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AMA 125 – The Rich Don’t Pay Tax! … or Do They? with John Gaver

Jason Hartman talks with John Gaver, editor and publisher of Action America and author of “The Rich Don’t Pay Tax! … or Do They?”

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] What the left is doing that’s making people vote with their feet

[11:15] What data to look at that isn’t corrupted by politicians and economists

[15:52] Discussing the concerns of a national sales tax

[21:40] Who a flat tax would hurt the most (it’s not who you’d think)

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AMA 124 – Due Diligence on Investment Funds with Salvatore Buscemi


Jason Hartman talks with Salvatore Buscemi, author of The Art of the Raise about different deal structures in real estate investments.

Key Takeaways

[5:08] Importance of not investing based on personality

[10:03] What you need to do before you even set foot in a deal

[15:21] How different needs in investors change the investment strategy

[27:05] What Jason thinks nobody ever reads

[35:11] Why you need to know the other investors in the deal

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AMA 123 – I Love Real Estate! with David Wood

Jason Hartman discusses 3 different strategies for investing in real estate, what an executive flip is, how to not get caught in the fools game, the difference between an investment and a speculation, the bubble of 2005 with David Wood, from Amplified Living.

Key Takeaways:

[5:30] “I prefer the high end flips because i think the people who are going to buy a million or 2 million dollar house, often lack vision.”

[10:07] “If you’re buying real estate with a long term vision of having complete financial freedom, then the money coming in you shouldn’t be spending.”

[21:02] – Everything about real estate investing involves disciplines

[26:57] – “And i find kindness is one of the great methods of negotiation”

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AMA 122 – The 2016 Republican Presidential Race with Candidate Mark Everson

Mark Everson is currently a Republican presidential candidate for the 2016 election, as well as the former Red Cross CEO and former Commissioner of the IRS, about the current race and how stands out in a field as large as this.

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] I would suggest to you that we’ve lost this traditional approach to our nation

[9:55]┬áSome of the Republicans would knee jerk, just defend Wall Street. I’m not doing that

[14:49] People tell me stories, people have the insurance but they’re not using it!

AMA 121 – Enjoy the Decline of America with Aaron Clarey

Aaron Clarey is the author of 5 books, his most current being Enjoy the Decline of America. He also an economist, running the blog Captain Capitalism. He talks with Jason about the USD status as the world’s reserve currency, the current environment of political correctness, how the old economic building block of society is failing us and more.

Key Takeaways:

[6:25] – “pursuing such socialist and parasitic policies are not good at all for any country and should never be repeated again”

[10:15] – “we no longer value a child or the family as the basic building block of the economy”

[15:05] – if you want to nail it down to one thing, it’s unfunded liabilities

[22:30] – they don’t know that by voting Obama in twice that they have fundamentally shifted the tenor of the United States.

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