On this week’s episode Larry talks about small businesses and why they tend to fail.
Larry starts the episode welcoming his daughter onto the show. Next he goes right into discussing how government fails to help small business due to bribes by big business. Larry goes on to outline several things New York State needs to do to start helping small businesses: 1) stop pushing out new industry, 2) simplify the tax code, 3) keep out of the wages discussion between the workers and their employees, 4) fix the writing and legislation that is written by big businesses, and 4) make business that want to only sell locally have to deal with less restrictions. Larry talks about how he wants to eliminate the state income tax in four years time. Larry welcomes our first caller, Larry. They go on to discuss the necessary balance between small, medium, and big business.
Larry welcomes our next caller, Johnny and they talk about zero tolerance policy, its unforeseen shortcomings, and copyright related to store rights. Next Larry talks about his views on vaping and the possible twenty-one age limit, and minimum wage. Next, Johnny calls in and they discuss the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, and the problem with the current state of the police department.
Larry opens the segment discussing how he’ll need 3500 signatures to make it on the ballot. Next he goes into fracking and drilling and that each county should decide whether or not they want to have it. Larry moves on to discussing the red flag law and its implications, specifically gun laws.
Larry welcomes our next caller, Nolan and they discuss the future possibility of debates between the various candidates. Larry goes on to rehash his stance on the gun control issue. The next caller is Dave, and he asks for a clarification on Larry’s stance on his small business and how small local business who only sell in New York would not have to deal with federal regulatory restrictions. Next Larry welcomes Jamie and they discuss the possibility of a Republican and Democratic primary. Larry closes the show thanking his audience and asking for support.
Tonight on The Governor’s House, Larry discusses New York State politics.
Larry takes calls from listeners to discuss New York state politics.
Larry starts off by introducing his daughter and mentioning that he was just on a tour of upstate New York where he visited a prison where he saw many problems. The biggest thing he noticed was that the officers did not want to do their job, they wanted to leave. The officers felt like they didn’t have a job that had value and they feel like the prisoners are treated better than they are. Larry explains that one thing he can’t decide is what people deserve to stay and be in jail, and which ones deserve a second chance and shouldn’t be in jail. This leads him to the point that maybe the correctional officers are the ones that know and he should accept them for who they are. He explains that when correctional officers feel like they are not valued, the good ones leave, and the bad ones become monsters. If we want to fix our correctional prisons and understand them then we have to understand the people working them. Larry introduces the idea CRUISE, which will help better understand correctional prisons and by talking to and working with the correctional officers. Larry believes by talking to the correctional officers we can understand the prisoners and fix the problems that are going on inside. If this idea is put into place Larry believes that correctional officers will go home feeling like they are more valued and want to stay at their job. A caller calls in and wants to discuss the drug problem in washington country and wants to get everyone on the same page. Larry tells the caller to focus on the outcome and what they want to achieve. Instead of focusing on the plan at this point in time, he believes it is more beneficial to focus on the outcome and then walk them backwards through the idea.
Larry takes a call regarding firearms. Larry believes that the safe act should not be put into place, he says that if one teacher doesn’t do it and a kid shoots up a school then that teacher will be to blamed. He wants the safe act to become so irrelevant that it becomes appealed. Larry mentions that he wants pistol permits to be approved or denied within 90 days and from there our state will be ready to go. Larry goes on to talk about how NYC will always be a sanctuary city, therefore he wants each county to decide how they want to handle their immigration rules. A caller asks Larry what his plan would be to get the economy rolling upstate, Larry goes on to say he wants to remove unfunded mandates. He also wants small business to have the opportunity to start up faster and also allow small business to hire felons with no penalties. Larry also mentions that if people want to start a business that doesn’t require any education then he wants to people to just start them and not get an licensing.
Larry receives a call with a question regarding NY state healthcare. Larry explains that we have confused healthcare insurance with healthcare, the problem is that the people aren’t the customer. Larry wants to make healthcare transparent, how much does it cost? Where is it coming from? Larry says the system is a cartel market where they just tell you what they want to price it at. Larry also wants to make the licensing process easier so that more people can become doctors and nurses in smaller areas, which will in turn lead to cheaper healthcare. Larry introduces the idea to allow each county to be its own county. He wants to allow these countys to create their own rules and own culture. Because the state is so diversified larry believes he should be respectful and let the different regions be their own regions and own counties.
Larry begins the final segment by talking to a caller about the CD pact. Larry says he is a big fan of letting people getting care wherever they please , whether that being education or health. He also wants to implement the charitable choice credit, where citizens can choose to put their money wherever they please. Larry explains that he talks about non profit so much because it is philosophical for him, and when people have problems the first thing they need is someone who cares. Larry signs off by saying that he wants maraujna and hemp to be regulated together.
Tonight on The Governor’s House, Larry discusses New York State politics.
This week, Larry Sharpe welcomes his daughter to the show and answers questions from voters.
Larry Sharpe discusses the lack of conservative candidate in the Governor race, Larry discusses his appeal to conservative voters, Creating easier and more attractive alternatives to abortion, Repealing the safe act, Larry also shares his appeal to liberal voters, Localizing Government, Local Bullies in government.
Larry discusses how he plans to combat the safe act, Legalizing marijuana, How legalizing marijuana will help the farming industry, Larry’s daughter reads viewer comments, The pros and cons of injection sites, Larry discusses the government attempting to take private property to build hospital in Utica.
Collections agencies after fines and fees used by the state are meant to raise money, The problem with civil asset forfeiture and how it attacks the poor, Bitcoin and New York’s love affair with old money, New York State losing 100,000 residents every year
Larry discusses earning 54% of online north country poll, The lack of motivation from popular candidates and the republican party, Teachers being called upon to secretly help police by turning in “suspicious” children whose parents own firearms, Larry outlines the real source of school shootings, Larry closes out the show discussing the MTA.
Tonight on The Governor’s House, Larry discusses New York State politics.
Larry begins the segment by announcing the topics which are drugs and guns. Larry recognizes that Cynthia Nixon isn’t popular with Democrats. Larry believes that the answer to ending the drug war, is to end the drug war. In order to end the drug war, we need to look at the models that work and pull from those models, such as ending decriminalizing marijuana. Larry wants to help victims of the drug war, and does not want this issue to become a racial issue. Larry supports the second amendment, but wants to get rid of the Safe Act because he’s against it. He doesn’t believe that the laws put in place would have prevented the most recent school shooting because the shooter was unhappy and targeted people he didn’t like. The issue isn’t the firearm, but rather the people, especially unhappy people who target people they don’t like. Larry believes that as a third party candidate, he is the ideal candidate for political office because he will be able to please people who lean left and people who lean right.
Larry begins this next segment, by answering a listener’s question. It is difficult, as a third-party candidate, for Larry to get the attention from the media and press that major parties get. Larry wants people to run because they believe they are capable of making change and are capable of winning, and not just running as paper candidates. He would prefer fewer paper candidates run because a lot of people who are clearly incapable of winning are wasting time and resources. Larry is more concerned about getting people to take interest in the Libertarian party and winning an electoral vote and making a ballot.
Larry answers a listener’s call about healthcare in New York State. Larry believes that the problem with healthcare is that we’re focused on healthcare insurance reform, and not healthcare reform. Larry wants to address issues with Medicare and Medicaid. He wants to address the issue with the healthcare system, such as making sure it’s transparent. He wants to setup the healthcare system so that everyone can go anywhere for the same price across the board. Larry doesn’t want to touch Medicaid at all until the healthcare system is made more transparent.
Larry begins this final segment discussing prison reform, and improving conditions for correctional officers. He wants to create CRUs, Community Reform Units, which would bring together CO’s and volunteers, to help bring criminals, who may not necessarily belong in prison, gain skills and knowledge to get out of prison. Larry answers a listeners question on how to make commuting more affordable for residents of New York, since issues such as rising gas prices are making it difficult for commuters to be able to afford commuting. He suggests that getting rid of tolls will help make commuting more affordable. Join Larry Sharpe’s mailing list to be able to vote on lawn signs and gain early access to lawn sign sales. If elected governor Larry will tax Marijuana and Hemp will tax them the same as onions because he doesn’t want extra taxes. He wants the tax base to rise without adding new taxes so we avoid issues like rising costs of cigarettes.
This week, Andrew Hollister, the man running alongside Larry Sharpe as Lieutenant Governor, subs in for him tonight to answer your question!
Hollister discusses why he chose to run alongside Sharpe as Lieutenant Governor, Is New York State the best place to raise children?, Hollister plans to meet with NYC voters and understand the city, Removing unfunded mandates,Hollisters shares how he plans to lower taxes, Selling naming rights to businesses to raise money for the city, How do you get local counties to fix the issues within them?, Hollister discusses the idea of NYC becoming a city state, How can Hollister and Larry stimulate economy in areas like Watertown and how zoning affects that
Hollister returns to discuss individual liberties and narrowing big government, How heavy regulation takes a toll on small business and the economy, Ballot access laws, Hollister shares his thoughts and ideas on immigration and sanctuary cities, What is immigration in Rochester like?, Should small parties ban together and sue the state over ballot access?
Hollister discusses how to prevent engineers from leaving the state, What factors influenced Amazon’s decision to not create a headquarters near Rochester, What is the plan of action regarding the safe act?, Turning law enforcement back into peace officers, Mending the rift between the police and the community, Hollisters shares his thoughts on Cuomo’s proposal for a $5 billion tunnel from Long Island to Westchester
What is growing onions? Hollister discusses hemp and the legalization of marijuana, If legalized, how will marijuana be regulated?, “Education in New York State is broken on many levels”, Hollister capitalizes on the task diploma education structure often discussed by Larry, Making education in New York State competitive, Federal marijuana laws and their effect
Larry discusses legalizing marijuana, The effect that criminalizing marijuana has on race, Unique survival tactics as a black man, White privilege a thing?, Playing the race card, White supremacy playing a role in police brutality?, “We can’t deal with race if people don’t talk about it”, Gender and sexuality issues, Why should a conservative vote for a libertarian like Larry Sharpe?, Voting Republican in a state wide election is a waste of a vote?, Voting third party moves the needle
Sanctuary cities, Localizing government, Larry encourages local residents to decide what they want to do about illegal immigration, Health care reform vs. Health care insurance reform, The best doctors in NY take only credit card or cash, Two tier system of health care, The gap between health care for wealthy and middle class, The doctors job should be to keep you healthy instead of simply give you procedures
Larry Sharpe explain his plans for the Safe Act, Pardoning victims and abolishing the safe act, Larry discusses the war on guns and his opposition to harsh gun laws, “I would rather have a guilty person go free than an innocent person imprisoned”, Unions and trades, Collective bargaining, Labor is not more special or valuable than business, Union pensions should not be part of the state budget, Training our kids for jobs that don’t exist?, “College is A way to success, not THE way to success”
Localizing schools for better education, Larry discusses the pros of homeschooling, Common core, Testing is not the right answer and does not indicate success in life, Education ending at 10th grade and making testing optional, Promoting farming to the youth, The average American will have 5 careers in their lifetime and the starting the process early is beneficial
Fathers Rights, Family Court, Family Court is one of the most important courts, The difference between justice and punishment, Larry: “How is jail justice for victims?”, “Tough on Crime makes more criminals. Soft on crime makes more criminals. Fair on crime makes less criminals”, Justice system favors those who can cut the largest checks, DUI system in New York State, 2nd Amendment rights, War on drugs, “Drug possession should not be a crime”, OASIS
Larry discusses how he plans to win the election and change the way people think about government, Larry discusses cops targeting black and brown people, Larry aims to break the bad habits within law enforcement, Caller asks about how Larry plans to listen to upstate New York, Larry discusses the difference between upstate and western New York and New York City, Larry discusses planned parenthood and fracking
Larry discusses public transit and Uber, Immigration and sanctuary cities, Agro-friendly market in NYC, Larry reveals more about plan to legalize marijuana and exempt in state farmers from federal regulations if they sell exclusively in New York State, “Campaign finance is a disaster… it crushes third parties like me”, Corporations/Organizations should not be able to give to candidates as they are not people, Larry discusses getting money out of politics, “The American People have said they need money in politics”
Repealing the safe act, “The safe does not make people safer”, It’s better for a guilty man to go free than an innocent man to be in prisoned, “We don’t have a justice system we have a punishment system”, Jury nullification, Does the justice system need to be torn down the rebuilt?, Education and accountability will fix the justice system, “There is no downside for a corrupt or evil prosecutor”, Zoning and consumer markets, Vaping
Andrew Hollister will be running as Lieutenant Governor for Libertarian Party, Larry discusses how choosing Hollister will help him reach people in other areas like Rochester, Discussion on the Us vs. Them dynamics voters have with the local governments, Larry aims to stop the state mandates, Encourages voter involvement, Encourages local government, Larry takes questions from callers, Larry aims to end the strict two party voting, Ever waited hours at the DMV? Larry discusses solutions for this issue, How can you get government to care?, Larry proposes the idea of a charitable choice credit, How do you shift the charity – government dynamic to a charity – tax payer dynamic
Larry discusses attraction big business to New York State, Bribing big business to come to the city must end, Larry aims to make the rest of New York State as attractive as New York City to businesses, Discussion on small business tax codes and regulation, Larry wants to do away with the insurance board, “Insurance Boards treating small business like big business crushed small business”, Larry aims to create incentives to hire ex-felons by eliminating payroll tax for those who hire them, Larry Sharpe on Steven Colbert?, Larry discusses his views on law enforcement, “Corrections officers often feel like they are zoo keepers. I want that to stop”
Larry is not against common core, Larry aims to remove the common core mandate while keeping it as a tool for teachers to use as a choice, “Teaching to test is a terrible idea”, “Testing outs pressure on teacher. I don’t want that”, Larry discusses helping teachers by removing a lot of their administrators, Larry aims to have a system of social benefits that encourages receivers to get off of it, “If so many people are being arrested, that means the system is bad”, “Make individual people responsible for decisions, not boards”, Minimizing boards helps minimize corruption, Discussion on bridge maintenance, “The less money government is giving out, the less corruption”, Larry discusses sanctuary cities, “New York city would shut down if it were not a sanctuary city”, “The issues you disagree with me on can be fixed locally”
Larry discusses the MTA and his past comments on refusing to raise their budget, “Absolutely no additional money. Zero.”, “The MTA should go under the Governor”, Larry aims to eliminate the MTA board, The MTA is currently unsustainable and Larry aims to force the MTA to fix their problems with the current budget and open NYC to any outside solution at all, “Tolls are punishment for the poor and middle class”, More discussion on corruption, Larry aims to have an office of transparency, “Transparency will make less corruption, in addition less money going through the government”
Larry Sharpe encourages politicians to take call ins from voters, What do you do when you’re stuck on disability? Larry shares account of an injured construction worker, How do we achieve inexpensive child care?, What stops communities from creating child gardens?, Larry wants to give injured workers the ability to start working again, Larry discusses disability insurance, At what point do we stop the government from keeping people stagnant?, Larry takes a caller who asks about making homeschooling more sustainable, Larry discusses copying the homeschool laws of states who are successful at it, What will Larry do to help teachers, Larry discusses getting rid of a lot of teacher administrators, Larry lists options for struggling farmers, Larry wants to encourage young people to go into farming, Larry wants farmers to be immune from federal regulation
Caller from White Plains continues the discussion on homeschooling, Larry agrees that tax credits for families who homeschool should be improved, What is Larry’s biggest push in terms of tax reform?, Larry is not a fan of tax cuts alone, Larry aims to cut spending, Larry aims to eliminate state income tax by year 4, Larry wants to lure back those leaving NYC, Larry’s stance on gun control, How do you change the mindset on tax investment, New York State tolls, Larry proposes selling the name rights to bridges and canals, Larry offers ideas to raise revenue away from tax, Larry proposes ways to eliminate tolls, Larry discusses pensions within the New York State Budget being unsustainable
Larry: “Government should not be about simply imposing the will if the majority”, Larry promotes localizing governments, Larry speaks on federal governments imposing on the state through money, legalizing marijuana, “Let the farmers farm”, regulation for marijuana should be similar to any other farmed good, The Safe Act, Within 90 days of election Larry says he will pardon all victims of the safe act, discussion on free college and education, college debt, Larry is against free college, “You shouldn’t be thinking of going to college because it free, it should be because it’s right for you”, Larry says at 16 years old teens should make decision on what they want to do – college, prep school, trade school, work, -, Larry wants to get rid of Board of Regents, Larry proposes that small businesses pay universities for training
New York ranked last among all states in freedom, Larry discusses his election opponents, Constitutional carry, “Many people in New York are not gun friendly”, Larry talks about the culture of fear around guns, If New York becomes more libertarian it will have a ripple effect, How does Larry plan to win New York City?, Larry discusses shutting down rest stops for drivers, Larry discusses his campaign and topics for next week
Larry Sharpe returns to the airwaves after a week off due to the snow storm. He returns to talk all kinds of topics in New York State politics while taking your questions. This week, he focuses on small business.
He starts the show discussing what the government’s role should be in small business and how he will help small business owners. He talks about how schools can protect themselves from potential dangers such as shootings. He delves into the Safe Act.
Larry on the government’s role in small business: “The government is punishing small businesses. Franchises have taken over the red tape.”
Larry on how to stop a potential attack on schools: “I want to break the planning process. That’s what any counter-terrorism expert would tell you.”
Owning and Building Small Businesses, When should you hire employees for your small business?, Workers Compensation Bills, Being afraid of the Government, Being punished by the Government, Accountant handling Government charges, Becoming a Franchise, Owning a Franchise, Franchises grow and Government regulation expands, Less regulations make small business more successful?
Caller discusses Gun Control as well as guns and guards in school, Arming teachers, Larry: “I don’t want to turn our schools into prisons”, Volunteer patrols in schools?, Making schools harder targets, Caller asks about safe act repeal and fixing New York State, Larry: “Once elected, victims of safe acts will begin to be pardoned”, Larry: “I’d rather have a guilty man go free than an innocent man imprisoned”, Larry: “Cops don’t want to enforce the safe act”
Larry goes into gun control in our country and then where our taxpayer money should go to. He gives his take on speed limits in New York. Gives a brief history of speed limits and what should be done to them to improve safety on the roads. He then goes through a quick fire round with a caller with topics including illegal vs. legal prostitution, Illegal immigration, abortion, adoption and health care.
Second Amendment and its relationship to child safety, Safety for our children in general, More on Gun Control, People are unhappy, Mental Health in relation to Gun Control, Tax payer funds supporting small businesses? Yay or nay?, “Marketer in Chief”, Speed Limits, Taxing the rich more than the poor, Simplifying tax, Legalizing prostitution, Illegal immigration vs. Legal immigration, DACA, Health Care Insurance, Health Care reform and Health Care insurance reform, Obamacare, Abortion, Pro Life vs. Pro Choice, Contraception, Simplifying adoption, Medical marijuana in nursing homes, Legalizing Marijuana, Allowing farmers to grow Cannabis freely, Recreational Marijuana, Pardoning marijuana related crimes,
Larry: “My goal is to let you decide what is right for you.”
Larry on how taxpayer money should be used: “I am against taxpayer money being used to pump up areas.”
Larry: “Speed limits should be made based on the roads they are built on.”
Larry then takes a question on the legality of marijuana in New York. What he will do for people arrested for marijuana possession. He breaks down family law in New York State especially grandparents rights.
Grandparents rights within social services, Family law protecting children, Family court purposely putting kids in foster care, Lying in family court has no penalty, Larry’s position on the e-cigarette industry, Government regulating the vape industry, Cynthia Nixon entering the race, Andrew Cuomo, Decreasing/Raising property taxes, Cutting spending to alleviate taxes, Stand Your Ground Laws, Castle Laws, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, What is Allepo?
Larry on what New York should do about the legality of marijuana: “Let farmers grow marijuana the way they want.”
Larry: “I only do one drug. Caffeine.”
Larry on family law: “I’d rather have children in the hands of family than in foster care. Children are much safer with family than in foster care.”
Larry wraps up the show by talking about the vaping industry. He weighs in on Cynthia Nixon joining the Governor’s Race and competing for the democratic ticket against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. He then discusses how he will handle property taxes in the state. He then gets into Stand your Ground Laws in New York as well as metals and cryptocurrency. He ends the show with a brief take on why Gary Johnson should’ve been elected.
Larry on the vaping industry: “Vaping is a fog machine. People vape to help stop their smoking addictions.”
Larry on Stand your Ground Laws: “Stand your Ground Laws make it easy for people to use them to hurt people.”