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Steve French: “Job Creation Is Like Sex”

“YOU SHOULDN’T BRAG ABOUT IT IF YOU HAD TO PAY FOR IT” By FITSNEWS  ||  Last week’s 2014 South Carolina gubernatorial debate was a forgettable affair … part of an increasingly forgettable race, if you ask us. Incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley – who is comfortably leading in the polls – avoided…

“YOU SHOULDN’T BRAG ABOUT IT IF YOU HAD TO PAY FOR IT”

By FITSNEWS  ||  Last week’s 2014 South Carolina gubernatorial debate was a forgettable affair … part of an increasingly forgettable race, if you ask us.

Incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley – who is comfortably leading in the polls – avoided any major missteps.  Meanwhile her two main challengers – self-styled “independent Republican” Tom Ervin and Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen – failed to land any decisive blows.

The whole thing was “ho-hum,” in our opinion.  Well … with one exception: Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Steve French.

This website has been supportive of French’s candidacy because he’s on board with much of what we believe in: Individual income tax relief, universal parental choice and specific cuts to government spending – most notably doing away with taxpayer-subsidized “economic development” efforts.

During the debate French was specifically asked about these so-called economic “incentives,” which have created a political headache for Haley (and have failed to improve the state’s employment situation).

Here’s what he said …

Job creation is kind of like sex.  You shouldn’t brag about it if you have to pay for it.

Wow …

This guy won the debate in more ways than one, people.

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32 comments

TSIB October 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Is that Steve French in that photo?

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CorruptionInColumbia October 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I think it’s Lindsey.

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Everybody October 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

“Job creation is like sex”.
GrandTango will never have either.

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9" October 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

No it’s not.

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24/7 October 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Well, if I had a wife as hot as French’s I’d be talking about sex all the time too.

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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James October 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Title of Article = Purely an shot to get “Sex” in the title in order to register higher search engine hits.

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The Colonel October 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Dave, we’ve already established that Will is a “click” whore. Today he uses salacious titles but back in the good ol’days well…

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snickering October 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

It would depend on how good the sex is.

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The Colonel October 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm

We covered this in the comments section the other day Will – French is a tool or a fool. Either way he ain’t qualified to run our asylum state.

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Bryan Wqsc Crabtree October 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Does Steve French for SC Governor regret stating that “Jobs are like
sex?” in the debate….
http://www.thebryancrabtreeshow.com/a-conversation-with-the-libertarian-for-governor-of-sc/

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E Norma Scok October 20, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Something that has nothing to do with your comment…

Caught the end of your show the last two Saturdays. I’ve never heard a real estate guy fear monger so much. We need to be able to pay double our housepayment due to infaltion, and my favorite..”sell now before something bad happens..and something bad will happen!!”

If I was that concerned something catastrophic was going to happen, why would I sell OR buy anything?

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Correct October 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

There’s a whole nother’ school of though…if prices are going to increase and the gov’t determined to pump printed up money into MBS’s, doesn’t it actually make sense to buy before the price increases hit?

There’s all sorts of ways to look at it. It’s a complex issue.

One thing that’s not complex though, quadrupling the monetary base is going to raise prices in certain areas…it’s just a matter of when & where.

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Correction October 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

*thought

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E Norma Scok October 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Wel..I gotta live somewhere…selling my house just to buy another one seems pretty dumb. I’m automatically losing out the “housedog” special of 4.9% PLUS the buyers RE commission.

Correct October 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Nah, you hang in the home until the money pumping finally drives it’s price up and then dump it before buying cereal bankrupts you.

E Norma Scok October 20, 2014 at 8:29 pm

But I still have to live somewhere..whether its in a cardboard box, a rental, the house I have now, or half the house I have now Crabtree says I should be living in.

Correct October 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Yea, well the assumption is you can rent cheaper than own. (area dependent)

E Norma Scok October 20, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Housedog below said he knew that was going to happen in ’07-11.

Correct October 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm

It’s the people who knew it was going to blow up before 07′ that interest me. Anyone can watch a train wreck while it’s occurring and comment on it. Also, I find his statement about living debt free when it comes to mortgages interesting.

I mean, if the housing prices are still low relative to the money printing and interest rates are at an all time low, why wouldn’t you take a mortgage? It makes more sense to go long if your career/ life plans fit given the monetary base expansion that’s going to inflate the ongoing dollar value of your mortgage away when price increases really get cookin’.

Seems to me you can find a lot better ways to invest your money then sinking it all into a house in terms of making investments.

Hell, if you plopped said money into coffee a couple of years ago you made a killing.

Bryan Wqsc Crabtree October 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

First, if you listened to the show – that is a negative takeaway. We said, it did not make sense to sell your house in order to buy a new one in many cases right now. I also said, that you should have a mortgage that is 25% of what you make not 50%. That is just good financial sense so that IF IF IF IF IF something happens to you financially, you will not be harmed. And yes, the IF over time is usually a WHEN. If you live your life without expectations of some calamity being at least possible, you are LIKELY to get hurt. If you prepare as if though a calamity is possible through sensible debt, smart savings and planning you are UNLIKELY to get hurt. And, as to the market, I have accurately predicted every aspect of this market and how it was going to unfold on the radio from December 2007 until now, including the demise, collapse and the recovery. We ARE going to hit a housing WALL in the near future as a result (at minimum) of MASSIVE INFLATION. You (US Government) can’t print $4 trillion without paying the price in the future as a result.

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E Norma Scok October 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

You can try and backtrack now…but thats not what you said during the show. And sure..bad stuff happens. Do I sell out and live in fear of it? Seems like a good way to start over every 5-10 years.

And I never heard anything about a percentage of what you make–you said it’s best if you can afford to (and you should be) making twice your mortgage payment for “when things fall apart”. Why would I do that? Seems like I’d want that cash for when it does fall apart–I have the cash to go move somewhere else.

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Bryan Wqsc Crabtree October 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Most people buy and sell every 5 years. If that’s you, sell now. If you plan to stay for 20 years, stay. The only plan is to have no mortgage. If you only pay 25% of what you earn in a mortgage and then you pay double that payment, then your mortgage will be paid off in 7-9 years. If you prefer to live in debt, go for it. It’s America. I don’t.

E Norma Scok October 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

I don’t finance for longer than 15 years. The market in my ‘hood is flat right now; I have no intent to sell in unless I have to. As I said above..if I sell…where am I going to live? If the sole goal is to have a paid off house, I guess I can move to Goose Creek, or Hollywood or way out in the country or something. But I think there is more to it than that….

Tiny's Truck Stop October 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I like my hookers and my weed the same way. Homegrown so I know what they’ve been sprayed with.

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The Colonel October 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I’m just going to pretend I didn’t read this so I can get on with my day…

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Smirks October 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Homegrown so I know what they’ve been sprayed with.

A water hose?

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euwe max October 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

sex will get you through times of no drugs better than drugs will get you through times of no sex.

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tomstickler October 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Actually, the original quote, attributed to Free-wheelin’ Franklin of the Fabulous Furry Freak brothers, the creation of Gilbert Shelton, is:

“Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.”

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Buz Martin October 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I think euwe was riffin’ on that, Tom.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm

I prefer combining the two. A fat line of booger sugar snorted off the backside of a comely lass is quite fun…if we’re being honest here.

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Bible Thumper October 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

It looks like forty bucks in the photo. If I paid that for her, I’d be bragging here, but not and church.

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Yelsewh October 21, 2014 at 8:20 am

Doesn’t matter. Had sex.

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