Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4-30-14 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Lowell Ponte: French Economist Advocates Hefty Taxes
2. Dave Bego: The Symbiotic Relationship that Short-Changes Americans
3. Joe Messina: The Destruction of Marriage
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: McDonald's vs Taco Bell: The Breakfast Wars
5. Sandy Botkin: Estimated Tax Penalties

French Economist Advocates Hefty Taxes

French economist, Thomas Piketty's runaway near-700-page best-seller "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has galvanized an American left dispirited by President Barack Obama's waning charisma and failed promises. Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, arrived here like an old-time preacher trailing clouds of glory from the European motherland of socialist collectivism and the welfare state to restore wealth redistribution. Most American leftists have welcomed him like an intellectual savior who is restoring their faith, faded by a century of progressive failure. He is renewing their mission to bring down capitalism. Piketty even acknowledges the long-self-evident truth that the free market is more productive than socialism. He says he would retain the good competitive virtues of capitalism while purging what it does badly. [more...]

The Symbiotic Relationship that Short-Changes Americans

Wealthy democratic donors met with Big Labor and high interest liberal groups in Chicago this week to plot strategy for the 2014 Mid-Term Elections, an obvious sign of the increasing desperation of democrats and the "gasping dinosaurs" of big labor (see The left’s secret club plans for 2014, 2016). The approaching elections, however, may very well be the beginning of the end for these symbiotic partners. The liberal left has already begun to suggest that their pending demise is due to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case in 2012. In that case, the Court opened the door for unrestricted corporate spending on political elections stating that, "Political speech does not lose its First Amendment protection simply because its source is a corporation." [more...]

The Destruction of Marriage

Recently, in Massachusetts, three lesbian women decided they wanted to be married to each other. Yes, THREE PEOPLE wanted to enter into marriage together. Why? Because they love each other. One woman admitted after several failed male relationships she just couldn't see herself being monogamous. So what happens when she decides she is tired of or falls out of love with wife A, but is really into wife B and John's wife next door is not looking so bad either? We will deal with that later. [more...]

McDonald's vs Taco Bell: The Breakfast Wars

Taco Bell has recently introduced an entirely new breakfast menu to the public and while doing so, threw a few entertaining advertising punches at the fast food conglomerate McDonald's. A short film used primarily for viral visibility featured dozens of people named Ronald McDonald endorsing the taco franchise, a brave move given the clout of the almighty Egg McMuffin. McDonald's has generally ruled rush hour breakfast. According to figures released from the food research and consulting firm Technomic, breakfast sales produced upwards of $10 billion in profit for McDonald's.  The abrupt entrance of Taco Bell and a number of other fast-food chains into the breakfast market has put McDonald's on the defensive in a now very competitive market, offering a free coffee promotion and a clever advertisement of the company's beloved clown petting a chiwawa in an act of patronization to lure more consumer interest. [more...]

Estimated Tax Penalties

Here is one area that has a lot of misconceptions. First, you will NOT be charged with any criminal behavior if you don't pay estimated taxes. In fact, surprisingly, you don't need to file and pay estimated taxes at all. If you don't, however, you will pay a penalty that is currently set at a non-deductible penalty rate of 3% unless you meet one of the exceptions from the penalty. Thus, if you can make more than 3% after tax with your investments, it might not be wise to pay estimated taxes. So, how do you avoid the penalties? Here are the major exceptions: [more...]

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mandatory Microchipping May Be in Our Future

In various places all over the world, there are individuals who open doors, start cars and control their computers with a mere gesture of their hands or arms. They are among the first wave of people who have voluntarily allowed a miniature computer chip to be placed inside of their bodies. Most are part of a group that advocates biohacking, a concept in which activists seek to enhance the human body through the use of technology.

Many biohackers also identify with a broader movement known as transhumanism. Transhumanists believe that people will ultimately be able to transform themselves through the use of technology into superior beings that possess expanded capabilities. Adherents of the movement categorize such individuals as "posthuman."

In inching toward a newly defined humanity, a small radio frequency identification chip (RFID) is being injected into an individual's hand, wrist or arm through use of a hypodermic needle in the same manner as a routine vaccine. The implanted microchip broadcasts an identifying number or code, which can be used for a myriad of purposes. Not only can the signal from the chip trigger switches on doors and computers, it can also be connected to ultra-large databases that businesses and the government have amassed. [more...]

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4-23-14 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Joe Messina: Transparency - The White House Unabridged Definition
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Kardashians - The Kash Kows of Business
3. Joseph Klein: More Heavy Weaponry for Syrian Rebels?
4. Kyle Olson: Frustrated New York Mother Vents on Common Core Worksheet: 'Go back to basic math!'

Transparency - The White House Unabridged Definition

Jay Carney recently said once again that "this White House is the most transparent White House ever." Wow! Really? Does he live in one of the states where you can easily get marijuana? Does he have a different definition of "transparent" than the rest of the planet? Maybe he is using the Obama unabridged dictionary that defines words based on the meaning needed at the time? Maybe he really meant to say the "least transparent" White House? Or maybe he is just one very confused man. If comments like, "you can keep your doctor," his proposal wouldn't "increase our deficit by a single dime," there's "not even a smidgeon of corruption" in the IRS, the Benghazi tragedy occurred because of a bad video, and so many more are "true" according to the White House definition of "true," then I guess Mr. Carney's definition of "transparency" must also be "true." Mr. Obama has been honest with us with about almost nothing he has said. [more...]

Kardashians - The Kash Kows of Business

Believe it or not, there's a lot we as entrepreneurs can learn from the Kardashian family about running a business. Gasp and clutch your pearls if you will, but the money doesn't lie. It seems that the Kardashian Klan has built a religion around fame, fortune, and frolic worth hundreds of millions of dollars. With a plethora of licensing partnerships estimated at a staggering $65 million in 2010 alone, Kardashian, Inc. is a business worth the praise. [more...]

More Heavy Weaponry for Syrian Rebels?

President Obama is considering ramping up military support to the Syrian rebels, who are increasingly dominated by jihadists. American anti-tank missiles have already appeared in videos in the hands of rebel forces. According to an April 21st report in Time Magazine, the White House is now considering sending the rebels shoulder-fired surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles known as manpads. In the wrong hands, such missiles could be used to take out commercial aircraft. [more...]

Frustrated New York Mother Vents on Common Core Worksheet: 'Go back to basic math!'

Some parents have had quite enough of the crazy, convoluted and sometimes error-filled Common Core math worksheets. Deanne Knight is one of them, and she let her feelings be known. Her daughter's worksheet, which came from the New York Department of Education's EngageNY lesson plan Web site and was emblazoned with "NY's Common Core Mathematics Curriculum," asks students to review a fictitious student's work and circle the correct mathematical procedure. The second portion of the lesson has students "fix the student work that was incorrect by making new drawings in the space below." What follows is a series of long lines and circles – apparently adding up to the desired answer: 25. Students are then supposed to write "a suggestion for improvement." At that point, Knight couldn't help it. She wrote in large letters on her daughter's worksheet: "Go back to basic math! – mom's opinion!" [more...]

Monday, April 21, 2014

Christian Films Have Hollywood Believing

Moviegoers can expect to see a lot more films with faith-oriented themes coming their way. Why? Quite simply, faith-based movies are turning out to be phenomenally profitable ventures.

Ten years ago Mel Gibson’s "The Passion of the Christ" demonstrated that Christians would happily pack multiplexes in their show of support for authentically respectful films on faith. Gibson’s biblically based box-office blockbuster cost about $30 million to make and yielded more than $378.5 million domestically.

On the heels of a solid small-screen run as the Mike Seaver character in the 1985-1992 sitcom "Growing Pains," Kirk Cameron parlayed his television success into full-fledged Christian box-office achievement. Cameron plays the lead role in the 2008 film "Fireproof," which pulled in more than $33 million on a relatively small production budget of $500,000.  His "Courageous" follow-up film grossed $34.5 million, with a modest production cost tally of only $2 million. [more...]

Thursday, April 17, 2014

4-17-14 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: Why is Senator Harry Reid So Concerned with a Nevada Rancher?
2. Dr. Larry Kawa: Democrats Think Twice About Medicare Cuts
3. Kyle Olson: Proposed Common Core Standards Omit 'Liberty' from List of America's Founding Principles

Why is Senator Harry Reid So Concerned with a Nevada Rancher?

I live in Las Vegas. I live and breathe Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid's fingerprints are all over it. I am, of course, referring to the Bundy Ranch siege - a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). The government claims they haven't paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch - including snipers with assault rifles, SUVs, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. Whether you come down on the side of the government or the ranch family, I think all of us can agree this was excessive force. [more...]

Democrats Think Twice About Medicare Cuts

You can tell that election season is near. I can hear the sounds of backpedaling and political double-talking at every corner. Everyone knows that the Democrats approved huge cuts to Medicare and its various programs in the name of its sacred cow, Obamacare. Yet at every turn, Democrats have been trying to either distance themselves or undo the damage that they've caused to seniors through their cuts on Medicare. One of the major cuts that they are now trying to undo, prior to the election, are the cuts to Medicare Advantage, a privatized Medicare program that is very popular amongst seniors. [more...]

Proposed Common Core Standards Omit 'Liberty' from List of America's Founding Principles

Common Core is only related to English and math, as some "conservative" proponents say. Yeah, right. The state of New York is currently proposing a set of Common Core social studies standards for kindergarten through 8th grade students. Among the standards is how students will learn about the history of America. On page 32, the draft document deals with "civic ideals and practices." - "The United States is founded on the principles of democracy, and these principles are reflected in all types of communities," it reads. [See how they changed it...]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4-16-14 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Dave Bego: Administration and Big Labor Desperation Escalates
2. Lowell Ponte: 30 Percent of Entire Year Goes to Taxes
3. Kyle Olson: Why are USDA Employees Offering Grandparents Breastfeeding Tips?
4. John LeBoutillier: The Sebelius Resignation, Obamacare, and more...

Administration and Big Labor Desperation Escalates

Activity by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as several of the largest labor unions, over the past two weeks evidences the Obama Administration's growing anxiety as the mid-term election approaches. The Administration, facing loss of the Senate and ultimate control in both houses, continues to direct its agencies to pass union-friendly regulations and to impose its interpretation of current law to favor accelerated forced unionism. The Administration and Democratic Party represent a typical symbiotic relationship where they are codependent upon each other for future survival. The Administration needs union contributions and union foot soldiers to have any chance of maintaining a senate majority and making gains in the house during the 2014 mid-term elections. Conversely, Big Labor is finally recognizing and admitting that their declining membership is a major problem and they need the Administration's help. [more...]

30 Percent of Entire Year Goes to Taxes

How much tax are you paying? How much is government taking out of your life? These are trick questions because, truth be told, nobody can answer them with certainty. The Tax Foundation calculates that "Tax Freedom Day," the day you cease being a serf for Uncle Sam and begin working for yourself and your family, for the average American is April 21. By this measure, just paying your taxes to federal, state, and local governments takes an average of 111 days - three days longer than last year, and more than 30 percent of your entire year. This burden varies widely by state, the Tax Foundation calculates. In the lowest-taxed state, Louisiana, Tax Freedom Day arrived on March 30. In the highest-taxed states, Connecticut and New Jersey, taxpayers will labor until May 9, to pay what their politicians demand. [more...]

Why are USDA Employees Offering Grandparents Breastfeeding Tips?

Do you still need to be convinced that government bureaucrats spend most of their time justifying their own existence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture – the department that oversees the National School Lunch Program – is now offering tips to grandparents about ways they can influence what their grandchildren eat. Trish Britten, a nutritionist for the department, also offers resources on breastfeeding for grandparents. Besides being a bit weird, is that even possible? Has anyone ever heard of a baby breastfeeding from its grandmother? [more...]

The Sebelius Resignation, Obamacare, and more...

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we analyzed the political effects of the Kathleen Sebelius resignation, the continuing unpopularity of Obamacare, the White House's attempt to energize the Left, and the Republican strategy to win control of the Senate in November. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2 and Monday on the Dot Com. [more...]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4-15-14 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: How the Bundy Ranch Scandal Blew up in the Faces of Obama, Harry Reid and BLM
2. Dr. Larry Kawa: Sebelius Resigns After the Greatest Alleged Comeback Story of Obamacare
3. Christina Tobin: Why Journalists are Leaving U.S. Networks
4. Joe Messina: The Nevada Rancher Standoff
5. John LeBoutillier: Has Sebelius Been Set Up to be the Fall Gal for ObamaCare?  Has the GOP Already Blown the IRS Investigation?

How the Bundy Ranch Scandal Blew up in the Faces of Obama, Harry Reid and BLM

The government's assault on the Bundy Ranch sure didn't turn out the way the government expected. It appears the citizens have awoken from their long slumber. The cavalry arrived in the form of cowboys on horseback and armed militia members... and the government retreated. It was a scene out of the Wild West in the 1800's. Amazing. But that's not the truly amazing part. This entire attack on a hard-working, taxpaying Nevada ranching family has blown up in the face of Obama, Harry Reid and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). The cavalry in this case was the INTERNET. Even U.S. Senators cannot operate in the shadows anymore. The cat's out of the bag. The minute a U.S. Senator's name was tied to this massive scandal, the government made a decision to retreat. Strange, huh? Coincidence? The people are demanding answers. And Senator Harry Reid is in the eye of the storm. [more...]

Sebelius Resigns After the Greatest Alleged Comeback Story of Obamacare

Kathleen Sebelius allegedly signed up more people in the last two weeks of Obamacare than in the first two months. With two weeks to go, she had only 5 million signed for Obamacare. Then out of nowhere, over 2 million people mysteriously signed up for Obamacare. Normally, such a pull of so many people from literally out of the blue for a law that had been left for dead would have inspired a lot of questions. Those questions might include who are these mysterious 2 million people? Are they alive? (Remember, audits of voter rolls in 2008 and 2012 included many dead people). Did any of these people already have health insurance? Now, none of those questions will ever be answered. The Secretary of Health and Human Services who pulled off what would have been a near monumental feat upstaged what should have been the biggest Obamacare story of the year so far with an even bigger one - her own resignation. [more...]

Why Journalists are Leaving U.S. Networks

For too many years, journalism seemed to have lost its bearings and lost sight of the crucial function free and diverse speech plays in a democracy. That may finally be changing. There is a huge difference between merely working for the news and working for an opinion show at a network. Oftentimes they are inaccurately viewed as synonymous to each other. Go here for prominent examples of journalists who have left their mainstream media outlets to pursue successful independent careers. You can see them at the United We Stand Festival on May 10th, 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. [more...]

The Nevada Rancher Standoff

We have all been hearing about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy who has been fighting the Bureau of Land Management for almost 20 years now. He feels that because his family settled the land in the early 19th century and has been using it since then, he has the right to ignore court orders - many court orders - and just keep the cattle there. Bundy sights the bogus claim that a "federally protected" desert tortoise started all this back in 1993. Eventually, Bundy also decided, because the property rights belonged to his family (and other technical issues), that he would stop paying grazing fees to the government. Try not paying your taxes for a few years and see what happens. [more...]

Has Sebelius Been Set Up to be the Fall Gal for ObamaCare?  Has the GOP Already Blown the IRS Investigation?

Is Kathleen Sebelius now the fall gal for all the Obamacare screw-ups? Are Democrats scrambling to talk about equal pay and minimum wage to jazz up their base? Has the GOP blown the IRS and Benghazi investigations? Do the American people want to surrender control of the Internet and space? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening at 7:30 PM ET. [more...]

Monday, April 14, 2014

Colbert May Be More than CBS Bargained For

CBS has confirmed that the individual who is going to fill David Letterman's shoes as the new host of "Late Night" is none other than Stephen Colbert. Interestingly, he will not be putting on the character that television audiences from his Comedy Central show have come to know and love, but rather he will apparently just be himself.

Colbert has had some moments during interviews, speeches and a series of videos that appeared on Slate, in which he has stepped out from behind the quirky conservative persona he has carefully crafted. Far from being the blustery caricature that has been cultivated over the years, the real Stephen Colbert is number 11 of 11 children, a devout Catholic Christian who along with his wife and three children lives in a quiet New Jersey suburb.

He speaks glowingly about his religion and has even been known to weave elements of his faith into his cable TV show. During a 2006 episode of "The Colbert Report," he recited the Nicene Creed, which is a summary of Christian beliefs that is part of the Sunday liturgy in Catholic churches as well as in numerous other Christian denominations. [more...]

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4-10-14 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Lowell Ponte: Your ATM Could Turn Into "a One-Armed Bandit"
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: David Letterman: Evolve or Die
3. Joe Messina: All Hail Margaret Sanger?
4. John LeBoutillier: The Re-branding of the GOP, the Truthfulness of the Obamacare Sign-Up Numbers and the Inherent Corruption in D.C.

Your ATM Could Turn Into "a One-Armed Bandit"

It might look like an Automatic Teller Machine, but the ATM where you withdraw or deposit your money might soon turn into a one-armed bandit able to steal your cash and your identity. Experts have called what might be about to happen an "Armageddon" and an "XP-ocalypse" with the potential to bring disaster to savers and our economy. The computer brains of 95 percent of the world's ATMs have been running Microsoft's old XP operating system. But as of April 8, Microsoft will no longer be fixing any holes that hackers discover in this software. If hackers find a way into your no-longer-protected ATM, they could do a LOT worse than just drain one of your bank accounts. [more...]

David Letterman: Evolve or Die

David Letterman made his inevitable announcement on April 3rd that he will be retiring in 2015. His reasoning behind the decision included his ever-escalating age and his yearning for more quality family time. But the main reason for his departure, which can be heard from the loudest whispers of the industry and casual viewers alike, is the deafening fact that a fresher new surge of late-night TV hosts are inches away from devouring the late-night legend in the ratings; a necessary move, provided by the current climate of popular culture. There is no disputing the amazing legacy that David Letterman has left in Late Night TV, but there is a major lesson that we as professionals should take away from this situation. In business, one must evolve with the times or become completely obsolete. [more...]

All Hail Margaret Sanger?

Nancy Pelosi accepted one of the highest awards bestowed by Planned Parenthood, the Margaret Sanger Award. That's an organization started by a racist, black-hating woman named Margaret Sanger. Margaret didn't care about a woman's right to choose, nor did she care about "female reproductive health." She didn't care about overpopulation. She wanted to keep the Blacks and other less desirable (her view, not mine) people from populating the planet in any way. Does my pointing out the history of Planned Parenthood aggravate you? How about a few quotes from the award's namesake herself, Ms. Sanger, as a reminder... [more...]

The Re-branding of the GOP, the Truthfulness of the Obamacare Sign-Up Numbers and the Inherent Corruption in D.C.

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we discussed a SuperPac's attempt to re-brand the GOP; the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign; the Rose Garden rally to celebrate the Obamacare sign-up numbers, and an increase in the "chilling" efforts to stifle free speech. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Monday on the Dot Com. [more...]

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4-8-14 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Lowell Ponte: Where Can Investors Turn if U.S. Stocks and Banks are Rigged?
2. Christina Tobin: The Right to Participate in Democracy through Political Contributions
3. Ryan Mauro: Afghan Troops Push Back Taliban for Successful Election
4. Sandy Botkin: Obamacare and Small Businesses
5. John LeBoutillier: Were the Obamacare Sign-Up Numbers Rigged for the 2014 Campaign?

Where Can Investors Turn if U.S. Stocks and Banks are Rigged?

Two shocking financial news stories hit the wires last week: First, evidence indicates the U.S. stock market may be rigged - front-run by high-speed traders who push stock prices up in a millisecond to skim profits. Second, the world's 12 largest banks are being sued for rigging the foreign exchange markets over the last decade. For nearly one-half of Americans, news of stock market "rigging" is irrelevant because they've bailed out of stock investing all together over the past five years. Did you know that your money deposited in most U.S. banks could be subject to withdrawal restrictions and even confiscation by existing Executive Orders and International Law? One-third of Americans ignore these risks because they have less than $1,000 in savings. Another one-third of our fellow citizens have less than $25,000 saved, with many assuming that our spendaholic politicians will bail them out. [more...] Watch this.

The Right to Participate in Democracy through Political Contributions

How far can the U.S. Supreme Court go serving the interests of the political elite before it all backfires? The Court's decision removing the limit on the amount of money an individual can donate to political campaigns is so outrageous that it is bound to cause people to lose even more faith in their government and the political process. In a way, this is one of the best things that could have happened this election season for Independents, who do not have the money of big corporate lobbyists behind them, because they will stand out as honest candidates who represent the people. [more...]

Afghan Troops Push Back Taliban for Successful Election

As unpopular as the war in Afghanistan is, the April 5 presidential election is a moment the West and Afghans can be proud of. The Afghan security forces prevented chaos and turnout was about 60% with one-third of voters being women. The frontrunner, Abdullah Abdullah, wants to immediately sign an agreement to keep U.S. troops around. The incredibleness of what's been achieved can only be appreciated if you think about the obstacles Afghanistan faced. [more...] Watch 'Mosque with extremist ties conducting prison outreach.'

Obamacare and Small Businesses

I have been getting a lot of questions about how Obamacare applies to small businesses. At the outset, most of the strategies such as heath savings accounts, medical savings accounts and flexible spending accounts are still available. As a small employer with less than 50 employees, you do NOT need to provide health insurance to your employees. If you do, however, provide coverage, you have several choices among those selected:
1. Section 105, self-insured medical plan
2. A flexible spending account (FSA)
3. A Health Savings Account (HSA)
I want to note that if you do provide group health insurance, you need to pay at least 50% of the cost of the plan. [more...]

Were the Obamacare Sign-Up Numbers Rigged for the 2014 Campaign?

Were this week’s shocking Obamacare sign-up numbers real – or just a campaign gimmick? Should Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard be freed? Did the IRS and other federal agencies target other U.S. citizens thus making them real-life enemies of the state? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening at 7:30 PM ET. [more...]

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Real Reason Behind Letterman's Retirement

David Letterman stunned his audience last week with his announcement that he would retire from late-night television sometime next year. The CBS "Late Show" host referenced a conversation he had with "the man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves." He said he had phoned Moonves and told him, "Leslie, it's been great, you've been great, and the network has been great, but I'm retiring."

He implied that his decision to leave the show was one he had made in order to spend time with his family, but many television professionals are more inclined to believe that the proactive move may have had more to do with CBS's late night competition for ratings. The business end of late-night programming has undergone some significant changes due to recent technological trends. Viral videos, social media sites, and on demand media constitute a new norm for obtaining and keeping late-night audiences, particularly the younger demographic. [more...]

Friday, April 4, 2014

"Noah" - The 3,300-Year-Old Version of the Story

Many religious traditionalists have been harshly criticizing the recently released movie "Noah" for its distortion of the Bible’s sacred chronicle. Rather than indulging in criticisms that accomplish little, I am going to present some aspects of the ancient Jewish version of Biblical story that has great modern relevance.

This, in a nutshell, is a much abridged version of the Biblical tale. The people of that era grew terribly decadent and debauched, save for Noah. The Almighty therefore flooded and destroyed the world except for Noah, his family, and representatives of the animals who all survived aboard the Ark. After the water receded and Noah left the Ark, God promised that He would never again smite the world in so devastating a manner. What follows are some amplifications on this saga taken from ancient Jewish texts. [more...]

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Democrats Demand Change on Obamacare

We knew that this would happen eventually. It was only a matter of time. There was only so long that the Democrats could go without starting to turn on the monstrosity that has become Obamacare. Six United States Senators - Mark Warner (D-VA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Angus Kin (I-ME) - have now called for major changes to fix Obamacare.

After more than 6 million Americans had their health insurance plans cancelled, several Democrats are now calling for the creation of new "bronze" plans that would essentially make legal the 6 million health insurance plans that the President made illegal. The Senators also want to abolish the employer mandate for employers with less than 100 employees.

The reality is that we are in an election year and all of these Senators are scared. Even the administration has acknowledged the need to strip down the law as much as possible because of all of the disastrous side effects. The administration is extending every deadline possible. They can't figure out which parts of the law they want to enforce and which ones they don't. It’s become an absolute disaster. [more...]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: Democrat Crime Spree
2. Sandy Botkin: Strange Things that are Taxable
3. John Zmirak, Ph.D.: 'Bad Words:' The Best Pedophile Film of 2014
4. John LeBoutillier: America's Unilateral Surrender, Obamacare's Misleading Sign-Up Numbers and the Christie-Jeb Bush GOP Competition

Democrat Crime Spree

Don't look now, but we are experiencing a Democrat crime spree. Who would have believed it? Democrats aren't worried about the GOP, but they're scared to death of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). Democrat politicians are falling like flies. They are being arrested all over this country. You'd almost think the Democratic Party was one big widespread organized crime gang. Keep in mind Democrats are the ones always claiming to care about women, children, minorities and the poor. It turns out this is all a cover for "Show me the money!"  [more...]

Strange Things that are Taxable

Gambling: If you earn any income from gambling, it is taxable. This includes winnings from fantasy football. Casinos must withhold from gross income if you earn over:
$1,200 from slots
$1,500 from Keno
$5,000 or more from poker
$600 or more from horse racing
NOTE: you can deduct gambling losses against gambling winnings when you file your tax return. [more...]

'Bad Words:' The Best Pedophile Film of 2014

When I went to see Jason Bateman's new comedy, "Bad Words," I expected a rollicking, profane, irreverent romp.  What I saw instead was the story of a pedophile "grooming" a pubescent boy for abuse.  That's right. That is what happens in "Bad Words," as anyone knows who has read the real life accounts of teachers, counselors or priests who have been convicted of sexually abusing young teen boys: In narrative after narrative, the arc of the story is drearily scripted: an abuser - typically someone with a deeply troubled upbringing - locates a lonely, naive boy less than half his age, and... [more...]

America's Unilateral Surrender, Obamacare's Misleading Sign-Up Numbers and the Christie-Jeb Bush GOP Competition

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we returned to one of our oft-repeated themes: America's political class is killing the American Dream and is surrendering the economic, military, technological and moral gains made over the past fifty years. We also looked at the politics of Obamacare - and the 2016 GOP presidential race. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Monday on the Dot Com. [more...]

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4-1-14 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Larry Kawa: $304 Million Dollars and Not a Single Person Covered
2. Kerry Lutz: Operation Dirty Money?
3. Joe Messina: "The Pledge is a Political Weapon"
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: A Bleak Outlook for College Grads
5. Dave Bego: Labor Unions are Showing Their True Colors... Again
6. John LeBoutillier: How Many People Have Really Signed Up - and Paid - for ObamaCare?

$304 Million Dollars and Not a Single Person Covered

The Obamacare success stories just keep coming in. From the bright minds that brought you, it has now been revealed that the federal government has spent over $304 million dollars in grants for the Cover Oregon health insurance Web site, which has not covered one single American. Apparently the only way you can get health insurance in Oregon is through a "hybrid" model in which you sign up on the Web site but then have to finish your registration on paper, as opposed to just filling out the health insurance form on paper to begin with. [more...]

Operation Dirty Money?

A look at the official government Web site purports to show vast quantities of currency being produced - over 70 million 20s in December alone. So my question is where are these notes? Last week I visited my bank and had a talk with the branch manager. I asked him when he last received a shipment of new notes. Other than $100 notes, he couldn't recall. While this is all hearsay, I've approached a number of people asking the same question, "Look in your pocket and see if you've got any new notes." The result is always the same, only worn out filthy notes in poor condition. [more...]

"The Pledge is a Political Weapon"

So says two Bangor Maine Council Members. I had to read it twice myself. They refuse to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance because they believe it's being used as a political weapon. How, you ask? They won't answer that question. That's right. As some do, they simply make a statement to justify their crazy, ludicrous actions, even when they have nothing to stand on, and expect you to believe what they're saying. They actually think they are making a statement, but can't tell you what "statement" it is. Looks like we'll just have to guess since they won't respond. [more...]

A Bleak Outlook for College Grads

The outlook for recent college graduates continues to be disheartening for the majority of young Americans. According to the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, 48% of employed U.S. college graduates are in jobs that don't require a four-year degree and 37% are employed in positions that require only a high school diploma. Recent graduates are forced into accepting jobs that are below their skill sets due to the increasingly fierce job market of today. The official unemployment rate for grads under age 25 is 7%, not reflecting all those who are under-utilized in one way or another. Nearly 8% of grads are working part-time, but would like full-time positions. [more...]

Labor Unions are Showing Their True Colors... Again

The past two weeks the big labor Gasping Dinosaurs have once again shown their true colors, proving that they will do anything to avoid extinction. They are desperate in their attempts to find new ways to bring in money as they continue to see dwindling membership. First, the United Steel Workers used its patented tactics of misdirection, misinformation and intimidation to unionize Northwestern University Football players, knowing this could open the door to organize thousands of members across the country. C'mon guys, now you're going after naive and inexperienced college athletes! [more...]

How Many People Have Really Signed Up - and Paid - for ObamaCare?

This week on The Political Insiders: Why won't the administration tell us how many people have really paid for their ObamaCare coverage? Is Putin out-maneuvering the President? What does recent polling tell us about American surrender of the Internet and our manned space program? Are D.C. lobbyists prepping to rig the system even more if the GOP takes control of the Senate? [more...]