Good Morning Liberty

Two business owners and former touring musicians bring you a unique take on news, politics, and how to pursue a meaningful life in the most Libertarian way possible. “Nate and Charlie explain politics and economics in a digestible fashion, and they’re also funny as h___!” We don’t just complain about the world’s problems, we offer real libertarian solutions that are easy to understand, and even easier to implement. New episodes every single day of the week!

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AUDIO ARTICLE || Bernie Lie #6,327 | "We'd solv...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/bernie-lie-6-327-we-d-solve-homelessness-by-taking-all-of-bill-gates-wealth-fact-check-false">Bernie Lie #6,327 | "We'd solve homelessness by taking all of Bill Gates' wealth." Fact Check: FALSE</a></p> <p>Senator Sanders decided to take aim at Bill Gates yesterday. Why Bill Gates of all people? Gates is well known for being a great philanthropist. He and his wife have paid more in taxes than anyone in history, and they've also given more to charitable causes than anyone in world history. $10 billion in taxes, and over $45 billion to charity.</p> <p>Sanders has one problem: He wants to distribute the money through the US Government, not through charitable organizations.</p> <p>READ THE REST AT <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/bernie-lie-6-327-we-d-solve-homelessness-by-taking-all-of-bill-gates-wealth-fact-check-false">GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || Medicare will be insolvent in ...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/medicare-will-be-insolvent-in-7-years-social-security-in-16-dems-still-plan-on-expanding-benefits">Medicare will be insolvent in 7 years, Social Security in 16. Dems still plan on expanding benefits</a></p> <p>Medicare faces insolvency by 2026, and Social Security by 2035- and no one seems to care. How long can we act like this isn't a problem?</p> <p>After watching the Democratic Debates on Wednesday night, one thing is certain: No one cares about the National Debt, and no one cares about the budget deficit. In fact, even though our major programs are nearly out of money, everyone seems dead-set on expanding them. To be fair, Republican's don't seem to care either. We're running Obama-era deficits while working in a "healthy" economy, and even plans like Rand Paul's 2% cut to the budget were dead-on-arrival.</p> <p>READ THE REST AT <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/medicare-will-be-insolvent-in-7-years-social-security-in-16-dems-still-plan-on-expanding-benefits">GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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A Brief History of Iran/U.S. Relations || EP 164
<p>Yesterday, the US military killed top Iranian military leader Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a targeted assassination via drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq. This attack was no doubt in reaction to an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq that took place over the holiday. That attack, was in retaliation for an attack U.S. forces carried out on five Kataeb Hezbollah facilities in Iraq and Syria on Sunday. Those airstrikes were in retaliation for an attack on Dec. 27, in which an American contractor was killed and several U.S. military service members were wounded in a 30-plus rocket barrage on a military base near Kirkuk, in northern Iraq. Still following? Good.</p> <p>Read the rest at goodmorningliberty.us</p> <p>Shop on amazon through our <a href="amazon.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">Amazon store!</a></p> <p>Visit <a href="GMLconnect.com">GMLconnect.com</a> for our merch store, website, and more.&nbsp;</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || If you want a "Worker-Owned" b...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/if-you-want-a-worker-owned-business-you-re-free-to-start-one">If you want a "Worker-Owned" business, you're free to start one</a></p> <p>There are no laws stating that a group of workers cannot group together and form a cooperative business. Why aren't these popping up everywhere? Because it's a bad idea.</p> <p>Sanders and Warren have both introduced plans to turn over ownership of America's largest corporations to the workers. Sanders' plan would require all public companies to offer 20% ownership of their company to their workers. In addition to the issuance of new stock, the workers would also have "Right of first refusal" if the company wants to offer itself up for sale. Who will finance the purchase of the company if the workers don't have the capital to purchase the company? The government, of course.</p> <p>READ THE REST AT <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/if-you-want-a-worker-owned-business-you-re-free-to-start-one">goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || No Bernie, Women Don't Have a ...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/no-bernie-women-don-t-have-a-constitutional-right-to-a-taxpayer-funded-abortion">No Bernie, Women Don't Have a 'Constitutional Right' to a Taxpayer-Funded Abortion</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Yesterday, Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders made yet another wild and unfounded statement on twitter:</p> <p>"Abortion is a constitutional right- Not a privilege for those that can afford it."</p> <p>Let's be clear about the argument laid out in this tweet. Bernie isn't even having a conversation about whether or not abortion should be legal. He's moving past that, and now stating that not only should they be legal, but you have a "constitutional right" to an abortion paid for by other people. The problem he's pinpointing is not abortion's legality, but the terrible tragedy of only rich people being able to afford abortions.</p> <p>Sanders loosely derives this conclusion from the famous Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade. But remember, Roe v. Wade did not lay out that the government should use taxpayer money to subsidize abortions. It simply said that the 4th Amendment protected a woman's privacy in this matter.</p> <p>READ THE REST AT <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/no-bernie-women-don-t-have-a-constitutional-right-to-a-taxpayer-funded-abortion">GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || Elon Musk is proof that Warren...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/elon-musk-proves-that-warren-s-wealth-tax-is-a-terrible-idea">Elon Musk is proof that Warren's "Wealth Tax" is a terrible idea</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have championed an idea so bad it was ditched by nine countries in Europe, including Denmark, and Sweden. Despite claiming to push "Scandinavian style Socialism," both candidates seem to be in favor of policies even those countries thought were terrible ideas.</p> <p>Musk is a perfect example of the flawed ideology behind a wealth tax. Even though Musk is a "billionaire" worth $26.6 billion, Musk only has about $200 million in liquid assets.</p> <p>How is it that there is such a large discrepancy between net worth, and liquid assets? Easy. Most of Musk's net worth is in his ownership of SpaceX, and Tesla Motors. By most, I mean 99.2% of his net worth, or roughly $26.4 billion.</p> <p>READ THE REST AT <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/elon-musk-proves-that-warren-s-wealth-tax-is-a-terrible-idea">GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || Why I’ll Continue to Choose In...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/why-i-believe-in-liberty-above-all-else">Why I’ll continue to choose Individual Liberty over Fairytales of a Socialist Utopia</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Why Free-Market Capitalism? Doesn’t it promote greed, fraud, abuse, and any other terrible thing you can think of?</p> <p>Humans are greedy. Humans are dishonest. Humans want the most they can get from the least amount of effort. Yes, Capitalism has shown us how these qualities can become exaggerated, and might even lead to “exploitation,” but there’s just one problem.. The same human beings exist under Socialism, as well. This does not mean that we should give up on becoming better people, but it does mean that we should not ignore the reality of humanity in front of us.</p> <p>When contemplating an economic and social system, you have to ask the following question: Which system, when it’s corrupted by evil men, has the best chance of creating a better life for the most amount of people possible? That answer, has been proven time and time again throughout history.</p> <p>Yes, Free-Market Capitalism rewards greed, but under true Free-Market Capitalism, those who seek to take advantage of others are forced to provide the people with things they want. They are forced to provide the best service while knowing that others have the opportunity to rise, and compete against them. Don't agree? Try starting a business that specializes in providing things that people don't want..</p> <p>READ THE REST AT GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || How the "Okay Symbol" Became t...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/how-the-okay-symbol-became-the-latest-media-created-controversy">How the "Okay Symbol" Became the Latest Media-Fabricated Controversy</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>We've all heard the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/amry-navy-game-white-power-hand-signs-west-point-gesture-2019-12/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><u>story</u></a> by now, but if you haven't, here's the latest controversy. Cadets at West Point, and the Naval Academy were seen at the Army/Navy football game giving the "Okay symbol" on camera while a broadcaster for ESPN hyped up the game. An investigation has now been launched into the cadets involved, and whether or not these cadets were indeed flashing a "white-power" symbol on camera for the world to see.</p> <p>When exactly did this become a symbol for White-supremacy? The controversy itself can be linked back to the notorious discussion board site "4chan."</p> <p>The Anti-Defamation League traced this movement to its original source, and released an article detailing the chain of events back in May of 2017:</p> <p>READ THE REST AT GOODMORNINGLIBERTY.US</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AUDIO ARTICLE || Obamacare is Further Proof Tha...
<p><a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/obamacare-is-further-proof-that-medicare-for-all-wouldn-t-work">Obamacare is Further Proof That "Medicare for All" Wouldn’t Work</a></p> <p>Over the past week, we’ve seen the quiet, but deadly dismantling of the remaining parts of the massive program. Within the $1.4 trillion spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, we saw a much needed removal of the tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans.</p> <p>That's right, employers and insurance companies were actually being punished for offering insurance plans that were too good. Why? Among other reasons, the simplest would be that if the taxpayers are subsidizing insurance, we don’t want the insurance to be too expensive to start out with. Then, the government could be accused of not wanting to subsidize plans that only the rich could afford. The answer? Do your best to make those plans illegal, or at least remove them from the equation.</p> <p>Read the rest at goodmorningliberty.us</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Impeachment Recap + How to Spot a Skewed Poll |...
<p><a href="gmlconnect.com">gmlconnect.com</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Links to the articles mentioned in the show:</p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-trial-steny-hoyer-087319">Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial</a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tulsi-gabbard-on-trump-impeachment-i-could-not-in-good-conscience-vote-either-yes-or-no/ar-BBY948d?li=BBnb7Kz">Tulsi Gabbard on Trump impeachment: 'I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no'</a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="http://wset.com/news/nation-world/restroom-sign-says-employees-have-to-have-smell-check-to-ensure-not-sitting-on-phone-long-12-16-2019-120555351">Restroom sign says employees may face smell check to ensure they're 'not sitting on phone'&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="pewsocialtrends.org/2019/12/11/most-americans-say-the-current-economy-is-helping-the-rich-hurting-the-poor-and-middle-class/">Most Americans Say the Current Economy Is Helping the Rich, Hurting the Poor and Middle Class</a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="https://thesouthern.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/big-companies-paid-no-federal-taxes-last-year-and-others/article_7d280ead-ba5e-54bc-a42a-012f30c1a03f.html">91 big companies paid no federal taxes last year. And others paid less than new, lower rates for firms</a></p> <p>We use a song by '3 Pill Morning' for our intro. Check out their<a href="https://www.facebook.com/3pillmorning/"> FB page here.&nbsp;</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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What's in the $1.4T spending bill that no one's...
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Capitalism ≠ Slavery | EP 159
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The people want a Brexit | What Tulsi got wrong...
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Hell yes, we're going to support Second Amendme...
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Half of America Makes Less than the "Median" Wa...
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No Safe Spaces | Golden Globes | Impeachment | ...
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Is the FDA responsible for delaying life-saving...
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No Bernie, women don't have a "Constitutional r...
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If you care about the minority, you'll want to ...
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FDA Failures, and Rand Paul's Waste Report | EP...
<p>Doing your holiday shopping? Use our<a href="https://amzn.to/2QVpiRY"> Amazon affiliate link</a> to support the show!</p> <p><br></p> <p>We were cut short on this episode by another conference call for our business, but we still covered some of the main points.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you'd like to read our article about the Electoral College, you can do that at <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/why-there-s-no-better-system-than-the-electoral-college">this link.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="GMLconnect.com">GMLconnect.com</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The ICE Fake University Scheme | Black Friday P...
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You can have emotions and care about Liberty at...
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Trump's Tax Returns | The Death Penalty | & The...
<p>GMLconnect.com</p> <p>Let's talk about Trump's tax returns! What's in them? No one knows. Of course, this fortunately leaves room for wild speculation. Is he actually only worth $1 billion? Did he pay money to Jeffery Epstein? Did he evade taxes? We don't really care, unless it was that Epstein conspiracy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Retailers nationwide are competing with Amazon by offering free 1-day shipping. Oh, the perils of Capitalism. Seems as though you can now benefit from Amazon, even if you don't have a membership.&nbsp;</p> <p>Speaking of Amazon, let's talk about conditions in their warehouses. We spoke about an unfortunate story involving a former Amazon employee. She now has bulging discs, and suffers from constant pain due to the constant stream of work required by Amazon. Her Job description? Pick up boxes and put them on a shelf. Of course, some of those boxes were heavy. Quick question: Can you blame the business if someone takes a job that knowingly requires the lifting of heavy boxes, and they end up with a bad back? For that matter, could you demonize construction managers because their drywall hangers suffer from back pain later in life? How about someone that runs a coal mine? Of course not. It's in the very nature of the job that if you take the job, you would be required to do manual labor, and are at risk for developing back problems.&nbsp;</p> <p>Listen to the episode, and share it with your friends!</p> <p><a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support">Support the podcast.</a> $5 a month from each of you can offset our marketing budget, allowing us to bring more liberty to the masses.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks,&nbsp;</p> <p>Nate &amp; Charlie</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Alexander Booth. Red Flag, or False Flag? | EP 147
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Man gets Vasectomy to help fight Climate Change...
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DNC holds contest to see who can bankrupt Ameri...
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3 years in, Trump's Spending is 13% Higher than...
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Congress Sneaks by a Renewal of The Patriot Act...
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Kunta Kaepernick | EP 142
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Impeachment is the new election campaign strate...
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Colin Kaepernick | Ellie Goulding | Disney+ | &...
<p>We had a lot to talk about today! Basically just a bunch of people bending to the PC culture that we now call home. Colin K is now doing a workout for the NFL. Let's hope everyone remembers why he lost his starting job... Because he had a 49 QBR in 2016.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="gmlconnect.com">GMLCONNECT.COM</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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What Robert Reich gets wrong about Capitalism |...
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SpaceX vs. NASA | Whole Foods created a great w...
<p>We had to stop 4 times during the recording of this episode. I still thought it brought some valuable content.&nbsp;</p> <p>We talked mainly about the innovations of SpaceX. How is it they were able to change so much in such little time? Look at the money that's being saved. ~$60 million to launch a satellite compared to upwards of $600 million it would have cost the Air Force or NASA.&nbsp;</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie Lie #6,327 | "We'd solve homelessness by...
<p>Senator Sanders decided to take aim at Bill Gates yesterday. Why Bill Gates of all people? Gates is well known for being a great philanthropist. He and his wife have paid more in taxes than anyone in history, and they've also given more to charitable causes than anyone in world history. $10 billion in taxes, and over $45 billion to charity.</p> <p>Sanders has one problem: He wants to distribute the money through the US Government, not through charitable organizations.</p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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If the Middle Class is shrinking.. Where are th...
Today on the show: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are fond of mentioning that the "Middle Class is shrinking." Of course, they bet on their supporters choosing not to look at where they are going. The data are in. People are moving into the Upper Class at an amazing rate. From Mises.org: Over the past forty years, for example, the proportion of households making less than $50,000 per year has continued to decline. The percentage of households with incomes under $50,000 fell from 49.5 percent to 39.9 percent, from 1969 to 2018. It's true that households in the $50,000 to $100,000 range also went down, dropping from 38.2 percent to 29.7 percent over the same period. But where did those people go? They weren't going into the under-$50,000 group because that group was shrinking. In fact, there are now more households in the over-$100,000 than in the $50,000-$100,000 category. The idea that Bernie and Warren are trying to drill into their followers heads is that people are slipping out of the middle class and falling into the lower class. This of course supports their assertion that the almighty U.S. government should step in and redistribute the wealth more evenly. --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Apple enters the housing market | UK experience...
<p><a href="http://linktr.ee/goodmorningliberty" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>Podcast Notes 11/6/19</u></a></p> <p>On <a href="http://linktr.ee/goodmorningliberty" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>today's episode</u></a> we talked about a few main issues:</p> <ul> <li>Elizabeth Warren might "halve" the Stock Market<br> <br> </li> <li>Women are starting their own businesses at an amazing rate<br> <br> </li> <li>Apple is entering the affordable housing market<br> <br> </li> <li>UK's NHS is experiencing drastic wait times for patients<br> <br> </li> </ul> <p>We've stated this in several "opinion" pieces before, but now stock market analysts are weighing in on the left's terrible tax strategies. Anthony Scaramucci weighed in with Yahoo Finance on the notion that Warren's Wealth Tax, Stock Trade Tax, and Net Investment Income tax are going to be detrimental to the US Stock Market. Scaramucci stated that the market is likely to be cut in half if Warren is elected president.</p> <p>Marketwatch noted that women are starting their own "Sidepreneur" companies at an unprecedented rate. One of the major benefits of a side hustle being that you can still keep your normal job, and make money on the side. It's an amazing time to be alive, folks. Starting a business has never been safer or easier.</p> <p>Apple has announced a $2.5 billion investment into housing in California. Over the past 15 years, California experienced a housing shortage totaling 3.5 million homes. Apple has decided to reinvest in the area they call home. Offering financing to first-time home buyers, and low income individuals. Thank you, Capitalism. The biggest benefit is the fact that this money is value backed, not debt or printed money like what would usually come from such programs offered by the government.</p> <p>Finally, we discussed a <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/politics/amid-medicare-for-all-debate-in-us-britain-sounds-alarm-over-historic-waitlist" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>story from Fox News</u></a> noting historic healthcare wait times in the UK.</p> <blockquote>The <a href="https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7281" rel="noopener" target="_blank">report</a>&nbsp;on the government-run NHS system in England, released last month, details&nbsp;increased wait times for services ranging from emergency room visits&nbsp;to cancer care.&nbsp;And the study reports historic waiting lists totaling over 4.5 million people, up 40 percent in five years, for treatment with specialists.<br> </blockquote> <blockquote>"Cancer waiting times are the worst on record," the report also declares.<br> </blockquote> <p>Turns out that everything being "free" comes with a price. The price? Long wait times, and sub-standard care. This is basic economics, people. You mandate that healthcare has to be expensive through regulations, and then you mandate that the prices be controlled through regulations. This has equalled less people entering the market for healthcare services, including Pharma companies, Doctors, and Nurses. Plans like Warren and Sanders' "Medicare for All" is destined to bring the same sub-standard care to the US.</p> <p>Listen to the podcast episode at this <a href="http://linktr.ee/goodmorningliberty" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>link.&nbsp;</u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Krispy Kreme stops man from reselling donuts, r...
<p>Podcast Notes from 11/5/19 - Listen at this <a href="http://linker.ee/goodmorningliberty" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>link.&nbsp;</u></a></p> <p>Today we talked about several headlines found in the news over the last few days.</p> <p>We started with Trump losing the appeal to keep his tax returns away from the public's eyes.</p> <p>I, for one, simply do not care what comes out in Trump's tax returns. He could have been dodging taxation his whole life and my response would be "Good for him. I wish I could do that, too." I can't help but think that this is yet another witch hunt focused on finding ways to demonize the president before next years election. If it were say, Barack Obama, I doubt those on the left would be raising such a fuss about the president not wanting to disclose his tax returns. Likewise, it's important that we remain principled. What would republicans be saying if Obama were refusing to disclose his tax returns? I doubt they would be fighting for Obama's privacy in the matter.</p> <p>Also mentioned were two stories: One noting Oklahoma's release of nearly 500 prisoners that had been previously convicted of drug crimes, and another mentioning the recent raid in California resulting in the the finding of $1.5 billion in illegal marijuana grows.</p> <p>First off, good for Oklahoma. Similar to Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine, and Sugar, drugs are bad. However, that does not automatically mean that the government has any business in dictating what people can and cannot do to their own bodies. If you are truly free, then surely that freedom extends to your right to harm your own body. I doubt that putting drug addicted citizens in prison is the best course for rehabilitation.</p> <p>Second, let's talk about this seizure of illegally grown marijuana in California. It's interesting to me that it's now legal to smoke in California, yet you still have to garner a license from the government to be allowed to grow. Unfortunately, if you think state legalization means an end to the failed drug war, then you will be sorely disappointed. The drug war is still on, only now the war is focused on those growing plants without the governments permission.</p> <p>Now we land on Krispy Kreme. Last week, Krispy Kreme ordered a man to "cease" and "desist" his operation, in which he would drive four hours to the closest Krispy Kreme location, and bring upwards of 100 boxes of sugary goodness to the people of his community for resale. The man was using the money to pay for his college education.</p> <p>Like many others, I was upset with Krispy Kreme for telling the man to stop reselling the donuts. He purchased them at full-price from the store. Where's the problem? The people were aware that they were paying a higher rate for the donuts, and I'm fairly certain they were also aware that they were not in fact purchasing them at a Krispy Kreme location.</p> <p>Luckily, the free market moves faster than the government. After social media backlash, Krispy Kreme reversed their stance and also donated 500 donuts to the young entrepreneur. Can you imagine the government moving this quickly? No. It would have taken years, if ever. That's the beauty of free market capitalism in the era of social media.</p> <p>Thanks for listening to the podcast. If you'd like to listen to the episode, <a href="http://linker.ee/goodmorningliberty" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>click here.&nbsp;</u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Millennials are unhappy. A little gratitude abo...
<p>Today we set out to talk about the truth behind whether or not Venezuela was in fact "Socialist." Instead, we stuck to a top that is very close to us- The fact that 80% of Millennials are reportedly "overwhelmed," and "Feel inadequate."&nbsp;</p> <p>A small sense of gratitude for the amazing lives we all have. I was once begged for water in Africa, yet millennials are overwhelmed because they have to balance work, fitness, and social media accounts.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Elizabeth Warren just released her "plan" to pa...
<p>Hey folks! We just spent the last hour diving into the details of Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All proposal. As you might suspect, it's full of great intentions and tainted by terrible economic policy. Spoiler Alert: The rich are going to pay for everything.&nbsp;</p> <p>We also discussed the Katie Hill fiasco, as well as wild speculation about the death of Jeffrey Epstein.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can find a link to every single thing we do by c<a href="linktr.ee/goodmorningliberty">licking here.&nbsp;</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie lies again. Should Twitter or Facebook c...
<p>Bernie Sanders is at it again, again. And again, also.&nbsp;</p> <p>On twitter today, Bernie stated that Jeff Bezos' income is "$215 million per day." Okay, Jeff Bezos is in fact worth a lot of money, but does he actually make that much in income? A quick trip to your calculator would tell you that $215 million per day would equal $78 BILLION per year. Maybe that seems possible for the worlds richest person, but it isn't. It just plain isn't. Amazon's gross income in 2018 was $71 billion. So do you honestly think that after "cost of goods sold," they decided to pay Jeff Bezos $78 billion from their $71 billion gross?</p> <p>This is simply what Bernie does. He takes the fact that Amazon's stock has moved up a decent amount in the last few days, determined the market value of Amazon, and then determined how much Jeff Bezos' 18% ownership increased in value over the last few days. By this logic, where were Bernie's tweets about how Bezos "lost" $1.6 billion per day last October? No where to be found because of course, that doesn't fit his agenda.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bulk of Bezos' "worth" comes from his ownership of Amazon. This means that when you say he earned $X-amount, you're talking about the value he earned if he were to in fact sell all of his shares today. Something he hasn't done, meaning that he hasn't technically "earned" this money. If you own stock in any company, you've probably seen the value of your portfolio increase and decrease by substantial amounts over time. On a day where the market is up, does that mean you "earned" what ever the increase was that day? No, because you didn't sell your stocks.&nbsp;</p> <p>There's one other market factor Senator B.S. isn't mentioning. Jeff Bezos' current value of stock might be $100 billion, but he would get no where close to that if he decided to sell his shares on the open market. This would flood the stock market with a supply of shares that it doesn't currently want, meaning the value of those shares would need to decrease to the point that enough people would want to buy his 18% worth of shares. In all actuality, that "$100 billion value" might only get him $50 billion by the time the selloff is finished. That's whats happening when the stock prices is crashing by the way- someone (or a lot of someones) are selling their shares. The market is flooded with supply, and the price drops to the amount that meets the current demand.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you made it through this article you've learned more about the stock market and basic economics than the bulk of Sanders' followers have learned in their lives.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is why we created "<a href="bernielies.com">BernieLies.com</a>"</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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NCAA reverses position, allowing college player...
<p>Today we had an interesting discussion about the recent decision by the NCAA to allow players to make money from their name, image, and likeness. This is a massive decision from the body which brings in massive amounts of endorsement money from players, although not allowing those players to make money themselves.&nbsp;</p> <p>Overall, we support this move, because you should be free to make money if someone is specifically giving money to use your name towards making profit. Nate and Charlie have a bit of a difference on the issue, which showed through on the podcast.</p> <p><strong>Nates dissent:</strong> <em>I agree that they should be able to make money, but I don't want to ignore the part that the NCAA has to play in the ability for the players to make money. Did they not set up the system that makes the whole thing possible? Is this similar to a business risking and investing, and then the worker being able to demand all (or most) of the reward? I obviously want them to make the money, I'm just recognizing the fact that the NCAA does have an argument in wanting a portion of the income from endorsements. It's a complicated issue.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>What will also be amazing to watch is the culture that develops between schools where some students are making millions of dollars per year from their endorsements, while other player (perhaps on. the same team), might be struggling to get by. Yes, that is the free market, I'm just acknowledging that this will be interesting to watch. Especially considering that many college students favor socialism. Let's see how socialist they are when they have the opportunity to make a million times more money than their friends.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more at <a href="www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p>Grab a "Taxation is Theft" t-shirt on our <a href="Etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch shop</a></p> <p>Tell your friends!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Federal Judge sets the stage for Supreme Court ...
<p><strong>Federal court blocks Alabama law that criminalized most abortions</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-court-blocks-alabama-law-that-criminalized-most-abortions?fbclid=IwAR0WTDkVHbbSRj3CGZA3kNOdI5qnVPP2ugeWWWIYoBVjdtOi1_VaFZ9GZ4Q"><u>https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-court-blocks-alabama-law-that-criminalized-most-abortions?fbclid=IwAR0WTDkVHbbSRj3CGZA3kNOdI5qnVPP2ugeWWWIYoBVjdtOi1_VaFZ9GZ4Q</u></a></p> <p><em>A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday blocking an Alabama law that would make abortion a felony in nearly all situations, regardless of the stage of the pregnancy.</em></p> <p><em>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson granted a motion for a preliminary injunction, temporarily preventing the law from being enforced as a lawsuit over the law brought by abortion providers moves forward.</em></p> <p><em>"The court is persuaded that the plaintiffs are likely to succeed in showing that the Act violates an individual's constitutional right to obtain a pre-viability abortion, and thus that it violates her constitutional rights," the ruling said, noting that "banning abortion before viability violates Supreme Court precedent."</em></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie's "Universal Jobs Guarantee" only guaran...
<p>Today we talked about Clay Aiken's meltdown in front of a crowd of thousands at Politicon this weekend. The Immaturity, oh the immaturity.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>We also spent a lot of time discussing Bernie Sanders' plan for a Universal Jobs Guarantee. It reminded us of this story from the great Economist Milton Friedman.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Economist Milton Friedman was once traveling overseas and spotted a construction site in which the workers were using shovels instead of more modern equipment like bulldozers. When his host responded that the goal was to increase the number of jobs in the construction industry, Friedman replied, “Then instead of shovels, why don’t you give them spoons and create even more jobs?”</strong></em></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Friedman hit the nail on the head. If your goal is more jobs in America, why not just get rid of all the tractors, combines, planters, and automobiles? Everyone will be guaranteed to have a job.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><br></p> <p><em><strong>Of course, that would be a terrible idea. The goal would be for those jobs to add value in society. The problem with added Federal jobs is that the money to pay those positions must first be taken from productive sides of the economy. Thus, the job you "create" using tax money must add more value than the productive use that money would have had in the hands of it's original owner.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><br></p> <p><a href="facebook.com/goodmorningliberty"><em><strong>Facebook</strong></em></a></p> <p><a href="twitter.com/goodmorningliberty"><em><strong>Twitter</strong></em></a></p> <p><a href="Etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><em><strong>Merch Store</strong></em></a></p> <p><a href="bernielies.com"><em><strong>Website</strong></em></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Government Laws and Regulations are to blame fo...
<p>We attended Politicon in Nashville, TN this weekend. Politicon has political figures from all parties converge for discussions, panels, and debates.&nbsp;</p> <p>When we recorded our live episode on Sunday, we decided to speak on healthcare, something both of us would be considered "experts" in, considering we own and operate a business that helps large healthcare companies navigate the tens of thousands of regulations and laws restricting healthcare providers.&nbsp;</p> <p>We chose to pinpoint a few specific regulations that political enthusiasts on both sides could agree to axe. Speaking in front of Trump supporters, Bernie supports, and everyone in between, we found it to be a very fun and meaningful experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>To read about issues facing the healthcare system, go to <a href="bernielies.com">BernieLies.com</a> and read articles relating to "Medicare for All."&nbsp;</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Students at Oxford ban clapping, recommend "Jaz...
<p>In this episode we discuss the Trade-War, Oxford University, Halloween Cancellations, The Climate 97% Consensus Sham, and the impossibility of being a whistleblower inside the government.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visit our website www.bernielies.com</p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Tax Receipts Would Have to Go Up by 124% to Pay...
<p>Elizabeth Warren has a&nbsp;<a href="https://elizabethwarren.com/plans" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">plan for everything</a>. Some of those plans are expensive. With Warren emerging as a front-runner in the Democratic presidential contest, Yahoo Finance tallied the cost of her plans.</p> <p>Altogether, the Massachusetts senator’s agenda would require $4.2 trillion per year in new federal spending, and a like amount in new taxes, if she paid for everything without issuing new debt. The federal government currently spends about $4.4 trillion per year, so Warren’s plans would nearly double federal spending.</p> <p>The Treasury takes in about $3.4 trillion in tax revenue each year, so if Warren levied new taxes to pay for everything, federal taxation would rise by 124%. She could pay for some of her plans by issuing new debt instead of raising taxes, but with annual deficits close to $1 trillion already, that might be unwise.</p> <p>- Read the rest of the article from <a href="https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-staggering-cost-of-elizabeth-warrens-plans-42-trillion-per-year-161552386.html">Yahoo Finance</a></p> <p>Visit BernieLies.com to read articles debunking the many fallacies of Democratic Socialism</p> <p>Grab a "Taxation is Theft," "Shall Not Be Infringed," or "Free Snowden" shirt from our <a href="Etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store!</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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"Paid Work Leave" Could Have Terrible Consequen...
<p><strong>MADISON, Wis. - Paid Medical Family Leave Would be Offered Under New Democrat Proposal -</strong></p> <p><em>Wisconsin employees would be eligible for paid time off under a new proposal at the Wisconsin State Capitol</em></p> <p><em>The Democratic bill would provide participating employees in Wisconsin up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child, to treat a personal illness or to care for an aging or sick family member.</em></p> <p><em>The bill's authors said the program would not cost the employers any money and instead, be paid for completely by the employees themselves. Employees would contribute a certain percentage of their paycheck into a trust fund.</em></p> <p>So they want you to start a savings account? Does that require a new law?&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more on our <a href="goodmorningliberty.us">website.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>Pick up a "Taxation is Theft" Hoodie at our <a href="Etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store.&nbsp;</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Texas Court Rules Against Father Fighting to St...
<p><strong>DAILY WIRE- Jury Rules Against Texas Dad Fighting 7-Year-Old Son’s Gender Transition</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.dailywire.com/news/jury-rules-against-texas-dad-trying-to-save-7-year-old-son-from-gender-transition-potential-castration?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=dwbrand"><u><strong>https://www.dailywire.com/news/jury-rules-against-texas-dad-trying-to-save-7-year-old-son-from-gender-transition-potential-castration?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=dwbrand</strong></u></a></p> <p>On Monday, a jury ruled against a Texas father, Jeffrey Younger, attempting to stop his seven-year-old son from a gender transition being facilitated by Dr. Anne Georgulas, the boy’s mother and Younger’s ex-wife.</p> <p>According to the LifeSiteNews, Georgulas has been granted authority to move forward with puberty blockers, which can cause chemical castration, and, potentially, hormones, if she so chooses.</p> <p>Additionally, with the jury’s decision, Mr. Younger will likely be forced to “affirm” his son’s new gender identity: a girl named “Luna."</p> <p>​FATHER- "I want you to imagine having electronic communication with your son on FaceTime, and imagine that your ex-wife has dressed him as a drag queen to talk to you,” Younger told host Luke Macias during an episode of “The Luke Macias Show” podcast in January. “He has false eyelashes and makeup. His hair has got glitter in it. He’s wearing a dress.”</p> <p>“Now imagine how you would feel seeing what I believe is actual sexual abuse — I believe this is not just emotional abuse but is the very, most fundamental form of sexual abuse, tampering with the sexual identity of a vulnerable boy,” the father continued.</p> <p>As reported by The Daily Wire in November, court documents show that Younger’s son only dresses as a girl when he’s with his mother, who calls the boy by his trans name and has even enrolled James as “Luna” in school. According to Younger, however, James consistently chooses to wear boy’s clothes, “violently refuses to wear girl’s clothes at my home,” and identifies as a boy whenever he is around him.</p> <p>James’ mother has accused Younger of child abuse in their divorce proceedings “for not affirming James as transgender” and is looking to strip the dad of his parental rights, reported The Federalist. Georgulas is also seeking to force Younger to foot the bill for James’ visits to a transgender-affirming therapist and transgender medical alterations, which may include “chemical castration” two years from now, when the child is just eight.</p> <p>The father noted that, in his opinion, he witnessed that his wife “was only giving [James] love and affection when he was acting like a girl.” She used to lock James in his room and tell him monsters only eat boys, Younger added.</p> <p>“Every. Single. Day. You have to see your son sexually abused, and you have to maintain your calm,” the Texas father continued, “because the courts are not going to be fair to you. And the only way you can survive this and get your son through this alive is to calmly allow your son to be tortured right before your eyes and outlast the opposition. That’s what it’s like.”</p> <p>Visit <a href="www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p>Grab a "Taxation is Theft" hoodie on our <a href="Etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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No, Chick-Fil-A Wasn’t Behind Uganda’s New “Kil...
The first ever UK Chick-Fil-A was opened less than 2 weeks ago, and this weekend they announced they will be closing their doors amid backlash from the public.  This comes at the same time as a tweet went viral stating that Chick-Fil-A essentially funded a preacher's trip to Uganda that helped them craft a law imprisoning homosexuals, and even sentencing them to death. It took a lot of digging, but by my research has me calling "Myth" on this one.  Check out this article from truthorfiction.com - This website from what I can tell if fairly unbiased. If anything, they lean to the left. They rated this tweet "Decontextualized."  Even the preacher Chick-Fil-A is said to have funded said himself that he did not support Uganda's law. And the craftily worded stories support that fact by saying sneakily that "Organizers of the conference" helped create Uganda's law. I don't know if you've ever seen a speaker at a conference, but various speakers are not typically people affiliated with said conference. The fact that you spoke somewhere, and then the group that asked you to speak later decided to do something bad, is not proof that you yourself did something bad. Charlie and I spoke at the Young American's for Liberty Conference last month in Detroit. If next month, YAL decides to help craft a Medicare for All law, is Good Morning Liberty guilty of crafting the Medicare for All law? The other organization that there is actual proof of receiving donations from Chick-Fil-A was "Exodus International." Exodus International did in fact send a board member to Uganda in 2009 that said homosexuality was "Evil" in a speech at the conference. Less than a year later, Exodus' president expressed remorse for being involved with the conference in Uganda, and stated that they did not support Uganda's harsh homosexuality law. In 2012, Exodus International disbanded.  If Chick-Fil-A did in fact financially support the creation of Uganda's law, then I would boycott them myself. It should go without saying that this type of law does not fit within the teachings of Christianity in the first place, and it obviously doesn't belong in a free society.  However, it seems like this is a lot of tactical article writing on the part of those looking to tear down an otherwise stellar chicken joint.  Listen to the podcast for more! Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store. In Liberty, Charlie & Nate P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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~$27 Trillion Taxed and Spent Fighting the War ...
<p>In 1964, the U.S., and President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war. No, not on Vietnam, not on the Middle East, but on "Poverty."</p> <p>At that time, the rate of poverty in the United States was indeed higher than it is right now. The poverty rate was 17.3%, with nearly 39 million Americans living below the poverty threshold.</p> <p>Since then, the U.S. has taxed and spent almost $27 trillion (2019) dollars fighting the "War on Poverty." That's money that was taken out of the production economy, and inserted in the consumption side of the economy. Many on the left would argue that this money was well spent. I've heard explanations like "Just imagine what the poverty rate would have been without that money spent." Afterall, it is true that the poverty rate is lower today than it was in 1964.</p> <h2>How much lower is the poverty rate?</h2> <p>The most recent data from the US Census Bureau shows that the current poverty rate is 12.3%, with nearly 40 million Americans living below the poverty threshold. Some might say "See? The rate is lower, therefore the War on Poverty has been a success." Those might also point to the fact that immediately following the implementation of the "war," the poverty rate fell from 17.3% in 1964, to 12.5% in 1974. My response to this assertion would be to look at the rate at which poverty had decreased in the 10 years previous to the war's implementation.</p> <p>In the 10 years prior to the start of the war, the poverty rate dropped from 26% to 17.3%. That equals a fall of 8.7 real percentage points, or a 33% decline in the 10 years prior to implementation of the war. The rate of decline following implementation, when the rate fell from 17.3% to 12.5%, was 4.8 real points, or a 27% decline in the rate. This means that the rate of decline actually slowed immediately following the beginning of the war.</p> <p>Today I want to imagine where our economy would be- had that money been left in the right hands.</p> <p>First, it should be discussed what actually constitutes poverty. I'd be dishonest if I did not first admit that the standard of living today is far better than in 1964. In fact, one could make the argument that by 1964's standards, almost no one today is in poverty. Is that a consequence of government spending, or did it happen despite government spending?</p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong></a><a href="bernielies.com"><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong></a><a href="Etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn't Like Libertarianism...
Today I ran through a few important news stories you might have missed throughout the week. I covered everything from the first all-female spacewalk, the massive teacher's strike in Chicago, Elon Musk being out of cash, and troubles facing the stock market.  At the end of the show I spent a bit of time discussing Neil deGrasse Tyson's comments on the Ben Shapiro Show, when he was asked by Shapiro about Libertarianism. He said he can't be a Libertarian, because Libertarians are all about "I'm gonna get mine, you get yours..etc." Basically that Libertarianism is purely selfish, and does not look out for those in need in our society. I discussed why on a technical level this might be true, but on an emotional level we are truly believe that this philosophy is the best way to help the most amount of people. The free market has led to a standard of living that those 100 years ago couldn't have even imagined. If we want to help people, we need to unleash the free market.  Visit www.goodmorningliberty.us for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology. Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store. In Liberty, Charlie & Nate P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Debate Night | Democrats Debate Which Candidate...
<p>Last night I had the painstaking duty of listening to the entire Democratic Debate.&nbsp;</p> <p>My key takeaway: We're all screwed. Just kidding, but seriously it was in fact downright terrifying.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today on the podcast I brought in my favorite clips from the night. Most of the centered around Medicare For All, and the proposed Billionaire Tax on the nations most productive individuals.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, what's with Warren outright refusing to say the words "raise taxes on the middle class?" Does she really think people are that stupid? Everyone knows Medicare For All is going to require massive taxes on the entire country, not just the rich. She somehow thinks that if you simply hear her say those words, then she has no chance of getting elected. Just say it already! This is a great example of the manipulative nature of most politicians.&nbsp;</p> <p>Let's dive into the ideology that says "Hate the Rich." This ideology has been a natural state of humanity for our entire existence. What can we do to stave of the massive encroachment of the Federal Government in our daily lives?</p> <p>Listen to the podcast to get all the details!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong></a><a href="bernielies.com"><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong></a><a href="bernielies.com"><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong></a><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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"Back-Door Socialism" | Bernie Sanders Introduc...
<p>Yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation to nationalize all publicly traded companies, kind of. The plan actually calls for the SEC to demand that all companies issue new stock and give employees at least 20% ownership of the companies. In addition to that, the workers will get "right of first refusal" to buy the companies. If they don't have the money to buy the company, don't fret. Bernie wants to create a new bank whose sole purpose is to finance the buying of US corporations. What happens if the worker doesn't pay back the loan from the government? They'll seize ownership of the asset.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>This creates numerous gross incentives in the business market. First, workers would naturally gravitate only towards corporations that are profitable, so they can earn dividends. Next, it will remove the risk from the market for creating businesses. Why? Because the government will always have a built in "bailout" for companies looking to sell out.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>The other obvious consequence in the market is that the per share value of all companies will fall. If you issue 20% more new shares in a company, then all the exiting shares become less valuable. That's a less valuable retirement portfolio for anyone paying into a 401K, Pension, IRA, etc.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>What does it mean to be an "owner" of a company? Since the workers are looking to share in the profits, will they also be willing to share the losses? After all, only 38% of publicly traded companies are profitable. I doubt they will be willing to pay a "negative dividend" if their company is losing money.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>What incentive does this create in our society for innovation and risk? You would now be able to be a business owner, without ever having to create a business. Will this lead to more innovation, or less?</p> <p><br></p> <p>As usual, this is a completely crap proposal from BS. It will hurt the people it's aiming to help, and send our economy over the edge.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong></a><a href="gmlconnect.com"><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong></a><a href="bernielies.com"><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong></a><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Rand Paul Tells 'The View' Hosts "I Promised No...
Over the weekend I came across a video from Rand Paul's appearance on The View.  Rand fielded criticism of his support for Trump's decision to pull US Troops away from the Syrian border. We pulled several clips from the interview and offered up our comments on the rambling ignorance that is "The View."  Can we talk about how crazy it is that we have a table of Liberals arguing with a Republican about how it's wrong for us to NOT be at war? It's clear people's opinions are mostly drawn from political biases, not from actual beliefs or principles.  Not to mention the fact that now it seems like the Kurds have struck a deal with the Syrian government for protection, as they should have. It is not, and never has been, our job to police the entire world. Doing so it costly. Not just in money, but in over 6,000 American soldiers' lives. It's long past time for the governments on that side of the world to step up and get the job done. I'm pointing at you UK, Spain, France, Germany, etc.  Visit www.goodmorningliberty.us for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology. Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store. In Liberty, Charlie & Nate P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Democrats Unload on Trump Over His "Dangerous" ...
<p>Trump's decision to pull troops away from the Turkish border in Northern Syria has drawn massive amounts of criticism from both sides of the political isle. Is Trump the most Anti-War president we've had in my lifetime? Possibly.&nbsp;</p> <p>Let's dissect the problem between the Kurds, and the Turkish government. They've been fighting each other for decades. It must be acknowledged that the Kurds have been our only consistent ally in the fight against terrorist groups in the Middle East. What we just did will in fact lead to their demise, more than likely.&nbsp;</p> <p>We also have to acknowledge the fact that Turkey is a NATO ally. We can't fight Turkey, because that would technically open up the door for their allies to defend them. Who are their allies? Well, that's Canada, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, you get the idea. Maybe this is why George Washington warned against forming "entangling alliances?"&nbsp;</p> <p>Regardless of the implications, it's not America's job to protect people in the Middle East. It isn't now, and it never has been. We've been the World Police for far too long. We've wasted trillions of dollars, and lost almost 7,000 troops in the region. It's time for another country to step up. Perhaps one of the countries that are on that side of the world? England is only a couple thousand miles away, compared to the US, who are over 10,000 miles away. It's time to bring the troops home. Not just from the border in Northern Syria, but from all of the battle fronts in the Middle East.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tell your friends about the podcast. Subscribe, and share!</p> <p>Visit our website BernieLies.com for more great content taking about the narrative of Socialism.&nbsp;</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie Lie #5,354 - "The Rich Pay a Lower Tax R...
Bernie Sanders is the king of manipulated statistics. He always has been, and he's only getting better at it. You can check the article Bernie was pointing to for his latest claim here.   The article itself debunks its own title, of course, at the end of the article:  |||On the question of tax burden, Jason Furman, an economics professor at Harvard who chaired the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, noted that Saez and Zucman did not include refundable tax credits, such as the earned-income tax credit (EITC), in their analysis. The credit, which is intended to encourage low-income families to work, “is part of the tax code,” Furman said.  A person who paid $1,000 in federal income taxes and then received a $1,500 credit would have a total federal tax burden of -$500, but Furman said that under Saez and Zucman’s analysis, that person would instead show a burden of $0. That result would make total tax burdens at the lower end of the income spectrum appear higher than they are. ||| On its face, it looks to be true. It even sounds true, worded in a perfect manner that would make the best tricksters envious. What's playing in its favor is that people want it to be true. It is however, very false.  Read the entire article at this link.   Visit www.goodmorningliberty.us for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.  Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.  Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store.  In Liberty, Charlie & Nate  P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AOC Realizes She Forgot to Destroy the Entire E...
AOC is at it again, again.  As if the Green New Deal wasn't destructive enough, AOC pinpointed a few portions of the economy she forgot to destroy in her first $90+ trillion bill.  Now she wants to institute a national rent control. Capping rental increases at no more than 3% per year. Not only is this a bad idea, it's also been a terrible reality for those living under strict rent control in places like New York, and San Francisco. Regardless of the intentions, Rent Control is a price control. Setting caps on free market prices has always led to shortages. In this case, the shortage would be (and has been) in housing. Thats nothing to joke about.  When we control prices charged for rent, you might feel as though that's helping the people that can't afford higher prices. In fact, like most government policies, it hurts the very people it aims to help. Rent control leads to a decreased investment in housing. Those who have money to invest, have choices in the areas in which they want to invest their hard-earned money. In a free market, they may decide that the financial benefit of building apartment complexes outweighs the potential risks. Regardless of the feelings you had in reading that statement, it's the truth of the situation. In a price controlled market, people with money will choose to invest elsewhere. Prices must always be free to fluctuate. In a market where you've basically only allowed the prices to fluctuate down, you're going to get less investment, and subsequently less available housing. Such as we've seen in the case of housing shortages in cities that have strict laws on rental prices.  In addition to that, she wants to move the poverty line to take into account your ability to afford "neccessities" like high-speed internet. This would undoubtedly, and by design, move hundreds of thousands if not millions more into the "poverty" category. Creating a much greater need for more welfare spending, and of course, high taxes. Let's all take a moment to appreciate the fact that we live in a society so great, that not having access to high-speed internet can make you "impoverished."  As if that wasn't all destructive enough, she wants to officially make welfare available for everyone, regardless of their immigration status. This might be a trivial question, but does math even matter anymore? Is there any consideration for the fact that we literally cannot afford to make government welfare available for everyone in the world? By saying that I mean, there has to be a line drawn somewhere, right? Apparently not. Forget the fact that we already don't have enough money to fund the current liabilities with Social Security and Medicare- that apparently does not matter either.  Will we ever have a return to rationality in politics? What does it say for our education system- when an entire section of society thinks you can pay out 10 trillion dollars worth of benefits with 4 trillion dollars worth of income? Welcome to 2019, America.  Visit www.goodmorningliberty.us for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology. Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store. In Liberty, Charlie & Nate P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Trump Says He has "Absolute Right" to Investiga...
<p>President Trump said Thursday- "As the POTUS I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, CORRUPTION, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other countries to help us out!"</p> <p>Today on the show we discussed whether or not it is the duty of the President to investigate corruption. This led into a conversation about Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and what the governments policy towards whistleblowers should be. Did the Freedom/Patriot Act go too far? Yes. Does it violate the 4th Amendment? Yes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Listen to the podcast!</p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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What is Liberty?
<p>What is Liberty? It's a rather cliche word that we use all the time, but when asked, I don't think many could give their definition of the word. Today I offered up my definition. I hope this helps.&nbsp;</p> <p>Liberty is YOU. It's everything that makes you a unique individual.&nbsp;</p> <p>It's your- thoughts</p> <ul> <li>words</li> <li>actions</li> <li>needs</li> <li>wants</li> <li>desires</li> <li>aspirations</li> <li>likes&nbsp;</li> <li>dislikes</li> <li>What you want to do in your life</li> <li>Who you spend your life with</li> <li>Who you worship</li> <li>and who you don't</li> </ul> <p>The important part to remember about "Liberty" is that it's you and everything that makes you, you. This liberty comes with a mutual understanding. Everyone else has that same liberty, too. Neither party may act in a way that impedes the other's ability to act on those things. Your liberty cannot not remove the liberties of another individual.&nbsp;</p> <p>In shorter words: Your Liberty ends, where another's begins.&nbsp;</p> <p>When we say we care about "Liberty." That's what we mean. That's why we're Libertarians.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> <p><br></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The National Debt Increased by $102,600,000 Dur...
<p><strong>The National Debt is growing like crazy. Let's talk about why that actually matters.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</strong><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"><u><strong> link.&nbsp;</strong></u></a></p> <p><u>Today we talked about America's National Debt. It's currently sitting at $22.7 trillion. That's a massive number, but what matters most is the interest on that debt. The interest is set to eclipse the military budget by 2025. It could actually grow past the current budget in the next 10-20 years. Some on both sides of the isle seem to think that it's just business as usual, so we're here to tell you that it isn't&nbsp;</u></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Here are 8 things Our $1.8 Trillion in Foreign ...
<p>We've spent $1.8 trillion on Foreign Aid over the last 50 years. This podcast dives into 8 other things we could have used American's money on (or not taken it in the first place).</p> <p><strong>First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</strong><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"><u><strong> link.&nbsp;</strong></u></a></p> <p><u>Today we uncovered the fact that $1.8T has been given to foreign governments over the last 50 years. What could we have done with that money here in the US?</u></p> <p><u>We could have chosen one of the following:</u></p> <ol> <li><u>Given $26 million to every homeless veteran.</u></li> <li><u>Given $2.8 million to ever homeless person.</u></li> <li><u>Built 25 walls on our southern border</u></li> </ol> <p><u>Listen to the episode to hear the rest!</u></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Amazon is NOT a Monopoly.
<p><strong>Hey everyone!</strong></p> <p><strong>First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</strong><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"><u><strong> link.&nbsp;</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Today we talked about a conversation we had with a Democratic Socialist. In the conversation, this person asserted that Amazon is essentially a "monopoly." This is a common theme thrown about by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and unfortunately it's a theme that has stuck with those on the left and even some of those on the right.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>What is a monopoly? Is it simply a large share of any given market? Or is it more complicated than that? For example, you might open the first tattoo shop in your small home town, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have a monopoly. Why? Because you aren't doing anything to keep other competitors from entering that market.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>In that same light, can we simply state that Amazon is a monopoly? A quick dive into the figures will show you that they only constitute 49% of all online retail sales, and an even smaller number, 5%, of a retail sales in general. Can we seriously state that a business that only makes up 5% of a total market is obviously a monopoly? Seems like more political theater and demagoguery to me.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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In a Free Market, the Love of Money Is Not the ...
<p><strong>Hey everyone!</strong></p> <p><strong>First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</strong><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"><u><strong> link.&nbsp;</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>Today we talked about a few comments we've had on our facebook page. One comment said "The love of money is the root of all evil."&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>We'll explain why that is most definitely not true, if you're in a free market. In a free market, you only make money by providing value to others. So would you also say, "The love of providing value to others is the root of all evil?" Probably not.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>We also discuss another comment telling Socialists to "Get off their lazy a**es." While sometime this might be true, it is not the way to win an argument, and it's certainly not the way to grow the movement.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.goodmorningliberty.us</strong></u></a><strong> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</strong></p> <p><strong>Visit</strong><a href="http://www.bernielies.com/"><strong> </strong><u><strong>www.BernieLies.com</strong></u></a><strong> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators.</strong></p> <p><strong>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</strong><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><strong> </strong><u><strong>Etsy store.</strong></u></a></p> <p><strong>In Liberty,</strong></p> <p><strong>Charlie &amp; Nate</strong></p> <p><strong>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</strong></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Greta Thunberg is a victim of Child Abuse | Sho...
<p>Today on the podcast, we once again discussed Greta Thunberg, and our opinion that she is the victim of mental abuse. Not from those on the right that are critiquing her, but by her parents, the leftists, and the media for raising her under the notion that her world will soon be destroyed. You can read our article laying out this point <a href="https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/greta-thunberg-is-a-victim-of-mental-abuse-perpetrated-by-her-parents-and-the-hysteria-of-the-left" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>here.</u></a><br> </p> <p>The other issue we discussed is a <a href="https://www.heliyon.com/article/e02314#Conclusions" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>new study</u></a> from the Environmental Working Group stating that as many as <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/tap-water-contaminants-linked-with-cancer-cases-study" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>100,000 cases of cancer</u></a> could arise over a lifetime that are linked to contaminants legally found in your drinking water. The study's lead author said, "We want people to realize that water that meets legal specifications may still cause health risks based on the latest science." Ah, "the latest science...." I'm sure that prior to this study the science was "settled."</p> <p>If this is the case, do those suffering from related cancers have any legal redress against the government for providing water that causes cancer? Probably not. My thoughts immediately go to the famous Erin Brockovich story, where residents of Hinkley, CA sued PG &amp; E for providing them with contaminated water. They received $400M in a class action suit, which applied here would mean someone is liable for around $40 billion in damages. If it is found that it is "the government" that is liable, then no one wins. Heck, even if the government did pay up, it would be with your money. Imagine if PG&amp;E could have seized Hinkley's bank accounts to pay the settlement owed to the residents.</p> <p>Get the link to our podcast on your favorite podcast app <a href="http://www.gmlconnect.com/" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>here.</u></a></p> <p>Young Americans for Liberty is an amazing organization doing great work around the country on hundreds of college campuses. They've done great work organizing door-knocking campaigns for liberty-minded representatives around the U.S., and have an amazing goal to get 250 Liberty Legislators in office. See how you can help at this <a href="http://yaliberty.org/" rel="noopener" target="_top"><u>link.</u></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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New Netflix Documentary Accidentally Shows How ...
Hey everyone! First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this link.  Today we talked about Netflix's new documentary on Bill Gates, and the "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation." In the new documentary, Netflix details how Gates is using his massive wealth to eradicate diseases in Africa, and even how he effectively reinvented nuclear power technology.  Gates, along with his wife, and billionaire investor Warren Buffet have combined their wealth to pursue philanthropy around the world. This is a great thing, and I think it sets the model for how other billionaires should use their massive stock piles of wealth. The other point that needs to be made is that all of the work they are doing would not be possible if not for the incentives created by Capitalism. Yes, Capitalism can indeed continue it's evil quest to continue saving the entire world.  We also detail Gates' reinvention of Nuclear power. Nuclear is seen as dangerous by almost everybody. Even Gates admits that his battle is with "public perception." Why is that his battle? Because the government regulates the industry, and the government is known to bend to public perception, even when the public is flat out wrong.  How could they be wrong? What about Fukushima, Chernobyl, and 3-Mile Island?  Gates, along with a massive group of scientists, have completely reinvented Nuclear power. Their new plant emits 0 carbon emissions, and runs on an entirely different system than our current "slide-rule" era power plants. Using depleted uranium is just the start. They also developed a new way to cool the reactor using liquid metal, not the water based cooling system that has failed and caused the meltdowns in the past.  All of the new innovations aside, Gates can't get around the Department of Energy's regulations on Nuclear power. One workaround to test the new plant was to build in China, a country that is still heavily invested in nuclear energy. That plan, however, was foiled by the recent trade war in which the Department of Energy refused to renew licenses for companies operating in China.  Could Gates have actually solved the left's "Climate Crisis?" Maybe so. That begs the question: Why won't they acknowledge nuclear energy as a possibility. In speculation, I would say that liberals are reluctant to speak of solutions that don't require massive growth of government, and a massive hike in taxation. Visit www.goodmorningliberty.us for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology. Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store. In Liberty, Charlie & Nate P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin - Visit YALiberty.org to get involved in the movement.  --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Hey Kids, Climate Alarmists Have Been Flat-out ...
Hey everyone! First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this link.  From our article: Yesterday, "Teen Activists" Jamie Margolin, and Greta Thunberg went in front of congress to berate them about doing nothing on the issue of Climate Change. They called Republican lawmakers "Shameful" and "Cowardly." Here's the problem: Kids don’t know anything, other than what they've been told. That's why the left and the right so commonly spare over education. They are parrots. If you ask a kid to say something, and then turn the camera on, they'll say it. Children are now being used by the left to make cute videos about complex issues, and since it's a child talking- the content and the messenger are protected from criticism. This girl has not considered the economic repercussions of taking all of the money in our entire economy and putting it behind technology that isn't even fully developed. If this 17 year old girl were telling you that she loved her boyfriend and knew that they were going to spend the rest of their life together, your immediate response would be "sure kid, I get it, but you don't even understand how much you don't understand about relationships." It’s actually a great representation of the ideological views on the left. Ignorantly spewing feelings, seldom backed by long term data, and wishing that no one could challenge your beliefs. Well, they have that outcome in using children. Visit www.goodmorningliberty.us to continue reading.. Visit www.BernieLies.com if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our Etsy store. In Liberty, Charlie & Nate P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Illinois | Man Convicted of First Degree Murder...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today we talked about Walmart's new Health Center they recently opened in Dallas, GA, offering transparent pricing and cash deals that are unmatched at your regular doctor's office. $30 for your annual checkup? $115 for stitches? Count me in.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We also discussed a news story out of Jonesboro, IL where a man has been convicted of murder for killing a trespasser on his property. Is it legal to "shoot on site?" The details get even crazier when you learn that he actually booby trapped a door with a shotgun, and was not on the property when the alleged burglar was killed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://thebl.com/us-news/48-year-old-illinois-man-convicted-in-booby-trap-shotgun-killing.html"> https://thebl.com/us-news/48-year-old-illinois-man-convicted-in-booby-trap-shotgun-killing.html</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What do you think? Should you have the right to kill on site?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Shall Not Be Infringed" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The Constitution Restricts the Government, Not ...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Happy Constitution day everyone! Today we talked about the backwards way many view the Constitution these days..That is, that it's a list of rights that were given to us by the Government. This is of course not true, but why? What is the purpose of the constitution?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Saudi Arabia spends 5x more than Iran on their ...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today we talked about this weekend's biggest controversy. That's right, it's time to talk about Brett Kavanaugh again. Apparently the left are out of fresh talking points and would like your attention diverted to the ongoing "War on Women."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We also discussed the real issue from the weekend. That's the bombing that took place on the oil fields in Saudi Arabia. The U.S. is of course blaming Iran, and is "locked and loaded" ready to do the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's bidding at the moment of their choosing. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why is it our job to conduct the first strike on Iran? Saudi Arabia has a military- a pretty big one. They actually spend 8x more money than Iran on their military. They are in fact the 3rd largest military in relation to GDP in the world, and #2 in relation to their Government budget. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Saudi is a nation of 30 million people. That makes them matched with Canada and Australia in population size. Not exactly a tiny country that cannot be expected to defend itself. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When we look at the desire for war held by those on the right, and even the left, we need to ask who we are defending, and why. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Saudi Arabia has a terrible history when it comes to human rights. Their treatment of women is despicable. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Women are still not allowed to travel or conduct business without permission from their male guardians. They only last year received the right to drive a car. They are not allowed to swear an oath in court- their male guardian must swear the oath. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They have a deep and ongoing history of persecution against homosexuals, and women who step out of line. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why are we ready to send our son, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters, to die for them?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why are we so eager to die for them, when they have their own military? Why is it not on S.A. to retaliate against Iran? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Debate #3 - The Democrats Showcased how to Buy ...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today we talked about last night's Democratic Debate. Join the podcast as we dissect the key moments that showcased the Economic ignorance we're up against. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The Inconvenient Truth | Supply & Demand Applie...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today we talked about price gouging. Here's a section from the article on our website-</span></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em>Each time a hurricane hits the United States, we are bombarded with reports of something known as "Price gouging." What is this common phenomenon? Those who put little thought into economics, and more thought into emotions, will say that price gouging is the raising of prices on necessities at a time when people need them the most. Most often it is at a time when people are buying things they cannot live without in the event of a major disaster.</em><em> </em></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em>Take this headline from CBS as an example.</em></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em><u class="sDZYg"><a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://www.cbsnews.com/news/9-for-a-4-case-of-water-florida-hit-by-price-gouging-ahead-of-hurricane-dorian/" target="_top" rel="noopener">"<strong>$9 for a $4 case of water: Florida hit by price gouging ahead of Hurricane Dorian"</strong></a></u></em></p> <div class="q2uC4 _2vlB-"> <div class="_2CvYQ _1MOUB _11Kdb _11Kdb _3Q43X _pt-Q _pt-Q"> <div class="_1Lhwj image-container" data-hook="imageViewer"> <div class=""><em> </em></div> <div class=""><em> Let me first say that I understand the emotional reaction to this. It can, on the outside, look as if sellers are "taking advantage" of people in need, at a time when they have no choice but to the buy the products at whatever price they are available. In fact, it might be true that some individual business owners are taking advantage of the ability to reap higher prices than normal on basic necessities. My emphasis, however, is going to be placed on the economic implications of these actions, and the end result they produce.</em></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em> </em></div> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em>Back to that original headline; "<strong>$9 for a $4 case of water: Florida hit by price gouging ahead of Hurricane Dorian."</strong></em></div> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em> </em><em>What does it mean for a case of water to be worth $4? Most of us put little time into researching all of the expenses that go into the material cost of the case of water. In addition, we put little effort into finding out why that case has been deemed "worth" $4. The actual cost of the case to the store owner might have been $2.50. Why then, is it worth $4? It's a very simple answer: <strong>That's what people will pay for it.</strong></em></div> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em> </em><em>We put little thought into the fact that everything we use on a daily basis has been priced in a society-wide auction. You know how an auction works. The auctioneer holds up a product, and the public increases the price they are willing to pay for that product, until the top price is reached. It might not be obvious, but that same process has been used in every product we use on a daily basis. It hasn't happened on an individual level, but it has in fact happened. A product is being offered, and the seller has soug --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The Tax Cuts Were a Good Thing - We Need to Mak...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're both gone this week, but I wanted to release the audio version of an article from our website.</span></p> <h1 class= "_2NtDR _1X8-e blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color blog-text-color post-title blog-hover-container-element-color _1UFX- blog-post-page-title-font" data-hook="post-title"><span class= "post-title__text blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color"><span class="blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color"> Yes, the tax cuts were a good thing. An amendment to make them permanent would be even better</span></span></h1> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> I've read a few articles lately about how the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://taxfoundation.org/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-explained/" target="_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">"Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"</u></a> of 2017 isn't having the desired effect. First, I'd ague that they have had a great effect on the economy, but let's dissect why they aren't looking as good in action as they did on paper. </p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The Trump tax cuts were a big win for big corporations, as well as a big win for all the small corporations that we seem to ignore. The corporate tax rate was reduced from 35% to 22.5%, equaling a reduction of roughly 33% in the tax rate owed by businesses. </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Republicans branded this tax cut as a major win for America. It was going to lead to higher wages, more jobs, and the repatriation of funds and operations back to the good ole U.S. of A. Since the enactment of this law, we've seen <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fourth-quarter-gdp-growth-cut-to-22-from-26-2019-03-28" target="_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">reports</u></a> of 3.9% business investment growth, but as we normally see afterwards, a revised number that sits around 3.1%. In addition to that, wages paid by companies seem to have shown little movement in the process. </p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <blockquote class= "_3jY04 _1J-OE _2XYO_ blog-post-quote-font blog-post-quote-color blog-quote-border-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <div>To me, this logic is simple. If you want to actually see the effects that were advertised by Republican's in the passage of this law, the tax cuts have to be made permanent. </div> </blockquote> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Imagine you are the owner of a business. You run on roughly an 8% net profit margin yearly (<a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "http://www.aei.org/publication/the-public-thinks-the-average-company-makes-a-36-profit-margin-which-is-about-5x-too-high/" target="_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">the average for a Fortune 500 company</u></a>), and now you've seen a 33% reduction in your corporate tax rate. You have a few options: Raise your employees wages, Re-invest money in future innovation, or take the profit and run, among other things. </p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> There's an issue with expecting businesses to raise their wages in response to these cuts; they are temporary. How many times have you expected your wage to go down after your company's profit margin decreased? --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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(AUDIBLOG) Bernie's Green New Deal is Worse tha...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're both gone this week, but here's an audio version of an article from our <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/bernie-sanders-green-new-deal-is-chock-full-of-economic-impossibilities"> website.</a></span></p> <h1 class= "_2NtDR _1X8-e blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color blog-text-color post-title blog-hover-container-element-color _1UFX- blog-post-page-title-font" data-hook="post-title"><span class= "post-title__text blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color"><span class="blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color"> 2 Reasons Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal is Actually Worse for America than Climate Change</span></span></h1> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his plan for a $16.3 trillion spending package dubbed the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://berniesanders.com/issues/the-green-new-deal/" target= "_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">"Green New Deal,"</u></a> blatantly stealing the name of the massive plan laid out earlier in the year by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. </p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> I spent several hours running through this plan line by line today, and arrived at a pretty simple conclusion:</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> If you care about the environment, if you care about the poor, if you care about innovation, or the economic stability of the country, then you must consider the argument that the government is the worst possible entity to accomplish those goals. </p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <strong>How could this be worse than climate change?</strong></p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Climate Change is a prediction of something that <em>could potentially</em> happen. The economic catastrophe created by this plan is a near certainty.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <strong>Bernie's plan calls for a complete replacement of:</strong></p> <ul class="_2PG9L Ryx7c"> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">The power grid</p> </li> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">all fossil fuels</p> </li> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">all automobiles</p> </li> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">all school buses</p> </li> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">all shipping vehicles (semis)</p> </li> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">all gas stations</p> </li> <li class="_1BJwx _208Ie _2Dym_ Dd5y9 _2KQhc _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <p class="_208Ie">and nearly all roads</p> </li> </ul> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Just in case you were wondering, the plan calls for all of this to happen in 10 years.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-tex --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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(AUDIBLOG) The Statue of Liberty Represents the...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> We're out of town for the week, but here's the audio version of an article from our <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/the-statue-of-liberty-stands-for-opportunity-and-a-hand-up-not-a-guaranteed-hand-out"> website.</a> </span></p> <h1 class= "_2NtDR _1X8-e blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color blog-text-color post-title blog-hover-container-element-color _1UFX- blog-post-page-title-font" data-hook="post-title"><span class= "post-title__text blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color"><span class="blog-post-title-font blog-post-title-color"> The Statue of Liberty stands for Opportunity, and a Hand-Up | Not a guaranteed Hand-Out</span></span></h1> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <em>" Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door " -</em> <em>Emma Lazarus</em></p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> This poem, as wonderful as it is, has taken on a new meaning; applied by those on the left that wish to help those in need, by way of higher taxes, and increased wealth redistribution.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The new meaning goes something like this: "<em>Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I will make sure that they are well taken care of by way of increased taxation on the most productive in our society."</em></p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> An NPR host called the original poem the "American Ethos." Although she was referring to the original poem, her meaning was implied in my sarcastic revision.</p> <h2 class= "_3f-vr _208Ie blog-post-header-two-font blog-post-header-two-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> So what does the Statue of Liberty stand for?</h2> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The <a class="_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty" target="_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">Statue of Liberty</u></a> was a gift from the people of France (mostly) to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of our independence from Great Britain.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> I think the most important thing to note in the dedication of the statue was that it celebrated a time that we broke off from a tyrannical Kingdom that was taxing the people to death. "Taxation without representation" was one of the leading rally cries of the American colonies.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Another very important thing to remember is that at the time of the statues dedication, there was no income tax in America. There was no welfare system. A simple fact such as this <em>should</em> easily make the case that in no way does the statue mean --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Liberty is Better for the Poor than Socialism |...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today I did a run through of a presentation we are giving at the Young American's for Liberty convention in Detroit later this month. We highly recommend you visit YALiberty.org to see how you can help the cause.</span></p> <p>My talk is about the psychology behind our political arguments that we all have on a daily basis. We often find ourselves feeling as though we are beating our heads against a brick wall, and that may in fact be what we are doing. </p> <p>We've all got different personalities. Some of us react more to sensitive and emotional arguments, and some of us react to logic-based objective arguments. The fact is, most of the country reacts to the emotional side of an argument. My goal is to think about how we as Libertarians can learn to tailor our topics to fit the mindset of <strong><em>normal</em></strong> people. It can be hard to do, but I believe that in doing this we can find a way to get others to consider our viewpoints. </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Trump Gets Tough on China | The Values of a Tra...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></span></p> <p>Today on the podcast I talked about the ongoing trade war with China. As a libertarian/free market podcast, we cannot support tariffs on goods and services from other countries. </p> <p>However, I do believe that there are good reasons behind the actions taken on China. Those actions are when it involves Intellectual Property stolen from American companies. If the government has one job, it's to protect property, and to me that does extend to intellectual property. </p> <p>Let me ask the question. If President Obama said "I hereby order private American companies to..." What would have been your reaction? Mine is the same when it comes from Trump, as if it would have been if it came from Obama. Can you say the same?</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Billionaires are a good thing. Profit is a good...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today I talked about my recent mistake of combing through Reddit for posts about the death of David Koch. What I found was truly disturbing. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What does it mean as a society that we've got so many people that are willing to relish in the news of a billionaires passing?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are we heading down the same terrible path that lead to the destruction of Russia, and Germany in the early 1900's? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Listen to the episode and tell me what you think. I think there's a way out, but it's not going to be easy, for any of us. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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A Voice for Liberty: Libertarian Candidate Vick...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p>Today we interviewed State Representative candidate Vicky Rose. Vicky is running on the Libertarian Party ticket against an intrenched incumbent in District 37 of Mississippi. </p> <p>We originally met Vicky at the Young Americans for Liberty convention in Memphis, TN, and after listening to this interview you'll see why she made a great impression. </p> <p>On the podcast we discuss her proposals for change in everything involving national & state policies on education, your right to bear arms, criminal justice reform, tax policy, as well as many other issues facing the people of her district. </p> <p>Running against an incumbent can be hard, but she's up for the task. Like all political campaigns, this one needs your support in order to get the message out to her constituents. We've included a link to Vicky's  website, where she spotlights her policy proposals, and is asking for your donation to get out the vote. Please consider a $5, $10, $20, donation to help with ads for her campaign. </p> <p>www.voteforvicky.com</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Why don't Socialists put their own money where ...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p>Today I talked about the Obama's purchasing of a $15 million estate on Martha's Vineyard. I'm all for successful people buying the lavish things that they want, but is it the same when it's someone who spends their time talking negatively about others that do the same? </p> <p>Leonardo Dicaprio has put $5 million into a fund to help combat the wildfires in the Amazon Rainforest. This is a great example of those on the ideological left practicing what they preach. If only all of them did it, we might be living in a completely different society. </p> <p>Speaking of famous actors, why is it that when we hear of an actor like George Clooney making $235 million in 2018, we don't look at it in the same negative light as say the CEO of Walmart? Why is it when Taylor Swift makes a million dollars at a show, we don't compare her hourly wage to those that setup the stage lights or the sound? How did we shift into this weird hypocritical view of money making in our society? </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie Sanders' "Green New Deal" is full of eco...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p>Today on the show we talked about a murder trial from the '90's down in Texas that end with an execution last week. Needless to say, the prosecution brought questionable evidence, and the convicted murderer spoke of his innocence until his final words.</p> <p>If the government is inefficient, corrupt, and all to powerful, should we still allow the death penalty? We try to answer this difficult question on the first half of the podcast.</p> <p><strong>Bernie Sanders' "Green New Deal"</strong></p> <p>Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his plan for a $16.3 trillion spending package dubbed the "Green New Deal," blatantly stealing the name of the massive plan laid out earlier in the year by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. </p> <p>I spent several hours running through this plan line by line today, and arrived at a pretty simple conclusion:</p> <p>If you care about the environment, if you care about the poor, if you care about innovation, or the economic stability of the country, then you must consider the argument that the government is the worst possible entity to accomplish those goals. </p> <p>Bernie's plan calls for a complete replacement of:</p> <ul> <li>The power grid</li> <li>all automobiles</li> <li>all school buses</li> <li>all shipping vehicles (semis)</li> <li>all gas stations</li> <li>and nearly all roads</li> </ul> <p>It also promises to create 20 million new "high-paying" jobs, and eliminate unemployment. In the elimination of unemployment, it suggests that the need for a welfare state will dissipate, since everyone will have a high paying job. Of course, that's a high-paying job paid for with tax dollars, something that will first have to be stolen from the economy. </p> <p>Let me be clear. It is probably a bad thing to remove carbon from the ground, and place it into the air. Im not refuting that suggestion, but I will question the idea that we are nearing a "climate catastrophe." I'll also question the idea that this is purely man-made (can we call sexism on that term?), and that anything the United States does can have any effect on the situation.</p> <p>This plan seizes control of the entire energy sector, and promises to remove "greed" from the equation by leaving all power to be supplied by publicly owned companies. If Bernie has a room full of angels waiting to take the reins, I suggest he disperse them elsewhere immediately. </p> <p>This comes down to one question: <strong>Who is more effective at innovation, and efficiency- private entities, or the government?</strong></p> <p>I could use the example of NASA vs. SpaceX. Through 60 years of innovation, NASA was able to get the cost of sending a satellite to space down to $600 million. To ad to that fact, they were producing new rockets with each launch. In 10 years, Elon Musk and SpaceX were able to reduce the cost of sending things into space down to $60 million. A tenth of the price if you don't have your calculator handy. In addition to that, they developed a way to fly the rockets back to the launch pad to save money. That wasn't enough.. They then produced a drone ship that would become a mobile landing pad for the rockets, since due to the arch of the launch and the rotation of the earth the rocket would be re-entering over water, and boat fuel is cheaper than rocket fuel. </p> <p>Think what you may about profit, but the motive for profit saves us money. Take into consideration the fact that in the Russians heyday, an automobile cost 3x as much to produce in the Soviet Union, even though profit was illegal. Remember, Henry Ford didn't invent the automobile. He simply found a way to mass produce it in a way t --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Here's Why the Tump Tax Cuts Might Not be Havin...
<p>Hey everyone!</p> <p> First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> link. </a></p> <p>I've read a few articles lately about how the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 isn't having the desired effect. First, I'd ague that they have had a great effect on the economy, but let's dissect why they aren't looking as good in action as they did on paper. </p> <p>The Trump tax cuts were a big win for big corporations, as well as a big win for all the small corporations that we seem to ignore. The corporate tax rate was reduced from 35% to 22.5%, equaling a reduction of roughly 33% in the tax rate owed by businesses. </p> <p>Republicans branded this tax cut as a major win for America. It was going to lead to higher wages, more jobs, and the repatriation of funds and operations back to the good ole U.S. of A. Since the enactment of this law, we've seen reports of 3.5% GDP growth, but as we normally see afterwards, a revised number that sits around 2.8%. In addition to that, wages paid by companies seem to have shown little movement in the process. </p> <p>To me, this logic is simple. If you want to actually see the effects that were advertised by Republican's in the passage of this law, the tax cuts have to be made permanent. </p> <p>Imagine you are the owner of a business. You run on roughly an 8% net profit margin yearly (the average for a Fortune 500 company), and now you've seen a 33% reduction in your corporate tax rate. You have a few options: Raise your employees wages, Re-invest money in future innovation, or take the profit and run, among other things. </p> <p>There's an issue with expecting businesses to raise their wages in response to these cuts; they are temporary. How many times have you expected your wage to go down after your company's profit margin decreased? Probably never. How many times have you expected your pay to go up if the profit margins increased? Probably always. </p> <p>What the big corporations did was a mixture of those previous three options from above. </p> <p>Many corporations did raise wages in response to the tax cuts. Walmart comes to mind, who raised their minimum wage to $11 an hour for all employees. The bulk of the increased compensation came from bonuses paid to employees. </p> <p>Why would a business opt for a bonus, instead of a raise in their employee's wages? </p> <p>Simple. Yes they have the money for the increased wages now, but they know the tax cuts aren't going to last, and we all know that employees aren't going to be okay with a reduction in their wages when future President Kamala Harris raises the corporate tax rate to 70%. Therefore, they give out a bonus, en lieu of a pay raise. </p> <p>In addition to the missed increase in wages, we've also seen less "repatriation" and less increases in business investment. </p> <p>Why wouldn't the corporations opt for more repatriation and more investment?</p> <p>Once again, the answer is simple. Contrary to popular opinion, people who run businesses are pretty smart. They hear the rhetoric spewed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Etc. </p> <p>It takes years to open a new facility, repatriate money, move plants, or any of the things people are waiting for them to do. If your time horizon is more than five years, would you trust that the business climate will be the same in five years as it is right now? No</p> <p>If you want these corporations to actually make investments in the U.S., to actually raise wages, or actually move their offshore accounts back to Bank of America, then you need to make the tax cuts permanent. Bottom Line. </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libert --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The hypocrisy of flying your private jet around...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p>Hello, Friends. On today's podcast we talked about the hypocritical nature of flying around the world in a private jet to talk about the dangers of Climate Change. </p> <p>Prince Harry is taking flak for flying thousands of miles in his own private jet, only to arrive and tell others about the evils of carbon emissions. When will those who support a cause actually start practicing what they preach? Apparently they expect everyone else to make sacrifices that they themselves are not willing to make. </p> <p>Listen to today's episode for all the details!</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.goodmorningliberty.us</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit</span> <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.BernieLies.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our</span> <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etsy store.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Liberty, </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie & Nate</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and the hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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ANTIFA are Domestic Terrorists | Fighting Viole...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everyone!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this</span> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">link. </span></a></p> <p>Today we discussed this weekend's clash between members of ANTIFA and member of the "Proud Boys." </p> <p>Antifa claims to stand against Fascism, but they stand against that fascism with the use of violent Communism. Throughout history, neither of those ideologies have been beneficial for the ordinary individual. </p> <p>It's time for law enforcement in Portland, OR to step up and arrest these people. We fully support your right to protest, but if you are removing rights from others, then you need to be subjected to the full extend of the law. If government has one job, it's to make sure that we are all safe, and it's clear innocent bystanders in Portland are not safe. </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>We also discussed our local high school back home in Illinois, and their decision to subject students to random drug screenings. </strong></span></p> <p>The administration of Vienna High School has announced plans to conduct randomized drug screenings on their student body. The plan will assign a number to each student, and randomly draw numbers throughout the year. Let me first say that we absolutely agree that teenagers should not be doing drugs, and we appreciate the intent behind this new policy. </p> <p>However, these drug screenings should not be mandatory. Meaning, the students' parents should have the right to opt their children out of the program. As of right now, "consent" will be considered as participation in extra-curricular activities, or driving your own vehicle to school. </p> <p>The implied consent by participation in extra-curricular activities is closer to agreeable in my book, being that it is your choice to join or not join those activities. On the contrast, implied consent by way of "you drive your car to school" is further out of bounds, considering the fact that you are faced to attend the school. Were this a private school implementing the policy, I would be 100% on board, since you chose to attend that school. </p> <p>There's a fine line being treaded with this policy. On one hand, it's morally defendable that this policy be included in your child's schooling, but on the other, it's removing your right as a parent to consent to your child being swabbed, or to their urine being collected by school officials. </p> <p>To me, it's not obvious that this policy will have the desired effect. When I was in high school, it was considered "cool" to break the rules. Any seemingly arbitrary rule was a target for rebellion among the students. Your "cool" points were likely to go up if you found ways around them, potentially leading to a higher social status. Sometimes, we broke rules that we would have not otherwise broken, if they weren't rules. </p> <p>I would be slightly worried of an adverse effect from this new policy. That is, the possibility that students will attempt to break this rule, when they might not otherwise have participated in the dangerous acts in the first place. </p> <p><strong>Responsibility</strong></p> <p>We talk a lot about responsibility on our podcast. In our eyes, the refusal to accept responsibility in all facets of life has lead to the societal situations we see playing out in politics right now. </p> <p>When do the responsibilities of the parents end, and the responsibilities of the schools begin? In my eyes, this is yet another attempt to remove parental responsibilities from parents, and place them on arbitrary rules set by government (the school). </p> <p>If I were a parent, I would sign a consent for if given the opportunity by my child's school. That however does not mean that I believe all the other children should be forced to do so.</p> <p>Drug testing kits ca --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Week in review. Stock Market | Gun Control | De...
<p>Hey everyone!</p> <p> </p> <p>First off, please subscribe to the show by clicking this <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> link. </a></p> <p> </p> <p>Today we talked about the stock market, and this weeks "inverted yield curve." What the heck does that even mean, and why should it matter to you?</p> <p>We'll recap the various calls for more gun control this week by those on the left, and the right. Is there any hope for the 2nd Amendment?</p> <p>The election is over a year away, but the campaigns are in full swing. Which Democratic candidate will come out on top?</p> <p>Thanks for listening, and thanks for sharing the show. </p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more great articles on politics, economics, and Libertarian ideology.</p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.BernieLies.com">www.BernieLies.com</a> if you want to read specifically about the many lies told by one of America's greatest manipulators. </p> <p>Get your own "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt on our <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">Etsy store.</a></p> <p>In Liberty, </p> <p>Charlie & Nate</p> <p> </p> <p>P.S. We can do this. Keep forging on through the disheartening news, and hate-filled rhetoric. We're here to #MakeLibertyWin</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Democrats wasted no time using the Philadelphia...
<p><a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> Subscribe to the podcast! </a></p> <p> </p> <p>Today on the show we discuss last nights police shooting in Philadelphia. Six officers were shot in a drug bust gone wrong, and democrats wasted no time using this as a call for gun control. </p> <p>The used it as a call for gun control, even though the police were raiding this guys house because he was selling drugs- something that's been illegal for decades. </p> <p>That's ironic. "We should make guns illegal so this doesn't happen, but yet drugs are illegal and this guy was a known drug dealer."</p> <p>On top of that, he had multiple convictions. He wasn't even legally allowed to own a gun!</p> <p><a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> Listen to the podcast</a> to get the full take on the left's ongoing push for more gun laws. </p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.goodorningliberty.us">www.goodorningliberty.us</a> for articles debunking socialism, and promoting capitalism. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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No, the Statue of Liberty does not mean everyon...
<p>Hey folks! Today's podcast episode had to do with the Statue of Liberty. I wanted to talk about this in light of recent discussions on the poem used in front of the statue, and the idea that we are supposed to take care of people in need. </p> <p>Of course we are supposed to take care of people in need, but I think the government taking money from those who have it and giving it to those that don't is very different. At the time the Statue was placed, we did not have a welfare system in the United States, so it literally can't mean that. </p> <p> </p> <p>Listen to the episode, and give it a share!</p> <p>visit <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more articles on Liberty, Economics, and Politics. </p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks, </p> <p>Nate</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Illinois is forcing high school seniors to appl...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Illinois doesn't get a lot of things right. Their population is rapidly decreasing, their taxes are rapidly increasing. Their pension is severely underfunded, and they're slowly but surely filling up federal prisons with former governors.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Of all the mistakes they routinely make, it's clear they always execute one thing properly: really terrible economic decisions. The new law that takes effect for the 2020-2021 school year fits right in with what seems to be an ongoing theme in Illinois- make prices artificially high.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://herald-review.com/news/local/education/new-law-signed-by-pritzker-in-decatur-requires-high-school/article_b2b80848-e74d-5495-bc08-8c67d0e1e8ad.html" target="_top" rel="noopener"><u class="sDZYg">new law</u></a> requiring high school seniors to fill out a <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa" target="_top" rel= "noopener"><u class="sDZYg">FAFSA</u></a> application before being allowed to graduate high school. That is, they are no required to apply for college financial aid to be able to graduate. Proponents of the law say that this is a great way to encourage students to pursue higher education after high school. My own opinion is that it's a way to encourage students to go into debt, and a great way to keep prices high on college tuition.</p> <h2 class= "_3f-vr _208Ie blog-post-header-two-font blog-post-header-two-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Why is this a bad thing?</h2> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The other basic economic incentives this creates are also pretty cut and dry. The more money you make artificially available for a product, they higher price that product will have. Laws like this artificially increase demand, and they make use of money that would not otherwise be available in a free market. In addition, financial aid is not guaranteed to cover the entire cost of college. Therefore, many people who can least afford it, are likely to be going into debt when they otherwise would not have.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/illinois-is-doing-its-part-to-grow-the-student-debt-bubble-fafsa-now-required-to-leave-high-school"> Read the rest of the article</a></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">Visit our merch store</a></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> Subscribe to the podcast</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Republicans are considering more "Red Flag" law...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> This weekend, I spent some time reading through Senator Marco Rubio's bill to create a Federal "Red Flag" law.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The "Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019," opens the door to massive intrusion into our natural rights as human beings to defend ourselves; whether it be against a home invader, or (as the founding fathers intended), a tyrannical government.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Rubio's bill establishes "a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and multi-jurisdictional behavioral threat assessment and management process on a Federal, State, local, and Tribal level."</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Here's the idea- We've seen far too many mass-shootings in recent years across the United States. Some of these mass shootings, a very small amount, could have perhaps been prevented. Shooters like the individual in Parkland, and recently the individual in El Paso, showed some signs of potential violent threats on innocent members of the public. The aim of a "Red Flag" law is to take these possibilities for violence into consideration, and consider confiscating all firearms from those individuals, or ban them from purchasing any firearms for an indefinite future.</p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/republican-support-for-red-flags-show-a-bigger-problem-both-sides-want-more-government-power"> Read the rest of the article</a> at <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Pick up a "Shall Not Be Infringed" T-shirt at this <a href= "http://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">link.</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Should Trump pardon Rod Blagojevich? | Do we ne...
<p>What's up everyone? Today is Ask Me Anything Friday! We took questions and topic suggestions from our social media audience to discuss on today's show. </p> <p>We covered:</p> <p>Trump considering the pardon of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.</p> <p>How leaving the gold standard has affected your life though inflation and devaluation of our money.</p> <p>Are we in the "End Times?"</p> <p>NPR ran a story suggesting that rivers be given the same rights as human beings..</p> <p>Thanks for listening! Have a great weekend. </p> <p>Grab your own "Bernie Lies" t-shirt from our <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store!</a></p> <p><a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> Subscribe to the podcast. </a></p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.BernieLies.com">www.BernieLies.com</a> for more great articles on these topics. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Hannity made De Blasio put Socialism on display...
<p>Last night New York Mayor Bill De Blasio did an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. There aren't many ways to describe it, other than this- It was absolutely disgusting. </p> <p>De Blasio defended his plans for gun control, higher taxes, "meatless Mondays," and battling climate change. </p> <p>Here are the notes from our podcast <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> episode. </a></p> <p><strong>Gun Rights</strong></p> <p>It's pretty clear that De Blasio does not think you have a right to defend yourself. Hannity pressed him several times on that issue, and he had a tough time answering the question. What he did say is that you have a right to be "safe." </p> <p>What does it mean to have a right to be "safe?" </p> <p>This is absolutely no knock on law enforcement, but they rarely keep you safe from home invasions. Actually, it would be near impossible for them to do so. The simple question needs to be asked.. If someone breaks into your house, do you have the right to defend yourself? De Blasio's answer on this question is an obvious "no." </p> <p><strong>CEO Pay</strong></p> <p>The "left" often uses CEO pay when talking about the failures of our free market system.</p> <p>What is the point in making this comparison? "The CEO makes 1-2-400X more than the average worker."</p> <p>The point of this statement is to insinuate that people are struggling in todays society because of Greed. If the CEO wasn't making so much money, the workers at the company would be able to be paid more, right?</p> <p>Wrong. Let's take one of the most hated CEO's in the world, Doug McMillon (WALMART), for example. He makes $22 million per year. Workers at Walmart start out at $11 per hour. Walmart has 2.2 million employees. Each employee is paying $10 per year to the CEO. In hours? That's roughly $.01 per hour worked (at 25 hours per week on average).</p> <p>So what if we decide to pay the CEO the same as everyone else in the company? If they are all at $11 per hour, evening out the payment between everyone would raise their pay to...wait for it...$11.01 per hour. </p> <p>CEO pay is a non-issue, no matter how unfair it may seem. It is absolutely not a factor when discussing the pay of the average employees.</p> <p><strong>We need to go back to the 1950's tax rates</strong></p> <p>Ah, the good ole days. It is true that in the 1950's, the top marginal tax rate was 91%. That rate was on income above the $200,000 mark ($2 Million in todays money). </p> <p><a href= "https://taxfoundation.org/taxes-on-the-rich-1950s-not-high/">The catch? Only 10,000 households</a> qualified for that tax. In the 1950's, the effective tax rate was actually only 42%. Today it's 37%, with a MUCH lower marginal rate. Meaning that the top tax rate does not matter. Most of the rich are rich because they are smart. They'll find a way to get around it. They are smarter than the government, a low bar, indeed. </p> <p>The "rich" 1% are still paying nearly half of all the taxes in the US. Yes, even though they only account for 1% of the workers, they pay half the taxes. That number, by the way, has gone up- not down, since the lowering of the tax rates.</p> <p><strong>"You didn't build that."</strong></p> <p>Perhaps the most infuriating part of De Blasio's interview with Hannity came at the 16:00 mark, when he stated that the workers are the ones that created the wealth, not the business owner. </p> <p>This is pure socialism, and it's absolutely wrong. </p> <p>If you'd like, trace back the origins of any business. Did it start by 600,000 people banding together, pooling their resources, to form Amazon.com? No, it started with Jeff Bezos packing books into boxes on his floor in his house. </p> <p>The workers have a job because the owner started the business. Risked the capital. Put in 100 hours a week for years on end while only losing money in the process. </p> <p>If socialists want to start a business, they are absolutely free to do --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Bernie Sanders interviewed for one hour on Joe ...
<p>Listen to the podcast at this <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> link</a>, or view the article on our website <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p>Yesterday, Bernie Sanders gave an interview on the very popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. After suffering through 31 minutes of the interview, we pinpointed 9 grossly manipulative statistics commonly spewed by B.S.</p> <p><strong>1. "Healthcare is a yuman right"</strong></p> <p>People need proper healthcare, don't get us wrong. With that in mind, can you say that healthcare is a "right?" </p> <p>What does it mean to have a right to something? You have a right to life, right? But that only means that you have a right to not have that life taken from you by an outside actor. The right to life does not mean that you have the right to force a doctor to perform a service for you. You would think that the right to life would mean that you also have a right to food(considering 100% of the population would die without food). Do you have a right to food? No. Don't believe me? Try going into your local grocery store, filling up your cart, and then leaving. Better yet, go to your local farmers land, and pick any amount of food you need. Then leave. </p> <p>You have the right to not be killed, but you do not have the right to force a service provider to perform a service for you. It is a basic principle that you cannot have a "right" to someone else time. That's called slavery.</p> <p><strong>2. "Canada's healthcare costs are half as much as the United States"</strong></p> <p>It is true that their total "costs" reported per capita is half. But what is behind the costs that are reported? In the US it is common place to receive a bill for $25,000 from just the surgeon on a medical procedure. Who pays that $25k? No one. In reality, the hospital or the surgeon are going to write a large portion of that expense off. If it isn't written off, they must have received a payment from the insurance company, but the insurance has a "contractual adjustment" on that bill- meaning they don't pay the full amount. </p> <p>The problem? That $25k is the price used in Bernie's statistic. In reality, total out of pocket costs for healthcare in 2017 was $318 billion. Far less than the $3.5 trillion statistic used by do-gooder politicians. </p> <p>Healthcare is too expensive, but experience has shown us that US government is not the entity to resort to if you want to decrease the cost of something. </p> <p><strong>3. His fight is stifled because lobbyists for drug companies are spreading misinformation.</strong></p> <p>No. The bulk of people disagree with Bernie's plan because we all have access to a calculator on our phones. </p> <p><strong>4. Costs are up because of profit- last year the top 10 drug companies made $69 billion. </strong></p> <p>Blaming "profit" for higher costs is a long-time go to for socialists/marxists.</p> <p>"Bloodsuckers, vampires, plunderers of the people and profiteers who fatten on famine." Vladamir Lenin prior to killing upwards of one million "Kulaks" in 1920's Russia. </p> <p>The $69 billion in profit made by the drug companies sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but it is absolutely nothing in relation to the cost of healthcare. If you were going to use the $3.5 trillion number used by Bernie sanders, then the profit of the drug companies represents .00001 of the cost in healthcare. 1/10,000th of the cost. Literally Elizabeth Warren is more Native American than drug companies' profit is a portion of healthcare costs. That's $197 for each person in the US last year. People are not struggling because the drug companies made $197 in profit from their drugs. In relation, you probably pay $130 per year just for Netflix. </p> <p><strong>5. Medicare has been a success, and people love it. </strong></p> <p>If you look at a graph of healthcare expenditures year over year, you'll see the price line skyrocket --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Our society has a problem, and it isn't guns | ...
<p>Today we talk about the mass shootings that took place in Dayton, OH, and El Paso, TX over the weekend. Guns have once again taken center stage, and the government like always has a "solution" for every problem- You just need to give them more control. </p> <p>We go over the problems in society from depression, hate, divisiveness, and a lack of personal responsibility. </p> <p>Read our article debunking the 10 most common gun control proposals at this <a href= "https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/post/fact-check-the-10-most-common-gun-control-proposals-have-absolutely-no-chance-of-working?fbclid=IwAR2Bxvsw6dBZUz9_4iR4YHXhtk64hQiPJPy6FgfzTBAbSeYrPvURiw8RD64"> link. </a></p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast at this <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-morning-liberty/id1312689810"> link</a></p> <p>Visit our "Bernie Lies" merch store at this <a href= "http://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">link.</a> </p> <p>Share the show, and we'll see you again tomorrow. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Does Liberty Have a Chance? | Dustin Sendejas j...
<p>Hey folks! Today we talked with our longtime friend Dustin Sendejas about his time in the music industry, and his ideas on where we are as a country in general. </p> <p> </p> <p>Find Dustin's group "Little Ghost" on <a href= "https://music.apple.com/us/artist/little-ghost/1445080474">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/album/57yqxLjD0fKI7y9SXZa12E?si=V7iaooPaQoa776dg83NQVA"> Spotify</a>, or any other music streaming app of your preference. </p> <p> </p> <p>Grab some BernieLies.com merch on our <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty?ref=l2-shop-info-avatar&listing_id=711865518"> Etsy store</a>!</p> <p>As always, <a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">subscribe</a> to the podcast, and check out <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more content. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The Gender Pay Gap Myth | We separate fact from...
<h3 class= "_3tkn1 _208Ie blog-post-header-three-font blog-post-header-three-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The Gender Pay Gap</h3> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> During the debate, the question about how we address the perceived gap in wages between men and women went to Kamala Harris. She went on to state the statistic that we've all heard before, and that we've likely seen discredited several times. "Women are paid $.80 on the dollar. Black women $.61, Native American women $.58, Latina women $.53. These are common statistics used by many on the left to show that discrimination by men is alive and well in the United States. The only problem is - they are completely misrepresented statistics.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Let me be clear, I am not arguing that on the whole women are making the same money as men. In fact, if you look at those numbers speaking on total earnings by men, and total earnings by women, they are probably true. The problem is that those statistics are being used by politicians to make the case that men are still dominantly discriminating against their female counterparts. In truth, that isn't what those statistics show at all.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> What those statistics show is that when one gender tends to gravitate towards lower paying fields, that gender will be correctly represented as making a lower amount of money. That statement my be inconvenient, but it is not evidence that our society is a male dominated discriminatory patriarchy. It <em>is</em> evidence that if more women go into lower paying fields such as teaching or social work, and more men go into fields like Information Technology or Engineering, men are likely to have higher average earnings.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <h3 class= "_3tkn1 _208Ie blog-post-header-three-font blog-post-header-three-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Differences in career choices</h3> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> To take an honest look at whether or not discrimination is a remaining factor, we must first separate the variables in the equation. One of those variables is career choice. It is not enough to simply say "women make less than men" without considering the different occupations each of the respective genders gravitate towards. Would it make sense to say that "Social Workers make less than Chemical Engineers, therefore we have evidence that there is rampant gender discrimination in the US..?" No, it sure wouldn't, yet that's what politicians are basically saying. I'm not saying that women don't go into engineering, and men don't go into social work, but the data are certainly clear that there are differences in the career choices made by each gender by en-large.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Let's look at a study from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which measured median pay for the 15 majors most highly dominated by each gender. </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </p> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-co --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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The second Democratic Debate Part 1 | Don't wor...
<p>Last night's Democratic Presidential Debate was more of the same. You hold no responsibility for the consequences of your life decisions. </p> <p>Bernie wants to raise taxes for "Medicare for All," but Elizabeth Warren refuses to say the words "raise taxes..." Unless she was talking about the evil billionaires and corporations. Why was she singling out billionaires? Because of course, she's a multi-millionaire. </p> <p>We'll talk about Bernie, Warren, and Delaney's spar over Medicare for All vs Mo-Bamacare. </p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast at this <a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">link.</a></p> <p>Grab your "Bernie Lies" T-Shirt at the new <a href= "https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodmorningliberty">merch store!</a></p> <p>Visit www.BernieLies.com for great articles </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Tennessee mom charged with murder after prematu...
<p>Today we discuss our take on this story out of Chattanooga, TN</p> <p> </p> <p>View the full story at this <a href= "https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/07/29/tiffany-marie-roberts-chattanooga-tn-pregnancy-murder-charges/1835640001/"> link.</a></p> <p>A woman has been charged after going into labor prematurely while high on ecstasy. The twins died shortly after birth with drugs in their system.</p> <p>This story highlights the subjective principles in the abortion debate. Tennessee has a law superseding the US Supreme Court when defining "fetus viability." TN defining at 23 weeks, and the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade defining viability at 26 weeks. </p> <p>In addition to the legal standards, we have the moral principle in killing an unborn child. The situation gets muddied up when you realize that <span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><em>if</em></span> this woman had gone to Planned Parenthood that morning to have an abortion, and <em>then</em> went out to party, she presumably would not be charged with murder - Even though the same end-result would be the case (the death of two unborn children). </p> <p><a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe</a> to the podcast, and tell a friend!</p> <p>Read more at <a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Rand Paul and Mike Lee were right to delay the ...
<p>Yesterday Rand Paul and Mike Lee forced a bill delay on the <a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/?utm_term=.d354189bc9f3">9/11 First Responders bill</a>. This bill allowed an unlimited amount of funding for 9/11 first responders and their families for the next 72 years. </p> <p>The media, left wing, and right wing, have portrayed this as a blocking of the bill. They have portrayed this as stopping money from going out to the responders themselves.</p> <p>The Problem?</p> <p>That isn't true at all. What Rand Paul did, as he did with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was force a vote on and amendment adding something called a "Pay For" into the bill. </p> <p>What most people don't know is that originally, there was something called a "Pay-Go" provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That meant that the next step following the tax cuts was to cut spending in the budget to meet a potential reduction in income. </p> <p>Speaking of a reduction in income, the tax revenue as a percentage of the Federal tax receipts <a href= "https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2018/06/movement-of-the-federal-tax-receipt-front/?utm_source=series_page&utm_medium=related_content&utm_term=related_resources&utm_campaign=fredblog"> has increased</a> since the passage of the tax cut. That's right, they cut taxes and are taking in more money. </p> <p>Rand Paul himself said in an interview with Neil Cavuto, that the 9/11 bill will still come to a vote next week, and it will pass. All he asked was to add an amendment to the bill saying that the money needed to come from another part of the Governments +$4,200,000,000,000 budget. </p> <p>He named ceasing funding for a study that is studying the sex habits of Japanese Quail while high on cocaine. He suggested we cease funding for a study that looks at whether or not you are likely to eat something off of a buffet when you've seen the person in front of you sneeze on the food. </p> <p>I would suggest we look at taking the billions in foreign aid we give to countries like Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, etc., and reallocate that to the 9/11 First Responders Fund. </p> <p>Is the media uproar over Paul and Lee's principled stand just a convenient continuation of rhetoric stating that Republican's are evil? </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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Wealth redistribution (not racism), is the reas...
<p>Today I gave my views on the current immigration crisis. Regardless of what has been played in the news, I do not believe that Republicans are against illegal immigration because they inherently hate brown people. </p> <p>My firm belief is that it is the Income Tax that is the major hold up for a viable solution on immigration. The very fact that someone can come here, and receive services that are paid for with someone else money, is the reason that most people have big problems with illegal immigrants. </p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to the podcast!</p> <p>visit <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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AudiBlog: Want to solve the student debt crisis...
<p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The student loan debt crisis might be the biggest problem facing our nation in the years to come. The total debt sits around $1.6 trillion right now. Several politicians, including Senator Bernie Sanders, have proposed plans to "cancel" student debt, and make all college tuition free.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> There are a couple things we need to get out of the way. First off, the government has been involved in the subsidization of student loans since 1958, with the passage of the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#cite_note-43" target="_top" rel="noopener">National Defense Education Act</a>. At that time, the governments involvement was limited to college degrees including science, technology, math, or engineering. It should come as no surprise that it only took 7 years for the feds to decide they needed more than just control over the STEM fields.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> In 1965, they passed the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#cite_note-43" target="_top" rel="noopener">Higher Education Act.</a> The stated goal of the HEA was to promote "greater social mobility". The HEA has been the doorway to the federal government's full involvement in college education. At that time, they were able to start subsidizing or guaranteeing <strong><em>all</em></strong> student loans.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> The cost of college began to rise with the involvement of government subsidies, as we've seen in most other industries (look at a graph of medical costs following the passage of Medicare). As you would read in <em>Basic Economics</em> by Thomas Sowell, the artificial demand created by government stimulus resulted in a shortage of supply, leading to higher prices. Your high school economics lessons will teach you that creating a virtually unlimited demand will cause higher prices 100% of the time.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> Although the cost of degrees were already on the rise, the greatest acceleration happened in 2010, when the government completely took over the student loan process with the <a class= "_2qJYG blog-link-hashtag-color _3sz0l" href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#cite_note-43" target="_top" rel="noopener">Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act</a>. That title definitely hits the top 10 most "Ironic Congressional Act" titles in my book. It's right up the with the "Affordable Care Act," and "No Child Left Behind." Up to this point, private institutions were still involved in the lending process, but all loans given by private lenders were guaranteed by the US Government. The housing market crisis comes to mind with that last statement.</p> <div class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_">  </div> <p class= "XzvDs _208Ie _2Dym_ blog-post-text-font blog-post-text-color _2p1aK _2R0Lu _2Dym_"> In the graphs below, you'll see the massive spike in student loan debt, corresponding with the 2010 year mark- the first year private institutions had been removed from the student loan ma --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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A study shows Firefighters are the most satisfi...
<p>Hey folks! </p> <p>Charlie is gone again today, but I wanted to share my thoughts on a <a href= "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-17/which-jobs-make-people-the-happiest-in-america"> study released by Bloomberg</a> today, showing that Firefighters are the most satisfied people in the US when it comes to their job. </p> <p>There are ways for you to find "happiness" or meaning with your career, without taking the choice to become a firefighter. I'll run through a few of those, and hopefully you can find out that whatever it is you are doing, it is very important to society. </p> <p>I eventually spent the last 10 minutes talking about the idea of "Scandinavian style Socialism" being suitable for the USA, so don't miss that part. </p> <p><a href= "https://www.thebigfreedomshow.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe</a> to the show so you don't miss any new episodes!</p> <p>Visit <a href= "http://www.bernielies.com">www.bernielies.com</a> or</p> <p><a href= "http://www.goodmorningliberty.us">www.goodmorningliberty.us</a> for more articles!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/goodmorningliberty/support</a>
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