Category Archives: Poli-Econ

Trump/Ryan Tax Plan – Over Selling the Under Performing!

Although the tax reform agenda appears to be inching forward and will likely see various changes aimed at luring opposition into the fold, here’s a brief summary of what we do know:

If the chief goal is to restart the domestic economic engine, I’ve yet to find evidence of a single proposed component that will actually accomplish this goal. For example: How will an average proposed tax saving (per household) of $1,800 reverse the economic misfortunes of a family already living paycheck to paycheck? How does gifting tax-relief to Multi-National Corps, already only paying an average rate of 18.6 percent and already freed by Trade Policy to export wealth away from the domestic environs, going to obligate them to change their course away from the death spiral that is Globalism and return production and development back to the U.S.?

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Go Global; Save the Swamp!

Over the years the American Public has had only a few occasions to witness wholesale corruption at the federal level; the occasional Senator, Congressmen, Department Head, Military Personnel or even a President or two.

To some degree, in the age of mass 24/7 media, on one end the Press has made it more difficult to conceal criminal activity however, given the consolidation of this medium’s ownership, fact-finding and truth-telling journalism has given way to the power of sensationalism. Depending on what side of the political fortress you stand, the end of your promising future (and the truth), or escaping a jail cell may only be a matter of a 15 second sound-bite or 140 characters away.

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Disappearing Economic Engine Continues

A diverse and productive economy is not only a potent tool for expanding a broad and fertile wage base it is, as we’ve discussed many times, a national security issue.

Leo Gerard has penned a piece that refines the topic in a discussion that looks at the effect of worthless and reckless Trade Policy on both the American Steel and Aluminum Industries.

As the Administration moves forward with its Economic and Trade-Policy Agenda it is vital that Americans are equipped to challenge lapses in judgement. Do take a few moments and read Gerard’s article; it’s worth your time and effort.

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Tax Reform: Sacred Corporate Cow!

There are far too many false-truths surrounding the in-progress Tax Reform discussion each with the potential of further elevating the Corporate Juggernaut beyond the sacred cow status it presently holds, perhaps on to the omniscient deity domain.

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