Category: The Final Thought

February 5, 2011 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: What Would You Cut From the U.S. Federal Budget To Help Lower Government Spending?

Did President Obama’s speech comfort and inspire you or did it increase your concerns about our country’s future?

January 29, 2011 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Did President Obama’s State of the Union Speech Inspire or Concern You?

Do you think that States should be allowed to file for bankruptcy protection? 100% of you voted that the states should not be allowed to file for Federal bankruptcy protection but many of you had some interesting comments.

January 26, 2011 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think that States should be allowed to file for bankruptcy protection?

An overwhelming 90% of you voted that the debt ceiling should not be raised and instead the Federal government should have to learn to live within its means…

January 7, 2011 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling For the 11th Straight Time in 11 Years?

This week, I want to know what you think about raising the Congressional debt ceiling. Currently, the national debt ceiling is capped at $14.3 trillion. According to economists, the debt ceiling will need to be raised by March to avoid the government running out of money – and even defaulting.

December 18, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think precious metals are going to go higher or lower in 2011?

This week, I want to know what you think about precious metals. Gold has had a 25% so far in 2010. Silver has had an even better year. And so has Palladium. But there seems to be a lot of debate about whether precious metals will continue to do well into 2011.

December 11, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: How much control should the Federal government have over the American media?

This week, I want to get your thoughts on Federal government regulation of the media. In a recent interview, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, has called for greater Federal oversight and regulation of how the media reports the news.

December 7, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think that the Federal government’s attempts to “protect” the internet would be a good thing or a bad thing?

This week, I want to get your thoughts on Federal government regulation of the internet. This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated its intention to begin policing and regulating the world wide web.

November 19, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Are You Willing to Give Up Some of Your Freedom in Exchange for “Security?”

An excerpt from Follow the Money Weekly Radio with Jerry Robinson – 11/20/10 To hear the entire program, click here. Transcript This week, I want to get your thoughts on the new airport security regulations. So here’s this week’s question: Are you willing to give up some of your freedom to privacy in order to […]

November 17, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Would You Give Up Your Mortgage Deduction for a Flat Tax?

As I reported earlier on this program, President Obama’s Deficit Commission has proposed some major spending cuts to Social Security, limiting Medicare and has even suggested the elimination of the popular mortgage interest deduction for homeowners. They have also proposed lowering tax rates and  simplifying the tax code.

November 10, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Is President Obama in Denial?

This Sunday, an exclusive post-mid-term election interview with President Barack Obama will air on 60 Minutes. We have obtained a short preview of the interview and I want to play a brief clip of it for you and ask for your opinion. In the interview, President Obama seems to imply that his political problems are rooted in his lack of communication skills and a lack of persuasion.

November 3, 2010 Category: The Final Thought

Give Us Your Opinion: Is Facebook A Wise Use of Time?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Millionaires Have No Time for Facebook. The main reason: the wealthy are squeezed for time. Apparently, catching up with old high-school friends and adopting virtual sheep on FarmVille is less of a priority that running a business.