If your Moto box has an active firewire port, you can offload to a clunky, ancient D-VHS recorder. This is a pain and expensive, and it doesn't actually keep it on your hard drive. However, it will free up space and enable you to archive the content. I've read posts on how to transfer to a computer HD, but haven't been able to figure out how to do it. It's not just a matter of installing some software and starting the program, but I have seen it work.
Taxes are the price we pay to live in civilization. If you don't like government, move to Somalia.