IF (and again a very big IF) they are correct and that it is still $66 rates cost, then the rates revolt suggested by the StS is going to cost you big time, quite possibly a lot more than $66 a year.
First there is the cost from banks to halt or alter automatic payments, my bank is $10.
You will get stung with a late fee – 10% of rates – well on the way to that $66 total.
If you continue to follow dear leaders path and steps more drastic than this, you are in very real danger of accruing a bad debt rating. Which if you live in a modern world is not a good thing, from simple HP’s (for your new TV) through to car loans or house finance, will all be affected. The banks or Harvey Norman will not care one little bit if when you are sitting down to get that new tv on HP that you were ‘protesting’, all they will know is that you have bad debt record. Likewise if you are looking at getting a car or doing work on the house (they are the best interest rates we will see for a generation), you will have a bad debt and that’s all they care about.
So by all means, follow dear leader, she’s flipping you the finger.