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America has been compromised, some would say hoodwinked by Washington.

Does anyone care?












Welcome to the Land of the Free…


The government is forcing you to buy health care insurance or be fined.

Drones in the sky are watching you ... and the U.S. Attorney General will not rule out the possibility of drone strikes on U.S. citizens within U.S. borders.

Children are being told to shut down their lemonade stands or be fined by the government.

The Department of Homeland Security recently purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition and 2,700 light armored tanks for domestic use.

Local governments are fining citizens for growing their own vegetables ... and threatening to throw them in jail for laughing too loudly.

States are systematically stripping citizens of their 2nd Amendment rights.

DHS Checkpoints within the United States (far from U.S. borders) are stopping vehicles and asking everyone to identify themselves before permitting them to pass.

Swat teams are raiding small farms and confiscating "dangerous" milk and cheese.

You must subject yourself to dangerous scans or intrusive body pat downs if you want to travel by air.

You can be labeled a terrorist suspect for paying in cash, buying gold, speaking out against government policies, taking pictures or videos in public places, wearing a hoodie, espousing a libertarian mindset, and much more.

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to record every conversation you have and store it in a searchable database.


"Freedom is something that dies unless it is used." - Hunter S. Thompson


The Poor Man represents the real America, the one which stands for traditional values, fiscal responsibility and financial security for those who apply themselves. We've been described as a government watchdog while the "Lame Stream" media have become mere lapdogs of the government and Wall Street.


From broken Social Security and disappearing pensions to manipulated commodity prices and constant devaluing of your dollars by the Federal Reserve...

A war has been waged on your ability to get ahead by those who I call the Washington-Wall Street Cartel.

And it gets worse...

Not only have they handcuffed your ability to financially flourish, they're also waging war on your liberty and independence.

Warrantless wiretapping, drones, militarized police, the un-Patriot Act and the destruction of privacy rights, restrictions on travel and more…

 I've seen senior citizens arrested for speaking at Town Hall meetings. I've seen families fined for growing gardens on their own property.  We have an 800 lb. gorilla which is destroying our country, decimating the middle class, discouraging job growth and leading us into socialism.

They have two goals:

1.      To control the world's money supply, and

2.       To control you in the process.

This isn't Left versus Right or Conservative versus Liberal.

It's the political elite and special interests against main stream America, the Middle Class Squeeze…

I'm sure you've noticed these things going on around you.

If so, you're part of the Middle Class Squeeze.  In the past 10 years, the middle class has been reduced by 10%, fewer and fewer decent wage jobs or those with benefits are available, college students graduate with little hope of paying of their student loans, the fast food industry and large retailers rely on government programs such as food stamps and medical care to cover their employees because they don’t pay a living wage or benefits.

You're a part of a growing movement of like-minded people who see the writing on the wall. You don't like it, and you don't want to be a part of it.

If you're one of:

·         the 50% of Americans who can't afford to save for retirement, or

·         the 58% of private workers with no pension coverage, or

·         the 60% of workers with savings and investments worth less than $25,000, or

·         the 77% who believe we should cut defense spending, or

·         the majority of Americans with “little or no confidence” in U.S. banks, or

·         the 86% who disprove of the current Congress, or

·         the 75% of Americans who want Congressional term limits, or

·         the 52% who believe government should not favor any particular set of values, or

·         the 50% of Americans who think today's youth will be worse off than their parents...


Since 1999, the Poor Man has been helping readers with:



·         Knowing your rights, government abuse

·         Minimizing living expenses, DIY programs

·         Creating sideline income streams

·         Being more self-reliant and independent


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The sad truth is, America is a very different place than it was just a dozen or so years ago.


Something is dying in our time. As the nation struggles to recover from unsustainable personal and national debt, stagnant wages, the damages wrought by climate change, the loss of privacy to our government, and more, a whole way of life is drawing to a close…


The Death of the Middle Class

America's middle class is literally vanishing.

Millions have already been squeezed out—having gone from comfortable to struggling. Some are barely surviving financially.






Our four main goals/content areas include:

>To increase your self reliance and self sufficiency, to become more prepared

>Provide frugal living tips and resources, to live better on less

>Focus on ways you can generate extra cash, earn more, develop multiple income streams through sideline businesses, gigs, part time at-home jobs and more.

>To keep you alert to government shams, scams and other nonsense which threaten your liberty, property and income.




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"I would argue that the most serious threat to the United States

isn't someone hiding in a cave, but our own fiscal irresponsibility."

--David M Walker, former Comptroller General of the US





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