2017 American of the Year: Donald Trump

  It's hard to imagine any first-year American President having to cope with partisan trials such as Donald Trump was forced to endure in office during 2017. Trump was sworn-in back in January as the first-ever President of the United States to not previously have been an elected politician or serve in the American military … Continue reading 2017 American of the Year: Donald Trump

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Why Democrats don’t want you to have nice things

The Republican Party-controlled United States Congress led by Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky passed historic tax reform legislation this week. This tax relief will lower the tax burden for nearly every American individual and business. The Tax Policy Center is a nonpartisan joint venture of the Urban Institute and … Continue reading Why Democrats don’t want you to have nice things

Tax reform postcards from the edge

The Republican controlled United States Congress is attempting something significant that has not happened in more than three decades. Yet it is something that almost everyone in both parties believes to be grossly overdue. Updates to the United States tax code have not been accomplished since Ronald Reagan was President. That long ago legislation passed … Continue reading Tax reform postcards from the edge

Miniumum Wage: Be Careful What You Wish For…You Just Might Get It

Democrats, led by President Obama, are trying to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour up to $10.10 per hour. Many Republicans have come out against such an increase.Efforts such as raising the minimum wage are attempted, not to help the poor or middle-class, but to wage (pun intended) a continuing political and … Continue reading Miniumum Wage: Be Careful What You Wish For…You Just Might Get It

Tired of All the Financial Hand-Wringing

Am I the only one who is more than a little bit tired of the end-of-the-world financial hand-wringing going on in the news these days? Every day, day after day, both the local and network news lead with stories about the 'fiscal crisis' or the 'financial meltdown' that is happening at all levels of government. … Continue reading Tired of All the Financial Hand-Wringing