and then make money on the side cutting grass, doing jobs for friends and acquaintenances, cutting firewood and selling it, fixing up old cars and selling them, raising animals and selling them in the paper, etc.

It's a way of life in the South.

Art


Art,

My Italian barber is one of those guys. He makes his own wine and sausages. I highly doubt he reports all of his tip income to the IRS. He lives in a nicer neighborhood and house than I do as a college educated engineer. The only taxes he cannot avoid are his home's property taxes, but I reckon he figures those are worthwhile so he can reside in a community where it is still safe to walk the streets at night.

Where he came from in Southern Italy the people were all dirt poor so they were very creative as doing what it took to live.

Mike
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