Politics & Government

Good Trump vs. Bad Trump

Because of the east coast elitist liberal media’s obnoxious, unprofessional, distorted, biased and dishonest ad hominem attacks on President Trump, administration officials, Republicans in general, conservatives specifically and millions of Americans who support the policies of the aforementioned, my commentaries have generally been of a defensive nature in terms of the aforementioned. On the other hand, I have consistently expressed ...

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A Repeal Of Net Neutrality Could Undo The Net Gains Of The Tax Bill

On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to debate regulations that were put in place just two years ago. At the heart of the hearing is whether the internet should be treated as a utility for communication or an information service. This might not seem like a big deal, but trust me it is. As it stands right ...

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Senate Passed the Tax Cut – Major Victory for Trump, GOP

Early Saturday morning the Senate passed its version of the tax overhaul plan with a vote of 51-49. This hands a major victory to Trump and the GOP, considered the first major legislation in this administration. President Trump has made this the centerpiece of his economic plan, claiming that business taxes have made America uncompetitive on the global stage. While ...

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Democrats deserve ‘Pinocchios’ for ‘bullcrap’ claims about the tax bill

Things got heated during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee when the very liberal Senator from Ohio, Sherrod Brown, advanced the specious political talking point that the Republicans were working for the rich in developing the tax reform bill.  The sartorial and usually calm committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, had enough of what he referred to as “bullcrap.”  In looking ...

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House Passes Tax Overhaul Package

The House of Representative approved a $1.4 trillion tax cut package on Thursday, putting President Trump and the Republican Party one step closer to their promised tax code overhaul. If it passes the Senate, it will be the biggest change to the US tax code since 1986. The bill would reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to four ...

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Taxpayers Spent $5.6T on wars in Middle East/Asia

US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria have cost American taxpayers an estimated $5.6 trillion since 2001, according to a study conducted by the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University. This shocking figure, which more than triples the Pentagon’s estimates, suggests that every US taxpayer is responsible for about $24,000 in war costs. “War costs ...

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Trump Plays Nice With Chinese President

President Trump’s 12-day Asian tour landed him in Beijing this week, where he discussed trade and North Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump has long sought to minimize the trade imbalance between the US and China. During his presidential campaign, Trump accused Beijing of “raping” the US and threatened to label China a “currency manipulator.” That vitriol has since ...

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Trumps Picks Jerome Powell to Take Over as Fed Chairman

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that he has selected Republican Jerome Powell as the Federal Reserve Chairman. Powell, if confirmed, will officially take on the powerful position once the current Chair Janet Yellen’s term ends in February of next year. Powell has had leadership roles in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administration and was appointed to ...

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Eyeing the White House?

There is increasing speculation that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 33, is thinking about running for president. He hasn’t made any announcements, but the signs are certainly there. Zuckerberg recently hired Joel Benenson to work as a consultant for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the philanthropic project he founded with his wife in 2015. Benenson’s past jobs include: • Democratic pollster • ...

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The Politics of Inflation

“Bankers Uneasy on Inflation” was the Wall St. Journal’s above the fold headline on Monday October 16, 2017 in its story summarizing recently concluded meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington D.C.  Wages and consumer prices in the US remain stubbornly stagnant after close to a decade now of aggressively low interest rates ostensibly intended ...

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