12/8 RTIR E-zine: Economic Crash, College Break, Relationship Mistakes

December 8, 2016

01. Trump Tax Cuts and the Federal Deficit
02. Recount Upshot: ‘Victories’ by Mere Pluralities
03. WSJ Foodie Gail Monaghan – Holiday Cooking
04. HoHo Hold the Line on Holiday Shopping Debt
05. Finally – What’s Really in a Hot Dog?
06. Will Your Family Survive the Economic Crash?
07. Make Resolution Stick – No Willpower Needed
08. Standing Rock Victory?
09. The Dreams Behind Hit Songs
10. Adele, Selena, Zayne – Everybody’s Anxious
11. College Kids Are Home on Break
12. Are You Committing These Top Relationship Mistakes?
13. Hark! Do You Hear Angels?
14. Make Christmas Your Own
15. Donny Most: Swingin’ Down the Chimney

1. ==> Trump Tax Cuts and the Federal Deficit

Before President-elect Donald Trump has fully fleshed
out his policy agenda, House Republicans are already
planning to slam through Congress their own program of
repealing Obamacare, repealing regulations Barack Obama
issued in the last 60 legislative days of his
administration, and enacting substantial tax cuts. But
Ivan Eland says it’s nearly impossible to take away
government programs from constituency groups that
already receive them, and tax cuts do nothing to spur
economic growth unless government spending is reduced.
“In fact, Mr. Trump has promised not to cut
entitlements – by far the largest part of the federal
budget. If these familiar policies are followed, the
$500 billion deficit that Mr. Obama has left will
balloon – as deficits did during the Reagan and Bush
administrations.” Instead, Eland suggests the Warren
Harding-Calvin Coolidge route to tax cuts. “Those
presidents believed in robust, old-fashioned spending
cuts, thus enabling them to also slash taxes while at
the same time reducing the then-substantial national
debt left over from World War I.” Ivan Eland is the
author of several books including “Recarving Rushmore:
Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and
Liberty.” Contact him at (703) 282-3484 (cell);
ieland@independent.org, @Ivan_Eland

2. ==> Recount Upshot: ‘Victories’ by Mere Pluralities

According to FairVote’s Rob Richie, this year’s
presidential election recounts won’t change the
outcome, absent discovery of election theft involving
organized voter fraud. He says, “In fact, no candidate
won a majority of the popular vote in 14 states. But
increased scrutiny to the results highlights a huge
problem we easily could fix by state law: recounting
the ballots still won’t allow us to know how backers of
Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and other candidates would
have voted if able to indicate their backup preference
between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.” He adds,
““Most presidential elections around the world use
runoff elections. Ranked choice voting liberates voters
to support the candidates they like without
inadvertently helping to elect the candidate they like
the least. It gives voters more voice by allowing them
to rank candidates in order of choice, and those
rankings can simulate an ‘instant runoff.’ Ritchie is
executive director of FairVote. He just wrote the piece
“Hacking America’s Antiquated Elections” for Cato
Unbound. Contact him at rr@fairvote.org, @Rob_Richie

3. ==> WSJ Foodie Gail Monaghan – Holiday Cooking

Holiday dinners are the annual culinary challenge in
many American households. We agonize over what to make,
when to make it, and even how to fit everything in the
oven! Let the Wall Street Journal’s feature food
columnist Gail Monaghan share the secrets you need to
make this year’s holiday meal stress-free. She’ll share
both money and time-saving tips, do ahead dinner menus
to beat the clock, and ways to make your leftovers pay
off. Monaghan is the author of “Lost Desserts” and “The
Entrees” cookbooks, and has been teaching cooking
classes for more than two decades in Manhattan. Her new
cookbook is “It’s All in The Timing.” Contact Gary Duff
at gary.s.duff@gmail.com.

4. ==> HoHo Hold the Line on Holiday Shopping Debt

According to a consumer survey by the National Retail
Federation consumers plan to spend $929 on holiday
gifts this year vs. the $882 they said they would spend
last year. With many people in the mood to spend and
retailers eager for them to do so, help your listeners
stay on budget and avoid falling into a holiday debt
trap. Linda Levesque will share secrets to smart
shopping online and in stores and reveal the sneaky
ways retailers try to lure you to buy more. Linda is a
financial planner and the author of “The 5 Minute
Wealth Plan: How to Save Today for a Richer Tomorrow.”
Contact her at (416) 412-8018 in Canada, (239) 689-6693
in FL; linda@levesquewealthplanning.com

5. ==> Finally – What’s Really in a Hot Dog?

Of all the food we eat, nothing sparks more rumor and
speculation than the ingredients in a hot dog. But
contrary to common beliefs that hot dogs include
“everything but the oink,” today’s wieners are made
from exactly what is listed in the ingredients
statement on the package. Well, guess no more! The
National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has a new
searchable Hot Dog Ingredients Guide that allows users
to find ingredients they see listed on favorite package
of hot dogs, and learn why it’s in there. NHDS’s Eric
Mittenthal says, “Hot dogs taste great because of their
ingredients and we want people to know what is used to
make them and why. Each manufacturer has its own
recipes, but as consumers seek more information about
their food, the guide will be a helpful tool to better
understand hot dogs and how they are made.”

6. ==> Will Your Family Survive the Economic Crash?

Our national debt is rapidly approaching $20 trillion,
and it’s clear that this can’t continue indefinitely.
Is your family safe in America if we have an economic
crash? We think the government will keep us safe, but
who will keep us safe from the government? Invite
author Robert Baynes to tell your audience how to
protect their family through an economic crisis. Baynes
can discuss why most people in Washington won’t talk
about the national debt and whether an economic crash
is inevitable. His new book, “The Day the Dollar Died,”
reveals why every American should be preparing for an
economic collapse. Baynes has been featured on numerous
radio shows nationwide. Contact him at (260) 273-6925
(IN); robertvbaynes@gmail.com

7. ==> Make Resolution Stick – No Willpower Needed

Year after year, people make New Year’s resolutions
they’ll never keep. Akram Alashari, M.D., says the
problem isn’t with the resolutions, it’s the way people
approach them. “Every year people are faced with the
same dilemma,” Dr. Alashari says. “Making New Year’s
resolutions is supposed to be fun and exciting, but
more often than not the process turns into an
additional stressor, headache, and hassle.” Invite the
author of “The Power of Peak State” to share a few
simple tips that will make all the difference and help
listeners accomplish their New Year goals. Akram
Alashari became a physician at 23 and did his surgical
residency training at the University of Connecticut. He
completed fellowship training in trauma surgery and
surgical critical care at the University of Florida.
Alashari is the youngest double board-certified surgeon
in the United States. He is the author of The Power of
Peak State and creator of the upcoming program, “Peak
Performing Parents: How to Get Your Children to Achieve
Straight As.” Contact him at 407-617-4795 or email

8. ==> Standing Rock Victory?

Months-long protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline
project bore fruit this week when the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers denied a permit for installation of the
pipeline beneath the river that serves as the water
supply for the Dakota Sioux and others. Dr. Ellen Moyer
says, “Though a major victory has been achieved, the
final outcome of the nearly complete pipeline project
is by no means certain. This story involves a myriad of
fascinating issues – water supply protection, fossil
fuel infrastructure expansion at a time when we should
be weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels, the rights of
indigenous people, environmental review and permitting
processes, and the power of peaceful protest.” Dr.
Ellen Moyer is a registered professional engineer with
30 years of environmental consulting experience, a
regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and author.
Her latest book is “Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves:
How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World.”
Contact her at (413) 862-3452; ellenmoyer@em-green.com.

9. ==> The Dreams Behind Hit Songs

Overnight ‘dream downloads’ have played a key role in
the rise to stardom of Sting, Beyoncé, the Beatles,
Billy Joel, Taylor Swift and many, many more successful
music artists. In fact, Craig Webb says over 20 Grammy
wins can be linked directly to dreams. Invite Craig on
your show and hear how Bono dreamt music that led to
collaborations with Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan
(including Roy Orbison spontaneously arriving at his
door the night after he dreamt music for him), to how
numerous artists received dream help from deceased
family and colleagues including Stevie Wonder whose
just-deceased mother came in a dream to urge him not to
take a year off to grieve her death, as he had informed
his business manager and agent. Webb will reveal the
surprising dreams that have shaped our culture from
iTunes’ most-downloaded song, to life-saving
nightmares, to beloved Christmas carols, as well as how
anyone can benefit from the same powerful process. Webb
has made more than 1,000 media appearances, and
consults for Fortune 500 corporations, A-list
celebrities and feature films. His latest book is “The
Dreams Behind the Music.” Contact him at (514)
990-2113; cw@craigwebb.ca

10. ==> Adele, Selena, Zayne – Everybody’s Anxious

Have you noticed how celebs, friends and colleagues are
all of a sudden sharing how they feel? Even an
embarrassing thing like anxiety! Are more people
getting anxiety or are more people talking about it?
Psychotherapist Jodi Aman says anxiety is now an
epidemic in our culture. She’ll explain what to do if
you have it, how to know if you need help, and what you
need to know to understand, prevent and stop suffering
from anxiety and stress. Afraid of flying? Dread
holiday parties? Need help setting personal boundaries?
Jodi can share ways to deal with anxiety triggers and
talk with friends and colleagues about anxiety that
will make everyone feel better. Jodi Aman is the author
of “You 1, Anxiety 0.” Contact her at (585) 233-8979;

11. ==> College Kids Are Home on Break

For many families, December means Winter Break, with
houses full to the brim with college kids home for a
few weeks. Add to that visiting relatives, holiday
parties and all the stress that comes with the holidays
and—well, that could be a powder keg. Invite Laura
Lyles Reagan to share ways to have a happier holiday–
with less fighting—and enjoy your family time.
According to Laura, a sociologist, youth development
and parenting expert, the keys to closing the
generation gap are mutual respect and tuning into each
other’s communication style. Laura Lyles Reagan, MS is
a sociologist and teen and parent relationship expert
with more than 20 years in the field of youth
development and parent education. She’s the author of
“How to Raise Respectful Parents.” Contact her at
956-250-3689; laura@lauralreagan.com

12. ==> Are You Committing These Top Relationship

Want to avoid an unpleasant break up or to stop
dating—or marrying—the same type of person over and
over again? Many people want to know why their
relationships aren’t more satisfying but don’t know
where they are going wrong. Christine B.L. Adams, a
psychiatrist and coauthor of “Living On Automatic: How
Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and
Relationships,” can help. She has identified the most
common mistakes people make that send them to her
office and will share them on your show. They include
making snap decisions about others, applying double
standards for themselves and their mates, and
projecting onto others the characteristics they want
them to have. Reach her at 502-473-0093 or

13. ==> Hark! Do You Hear Angels?

Christmas is the season of angels. Everywhere you look
there’s an angel, twinkling lights and bells. It’s just
the holiday, right? Sue Pighini says, “Angels are all
around us every day (right over our right shoulder) but
they can especially be felt at Christmastime.” The
former corporate executive says, “After being struck by
lightning and having a near death experience, I have
had several angelic encounters that saved my life.” Now
a transformation life coach, clinical hypnotherapist
and intuitive healer, Sue will explain what an angel
is, whether everyone has their own angels, and how to
communicate with them. Sue is the author of “Expect the
Extraordinary: Angelic Messages, Spiritual Encounters
and the Soul of Skye,” about her life-long
transformation with the help of her angelic guides.
Contact her at sue@SuePighini.com

14. ==> Make Christmas Your Own

Enjoying a memorable and meaningful Christmas season
doesn’t just happen, according to Tina Albrecht. The
author and mother of three young children says if you
usually wind up frazzled, wrung out and disappointed
this time of year, it may be time to rethink some of
your holiday traditions. “Let’s face it, if we don’t
approach the Christmas season knowing what we want to
do and experience, the commercialization and chaos will
overrun us and we’ll be left feeling, well, run over.”
Albrecht says the first and most important step is to
decide what you want to experience this holiday season.
Invite her to share a three-step plan for bringing
families closer during the holidays without the stress
that gets in the way. Tina Albrecht is the author of
“FHEasy: A Year of Weekly Teachings and Devotionals.”
FHEasy refers to family home evenings, a religious home
teaching concept practiced by LDS families like
Albrecht’s. Contact her at (970) 588-3702;

15. ==> Donny Most: Swingin’ Down the Chimney

Donny Most is best known for his role as Ralph Malph on
the television series Happy Days. Today he’s still
performing, but today it’s doing a cabaret act with a
7-piece band. And just in time for the holiday season
he’s come out with Swingin’ Down the Chimney, a new CD
featuring holiday standards. Invite Donny (or sometimes
Don) to talk about his ‘Happy Days’ experience (he
originally auditioned for the role of Ritchie
Cunningham), his famous co-stars, his role as “ginger
supremist” Rusty Pillsbury on ‘Glee’, or voicing a
number of cartoon characters. Contact Harlan Boll at
(626) 296-3757; h.boll@dcpublicity.com

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