Justin Mohr Show

President Trump recently announced a new 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Tariffs are a horrible policy and protectionism doesn’t work!  It might save a few jobs in the very short term but long term it’s a major job killer!  Protectionism makes our companies less innovative and actually leads to U.S. companies being less competitive overseas!  This is exactly what we don’t need right now!  Tariffs cause a lot of intended consequences and I mention many of them in this episode.

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 11:10am MDT

On Valentine’s Day, the worst school shooting took place with 17 people dead. Of course this issue has turned into a political football but there’s a simple solution…allow teachers to carry guns!  All of these mass shootings occur at gun free zones! We need to eliminate the gun free zones! It’s really quite simple because criminals don’t follow the laws. Passing more laws only disarms the good guys and we need the good guys with the guns!  So what is happening now in the political sphere in regard to gun control is the same B.S. these politicians are for another solution where the government needs more power and we need more regulations to “protect” us.  When will people realize the government isn’t exactly good at solving problems, actually they’re really good at making matters worse!

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 9:58pm MDT

Our national debt is $23 Trillion and now thanks to the republicans who say they are fiscal hawks, $1 Trillion deficits may become the norm.  The first three years of the Obama presidency we had Trillion dollar deficits and that was insane!  That’s party how the Tea party came about but the tea party is dead! No one in Washington is serious about spending cuts. Obama doubled the craziness of wild Bush spending and now will Trump double Obama’s madness?  It’s looking like. Hold on to your hat folks.

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 6:29pm MDT

I just got back from Singapore and man what an experience that was!  I really felt like I was in the novel 1984. Cameras are watching you everywhere, every little thing is regulated!  A car that costs $30,000 in the U.S. costs $130,000 in Singapore!  The government censors everything and there’s really no such thing as freedom of speech. I was almost fined $500 in Singapore! It’s not the Libertarian state many believe.

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 2:57pm MDT

The dollar is at a 3 year low while gold is up 7% in the last 30 days. Bitcoin is off about 25% from its record high. 2018 is off to a crazy start but it seems that this may be a fantastic year for gold. Granted the stock market keeps hitting new highs but think of it this way…What’s the best way to position yourself in terms of risk to reward?  The clear winner is GOLD!!  Gold is still 20% below where it was 5 year ago! Hell gold is about 32% off from its all time high back in 2012!  Silver needs to nearly triple to get to its all time high in 2011. And if you invest in the gold and silver miners you make a multiple of what the metals do! I think 2018 is the breakout year for gold and silver!  I will keep you updated with the latest. Let’s profit from the inevitable.

Direct download: jmsEp168-Gold_the_dollar_and_cryptos.mp3
Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 7:08pm MDT

Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has rescinded the Cole memo and now has his own memo that will indeed go after the states that have legalized marijuana.  One of the few good things Obama did as president was that he actually let states nullify federal laws against marijuana. Now here comes the republicans, these guys who think their some small government types who say they love the free market, they’re full of it!  Both parties love their own form of Big Government and I’m sick of this madness from these party clowns!


Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, has raised interest rates for the last time under her tenure.  This is the 5th time interest rates have been raised under Yellen. For that matter, this is the 5th time interest rates have been raised since the financial crisis began in 2008! So we’ve had near 0% interest rates for 10 years and the fed thinks it’s getting tight when interest rates are at 1.5%!? This is crazy! We still negative interest rates when you figure in the inflation rate!  We’re not in some miraculous recovery like most in the media believe.


The Bitcoin futures market is now open! What does this mean for Bitcoin now that people have the ability to short it? If you look at a chart of Bitcoin it literally goes straight up!  How long will this bitcoin bull market continue? In a two week period, Bitcoin went from $8,000 per coin to $16,000!  There’s definitely a lot of similarities between Bitcoin and the tulip bulb mania from the 1600s. People literally were trading their houses for a single tulip bulb!  What, you say this time is different? From what I have seen from history, this time is never different.

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 5:22pm MDT

More sexual allegations have come out and the latest person to fall and be fired is the long time “Today” co-host, Matt Lauer. Every day it seems like there’s someone else! Also, Janet Yellen fears a boom and bust if we don’t stay ahead of inflation by keeping up with interest rates. This is more evidence that my theory on Janet Yellen is correct. And Bitcoin has recently went over $10,000 per coin and now even the FED is thinking about making its own cryptocurrency!  Lots to get to on today’s show!

Direct download: jmsEp164-Yellen_bitcoin_and_matt_lauer.mp3
Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 10:11am MDT

The House has passed their version of tax reform and now the senate is working on their version of the bill. Will the republicans get a bill through by year end?  This bill has gotten a lot of criticism from the media now don’t get me wrong this bill has a lot to be desired to get a truly great bill but it does have some good things in it.  Most people are saying this bill only helps the rich, this is lie!  This bill helps every income bracket by reducing your taxes. But what’s more important than cutting taxes right now…it’s cutting government spending! All government spending is a tax so that should be the first thing addressed and I don’t hear anyone on Capitol Hill talking about it!

Direct download: jmsEp163-Republican_tax_bill.mp3
Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 10:17am MDT