President Trump has unveiled the basic contours of a far-reaching plan to alter the U.S. tax code. Analysts are now debating the plan’s likely ramifications and also speculating about how the proposed changes might affect Trump’s own economic interests. Trump is unique among contemporary presidents for his refusal to fully extricate himself from his business […]
The second part of Donald Trump’s legislative agenda is going to be tax reform, and after the bust that was the American Health Care Act, the Trump Administration needs to score a victory, but there is a problem: his management style does not seem to lend itself well to legislative agendas. Look at virtually all the reports from the AHCA lobbying effort. Trump treated Congressmen | Read More »
Today is the very last day of the failed Obama Presidency. It seems like an appropriate time to take a look back at the epic fail that has been the Obama Hussein Obama’s presidency. Such a reverie must start with Obama’s false claims that he would not run for president in 2008. When Tim Russert, then the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” first asked Obama | Read More »
We are in the midst of what is referred to as the “transition” – the hand off of power from one president to another. God bless America – these conversions are peaceful. Even when the exchange takes place between presidents of opposing political parties, as is currently underway. (Here’s hoping the Democrat Barack Obama Administration continues to handle this better than did the Democrat Bill | Read More »
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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the end of the the Barack Obama Administration and its cronyism | Read More »
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The $4-trillion-per-year federal government works incessantly against the private sector. Likely no wing is more pernicious than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On his way to prison for defrauding taxpayers out of more than $1 million, former high-level EPA official Jon Beale said that while at the agency he was: “working on a ‘project’ examining ways to ‘modify the DNA of the capitalist system.’ He | Read More »
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A hallmark – perhaps the hallmark – of the Barack Obama Administration is the “executive action.” The unilateral changes in law – oft major in size and scope – executed by the Executive Branch. Completely devoid of any Legislative Branch participation. After the American people repudiated President Obama’s agenda in the 2010 midterm election – by electing a Republican House of Representatives to block it | Read More »
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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a current market cap value of $544 billion. The entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Taiwan is $524 billion. So Google is bigger than…Taiwan. So why is the United States federal government giving monster Google so many unequal-before-the-law policy preferences – via executive branch fiat? Everyone Loathes the Latest Obama Power Grab – Except Google, and That’s All That Matters | Read More »
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Terrible, economy-destroying policy. Delivered not by Congress – but by unilateral executive branch fiat. Delivered as special favors to political cronies. That’s been the last eight years in a nutshell. Do we want it for another four? That’s the question Americans need to ask themselves as they head to the polls tomorrow. (Millions of people have already voted – which is itself terrible policy. It’s | Read More »
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Yes, you read that correctly. The hypocrisies and the broader metaphors are opulent. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an outmoded, outdated federal agency. Like many, many of its cohorts – it has long outlived its usefulness. It no longer has any unique reason for its continued existence – nothing that couldn’t be handed off to any other of the thousands of government agencies. Which | Read More »