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ah, and it has to be rash to be able to afford inside of the luxury that for sure, despite having the most expensive health care system in the world, we have poor life expectancy. we have higher infant mortality. we have more deaths from treatable causes. so americans are suffering every day from it. it's as if these people don't count. i saw how they can choose are customers and dump a sick so also they can satisfy their wall street investors. no parents should have to see what i saw. so if you're denying payment for someone's
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care, your make life and death decisions and determine to get to live and who dies to me that's, that's getting away with murder. mysteries with this is boom, bought the one business show you care at the board to miss on branch of board. and i'm rachel london's in washington coming up. economic growth in the us close to with the lowest rate with began high spending decrease while inflation skyrocketed . we'll take a look at the latest data and what it means for the ongoing recovery. while president biden's infrastructure package bases an uncertain future. so does the proposed tax on the or for a wealthy will take on the question of whether american billionaire should be passed money they haven't even earned yet. and crypto currency regulations remain
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in flux, as the budding sector is faith in security for its role in criminal activity. once again, the future offense tech is resting on regulations. we'll discuss. today's looks that right in we leave the program with a flow down and growth for the world's largest economy. the u. s. economic recovery is happening at a much slower pace than most analysts had expected. in fact, the u. s. economy grew at a 2 percent rate in the 3rd quarter. it's lowest gain of the pandemic era recovery . now it's the slowest g d p gains and see more than 31 percent plunge. in the 2nd quarter of 2020, which encompass a period during which coven 19 morphed into a global pandemic, resulting and a severe economic shut down the st. tens of millions to the unemployment lines, and for the choke hold on activity across the country. meanwhile, inflation is also hitting the european economy in a serious way to go further in depth on this was ben swan and octavio mer
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and the ceo of openness. i'll see, octavia, let's start with you. now. many economists had expected at least 2.8 percent g d p growth. is there anyone factor holding back growth, or are there multiple factors that play here? well, i think you basically attributed to 3 different factors. one is the ongoing supply chain problems that the u. s is facing with things cramped up in the portrait, los angeles and goods from the rest of the world, simply not coming through particular chinese goods which tend to come through the west coast. so that's a big break on growth. the other thing is course in that timeframe in q 3 resort resurgence corona cases throughout the us. so that was sort of, todd's a trend by the deaths remain to luckily, quite low in comparison, but at the number of criminal cases went up again during that time. and i was coming back down a bit again. and i guess also you have sort of the positive impact. so stimulus checks and basically government initiatives being wound down and that gets count as
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part of g d p as well. so i think those 3 factors were the ones that held back, growth is quarter. and now, but we've heard from the bite administration that supply chain issues are the result of so many people buying goods in this economy. really kind of saying the economies just to good, but these numbers contradict that. they, they really do contradict that. it's actually completely untrue. but just to give you kind of breakdown here about 10 percent of the goods being purchased. we're, that's how much we decline by during this time, which means it's not an issue of so many people are buying goods. there isn't room enough for all of them to get delivered. the problem actually is that there's less spending on short term goods, but also long term goods buying things like appliances and automobiles that was down about 25 percent. so these are significant drops. now services were up about 7 percent, but that's still down from the 2nd quarter. and this idea, this spin that's out there, that hey, the reason that this is all happening is because everyone's doing so well. the
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economy is recovering to well, it's not even as i don't think you're going to spend, it's just an untruth. it's a lie. and i think most people see it through that because it's the reality of their lives. they know that in their life, things are not better than they were. i mean, i guess, i guess if you want to call it a spit, i could see how they're basically saying, yes, people are trying to buy things that they couldn't buy. and so essentially they didn't buy them, but you know, like you said, i be there and that's spending the fact when we have a major supply chain issue going on right now here in the country. i want to kind of take a transition here because the european central bank president christine the guard on thursday tried to play down the chances of a rate hike for 2022, hinting that market players might be getting ahead of themselves with their prediction is the e c b under playing the realities of inflation right now. well i must say every time i listen to christine, la, god, i come away very, very confused. i have to admit, i don't intend to feel intelligent enough to follow her. and the things that she
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says in back in september when inflation hit about 3.4 percent in europe used to be came out and said, we're going to curtail up on purchases. now we're not going to, we're going to slow that down. now she made it clear to the world that was not a tapering, but that was a re calibration. and so we should take heated that she wasn't saying we're, we're not staying in the course at now. she's come out and said that the models of the c b really strongly suggest that you can face is going to come down well below the 2 percent target. so we shouldn't worry. so i think the c b is a bit behind the fed. the fed had said few months ago, the inflation was transitory. now they've changed the tune saying it's going to go into next year in the middle of next year. sometime the e. c. b is a few months behind that they're still saying this is transit. we don't worry our model say inflation is going to come way down. i expect, by the end of the year, the be to, to be admission that inflation is to stay around for quite some time to come. and so i think yes, that definitely play inflation at the stage to be quite deliberately. so they're trying to talk it out. well, i wouldn't say i carry owner. i know we've had you on talking about inflation
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pretty much throughout the world over the last several months, maybe even 2 a year. and i, it feels like the same kind of sentiment every time we hear this from a lot of different analysts. do any of these central banks really know how transitory this inflation is at this point? well, they, all the central banks have supposedly these great models and full cost and capabilities. but i do wish they'd share these models with us if we could have a close look at them and sort of kick the ties of it and understand what a desert modeling forecasting for some reason they don't want to do that. they won't necessarily see under the hood and see exactly what's going on. so i think they're basically more political than anything else. they know that created an animal. now that's going to take off. it's gonna be difficult control because they pumped so much money as the economy. so i think that just in the, in the person now trying to talk it down. i, i don't really believe they're forecasts all. they've been pretty much wrong for some time to come. right, and i know that now they've continued to say, hey, inflation is transitory, both in europe and here in the united states. but the average american is watching
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prices go up all around. and so it's kind of that continued charade of americans going wait a 2nd, you're saying is transitory. but what exactly does that mean? because we're not saying not. and then on that point in its latest business sentiment survey, the munich based ipo institutes, and on monday that every, every 2nd industrial firm in germany is already planning to high prices due to persistence, apply problems. how bad is this for the german economy? and is this what we're likely to see more of with a number of companies kind of putting those increased gains off on the consumer the, i think we will see more of it. and i think, you know, to the point that i was making, i think it's an important point, right? and this goes back to the spin issue that, that folks who are in positions of authority, whether it's at the e, c, b, or the federal reserve. they're making statements right, to try to quell the fears of people to say, well, we're going to talk it down a little bit. we'll make you feel better. but the problem is, is that they are also disenfranchising people who listen to them today and are told one thing and those things turn out to be wrong prediction. so in the case of
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what's happening in europe right now, i mean that these, these german companies are saying they're going to continue to raise prices are for consumers, because we're looking at an inflation rate about 4.6 percent. but it was $4.00 just a month ago was actually accelerating. and i think that's in, i think it's important about this, by the way, is it's the highest, it's been since 1997. so these are extremely high numbers in terms of what's happening with inflation. but it's also disenfranchising to people who listen to someone who's in a position of authority, who says, don't worry, there's nothing to worry about because it's not as bad as you think. it is, then it turns out it's actually worse than you thought it was. and then they come back again. it's ok, but trust us this time, at some point you lose the confidence in the trust the people you're supposed to represent when you continually tell them that something that's not happening, that is clearly happening, right. and when you lose that confidence and it can lead to massive ramifications that many of those beneficial is likely don't even realize, boom bus balance on, and octavia are in the open. i'll see. thank you both for your time and insight.
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and in an effort to fund president biden's to trillion dollar spending package, senate democrats, and proposed to change to the way the assets of the nation. billionaires, our tax, the chairman of the senate finance committee. senator ron wyden introduce legislation on wednesday, which would have taxpayers with more than $1000000000.00 and assets or more than $100000000.00 in annual income for 3 state street years. pay taxes on capital gains which have not yet been cashed out for background. here investors generally pay taxes on capital gains only when the assets in question are sold. capital gains taxes can generally be deferred, allowing the owner to earn returns on the untaxed fund. it also allows them to borrow against those assets to bolster their business or whatever they might need to do before too many americans get to concerned about this new plan. the so called billionaires tax would only effect around $700.00 people in the country. while the
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proposal says it would raise hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. the massive spending bill along with the associated taxes, has already faith blow back from some moderate democrats, although there is news that it is moving forward. joining us now discuss is former us representative alan grayson and jeffery tucker, president of the brownstone. it's too great to have both of you all today, congress a great that i want to start with you and i want to start with the billionaires tax . it sounds like a good idea when you consider something like 11 months besides net worth grow by more than 30000000000 dollars in just one day earlier this week. but when much of these asset, the billionaires are tied up to the stock market, which is based on speculation. are you really taxing folks money that they haven't truly earned yet? what's your thought? oh it's, it's silly to think of it that way. listen, investors are the only ones who get the side when they pay their taxes. think about it that way. if you're some porch, mo, actually work in every day, trying to make a living. you pay your taxes the minute you have to pay your tax,
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you're liable to your taxes. the minute that they hit your bank account. if you're self employed, you have to pay them every 3 months. investors never have to pay them. in fact, many investors die without ever having to pay them and then they are a group, their children, their grandchildren, other members, their family, get that wealth without any taxation of stepped up basis. so the system is broken. and the real question is, why did we ever allow this, either the money that these billionaires have is for all practical purposes, their money? yes, it's possible to start back and go down. but those billionaires are making sure that doesn't happen by a trillion dollars each year in stock buybacks. a trillion dollars is removed from the u. s. economy every year to buy rectangular piece of paper called stocks in lieu of actually demand any goods and services that might employ people. so the system is, is rigged in favor of the stock market going up. and it's about time that we tax it, like we tax you and me, donald trump paid less than taxes, that famous seminar,
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$50.00, than anybody in the u. s. who makes $15000.00 a year. the system is badly broken and we have to fix it. well, especially when you're talking about those 700 selected millionaires, i mean they're in that club for a reason because they have figured out what the average american wasn't able to figure out. now. and jeffrey, of course, who will surely hear a big push back from the sort of anti tax crowd. but why vote of that for just $700.00 hyper rich americans was the logic there? it's, it's months pencil. i mean, is it, as far as i can tell, and i did some research on this today, this, this proposals without precedent. we're really talking about attacks on, on valuation of the assets that are being held there. they're not even income being earned, but rather just the market valuation of existing property, which is banana republic style of taxation. and once you, once you do that, it's not going to be just about billionaires. the good about, about everybody,
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everybody. but it shouldn't even be about billionaires, i mean, and in these portfolios the, the, the value goes up and it goes down, it goes up and it goes down to the iris coin to compensate or give back the money that, that they pay in taxes. if the stock goes down, we know that these talks can be, can be wild. i mean that you can have, you earned a tremendous mouth at the in december and have it all fall apart in january. and you're talking about imposing this tax liabilities and people on money that haven't even taken this is just just a pure valuation. so like, like i say, this is not really the way we've ever done taxation in this country. basically ever . and some people are speculating that wouldn't even survive a constitutional test. i like it's not even consistent with the 16th amendment. so i don't, i don't understand where this comes from. what i do not understand where it's coming from, where you've got a gang of lawmakers right now just desperately looking for money wherever they can find it, to devour it, to fund their preposterous increases in that debate. they fueled over the last year
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. so we've, we really do have a kind of predatory state on the loose right now, and it's going to cause a capital flight and confuse ceos and, and make a mass of, of market valuations. very dangerous proposal. and actually i don't, i think we've done a lot of crazy things or the last 20 months. i don't see it risk and say it's, i don't think oliver is going to pass for congressman grace. and i want to give you a chance to respond to that. i mean, for someone like you on mass where his value just skyrockets on a certain day, it may fall significantly 2 months later. so how does that work out for those unit is billionaires whose valuations do change as they go along? look, let's look at reality. let's not look at banana republic type arguments. hypothesizing . what might or might not happen? the reality is that there's these 7 are people have 2 and a half trillion dollars of wealth and income because they can spend that any time
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they want. they can borrow against at any moment that they want. they have this wealth, they have this income and it has not been taxed to penny. how could we possibly justify that? if you wash dishes in a restaurant, you get tax the income, the moment it hits your bank account or the moment you're issued a check. but if your eel on must, you may never get taxed on that income. how was that morally justifiable? it's a ridiculous system. i, jeffrey, i'll give you a chance to respond. i thought income, it's, it's, it's a valuation at which is very strange. it, it implies that somehow we're, we're merely renting the valuations of the things better than that for which we bear to some responsibility and we're renting them from the government and they can change the rents at any time. this is very dangerous for the whole idea of, of, of entrepreneurship and an investment. and like a say, it's a, it really is without precedent, this is not a tax on income. mm hm. take it as income it gets taxed. this is
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a tax on valuation of assets, of which he bear some responsibility that you're not actually selling to to become liquid assets. so like i said, this is, this is, this is, i'm sorry to say it, but it's, it's just, it's inconsistent with anything we've ever thought about in terms of property ownership and, and, and, and entrepreneurship and, and freedom in enterprise. it's a radical proposal. and congress are great, i will give you the final word. i have 30 seconds left, but i want you to push back at that last thing because i know you got a stock ready to go answer on the this will stop in. listen, the fundamental purpose of taxation is to tax people can afford to pay heal on bus can pay nothing. he doesn't have to pay anything. where's the goober driver has to pay $10152030000.00 a year to the government. it doesn't make any sense. it's morally wrong. barbara representative alan grayson and jeffrey tucker. thank you so much. we really appreciate you and we knew we would have a good discussion on this. thank you so much. thank you. and time now for
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a quick break. only come back a global money wandering regulator is making a new push for crypto regulations worldwide. so what kind of mean for the future of decentralized finance? we'll discuss and as we get a break here, the numbers at the class with ah, he died geek. i cried. i just had a split the whole time out there. no one really thought anything different. need us all thought i just didn't feel good on the way for the surgery,
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his lungs failed. 30 seconds when i killed him. i had gotten stuck with so many needles that day in 2019 doctor started talking about a new wide spread. does he use that caused severe lung damage? there's a few points that we're really hurting all of the patients were diagnosed with a lung injury associated with using electronic cigarettes or facing products. the pull this out. he really felt holy crap, his him died. oh no, he's to be better. it was, i wouldn't want my worst enemy to every go through that. it was out of breath
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with the welcome back. via global regulator formed by the g 7 to target money laundering, has a new set of guidelines for the crypto industry. the financial action task force renewed calls for more regulations on crypto firms that would force them to identify customers and report suspicious activity. even though it would be up to the individual countries to adapt to suggested policies. the group has more than a 3 dozen members, which includes the us, china, and the european commission. now, in addition to calling for strict regulations unstable coins and platforms that allow peer to peer transaction, the s a t s new guidelines specifically target de centralized finance. they are
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pushing for the platforms which allow crypto lending and training to be classified as virtual asset service providers and to be subject to additional regulations as a result. 2 however, crypto advocates argue that even though this version of regulations is slightly better than the last go around, it is still incredibly vague and leaves plenty of room for corruption. joining us now discuss lucko host christy i. now christy, there's some saying that the latest guidelines are a little bit better because they aren't quite as broad as the version that was released 6 months ago. so what all has changed and more importantly, want to stay the same. i mean, it's slightly marginally better, but not much at all. really, the only difference is that early in the year to find also crypto miners validators and even software developers as brokers, and also require them to report information to the iras about these anonymous block chain participants. that they would have absolutely no way of obtaining information
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about so it's literally the equivalent of the iris going. here's your assignment, it's going to be completely impossible. i don't know how you would go about doing this, but you have to use your own capital to enforce it and make your customers comply one way or other. otherwise you'll be the one at fault and getting punished. kind of similar to the rhetoric we're hearing now about businesses being forced to do a math mandate. but that's a different story. but now they're actually defining the terms so that it doesn't really include minors. and it seems like the main target is the 5 or decentralized platforms that provide services such as exchange lending or stake it. and this is where it gets really complicated because the entire point of defy and the centralization is that there is no central entity to go after to make them shut down the site to sue. so the s a t f is now gaining an interest in d 5 projects after the world has grown 5 times this year to about a $100000000000.00 in locked up projects. so the f a t proposes have been
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repeatedly delayed as authority, struggle to find ways to gain oversight where instead of boards and c o, there are instead pre programmed algorithm that run these defy organization. so christy here in the united states crypto exchanges are already required to verify the identity of their users and to report suspicious transactions. if these new guidelines are adopted, could it change us policy? and what would it mean for the countries that are at risk of being classified as not protecting against money laundering and terrorism financing? simply because they don't actually have regulations on, on the books for crypto. i mean, there are a few risks every year. the based on institute of management publishes their anti money laundering index, which basically accesses the risk of money laundering and scores. countries in 5 key areas which includes the quality of their m, l and k y c programs, bribery and corruption, financial transparency,
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public transparency and legal and political risk. so if you score too high on these categories, then the country might suffer sanctions as a response from the u. s. or another form of financial punishment. but then on the flip side, there will also be some consequences for the u. s. 2, because this could lead to a massive talent exodus from the us if they take too hard of a stand against the crypto industry. and that would just lead to a block chain brain drain. and i mean, block chain is essentially internet 2 point now. and the only reason that the internet is what it is today is that the friendly regulatory climate that it was born in to back that. but today, greed and political agendas, a big banking, have made the entire landscape completely unfriendly for the future of us innovation and disruptive technology. right. and there was once a time when people were for the internet as a scam saying when last it was just divided. it's interesting that kind of see that same writer use towards crypto. now i want to go back to
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a point that you made earlier, which is one of the biggest targets here with these new guidelines with defy with the f a t s even saying it doesn't by the claim that these platforms are controlled by do centralized communities of users, and that there isn't at least one person with significant influence making decisions who should face regulations accordingly. what is your response to that? my response is that the people making these regulations have a growth misunderstanding of how crypt currencies and define particular work. it also exposes the willingness of legislators to give into special interests, group them big banking, because how will they determine who is responsible these services and exchanges? they're regulated by the centralized atomic organization. how are you going to figure out who built it? and certainly right now, the names of all the builders and creators are known because they want to accept credit for all their hard work and they deserve it. but these down organizations
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will have absolutely no problems going dark and shielding your identities if needed . i mean, the name says that all of these organizations are thomas, when they say they want to crack down on these decision makers. good luck with that because it shows that they've completely missed the point of where decisions like forks and upgrades and enhancements are made via majority vote. and the vote is by all the token holders. so they're essentially saying that they're going to go after the hundreds of millions of token holders who voted and are essentially all decision makers are it'll certainly be interesting to see the united states and countries around the world. they're up for that kind of a by boom. most christy, i thank you so much for your insight. thank you. and finally, we've told you about the rental car company hurts and is planned to purchase 100000 tesla's. but did you know that half of that order will go towards a new partnership with goober? it's all part of movers, pledge to operate only electric vehicles by 2030. the new plan aims to get drivers a chance to rent a tesla when they don't always have the means to buy one themselves. but it will
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come with a price only the drivers who have a rating higher than $4.00 stars will be eligible, and they will have to pay $334.00 a week in order to drive a tesla that significantly higher than the current deal with hertz, which led to uber drivers, right? they typically 4 door sedan for $180.00 per week, which becomes free if the driver has more than 75, right. the new program is set to kick off in los angeles, san francisco, san diego, and right here in washington, dc. just this next week, i only really interesting to see how that kicks off ended for next year, variety. and it seems like they're just trying to collect a lot of data for driving so they can get their self driving stuff off the road. and that's it for this time, you get blue bus on demand, a portable t, v portable dot tv will see you next time. ah ah, if you want something done, right,
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