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Michael Lodge has been in business since 1984. Providing business consultations, formations, and mediation services. He has written his first book - Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard which is on Amazon. The WBT stands for Wealth, Busines and Taxes and is the focus of the WBT podcast. To find out more about Mr. Lodge go to www.lodge-co.com or if you have a question or remark, text 818.252.8682

Michael Lodge has been in business since 1984. Providing business consultations, formations, and mediation services. He has written his first book - Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard which is on Amazon. The WBT stands for Wealth, Busines and Taxes and is the focus of the WBT podcast. To find out more about Mr. Lodge go to www.lodge-co.com or if you have a question or remark, text 818.252.8682


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Michael Lodge has been in business since 1984. Providing business consultations, formations, and mediation services. He has written his first book - Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard which is on Amazon. The WBT stands for Wealth, Busines and Taxes and is the focus of the WBT podcast. To find out more about Mr. Lodge go to www.lodge-co.com or if you have a question or remark, text 818.252.8682






Episode 815 - Covid19, Politics and Business

At a moment in our nation when people are sick and dying from a virus the politicians decide to play politics. People die and Democrats play politics, want committees, want to attack and destroy. Most unethical politicians in the history of this nation. Businesses are going out of business because government has told them to shut down and send their employees into lock down, and businesses layoff or shut down completely. Businesses do not get help from Government. Only businesses can help...


Episode 814 - Sunday Prayer and Worship

As an ordained minister I will use my podcast this Sunday to talk about prayer, the Grace of God, and knowing you are not alone. There is someone in this world that is braying for you. God has not forgotten, he is expecting a prayer from you, his line is open. If you have a prayer request send me a text to 818.252.5682 and I will pray for you. God bless everyone around this great big world on this Sunday.


Episode 813 - Media Buzz And Hope For Disaster

Every single day the media spouts and spins hate and bad news. They want to see America fail because of this virus and blame it on the President. They want to make it racist. They want to report bad stories that have no basis, they screw up the numbers to support their own media political agenda. They are reporting the news, instead they are pushing a hate filled agenda to destroy America and the President. I would suggest, turn off the news. Every single news outlet are doing the same...


Episode 812 - Write Your Virus Healthcare Directive

Businesses and employees need to get back to work, and we can do that safely. If all of us who own businesses sit down and write a virus healthcare directive, in compliance with the CDC protocols, we can know what everyone has to do within the office to have good health practices to attack this virus. We have to be very proactive. We need to start planning the reopening of our business and that the virus healthcare directive are in place and understood by everyone. If you need help, send me...


Episode 811 - Easter Business Ramp up and Office Healthcare Directives

China has announced there is a new virus spreading across China called the Hantavirus. So the question is - how will governments address this with China? All government should be locking down China until they fix their problem. Americans and businesses in the United States can't continue to be locked down with every virus that attacks us. Government has to attack the virus by not allowing China to have access to the world until they take care of their healthcare and virus issues in their...


Episode 810 - Businesses, Start Your Engines

I was really pleased to hear the President say that Businesses need to reopen their doors and get back to business. We as business owners can't sustain being closed and failure. However, we as businesses need to sit down in the next couple of days and write our business Healthcare Directive. Meaning, following the CDC and other sources to set some rules in our offices on how we will handle viruses, sicknesses, fevers, and other issues. If we act proactive we can help protect our employees...


Episode 808 - Democrats Hold Hostage Help For Americans

Democratic leader Shumer continues to hold up the desperately-needed relief package, the last-minute list of demands from Pelosi's and Schumer's ideological wish list are coming into focus. Below are some of the new, non-coronavirus-related demands that popped up after Speaker Pelosi flew back from San Franciscoo yesterday after taking a week off: 1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for Unions. 2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines 3) Expansion of wind and solar tax...


Episode 807 - Setting Your Financial Budget Through The Virus Shutdown

With the Corona virus in the United States and throughout the world, many of us may experience a financial hit. You're going to have to do some budgeting and set priorities. I like the approach were we identify and list the top 4 priorities ou have to address first above all. FOOD - UTILITIES - SHELTER - TRANSPORTATION DO NOT PANIC - REMAIN CALM - PLAN If you have any comments or questions, text them to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com


Episode 806 - Overreach, Panic, Fear, Grit!

Everyone that have been panicked, scared, should adopt the 30 minute rule of watching news each day. 30 minutes is all you need. The more you watch the news media and spend all day watching it, the more panicked you become. Stop it!. There is no food shortage. There is no shortage of Toilet paper. You have people around you that are willing to help you. Stores are open. Cars are still running. Life continues to move on, move on with it. Those communities where your government has...


Episode 805 - The Irish, America, and Strength

Happy Saint Patrick's day to all of us who want to be Irish for one day. Today is a day where we celebrate and remember the Irish, how they came to this nation of America and added value to our country. Remember the Irish saying and understand their strength. May the luck of the Irish be with you! If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry. A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honor. All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed And...


Episode 804 - You Can Make It through COVID-19 - Don't Panic

There are so many places you can go to be proactive in education of yourself on the virus. Be proactive and know the precautions you should be doing all the time. We should be doing this daily, we live in an international community where people are traveling across borders and people that have access to travel across the United States. We are a moving society and need to be proactive in our personal healthcare habits. It is up to us. But going into a panic mode does nothing except make you...


Episode 803 - California Assembly Draft Bills of Stupidity

The California Assembly have bills that have been submitted. AB850 - employers must give employees a week in advance their work schedule for the next 21 days. No business can do this, they don't know what their needs are 21 days out. AB2070 forces everyone in California to vote, you have to turn in a ballot, you have to show up. AB826 prohibits stores from separating boys and girls clothing or products. If you do you will be faced with a fine. AB873 says that if you make a product, let's say...


Episode 802 - COVID-19 And American Grit

Cases of the COVID-19 or coronavirus as we incorrectly call it have topped 100,000 world-wide with more than 3400 deaths reported. Companies are telling their workers to stay home and work, sporting events no longer have audiences, the stock market has lost more then $5 trillion dollars. Governments are calling for calm, only 1% of those infected are likely to die from the virus. There is no need for self-imposed quarantine. Food supplies will not run dry. But the advice falls on deaf ears....


Episode 801 - Wall Street, Fantastic Jobs Report, and Scare

Today we got the economic report for February, unemployment drops down to 3.5%, Wages rose for workers across the board, and the US added 273,000 jobs in February, vs 175,000 expected. Wall Street still has a down market because they are scared of the virus. The rest of the country is creating more jobs and Wall Street moves the markets down into the negatives. Get your act together Wall Street. The nation is strong and your scare tactics in stocks is not helping the economy. If you have any...


Episode 800 - The Spin Of A Socialist Failure

Once again we start seeing Bernie Sanders begin to spin as to why he is losing to Biden. He knows that his free stuff and socialist is not being accepted by the American people so he begins spinning. Instead of being pro-active and trying to do better he points fingers. Same happened with Hillary she spun and is continue to spin four years after she lost. So the spin begins and we as Americans understand what we want but Bernie only sees his political agenda. If you have any questions send...


Episode 799 - Super Tuesday Message To Socialism NO!

Remember it is all about the delegate numbers. Super Tuesday was full of surprises, however the message was clear. NO to socialism. The only states that said yes were very liberal states. As I have been saying, if you voted for Bernie Sanders you are a Socialist - not a Democrat. But the states that Sanders should have won said no, they want a leader that is not a socialist. After they add up all of the delegates for California the delegate count for both Sanders and Biden will be just about...


Episode 798 - Does Bernie Turn California Completly Socialist

Super Tuesday today, big votes for all the Democratic candidates. If California Democrats give Bernie Sanders all their delegates, does it turn California full on socialist? Watch California today. Text me at 818.252.5682


Episode 797 - California State Assembly Screws Independent Contractors Again!

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley introduced AB1928 to repeal AB5 that has done so much damage to small businesses and gig businesses. However, Democrats in the Assembly stopped the bill, 50 to 15. Democrats admit there is something wrong with the law and is going to make changes to it, but with those changes come more requirements. Adding nonsense to an already worthless bill. Democrats know there is a problem and there are 30 bills wanting to make changes to an already bad bill. So they know it is a...


Episode 796 - Bernie Sanders Socialist System On America

Socialism is socialism. There is no such thing as Democratic Socialism, these two words don't even go together. They are both opposites. You can't put bright red lipstick on a pig and expect it to look better, it doesn't work. Bernie Sanders can't even tell us how he is going to pay for it. So he produces a piece of paper that was suppose to tell us how we was going to pay for this free stuff. Then when you look at the number nothing adds up. Why in the world would any American vote for...


Episode 795 - Bernie Sanders, Socialism and South Carolina

As I look at the Real Clear Politics poll Biden is up by 3 points ahead of Sanders. This election in South Carolina are going to tell us where the Democrats are leaning. Are they Socialist or those that believe in a free market democracy. Where do South Carolinian's stand politically as Democrats? South Carolina is pretty much a republican state, there are Democrats there but where do they stand? I still have a home in South Carolina so I am watching this state with intense wonder. If you...