I know we’re innocent until proven guilty (supposedly), but what about those who lie about their innocence but turn out to be guilty? How can we allow for the punishment of someone who lied to be the same as someone who was caught red-handed? Just a few examples we can all remember…
Bill Clinton. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman…” – Jan/1998. He lied under oath! Don’t you get federal charges when you do that? Shouldn’t you go to jail? He wasn’t even impeached as President!!!
Lance Armstrong. “Why would I enter into a sport and then dope myself up and risk my life again? That’s crazy. I would never do that. No way.” – Aug/2005. In the end, Lance got what he had coming, but it didn’t keep him from making tens of millions of dollars along the way. He essentially got paid a tremendous amount of money to lie and cheat. What kind of message does that send?
Ryan Braun. “I truly believe in my heart and I would bet my life that this substance never entered my body at any point.” – Feb/2012. If you’re not familiar with this one, read all about it in this article: 10 damning quotes from Ryan ‘the liar” Braun. He has been suspended for the rest of this year, but he collected an MVP award and huge contract while lying right to our faces.
At some point, as a society, we have to agree that honesty is important. So important in fact, it should be rewarded heavily where lying does the exact opposite. For example: If you come clean, we will reduce the punishment allotted for your mistake. If you lie, then we triple it. Where I see it now, we are completely up-side-down on this and it truly saddens my heart to see this happening to the people of our great Nation. Where is the HONOR? Where is the PRIDE? Is a man’s word no longer the most valuable thing he has?
Highlights from today’s Mr Credit Radio show below…
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– Virtual currency has been labeled a Ponzi scheme by the SEC. I don’t even know what a “bitcoin” is, but apparently people are falling for it. Make sure you’re not one of them. Read the full article here: Bitcoin used in Ponzi Scheme
– The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is spending tax payer money researching the difference between Menthol cigarettes and regular cigarettes. What’s more funny than that? Well, they decided that the menthol cigarettes are more damaging to your health and more addictive, so they believe menthol cigarettes should be regulated. Aren’t all cigarettes addictive? Isn’t it tough to quit smoking any cigarette. This is no joke. Read the full story here: Menthol Cigarettes pose Public Health Risk
– Electric bills are up 59% since the closing of the San Onofre power plant, but some people think SDGE is taking this opportunity to price-gouge. I highly doubt it. They don’t need to give the ‘solar movement’ any more ammo than it already has. Utility companies are in it for the long-haul and they don’t need to gouge anybody to make a killing. Read the full story here: Power prices up 59% after San Onofre closing.
– Mutual Funds have different share classes. The different share classes determine your expense ratio, your cost to get in the fund and your cost to get out. Make sure you have the class that’s right for you. Call Dan Osgood with FreeInvestmentAudit.com at 1.888.710.4911 – He is my Financial Planner in San Diego.
– Brandon Blum was on the show today to talk about buying investment properties in and out of the State. We can all learn something from him. Find out more at BrandonBlum.com