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Dave Ramsey video, is he a libertarian?


Dave Ramsey has some great ideas help curb your family's spending and help create more income, but in this video he came out against Obamacare and social security as well. Does anyone know if he is a libertarian?

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I would love to see Dave Ramsey give credit where credit is due. I think his ideas all came from Larry Burkett.
Larry Burkett designed the envelope system and teaching people how to manage money years before Ramsey did. I truly think Ramsey got his ideas from Burkett.

Anyway, Burkett probably would have endorsed Paul if he were still alive.

Some books by Burkett are
From before the time of Christ, there have been rumors of a secret society called The Illuminati...a vicious tribe of Druids with mystical, supernatural powers. Many saw them as demons or gods. Those who opposed them simply disappeared...or met an even worse fate.

Unknown to all but the very few, this group slowly infiltrated world organizations and financial institutions with a singular goal--to control the world's economic system.

The Coming Economic Earthquake
Larry Burkett's scripturally-based insights help us take the needed steps now-so we can remain financially sound and witness for Christ after the coming collapse. Fully updated to reflect the Clinton agenda.

The Thor Conspiracy: The Seventy-Hour Countdown to Disaster
In this mesmerizing story from the author of The Illuminati, Burkett gives us a haunting vision of a 21st-century America
crumbling under Orwellian government control. Readers will find intrigue and inspiration in the story of one man's death-defying struggle to uncover the truth behind 50 years of government lies

Solar Flare
In his latest thriller, Larry Burkett describes the potentially awesome power of a major solar flare and dramatic life-changing effects it could have on our electronic-dependent society--changes that not only affect our lives but our faith as well

Crisis Control for 2000 and Beyond: Boom or Bust?: Seven Key Principles to Surviving the Coming Economic Upheaval
A bestselling author looks at Y2K and growing worldwide economic instability and gives his evaluation.

Other then these books Burkett wrote many books on finance etc.

Sell your gold,

pay your debts, save your money, invest in mutual funds and government bonds, and walk daily with Christ Jesus.

So.... two out of six. (Or three if you insist, I'll let you pick). Way not great. But charming as all get out!

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West of 89
a novel of another america


He praised Keynes at a national video townhall. He dumbs down finance and economics trying to make it understandable to the point it makes no sense and he doesn't communicate very much.


He is jut another Glen Beck who gives lip service to Libertarians to get ratings, but put him in power and he will go NeoCon before you can spell Water boarding.

No matter what he appears to

No matter what he appears to be right now... or in 15 minutes... he will turn on any solid Libertarian candidate.
He's Glenn (It's all about me) Beck Jr.

Politically he is a neo-con.

He is no libertarian.

This person

is an anti-gold IRS shill who worships the fiat money. He is quick to condemn those who think differently than him.
He talks about being a man of Christ yet will never fail to bragg about his material wealth here on earth!
Be sure to pay the FEDERAL GANG GOV. what you owe them!!!
he says,,,


This is an excellent point

"He talks about being a man of Christ yet will never fail to bragg about his material wealth here on earth!"

And the main reason why I don't listen to him much anymore.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

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Do you

not read any of King Solomons writings because he was a rich man either?
Do not judge someone if they are rich. Judge them on actions.

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

King Solomon

said this:

I didn't say that having riches was wrong I did say that the desire and promotion of gathering wealth at the expense of everything else is wrong.

Solomon believed this as well "Vanity of vanities all is vanity" Ecclesiastes 1:2. He ends this book by saying "The end of the matter; all has been hard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this the whole duty of man." Eccl. 12:13

He also said this "Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf." Proverbs 11:28

the prophet Jeremiah says "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth." Jeremiah 9:23-24

and finally Jesus, the Son of God said "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." Mark 10:25

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Very well said,

You wield the sword of truth my friend!



I like Dave because he has helped a lot of normal people think through how they are going to pay down debt and save money along with other things like insurance, mortgages, etc.

However, politically he supports neo-cons and he isn't specific in calling out the federal government. He has dogged Ron Paul before as well.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Can't give this a thumbs up because of Ramsey's thoughts on gold

I critiqued Dave Ramsey & his negative attitude on gold in 2009 in an article;

Dave Ramsey Doesn’t Know the First Thing About Gold http://bit.ly/H1flKR

Price of gold had risen from $900 to $1,100 that year (2009).

I wrote a subsequent article in January 2011 where the price of gold rose to $1,368 (and subsequently to just north of $1,900)

Dave Ramsey’s Advice Not To Buy Gold Cost You 28.4% In Profit http://bit.ly/dE4J7S

These "guru" types sell books and while are good for people (like Suzy Orman is) for debt and small time financial planning issues, are not the people that the wealthy turn to for advice. 1/4 of his books are for kids, which I am ok with. He also caters to the Christian crowd, so is a "trusted" source because of it.

If he throws in some controversy, like criticizing Obamacare, he comes from the Christian Right point of view, not a Libertarian one in my opinion. It allows him to sell more books to his base.

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

He's good in regards to the

He's good in regards to the psychology of getting people out of personal debt.

I don't find him good on economics in general.

He's viciously anti-gold. He'll steer you toward banker and wall street investments.

I try to be diversified. Nothing to heavy in any particular area.

I enjoy Schiff and Ramsey. I wanna hear both sides of the coin and make a decision for myself.

I don't think he's a libertarian. He seems more the Christian Coalition type.

An example of Dave Ramseys arrogance and stupidity


Listen to the attitude Dave displays regarding Peter Schiff, at first he claims he has no idea who he is, then commences to slander his father, Irwin Schiff.

Can anyone here listen to this clip and still believe Dave Ramsey is anything but a charlatan?

He plays off the ignorance of the sheeple.

Typical Dave caller: Dave our monthly bills are $7,800 and our combined income is $688 a month after taxes . I`m afraid they going to repo the BMW so Dave what shall we do?
Answer from Dave: whatever you do , don`t buy gold or silver.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

And then he tells them to invest in mutual funds.

I'm not sure where they are supposed to manage that out of $688 a month net, but he sure thinks it is possible - of course, because I'd bet dimes to dollars, he gets PAID to say that.

Dave was running an ad for a gold buyer on his radio show

This one really gets me, it was an ad in his voice advising people to sell their unwanted gold. You call an 800 number and this company mails you a postage paid package to send back your gold. I read later that the company was under criticism because it was paying less than 20% of the golds value. Dave holds himself out as a financial adviser and then wears religion on his shirt sleeve, disgusting.


is a Keynesian

You just got PAULED!

I don't think so,

if I remember correctly, he hates gold

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

You stole ...

The words right out my mouth. Though I respect him in many levels he definitely considers gold bugs moronic. .. hardly a libertarian standpoint, but his positions on debt and government intrusions are certainly laudable.

What are his thoughts on

What are his thoughts on Bitcoin?

My same thoughts exactly!

His attitude towards Gold was; it's the stupidest investment anyone could ever make. He always butchered any call-in who suggested otherwise. And that was when Gold was only around $600 an ounce.

His ideas on how to get out of debt are very sound, but he's somewhat of a 'know-it-all', and can be quite arrogant about it as well.

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From a technicality standpoint, he's correct on it being a

stupid investment.

One does not invest in gold.

One either uses it for savings and for money, or one speculates on it's market value fluctuations, but you can NOT invest in gold.

You CAN invest in mining companies though.

The difference there is understanding what "investing" is.

But while Ramsey is correct on the technicality of what the word means, I'm sure he thinks even buying physical as an inflation hedge is stupid.

Yeah, he big on real estate

Yeah, he big on real estate and giving your money to banksters and wall street over metals.

Which were dangerous areas to be in in the last several years.

I enjoy his thoughts

but the religious zealotry really turns me off -He's definitely not a Libertarian. I doubt he likes Republicans -after 8 years of Bush and the gang spending like the drunks they are and destroying the economy.

Real estate has been really good to me for 35 years now -made millions

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

From my experience, the

From my experience, the Christian Coalition types are usually still very enamored of W. And they never consider how much debt we have incurred via wars of choice for Israel.