Walker, Texas Ranger is mad as hell at the state of our economy.
The good news is, he’s got a plan to set it straight.
In an interview today with BEST Business Radio – a new show focusing on entrepreneurship for small businesses – Chuck Norris tells host Doug Huggins that the U.S. is on the verge of becoming a Third-World nation.
“Our dollar had dropped 46 percent in the past 10 years. Eventually we’ll be like Mexico – where it’ll take a billion dollars to buy a loaf of bread.”
The action hero, who recently penned Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America, is also up in arms about Uncle Sam’s coddling of our mismanaged financial industry.
“[Insurance giant] AIG is a prime example. We give them billions of dollars, and the first thing they do is go spend $440,000 on a retreat! I was totally against this bailout,” he says.
“We give out $700 billion. But the thing is, they’re not going to do much with it,” he continues. “They’re going to be greedy and keep it and use it for their own selfish purposes.”
Moments later, however, the action hero steps up with an action plan.
“The only way to get back on the road to recovery is for the U.S. to go strictly to a consumptive tax,” he says. “So if you can afford to buy something, you buy it. If you can’t afford to buy something, you wait until you have the money to buy it.”
Chuck also discusses how he got a hard lesson in entre- preneurship years ago when he sold his martial-arts academy to a company that promised to grow the chain from three to 1,000 schools – only to see it go bust two year later.
But that loss, at 34 years old, forced him to return to giving private classes, which led Steve McQueen to his door – who in turn prompted Chuck to take up acting.
And the rest, as they say, is (cinematic) history.
To hear Chuck’s full 30-minute interview, click here.