Congress comes into a lot of criticism for being unproductive. Speaker Paul Ryan likes to defend the productivity of the House by citing the number of bills it passes that die in the Senate. While I am far from a defender of Mitch McConnell’s Senate, if I put my old management hat on I would say we are dealing with a quality control problem in addition to a productivity problem. Let’s explore. Continue reading House Garbage
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
Over last weekend we kept hearing of a much vaunted Tuesday meeting President Trump was going to have with the four Congressional leaders. On Tuesday morning he tweeted that the meeting was going to be a waste of time because Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were such bad people. To steal a line from former Senator Barbara Boxer, it is like she invited you to dinner and a few hours before told the world that you were a serial killer. You might not attend the dinner party. Schumer and Pelosi sent their “regrets” on Tuesday morning. There is more here than meets the eye. Let’s explore. Continue reading Incompetence To Be Proven?
I was traveling for about 10 days recently. I wrote further ahead than usual for the articles published during that time period. Just because I travel doesn’t mean American and global politics take a holiday. Today I would like to catch up a bit by making some brief comments on several recent events. Let’s explore. Continue reading Wow! A Lot Happened
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!