Late Thursday Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government open through December 22. Had it not been for the CR the government would have had to shut down at midnight last Friday. Normally when Congress does something like this pundits criticize them by saying they punted. In this case I’ll stick with a football analogy but I’m “throwing a flag” for delay of game. Let’s explore. Continue reading Delay Of Game
I’m in one of my wheelhouses (fiscal policy and economics) again today. I want to discuss the subterfuge and contradiction of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. Let’s explore. Continue reading Keynesian Without Cause
I have mocked the MAGA (make America great again) theme of the 2016 Trump campaign as unpatriotic and a flat out lie. America is a great nation. In my opinion it is the greatest nation in the history of the planet. Not perfect; but sum and total by far the best. I feel fortunate to have been born an American and to have lived my life here. A scary thought struck me the other day: what if Trump was telling the truth all this time and his idea of greatness was radically disconnected from reality? Let’s explore. Continue reading Maybe Trump Was Telling The Truth
It is early Thursday morning as I write this article. What I am calling the Trump Tower Tax Cut was scheduled to be unveiled in the House of Representatives yesterday. Two things happened on Wednesday neither of which was the unveiling. They will form the basis of today’s article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Cut, Cut, Cut!
Before I go any further let me admit that I stole the title of today’s article from Chris Matthews. I caught him uttering it the other day in passing, I don’t know if it is his original thought or not but it perfectly sums up what Trump and the Republicans are attempting to do. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Trump Tower Tax Cut