Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5-20-14 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: The Survival of Thriving
2. Dr. Larry Kawa: Latinos Not Buying Obamacare
3. Joe Messina: Political Correctness IS a Form of Hate
4. Sandy Botkin: The Top Reasons People Have Too Much Debt
5. John LeBoutillier: The VA Scandal, the Hillary Phenomenon, Polls and Benghazi

The Survival of Thriving

I thought of myself as a very successful businesswoman and author of two award-winning and bestselling books; but after my recent and sudden health emergency that left me in a near fatal condition, I've been forced to reanalyze what the definition of success really means. My medical condition was brought on by unseen health conditions, which if I had taken the appropriate time for myself, could have been avoided by preventive measures. Combine our change-the-world ambitions with a diligent work ethic and 24/7 technology, and we've got a recipe for chronic exhaustion which ultimately leads to health issues. It goes without saying that a massively driven, self-made entrepreneur will innately struggle with the importance of sleep, the challenges of perfectionistic tendencies, and struggles with time but to be truly successful, one must live for the things that are irreplaceable. [more...]

Latinos Not Buying Obamacare

While most people think that all minorities including Hispanics are blind supporters of President Obama, the numbers tell quite a different story. It turns out that while Latinos may have been promised the world by candidate Obama, who warned them against the perils of a Mitt Romney presidency, the administration hasn't included the U.S. Hispanic community. According to the 2012 Census figures, Hispanics led all ethnic groups in the total percentage of uninsureds. That's why the administration banked on having huge numbers of Hispanics sign up under Obamacare. What happened was quite the opposite. The administration missed their targets for Latino enrollment into Obamacare by more than 30%. Going into Obamacare, 29% of all Hispanics were without healthcare coverage. [more...]

Political Correctness IS a Form of Hate

By definition of the left, a hater is one that doesn't agree with you... period.  The assumption is that because I don't agree with same sex marriage, abortion, and immigration that I HATE all those involved. If we are going to communicate with each other - and we know communication can make or break a relationship - we need to speak the same language. If you are going to call me a hater, racist, homophobe, or bigot, should we not be using the same meaning from the same widely accepted dictionary? Based on Webster's dictionary, if I don't agree with and feel strongly against abortion and/or dislike abortion, then a true statement would be that I hate abortion. However, also based on Webster's definition, I do not hate the person who performed or had the abortion because I don't have an intense or passionate dislike for the person - just the act. To communicate clearly, we have to speak the same language with the same understanding. Definitions for racist, homophobe, bigot, and so on have to have the same meanings for all or they mean nothing. [more...]

The Top Reasons People Have Too Much Debt

* The average person can go 17 days without a paycheck.
* One in five people have over $10,000 in consumer debt alone.
* 41% paid nothing on their principal balance of their debts.
* 43% of American families spend more than they earn (in many cases, more than 20%).
* Sadly, young people aren't showing any signs of improvement. For example, the average amount of credit card debt for people between ages 20-29 is $1,800 and total debt for 20-somethings averaged $45,000.
* Only 13 states require students to take finance class yet most require gym classes.
* 60% of people ages 18-34 don't keep a budget.
* Educational debt is the fastest growing debt in the US. In fact, average student loan debt for 2010 (when I researched this) was $25,000, yet they had an unemployment rate of 12.4%. In fact, it is estimated that almost 50% of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed.

The VA Scandal, the Hillary Phenomenon, Polls and Benghazi

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we examined the scandal inside the Veterans Administration, the Hillary Phenomenon and recent polling showing a steep decline in the level of trust in the government. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Monday on the Dot Com. [more...]

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