Is Orrin’s New Dodge Challenger An Income Claim?
From the LIFE Policies and Procedures document:
6.2- Income Claims
Because LIFE Members do not have the data necessary to comply with the legal requirements for making income claims, a Member, when presenting or discussing the LIFE opportunity or Compensation Plan to a prospective Member, may not make income projections, income claims, or disclose his or her LIFE income (including, but not limited to, the showing of checks, copies of checks, bank statements, or tax records).
Orrin’s latest blog post comes with a photo of a new Dodge Challenger car that his wife, Laurie Woodward, bought for him as a surprise.
Some quick thoughts and questions about this:
- Was Dallin Larsen’s Black Diamond MonaVie Mercedes not good enough?
- Is it financially responsible for a husband or wife to make a large purchase without notifying the other party? Is this something they are going to teach in one of the Finances CD?
- Is this car an income claim? Orrin doesn’t say it outright, but he does encourage everyone to sign up in LIFE:
I am a blessed man, not because of the material gift, but because of the love and thoughtfulness of the givers. My advice to everyone is to go serve as many people as you can for as long as you can for LIFE.
The idea being that if you succeed in LIFE, you too can have a car as fine as this one. Excessive wealth is part of the image that the LIFE TEAM Policy Council members are trying to impress upon their members. This is after all the dream they have been spinning with Amway, Quixtar, MonaVie and now LIFE. It is a false dream, however, because the majority of people involved with LIFE TEAM will never achieve these financial results.
Finally, this comment on Orrin’s blog about the Dodge Challenger is pretty funny. I think the guy, Kirk Birtles, is being sincere when he wrote this (bold emphasis mine):
Orrin Woodward…..you are going to be the coolest and fastest man in Columbiaville, MI!!! We are so excited to see your elephant charging. Its amazing what a TEAM of people locking arms in common purpose can accomplish! LIFE is a journey and not a destination. That souped up Challenger will just make that journey that much sweeter!!! That car reminds me of the movie, ‘the fast and the furious’ where the main characters are professional scam artists, in pursuit of the hottest cars in the world!!! You’ve got your ‘Eleanor’! You deserve it. Laurie is a sweetheart!
Kirk – Your instincts are correct! I wonder if this comment will ultimately be removed from his blog. After all, Orrin wouldn’t want to be compared to a professional scam artist, would he?