For those that don't know, Neal Boortz is a nationally syndicated talk radio host. I have listened to him for years, and really like his show. He is a Libertarian, and actually is the one who introduced me to Libertarian ideals. A few months ago he announced that he will be retiring from radio next January, on the day after inauguration day. He has always spoken his mind, and never been known to be politically correct, but now with his retirement coming up, he has been even more "direct" in some of his comments. As he says, "what are they going to do, fire me?"
In the last couple of years I have heard him talking about the importance of having an "escape plan". He never really elaborated on what that meant. I didn't know if he meant an actual escape plan involving leaving the country, or a metaphorical escape plan, meaning he would drop out of the work force and fade into retirement. On Thursday of this week he said a few things concerning his escape plan. A caller was asking him about what would be the effect of a second Obama term. Neal then said we needed to have an escape plan ready now.
He said the first part of that plan should be to get out of debt... completely. Do whatever you can to make that happen.
The second thing he said was to make as much of your cash as possible liquid. Don't keep a large amount of money in bank accounts. Keep it where you can get to it easily, and it can't be confiscated.
The third thing was to convert your paper money to real money, i.e. gold and silver. Obviously you will need some cash as well, but you really want to have precious metals.
Fourth was to get guns. He asked the caller if he had a handgun. The caller said, "No, but I have a rifle." Neal told him that was good, but he also needed a handgun, and that he should buy one "off the books" if at all possible. He said it was important not to have any record of you owning a gun. He said if Obama wins a second term, he really believes that Obama's administration will move to confiscate handguns from private citizens.
The fifth thing was to have a stockpile of food that would last your family for a long time.
The last two items were surprising to me, because I had never heard Neal Boortz say this before. His advice took me by surprise, because he is a mainstream talk show host, not someone who talks about conspiracies or doomsday, like some other hosts. To hear someone like Neal Boortz talking about these things made it all seem so real, so pressing, like our collapse is imminent.