Podcast 412

Dream It Do It. Thanks to all the beta testers of the Bob Davis Audiobook ‘The Chieftain 2021’ delivery systems. If you have not received an email download link yet, let us know. Advising beta testers of some of the issues related to the audiobook and how they’re solved provokes a discussion about creativity, what a dream is, and living the dream. We live in a society that increasingly seems as though its trying to tell us why we can’t do something rather than encouraging us to try. Some people who mean well, are really dream killers. What it would be like to make one tiny part of your dream come true? How would you feel? How would your life change? Technology makes it easier than ever to make our dreams come true. Now, all we have to do is create a structure that encourages people to make their dreams come true, rather than an aging structure that kills dreams. One way to make dreams come true would be to encourage economic growth. Republican candidate Jeb Bush says he has a plan for four percent economic growth, achieved through ‘cutting taxes’. ‘Cutting Taxes’; the holy grail of Republican politics. The thing is, growth won’t happen if you cut taxes on one group and raise taxes on the other if you don’t cut spending too. All you’re really doing is gathering water from the deep end of the pool and pouring it into the shallow end. Here’s a dream for you; A government that spends less every year and taxes less because of it. A government that doesn’t spy on its citizens because it needs to focus resources on existential threats. A government that doesn’t pick winners and losers, all the while adding to its own payrolls and growing larger and more dangerous every year. Guess what? None of the Republicans and certainly not the Democrats are talking about doing this. Meanwhile, the state of Illinois — the national financial basket case — is giving its lottery winners IOU’s; There isn’t enough cash in state coffers to pay them. Maybe its time to think differently about what government does, and what it costs us. Sponsored by X Government Trucks, Pride Of Homes and Luke Team Real Estate.

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Shawn Sarazin
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You say at the start this isn’t intended to be an inspirational podcast. I think this one and all the others are, if you step back from the tree to look at the forest. A radio station quit you, and you re-invented you and what that was. Full time. Finding sponsors. The Podcast Command Unit. You’re living and doing for you and no other. That’s damn inspirational if you ask me.

Blue Republican Minnesota
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Shawn,

I’m with you! I’ve really just discovered the Bob Davis Podcast in this format.

Bob,

I did hear you a few times on the old morning show. It didn’t quite grab me the way this does… I love your very well written blog entries about each podcast as well as the very professional but “real” podcasts.

Refreshingly, you seem to have a real curiosity to explore, listen/observe and report your perceptions. This is challenging! We can’t just dismiss anything you say out of hand because you have done your homework!

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