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The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
In this episode I address the "new" theory about the growth in income inequality which conveniently absolves the government of most wrong doing.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-new-theory-of-economic-inequality/2016/02/28/21b35e70-dca2-11e5-81ae-7491b9b9e7df_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_opinions
 
I also address the unsustainable growth in the costs of college and how the government's takeover of the student loan industry is a major contributing factor.
 
Finally, I address the Left's disturbing drift towards violence and totalitarianism. 
 
Feb 26, 2016
In this episode I discuss the unbelievable statement made by Secretary of State John Kerry during a congressional hearing about Gitmo.
 
I also address ANOTHER Obamacare scam regarding tax-payer-funded health insurance company bailouts. 
 
Finally, I address a piece by Matt Bruenig at Demos which uses irrational "economics" to make the case that government should exercise control over the means of production. 
Feb 25, 2016
In this episode I address my political future and answer some lingering questions. 
 
I also address the far-left's war on voting rights through their attacks on U.S. citizenship. 
 
I discuss an email I received from a listener about the "death tax," and its impact on the American economy.
 
Finally, I address a stunning report from a think tank regarding who is paying the U.S. tax bill. 


Feb 24, 2016
In this episode I address the dangerous threat of a swarm attack using drones. I cover the threat from the perspective of a former Secret Service agent and some potential solutions.
 
I also address the reasons that price signals in a free market economy periodically fail due to both government intervention and broken Federal Reserve policies. 

Feb 23, 2016
In this episode I discuss the potential problems with the "big data" future. Big data can produce big errors if it is misused. 
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-data-future-has-arrived-1456184869
 
I also address Sweden's dramatic movement away from big-government, nanny-state policies despite Bernie Sanders' claims otherwise.
http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/sweden-is-evolving-to-private-healthcare/
 
Finally, I debunk a silly piece about the Barack Obama economy which appears to claim that he "turned around" the economy. 
http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/treasury-department-confirms-president-obama-has-fully-turned-around-the-u-s-economy/23369/


 
Feb 22, 2016
In this episode I address the perilous debt and deficit situation which is being disingenuously spun by the Obama administration. This spin is causing confusion which will only serve to hasten our impending bankruptcy. 
 
I also address why President Obama's snub of the Justice Scalia funeral goes behind just the "optics."
 
Finally, I discuss the Obama administration's continued attempts to shake down innocent American business owners to advance its agenda.



 
Feb 19, 2016

Show Notes:
In this episode I address the misguided economics of trade wars and the damage it causes to our economy.

Feb 18, 2016
In this episode I address the continued ethical lapses within the Obama administration. The latest example is disturbing.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/regulating-education-for-profit-1455668757
 
I also discuss the Federal Reserve policy of paying IOR (interest on reserves) and why this isn't bank "hoarding." 
 
I also address the healthcare rationing crisis in government-run, single-payer healthcare systems.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3435131/Friends-girl-18-leukemia-sign-casket-loving-messages-final-goodbye-died-waiting-hospital-bed-shortage-Canada.html
 
Feb 17, 2016

In this episode I address the global "war on cash" and the ramifications for individual economic liberty.
http://wpo.st/FUOC1

I also address the continued unemployment struggle within the black community.

Finally, I address some of the reasons that economic research fails to provide us with any authentic answers.

Feb 16, 2016
In this episode I address the unnecessary Republican on Republican violence going on right now within the GOP presidential selection process, all while the threat of socialism slowly casts a creeping shadow on the country.
 
I also address the scam known as single-payer healthcare. A war has broken out on the far-left over the costs and quality of government-run healthcare and I discuss the real issue they refuse to address.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/kenneth-thorpe-bernie-sanders-single-payer_b_9113192.html
Feb 15, 2016
In this episode I cover the tragic death of Justice Scalia and the disgusting response by many on the far-left. 
 
I also address the lies supporters of socialism are asking you to blindly accept. This series of lies enables them to enact policies and regulations which consolidate control and diminish liberty. 
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/02/05/142288/reagan-centennial/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/02/09/new-study-finds-that-dodd-frank-has-promoted-industry-consolidation-and-killed-community-banks/?postshare=4381455143992480&tid=ss_tw-bottom
 
Feb 11, 2016

In this episode I address the persistent problem of politicians unnecessarily apologizing for conservatism when it's liberalism that's to blame. Whether it's the economy, healthcare, or education, the problems are caused, not fixed, by liberalism.

Feb 10, 2016
In this episode I discuss the hidden inflation in the economy and why this matters to your wallet. 
 
I also address the Obamacare "preventative services" problem along with their new efforts to implement their Dept. of Labor "persuader rule," designed to create a blacklist. 
 
Finally, I discuss the economic myths the Sanders campaign is using to push their socialist agenda. 
Feb 9, 2016
In this episode I discuss the failed economics of the far-left and the methods they use to deceive people into believing government can create prosperity. 
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html
 
I also address the recent jobs report and the economics behind the continued stagnation.
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/02/08/the_markets_are_disappointed_in_the_fed_not_the_jobless_rate_101998.html
 
Feb 8, 2016
In this episode I discuss the pitiful war on the poor by far-left extremists who insist on preventing people and businesses from giving "free" Internet access and school vouchers to poor families. 
http://m.ndtv.com/india-news/telecom-regulator-bans-differential-pricing-for-data-supports-net-neutrality-1275030
 
I also discuss the troubling job numbers, which were recently released, and why it will get worse. 
Feb 5, 2016
In this episode I discuss the disturbing testimony of a Border Patrol Union representative who blew the whistle on the dangerous immigration plans of the Obama administration. 
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/border-agent-we-might-as-well-abolish-our-immigration-laws-altogether/article/2582401
 
I also discuss an upcoming election year surprise for voters which will shock their wallets and likely destroy the Democrats' electoral opportunities.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-off-to-a-rocky-start-in-2016/article/2582507?utm_campaign=Washington%20Examiner:%20Washington%20Secrets&utm_source=Washington%20Examiner:%20Washington%20Secrets%20-%2002/05/16&utm_medium=email
 
Feb 4, 2016
In this episode I discuss the mistake many younger Americans are making by equating social spending with socialism and central planning. 
 
I also discuss the socialist's misguided notion that capitalism is leading to "scarce resources."
 
Finally, I discuss how government contributes to the "big data" problem by creating potentially dangerous incentives.

Feb 3, 2016
In this episode I discuss the astonishing revelation that the Obama administration deliberately lied about the debt-ceiling crisis in order to manipulate the American public into supporting its position.
http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/31/exclusive-secret-fed-docs-show-obama-misled-congress-public-during-debt-limit-crises/
 
I also discuss President Obama's decision to visit a mosque with historical ties to terrorist activities. 
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/mosque-obama-visiting-graduated-terrorist-who-targeted-federal-building/
 
Finally, I address the liberal lies about tax rate cuts. They are manipulating the data to make you believe that tax rate cuts will "cost" the government money. 
 http://www.cato.org/blog/tax-rates-tax-reform-tax-revenues-part-one?utm_source=Cato+Institute+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=462047a5f1-Cato_at_Liberty_RSS&utm_term=0_395878584c-462047a5f1-143016961&goal=0_395878584c-462047a5f1-143016961&mc_cid=462047a5f1&mc_eid=3fd7404a34
 
 
Feb 2, 2016
In this episode I discuss some of the important Democrat and GOP takeaways from yesterday's Iowa Caucus. 
 
I also address the confusion among many young adults about the true meaning of "socialism."
 
Finally, I address the continued Obama administration war on the "little guy" through renewed attacks on free Internet access and short-term lenders who cater to lower income borrowers.
https://id.wsj.com/auth/proxy/refresh?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fsince-when-is-free-web-access-a-bad-thing-1454022664
 
http://dailysignal.com/2016/01/28/this-government-agency-is-crusading-after-small-lenders/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morningbell&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRovvKXPZKXonjHpfsX56OopW6S%2BlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ASMpgMa%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7jHKM1t0sEQWBHm
 


Feb 1, 2016
In this episode I discuss the lies Bernie Sanders is spreading about free markets and capitalism. Sanders refuses to acknowledge that socialism is the theft of economic, healthcare, and education freedom. Sanders is also lying about capitalism's role in the growth of the middle class.
https://id.wsj.com/auth/proxy/refresh?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2FSB10001424127887323468604578249723138161566
 
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