35 Burst results for "Four Hundred Thousand Dollars"
Nova Hardscapes' Nasir Acikgoz on Thriving in Uncertain Times
"Think right now the way the economy is the way things have let's say slowed down the way interest rates have risen Politics, okay world governments and all this stuff that's going on They they you know, I feel it in the air that people just want to like curl up, you know And and they don't want to continue to push in a certain way It's kind of like let me hold all my money whatever I have left and I'm not gonna let it go, you know But you have to invest to create if you don't invest you can't create don't be scared to do that when it comes to what he's selling but My question for you is all of this stuff that's going on and you are full throttle you have I see you in the venture 36 -foot venture with quad 500 Merc's And you're flooring the throttles Why do you feel that way? When it comes to that, are you scared about anything that's coming up or you just go based off of off of what? Opportunity vision what I I don't stop I go full throttle all the time and What drives me that when I wake up I think I said I mean God has a plan and I believe in God and I I in he says it work be honest work and it's gonna happen and In this country opportunities are limitless. I mean, there's no limit. There's no There's no product you're gonna say all about people are yes, they're they're holding off They're not gonna they're you know, they're not gonna spend I will never think that way I still keep bringing and I'm gonna bring it We're gonna invest as a matter of fact The green industry has an advantage one of the biggest advantages that I've noticed is if the people are stressed They're stressed with things politics and all that how do they relax of course they go they do sports and stuff One of the things they'd relax is they work in the garden. They work in the backyard They work, you know, they do things or just looking at plants to look at plants. What did what does it do to you relaxes you? One of the things that I'm realizing because we do a lot of pool pools and you know Like we sell a lot of natural stone for pool pool decks and pool coping like for pool products That business is still booming because During the pandemic, obviously people were spending time outside and whatnot But also after the pandemic still that kept going it never stopped And the green industry picked up right right during the the pandemic. Yeah, it keeps going crazy boom Yes, it's still going. Yes. It's a little bit see slow down a little bit, but it's not gonna stop Nobody's gonna stop buying things. Well, we saw wasn't normal first of all. Yeah, it was out You know, it wasn't normal normal growth, you know normal growth year over year at least for me was 20 20 percent growth Correct, maybe 25. So I was able to do 20 to 25 percent more than I did the previous year Let's say that's normal. That's normal average, you know, but you have guys that went up a hundred two hundred three hundred percent in two years You know, so it's just a lot like even the the smaller landscapers they were used to doing, you know Three four hundred thousand dollars to say a small landscaper and a lot of them crossed a million in in two years I know, you know the Amelia 1 .5 to 2 .5 and how did that happen because of this crazy boom? So now what they're seeing is the slowdown effect a lot of people weren't prepared for this to slow down They weren't they didn't let's say understand what was going on or see what was going on And they didn't think it was gonna, you know finish so I hope everyone put you know something away for For this if not, you're gonna learn the next one. You need to yeah, you need to save obviously I'm not saying you need to spend everything but you know It's a cycle then the economy is a cycle four years five years up and then four year five years down four years So if you don't invest when it's down Obviously within your you know budget and and and means and means You're not gonna gain when it picks up again So what I'm doing is when it's up you keep investing anyway when it's down you keep going Obviously, I'm not in I'm investing. I'm actually reinvesting per se Not so aggressively as I did it during the pandemic because the demand was huge. Yeah, you saw it's still going I'm still going like I'm like, okay, so I was adding maybe five products back then but now I'm adding one two But I keep adding because I'm trying to prepare myself for the next rush. Yep, you know Hopefully we'll see those numbers again, but you know, it's gonna be tough. You'll see those numbers as more people use
A highlight from Real Estate Agents: 6 Top Income Destroying, Time Wasting Mistakes
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Three, two, one and Julie Harris. We are back. And today we're going to be talking about six of the worst income wrecking mistakes agents are making in today's market. But before we get to the first point, I think you have a really great story from our friend in LA, Federico. Yes. Who is not making the deal wrecking mistakes. In fact, this story, I hope the listeners pay attention because it's going to wind a whole bunch of things together. That's right. So we're starting off by telling you the story of what happens if you don't make six of the income wrecking mistakes with this story. And then we're going to get into the weeds as far as what you need to be avoiding. That's right. Okay. So this is a text from Federico who lives and sells in Los Angeles. He says, hi, Julie. This is hot off the presses right from maybe a couple of days ago. Federico says, I just finished showing clients a new construction community while the build rep was showing us the model, a lady walked in and asked if she could listen in on the build reps presentation. She communicated that she and her husband were looking to downsize and was asking the builder how the financing would work. Okay. So let's stop just for a second. How many of you listening in Los Angeles believe that there's no new construction around? We could just start with that point, but moving forward, uh, during that conversation, I asked her what her situation was and asked if she needed the funds from the sale of her property in order to close on the one she might be looking at. That led to the build rep stating that they would only finance her if her current home was in escrow. So there's a lot to that too. Which by the way, that's probably the build rep not really knowing anything about how to, you know, sell a house using financing because the reality of it is, is the builder wasn't actually using their own money. They were using a mortgage broker and she probably still could have worked that deal, but she was looking for the easier deals of people that had no home sale contingency. That's right. And we're using kind of a lame objection handler. No, you can't do that. Exactly. Which positions our friend Federico listening. That's right. Now, when the build rep exited the room, she thanked me for helping her articulate her points. This is the walk -in potential buyer and asked if I could email her all the information for the new build to which I responded that I was the agent for the other couple in the room, but that I would be happy to help her. That led me to, led me to asking her to, uh, how soon she needed to go on the market. When she responded, uh, we are still decluttering. I don't know where to start or how it all works. I asked her where the home was and what they were asking and asked when I could stop by and see it since I may already have someone. How many of you guys would have gone for the appointment right then and there? Think about that. She answered, that sounds great. We need to declutter first. So I won't, it won't be possible until at least later next month. Let me also work on my husband as far as the new purchase goes and then we can schedule an exact date for you to come by. I got her contact information. Another mistake that agents sometimes fall into. I got her contact information and stopped the conversation since I did not want to be rude in front of my existing clients there. When I left the showing, I called this lady. There's the immediate fallback, uh, follow up. I called this lady back to continue the conversation and to schedule a tentative day and time to go look at the property. She said that she and her husband will be going on a short trip and that we can circle back after my trip. We'll only be gone for a week. During the call, she asked me what commission I would charge. By the way, people don't ask that if they're not serious, do they? Okay. She asked about my commission to which I said, that's a great question. I actually have a flexible fee. What's the best email for you so I can send you a little bit about me and my team and about how we work. That'd be the pre listing package. That way when we meet at the house, we can focus on the items that are most important to you. Also part of the script you learned in premier coaching. It's a textbook. Totally 5 ,000 % textbook. She gave me her email, thanked me for helping her while at the new construction and expressed that she was excited to have me come by their house. There you have it. Now certainly by the way, dad, on what you said with regards to the people asking about commission that quick, 99 % of the time when they ask out of the gates like that, it's because they've got another agent in their back pocket, which it probably isn't a professional agent in the sense that maybe it's somebody they just know as their neighbor or uncle Bob who basically lists the house every thousand years or something like that, who will probably do it for free. That type of question was that the agent, I'm sorry, the seller was looking for a reason to take uncle Bob out of the equation because she really liked Federico and wanted to do business with him. Most importantly though, to your point, he used the scripts that we teach these guys to use in premier coaching and that was one of the obvious scripts that we use that you learn when you're presenting the pre -listening pack and the listening presentation. All this was woven together and what we're trying to express to all of you, so hopefully you're all understanding, is there's opportunity everywhere. You just have to go where the opportunity is and quit waiting for the opportunity to come to you. Which leads us, Julie, perfectly into point number one and remember guys, these are the top six income killing mistakes that agents are making now and frankly in a lot of cases have normalized. That's right. So point number one or mistake number one, and we're also going to have some action steps how to fix these problems ASAP. Mistake number one, playing the waiting game, waiting for the market to crash, waiting for interest rates to come down, waiting for inventory. Waiting doesn't get transactions into your pipeline, nor does it help your clients and prospects to achieve their goals. You must take control of your day, your week, your month, your quarter, and your year in order to defeat the waiting game. Say this at least 10 times, if it's meant to be, it's up to me, and then take control. We're going to give you some action steps here. All right, so first action step on this mistake, accept the fact that there are zero indicators that the market's going to crash. Zero. Remove it from your head. While there are some price ranges in some markets this year where it's set to, I'm sorry, where there are some price reductions is what that should say in some markets, this year is set to close with between five and 9 % increase in home values. I wonder how many people actually know that. I mean, with all these headlines that are supposed to basically make you think there's a housing crash, do you all know that real estate in the mainland United States is increased in value by at least 5%, in some cases around 10 % year over year? So yes, despite the headlines about prices falling, home values have still increased. That's right. Now, low inventory, stable demand, lots of new construction, and rising prices are not indicators of a housing crash. Those things do not exist in a housing crash. Now, if any of that changes, you can hear about it here, we'll let you know. So it's important that we remind them that we are at, what, a 20 or 30 year low for the number of mortgages that are in any sort of distress? Yes. It's like less than 3 %? It's less than 3%, a historic low, and that includes all of the forbearances and things that happened around COVID. That's all baked in at this point. Do you remember all the people that were, you know, of course, these real estate prognosticators were trying to sell you lists on how to get into REOs and all this other stuff? How they were saying, oh, you wait until all those people on mortgage forbearance, all those COVID mortgage forbearances, those houses are all going to default. None of them defaulted, did they? You see how there are some people, guys, who only think that they can make money, only think they can help people when the market's going one particular direction. So what they do is they wait around and hope and pray that the sky falls so that they can be right. And that is, I suppose, a business model. But the reality of it is you can help people make money no matter what direction the market is going. You don't just have to wait for the direction that it's been going. For example, a lot of you, to Julie's point, were waiting around for their interest rates to lower, waiting around for the mortgage stuff to clear, become easier, inventory to increase. Stop waiting around. There's inventory everywhere. It's not just where it's like what Federico discovered. It's hidden, in essence. You have to go to where it's at. You have to go to where the market opportunity is. Stop waiting for the market opportunity to show up on your computer screen. Yes. And when you go to new construction where he went, especially in those price ranges, go where the buyers are looking. You will also find listings. That's right. OK. So again, we're back to the waiting game. So you said that. So we have to drill down. Because I always have to remind myself and you that we have people that are maybe listening to us for the first time ever. And yes, this is the number one Listen To Dilly podcast for real estate professionals in the United States. Tens of thousands of people downloading it. But for the one person that's discovered this for the first time, defining what Julie just said, if you're going to, as Federico did, go look, essentially show buyers or go to a new construction area where the new construction is, say, $800 to, say, on up, chances are the person purchasing one of those new construction homes, they're going to have a house to sell. So that means that probably realistically 90 % of the buyers, air quoting here, that are interested in new construction actually also are sellers. But how many of you think like that? How many of you think buyer or seller? You can't be both. Always assume that your buyer is actually a seller and where you focus your energy is on the listing side of things, because that's what's going to be the juggernaut to them moving forward with any, you know, like they're not going to buy anything but to sell the home most likely. So you can't, if you just focus on the buy side of the conversation, you're never going to get to where the real opportunity is on the list side. Once you have the listing, you will obviously sell that house, well, we've done studies on this, you'll sell an average of six other houses off one listing. With a buyer, you will sell a buyer a house. So open your mind to the opportunities that are all around you. Stop thinking and stop sitting around waiting for, you know, something to change. You're the change that needs to happen if you're not liking your, you know, your project, your your momentum right now into the new market. Yes. And you uncovered another mistake, which is assuming that, you know, it's just it's another buyer. I already am up to my eyeballs and buyers and there's no inventory. So why would I want another buyer? You're missing the point. Buyers bring listings and in those price ranges in the right range, you can get buyers who have a listing that are less expensive than the new construction and more expensive than the new construction downsizing. You can actually work both ends of that. Well, it's a frustrating it's frankly the wrong way to go about it. If you're trying to sell a buyer a house and try to find them the right house, the perfect house, all the rest of it, yet they have a house to sell. I'll give you a little advanced coaching here. None of them are going to emotionally commit to purchasing something unless they happen to have the cash to pay for it, which is unlikely. You know, they're not going to have the cash without the sale of their current home. So they won't emotionally commit to anything until at least their first their existing home is listed for sale, let alone in contract. So this is the type of, you know, thinking you need to adjust towards and realizing that the best opportunity is always going to be on the listing side of the business. That's right. So here's the thing back to a point or mistake. Number one, waiting around. Well, what about interest rates? Interest rates will eventually get lower, but are not likely to go below five and a half to six and a half percent, maybe even for the rest of your career. What we just went through is not the norm. So stop wishing for the old market and embrace the new market. Now, that said, there was an interesting there are some political hubbub that's floating around about the fact that, you know, different politicians are starting to lobby for the idea that there's going to be I told you about this. I heard that crazy permanent 30 year mortgages at three percent, which I mean, it sounds great, right? Even if it were four percent, it would be pretty interesting. Well, yeah, they're going to sell like 100 year bonds and finance it and the whole thing and that could stimulate something. Oh, my gosh. But it's also going to well, so let's think about this. You're going to massively increase demand. And what that's what is that going to do to the cost of real estate as well as inventory available? Right. So you might have a low interest rate, but, you know, the four hundred thousand dollar house you're interested in buying is now worth two million. So anyway, I would circle the wagons back probably to new construction if that happens. We'll see. We'll see. We'll monitor that. OK, so the weighting gain. Learn about several ways to achieve a lower rate and a lower payment. What rates are higher than a lot of people want? Refer to last week's podcast about three ways to achieve lower mortgage interest rates. Learn about what the builders are doing. Many new home loans are closing today in our times where rates are over seven. The new construction loans are closing the mid five, five and a half range right now. So take action to find out where in your market is that actually happening? All right. So mistake number two, there was a lot wrapped up in number one, number two, expecting your buyers to send you what they want to look at versus finding the right homes for them yourself. We've done so many podcasts. I know, but this is such a mistake. You know, yes, we know that buyers can find listings online. There's five million different resources. But what happens when they take them to you? Isn't it already in contract? Aren't there already multiple bids? And then you believe there's nothing and you wait for them to go discover something. It is not their job to find something. And furthermore, well, let me get in my points. I probably talked about this. So get and use the buyer presentation, which drills down on specifically what your buyer clients desire in their next home. That can be a mistake is not knowing the specifics. What is a deal maker and what's a deal killer? Are both people on the same page? If you're working with a couple, can you handle objections like I want to wait for rates to come down or prices to come down or both? We talked about that previously. Now, once you know what they need, that they are motivated and they're qualified, it is your job to find them the right home. Think out of the box. Refer to our podcast series about how to find inventory. So, for example, consider changing the type of property, single family to maybe a town home or a condo or vice versa. And the price range, in fact, sometimes going a little bit down market can actually find good alternatives, expanding the geographic search or looking at new construction. And there's a counterpoint here. I've been working on this with coaching clients, OK, which is when a buyer does send you that magic listing. I got to see that. They're really juiced up about it. And that's the only thing they sent you today. OK, so why that one versus everything else that they saw? Ask them why that one and then have two or three backup houses set up. You can always cancel showing appointments. Right. Because what if they're wrong? What if the MLS pictures didn't have the power tower in the backyard? Have another plan. You have a showing appointment. Go sell something. Does that make sense? It does, of course. But I mean, I just we could talk forever about this point because there are so many different places where they can go and look for homes that are officially for sale. But really, I was thinking if I are coaching somebody right now, this you're gearing a lot of your points towards too many buyers, basically. Yeah. And your last point, I really like because you're in essence saying, well, make make it so that the buyers are working with because there's never a true have to buy buyer. There's always want to buy buyers. In other words, there's never a buyer. There's buyers will always change their mind. That's the problem. They're always going to say, I'll wait till next year to raise the fall, wait for pigs to fly, whatever it's going to be. Whereas if you're focusing on a listing, the sellers actually have to sell usually for financial reasons or, you know, whatever it just overall right now, obviously you're going to make more money and have more leverage and freedom if you're focused on being a listing agent. So what would happen if you decided to actually become a coaching client, actually follow our system, actually build up to your magic number of listings, which for many of you is maybe five or seven listings, sometimes depending on your price point, might only be three. And the only buyers you work with are those are the sellers that want to buy something. In other words, stop working with buyers that don't actually have homes to sell. Start valuing your time more and you'll get far better results. But it's also going to force you to become a far better listing agent, far better, you know, proactively generated for the sake of listings. And you're going to get vastly better at prequalifying because you're going to be, guess what, choosing who you're going to work with. So if you're finding yourself emotionally and financially burning it at both ends, it's probably because you just don't have any standards. It's probably because you're working with just about anybody. You're willing to pay referral fees. You're buying all your buyer leads. You're not really running a business, guys, in the sake that, you know, you're going to have any kind of, frankly, security going forward. So really pivot your thinking and ask yourself, would I rather be a really amazingly strong listing agent or buyer's agent? Every single one of you want to focus on being a listing agent in a lot of ways. You have to kind of choose because the buyers will suck up all your energy and your time. Now, if you want to transition from being one to the other, go back to the fact that, you know, you need to prequalify better. You need to actually ask those buyers if they have homes to sell. Depending on the price point, you're going to discover that most of them do. And then guess what you do? You pivot and focus on the listing side of it because that's when you're going to create the leverage. Joining our premier coaching program is free. The link to join is below, along with all the notes from today's show. So just scroll below and you'll see if it's on YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, it doesn't matter where. Scroll down their notes for today's show. Yes, Julie and I create outlines for every single podcast we do. For you. We do it so you guys can go back and you can read what we said. That way you can actually implement what we're asking and suggesting that you do. And while you're there, do join premier coaching. It costs you nothing. The link is right there below. Or you can just, frankly, go to premier coaching dot com or text the word premier to 47372. All right, Julie, let's roll up to mistake number three. Mistake number three. Yep. All right. Not having enough leads in the first place. Speaking of lead generation, if you're struggling with lead generation, it's time to get some help before it's too late. Now, more than ever, it's critical that you generate more leads than you think you need in order to do the business you need to do. To your point that no buyer ever actually has to buy. So you have to overdo your lead generation so that you can find those listing leads in particular. Well, if you want to sell, for example, if you want to sell 10 houses in the next six months or maybe it's the next 60 days or next 30 days. And normally, let's say you are you know, let's assume that you're somewhat efficient and you know, you have a ratio. Let's say, for example, if you have 10, well, let's say you have six seller leads, you know that statistically three or four of those are going to list with you in the next 30 to 60 days. You're going to need to double that in a market like this because people are there's going to be a lot of a lot of headwinds that you're not necessarily going to be able to control, mostly with lack of inventory. So you're going to have to pace out your expectations and increase the number of contacts and increase the number of leads you're working with. But it always goes back to really drilling down the leads you are working with. Otherwise, what you're going to quickly discover is that you have hundreds, if not thousands of unqualified, unmotivated, quote unquote, leads, and none of them are doing transactions with you. And why? Because you're not taking the time to go in there and prequalify them. If you're one of these agents who have falsely believed that the way to win this game is by having massive amounts of leads, I challenge you to do this. Go in, grab our seller prequalification script or our buyer prequalification script, which turns into the seller prequalification script, and call every single one of your leads. You'll discover many things. Number one, the ones you've been dripping on for a long period of time. Some of them don't even know why you're messaging them or have never even seen your messages, let alone know who you are. Number two, some of them already transacted months ago, but you didn't call them. So they didn't transact with you. Number three, you're going to find people that are actually motivated and they're waiting for you to call. You've been treating them like a buyer and sending them home buyer tips and all the rest of it through your drip campaigns. But now because you have them on the phone, they'll actually commit to working with you. You've got to stop being passive with your life, but especially with your lead generation. Well put. So that all goes back to not having enough leads in the first place. So sign up for Premier Coaching with our Harris certified coaches because they're going to start by asking some specific questions like, where did your past five transactions come from? Was it luck and hopium or did you connect with those clients through a proven system or strategy? If it was a proven system or strategy, why did you stop doing it? How many leads do you actually have in your pipeline? To your point, what your story, you were just saying, what I was thinking is a lot of agents think that they're leads, but they're just contacts. They're just people in your database. Why are you calling them leads? You don't know if they're a lead or not because you're not talking to them. Now you also might have a lead conversion issue versus a lead generation issue. That's something that the coaches drill down on. Where are you spending money to generate buyer and listing leads and what is that conversion ratio and how many contacts are you actually making daily where you're speaking with a decision -making adult about real estate? That's just the beginning of great coaching questions to drill down on why you might not have enough leads or appointments. Well, where you're spending money to generate buyer and listing leads. I mean, obviously it was assumptive, right? In other words, she's not suggesting you spend money to generate buyer and seller listing leads. Uh, but she's suggesting that you actually go in and question, frankly, uh, whether or not that money that you're spending to generate leads from those sources actually makes any sense because we know you're doing it.
A highlight from 1379: Bitcoin Will Reach $400,000 Next Halving Epoch
"In today's show, we're going to be discussing Bitcoin analysts eyeing a V -shape Bitcoin price bounce as the RSI hits a five -year low. I'm also going to be sharing with you a new Bitcoin bull cycle metric, which bought them before 70 % gains. We'll also be discussing mysterious Bitcoin wallet becomes the third largest Bitcoin hodler in under three months, now at over $3 billion. We'll also be discussing the trader who nailed the 2018 Bitcoin price floor predicts the bear market bottom for crypto. I'll be breaking down his outlook. We'll also be discussing Guggenheim predicts a $400 ,000 Bitcoin price prediction, as well as Blockware. They share that the Bitcoin price can reach $400 ,000 during the next halving epoch. I'll be breaking this down for you. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good, crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at Cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's Cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome, everyone. Just joining us. This is podcast episode number thirteen hundred and seventy nine. I'm your host, JV. And today is August twenty second, twenty twenty three. And naturally, we have lots to cover. Unfortunately, the market is continuing on its downward spiral. We just broke that twenty six K resistance, as you can see here. And our market watch, we've got Bitcoin currently hovering just above twenty five thousand eight hundred dollars. We have Ether barely holding on to sixteen hundred. So the million dollar question becomes, how low will she go? And checking out CoinMarketCap .com, the crypto market cap barely holding on to that trillion dollar milestone, with about twenty eight billion in volume. In the past twenty four hours, we have the Bitcoin dominance at forty eight point four percent and the Ether dominance at eighteen point nine percent. And checking out the top one hundred crypto gainers for the past week, virtually nothing, and maybe just a handful, just a sea of losses, very unfortunate for the entire crypto market and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. Of course, we're still in fear today, rated to seventy eight. Last week was a fifty three neutral and last month a fifty four neutral as well. So there you have it. I mean, I've been taking advantage of this recent dip. I mean, sub twenty six thousand dollar Bitcoin seems like a bargain. If you're to ask me, let me know in that live chat. And now let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis and check out the charts and what is happening right now in the markets. Bitcoin stayed stubbornly anti trend today, August twenty second, as twenty six thousand became a magnet for the intraday Bitcoin price action. And again, we're just currently dropping right below it. And regarding the RSI readings, here's what someone had to share. At this stage, it feels like a game of chicken to see who is going to make the move to break the chop, according to material indicators. Now analyzing liquidity on the Binance order book, he also notes that a broad lack of liquidity, increasing the potential for a sharp move in either direction. Quitting the analysts here, the market is waiting to see if more bid or more ask liquidity is going to be attracted to the range. So far, we're seeing small amounts of bid liquidity ladder up from twenty thousand closer to the active trading zone, but no liquidity of any size new or moved has been stacked into the range, defending the price from the lower low. The implications were nonetheless potentially very serious for the bulls with the lower low apt to risk even a twenty thousand support going forward. Quitting the analysts again, needless to say, printing a lower low on this time frame has macro implications. Printing two lower lows would push the Bitcoin price to sub twenty thousand dollar levels. So a great question. How many of you are anticipating the Bitcoin price action dropping below twenty thousand? Let me know. Now zooming out, hope remain that Bitcoin can rescue its overall uptrend. So it's not all doom and gloom. In a dedicated video, we had crypto analyst Mikal van de Poppe shared that on the twelve hour time frames, the RSI measured less than nineteen at the time of writing near its lowest level since the twenty eighteen bear market bottom. Daily levels were similar, reaching their lowest since the March twenty twenty no vid crossmarket crash, quitting him here. Every time we see such a move, you get a sort of V shape recovery back up and it finds equilibrium on the higher floor. And he also added it was very likely that Bitcoin can stage a comeback to focus on twenty six five or more next as the outlines here in this chart. He also shared that the current Bitcoin price action reminds me of September twenty twenty absorption and slowly grind higher here for a while. And I can see this play out similarly. So there you have it. What are your thoughts? Do you feel we're likely to continue downwards, potentially sub twenty thousand or even touch in as low as twenty thousand? Or do you feel we're likely to continue climbing back up as the analysts on the ladder shared? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments. Right down below. Now let's discuss a new bull cycle amongst us right now. Shall we check this out? The Bitcoin metric that nailed the pit of the twenty twenty two bear market says this uptrend is still intact. Let's go and a new post. The creator of on chain analytics platform looking to Bitcoin shared some good news in the form of Bitcoin's realized cap huddle waves metric. Let's go. While last week's 10 percent Bitcoin price dip has up ended some of the on chain landscape, the our huddle is one of the metrics taking the longer term view of what remains a timely bull market. This metric takes existing huddle waves data, which groups the Bitcoin supply when each coin or specifically the unspent transaction outputs last moved and waits it by the realized price. An example of the price at which it last move, quoting them here, peaks in younger age bands, highlights the periods where they have a proportionally higher realized value waiting relative to the older realized value age band, said Philip Swift. And he also shares this is important to note, as it indicates that the market is prepared to pay higher values for Bitcoin today and in recent times versus historical norms. This can be a good indicator that the market is becoming overheated. What are your thoughts now? Currently, the bands of coins that last moved three to six months ago are rising, a phenomenon coming to the start of the Bitcoin's previous bull markets. And on the topic of the August drawdown on Bitcoin Swift thus concluded that the recent price dip is the context of a much bigger bull trend, quoting him again here, three to six months band trending up as new money comes back into the market equals new bull cycle. Let's go. Now, our huddle has an impressive record when it comes to Bitcoin price phases. Back in December of last year, when Bitcoin was circling its two year lows of 15 six, which is the current market bottom, Swift used this metric to call the end of the euphoria among Bitcoin's speculative investor cohort, which he labels Taurus. He stated that that time that the market is likely now at these cycle lows, which means maximum risk reward opportunity, which I discussed in great detail yesterday. I said there's way more reward than risk currently in the market. And beginning in January of this year, Bitcoin began a new uptrend that delivered 70 percent gains just in quarter one. And since then, investor composition has changed with the short term huddler entities holding Bitcoin for one hundred and fifty five days or less, reducing their overall exposure to their lowest since November of twenty twenty one. And the latest dip nonetheless increased pressure on those remaining speculators, but almost 90 percent of the short term huddler coins now held at an unrealized loss. But I also like to point out that also the smart money, which are the whales, are continuing to accumulate. So even though the short term investors are the paper hands selling their Bitcoin potentially to BlackRock or MicroStrategy, whatever big corporate interests out there, the smart money is continuing to huddle. And as you know, we like to follow the smart money with that being shared, fam. Now let's discuss this new wallet, which came out of nowhere and has now accrued over three billion dollars worth of Bitcoin in less than three months. Who do you think owns this wallet? Well, let's look into it and discuss it, shall we? A mysterious Bitcoin wallet has surged up the ranks to become the third largest huddler of Bitcoin in the world in just over three months, with the timing sparking some wild theories about its owner. According to data from crypto statistics platform Bitinfo Charts, the wallet address first received Bitcoin on March 8th, and over the course of the next three months and two weeks, the wallet had accrued a staggering one hundred and eighteen thousand BTC worth over a billion dollars at today's current prices. Now, the rapid and significant accrual of Bitcoin within a single wallet addresses has attracted its fair share of conjecture naturally on X. Some users suggest it's most likely a crypto exchange moving their funds, while some more radical members have posted and more wild theories suggesting that Black Rock is the prime suspect. As shared here, this unknown address has accumulated over three billion dollars worth of Bitcoin in the last three months. The prime suspect, my first major transaction, which was thirty four hundred Bitcoin, occurred on May 16th, 2023, almost exactly one month later, on June 15th, when Black Rock filed for spot Bitcoin ETF. Now, very interesting, right? Now, the current largest Bitcoin wallets in the world, according to Bitinfo Charts, are reportedly owned by Binance and Bitfinex and are Bitcoin cold storage wallets. The unknown Bitcoin wallet comes in third place and is then followed by another Binance cold wallet in fourth place. Now, Black Rock made waves in the crypto market, as we know, June 15th, filing an application for the spot Bitcoin ETF product that, if accepted by the SEC, will be the first of its kind in the United States and completely change the game. Black Rock's applications sparked a wave of filings for similar spot products from a horde of other Wall Street heavyweights, including Fidelity, Invesco, Wisdom Tree and Valkyrie. The prospect of a spot Bitcoin ETF whipped crypto analysts into a frenzy, sharing their bullish predictions for the price of Bitcoin with Fundstrat's head of research, Tom Lee, suggesting that Bitcoin can reach a price of one hundred and fifty to one hundred and eighty thousand dollars per coin following the halving event scheduled to be in April 2024, which is now officially less than nine months out. What are your thoughts, though, fam? Let me know in the comments. And at the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud. Now let's discuss before we get into very bullish price targets, including this four hundred thousand dollar prediction, which is the main topic for the day. First, let's discuss where's the Bitcoin price likely to bottom out, according to this top analyst. Let's discuss it. The trader who accurately called Bitcoin's twenty eighteen bear market bottom is forecasting how the entire crypto market can carve a price floor for this cycle. Synonymous analyst Bluntz, what a username, love it, shared on social media X that he closely is looking at the total market cap of crypto, which is the total chart. Bluntz says he sees the total chart losing about 15 percent of its value before crypto assets can witness a significant bounce, quitting him here, looking at total paints, the clearest picture of them all and far more than looking at either ETH or BTC on their own based off the total chart. I do believe the June lows still need to be swept before calling bottoms, but it will probably be the last good buying opportunity of the next few years. So seize the moment, fam. And as you can see in this total crypto market chart, you can see we're currently sitting at just barely above one trillion. He sees us dropping before rising to one point four trillion dollars. So it appears that he expects the total market cap of all crypto to plummet to roughly eight hundred and eighty billion, wiping out one hundred and twenty billion off the current market. The analyst is a popular practitioner of the Elliott Wave theory, which we commonly cover here, an advanced technical analysis approach that attempts to predict the future price action by following crowd psychology that tends to manifest in waves. Bluntz says that his prediction is based on a model that outlines an asset's potential correction after a steep rally based, quoting him here, based off simple Elliott Wave model, viewing the rise from the lows as an impulsive move and our corrective wave from the highs being around 70 to 80 percent complete. Now, let me know if you agree or disagree with the crypto analyst. Do you think the crypto market cap needs to shed another one hundred and twenty billion before we rise back on up? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss Guggenheim's seven I'm sorry, four hundred thousand dollar price prediction. Scott Minard, who is their CIO. He originally made this prediction, I believe towards the end of twenty twenty one. Now, unfortunately, he has had a heart attack and he passed, so he's no longer with us. He literally died in December of last year. But nonetheless, he still made this prediction. So we're going to cover it and then we're going to discover the outline metrics from Blockware and their four hundred thousand prediction for the height of this cycle for the next halving reaching the epoch, which is also interesting because they're also suggesting a four hundred thousand dollar price action per coin. Then we'll dive into our live Q &A. So here we go. This was again, this article was dated, as you can see here, January 18th, twenty twenty one. So this is roughly just over two years ago. And at that time, Bitcoin was trading just above forty one thousand dollars. So here's the prediction coming from Scott Minard, from Guggenheim, a large, large asset manager. I think one thing that we are seeing is the sudden interest in retail. We are moving into a speculative frenzy and perhaps it's time to take some money off the table. Now, the debate around Minard's two opposite comments for Bitcoin sparked curiosity amongst the crypto community when he said time to take money off the table. And he also added on this tweet, it was before it became X, it was right Twitter. So he shared Bitcoin's parabolic rise is unsustainable in the near term, vulnerable to a setback. The target technical upside of thirty five thousand has been exceeded time to take some money off the table. And just at that time when he made that tweet, Bitcoin entered a strong correction. And over that time, Bitcoin tested support at thirty thousand twice before resuming back northwards and also talking about the positive side, back to the four hundred thousand price prediction. The Guggenheim CIO said that Bitcoin is becoming a favorable asset class slowly. That's right. And still remains positive on the Bitcoin price action for the long term, quitting him here. The other side of that is demonstrating that crypto is becoming much more mainstream. The four hundred thousand dollar price I talked about was based off the supply of gold in the world and crypto in a lot of ways is more attractive than gold. Let me know if you agree or disagree. I absolutely agree that Bitcoin is way more attractive than gold and comparing it to the yellow metal market. Minard said that Bitcoin comes with additional benefits like portability and ease of transactions. And note that Guggenheim Partners is already seeking five hundred million dollars worth of exposure to Bitcoin via the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which is the GBTC product, the largest HODLer Bitcoin in the world. They currently control over four hundred thousand BTC. So this will be a 10 percent exposure to Bitcoin from five billion Guggenheim's macro opportunities fund. The investment giant's proposed SEC filing shall become effective January 31st. And when asked Minard of if any of their funds have been allocated into Bitcoin, Minard hinted that they are still waiting for the SEC to approve their proposal. He added that if client demand picks up, they would possibly consider some allocations. And he also revealed that some small private Guggenheim funds have done some allocations, quoting him again, and some of our private funds, we have already purchased it. I recommended it to somebody. So if you believe what I said, that it'll go to four hundred thousand dollars per coin eventually, then two percent of your portfolio will be 20 percent before this is all over. So there you have it. Let me know if you agree or disagree with Scott Minard. And again, rest in peace. The dude had a heart attack at the end of last year and is no longer with us. And with that being shared now for our main story of the day, and that's the block where outline prediction of a four hundred thousand dollar Bitcoin price, along with the math to back it up. Now, this is pretty awesome. And again, shout out to everyone today in our live chat. I appreciate everyone's support. Shout out to Blockware Solutions as they shared on X how Bitcoin can reach four hundred thousand dollars per coin during the next halving epoch brought to you by Blockware Intelligence. Here we go. Twenty twenty four halving analysis, understanding the market cycles and opportunities created by the halving. Unlike other commodities, Bitcoin has a predetermined algorithmic supply schedule, which cannot be changed. There are multiple factors contributing to the cyclical nature of Bitcoin's price, including network adoption and the macroeconomic environment. But the most impactful is the mining subsidy halving. Yeah, that's right. Bitcoin's market cycles are unique due to its fully transparent block chain, providing market participants with more granular information than any other asset class. And moreover, the predictable supply schedule further impacts the psychology of market participants and example demand. So number one, halving's reduce the sell pressure. Miners are the primary force of sell pressure on the price of Bitcoin they receive, although the newly issued Bitcoin and the majority of which they must sell in order to fund operating expenses for their mining operations, the weakest miners on the network are eliminated and sell pressure is significantly reduced. The price of Bitcoin begins drifting up and a new wave of adoption then begins and assuming a thirty five thousand price action after the halving, the U .S. dollar value of Bitcoin mined per year can drop from eleven and a half billion to five point seven billion dollars. That is one hundred and sixty four thousand two hundred and fifty Bitcoin less mined every year, more than MicroStrategy's entire Bitcoin treasury. Now, after the inefficient miners capitulate, the profit margin increases for surviving miners, which further reduces the sell pressure. So based on the post capitulation hashrate estimate, this would result in a two point three billion dollar reduction in annual sell pressure from the miners. Now, number two, halving brings new demand with supply being diminished. Demand is the only remaining variable determining the market price of BTC. Many market participants understand the supply side dynamics at play due to the halvings. Historically, this has led to a surge in demand in the months following each halving, as evidenced by on chain data. We'll be checking out these charts in a little bit and do the positive sentiment market participants prepare to deploy capital at the first sign of upward momentum. Now decreased supply plus increased demand equals strong positive signal for the price appreciation. Number three, the halvings cannot be priced in. Despite their predictable nature, halvings cannot be fully priced in before they occur. A higher price today would result in more miners coming online, introducing additional sell pressure and limiting the price appreciation. And moreover, the weakest miners, those with old generation machines and or high operating costs, are the first to unplug post halving. The elimination of these miners significantly reduces the sell pressure as they were selling most of their Bitcoin to fund their operations. Lastly, there are some market participants that believe halvings are bad for the security of the Bitcoin network as the diminishing block subsidy reduces the amount of miners making Bitcoin more vulnerable to an attack. And when halving successfully occur, these doubters are proved wrong and positive sentiment increases. Now, number four, Bitcoin cycle volatility and historical performance. Bitcoin's extreme volatility is a side effect of its halving shocks and rapid global adoption, resulting in four distinct stages within each halving cycle. Stage one, the halving, stage two, the bull market, stage three, the bear market and then stage four, recovery. And while Bitcoin is often criticized for its extreme volatility on a long enough time horizon, its volatility is solely to the upside. Keep that in mind. Now, nobody who has ever bought Bitcoin and held it for more than five years is down on their purchase. That's worth repeating. Nobody who has ever bought Bitcoin and held it for more than five years is down on their purchase. So in a long term, how long is that? Holla in the live chat. And for each epoch, the price of Bitcoin has increased by the following amounts from the halving to the next bull market top from 2009 to 2011. We had a 584 X increase in price action from 2012 to 2015, 92 X from 2016 to 2019, 30 X and from 2020 to 2024, 7 .7 X. And now number five, diminishing returns may not be the case going forward. Some question the bullishness of these halvings as the stock of existing Bitcoin grows relative to the amount of new bitcoins being mine. This is a common perspective, but it may be incorrect. Less than 10 percent of the existing Bitcoin have moved in the last month. A large majority of Bitcoin is held by users unwilling to sell at today's price. Now, the small amount of bitcoins that is moving and being traded is what determines today's price. There is a baseline of demand and from Bitcoin are saving for the future. The reduction in sell pressure becomes more pronounced, each halving after Bitcoin more than doubles in price. This indicates that halving induced reductions in sell pressure could become more extreme and potentially lead to larger bull runs in the future. Now, 2024 will be the first halving where the supply of Bitcoin available for trade decreased since the previous halving. And during spring of 2020, the percentage of the outstanding Bitcoin available for trade was at an all time high, indicating the Bitcoin was over becoming more abundant. However, this trend had reversed over the last three and a half years. And as the new bull market begins, there will be less Bitcoin available than the previous cycles. The first halving this has ever occurred. And assuming the price of thirty five thousand at the date of the halving, a four hundred thousand dollar cycle top would break the trend of diminishing returns, which is a reasonable expectation due to the two billion having supply shock and increasing scarcity, a liquid BTC supply on the exchanges. Now, number six, juxtaposition with gold. Gold is an asset similar to Bitcoin and that they are both non -sovereign stores of value. However, when juxtaposed, Bitcoin poses far more desirable attributes. Facts. Number one, Bitcoin is absolutely scarce, while gold is only relatively scarce. That's true because with gold, you can continue mining a new supply, adding to the overall supply each and every year with Bitcoin. There could never be more than twenty one million Bitcoin. And number two, Bitcoin is more portable, divisible, fungible and is less vulnerable to rehypothecation by centralized custodians. Facts. So after the 2024 halving, the inflation rate of Bitcoin will fall under one percent, which is less than half that of gold. Now, four hundred thousand dollars per Bitcoin would put the market cap of Bitcoin just beneath the parity with gold. Let's go. Can't wait for a twelve trillion market cap for the king crypto personally. Now, given the bullish catalysts induced by the halving, we believe this is a fair estimate for the top of the coming Bitcoin cycle. Now let's take a look at some of these charts, which they shared. This first one shows you the Bitcoin price issuance with the 90 day moving 90 day change issuance. And you can see, you know, the different metrics here in the different colors. And then let's go to their next chart here. It shows you entities net growth with a 30 day moving average. You can see the surge in demand and just continuing to move on up like clockwork. And then in this final chart here, we can see the Bitcoin price all time highs for each cycle, which is separated, which you can see here. Yes. So, I mean, if history doesn't repeat, oftentimes it shall rhyme. So I cannot wait. And I'd personally love to see a four hundred thousand dollar price action. And this shows you the hash rate, which just continues to climb, reaching all time highs, making the Bitcoin network more secure than it's ever been before. And they also shared an interesting update, which I might as well read that as well right here. Part two. Let's read a touch of this and then we'll dive into our live Q &A. What machine and electricity rate will Bitcoin miners need to survive this twenty twenty four halving? Check it out. There are three distinct phases in the time before, during and after the twenty twenty four Bitcoin halving. We've got number one, the pre halving, number two, the post halving and number three, post capitulation. Number one, the pre halving before the twenty twenty four halving, all miners will be operating at a profit but are likely selling at least enough Bitcoin to cover their operation expenses. Miners with the most efficient machines and the lowest energy rates have the lowest Bitcoin breakeven prices. And the miners with higher breakeven prices are either unprofitable or forced to sell at a higher percentage of the Bitcoin that they mine in order to cover their operating expenses. And also it includes what's minor and Avalon equivalents, which are size adjusted for the percentage of the total network hash rate. Now let's discuss the post halving after the twenty twenty four halving. Many miners will become unprofitable since miners have already made significant capital expenditures for mining Bitcoin infrastructure and are locked into energy contracts. They are unlikely to turn off immediately. So instead, they will try to continue operating for as long as possible, hoping the Bitcoin increases enough to make them profitable again. Now, unless Bitcoin price appreciates quickly, the extreme margin compression will begin to force inefficient miners offline. And number three, the post capitulation following the capitulation of inefficient miners difficulty will adjust down, lowering the breakeven prices for surviving miners who will become even more profitable. So there you have it. I mean, shout out again to Blockware. Awesome analysis on their outline of the Bitcoin price going to four hundred thousand dollars per coin at the epoch of the next halving, which again is right around the corner next year. Let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments right down below. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
Biden Plans to Confront Bad Weather by Spending a Lot of Money
"Your something else my plan. Does it confronts the crisis of extreme weather events there were seen all around us in around the world but just here in america we see everywhere. We know it's real infrastructure. If you just spend the money the bad weather goes away. They're gonna. We're going to confront bad weather. No more storms no more hurricanes no more tornadoes. If not gonna get too hot is. I'm going to give you a musical theater. Reference being the musical theater geek. That i am camelot. A law was made a distant moon ago here. july and august cannot be too hot. It's camelot camelot. Gonna get too hot not gonna get too cold. Only these three point five trillion dollars. Don't you know and you know who's gonna pay for it. Well any of us who have been blessed with financial success. Listen if you're struggling. And i hate that if you're making one thousand nine thousand dollars a year waiting tables. Don't worry you're not going to have to pay for the infrastructure plan but if you make four hundred thousand dollars a year or more you're screwed.
Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Democrats tried delicate tax maneuvers to fund their three point five trillion dollar national rebuilding bill house Democrats started work Tuesday on funding president Joe Biden's three point five trillion dollar rebuilding plan but they have little margin for missteps Biden has said revenue to pay for the package must come only from Americans who earn more than four hundred thousand dollars a year to do that Democrats are proposing raising the top tax rate back to thirty nine point six percent on individuals earning more than four hundred thousand dollars and couples earning four hundred fifty thousand dollars the corporate tax rate would rise from twenty one percent to twenty six point five percent on companies with annual income over five million dollars but passage in the fifty fifty Senate is uncertain with Democrat Joe Manchin saying the package needs to be cut to between one trillion dollars and one point five trillion dollars to get his support might cross yet Washington
Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion budget agreement
"Senate Democrats say they've reached a budget agreement that envisions three point five trillion dollars in spending over the coming decade Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the deal would affect American families in US so profound with more than anything that's happened in generations it would pour federal resources and to climate change health care and family service programs sought by president Biden it also includes an expansion of Medicare money for dental vision and hearing the resolution sets only brought spending and revenue parameters leaving details for later including how much would be raised to tax increases on the wealthy and corporations democratic aide says it will include language calling for no tax increases on people making less than four hundred thousand dollars a year or on small businesses Ben Thomas Washington
Hellmuth Sweeps Negreanu to Win High Stakes Duel II
"Jeff let's breakdown some poker news and let's start right with the biggest story that happened last night. We actually postpone this episode one day so we could talk about this. And that is the high stakes dual round three while right. It's round two. but match. Three between daniel new infill. How news hellmuth had won. The first two he was looking to sweep agron you negroni was looking to have some redemption and save some face by finally defeating defeating how this was four. Four hundred thousand dollars in two hundred thousand dollars apiece and what happened man. I i mean it's just incredible. It's just this The phil hummy train continues to roland. Nobody can can stand in front of it. He sweeps antonio's fan. Dra wins through straight against him for fifty k. Person for one hundred k. Person for two hundred k person antonio loses his right to challenge fill chooses to stay stool. Boom we move on to high stakes tool to daniel Steps in the with all this heads up experience now after playing doug hold time and time and time again and cash none go but still negroni. The heavy favourite hell me wins round. One person how swings round to one hundred per cent and this week. Helmuth wins round three for two hundred k. A person it was almost the same script. Chad like we saw for the first couple rounds of high stakes tool to mcgraw nude jumping out to an early lead in super deep stack. Play mirani clearly at the edge. I think phil would tell you that as well so ground who had the lead helmi fought back. I think that you can say again. That helped me to get hit in the head by by the deck for sure there were plenty of times flop trips turned trips etcetera etcetera. Now with that said two things number one they got it in kings versus kings negroni one number to fill in one of the biggest parts of the night fairly early on when absolutely ham with eight. Three of clubs against niagara new and his deuces in agronomy saw something in phillips like he had a reader attell. That was weak. But phil followed through on this crazy blah. Ns got through so there's no doubt about it as an agronomy said at the end of the match. That phil hellmuth deserve to win. That he deserved to win high stakes stool to and that four hundred thousand dollars three hundred fifty camp profit. Well-done films what were your thoughts five betting five bedding with a after a suited like. Let's give this man some credit. I've been saying it for a long time. I'm a film fan even did antonio's family oury three in sweep. He got a ground. You want to three main. When when's poker will start giving him some of the credit that he deserves. And i like. We talked about in past episode. It was a win win situation as far as story lines. Go by a. I think this is a feather in the cap for helmut for sure and in kudos to you for pain him to complement and You know saying he deserved to win. It makes me wonder where this leaves. Negra new I listened to him on the debt. Khokar podcast every week. I love it. It's a great show how they recommended and in that you know even admitted that he's he was a little rattled by being beat the first two times and now he's been beat three times in who says he's playing the best poker of his career right now all the studying that. He's done the solver work and he's put a lot of Of working to his game but he's not seen the results agency a year in the helmet high stakes dwells. You didn't see it during the. Us opened in against doug elk so man. It's one of those things like you can be playing the poker of your life but this is a game where results matter say. Don't be results oriented but it does matter you could be the best. Ufc fighter as far as training goes in in pound for pound strength. But of you're not winning matches you are not a winner in in the ufc so in poker you have to be winning as well to be to be a winner in into gronya. Hasn't been doing a lot of this far now. I did say this tweeted it in. Negroni tweeted back. Saint he agrees. I think between the wpa summer online bracelets which are slated to start in one week. We'll be recovering them for focus and the full schedule in the fall between the live and online versions. I think you is going to win a bracelet. at least one race at and he's gonna find number seven. I think it's long overdue. I do think he's playing extremely well. And i think that that's going to happen. I hope it happens. Because i think he might need that. Sort of a boost. He needs a win under his
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Up First
"Our president biden is still struggling to get bipartisan support on his infrastructure deal he'll be talking to republican senator shelley moore capito again today but gop support aside democrats all onboard with biden's plan. I'm layla alden with rachel martin and this is up. I from npr news vice president. Khama harris is in guatemala addressing immigration. Those who worked on this before say got a tough job ahead. Like i thought it was hard then i would say it's much more challenging. Now will harris put pressure on the guatemalan government to address the domestic issues that are pushing migrants to the us southern border and in burkina-fasso more than one hundred and thirty people were killed during an attack on a small village officials. There sea ice is to blame. What is the tax about the strength of the terrorist network. Stay with us. We've got the news you need to start your day for support for this. Npr podcast and the following message come from our sponsor acoustic an independent marketing cloud. That believes customer. Trust is the most valuable currency into days business environment learn more about the company's own commitments to data ethics principles. And how these principles can help your business thrive at acoustic dot com. So could this be the day. We finally see a deal. on infrastructure. president biden is set to talk again to west. Virginia republican senators shelley moore capito. Her west virginia colleague democratic senator joe manchin told fox news. He's hopeful. I think we can come to that. Compromise to where we'll find a bipartisan. Deal very very confident of that. If the bill isn't bipartisan mansion says he won't support it so yes selling it to republicans is hard but there are fractures among democrats on this bill to. We've got npr congressional correspondent. Kelsey snell with us this morning to talk about all of it high kelsey. Hi good morning. So the white house has said. Today was the deadline to get a deal with republicans. Is that likely well. They also said that there was a deadline memorial day. Deadlines can be kind of soft particularly in washington when they're actually trying to get an agreement you know. It isn't impossible for them to start moving towards an agreement sometime this week. But it's worth remembering that they are going into this latest conversation pretty far apart but didn't still want about one point seven trillion dollars in spending most of which is brand new investments. And he wants to pay for it mostly by increasing taxes on people. Earning over four hundred thousand dollars and with new fifteen percent minimum tax on corporations. Now that's a bit of a change from his original pitch of raising taxes on corporations republicans Started last week saying they could go as high as nine hundred twenty eight billion dollars but they've agreed to you know about fifty billion more. The white house didn't really seem impressed by that movement though and they really do need to be moving towards a real deadline if they want to meet the senate goal of moving through a bill in july getting the only oval office releasing the same thing as actually having legislation which asks me checked double checked and lawyers have to go through it. There has to be ficials scores. And then there's the issue of making sure the actually have the votes to get something like this past. They gotta get to work indeed. So let's talk about those votes president biden's been spending a lot of his time and energy with republicans right trying to make sure. This is a bipartisan bill. But as we noted he doesn't even have a lock locking all the democrats. We're watching not just people like joe manchin who we heard right there at the beginning. We're also watching a lot of progressives who are growing frustrated with biden's approach and the pressure for him to just move on and accept that the gap is too big. You know there are very slim margins in both the house and the senate we do. Focus on the senate a lot. But that's really not the only problem. Democrats hold very slim margin in the house. They're down to the single digits and for some democrats. I talked to its measures related to climate change and green investments for long term infrastructure. That they need to see in this bill but also increasingly hearing from democrats that the child care and elder care portions of the biden. Package must be included. They're having a big coordinated set of action days to push for this kind of stuff and it gets harder and harder to eliminate provision like that. If biden wants all of his democrats on board you know he needs to kind of chart a pack here somehow satisfies big city progressives like new york congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez and moderates like dean phillips from minnesota. Who want absolutely different things. And as i've been talking to democrats they have a bit of a debate about what's at the core of infrastructure. And what they need to see. Include it all right. So let's just take another moment to talk about joe mansion because of the democrats narrow margin in the senate. He's got a lot of power right. A moderate democrat from a red state. How is he leveraging it right now he wrote an op ed in the charleston gazette mail where he said that he didn't before with voting rights bill because of his opposition to the filibuster because he wanted things. That are bipartisan. Voting rights are not the same thing as infrastructure. But it tells a little bit about the way he's thinking about the way legislation needs to get done you know. He says he wants to do things with gop buying. And if he's not willing to budge on that that may mean he's not willing to budge here either. Npr's kelsey snell.
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"Child credit tax credit that biden has actually gotten through there is at least two major republicans josh hawley and mitt romney who are like you know what that's not enough. We need to triple or something so that again. That continuity You it's not say they're exactly the same but it's like man you know biden isn't doing a lot on immigration. He's not doing a lot on tariffs he's not doing a lot. That's different though. I think there's a through line of but there is. There are some distinctions and differences as well in one of the biggest is taxes which is one thing that republicans actually care about. This goes back to matt's point about at some point. There will be pain and one of one of the things that is interesting about biden's budget and about his approach to fiscal policy is that he keeps trying to insulate ordinary people even even somewhat extraordinary people Most americans most ordinary ranks. One hundred thousand dollars lien. Most americans from having to feel Tax pain as a result of all of this spending and so You know he has said that there's not gonna be any tax increases on families that earn up to four hundred thousand dollars a year and yet is budget proposal does allow for the individual tax breaks in the tax cuts and jobs act that republicans passed in two thousand seventeen. That was the republican tax. Cut bill de that. The the one big piece of economic policy. They did back in two thousand seventeen. It included a bunch of tax breaks for individuals but those were sunsetted because of reconciliation. And so they are set to expire in the middle of this decade. Biden's plan with let those tax breaks expire. Which would mean that middle class families would have see higher taxes. But he's also saying at the same time actually. We want to work with congress to make sure that those taxes don't go up for earners under four hundred thousand dollars a year so there is this weird sort of like two headed..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And division one that pay us annually for our software products and most of those relationships are multi year four five year deals so their long term relationships with a significant software. Spend two and we help them build the brands of their student. Athletes recruit around the power of their brand so that the student athletes considering their institution can understand the brand impact they have a soon athletes and now we also help them help. Their student athletes manage their. I l. business compliantly within the rules of their state and eventually of the ncaa so they can report it. Also our software is purchased by the institution. But it's an app that the student athlete has on their phone and they use it to build their brand by getting content. It's shot of them playing practicing traveling. Get that content. it's shot. They can share it to their snapchat instagram. Whatever personal social media channel. They want they also can see their metrics on social media how much they've grown the estimated fair market value of their brand. It can watch educational videos and look at educational knowledge base of articles on financial literacy. How to start their entity how to report on their taxes how to build their brand and make money and then more recently they can connect with partners of ours like cameo. They can go sign up transact and automate the report around so all these things are things influence our provide the athlete but the school is the one paying for it ultimately. How i know these are hard questions. How much. how much do you think the upside would be for the players. How big do. I think the upside would be set ball getting a projection cameo. Whatever i mean for for the for the biggest of the best whether it's trevor lawrence ch- last year or bryce young or any of the any of the top top players. I mean what. How much can they make. So it's a great question and it's tough to say just because of the fact that with any of this weather it's a lower level student athlete brand. It's maybe going to do a few things or even a top level steffi. They're going to have to put in some work. This is this is not just gonna just gonna come naturally and and they're going to press a button and set it and forget it and go do what they're used to doing practicing working out playing in the games go into class. It's a big responsibility. Said that they already have. And this is going to be a new category of responsibility and it's like usual going to be you get out what you put in. And so the student athletes ability to learn about what opportunities are out there to understand how to transact compliantly and for those upper echelon student athletes to have some help to have some representation based on the type of representation. That legislation allows clear legislations going. Allow some sort of representation an agent to have a parent or a family friend helped is going to be really important and it will play a role in how much they'll make. As far as the guestimations of value. I think social media gives us a really tangible way to estimate that you have a student athlete that has you know half a million followers across their social media platforms and they're willing to put into work and to some some multidimensional inventories light cameo like youtube lake appearances. There's an ability for them to to make four hundred thousand dollars. Five hundred thousand dollars. You look at the the average annual earnings based on social media followers at somewhere in the eighty cents per follower rage. and so that's based on advertising and marketing numbers across the board influence or marketing. And not just in sports. It's a cross really really any industry. But that's what's possible. And we have a formula through our partners at navigate research. Who does this research with data for fortune. Five hundred companies looking to make an ad spent or proteins and pro athletes that are participating in advertising deals and that formula is going to be on a dashboard student athletes to access inside of our app. So they can see that estimated fair market value. But it's still just a number paul. They've gotta take action. They gotta have a strategy and a plan and they gotta do it all within the rules and that's the part that is probably not going to be easy as most people might think they would jim. The is there an app that That callers to the finebaum show can profit from because we hear from a lot of them every every day that they feel like they should be making money and i.
President Joe Biden Proposes $6 Trillion Budget
"Joe six trillion dollar man massive spending and Yeah let's hide all the power grab moves. Maneuvers were doomed behind the scenes. That didn't come up much last night. Door to the border come up last night. Either very interesting but six trillion dollars and that's just the down payment climate change. I think jobs american jobs plan put engineers and construction workers work building more energy efficient buildings and homes there simply no reason why the blades for wind turbines can't be building pittsburghers beijing. There's no reason. Why american workers can't league the world new production of electric vehicles in batters. There's no reason. How do we pay for my and family plan. I made it clear you do without increasing the deficit. Let's start with what. I will not to impose any tax increase on people making less than four hundred thousand dollars. But it's time for corporate america and the wealthiest one percent of americans have just began to pay their fair share. Mr share but wall street country. The middle class built the country and unions built the middle class. So that's why. I'm calling on congress to pass. Protect the right to organize the proactive. And send it to my desk so we can support the right to unionize and by the way you're thinking about sending things on my desk. Let's raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars. No one no one working forty hours a week working forty hours a week should live below the poverty line. We need to ensure greater inequity opportunity for women while we're doing this. Let's get the paycheck fairness act to my desk as well. Equal pay spent much too long. And if you wonder whether it's too long look behind you
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Mango Kush Podcast
"Sitting here talking shit. Either of them bag of cheetos. Smokers cigarette surf the wikipedia on the road when you when you spoke on atlanta so much ginger vacation going on downtown. It don't make no fucking sense. Know just just working over in the old fourth lord area by they literally broke down all those fucking hoods all those neighborhoods. Put a four hundred thousand dollars. I don't even know what they are. They look like townhomes. That report listed townhomes note like no space. This is starting at the landscape attorneys april. One of the guys. He's been in. The neighborhood actually lives right across the street from the school. I work. i'm a lot. He's a seventy something. You're here's has no filter lou. Having a conversation and i tried to go over there and talk to him every now and then just you know. He likes to and talk. he was telling me about. You know how mom bought that house. Living in the house was built in one thousand nine hundred and he started giving me some history just about the area atlanta. Talk a little bit about bird just like you said. He's motherfuckers violent out here like even about immigration. I'm like well. How do you feel about black folks being pushed out the neighborhood. Give me some deep sea it. I'm glad fuck out area for so long. You don't see china. You start to come. Thirsty for man analyze. He just he did with his own people anymore. You decide you know what i just get. The bad apple.
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on UnInfluenced
"Yeah so i mean it's fucking fuck around you can't if you're gonna pass anything to your kids and you got to three million in the bank A state tax and tax the death tax tax. You gotta motherfucking dying and still pay taxes learning america's expensive going to be like wayne burying them a fokker to he pays. I need him to sign this check. This god named joe biden came out to dame's like him anybody making over four hundred or under four hundred thousand dollars a year isn't gonna see any increase in tax like. Are you out of your fucking mind. Like that's one percent of the population makes over four hundred thousand dollars a year. If that you're telling me you're not gonna raise taxes on anybody under that like where the fuck is the six trillion dollars that you astles printed in the last few years coming from then the top one percent if you tax them at one hundred percent isn't even going to scratch the surface on that now like there's only one one place that comes from whether it's directly or in a roundabout about way which is the middle class because that's the overwhelming majority of the population from a volume standpoint. That's the only way you get that done. The only way you get that done people's ignorance on economics to me as prizing. Yeah i mean if okay. 'cause i'm a agreed to pay my employees fifteen dollars an hour. Cool keep them on my employees or skilled so they make more than that. Say the average iona. Mcdonald's i'm gonna pay fifteen bucks an hour to take your fucking order wired the ninety nine cent burgers now fucking three dollars and ninety nine cents. Yeah motherfucker you wanted me to pay this dude fifteen bucks an hour to take your order that or now sudden you know half your fucking staff is fired. Yeah or you have fucking you go to the grocery store and milk. It was a dollar ninety nine six bucks and and so is your rent and so is your car insurance. So i mean everything goes up. People don't realize economics work off simple things they don't see they don't say it at the store and it's things like milk and fuel lobby the pro- the problem is you've got people who have never owned and run a business making the rules Then you've got people who've never owned or run a business in in the overwhelming majority voting for those people and their policies. You and that's why you have the the stupidity that goes on but all that can be taught in this thing called economics right math economics. Didn't you know yeah. I want to play the video game. They're like hey man. I want to show. What the fuck is that. But yeah is a simple economics satchel actual got the man person you walk. Hey this new watch the show and only listen to it now worry. Sometimes that they'll be left out in the cold and they miss gags like i'm fucking haning. It's looking good looking at home. Fuckers while we're on the subject of that zach got all kinds of eighty is going on right now. You've got chuck tease. You got drastic park and the fuck back to the future. Yeah of course. You didn't hear him when she said it smelled like coffee. I was house. Nineteen eighty a good gag. Speaking of gag okay. All right here was like yeah..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
"For them. I am definitely fiscally conservative. And you can't just assume that the way he positions this he didn't talk about who is really gonna pay for it. He only that he said that wouldn't increase the deficit. And then it would only impact three tenths of one percent of the population. And if you weren't making over four hundred thousand dollars you weren't gonna feel it. Well you know. America is based on a lot of people do wanting to make more than four hundred thousand dollars. There's a goal in some people's lives to get ahead of that and it's interesting because if you listen to and i tweeted. This temporarily dispossessed millionaires. Yeah well if you listen to the potomac review. And i didn't mean to tweet the cut i didn't even realize i do not listen to a lot of conservative stuff because i don't like being told how important being i like listening to more liberal soft so i can make sure i'm thinking about things correctly but so the potomac review there were just the comments and folks on it were explaining the whole tax break and he did explain. They did explained that this. They were thinking of going after escort which before they weren't gonna go after s. corpse. Most llc's are s carbs for a number of reasons and lse's or your small businesses so this whole we're not going after. Small businesses are only four hundred. That's just that's a lie. You're going after so bring this back to the energy market for listeners. Fleas bringing back to energy market. Because i think this is all comes back to. You can't spend this money without having some either you have to pay for it some way or you have to inflation and this whole federal hearing or this hearing on federal gasoline which we'll get to. That was a lot about money. Though is how much money these states were losing. And how much money they maybe were an increase with royalties. And we'll get to that in a second but the point is that you can't have these infrastructure plans green or not not going have to be you have to pay for it somehow and this was this. One is the family of plan. But it's interwoven with charging stations. And everything which you talked about and these china references. This is why. I want to talk with us. So every speech he brings about. He talks about china being a threat. Were fighting that. China is saying that democracy won't work and so we have to prove china wrong that democracy does work and i don't like it. I really don't like you know one allowing china the that to be able to have influence on us people say that and one. You're you're basically saying that. The right by even explaining saying china says we need to prove the wrong democracy when when china talks about democracy and they do use those words a rule of law. They mean it completely differently. They don't have role blah and they don't have democracy in the same way we do and when they criticize that they criticize basically that we can't get things done. There's a reason why because you can't just push things through we do have democracy and i think it's very hypocritical for biden to pass as many executive orders as he has passed and then to talk about democracy and to be standing in front of congress explaining that like if you really wanted it to be democratic you would have put that stuff four in front of congress to do it but you didn't think it was going to pass because it's so intense. It is so serious that is very light. China that is extremely autocratic. Not saying trump did a ton of that. Previous presidents have done tons of executive orders. So that's that's something that we do now but it doesn't make it okay and it doesn't mean that it is in any fashion and it's not okay to it's none of reference china when you want to and then not reference to them when you don't but it's also i was listening to a podcast today and it was. Elizabeth economy references book the third revolution. And she's talking about xi jinping and she explains really clear in this recent podcast on the china chessboard With csi and she explains clearly. That china is a perfect example of they do have the biggest electric auto market. So people references the on the in the green community referenced. Our lunch is being biden issue by china because they the electric car market they have the biggest one because they also have the largest population. It is not the best one like. They don't have tesla they're just getting on the like we have. Tesla is a superior technology. As much as i like. Something's but you'll mosque and dole and other ones is a superior battery they do. Not that in china. It is a fraudulent massively fraudulent system. It's top down and if you want an example of working go wrong of how not to do it. That's it so don't top down this. I mean so when people referencing china and thinking about this the way they fought vaulted. Because it isn't is top down. Innovation which is not innovation is just the government telling me is riddled with corruption and subsidies and the subsidy has caused massive corruption. So it's it's just not a really efficient and working system. There's a reason why they still consume the amount of oil that they consume today and the import of that critical because that whole repeal system hasn't actually worked in to the extent that we think it hasn't practiced tricia was gonna channel cow bass today but either. So that's good so i'm trying to get tricia moved to wyoming naba because i don't like her in denver but because i think she needs to run for congress because you could just ran rave for an hour and i think you do well. Afc the debate one really interesting thing that there's an author and consultant who. I think is fairly appreciated but but had a point this week that that has been missed by the mainstream as far as i can tell peter zion who talked about data coming out of china which suggests that their population has peaked. Which i find fascinating for a number of reasons because you know it's this. Big giant market and the prayer expectation was that the population was peeking in twenty thirties. Sometime and probably that's been pulled poured either because of more cova deaths or because their birth rate is declining or some combination thereof thinking is fascinating implications for the broader market geopolitical implications. I was talking to my friend. Who's a commodore in the navy about this. He was running ships in the south china. Sea to help security in the region but if indeed population is declining we're still going to get increased energy intensity but the absence of that population growth has a big impact on demand forecasts. Yes and it's a really great point originally and i'm glad you brought it to that because i i saw the same no and the listen today was well. Elizabeth country was explaining that basically that they have pete. So i don't know if you saw the china did come out. And they debunk. That and they said no. We are still increasing. Of course. they're going to say that so they're going to have to say that because that's that's part of the whole trajectory and they don't want things looking back. They have changed their policy from one child to to the to a two child policy but it hasn't changed everything in the divorce rate tie and people. People are becoming educated when you educate women when people make more money. It's just it's of naturally declines. It does have implications for long run growth trajectory. I think for for oil demand. Not as much i think for energy is a little different because as we've noticed and this is this comes back to the speech a little bit but everyone keeps referencing. You know their ability. Bill transmission lines and everything and how sophisticated is again. It is not that sophisticated winning sixty five percent. Coal and people always reference. You hear a lot of people liberal. Or i'm sorry. You hear a lot of conservative podcasts. And people saying gosh sixty percent coal and it's all happy. They're building new coal-fired power plants. They are you can. There's a website. Just google google chinese coal fire power plants. You can see actually every single one that's in existence all the new ones that are permitted all the ones that are in construction and the new ones. That are the ones you know. Those michael bloomberg's website the tracks. It's the energy. The carbon carbon tracker is attracted website maps. All the it's awesome to look at it. This is a fiction people. it's it's we're talking. Dozens and dozens of power plants and the reason. They're doing that as we've mentioned before is and the reason they're.
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"That's going to limit the reach of the poor to be able to travel unless they can get on public transportation. The rich will always have their gaskill guzzlers. The rich will always have their private jets. The rich will always have means to move beyond you. So when these environmentalist policies flow down from washington dc keeping might it is about punishing. The poor is about controlling the behavior of the poor. They could adapt but it's the billionaires who have built their houses on the beach and they blame you for carbon destroying their house and putting them in a hurricanes floods all that didn't used to exist. The extreme weather climate change phenomenon. They blame you for it and you've got to bear the burden of it. That's the by plan. The biden plan will not do very much to the rich. It will do a lot to the poor. Ironically the biden the wants to jack up income taxes as well say no one under four hundred thousand dollars years going to get an income tax increase. The problem is that in some areas of the country. Four hundred thousand dollars believe it or not you and i may not be able to recognize this but in a lot of places in the country. Forager thousand dollars is not a lot of money. It sounds like you and me in what they would call flyover country but if you're in a big coastal area for two thousand dollars is not a lot of money and if you get more that biden's going to jack up your taxes. You know the the market crash the other day because the biden tax plan he seems to be wanting to disrupt the markets but that's ultimately the bottom line here joe biden's economic and environmental policies for the same drive up prices. If he can drive up prices he can force us to curb our behaviors to save money. And that will fix it remember it. Was greta done and berg and the others who were telling us that the covert pandemic was great for the environment that we all need to stay.
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast
"You understand so a hold on to what you have And and i. I wish you'd most assess because like there's there's nothing there's nothing out there. S getting for now. There's nothing how they went to arm and leg. They won't for this. they're not even worth it. In my opinion they won't four hundred thousand dollars for like like this like the lehigh valley turning into long island. New york it's ridiculous. Four hundred thousand dollars for some brand new condo. Whatever it is rich you've got to share you know the house you share with one driveway baba and that's like in the next township. Yeah i refuse to live the house. Attached anyone paying four hundred thousand dollars to live attached to somebody test now so Everybody chat room wherever you live right now. Put a number one. If you grew up in the hood put a number two if you did. I grew up in bobby bobby has been in hood all this dog baby they just suburbia correal as well you from one to another hood now. Let's not hurt capacity where i'm from ch- shell by this is the life now if you're real estate if our would ever see real estate agents out there like you see before kobe real estate agents was out there. We've got houses we got there. Call me baba battles were home blah blah blah we. I don't even see real estate agents out there period your real estate agent call in 'cause i will see all industries poly no houses out there to sell wabi. If you real estate agent right now that might not be the look know every like everybody is village they ages. I thought about doing it. Everybody every black person in the world real estate. Get little side hustle. You know i'm not mad at that. I'm not mad at the hustler. Listen to that. I would be a real estate agent to dump still thinking about doing it. Lusa with real estate agent when there's no houses houses for this houses where are the houses commercial. Real estate is i don't hear nothing about real estate. No more than an me. She didn't agent misdee- with the health. I'll just say do you. Do you hear anybody talking about i. do i hear. I have a few girlfriends of niagara for associates. Who are ages selling real estate here there. What does that. I want grocery store three last week. Three houses last week. What part you should have bought one of them. No i'm not ready to buy a house yet and we so so so really. So i am. I wrong this houses. It may not be as many as before but go on go on houses in the lehigh valley.
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"She and her husband or roughly four hundred thousand dollars in combined income and twenty nineteen the democrats i financial disclosure showed bill. I gotta tell you I'm actually not opposed to reimbursing landlords for their losses during the pandemic because they haven't been able to evict people. Even those people stopped paying their writ. I know multiple people who have been put out of business as landlords filing for bankruptcy among other things because the federal government won't let them evict people from their property During the pandemic. So i think something should be done but let's also note that That they go beyond that with their positions they don't think americans should have to pay mortgages or rent period. They think the government should be able to bail people out in here she is as they landlord profiting and not only that offering up legislation. That would reimburse her for her losses during the pandemic win. She doesn't necessarily want to do that for other people. She is definitely a hypocrite on the stuff which is the definition of the socialist in the united states of america they are always always hostile to american values and capitalism and free enterprise. They are always hostile to the little guy to the small business. They blast big business but then they support policies that will sustain big business while creating small business because they don't actually understand the way the business works like you know there's a i forget the woman's name. She's an author. She wrote a biography of aoc. She's under attack for pointing out that. Yes while alexandria ocasio. Cortez certainly did work as a bartender before going to congress her family's actually way more privileged than aoc would have you know and the fact that this Author pointed that out at her into trouble with the left for daring to shatter the mythology of aoc formed out of the earth like eve except no adam's rib formed by god himself the spirit animal. Who doesn't actually exist to come forth tin bars and tell us of our lives on instagram. Not not not really the the the life that she wants to believe she had while they're also out there Cancelling people by the way that reminds me the cancel culture mob that. Aoc in them have provoked. They've come for home depot. The activists the voting rights activists have decided homedepot must be the company boycotted because its owners are jewish. They don't actually want to say that What they're saying is home depot. Didn't fight enough against the voting rights. Bill in georgia the the led by the ame church georgia Activists voting rights activists have decided home depot. Did not do enough now bernie. Marcus an and really what's his name. Oh my gosh arthur. Are the blame. My mind with blake revenue. Sorry too much caffeine. Not enough at the same time so. The founders of home depot spoke out against the voting reforms are other blanket particular. Also owns the the atlanta falcons took a very strident stand. A home depot's leadership spoke out against the legislation but they didn't do enough apparently never mind that delta released a statement praising the legislation and then walked back never mind that coke and delta refused to sign onto that statement in the new york times home depot the one company. Who's owners founders. Were jewish that has nothing to do with it. I'm sure decided. Home depot must be boycotted for not doing enough about Standing up for george's voting laws. The rowdies home depot wouldn't have been able to stop it either. The reality is there's no way that The democrats or corporations were going to stop the republicans from passing this. None and yet home.
Running out of Money in Retirement With Mark Rolette
"With me. Of course is mark rolette founder and president of south shore retirement services in hingham broadcasting from the brand new south shore. Retirement services radio studio and we're thrilled to be together and to celebrate spring and Certainly better health for so many americans and all that mark nice to see you might be saying and it's great to be in this new studio feel like a real professional mom. Well you sound like one. I'll tell you and it's great. It's great to be able to communicate as we have been all this time even though on occasion where in remote locations so today we focus on a lot of things but today. That's the nagging question that people have what happens if i run out of money and can i possibly run out of money after i stopped working after. I'm in retirement to question that people ask you all the time. And let's talk about how you answer that. Yeah absolutely i as you know our motto here at sexual retirement is nobody should have to worry about running out of money in retirement right simple that that's what that's what our goal is with every client. That comes in the door that they shouldn't have to worry about it. But of course people worry about that all the time. That's almost everyone's number one. Fear going into retirement. Could i possibly run out of money in retirement. And i don't care if you have four hundred thousand dollars or four hundred million dollars. Nobody likes to lose money It's just a case of whether you have the wherewithal or the ability. To weather that storm and righted back and people just don't know met. I bet very wealthy Real estate developers who have the same concerns that Somebody who may not maybe doesn't have hundreds of millions of dollars so that anxiety for so many people transitioning and thinking about retirement shouldn't be anxiety shouldn't be that complicated. It shouldn't be that stress of the wait and see approach and rolling the dice in retirement and hoping for the best. It should be a retirement strategy. That is a solid foundation that gives you the ability to ride out any storm. That's coming so you don't have to worry about running out of money in retirement and that's what we do.
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Politics Guys
"But i think democrats on a partisan basis would say no. We're not going to do that the way we're going to close the budget hole is just by raising a few of a few other taxes on corporations and on rich people. I think that could be in reserve as part of what you'll see if it's another purely partisan bill. I often may not usually the one that showed that makes predictions. But my prediction is is that none of the proposals that may be waiting in the wings from democrats are going to even come close to covering just the cost of the things. They've increased in that they will increase over the course of the biden administration. And i don't say that is trying to hammer on democrat specifically but no administration. You have to go back to weird. Republican congress democrat president during clinton the last time that we've really seen that kind of will to have a more or as you put it during the good times. Let's make sure that we're being revenue neutral on that front. I don't think it's likely in in the current political environment. I mean because who's going to want to suffer the political fallout from having a higher taxes. Well no. I'm not saying that the congress is going to get us into budget surplus. I'm just saying that they're going to get this particular spending bill perhaps into surplus straight. We're all about that yes. I agree about the same thing. I don't think we'll even see the bills that we have seen over the course of the last hundred days i don't i don't think we're gonna see revenue that equals that amount of spending given the total amount of that spending what it is because again as we talked about even just the the co vid. The third round of covid relief was approximately the size of a fiscal budget year. I mean the likelihood that you're going to see tax increases or loophole decreases that will equal to that amount. Not the whole. I agree with you. Let's put the whole deficit aside for a minute. Just the new spending revenue items including things if assuming that they use reconciliation on the jobs act as it. I think it's doable. And i don't think there'd be so much political. I mean the whole the whole thing about whether it's done on. A partisan basis or bipartisan basis is political fallout from republicans becomes irrelevant if republicans aren't going to join the bill harkin willing to negotiate That they might vote for the bill. I don't think that I don't think there's been any political fallout against the first stimulus. Bill that passed a few months ago. And i i don't think it would be much different from they past one. Now that spent on a lot of popular spending programs and that raise released all that money to pay for it entirely by taxing corporations and people who earn more than four hundred thousand dollars. I i just think that the democrats are four all that. There's there's not going to be fall out against that. So if there's no i mean if we took that line of reasoning and we said look there's not going to be a fall out on it so when you say you're they're holding it back do you think that they're waiting as well..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"Is a tragedy when parents have to bury their children something they never expected to see so when biden is trying to say hey this is just as bad. In fact. As far as he's concerned this is even worse because he's just counting the And he's also not looking at the costs the emotional costs of that war and the real the real life costs and destruction of not only lies of capital and everything that went into it so to overplaying how bad this was. We have to keep stuff in perspective and of course a lot of the problems from cova were not from the disease itself. A lot of the wounds were self inflicted. A lot of the problems were because of what the government did. The government's response. I've said from the beginning. The government's cure for covid. The fiscal and monetary cure is worse than the actual disease so that government is responsible for these problems and now the government is saying he is going to be a the one that provide the solutions but of course all these governments solutions are gonna make the problem. The government caused much worse. Now one of the things. That biden stressed during his speech was that they were going to be higher taxes. And i'm gonna get into the specific taxes and the specific spending increases. When i finish kinda going over what he said so he said there is going to be higher taxes but not to punish people right. he's not interested in punishing people that were successful. All he wants to do is make sure that there are opportunities created for other people so in other words he thinks the only way to create opportunities is to take money away from the entrepreneurs who earned it and have the government spended creating opportunity for other people which basically is taking a stake to the very heart of capitalism because the tax hikes that biden is proposing and he made clear to mention. This are only aimed at people who earn over. Four hundred thousand dollars a year and of course corporations are a primary target of these tax increases so wealthy earners and corporations are going to be taxed so that the government can provide opportunities to other people..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Paid for at least part of it with either spending cuts or tax increases It's possible that there's a moderate democrats who won't support a a raising taxes including congressman. Josh gottheimer of new jersey. He told axios he's worried. That tax increases could theoretically slow the economic recovery. He said quote. We need to be careful not to do anything. That's too big or too much in the middle of a pandemic and an economic crisis on quote as of right now is raising taxes on wealthier. Americans the primary funding source for your plan. What you're going to hear more details from the administration in the coming days about how to pay for this but one thing i will do is reiterate the president's commitment that his proposals will not raise taxes at all on anyone making under four hundred thousand dollars a year so nobody who makes under four hundred thousand dollars a year. We'll see a tax increase. You said also that a mileage tax showed quote a lot of promise as a way to help pay for the plan that tax would charge people. For how many miles they drive. Is that under consideration. No that that's not part of the conversation about this infrastructure. Bill so just wanna make sure. That's that's really clear but you will be hearing a lot more details in the coming days about how we envision being able to fund this and again these are carefully thought through responsible ideas that ultimately are going to be a win for the economy and need to be compared to the unaffordable cost of the status quo Right so we're going to raise taxes on the rich and we'll put off the mileage tax until later. This is a walk back by booed choo. Who got out over skis. And but the white house is okay. Basically trading amounts. Yeah yeah we're going to raise taxes on rich people. We're not going to do a mileage tackle. we'll just raise taxes on rich people. It's always acceptable to think about raising taxes on rich people to you realize what actually happens is it's a middle class tax cut and they decide if you make over fifty thousand dollars a year. Guess what you're rich. Congratulations pay more taxes. Well you gotta give into all ed stain. The ceo of delta clever clever clever end This is breaking news happening now. Delta airline ceo couldn't dims the georgia election reform package..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on The Non-Prophets
"Modern middle class and how black americans were just straight up from that how they were federal policies the fha would not insurance secure loans for black americans so they couldn't get in on that white americans are doing it so i mean this is this is not like ancient history so when the honestly like sixty five million dollars for chicago that is that's nothing about it that should make people more mad than nothing and in it's not even to light and it's basically that five million dollars was because of one man decided torture a whole bunch of people to confessions into crime. They did not commit that. That's just that art right and we're not even going to talk about even some of the complicity of the city itself in some of the practices. That were still in today. And and i know that we're going to bring up evanston you know. Because they're they're supposedly the first city that actually Enacted a reparations program in the in the in the united states and even that's not reparations. You know they're talking about doing a twenty five thousand dollar grant for qualified home owners or once. Who wants to buy a house who can prove that they. They've been discriminated against Or descended of discrimination of people who are discriminated against for our homes between nine hundred nineteen and nineteen sixty nine before the fair housing act actually was enacted. And and can. You've been to evanston right. Okay yeah and evanston no no. None of us can but one of the things that is very interesting if you ever went to evanston evanston is a very suburb depending on where you are crazy. Segregated is extremely segregated and the segregation is like literally two three blocks away and the historical historically black into town is considered the fifth ward. And when you first like drive into evanston specifically from links to drive and then you know go round band you see these houses that are that usually start at like about four hundred fifty to five hundred thousand dollars starting. Okay movies in the eighties. Where like white girls in highschool got to go to prom with the guy with the porsche. They filmed all those in evanston. All those john hughes moonwalk pretty big was like if you've seen fares bueller evanston looks like exactly however when you go across but when you go across america a couple of streets into the war is a whole different you did okay and and the thing about it is that even people who were even qualified i saw they're setting aside four hundred thousand dollars for this particular fund if you qualify for home or if you already have a home okay. Four hundred thousand dollars set aside for twenty five thousand dollar hand grant By only sixteen people going to be able to take advantage of it. how to fuss inset reparations. How the motherfuckers that reparations. It's not and you know that's a band-aid when you need to be getting out the You know you need to be getting out the trauma kitten the the stitches when you look at the numbers of like where reparations polls with various demographic groups among white americans. It's like eighty five percent oppose reparations..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on They Called This a Movie
"I love it because my wife. And i we got into the argument every now and then i bring will we could have an extra x amount of money but someone had to get married and then it never ends well for me. So don't don't do that guys. Yeah that's usually probably not a great great way to start off the morning. I would say to her on a saturday morning like great. This is what my weekend is. Yeah i wish we could go out for breakfast but we had to go. Go and get married now. It's a yeah. I don't understand it. I think if you had a low key wedding it's just as effective as having a wedding. Yep and i had a great time of year wedding. I had a great time of my wedding. I think both weddings were phenomenal. But if if you're like if it's gun to your head time which essentially this show is soon you pick the house especially when these people are talking about my dream house idiot right now. Is there a is there kind of a level of privilege with a lot of these people base seem to. I mean the they're talking about like four hundred fifty thousand dollar houses a lot of the time but like the the down payments are like six percent now or so so. I don't really know i don't really know like really nice houses. I don't really know where they're coming from. In terms of that is nashville. So you know there by their their four hundred thousand dollars is getting them like thirty five hundred hundred square feet. Yeah i was gonna say that's probably like a mansion up in the northeast. Yeah so that's that's the shitty thing. I've been watching sorry to hear that i mean we're we're really still working on getting the house into livable shape. So it's like every night it's like well. Let's let's put this together and then the next night. It's let's go put this together. It's just assembly time the the delvecchio's exactly so we i think we've we've more or less gotten ahead of everything..
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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Market Watch: Bitcoin Breaks To New ATH, Ethereum Pushing Towards All Time High
"F dot com. Now give everybody. Welcome to the chanaka. Kryptonite podcasts. Politics are not doing show. The last couple of days actually came down with some form of a stomach. Crampy twenty four buggy. Talk thing which you're and a little bit south bit Shadow to be fed. But i'm back now feeling good so you won't get tonight because i want to catch up on. It's been quite to talk about. If i don't use patients say that roddey ice. Oh yuck well well well well what have we here while depends what you do who you are how you do it because look this has been a great wake. Bitcoin greg cop lakes from a training perspective. As well as the who knows what the cradle strategy using. Who follow That strategy with a checklist. Of course you've done the coast. Excuse me to hang on Yellow saying those idaho cradle back last week that was on the february. Which is shot. You can move your stop up to about forty three seventy sharon that region. That's that's the match the rules you make your own decisions. Of course another one lost not yesterday morning setup as well same thing want to want to share with the of four others prophets coming out of our as right now l. guy pump is on ten to one. That's another try that we got as well beautiful. It's going very very very very well. did not get the. Bitcoin tried yesterday because do not tribal and not feeling great and yeah money left on the table but high you got to stick to rule. We had all time highs on bitcoin tonight tapping up at forty thousand eight hundred ninety five dollars. We bubbling away on our white. Breaking fifty will break or will we pull back while certainly not seeing a great deal waiting on the daily chop still looking very very strong indeed and i'm waiting for more opportunity. Currently forty seven thousand. Four hundred is what you can buy. Bitcoin folks five point six percent there is doing. The crab will dead something tough. It's pushed on of all hanging around. It's all time high which you cracked yesterday. Yesterday's hold on. Why eighteen thousand four hundred thousand dollars. I tain hundred forty seven dollars and ninety cents on the txz yet. It's not gone berko just yet. It's looking good. Don't get me wrong. it's looking very good. But it's not going absolutely jets crackers waiting for the and why did you. The moment is holding is consolidating. Its seventeen hundred and seventy three point. Six five percent on excel pay. It's up three percent today. Still pretty slow. Fifty two cents right now Is there a level of resistance to try nothing as of yet still very sought wise native so the kickoff a bit more for its next leg up. Bitcoin cash this was one that i really really would have loved to have had yesterday. Another cradle tried banging cradles again woes. At eleven i am strand eysenck dialogue tomlin and you can't alive. Make it has achieved one to one of these holding opens at five hundred and twenty two dollars and ninety five cents five point five percent opposite dot another one
"four hundred thousand dollars" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"Some of your secrets of building your own publishing empire while i think the big thing is having a having a voice you know having having something to say what what is. It wasn't want to stay so when asked you that before going to twitter. I remember house keynote as twitter. Bobby like why. Don't you have message for the world. I'm like you're darn right i do. And so that's when i came up with us. It's the world connection authenticity at heart. Leadership Talk about so number one clear message number two. How clear online brand anniversary bring value everywhere. You go because the best of bill. Followership is to make sure you speak on that stage. Share your voice. Be heard dune align brent way the target audience in intelligent exactly what they want to hear it through bringing up and what happens follows Other tactics terms of collaborating with other influencers using the lyrics nude liberty different hashtags strategies to build attention to work. You're talking about but really. It comes down to building announced two thousand votes across the computation profile owner for four hundred thousand dollars and built up. Because i have a strong message. But also because i engage people to strategic way and the with when that happens they volley and i asked the same things happen. The hottest praise right now up house. I'm on thousand. Been here for three weeks. I now have nineteen hundred dollars in summer. People call him nuclear because having a strong brand. Strong message is what attracts people. So let's combine the two personal branding in network sure. How did they feed off each other. So you come across the substance your content value versus spam overpower. Let's good question so if you've done the analysis of your brand you'll actually have a clear identity. What makes you tick but also you have better state how other people tick in. What makes what their brands are meeting for. Five minutes so when i'm talking to people never get back towards i'm able to communicate exactly what i doing how i can help them even without even time without point blank. Just because i've asked questions and probed into their story in listen to them with empathy in pretty environment. It's i find a way to help them. In whatever way that matters to them and creating that connection and so by having a strong brand you actually know how to network better on. It's better you know how to sell yourself better..
The Upside of the condo downshifting
"I want you to do something a little different today. I want you to think of your real estate journey like a game of monopoly. I literally want you to go to your monopoly game or any game. That's gotta dice in it and grab the dice just one. You only need one obviously with every dice. They're six sides to that dice. So what i'm telling people to do in some of them are some of them. Think that have already had some breakfast. Beer which i did not have today That's only for special occasions and closing days Breakfast wine or breakfast champagne. Only certain days not everyday otherwise. It's just not special. So what i want you to do is grab a dice of any kind. Roll it against the wall or on the floor and see what number you get. What happens then is if it says four. Then we're going to start looking at places that are within four hours of toronto or wherever you are right now. I'm talking to a lot of people in toronto and gpa. And then we're able to do something called the drive til you qualify program which is going to be a game changer. For a lot of you. Those of you. That i'm speaking to right now especially this week. I've been talking to a lot of people with condos in the downtown core and some of them are experienced a bit of a down shoplift so there actually is some condos that are not doing as well as others. Now what you have to do what you have to look at is not the disadvantage of the downshift. You have to look at the advantage. I actually want you to think of it as the upside of downshift. And that's why i called at that. This is the upside of down shift in the condo market rule number. One as i've said before. Is you make money when you buy. So what you need the focus on and and it doesn't mean you're going to buy i. You're going to make sure that you sell. I can get what you need out of your property. Hopefully that will let you know what you can do next. But if you're looking at a property where if you're looking at the potential where you can sell your condo for five six seven hundred and you're able to buy a house for about that much that could easily improve your quality of life Reduce your condo fees Give you more room to roam give you some greenspace build up and build a workout studio or a garage With your dream. Jim all that kind of stuff that i'm helping people do right now. I want to do that for you over the years. That's been the side benefit for me is actually and this is something i really do. This is not an exaggeration. I used to work in the fitness industry for a decade. So i took apart treadmills. I put together workout machines. So i've actually designed people home gyms and i still do that. It's a really fun thing. I like to do And customize it to each person's knees not everybody wants to body build so for some people it might just be peleton bikes for some people may just be a regular bike set-up workout bench could be as simple as that some people in each in a bar. Some people don't Totally off to the side. But that's just part of this sort of the dice. Approach that i have so. If you're in a position where you can make a move meaning that you can just work from anywhere and you've kind of now. It's kind of been established where you'll be able to do their Or possibly you could just work from go into another office Like your company has an office. You know a couple of hours away That might be a really great idea in the six and the number six. Obviously what that does is that takes you right to off. And i've had a bunch a record number in my in my case. I'm record number of people moving to ottawa with me this year. I i've got some amazing people out there. That are ready to help you. But i'm i'm eating moving people further out so obviously i will say between one to six and obviously it's up to you where you end up moving but the further out you go within about two or three hours if you if you start looking at those prices compared to what you're going to be You know paying for something in the city you'll be blown away. You'll see these incredible houses in places like coburg for four hundred thousand dollars and again you'll be blown away by what you can get and this is all Again one shopping with me. That's the best part. I'll connect you to the right people that are out there. Do not make the mistake of connecting with someone out there before you've screened. This has been a nightmare for me over. The years is trying to undo that bullshit. Don't be that person. Don't connect with anybody outside the city until you know who you're dealing with and you've actually have some Some some way of knowing their patterns. Okay because words don't mean anything you go on a screen you type in someone's Where they were blah blah blah kingston ottawa. Whatever words don't mean anything actions even if they said oh yes i. I sell twenty places A day you'll see those ads also don't believe that it's patterns. It's the way people respond when they're put to the test especially this year. So you want someone on the other end who's account and that is a huge thing and when they're working under me meaning i actually refer them to you and i do get paid for this but you don't pay me. This is this comes from them. So they're actually accountable to both you and make and if they don't make me happy as well as you they don't get another referral alcott that referral lineup. And i have many times with in a heartbeat
What Economy Are You Voting For?
"Pandemic policy ease economic policy. So let's make the first thing we discuss what is Joe Biden's pandemic policy as it relates to his economic policy. Sure. So Joe Biden is very much focused on containing the corona virus. Yes. He wants badly as any of us do for there to be a vaccine and pharmaceutical companies to stay at work on that but he also is saying look until then make sure that we have the virus as reigned in as possible, and here's a line actually from his website. That really struck me says, Biden believes we must spend whatever it takes without delay to meet public health needs and deal with the mounting economic consequences i. mean he's really saying one can't happen before the other you can't have the economy bounced back without corona virus at least to some degree really hemmed in. So to do that, he's encouraging a lot of. Things like mask wearing that sort of thing more testing. But one other thing he has said is that the CDC Centers for Disease Control needs to come out with clear guidance for states and localities on. Okay. Here's what you should be opening and when based on how Corona virus looks in your area. So of Corona virus is really bad maybe you shouldn't. Have Schools Open right now indefinitely, not restaurants or concerts or whatever. But if things are looking better, maybe you can open schools. But what he's saying is this is not necessarily an all or nothing thing but we need clear guidance from scientists on exactly what to down in one. So it's fair to describe this as a somewhat detailed approach as opposed to. Thinking of it in binary terms like everything locked down or everything stays open, it's an attempt to find out. Okay. What are the details that matter and then let's apply those on a situation by situation basis right I mean the way he makes it sound as nuance, but also to some degree simple or at least clear like, yes, there might be gracious between. States, but we at least want to give states some sort of guidance on exactly what they could or should be doing in one. Let's go on to the second part of his economic policy agenda that we're talking about here, and this has to do with Joe Biden's proposed spending programs, which are a lot higher than say what Donald Trump is proposed. So why? Don't we get into that what? What is Joe Biden proposing spending money on? All right. So the umbrella that he has put all of these policies under he is calling build back better. Well, I've heard better alliterative strokes of genius but fine we'll stick with that build back better and what's in that this isn't about marketing card if this is about economics so. The first is manufacturing making sure that there are more manufacturing jobs and he's clear on this. He wants them to be unionized manufacturing jobs. And also to make sure that there are supply chains here in the US to make sure people can get the goods they want, which is something that we have seen laid bare a bit by Covid number two green infrastructure. So yes, he wants to build roads and bridges the way that we think of infrastructure pretty traditionally, but he also wants to make sure that lower pollution methods of transportation for example, are encouraged like light rail's in cities, electric car production, that sort of thing. Three racial equity. Close some of the really gaping economic gaps that we have between races and ethnicities in the country and I know you guys have reported on this on your show the very big for example, unemployment gaps between black Americans and white Americans also Hispanic and Asian Americans there are some huge gaps there likewise the big wealth gaps and finally caregiving he wants to make sure that people are able to get quality and affordable care for their kids and also for their older relatives when they need it. Yeah that. One's interesting Tesla Memorial. The approach to cure giving that Joe Biden is pursuing here sir, and this is really a of course important right now because Kovic has shown us as we're all staying home and his kids are not at school that caregiving is a really important for people to be able to do their jobs and participate in the economy, and in fact, we've seen people falling out of the workforce because they didn't have access to childcare and elderly care. Yes. Most definitely. So what Biden is proposing? Is Pretty ambitious I mean what he wants to do is universal pre-k available to all kids. He wants there to be higher pay for childcare providers. He wants them to be able to unionize collectively bargain and he wants to grow the number the supply of childcare establishments around the country to make sure people can get that childcare aside from that in terms of spending and making it more affordable. He wants to make sure there are refundable tax credits to low and middle class families to help them. Pay For childcare. So that's a lot of stuff and child care. I know you know it's a complicated thing to make sure everybody can get it to make sure there's enough that it's high quality that it's affordable. So it's a tough needle to thread, but this is his attempt at doing that. Okay and let's get to the third part of the agenda, which is sort of the flip side of the spending, which is where are the tax revenues to pay for some of this spending gonNA actually come from. People in corporations moon that's it. We're done next on you. Okay. So it's not gonNA come from middle income or lower income folkston is what Biden missing right so what he wants to do is raise taxes for households with incomes above four, hundred, thousand dollars a year limit their deductions, and also he wants to increase the top corporate income tax rate from twenty one percent where it is now to twenty eight percents. Now, president trump, you'll remember lowered these. Taxes with the tax cuts and jobs act that big tax bill that Republicans passed in twenty seventeen. So Joe Biden is saying look I wanNA roll a lot of that back I want to change things back now. So in terms of those income tax changes. Yeah. That would overwhelmingly, of course, the highest income people. There is some question about what the corporate tax plan would do I mean how much that would be knocked on if at all to. People at the lower end of the income spectrum, it's possible that it would be to some degree but again, you compare it to those income tax changes in it's nowhere near what a change those would be essentially looking at the last four years in saying I'm undoing some of this and I'm putting in place the agenda I prefer instead of the one that president trump has preferred, right? Yes. Now listen we're laying out all of these economic plans here's. What Joe Biden wants to do would do in his perfect world has theoretical I get everything I want world. But of course, he won't get everything he wants he can't. Okay. But what's your priority in violence cases are going to be green jobs? Is it going to be this tax plan is going to be childcare what does he do? I decide to spend all of his power on
What Is Bidenomics?
"Three parts of Joe Biden's economic policy agenda with Danielle Kurtz Laban reporter on NPR politics team. Then now here's where I want to start. You said something interesting to me recently, which is for both of these candidates pandemic policy ease economic policy. Let's make that. The first thing we discuss what is Joe binds pandemic policy as it relates to his economic policy. Sure. So Joe Biden is very much focused. On containing the corona virus yes. He wants as badly as any of us do for there to be a vaccine for pharmaceutical companies to stay at work on that but he also is saying look until then make sure that we have the virus as reigned in as possible, and here's a line actually from his website that really struck me it says Biden believes we must spend whatever it takes without. Delay to meet public health needs and deal with the mounting economic consequences. I mean. He's really saying one can't happen before the other you can't have the economy bounced back without corona virus at least to some degree really hemmed in. So to do that, he's encouraging a lot of things like mask wearing that sort of thing more testing but one other thing he said is that the CDC centers. For Disease Control needs to come out with clear guidance for states and localities on. Okay. Here's what you should be opening and when based on how Corona virus looks in your area. So of Corona virus is really bad. Maybe you shouldn't have schools open right now indefinitely, not restaurants or concerts or whatever. But if things are looking better, maybe you can open schools but what he saying is this is not. Necessarily an all or nothing thing but we need clear guidance from scientists on exactly what to close down and one. So it's fair to describe this as a somewhat detailed approach as opposed to thinking of it in binary terms like everything locks down everything stays open. It's an attempt to find out. Okay. What are the details at matter and then let's apply those on a situation by situation basis, right? I mean the way he makes it sound as nuance, but also to some degree simple or at least clear like, yes, there might be gradations between states but we at least want to give states some sort of guidance on exactly what they could or should be doing in one. Let's go on to the second part of his economic policy agenda that we're talking about here, and this has to do with. Joe Biden's proposed spending programs which are a lot higher than say what Donald Trump is proposed. So why don't we get into that? What? What is Joe Biden proposing spending money on all right. So the umbrella that he has put all of these policies under he is calling build back better now I've heard better alliterative strokes of genius but fine we'll stick with that build back better and what's in that This isn't about marketing. This is about economics. So okay the first is manufacturing making sure that there are more manufacturing jobs and he's clear on this. He wants them to be unionized manufacturing jobs and also to make sure that there are supply chains here in the US to make sure people can get the goods they want, which is something that we have seen laid bare a bit by Cova. Number two is green infrastructure. So yes, he wants to build roads and bridges the way that we think of infrastructure pretty traditionally, but he also wants to make sure that lower pollution methods of transportation for example, are encouraged like light rail's in cities, electric car production, that sort of thing. Three racial equity he wants to close some of the really gaping economic gaps that we have between races and ethnicities in the country and I know you guys have reported on this on your show. The, very big for example, unemployment gaps between black Americans and white Americans. Also Hispanic and Asian Americans. There are some huge gaps there likewise the big wealth gaps and finally caregiving he wants to make sure that people are able to get quality and affordable care for their kids and also for their older relatives when they need it and that one's interesting. Tell us a little bit more about the approach to caregiving that Joe Biden is pursuing here sir, and this is really of course important right now because cove has shown us as we're all staying home as kids are not at school, that caregiving is important for people to be able to do their jobs and participate in the economy. In fact, we've seen people falling out of the workforce because they didn't have access to childcare and elderly care. Yes. Most definitely. So what Biden is proposing is pretty ambitious I mean what he wants to do is universal pre-k available to all kids. He wants there to be higher pay for childcare providers he wants them to be able to unionize to collectively bargain. And he wants to grow the number the supply of childcare establishments around the country to make sure people can get that child care aside from that in terms of spending and making it more affordable he wants to make sure there are refundable tax credits to low and middle class families to help them pay for childcare. So that's a lot of stuff and childcare I. Know You know it's a complicated thing to make sure everybody can get it to make sure there's enough that it's high quality that it's affordable. So it's a tough needle to thread, but this is his attempt at doing. Okay and let's get to the third part of the agenda, which is sort of the flip side of the spending, which is where are the tax revenues to pay for some of this spending to actually come from higher income people incorporations room. That's it. We're done. That's not okay. So it's not gonNA come from a middle income or lower income folkston what Biden is saying, right so what he wants to do is raise taxes for households with incomes above four, hundred, thousand dollars a year, limit their deductions, and also he wants to increase. The top corporate income tax rate from twenty one percent where it is now twenty eight percents. Now, president trump you'll remember lowered these taxes with the tax cuts and jobs act that big tax bill that Republicans passed in two thousand seventeen. So Joe Biden is saying look I, WanNa roll a lot of that back I want to change things back now. So in terms of those income tax changes yes that would overwhelmingly, of course effect the highest income people there is some question about what the corporate tax plan would do I. Mean how? Much that would be knocked on it all to people at the lower end of the income spectrum. It's possible that it would be to some degree but again, you compare it to those income tax changes in it's nowhere near what a change those would be essentially looking at the last four years in saying, I'm undoing some of this and putting place the agenda I prefer instead of the one that president trump has preferred, right? Yes. Now listen we're laying out all of these economic plans. Here's what Joe Biden wants to do would do in. His perfect world has theoretical I get everything I want world. But of course, he won't get everything. He wants he can't. Okay. But what's your priority in Biden's cases are going to be green jobs is going to be this tax plan is going to be childcare. What does he do? I decide to spend all of his power on right you've got to prioritize because you're not going to get everything you might not get anything you are true right? Yeah. But in speaking with you today tomorrow I am getting everything I want what a pleasure
Chelsea Handler explains shaming of Trump-backer 50 Cent: 'I had to remind him that he was a Black person'
"Well, Chelsea handler as you know was upset at fifty, seven four saying that he was going to support trump because of tax purposes he didn't WanNa. Pay All those hefty taxes. If you make over four hundred, thousand dollars now, Chelsea handler is being even more vocal about what she would do in order to discourage fifty cent from encouraging people to vote for Donald Trump. Here's what she had to say on Jimmy Fallon I had to remind him. That he was a black person, so he can't vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn't be influencing at entire swath of people who may listen to him because he's worried about his own personal pocket book. So I haven't heard back from him yet but I I am willing to you know seal the deal and more ways than what if he changes his mind and publicly DENOUNCES DONALD TRUMP I might be willing to go for another spin if you know what? I feel about Chelsea. Handler saying she had to remind fifty cents that he's black I get it. But now like fifty can be beacon be black also whoever the hell he wants, we can judge them for it but it's his right as an American citizen and just very you ain't black Joe Biden ish to me. Well fifty cent respect responded another spend. F. Donald Trump, I never liked him for all. I know he had me setup and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that's history ll. Then he added something handler and Jimmy Fallon trouble includes. A fifty fifty like fifty is performing. You know he's entertaining ninety five percent of the time. So it's just like you can't even hang onto his words like lake. People do. And just as a comedian. So you know it is what it is and she knows fifty cent personally they did. So I guess you can make jokes about whatever but it is a serious time. You know election is a week away. Deadline for voting are right
Can You Build a Business Alone?
"Can you build a business alone totally by yourself? Well, the simple answer is yes but what kind of business you could literally open eliminate stand in your front yard and that's considered technically a business providing a product for a fee you make lemonade youth set up the table you sell it. The fee done deal but we obviously are not talking about lemonade stand. We're talking about a business that could actually stain your lifestyle and make it a comfortable one. You know if you're going to go into business and start something and really work hard on you WanNa make sure it's worth your while. So has the potential to make you financially free. Is this possible. Yes, it is. But there are caveats and we'll talk about they are in a moment. This can be done. I've seen it done and I've done it myself where I literally ran the whole business by myself. No external help not even a freelancer no external services nothing. Just software and my time it was a services business. I was creating business websites on wordpress for Mike cline since is over a decade ago and I did everything myself the marketing the sales, the service, the actual craft of building the website, the maintenance the the customer calls the invoicing, the financing everything, and I've seen a lot of entrepreneurs start out this way, and this is what's called being self employed. This is not being an entrepreneur, an entrepreneur somebody who leverages resources and time in order to produce results for their customers and to be free. Of the business meaning that they can step away from it for a month or two, not do a single lick of work and the business continues to go because they have teammates they have pleased they have people working on things. The system goes they build the system they make the hires the put in the assets they put in all the things they need to do so that it runs by itself that's what an entrepreneur really is. A self employed person is somebody who actually works for themselves. Very similar to what I was doing when I was doing my business consulting firm and I was building websites. This is very similar to somebody who's a doctor and running their own clinic, a chef that runs her own restaurant there the business owner and the talent, and the really the product. They're really the the thing they're selling the service, but it is technically a business but one of the things I've learned really early on about twenty years ago is a big difference was self. Employed person and an entrepreneur I learned this from Robert Kiss Sakis Rich Dad poor dad his book and he has this four quadrant system that talks about like you please you have self employed you have entrepreneurs and you have investors and really these are the four ways people make money in this world and the top two quadrants are the employed and self employed in the bottom two quadrants are entrepreneur and investor, and you really WanNa be on the bottom quadrants because those two quadrants. Leverage Time Leveraged Talent. They're not exchanging their time for money. So I worked in my business building I saw the people. But when I was not doing that I wasn't earning money, there's no way I could step away from it because my clients wouldn't get what they paid for. So let's just flat out say, yes, this is possible but you're going to have to do as a self employed person because that's how it works. You have to hire somebody else you have to empower somebody else to do that work for you. In order for you to be free of that attachment to the business or attachment to delivering that service or delivering that product. Now having said that that's still a business being self employed is still a business and might enjoy that you might like that kind of business people that love control and love their craft will love this type of business. Now, I am of the opinion even if you love your craft photographer, you can benefit with some key hires a manager somebody who deals your finances someone had to go she your rates. Somebody to build your website all that kind of stuff is worth having people hired either as a freelancer or as an employee or part time to help you just focus on your craft as a photographer and not deal with the other logistical things because that's your magic sauce, right? That's that's your. Special talent and you should focus on that as a service provider. But even if you didn't, you can still run that business. Now having said that again, there's limitations. There's only so far. You can take that business when I was building. For my clients, I was pretty inexpensive the beginning, but then I raised my prices raise prices. But even if I raised my prices to an astronomical amount, let's say for example, I was charging forty or fifty thousand dollars a website I would need at least six weeks to create that website and deliver it to the client and receive my fifty grand. So even if I was charging fifty grand a website, I can really only bring on about eight clients a year given you know. Holiday season things like that, and that's not bad. But at the end of the day, I cannot make more than four hundred, thousand dollars a year in revenue, which is a great number. You know that's not a bad number as a pretty healthy business in revenue but that's basically my ceiling. I, don't have any more hours in the day I. Don't have any more weeks in the year and if I don't WanNa leverage my time and I don't want to hire somebody that's my ceiling.
50 Cent criticized for prioritizing wealth over racial justice with support for Trump
"Of the president. Fifty cents isn't a fan of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's tax plan. So he said he is going to be voting for president trump yesterday fifty posted a screen shot that showed it was like his TV, and it showed the top tax rates in California New Jersey New York state in New York City for Americans earning more than four hundred, thousand dollars a year according to the tax plan proposed by the Biden Administration, and he commented on the photo by saying what the F. Vote for trump I don't care. Trump doesn't like black people sixty two percent are you out of your? Mind and a lot of his fans were. Criticizing his stance on the issue they're saying you're prioritizing this over racial justice for a black American. So lots of people pretty upset about that.
Some of Edward Hopper’s Earliest Paintings Are Actually Copies He Made From a How-To Art Magazine
"Zoom in art history doctoral student of the court hauled institute in London has just caused quite a stir in the art world. was. Shadwick has discovered that at least three of Edward Hopper's early oil paintings are copies of other artists work. Two. Of them come from a magazine for amateur artists that was published before hopper's paintings of the same scenes and a third appears to be copied from Victorian painted porcelain plaque. Painting by Bruce Crane that appeared in the magazine, the art interchange in eighteen ninety called a winter sunset is nearly identical to. Eighteen Ninety, seven old ice pond at Nyack. A painting that also appeared in the art interchange in eighteen eighty, six called ships by Edward Moran is a near identical match to Edward Hopper's ships from eighteen, ninety eight. And the Victorian Porcelain Plaque based on an unidentified painting I think needs a little bit more verification but it does look just like hoppers 1897 church landscape. You can see all of these side by side in the New York Times article linked in the show notes. But a couple of notes on this Carter, foster hopper expert and director at the Blanton Museum of art in Texas notes that it's not at all unusual for artists of the time to have gotten their start by copying other works it was part of the learning process. But the problem is that much of the myth of hopper that he leaned into a bit while he was alive was that he had a preternatural talents especially evident in his early oil paintings that he created all on his own quoting the New York Times for Kim Canetti curator of drawings and prints at the Whitney. Museum. In New York where she is. At. Work on a big hopper, show the copying that Mr Shannon with revealed has more important repercussions. It cuts straight through the widely-held perception of hopper as an American. Original. She said as an artist whose innate genius allowed him to emerge on the scene without a debt to others. The only real influence I've ever had was myself. He wants claimed and quotes. And importantly, hoppers version of old ice pond nyack is currently being sold by an art gallery for between three hundred and four hundred thousand dollars. Will these revelations change anything about that price points and other sales of his early works? Showed wakes discovery is still in the process of being compiled and peer reviewed but perhaps, the market and hoppers legacy will shift somewhat in the near future. You know hopper's art has become a symbol of everyday life in mid century America his paintings brought to life the predominant thoughts and feelings of the time quoting again from the New York Times critics and scholars have always been intrigued by awkwardness that hopper allowed himself in many of his classic paintings sees that looked more painted than liquid in his famous groundswell, the Awkward Anatomy of his female nude in morning in the city or the stony faces of the diners in nighthawks. Now that we know that hopper was never a painting prodigy we can think of his later paintings as deliberately revisiting the limitations of his adolescence and finding virtue and power there. There's a classic move in American. Culture to see the unschooled in Homespun as more authentic and especially as more authentically American than the sophist stories of those decadent old Europeans end quote. And yet this is something I think about sometimes you know oddly for a nation. So deeply entrenched in its origins in the idea of the Protestant work ethic does seem to be this pervasive narrative throughout the centuries in. United. States that someone who is just miraculously gifted born perfect in a certain field or talent without help or instruction from anyone else is so much better. So much more deserving of being glorified than someone who Had to work hard at it who trained in grew over time maybe made some mistakes along the way not only does that do a disservice to the true fact that many people do have to work hard to perfect skills and talents and lead many to give up if they think they're not perfect at their first shot, but it erases the many people who help someone hone their craft and make it to where they are. Leads us to only praising leaders, celebrities, Star athletes, people in the spotlight and forgetting all about the people, the coaches, the teachers, the drivers, the medics, the operations, managers, the custodial workers, the domestic workers, the caregivers. Who Make someone's life like that possible I don't think there is anything at all wrong with Edward Hopper copying other artists as he learned his craft. But I do think it speaks volumes that he chose to or felt he had to particularly as he became this emblem of Americana Incarnate, hide that he had had any type of early instruction or influence, and thereby taking credit over these other artists instead of bringing them into the fold with him the New York Times mentions that part of it was so revolutionary and captivating about hoppers work was his depiction of average everyday life in America and they conclude I. Agree quotes. If. Hopper claimed to be an absolute original uninfluenced by others, his greatest paintings work hard to convey a different image of their maker. Their studied awkwardness asks us to imagine him as someone who might indeed have started his career copying someone else as just your average American working hard to make good end quote.
Trump's tax revelation, what are the highlights?
"Donald J trump paid seven hundred and fifty dollars in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency in his first year in the White House he paid another seven hundred and fifty dollars. He had paid no income taxes at all in ten of the previous fifteen years largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. So that's the lead. In this is in reporting from New York Times Sunday afternoon by investigative reporters Russ Butner Suzanne Craig, and Mike Macintyre now Russell Suzanne incidentally or two of the three that dropped the huge story on trump's finances in October of two thousand, eighteen ahead of the midterm elections. and that was fueled by the financial documents provided by Mary trump who is now suing the president and his siblings by the way for defrauding her out of millions of dollars. But back to today's story from the New York Times quote. The New York Times has obtained tax return data extending over more than two decades for Mr Trump and the hundreds of companies that make up his business organization including detailed information from his first two years in office. It does not include his personal returns for two, thousand, eighteen or twenty nineteen. This article offers an overview of times findings. Additional articles will be published in the coming weeks. So this one, hundred and ninety two paragraph long story is an overview of the times findings. this is the sparks notes the abridged version the Reader's digest abridged story. And I'm GonNa go over the key highlights with you. Hundred Ninety two paragraphs is the overview of what they found. And they're going to be releasing multiple stories in coming weeks for details about what they've uncovered an important caveat here by their very nature, the filings will leave many questions on answered. These tax returns that they got many questions will be unfulfilled. They comprise information that Mr. Trump has disclosed to the irs not the findings of an independent financial examination they report the trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth nor do they reveal any previously on reported connection to Russia? This kind of makes sense why Sivan's needs the documents, right These data simply report revenue not profit in two, thousand eighteen for example, trump announced his disclosure in his disclosure that he had made at least four, hundred, thirty, four, point, nine, million dollars. The tax records deliver a very different portrait of his bottom line forty seven point four, million dollars in losses. So he announced his disclosure, he made four hundred and thirty, five million. In here it says he lost forty seven point four million. To that's what he filed his taxes as. All of the information that times obtain was provided by sources with legal access to it. So we can. Try to guess. WHO This to the New York Times prior to the election maybe somebody on the case who knew that the case wouldn't be Sort of we wouldn't see any fruits of that until after the election. I don't know I'd be guessing. These tax data examined. by The Times, provide a roadmap of revelations from write offs for the cost of criminal defense lawyer a mansion used by the family retreat to a full accounting of the millions of dollars that the president received from the twenty thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. So that's kind of a Russian dealing. The apprentice may trump a total of four, hundred, twenty, seven, point, four, million, which he then invested in a collection of businesses that we're failing mostly golf courses. They steadily devour cash much as the money he secretly received from his father the and how that financed spree of quixotic overspending that led to his collapse in the ninety. the picture that perhaps emerges most starkly from the mountain of figures and tax schedules prepared by Mr Trump's accountants accountants. MAZAAR. Clue. Probably got this from the Manhattan Da Somebody there. This is the picture that emerges starkly is of a businessman president in a tightening financial vice. Most of trump's core enterprises from his constellation of golf courses to conservative magnet. Hotel in Washington I guess it draws conservatives. They all report losing millions if not tens of millions of dollars year after year. His revenue from the apprentice and from licensing deals drying up and several years ago he sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug holes in his struggling properties and tax looms. And within the next four years more than three, hundred, million in loans and obligations for which he's personally responsible personally will come do. Over the next four years. And these records show the actual and potential conflicts of interest created by trump's refusal to divest himself of his business interest. While in the White House his properties have become havens for collecting money directly from lobbyists, foreign officials, and others seeking facetime access or favors. The record for the first time, put precise dollar figures on these transactions. Here's some examples at the Mar, a Lago Club, a flood of new members starting in two thousand fifteen allowed him to pocket an additional five, million a year from the business people paying for access at his Durrell Golf Course in Miami. The roofing materials manufacturer GIF spent at least one point, five, million in two, thousand, eighteen even has as its industry was lobbying the trump administration to rollback egregious federal regulations conflict. In two thousand Seventeen Billy Graham vandalistic association paid about four hundred thousand dollars to the Washington Hotel where the group held at least one event during its four day World Summit in defense of persecuted Christians. Then when he took office Mr Trump said he would pursue no new foreign deals as president. Even. So in his first two years in the White House is revenue from abroad till seventy three, million dollars. And while much of that money was from his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland some came from licensing deals in countries with authoritarian leaning leaders or thorny geopolitics. For example, three million from Deteriora- from the Philippines two point three, million from India and one million from Turkey. Now the data also contains. Revelations about the one hundred, thirty, thousand dollars payment to Stephanie Clifford Stormy Daniels. The, which is one of the focuses of the Manhattan da Subpoena for trump's tax returns. Another financial information another clue that that might be where they got this. However. They say that it has no new revelations, but there is kind of a revelation because trump has acknowledged reimbursing cohen. Who made the? Payoff. But the materials obtained by The Times did not include any itemize payments to Cohen. The amount however could have been improperly included in legal fees written off as a business expense which are not required to be itemized tax returns that says to me. That trump. Didn't make the payoff where he would have had to have itemize it. Which says to me. It was improperly recorded. As a business transaction. At for legal fees, which is another thing to Manhattan as looking at. Business fraud. Falsifying business documents. Now, no subject has provoked more intense speculation about trump's finances than his connections to Russia while the tax records revealed no previously unknown financial connection and for the most part lack specificity required to do. So they did shed light on the money behind the two thousand thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow at the subject of Enduring Intrigue Because of subsequent investigations into Russia's interference in two thousand sixteen. So basically what the time saying here is that there's nothing itemized here about Russia, but there wouldn't be because it's not required to be in tax returns but boy, did we see something interesting about the? Miss Universe Pageant in twenty thirteen. The records show that the pageant was the most profitable Miss Universe during trump's time is co owner and that generated a personal payday of two point three million dollars made possible by the Aguilara F- family at least in part who would later help set up the infamous twenty sixteen trump tower meeting. For. Officials seeking dirt on Clinton with Veselnitskaya who is now we know connected directly to the Kremlin. The record show that in two thousand thirteen to paget reported thirty one point six, million in gross receipts. That's the highest since at least the nineties allowing trump and his co owner NBC's split the profits of four point seven million by comparison trump and NBC lost two million on the deal the year before. Moscow and made three point eight million from the one the year after. So it appears the Russia one. Made money and made a lot of money a lot more money than it ever has before. So did. Russia overpaid trump for this event. Wonder why? In Two thousand, thirteen?