Some of my favorite articles to write deal with the economy. Today I’d like to take a very brief look at three issues that could be filed under fiscal policy. We seem to debate the heck out of them in America yet the solutions are simple.
Notice: In order to quote the President accurately I had to include a word that is a derivative of one of the late George Carlin’s seven dirty words.
I spend so much time telling people reasons not to vote for Donald Trump and his Republican sycophants that I thought I’d devote an article to reasons to vote for them. I believe Shakespeare called it comic relief. We could all use some so let’s explore. Continue reading A Dozen Reasons To Vote For Trump And Republicans This Year
For the last few weeks the Kavanaugh nomination sucked all the political oxygen out of the room. Today I want to discuss our current president. One of his claims to fame is that in 1987 he told a lot of stories to Tony Schwartz who ended up doing 100% of the actual writing of the “co-authored” (with Donald Trump) book The Art of the Deal. Trump also likes to boast about how he is a self-made multi-billionaire. The reality is more like the commonly heard analysis that Donald Trump is rich because he was born rich. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Art Of The Steal
Tuesday night Arizona released its primary results and they should produce one of the most interesting and pivotal Senate races of 2018. Republican Jeff Flake’s retirement created an open seat in a state that while still red is certainly trending blue. Both parties selected their most electable candidate and both are women in what is looking like a year of the woman. Both are currently serving in the House. This should be a horse race where the Republicans are defending a seat that is one of three best pick-up opportunities for the Democrats who need to flip a net of two in order to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. In researching Democrat Kyrsten Sinema I found, as expected, a somewhat left-leaning moderate. To my surprise I discovered a much more interesting than anticipated candidate from the personal profile standpoint. In fact she may be the prototype Democratic candidate if they want to win in places they haven’t had historical success and appeal to the increasing pool of voters who reject party labels. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema
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