Politics & Government

Searching for Answers in the Wake of the Latest School Shooting

I struggled with my decision on whether to write this article or not. Bull Market Rodeo features commentaries on politics, policy, the economy and investing. I tend to keep my commentaries focused on the market and the economy. But the latest school shooting has occupied my mind for the last few days and I felt the need to express my ...

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President Trump Unveils $4.4 Trillion Spending Plan

President Trump on Monday unveiled a $4.4 trillion spending plan for 2019 that includes funding for the border wall and $1.5 trillion for infrastructure. The budget is focused on “prioritizing the efficient use of taxpayer resources,” said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Trump’s proposed budget includes steep cuts to foreign aid, health assistance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the ...

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Shortest Shutdown in History

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, expressing grave concerns about the federal deficit, filibustered a continuing resolution bill intended to keep the government open. “We have a 700-page bill that no one has read that was printed at midnight. No one will read this bill, nothing will be reformed, the waste will continue and government will keep taking your money irresponsibly ...

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Trump State of the Union Address – Content and Commentary

President Trump gave his State of the Union Address tonight before a packed house in Congressional chambers.  This was a speech that all Americans could follow and relate to. It is perhaps President Trump’s most “presidential” speech ever, no controversial statements, nothing that could offend. It was peppered with personal stories that lifted the emotional content of the speech very ...

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Make-or-Break NAFTA Talks Begin in Montreal

Mexican and Canadian officials met in Montreal this weekend to discuss proposals aimed to convince the United States to stay in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Chief negotiators will arrive Tuesday to begin the sixth round of talks, which are scheduled to end on January 29th. Proposals will start with agriculture, energy, and Trump’s demand to increase American-made ...

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The blame for the government shutdown is obvious

Whether it is because they live in their own bubble of virtual reality or because they think they can get away with lying, Democrats create false narratives to advance their agenda.  It is probably a little of the first and a lot of the second.  Part of the reason they can fib with abandon is because they know the Big ...

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Trump Delivers on Promise to Cut Government Payrolls

While on his campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to cut government spending down. So far, he has done that by employing a leaner workforce at government agencies. But Trump isn’t reshaping the federal bureaucracy by firing thousands, instead he has left jobs unfilled. “I tell my people, ‘Where you don’t need to fill slots, don’t fill them,’” said Trump to ...

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