Leviathans Of Europe: Too Big Not To Fail By ERIC SINGER Posted 05/07/2010 06:16 PM ET

n “The Loved One” by Evelyn Waugh, a funeral home director moves from New England to Los Angeles with his elderly mother. She complains bitterly, constantly: everything was always “better and cheaper” back home. The son just can’t win.

For some time, to listen to the mainstream media, Europe’s been doing everything right and we’ve been doing everything wrong.

They have universal health care, so should we. They’re environmentally conscious, employ green initiatives and have stiff gas taxes, why don’t we? They have a VAT, why not us? Government makes up a bigger part of their economy, shouldn’t ours? Workers there have six weeks of vacation and retire five to 10 years earlier than we do, what about here? And so on.

Every now and then, though, the results of these policies get thrown in to high relief by events. The deadly riots in Greece bring home the depth of the bankruptcy of Europe’s failed policies. Click here to read more.

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Sat May 8, 2010: The May 6th Stock Market Earthquake, Jobs Report, the Economy and Congress, The T-Shirt Five and the Movement, & Citizen Activists




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On the program, Eric Singer of the The Congressional Effect Fund on the May 6th Stock Market roller-coaster ride, Greece’s financial meltdown and riots, the parallel conditions between Greece and several U.S. states including CA, and what the Government is moving to do to “help.”  We’ll talk with Eric about the latest job market report in the news on Friday, and his prognosis for the the state of the economy.   


On Moonlighting with Martha, on Saturday night from 8 to 11 PM PT, the Morgan Hill Live Oak High five students sent home for wearing clothing baring the American Flag.  It’s all over the internet and conservative talk radio.  The Tea Partiers are getting involved.  Who wins and who loses and what are the gains and costs to the movement for liberty by the fallout of this issue? 

A common tale of City Government Corruption, arrogance, incompetence and ineptitude, but a not so common, and very instructive lesson in how you can fight back and win!  


We visit with Craig Green, founding member of Citizens for a Better Placentia, a citizens activist group that fought city hall to weed out corruption and abuse of power, to defend fiscal responsibility and citizens’ property rights, and won!
Philip Klein, who produced and directed the documentary film, Begging for Billionaires–The Attack on Property Rights in America joins us.  His documentary “begs the question:  are we losing sight of the balance between individual property rights and those of the community?”


Join the happy warriors, with me, Saturday night, as we moonlight together.
  Relax with us. Have a beer or stronger, a stogy, or whatever, and enjoy the sound of truth, delivered with joy in the heart, despite the ominous developments it reveals. Join the happy warriors, with me, Saturday night, as we moonlight together.
The lines are open. I hope you put us on your calendar, tune in, give us a call, and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10 to 11AM PT, and 8 to 11PM PT, one fast hour in the morning and three fun hours on Saturday night, on CRN 1

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Property Rights Abuse, a Muni Stadium for City of Industy, a Model of Victory? For Whom? & Let’s talk Sat Night for a Special Round: Nov 7, 2009



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Marcia Fritz will be on the air again Saturday night on CRN Digital Talk Radio on the Nicole Bella Remini Show with guest host Martha Montelongo. The show airs from 8-11 pm Pacific, and Marcia will be on during the 10 pm hour. She’ll be talking about the two pension reform ballot initiatives just filed by CFFR with California’s Attorney General.

My special guests include Eric Singer of the “Congressional Effect Fund” on how Obama’s Pay Czar is driving talent away, and killing value for the companies which received TARP monies. We’ll also ask him about Congress’s plan to re-energize the the Community Reinvestment Act–the same act that brought us the housing market bubble, and credit market meltdown. It promises to usher in the next mortgage and credit crisis in the name of “helping to stimulate” the economy. With the Government buying up mortgages how do we really know the value of the market or how it’s doing?

Marita Noon, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsible Energy, on the U.S. House Democrats recent passing the Climate Change bill out of committee, despite a boycott of the bill by Republicans. Is there any fall out for the Dems, for this heavy handed maneuver? What’s in the bill? What’s the status, now, and how has it been affected by the recent elections where a lot of Democrats in races, up and down, lost big.

In July, Sacramento State published a study that predicted California’s version of Cap and Trade, AB32, would cost millions of jobs and billions of dollars to small businesses, the bulk of job creators and providers in the CA economy. It caused quite a debate, but it’s still in force, and its impact is just hitting hard, to businesses, their employees, and consumers, and overturning it is a daunting task.

Marcia Fritz, President of Californians for Pension Reform, will talk with us about the two new Pension Reform Ballot Initiatives for CA, to reform public employee pension policy for future hires, and how taxpayers/voters can put the brakes on this runaway train.

There are over 9000 CalPERS and CalSTRS members combined in the $100,000 Pension Club, and a large 40 to 50 percent of current public employees with these absurd defined-benefit-taxpayer-obligated pensions in CA, are slated to retire in the next five to seven years.
What do we do to change an unsustainable level of future pension obligations? Ms Fritz has got a plan.

Live from the Conference on Property Rights Abuse sponsored by MORR (Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform), we’ll talk with two of the featured guest speakers concerning the abuse of redevelopment that went into securing the land for the stadium to be built in the City of Industry, the costs to taxpayers for municipal stadiums and the arguments for revenues and jobs they are said to generate.

My two guests will be Dr. Victor M. Valle, Cal Poly Professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning, former Los Angeles Times Reporter and the author of City of Industry: Genealogies of Power in Southern California, and Dr. Roger Noll, Stanford Professor, nation’s foremost expert on sports economics and author of Sports, Jobs and Taxes.

We’ll have fun visiting. Remember, you’ve gotta be a happy warrior if you’re going to outlast our foes of liberty and free enterprise. Keep your cool, but be stimulated… Join us.

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Greg Scandlen on Crunch Time in Congress on Your Health Care & Eric Singer on Congress Created Mortage/Credit Crisis Redux: Saturday Oct 10, 2009



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On the program, Richard Rider, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association 2009 Taxpayer Hero of the Year, talks about the new-hot-off-the-presses study commissioned by the San Diego Taxpayers Association, which shows City Pension Costs Linked to Higher Taxes.

Greg Scandlen, Founder and Director of Consumers for Health Care Choices, an expert on Health Care policy, joins us to talk about Crunch Time in Congress: The Senate Finance Committee will be voting on its bill next week, then Harry Reid and the White House will cobble together a merger of the two Senate committee bills and take it to the floor. House leadership is already working on a bill to take to the floor and will probably have a vote in the next two weeks. Whatever else they do, it will certainly include:

* A mandate that you must buy health insurance and be fined or even jailed if you fail to comply.
* A major increase in the deficit to pay for all the new subsidies and bureaucracies.
* Rationing of services as determined by a federal committee.
* Increased taxes on everyone involved in health care.
* More regulation of doctors and hospitals.

Eric Singer
of “Congressional Effect Fund” talks with us about Congress’s plan to reenergize the the Community Reinvestment Act–the same act that brought us the housing market bubble, and credit market meltdown. It promises to usher in the next mortgage and credit crisis in the name of “helping to stimulate” the economy. With the Government buying up mortgages how do we really know the value of the market or how it’s doing?

The lines are open. I hope you put us on your calendar, tune in, give us a call, and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10AM PT, one fast hour on CRN, Channel 1

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Andrew Coulson on how to cause great education models to proliferate like ipods and FB & Eric Singer of Congressional Effect Funds: Sat. Sept. 26, 09



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On the program, Andrew Coulson was an advisor on Flunked and appeared on camera along with Ben Chavis of American Indian Public Charter School of Oakland. We’ll talk about the stories and evidence that it was based on and what they can tell us about American education.

Specifically, we will talk about excellence in k-12 schooling (for example, Ben’s success, but also other examples like KIPP), and why they don’t catch on like wildfire and spread throughout the whole country the way that Starbucks, iPods, Facebook, etc. all did. In every other field, excellence routinely scales up massively, but not in education. Why?
Mr. Coulson will touch on the story of Jaime Escalante, too, the teacher whose success teaching poor Hispanic kids in East L.A. was dramatized in the movie Stand and Deliver. It shows what happens to excellence in the public school system. In the end, it usually gets crushed.

So if we want every kid to have access to the best teaching methods and materials, how do we structure schooling like other fields where excellence is more contagious than H1N1?

Eric Singer, founder and Principal of Congressional Effect Fund, joins us once again with more of his brilliant analysis between what Congress does and the impact it has on our economy, prosperity and opportunity. He’ll talk about his op-ed, Filibuster-Proof Government Bad For America.
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Legislative Policy Drives Economic Returns and Politics Drive Voters: Tom Del Beccaro, Antonio Gonzales and Eric Singer Shake it Up Sat., Sept.9, 09

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This Saturday on the program Eric Singer
plays the market based on Govt policy and the impact it will have on business, and he wins, with a formidable track record. His two latest op-eds, published in Investor’s Business Daily, present his analysis of the Cash for Clunkers and the Health Care Plan. We’ll get a quick update from Eric on the status of the Health Care Plan.

We’ll talk with Antonio Gonzales, President of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project SVREP, and the Willie C. Velasquez Institute WCVI, about his support for the Mayor of L.A.’s recent successful campaign to make 200 failing public schools and 50 new schools open to private charter school companies’ control.
The State Dept, after Zelaya’s recent meeting with Secretary Clinton, has cut aid to Honduras, to further pressure the Honduran Govt to reinstate ousted Manuel Zelaya, but Gonzales says that Obama needs to do more.
We’ll also talk about SVREP’s efforts to mobilize around what he says is a viable opportunity for Democrats to wrest control of the Texas State Legislature from Republicans, and the area where he sees the new potential is in Dallas and Houston (to see the article you have to go to Rio Grande Guardian Newspaper and do a search for: Famed Latino group gears up to influence 2011 redistricting process).

Tom Del Beccaro, Vice Chair of the CA GOP, and publisher of Political Vanguard.com joins us to talk about the upcoming battle at the CA GOP Convention, over Decline to State DTS voters v. Republicans only, in the CA State GOP Primary elections. Also, he says the CA GOP should go after minority and women voters by emulating the Florida model–He knows Latina small business owners are a natural and the fastest growing constituency, but they vote predominantly Democrat. Can the GOP win their vote? Can they attract enough minority voters to gain a foothold in CA, to advance pro-small business/jobs, pro-owner, lower taxes, and pro-limited government policies?

The lines are open. I hope you will put us on your calandar and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10AM PT on CRN, Channel 1 CRNTalk.com.

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