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Guest on Main Street Out Loud Today at 6PM

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 28, 2013 8:01 AM |

RudiI welcome the opportunity to return to Main Street Out Loud this afternoon at 6pm.

MAIN STREET OUT LOUD is hosted by Rudi.  In his own words:“The show covers political issues, local, national and international.  We also cover the daily issues that concern each of us on Main Street, whether resident or business owner.  

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  • D T

    This shut down is the fault of both parties. The shut down is over increasing the spending limit for the government. Simple solution is to CUT SPENDING. Why do they continue to increase spending every year even though they know we can’t pay for the spending done now. Does deficit not mean anything to them. Do living on borrowed funds not mean anything to them. There is so much wasteful spending going on this government it is sickening.

    Look at this news report from Indiana.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/0gwWaKkV6RM

    The IRS is knowingly giving illegals billions of dollars a year on illegal tax filings. They know it and refuse to do anything about it. While at the same time they ruin US citizens lives over nickles and dimes. This Indiana news report should be shared with all your readers.

  • Richard Ferinberg

    You have a wonderful political polemic. Too bad it is full of claptrap. Put in some hard facts instead of innuendo. Parts of the body politic railed against Social Security almost ninety years ago and reading Ronald Reagan’s rhetoric about Medicare in 1964 about the ultimate intrusion into socializing healthcare for seniors as we know it evinces to me the basic misconclusions you are proffering. The commonweal demands responsibility.

    • LD

      Richard,

      Good to hear from you. In the course of a one hour interview with breaks and advertising there ends up being about 38 minutes of dialogue between host and guest. Typically that dialogue is split 40-60 so the guest gets somewhere around 20-25 minutes to address anywhere from 6-10 topics. Meaning there are 2-4 minutes per topic.

      Claptrap? Wow. Ok.

      But I did get your attention to visit my blog so given that you have, let’s do this, what issues would you like me to address?

      I have almost 5 years of archived commentaries so I think we can dig deep and find some meaningful juice.

  • http://www.physiqology.com Mark Diaz

    Larry,

    That’s a very hard question to answer. Not that I have any answers, I do have some thoughts.

    I’d like to know what you mean by “Might the Dems in Congress offer to repeal their own special treatments/kickback/payoffs…” What special treatments, specifically, are you referring to?

    From where I stand, the problem is thus: Republicans – as a GENERAL group – seem to be disinterested in the fact that a very large segment of the population is falling behind, and that the middle class is disappearing. From my viewpoint, they are reactionary in their belief system, and are of the opinion that we can, in one or two presidential terms, go back to the good ole’ USA where you make what you earn and you’re responsible for yourself.

    Though my core values jive more closely with the theory of Republican government, its a really hard pill to swallow when it seems that every other Republican in office wants to tell every other human being in America how to go about their own personal business, but wants to be gloves off regarding the regulation of the business world.

    I don’t see a balance here. There are some people that respond very well to being told: “You live the wrong way. Your values are skewed and backward regarding money.” However, not everyone in this country has the same learning curve. While I am a believer in survival of the fittest, I also believe that we, as a nation – a team – are only as strong as our weakest links.

    Unfortunately, we don’t get to choose all of our teammates. So, given that most likely half of our team is a bunch of fiscally, physically, or mentally backward couch potatoes, how do you get them in shape so that the whole team can thrive?

    • LD

      Mark,

      You make some very good points but specifically in regard to Congress, this is what I am referring to:

      The Affordable Care Act requires Members of Congress and their staffs to participate in its insurance exchanges, in order to gain first-hand experience with what they’re about to impose on their constituents. Harry Truman enrolled as the first Medicare beneficiary in 1965, and why shouldn’t the Members live under the same laws they pass for the rest of the country?

      And now the White House is suspending the law to create a double standard. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that runs federal benefits will release regulatory details this week, but leaks to the press suggest that Congress will receive extra payments based on the FEHBP defined-contribution formula, which covers about 75% of the cost of the average insurance plan. For 2013, that’s about $4,900 for individuals and $10,000 for families.

      How OPM will pull this off is worth watching. Is OPM simply going to cut checks, akin to “cashing out” fringe benefits and increasing wages? Or will OPM cover 75% of the cost of the ObamaCare plan the worker chooses—which could well be costlier than what the feds now contribute via current FEHBP plans? In any case the carve-out for Congress creates a two-tier exchange system, one for the great unwashed and another for the politically connected.

      This latest White House night at the improv is also illegal. OPM has no authority to pay for insurance plans that lack FEHBP contracts, nor does the Affordable Care Act permit either exchange contributions or a unilateral bump in congressional pay in return for less overall compensation. Those things require appropriations bills passed by Congress and signed by the President.

      But the White House rejected a legislative fix because Republicans might insist on other changes, and Mr. Obama feared that Democrats would go along because they’re looking out for number one. So the White House is once again rewriting the law unilaterally, much as it did by suspending ObamaCare’s employer mandate for a year. For this White House, the law it wrote is a mere suggestion.

      The lesson for Americans is that Democrats who passed ObamaCare didn’t even understand what they were doing to themselves, much less to everyone else. But you can bet Democrats will never extend to ordinary Americans the same fixes that they are now claiming for themselves. The real class divide in President Obama’s America is between the political class and everyone else.

      Congress’ Obamacare Exemption

  • lizzy s

    Hi LD,
    I wasn’t able to listen to your live interview but I hoped there would be an archived version. Is it possible to listen to it now?

    • LD

      Lizzy,

      Indeed it is.

      Here is the link for the archived show.

      Main Street Out Loud, September 28, 2013

      • lizzy s

        Thanks LD. I enjoyed the interview. You gve out some great information. I read an editorial by Simon Johnson in the New York Times a few months ago; he reccomended two books that you might be interested in. THE HELLHOUND OF wALL STREET by Michael Perino is about Ferdinand Pecorara’s investigation of the great crash. It is a fascinatinnng book with ethnic politics, Tamminy Hall and the arrogance of big bankers. The other book is THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT; eight centuries of financial folly, by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S.Rogoff.






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