The Government NEVER Gives Out FREE Money – Dave Ramsey Rant



Switzerland votes no to a guaranteed monthly income proposals which would force the Swiss government to pay each of its citizens the equivalent of nearly $1,800 about two thousand twenty two hundred dollars a month whether or not they are working have been rejected the introduction of a quote unconditional national income unquote had been proposed as a means of tackling poverty and inequality but it was derided as a quote marxist dream by critics which it is the final result resort results showed about 77% of Swiss voters opposed the plan in a national referendum which is like a slam dunk the government at urge citizens to vote no after 100,000 signatures supporting the move had forced a referendum advocates argued that because robots machines and computers are increasingly replacing humans in the workplace and don't need to be paid a salary workers could be freed from the drudgery of employment if the state stepped in to support them here's the problem marxist socialists and communists forget that the government doesn't have any money anywhere except money it took from someone who is producing money government creates no money the only way the government has money is if it took it from one of us and so the only way that it would have money to give these people's if it took more from other people thus Marxism communism one of the best vacations ever had my life was about 18 months ago Sharon and I spent 10 days in Switzerland an absolutely fabulous country absolutely fabulous very industrious people just brilliant and kind there's you know the French side the German side and it is the influence of the culture and so forth it's just an amazing country we absolutely enjoyed it and I will go back it is probably the most enjoyable European countries I've ever visited actually it is just um again it's a little expensive I will say that I mean like eating dinner in Geneva chi-ching right it's like eating dinner in London or in New York City I mean it's it's pretty pricey but it's it was fabulous we had an absolutely stellar time just the two of us and you know it really enjoyed the country enjoyed the people enjoyed everything and I'm really glad to see them vote this down but you know it's always interesting the Socialists always point out and the ones running for office in the US and all that I always point out these little tiny European countries which you know you think of Switzerland it's quote a legitimate country it is a legitimate country and they just voted down Marxism and communism congratulations way to go guys and here's the thing 8.1 million people how many people live in Dallas eight million people in the Dallas Metroplex Switzerland is the size of Dallas does that give you a little perspective I'm talking about geographically or culturally or age or heritage I'm talking about the number of human beings and by the way the economic production is very similar the gross domestic product of Switzerland is pretty close to the rose domestic product of Dallas and so this is like Dallas making a decision which Dallas wouldn't even this wouldn't even made the referendum because Texas is still part of America right but parts of America are confused and think they're not part of America anymore but I mean people that live in Dallas they're capitalists I'll just tell you Texans yay Texas we love Texas Tennesseans and Texans have always gotten along and all for a lot of reasons but I mean you know it's just just ridiculous and for those of you what about Norway Norway I mean Atlanta is bigger than Norway shut up I mean you guys discuss these things like they're like there's some kind of big kind of proof of this socialism crap you know we're touring Sweden and enjoyed it again very nice people economy's nowhere near as robust as Switzerland but you know we're going through their little tour guides going you know we have free college education we have free this and free that and free this and finally I had a American belly full of her free and I'm like so what is your personal income tax rate sixty five percent I missed where you got free out of that chick there's no free there well I don't pay that much in taxes yeah but there's no free there is no free health care there is no free college education there is no free retirement plan quit saying crap is free that comes from the government it makes you look stupid because it's not free and if the idiots that put this thing on the Swiss ballot had gotten their way an unconditional national income would have been free not because somebody has to pay for this crap somebody needs to remind you people the government does not pay for anything it takes money from other people to pay for things there is no free I saw a doofus from the Democrats there they go this is going to destroy the lockbox on the Social Security system like dude there's been no money in the lockbox of the Social Security system in decades it was destroyed long ago Social Security system is completely cash flowed out of Congress any money that was in there was stolen long ago and spent you know how Social Security gets paid they collect more than they put out it's not there's no lockbox there is no money set aside in the Social Security system it's not even set aside at all they just completely take it and spend it however they want they just happen to spent it and take in enough to be able to pay the Social Security bill Social Security is not free subsidized housing is not free health care is not free free is it has no cost come in we have failed our children in basic economic education where they walk around going I want free on free college education they might be free too you doofus but the rest of us are going to be paying for it and some of us are not confused about that we know where the money came from out of our back pocket so the next time someone wants to make the argument that a European country is somehow socialist European country is somehow stellar remind them that it's probably not the size of Dallas in this case we are highlighting a European country that is stellar and did do a great job called Switzerland where to go Swiss the right-wing Swiss part People's Party argued that the country's open border agreement with the EU would lead to people pouring into the country and take advantage of the scheme do you think yeah under the European Union in other words you can come and go at will a lot of people don't live in Switzerland working Switzerland drive in every day today we saw the traffic jams when we were there actually sat in one at one point and those are people that don't work in the country that are working that or they don't live in the country that are working in the country they choose to live in France and drive across the line and which is part of the European Union deal but guess what if you had a free income an unconditional national income does that not make you want to just blow your man Charlie it's unbelievable yeah this is the kind of crap that's coming around here because we've taught people or didn't teach people how basic economics works that there is nothing from the government that is free those roads you drive on they weren't free somebody paid for them with property taxes or income taxes they weren't free there is no free stop telling people stuff is free from the government it makes you look stupid because you are it's not free it can't be free if it came from the government it came from someone else they took money from someone else and gave it to your program and it might be free to you but it's not free II don't have a free anything we the people pay for crap through the government and oh by the way it takes about two dollars to get 70 cents worth through the government black hole actually back out into the marketplace it's a fairly inefficient extremely inefficient method of wealth transfer for you inequality doobs that are out there so quit trying to talk that through it doesn't even work mathematically it's not free this is the Dave Ramsey show hey guys thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video click the subscribe button to get the latest content and check out these other great clips from the show so you have to break the cycle you have to flip this thing on its head and make it behave you've got to get so fired up and wired up that you're broke friends think you've lost your mind

How Jay Leno Changed the Politics of Late Night



when I started hosting marijuana was illegal and you can smoke cigarettes any place you wanted I believe he did the greatest monologue ever and I think it was because of his political sensibility and the worst thing about losing this job I'm no longer cover NBC I'd have to sign up for Obamacare after 22 years as the host of The Tonight Show Jay Leno said goodbye to late night though he was no favorite of TV critics Leno held the top ratings spot for over two decades after succeeding the legendary Johnny Carson recent TV sat down with longtime Leno producer Dave Berg author of the book behind the curtain an insider's look at Jay Leno's Tonight Show to discuss lenez legacy of elevating politics and late-night talk Johnny Carson who of course is a legend the greatest there ever was he set the bar very high for all of us however Johnnie emphasized entertainers on his show I'm not saying he didn't have politico's from time to time he did but the emphasis was on entertainers well the strategy that we used to kind of expand and maybe get better ratings was to move beyond entertainers and I think that this is what distinguished Jay not only in the guests that he chose I mean basically we had every major presidential candidate from 1996 on but also in his monologue which he expanded it from Johnnie's with seven minutes and Jay expanded his to 14 minutes and added a lot of political humor he set the pace I believe he did the greatest monologue ever and I think it was because of his political Sensibility you talked about having presidential candidates the you guys were actually the first to get a sitting president when you had President Obama on can you talk a little bit about the story of how that happened five years before he became president I was watching him speak at the Democratic convention in Boston and that was in 2004 Kerry was the the Democratic candidate that year and and I had never heard of this unknown political Illinois and I thought oh my gosh this guy is the best speak I have seen since Ronald Reagan I'm not talking politics here I'm just talking about the ability to communicate and I was very impressed and the next day I started calling on his people to express an interest in getting him on the show now we did finally land him on the show as as an author the the audacity of hope' when he was a presidential candidate so when he did finally agree to appear as a president he had already been on he had already had a trust yet and it kind of a chemistry with Jay but nevertheless when he decided to appear on the show on his 59th day in office that was amazing because no other president had ever appeared on a late-night show it was actually considered unpresidential that was a huge moment and you know looking back at that why do you think it took so long for that to happen I mean do you think that politicians are kind of afraid of going on platforms like that because they're afraid of being made fun of I do and as I always told the political people actually we're much easier I'm not saying Jay didn't ask tough questions he did he certainly did but we weren't Meet the Press and Jays attitude about guests is he believed that that it was a family environment at the Tonight Show and and he actually acted as though guests were like guests in his house so he always said I'm not going to throw you a curve ball you don't have to worry I'm I will ask you a tough question I'll ask you this I'll ask you that but he never never asked gotcha questions so we were actually easier than Meet the Press it never seemed like he was really accepted among you know the comedic elite and here he is now he's going to get the Mark Twain humor award at the Kennedy Center this fall what do you think is so misunderstood about his success I think that the critics the Television Critics basically early on starting when Jay took over from Johnny Carson early on they said this guy doesn't have the chops he doesn't have what Johnny Carson has and by the way he's not cut from the same fabric as David Letterman it is so much more edgy and they are the ones that basically set the tone for for how J was perceived among if I may use the word among elitist not among the folks who live in the flyover States those wonderful flyover States but among the elitist who felt that J's humor was much too milquetoast actually I think J's approach was was exactly what it should be what you want to do is you want to tell jokes that appeal to a broad band of viewers we weren't narrowcasting we were trying to reach a wide group of people and I think J did that very successfully and I think the Mark Twain award is justification finally J gets the credit that he deserves and a lot of people you know would always try to tie a political label to him but you know because we have more of a libertarian audience do you think kind of that independent streak that he was more working-class he worked really hard I know you talked a lot about his work ethic in the book do you think that kind of came through the fact that he was just a little bit more independent and that's maybe why he broke through to such a larger audience I definitely do and again I think you could see it in his monologue jokes I think that resonated with people I really do the fact is in the last you know two three years none of the other late night hosts were doing Obama jokes well Jay felt well J happens to like President Obama but his feeling was you got to go after who's ever in power and he alone was doing jokes about Obama for a long time finally when Obamacare you know became the disaster that it was at least for a while the other host started following soon do you think that his willingness cuz I see it now with Kimmel yeah and a little bit with Fallon and Letterman they've kind of followed suit but do you think that that is kind of one of his main legacies as far as you know being an equal opportunity offender oh my gosh yes I mean I really think that distinguishes him and and yes if I understand your question properly there doesn't seem to be a healthy skepticism of those in power and that concerns me because late night is so influential especially among younger people I think yeah and you know there's also kind of this I guess you can call it a PC movement going on where you've seen a lot of comedians lately having to you know apologize for jokes do you how do you think that affects the material right or did it really come into play when he was crafting his monologue that was a big problem and I have to say that among the the comedy writers and comedians whether they were liberal a conservative they hate PC they do not like political correctness because that restricts them in their job and that was very damaging and it hurt a lot of jokes we had to sort of water down some of the jokes everybody did and and I think everyone suffers as a result you're you're missing SATA you're missing good satire when you look at who's out there now you have Kimmel you have Letterman as stepping down you have Colbert coming in now and now you have Jimmy Fallon who do you see kind of emerging as as that standard bearer of being the top dog I actually am a Jimmy Fallon guy and I like Jimmy Kimmel they're both really good I watched them both but Jimmy Fallon when he took over for Jay honestly I did not want to like him I didn't like the fact that Jay was you know being let go when he was doing so well but when I started watching a Fallon on a regular basis he won me over and I like him because he continues with that really positive upbeat attitude that that Jay represented and he has brought kind of a new perspective he has redefined late-night on his own terms now it's about comedy bits it's about performance the guests get involved they want to get involved Jimmy gets involved because he's so talented and he has done very well I would go so far as to call him the king of late-night he's going to be the guy to be that's my feeling

Dave Ulrich | Defining the Leadership Code



you hi I'm Dave Ulrich I'm one of the three co-authors of the book leadership code we appreciate your time and listening to these ideas and hope they're as helpful to you as they have been to us we begin the discussion of leadership code with a very simple question what makes an effective leader what a great question we have to confess we're not the first person to ask that question in fact when we got on Google and we googled the term leader and leadership we got 20 to 30 million hits were way down the line in asking that question so we decided to do something a little different instead of coming up with a whole new theory of leadership we wanted to look at what was out there and find out are there some major common themes that we can synthesize and integrate that describes and answers the question what makes an effective leader so we used a methodology that was really really simple we went to about 15 or 20 people who were we think the thought leaders in leadership these are folks who've written four or five books each they've done leadership 360s for 15 to 20 years they're people you would probably know I won't list them all for the embarrassment of missing some that we went to but these are the best we know we asked them how many 360s they've done in their careers the some of that was over two million then we asked them two questions question one what percent of successful leadership in your experience is basically the same stuff all leaders everywhere top-to-bottom big companies small companies publicly traded privately held global domestic what come what are the central core things that every leader everywhere must be able to know and do when we ask the percent of what that should be what we found was a fascinating response it ranged from 50 to 85% some said 50% is unique some said 15% is unique some said 50% is the same some said 85% is the same our take is 60 to 70% 60 to 70 percent of what any leader anywhere has to know and do is the same basic stuff question two what is it and these time our thought leader colleagues recommended their books so we looked at their books we looked at comedy see models from other firms we calmed the literature and we tried to say what makes an effective leader what is that core common set of stuff that every leader everywhere has got to do we called that the leadership code the code is the basics the codebook the absolute core of what leadership is about as we did that research we found there were five things if you think four corners of a sheet of paper and then a middle circle one corner of the sheet of paper is a leader has to be a strategist if you want to be an effective leader you have to have a point of view about where your unit is going at the top of the company that's the whole enterprise in a functional unit it's your function and a team and an organization it's your team but you have to have a position about where you want your organization to go as you go forward second is you have to be an executor you have to be somebody who's able to get work done who has accountability discipline and the ability to execute and make sure that things are done and done well on the other corner of the sheet of paper is you have to be a talent manager leaders by definition work with people they engage them they connect with them they work with them they communicate with them and they help people feel like they're part of a good team at the top corner of the circle the fourth piece is you have to be a human capital developer you have to be somebody who builds a next generation in the organization you have to be able to map the workforce create a firm brand and figure out what the talent is that needs to be there in the future for roles of leadership strategist where are we going executors how do we get there talent manager who goes with us and human capital capital developer who stays when we're gone what we discovered as most leaders are predisposed to one of those four most leaders kind of have a natural act I like being a strategist and figuring out the future I like being a talent manager and working with other people I like being an executor and getting things done but then what we discovered in the middle is that there's a core factor that every leader has to master we call that personal proficiency it's not a role it's a set of personal competencies that allow you to be trusted by those you lead personal proficiency deals with insights about yourself with your ability to know yourself to learn to have integrity to have emotional intelligence to exercise good judgment that's it we think there's a codebook of leadership a strategist an executor a talent manager a human capital developer and personal proficiency that allows you to connect with others that's this book it's actually a very simple book if you want to be an effective leader here's what you must know and what you must do and you look at where your strengths are and so as we drafted this book and we looked at this massive leadership work we begin to identify four or five or six things in each of those areas that will help you be a more effective leader now one of the things that we think is always helpful is looking at the leadership mirror how do I rank how do I rate so we've got a survey online on that survey you can score yourself and do a self-assessment and even better you can begin to get data from others how do others see me as a strategist an executor a human capital developer or talent manager and based on that information I can begin to make changes and improve my leadership the purpose of this book is very simple if you want to be a more effective leader this is what it takes by the way this is the basics it's not the whole game but it's the basics that you must do to lead effectively and we will help you make that happen you

The Savage Eye – Politicians.



but many Irish are mystified and fascinated as to how failed politicians continue to get reelected Oh welcome back to the frontline it's fair to say the anger in the audience is a palpable so let's hear some questions is man with a furrowed brow it's not angry we are we're fucking livid we've no jobs with no income with no assets to be incompetent and stay in power the irish politician must constantly endure public outrage after the tirade the politician gives out facts and figures because he knows the irish mind only understands stories and will lose track after the first sentence what are you going to do first of all let me say I totally accept your condemnation of the situation and I understand your outrage at the situation you find yourself in but let me say moving forward there's a 6% increase on last year's figures which is progress and we are moving forward but under no circumstances must apologizing ever say what is really thinking what are you going to do come here to me you working-class scumbag or was whinging and fucking morning you probably don't even vote so why don't you just fuck off the