Tag Archives: social safety net

ROI And A Hidden Agenda

In the wee hours of Saturday morning the Senate passed its version of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. Why and what does it mean? Those are the questions I’d like to explore today. Please come along. Continue reading ROI And A Hidden Agenda

Keynesian Without Cause

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

The Carpenter And The Arsonist

One of the challenges that face progressives is refuting the lies of our political opponents. Americans have a very short political attention span, (about 30 to 120 seconds). You can tell several lies in thirty seconds, but it takes much longer to refute them. That got me to searching for an analogy to illustrate the danger that destroyers pose. I think I found one in my family history. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Carpenter And The Arsonist

The Don’s Values

“Don’t tell me your value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” That quote comes from Joe Biden. I have used it several times in the past in my writing because it is so true. The Trump administration is about to officially send its budget request to Capitol Hill. Keep Amtrak Joe’s words of profound wisdom in mind as we explore together. Continue reading The Don’s Values

A Little Overstatement Yields A Lot Of Malarkey

The word coming out of Washington is that the arithmetically challenged Paul Ryan is actually working on a budget with the Trump administration. The Trump administration is not only a fact free zone, it now considers alternate facts legitimate. This is a dangerous combination! Let’s explore. Continue reading A Little Overstatement Yields A Lot Of Malarkey