In a temper tantrum that he claims to have been viewed by more than twenty million people, Dave Ramsey responded to a question that was apparently posed to him by reporters associated with the nationally syndicated television program Inside Edition.
Ramsey has refused to answer the questions of the State of Washington’s chief law-enforcement officer. He has refused to sit for an on-camera interview with a journalist. He has refused to address or even acknowledge the questions posed to him on this blog.
On May 21, 2021, Ramsey finally responded to one question posed by one reporter.
First, though, Dave Ramsey threw a temper tantrum.
Accountability to Others
Dave Ramsey is very mad that reporter Lisa Guerrero “ambushed” him in a hotel in Dallas to get some answers. “You ought to know better than that,” Ramsey whines in the video below. “That was so low-class.“
What question did Guerrero ask Ramsey? Did she ask him low-class questions about his religious convictions or family life? Did she ask a scummy question about Ramsey’s private sexual behavior?
No, of course not. More than one year after the Washington State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Timeshare Exit Team alleging that the company regularly cheats Ramsey’s own listeners and readers, Lisa Guerrero had the unmitigated gall to ask Dave Ramsey the following question:
Why do you endorse Timeshare Exit Team?
After labeling reporter Guerrero low-class because she asked him to explain his endorsement, Dave Ramsey resorted to two tactics that he and Timeshare Exit Team will deploy again and again: (1) Attack the personal integrity of the person asking questions. (2) Attack the timeshare industry.
According to Ramsey, the State of Washington filed its lawsuit against Timeshare Exit Team because Attorney General Robert Ferguson was paid by timeshare developers. Ramsey also alleges that Inside Edition produced its segment on Ramsey because Lisa Guerrero was paid by timeshare developers.
When the State of Washington goes to trial against Timeshare Exit Team, Robert Ferguson and his deputy attorneys general will produce evidence of consumer fraud. When Inside Edition airs its report about Timeshare Exit Team, the program will produce evidence of consumer fraud.
If Dave Ramsey has evidence to support his allegations, he should produce the evidence.
Decisions & Consequences
It is entirely unsurprising that reporters and law-enforcement officers are demanding answers from Dave Ramsey.
Dave Ramsey enriched himself by cheating the very listeners and readers who trust him. Some Ramsey listeners took out second mortgages on their homes. Some readers withdrew funds from their retirement accounts. Many of Ramsey’s victims are vulnerable adults.
Now, Ramsey is attacking the personal integrity of a reporter because she dared to ask him a simple question?
In his books, Ramsey regularly quotes the Book of Proverbs.
King Solomon warned of consequences for those people who pretend that evil is righteousness: “He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him[.]” Proverbs 24:24.
Respectfully, what did Dave Ramsey think would happen when his listeners and readers learned that he and Brandon Reed had cheated them out of their money?
They are going to be angry — and they are going to ask questions.
Ramsey should start giving answers.