Is the US the Next Enron?

S&P downgraded the credit rating on our country’s bonds.  How did this happen? What does it mean to you and me?  Most importantly, how does our country get its AAA rating back?     If we are all going down in financial flames, should we file the biggest bankruptcy case in the history of the planet with the World Court?  In this episode, Bob is joined by Reason Magazine’s Associate Editor, Peter Suderman.  They will Standard and Poor’s downgrade, what it says about how our country is governed and how it reflects the financial stewardship of the Obama administration.  Bob has spent 45 years in the world of credit.  No one knows it better, except perhaps his guest, Peter.

It’s not the Deficit, Stupid

The talking heads and political pundits are up in arms over the deficit.  Should they raise taxes, reduce spending or both?!   Would cutting entitlements solve the problem?   They’re all missing the point.  The battle today is a battle of monumental importance and it is over nothing less that the direction of our civic life for the next hundred years.  We must redefine the relationship between citizens and government before we can move forward.   When the Founders created this country, they fulfilled their mission of creating a nation that would stand the test of time.  America has lasted much longer than any of the naysayers believed possible.   But now there is stagnation and we need to decide which direction we are going in.  The fight today is about far more than money.  Money is only a code word, a placeholder, for the real issue of individual freedom vs. government domination.  In this episode, Bob is  joined by Dave Shellenberger: radio guest, prolific blogger and Libertarian commentator.  Together they explain these issues in way no other media has even tried to do.

Debtors are Sinners

Mortgages. Credit cards.  CARD Act.  Dodd-Frank.  Laws for government to use to surreptitiously transfer wealth from Bob and other responsible citizens to defaulting borrowers.  We lose our credit card mileage and free checking accounts just so that deadbeats and spendthrifts can walk from their debts.  In this episode, Bob will discusses how banks have become the weapon of choice for Liberal class warfare.

Solutions for Balancing the Budget

In this episode, Bob is joined by Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation, one of America’s great conservative Libertarian think tanks.  They discuss earmarks such as Lobster Institute and Rat Island and explain how easy and painless it is to balance the budget and cure deficit spending – - without raising taxes.  Who needs a President’s Deficit Reduction Commission when we’ve got Bob Zadek?”

Debtors are Sinners

Mortgages. Credit credit cards.  CARD Act.  Dodd-Frank.  Laws for government to use to surreptitiously transfer wealth from Bob and other responsible citizens to defaulting borrowers.  We lose our credit card mileage and free checking accounts just so that deadbeats and spendthrifts can walk from their debts.  This Sunday, Bob will discuss how banks have become the weapon of choice for Liberal class warfare.

Education and Credit Cards in America

In this episode, Bob examines the way in which the U.S. overemphasizes the importance of an expensive four year college degree that rarely prepares students for jobs in the workforce.  He also discusses the credit card reform that removes credit card choices for the middle class and increases costs so some dead beats can avoid fees.

Government Spending is out of Control

The Federal Government is spending $98,000.00 every second and the ballooning national debt is now $13 Trillion.   Will America become the next Greece? This Sunday, Bob will talk to Jim Martin from Spending Revolt, a new coalition of taxpayers, families, business owners, and policy organizations that is launching a national advocacy campaign to raise citizen awareness about how the mounting federal spending crisis is jeopardizing America’s future.  The group’s online “spending calculator” computes how much money the government has spent during an online user’s visit to the website, and it estimates the amount of government expenditures taking place during common daily activities.  Check it out at http:www.spendingrevolt.com.