Desperately seeking something to claim as a victory before the 100 day mark, last week the Trump administration unveiled what it titled the, “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs,” subtitled: “The Biggest Individual And Business Tax Cut In American History”. It was so amateurish that it was laughable. It was literally a one pager with several bullet points. Decades ago had I submitted something like that in management school I would have been laughed out of the class as the instructor balled up the paper and threw it back in my face. This is the product of what Trump promised us would be only the best and the brightest that he would surround himself with? Continue reading This Is The Work Of The Best And The Brightest?
I was watching MSNBC last Tuesday evening. That’s no major revelation nor is it anything unusual. What was unusual was the hype the network gave to The Rachel Maddow Show that evening. Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight I understand what really happened a bit better. Let’s explore. Continue reading Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat