Good Morning Liberty

Nate & Chuck have been friends for nearly 20 years. After traveling the world separately as musicians, they've now joined forces to bring you daily news explained through the libertarian philosophies taught by Rand, Friedman, Sowell, Mises, & Hayek.

Audio Blog: The CEO's pay has absolutely no eff...
Take Walmart for example.. Bernie Sanders routinely points out the fact that the CEO of Walmart makes $22.9 million per year, and the Walmart employees are paid "starvation wages." The argument is that "if they can afford to pay Doug McMillan $22,900,000 per year, they can afford to pay their workers $15 an hour." --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Is Trump good for liberty, or bad for liberty? ...
President Trump says he's seriously considering a ban on suppressors, while also signing "Right to try." We'll look deep into Trump, and whether he is a positive or negative force for individual liberty,  We also take another look at Socialism, and it's many failures throughout history. Nate asks Charlie the question, "If you had a time-machine, would you go back to the day Hitler was born, or the day Stalin was born?" Check out or --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Audio Blog: Bernie Sanders continues to mislead...
We‘ll be clear about what the lies are in these statements, but first, the truths.   Yes, the entire Walton family is worth around $175 billion. That net worth will get them inside the top 20 of the richest people to ever exist. Let’s not forget that in today’s money, John D Rockefeller was worth twice as much just by himself. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Is the world really as bad as we think? Also, N...
In todays episode we discuss how we've been lead to perceive the world around us as falling apart, when in actuality its not as bad as we think.  We also discuss the openness in considering other view points. Nate woke up with a moment of weakness and contemplated if we really do need to move towards Socialism. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Audio Blog: State of Illinois Passes Massive Ga...
Illinois residents are at a massive disadvantage to their nearby neighbors, and it's only getting worse. I'm not going to go into all the issues facing the "Land of Lincoln," but we'll definitely get into that at another time in the future. The basic economics of the situation imply that people will continue to find the best and most efficient use for their dollar. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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AudioBlog: Every Day Brings New Proof that Soci...
Audio version of the article from The classic view of socialism is "worker owned" means of production. I've seen people suggest this as a solution for most big companies. I've seen things like "They don't need executives," or "If the workers owned the business it wouldn't be this way.." Here's my honest reply to that ideology. Okay. Good. Then do it. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Joe Rogan's AI Joins for a Chat on Abortion, Ch...
In today's episode we bring in an AI version of Joe Rogan to show you just how scary AI is getting. A detailed trip down the abortion debate follows along with a great talk on Libertarian vs. Religious principles. Subscribe, and tell a friend! --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Moving Forward - Which Political Party Follows ...
This is our first episode back in a while! Thank you for listening. We've done an overview of politics in America- focusing on how we can all do better when interacting when we talk politics and voice disagreements.  If you find this information valuable, please subscribe and tell a friend! Read our articles focused on rational and logical arguments against today's economics, and politics. --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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Audio Blog: The Absurdity of Bernie Sanders Usi...
<p>This is our audio blog series where we record the below written article for your easy listening.</p> <p><a href= ""></a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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029: Taxation is a Prison. Is it Unfair to Buy ...
<p>What’s up freedom lovers? Thanks once again for stopping by. If this is your first episode I’m going to warn you, we get way down in the weeds in this episode. Today we talked about Corporate Welfare.</p> <p>We don’t hide the fact that we are big supporters of business, big or small. But what happens when taxpayer money is “given” to certain businesses?</p> <p>First off, we have to start with taxes. We hate them. We want the tax rate to be around 0% for everyone. But since we have taxes, is it fair for a business to be able to buy their way out of them?</p> <p>It probably isn’t, but is the business where the problem starts, or is it actually the deeper issue of taxation in itself that we need to fix? If we are Libertarians, can we actually suggest equal tyranny is any better than unevenly dispersed tyranny? Some people want to focus on fixing the tyranny, some people think we can start by making things fair first.</p> <p>See, even the notes were a mess! We hope you enjoy this deep libertarian episode, and If you do, please share the show with a friend!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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028: Without Corporations, We All Would Die
<p>It’s been another long 2 weeks since we last spoke and there has been a ton of news! Thanks for coming back to listen to our take on this crazy disaster called American politics.</p> <p>We started with a local story right here from Nashville, TN. Our very own HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) really stepped in it this time. Apparently they were given 1 million dollars in taxpayer money that had been laid out to support poor areas of town. The click-bait headline reads that they used that 1 million on office furniture. Does everyone assume that they weren’t going to buy office furniture until Nashville gave them the money? Point is, that was a fixed cost for the building. And of course no one cares that they spent 10 million of their own money to rebuild the infrastructure for the area!</p> <p>Seattle is doing what they do best; removing reasons to ever become productive. They have passed a “per-head” tax on any business that grosses more than 20 million a year. That right, “gross” not “net.” Even if you gross 20 million and your expenses are $19,999,999, you still owe the government their extra money! For each employee you have to pay an additional $300 tax. I say additional because employers already pay taxes for each employee. Nate lays out his dream scenario for Jeff Bezos’ reaction.</p> <p>Thanks for listening as always, and check back soon for more episodes!</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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027: Libertarians - "We Care Harder"
<p>Well, it has been awhile and to say we have missed you would be an understatement! Charlie was way south of the border, in Peru. There weren't any walls he had to climb over, either. Nate got married in the Bahamas! Congrats to him and his life-long decision. Jon has been working on his property and was robbed. So, it wasn't a fun time for all of us, just Charlie and Nate.</p> <p>You may be asking, how do libertarians actually care harder? Well, we explain that for you. Most libertarians are considered heartless, or that we only care about money and big business. Really, we care about you and your quality of life. Labor is a commodity. That means, that you can compete with your labor and skills, and when it is as easy a possible for a business to thrive, the more demand you have for your labor skill. </p> <p>The idea of the free market is actually truly beautiful. The fact that this system works without any rules or controls is mind boggling. What else in your life works that way? If we just allow this system to thrive, everyone would be richer for it.</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week: Barrel Whiskey batch 001</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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026: The Real Truth About Nashville And Big Tra...
<p>This week we take a closer look at a local issue. On May 1st, Nashville will be voting on a mass transit plan that promises to fix the crippling gridlock that’s plagued its citizens for the last several years. Yes you heard it right, government thinks it’s the answer to fixing gridlock. All they need is more money, and they can for sure fix the problem. Assuming they are the first government in history to come in within the budget and on time, it should only cost about $9 billion and be finished by 2032.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p>We brought on a very special guest to help us understand the plan in more detail. Hannah Cox from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, joins us to drink whiskey, make sarcastic jokes, and maybe discuss “Let’s Move, Nashville” a little too.<span class= "Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p>The Beacon Center describes itself as “a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and independent organization dedicated to providing expert empirical research and timely free market solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee.” Hannah does a great job destroying the transit plan, so check out the episode and tell us what you think!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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025: Congress Finally Declares War... On Facebook
<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, was grilled this week by Senate and Congressional hearings regarding Facebook's "failure" to not safeguard Cambridge Analytica from selling 87 million user's data to 3rd parties. Somehow, this has become Zuckerberg's obligation and fault. We will say that he has this obligation, but only because of the users of Facebook want their data protected, not because it should be government mandated. The market has already moved against Facebook, including Ellon Musk deleting all of its Facebook accounts. There's not some magic law or fine that will keep this from happening. Hitting Facebook in the pocketbook will keep this from happening and it's already proven to be true before the hearings were even scheduled.</p> <p>Every time I typed out these show notes, I feel like I'm always having to tell President Trump to stay off of Twitter. It really has been a circus since he has taken office as far as his tweets go. The latest we talk about, being bombing Syria and threatening Russia that they can't shoot down the missiles because they're "smart." He literally put "smart" in quotation marks, like I just did!</p> <p>The United States has 0 business being involved with Syria, or bombing them, even if it were true that Assad used Chemical Weapons. There is no truth to that, but this war has nothing to do with America's security and Liberty. Our Republic is not being threatened by Assad, so there's no reason for us to go to war. We explain some of the history of Syria as well as our thoughts on this mess.</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Email us at</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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024: March For Our Lives...From Spending
<p>In lighter news, in today's show, Stormy Daniels defied her agreement with President Trump and told her story on 60 Minutes. I'm not sure why that's even news, but to each their own, we guess. Apparently, the Donald, or as we like to call him, Tariff Daddy, was reading and talking about himself when he made the cover of Time Magazine, and she took that magazine and spanked him with it. This was 11 years ago. Did anyone think that Trump wasn't going to cheat on his 4th wife. Or 8th wife - I'm not sure; I lost count.</p> <p>Hundreds of thousands of kids took to the streets in protest, in what they called the "March for our Lives" this past weekend. Where did they come up with that name? How original is that? Oh yeah, there's already a protest called "March for Life." Real clever, teenagers. It must have taken your parents a long time to come up with that one.</p> <p>Is anyone taking these kids seriously besides the left spun media? Are we really trying to listen to the same teenagers that were eating laundry detergent a mere 3 weeks ago? The Tide Pod eating craze was so popular, it forced Democrats to advocate for laws trying to compel companies not to make laundry detergent so appetizing. Seriously. And we are supposed to listen to them about policy and the natural right to protect yourself?</p> <p>Your "Republican" President signed a $1.3 Trillion spending plan on Friday. Sounds real conservative. Charlie gets heated in this discussion. In fact, Jon calls him Rush Limbaugh at the end because the rant was fire! How is it, that "conservatives" in power pass the second largest spending bill in United States history? And the President has the gall to say, "I'm never signing another bill like this." Then why did you sign that one!? I'll never understand that logic. Oh, and we will have to make another episode about abortion and Planned Parenthood, but in case you didn't know, yes, it still received it's $500 million in funding from the Federal Government. Can we stop voting in these clowns?</p> <p>Join the conversation!</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is Bird Dog! Not quite in the Hall of Shame, but it was close. </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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023: Trump Proclaims Death Penalty For Getting ...
<p>Another Libertarian show talking about drugs... Except this one is different! It's time to have a real conversation about drugs. Drugs are bad. Heroine destroys lives. The opioid crisis is real. Trump and his administration's plan is horrible. Here's why.</p> <p>In a speech, President Trump talked about being tough of drug dealers and drug traffickers. In fact, he called for the death penalty. Now, whatever your feelings are about drugs or this black market business, calling for the death penalty doesn't solve this problem. What is this? 1400 England? Do we have a king shouting, "OFF WITH YOUR HEAD?" </p> <p>The fact remains, prohibition doesn't work. It never has and it never will. Building walls, locking people up, and instituting a death penalty, will not curb the issue that we see. History proves that prohibition didn't work with alcohol, and the last 50 years proves that the drug war hasn't worked either.</p> <p>What do we do about the violence, drug overdoses, and the $340 billion dollar black market of illicit drugs? Believe it or not, legalize them! Just because something is legal doesn't mean you have to do it. Plus, don't you own yourself? Can you decide what goes into your body, or does the government get to decide that?</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is Russell's Reserve Single Barrel. A delectable, spicy, sipping whiskey.</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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022: Why Profit Isn't Greedy or Evil
<p>Jon made the ultimate libertarian mistake last episode and talked about the Federal Reserve being a for profit corporation like profit was a bad thing. But have no fear! Mistakes allow you to expand on your intent and it brings you the newest episode on why profit is a good thing.</p> <p>First things first, what is profit? What is money? Well, money is just a representation of value to trade with others. Profit is trading to get excess value to trade for additional things that are needed or wanted. We get in depth on basic economic principles of money and the profit motive.</p> <p>The profit motive is what drive efficiency an innovation. The greatest things in life have come from people looking for ways to make life better, easier, and more comfortable all due to wanting to make profit.</p> <p>Milton Friedman said, "It's always the other fellow whose greedy. It's never any of us." Whether or not you are a business owner, everyone tries to make as much money as possible for the least amount of work. When you interview for a job, you want the highest salary possible.</p> <p>Apple, Uber, Ford, Space X, Facebook and Amazon are just a few companies that have given us examples of how profit has improved everyone's lives. Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, and Ellon Musk are all epitomes of visionaries driven by making a profit.</p> <p>Listen in and let us know what you think! Help spread this message!</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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021: Why You Should Want The Government To Audi...
<p>I think it goes without saying that we believe in less government intervention here on Good Morning Liberty. So why is it that we should cheer on Rand Paul for wanting to audit the Federal Reserve? What is the Federal Reserve? We answer these questions and much more in this in depth episode. It's important to understand economics and financial institutions, because it's affecting your life more than you think. What if you could purchase 8% more groceries, gas, or clothes in your life? Would that drastically improve your situation?</p> <p>Dr. Ben Carson, President Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has supposedly lobotomized HUD. Basically, Carson sees a different direction for those that are dependent on HUD. He believes that people have a poverty mindset, and instead of continuing to just house them, we should work to help move them out of poverty. Dr. Carson didn't even fight to not decrease the HUD's budget. This is a good thing, and we explain why.</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter for Trolling with Nate!</p> <p>Good Morning Liberty</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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020: Even Libertarian Show Hosts Fall Down The ...
<p>Those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Several have said this, but I believe this specific quote comes from Edmund Burke. It's a powerful statement, really. How quickly can humankind forget events that have so negatively impacted them? This phenomenon spans many issues, but in today's episode, we discuss some more gun debate and we are high on tariff watch.</p> <p>President Donald Trump has announced on social media and other outlets, that a steel and aluminum tariff are coming. This is part of his America First agenda. Really, it's a way to stir up his base. However, this doesn't put America First. It only benefits a very minute sector of American industries and could be costly to every other American. As I mentioned before about history, one only has to look to the 1930's to understand why tariff's like this are an atrocity. That time period was the last time that America exported more than it imported. It wasn't a good time. Don't be fooled. Listen in and hear why this is bad news for everyone.</p> <p>We hated to do this, but a gentleman we really admire on the show, and listen to his show all the time, the Jason Stapleton Program, has gone back and forth with a listener about some different gun control measures. Shockingly, we didn't agree with what Jason had to say in regards to a position he was defending. Jason defends a stance that guns can be taken away from you in a restraining order type process, if your mom or relative petitions the court, before due process has taken place. We explain what constitutes due process as well as not wanting to give an inch to the gun grabbers. We have given enough inches, it's time to take back some of our liberties.</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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019: The 2nd Amendment is About Protecting Your...
<p>It wasn't that long ago that the Bundy's and a bunch of ranchers in Nevada held off federal agents in a standoff. An overreaching, tyrannical branch of the federal government, the BLM, was deterred from trying to achieve theft of property by citizens with guns. This is why the 2nd amendment exists. </p> <p>The constitution is nothing new. A light bulb didn't go off in the founders' heads, and they drafted the constitution. It comes from over 600 years of experience of dealing with tyranny and oppressiveness. There's a specific reason the constitution is meant to limit government and protect natural rights for people.</p> <p>The King himself, Jon King, wasn't able to make this episode. He's out filming, so Nate and Charlie recorded in a makeshift home studio to bring this to you. We discuss some self responsibility, how to not be a victim, what it means to work for what you want, and some deeper personal stories.</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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018: The Real Truth About Gun Control
<p>We're back! We have missed every single one of you. The flu struck Good Morning Liberty, but we have persevered! </p> <p>There's nothing easy to say about today's topic. The shooting in Parkland, Florida, was nothing but tragic. How did we get here? What's the answer? We discuss some possibilities surrounding the surge in school shootings over the last 20 years. Just a hint: there are no easy solutions.</p> <p>We know gun control won't work. There are over 300 million guns in America, and confiscation of those weapons would be impossible. Background checks are already required. It's already against the law for violent criminals to purchase or possess a gun. What can lawmakers do?</p> <p>As libertarians, we believe first and foremost in liberty and freedom. Above all, those principles are natural rights. That doesn't mean you can't be pro-life and pro-gun. Those two things can exist. This is a discussion you won't hear anywhere else, especially in the libertarian or conservative realms. Nate has an idea that could possibly take us on some steps to making kids safer, and allowing freedom to prevail.</p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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017: Stock Market Flash Crash and Bitcoin, FISA...
<p>We have a packed episode for you today! Lots of things happening on a Monday actually, for us to bring to you on this fine Tuesday.</p> <p>First things first, what's happening in the stock market? Whether or not you think it's Trump's fault, we tell you everything you need to know about the flash crash. Your Lispy Libertarian, Nate Thurston, watches the market every day. Bitcoin makes the market watch discussion as The Jon King chimes in with his Bitcoin losses by the second.</p> <p>At the end of last week, Republicans decided to declassify their Memo listing out a he-said, she-said version of FISA abuses. It's no surprise that Government is abusing it's power, especially when it comes to violating the fourth amendment. The real headline should focus on how Congressman Nunes, and the intelligence committee ilk, knew about what was happening and sat on the information while Congress voted overwhelmingly to expand and extend FISA power for another 6 years! Charlie gets heated in this one. </p> <p>Interesting story about restaurants and how tips will be divided among servers. Should the restaurant owner be able to collect all tips and then decide if he even wants to give them to the servers appropriately? The liberals make our taxation is theft case for us in this one!</p> <p>Every episode, we can't escape our tariff daddy, Trump. Apparently, there will be a tariff war between the EU and the USA. This is the last thing we need. Definitely the last thing Jon needs while still trying to build his house.</p> <p>Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, in the state of Kentucky, denies a woman's ER claim because it was determined that her illness was not life threatening. Can an insurance do this? It sounds maddening and you're right, it is, but take note of the discussion then let us know your thoughts!</p> <p>Email us: <a href= "mailto:info@the"></a></p> <p>Twitter: @bigfreedomshow</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week is stellar! Colonel E.H. Taylor. One of our favorites.</p> <p>Please subscribe and share the show! This can't be done without you and we can't thank you enough for sharing this with your friends!</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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016: The Huge, Big League State of the Union Fr...
<p>Most of you were probably like me, and didn’t watch the State of the Union Tuesday night. Jon did, but Nate and Charlie went to a hockey game instead. Of course, we watched/caught highlights, just for you! We have the good, the bad, the sad, the ugly, the huge, the bigly, but most importantly, the truth. </p> <p>Taxes, roads, military, jobs, DACA, Trump’s Twitter and more! We cover the whole thing so you’re caught up. If Trump did one thing really well, it was telling emotional stories. So much so, that 75% of Americans liked his speech according to a cbs poll.</p> <p>We even throw some crypto currency and bitcoin discussion into the mix of today’s show. You can now purchase bitcoin through the cash app. Nate and Jon will tell you how much they’ve lost.</p> <p>If you want to go to a hockey game, hit us up!</p> <p><a href= ""></a></p> <p>Twitter: @bigfreedomshow</p> <p> </p> <p>Music: It's Not Over 'Til The Bossa Nova by Shane Ivers -</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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015: Nashville Government Says They Have The Au...
<p>It's no shock that any form of Government loves power. Nashville's Metro Council is no exception. The city has decided that non-owner occupied short term rentals will be phased out. One councilwoman proclaims that they have a precedent and the authority. Is this just hotels not liking competition, or is there a real problem with homeowners using Airbnb to rent their property? We have the discussion for you!</p> <p>Trolling with Nate is back! In this dramatic reading on Twitter, Nate gets a response by replying to Burger King and their "Whopper Neutrality." With a simple question, Nate is accused of favoring evil corporations. I don't want to spoil the ending, so you'll have to find out for yourself how this one ends...</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter: @bigfreedomshow</p> <p>Can there be a crime without a victim? This is a libertarian discussion you won't find anywhere else, seriously. The Federal Government wants to control drinking and driving. They want a national standard; to lower the DUI standards from .08 to .05. We don't advocate drinking and driving on The Big Freedom Show, but we may just have a solution for you.</p> <p>This week's Whiskey of the Week has been voted into the Hall of Shame! It's Angel's Envy. Overpriced for the quality in our view.</p> <p>Let us know your thoughts! <a href= ""></a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p> </p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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014: Maybe the Government of Hawaii needs a Bor...
<p style="text-align: left;">If you needed more reasons to not trust the government, just ask the people of Hawaii about the emergency warning that a ballistic missle was headed their way and to seek shelter. Apparently it was an accident and it only took them 38 minutes to send the all clear signal. Only...</p> <p style="text-align: left;">What are your thoughts on a border wall? Is it necessary? We discuss if it's a good or bad thing, the cost, and if it should go up. Although there are probably wiser things to spend money on, we talk about why immigration wouldn't be so bad if we fixed the actual problem. The welfare state. I think Trump will probably get what he wants. Or the government will shut down. That sounds like a win to us!</p> <p style="text-align: left;">What was immigration like before 1914? Well, we will tell you! Someone tweeted about Trump's grandpa, Fredrick Trump, immigrating when he was 16 years old, and we explain why it is different than today's immigration.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Apparantly Carrier is supposed to be in the business of getting people out of bad marriages. At least that's what some on the left would have you believe. Trump made the mistake of taking credit for Carrier staying in the US for a year, but they are going to go ahead and shut down that Carrier plant in Indiania. Those that work there and voted for Trump are now regretting their decision. This is why you should invest in yourself and not rely on politicians who don't care about you. </p> <p style="text-align: left;">We wrap things up continuing a necessary talk about self responsibility and why you should take some pride in yourself. If you're not relying on anyone else, you'll never be out of a job or dependent on certain things happening. </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Email us some questions and you might make it on the show.</p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>
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