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16 December 2013

Paul Ryan’s $3.9 Trillion Budget Is The New “Conservative” Benchmark

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "Please explain to me, or to people that think like me: Where then is the hope for a federal solution to any of this? The fact of the matter is, sans a federal balanced budget amendment, the current crisis we suffer under is only going to become more insufferable. Since we know what they’re doing to the dollar and we know what’s happening to real wages, you can see the decline written on the proverbial wall. " Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
14 November 2013

If You Think $680 Billion Budget Deficit Is Big, Just Wait For Obamacare To Be Added

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is just getting started, just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Where’s the money going to come from? Is this new woman, Janet Yellen, is she going to get in the Federal Reserve and crank out another $80 billion a month to pay for this? We have to keep the stock market going. You gotta feed the monkey, you know, man. Is she going to crank out $80 billion a month to subsidize all those that are going to sign up for the Affordable Care Act? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
24 October 2013

The Federal Leviathan Needs To Be Downsized Before This Last Train To Brokesville Derails

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Just to put this in perspective, this would mean that our mighty, gargantuan federal leviathan would have to exist on a paltry $1.2 trillion. In other words, it would have to exist on the expenditures of the last year of the Reagan administration, in 1989. Chew on that for a moment. Think about that. Then come back to me and tell me exactly how, practically speaking, this can possibly financially or numerically or mathematically work itself out. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 October 2013

Congress Has A Few Patriots, But The Rest Are Just Fighting For Their Slice Of Leviathan Pie

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Don’t be living in the ethereal fantasy world that these guys are actually holding the line for the reasons that you and I hold near and dear. There are obviously other political concerns here. There is the divvying up of the $3.8-trillion-pound pie that’s really what is going on here. Each side is fighting for their slice. There are some in the House of Representin’ that are fighting for the correct causes, I think. Their numbers are small. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
17 October 2013

The U.S. Has Been Defaulting On Its Debt For Years And That’s Not Changing Anytime Soon

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If we go back to October the 11th, interview given by James Grant of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, you would have found this posted at the Washington Compost under the headline “Has The United States Ever Defaulted?” Grant’s answer is: Yes, and it’s going to default again; it’s inevitable. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
17 October 2013

Default Deschmalt – The Sun Will Rise, The Moon Will Shine, And The Debt Will Still Be There

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Anthony Sanders, our friend the economist at George Mason’s Mercatus Center has been blogging about this. I asked him for some charts yesterday and he put charts together. You can find them in today’s Pile of Prep under the headline “Confounded Interest,” what Sanders says about the shutdown. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
11 October 2013

Kevin Gutzman On 14th Amendment, Government Shutdown And More

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Let’s go to the Dude Maker Hotline. Our friend Dr. Professor Kevin Gutzman is on the line. We’re going to talk a little bit about this silliness that the president can actually act unilaterally because the 14th Amendment commands him to do so when it comes to paying the debt of the United States. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 October 2013

Obama Has Forgotten Gingrich And The Last Government Shutdown

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There’s President Obama out there saying [mocking] “Never before in history has anyone ever used leverage to try not to raise the debt ceiling.” Gingrich is out there I guess listening to this, raising his hand and saying: Um, excuse me, we did. In 1995 and 1996, we did. I have the email blast from former Speaker Gingrich. It was an interesting read. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 October 2013

Who’s Really To Blame For The Government Shutdown?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – The Democrat Party -- again, I hate to do this in the partisan sense because I despise partisan politics. I don’t want to be a part of them, don’t want to have to talk about them, but in this instance we’re going to have to here because there is politics involved. The Democrat Party has been gaming this from the beginning, knowing that October 2013 was coming, knowing that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act was coming, knowing there was going to be this battle and girding the loins. They’ve been setting this up all along. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 October 2013

What Did You Think Decreasing The Size And Scope Of Government Would Look Like?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Again, I fail to see why anyone that participates in, advocates for, and has been dreaming about shrinking the federal leviathan, why you are not taking the chance or the opportunity to hit the ramparts, to dig yourself in, and to encourage those that have a vote or say-so in this to hold the line. Folks, this is the battle we’ve all been waiting for, isn’t it? What did you think it would look like? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 October 2013

It’s Not About The Party, It’s About Article I, Section 8 Of The Constitution

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you’re a new listener, I just want to catch you up on this. I am not being partisan here. I don’t care for, as a matter of fact I despise, partisan politics. If I could do anything with the rest of my life, if I had a choice, it would be to not talk about partisan politics forever. Let’s just get that out of the way here. If the Democrat Party were doing the same thing that the Republican Party is doing right now, in other words, I would be in their corner. I would be yelling and screaming and jumping up and down and setting my hair on fire and saying they are correct, that they are morally and constitutionally in the correct position. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 October 2013

David Stockman’s “Sundown In America”

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Back to David Stockman, there are a couple more stats from the “Sundown in America” essay that he wrote. You can find it in today’s Pile of Prep. If you’re not already convinced, after I read you the rollover of the debt from the first hour, Stockman isn’t finished with his rundown. I’m skipping here. This thing is 18 pages long if printed. I’m only going to get to about a page and a half during the entire three hours. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 October 2013

Congress Behaving Constitutionally, Seriously!?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In this one rare instance here, we all remain republicans but we can maybe claim that we’re Republicans now. A shocker of all shockers that Speaker John Boehner has not folded the tent, which I must say I am cheerfully impressed by. I don’t hold out any hope that he’s actually going to hold the line, but he certainly is not giving into the demands, the illicit and I think ridiculous demands of, number one, the president, who doesn’t have any say-so in it. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 October 2013

It’s Up To Congress Whether The U.S. Defaults

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Can I just be one of the few sane voices out here? The country is not going to default. It can’t default. It is not going to not make its interest payments. Besides, many of the interest payments are due to what entity? All this money, all the debt you’re hearing about that has to be repaid and whatnot, all of this is not going to China. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
03 October 2013

The National Government Is A Sham And So Are The Debt Numbers

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Before Obamacare, there was $222 trillion worth of unfunded liabilities on the books for the federal leviathan. The money does not exist on the face of the planet to discharge those responsibilities. That, by the bye, is in excess of what is actually funded and paid for, yet no one is talking about that. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 October 2013

Government Shutdown May Actually Increase Productivity Of Private Sector

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I’m going to ask the question again: What productivity? What do they produce? What do they produce other than regulations that hamper the production of every other living soul on the continent, hell, across the world? According to this, the 1996-96 shutdown cost $1.4 billion, roughly $2.1 billion in today’s dollars. One of the things we know federal workers are really good at producing is inflation and currency devaluation. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
02 October 2013

Nearly A Half-Million Employees Left At Department Of Defense, And That’s With Half Furloughed

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you weren’t opposed to the standing army from the standpoint that the framers of the Constitution and the generations that came after them had been very wary of and with very good reason of having standing armies lying around for obvious reasons, perhaps the latest statistics from the shutdown will warm you to the idea of at least considering this. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
01 October 2013

What Is The Alternative To The Legislative Process?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Now the government in the 21st century is trying to say that the health and welfare of every living soul on the North American continent is now the legislative duty and responsibility of the government of the United States. Some of us take great offense to that, see great danger in it, and do not want that principle, even though some have already surrendered on that principle when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
09 August 2013

No Matter Who’s Running The Economy, It’s In The Red And Getting Worse

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – In what document, under what rule, under what act of Congress, under what amendment to the Constitution has any president ever acquired the power to “run the economy”? My reading of history, the president doesn’t have the power, shouldn’t have the power, and you shouldn’t want to confer it on him, yet here we are. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
24 July 2013

Chuck Hagel – A Voice Of Reason On Foreign Policy?

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Ladies and gentlemen, what I’m about to read to you will illustrate why all the decepticonia was in an uproar and did everything they could do to try to destroy Chuck Hagel, as they’re trying to destroy Senator Rand Paul, before he could be confirmed as Secretary of Defense. They must not allow anyone to get inside the tent that has any, any, any motivation or any intention for our vast military that is outside of the current status quo, and maybe even returning to the 2003 to 2008 status quo. Let’s find some new countries to go and screw up. Yes, let’s find new places to invade. We have an army. Let’s use it. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
23 July 2013

Bernanke, Bailouts, Bankruptcies, And Bubbles

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you think of yourself as a sow and you’re a major city and you actually had to withdraw yourself from the federal trough and had to pay and manage and take care of your own finances the old-fashioned way, most of this stuff would not happen. Many of the things that occur in major cities would not happen because there would not be the underlying promise there that the federal government is always there with a hand out with programs. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
18 July 2013

Defense Spending, Appropriations Bills, And Surveillance State Create A Leviathan-Sized Accounting Labyrinth

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I am dealing with a decimal percentage five zeroes to the right of the decimal point of what the Congress or Senate is dealing with on just one of these appropriations bills. They have to go through this every single year. If you have ever tried to slog through reading one of these monstrosities, you probably made it maybe 10 or 15 pages in before you threw your hands up in the air and went: No wonder they don’t want to read the bill. I don’t want to read the bill! Well, try and read a bill, seriously. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
08 July 2013

Will Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling? Of Course They Will!

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Speaker of the House John Boehner and company plan to begin dealing with this this week. There are a couple plans out there. I love how the National Journal story frames this today. [mocking] “They’re going to begin their deliberation with the far right-wing plan of Paul Ryan.” The far right-wing plan of Paul Ryan, you mean the one that adds trillions of dollars of new debt on top of the mountain which is 15 Everests high that already exist? That’s the far-right plan? I shudder to see the far-left plan. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
27 June 2013

Social Security Disability Could Learn From Aflac And Other Private Companies Who Aren’t Broke

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Congress faces 2016 deadline to save Social Security’s disability program.” Now hold on just a cotton-picking moment there! What do you mean save the Social Security’s disability program? Where’s the trust fund? I thought that there was a trust fund out there. I thought this thing was solvent all the way up until 2033, we were being told just a year ago. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
10 June 2013

An Actual Founding Father’s Inaugural Address – No Egos Here

Let me read to you how a Founding Father accepted his inauguration. This will come as a shock to you people, but I actually have here in my hands the text of Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address. Yes, even back then those old fuddy-duddy guys in white stockings and powdered wigs gave addresses when they were inaugurated. The striking thing about Jefferson’s inauguration is the humility and the humble attitude that he approached it as. Which you’ll hear here in the text when I get into it.
06 June 2013

War-Hungry GOP Wants To Spend Money On War But Not To Feed The Children

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Since you’re not going to end the program, and since you’re not going to end all manner of foreign transfer payments, whether it’s foreign aid or Bernyankme shoveling money off to banks in foreign lands, since none of this is going to stop, why in dude’s holy name would you allow this to be branded as and to come at the expense of women, infants, and children? Can’t you find a base somewhere of the hundreds of bases we have across the known universe and close one of them to save the $214 million and spare the women, infants, and children? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 June 2013

Rand Paul Can Live With $2.6 Trillion Worth Of Government, And That’s A Good Thing

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Rand Paul’s statement that he can live with $2.6 trillion worth of government, to me, is a dropping of the gauntlet. I don’t believe you people out there or your neighbors out there in the states can live with $2.6 trillion worth of leviathan. Here comes the other rub. Whether you have one-third of the largesse you currently enjoy, more than a third, half cut off, or whether you keep the spending at $3.8 or $4 trillion and then must be taxed appropriately for it, just imagine your taxes doubling or increasing by a factor of 40 percent. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
04 June 2013

Rand Paul Is The Only Serious Contender Attending “Romney Palooza”

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Christie flies to Utah this Thursday. He and Rand Paul and Paul Ryan are all going to Romney Palooza, a big hoop-de-doo gathering out in Utah that is hosted by the former candidate. “Romney retreat to draw three GOP presidential hopefuls.” The retreat is called the Experts and Enthusiasts event set for Thursday and Friday in Park City. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
30 May 2013

Instead Of Outsourcing Parking, Cities Should Offer Leases To Private Property Owners

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – My proposition is very simple. I don’t have an issue or a problem with an incorporated city managing any property that they own and selling parking services. What I have a problem with and what I have suggested is what the city ought to do is get out of the business, totally out of the business of parking. Just get out of it. Fire the meter maids, get them off the damn payrolls, and pull all the meters up, or sell the meters to another city or town or vendor that wants to use them. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
17 May 2013

The Problem Is Big Government And We Need To Find A Solution

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you really want to do something about it, here’s a word for you to research and think about all weekend long: secession. [mocking] “Why don’t you get in line with the rest of us? Why do you keep going to that? You know it’s not going to happen. Why do you keep talking about it?” I keep bringing it up because it forces you to consider actual alternatives. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
17 May 2013

Big Government Needs The IRS Like We Need The Sun

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – All this protestation and all this hooting and hollering and all this stuff that’s going on, in all the fundraising that’s going on with Tea Party groups sending their little letters out asking, [mocking] “You must support us now in this our darkest hour of need. We’ve got to get rid of Obama.” At the end of the day, none of this will result in a leaner, less meaner federal leviathan. That’s what you ought to care about. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
29 April 2013

Central Economic Planning Dictates We Make Tanks And More Tanks

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What do we need tanks for? I know what we need them for, but what do we need more for? So it’s a jobs program. The military thus, and the reason why the defense budget is defended so vociferously by Republicans is not for national defense; it is for corporate defense. It is to make sure that the leviathan continues to shower favored corporations that lobby for the money tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars per year. That’s what it’s for. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…
27 April 2013

Article V Convention For A Balanced Budget Amendment

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Nick Dranias is with Compact for America. He is one of the brain trusts of that august body, which includes my friend Kevin Gutzman, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and James Madison and the Making of America. Nick is on the line with us right now on the Dude Maker Hotline. Nick, how you doing, buddy? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology
  1. The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology