Category Archives: Budget

The Trump Administration takes government back to the basics on energy.

Sitting back and nibbling on the popcorn and tea while researching an op-ed, I am noticing first hand how ass-backwards the current American presidential administration is. The Administration is so far behind that some of its cabinet’s websites are still … Continue reading

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Making Medicaid, SNAP lower priorities is an opportunity for communities

Last night, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration would seek cuts to Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Medicaid, a joint federal and state program, provides financial assistance to low-income medical services consumers while SNAP is known … Continue reading

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Trump’s 15% tax ain’t happening

Dear Trump-Pets. As a self-employed consultant, I support a 15% marginal tax on pass-throughs. Is it going to happen? No. Paul Ryan and Company won’t allow it and Nancy Pelosi and her minions will message negatively on the idea, calling … Continue reading

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What’s #Boehner really signaling by saying the #shutdown belongs to #Democrats?

A few minutes ago, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, sent out a tweet describing the shutdown as a “Democrat” shutdown.  Interesting since spending bills, including the budget, start in the House and given that the Republicans … Continue reading

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The degree of the shutdown’s impact depends on how you’re connected to government.

I don’t think what scares the average person living in the United States is whether I can get on with my day without government participating in the market.   Government employees, contractors and social welfare beneficiaries may beg to differ, but … Continue reading

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Karl Rove, unsurprisingly, does not get the immigrant hustle mentality

Karl Rove, former adviser to President George W. Bush, wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal laying out how the Republican Party could snatch victory from the jars of defeat.  Mr. Rove succinctly described what the Republicans want in … Continue reading

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Sixteen hours in and so far the day is good

People are taking advantage of social media to declare either a nonchalant attitude or a feeling of disgust toward today’s shutdown of the federal government.  I suppose most, especially in the private sector, have gone about their work day like … Continue reading

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#Federal #government #shutdown: A slow morning at McDonalds

Usually the drive-through line of the McDonald’s restaurant on Ralph Abernathy is pretty long during a school day morning.  Parents drop their kids to school and then hit Mickey Dees for a coffee, sandwich, or whatever floats their boat.  It’s … Continue reading

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#WhiteHouse & #Congress beg the question: Do we still need a federal #budget?

Yesterday the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution, H.J. Resolution 59, to keep the federal government up and running with a catch: Congress would have to de-fund the Affordable Care Act also known as Obama Care. The GOP has … Continue reading

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#Obama: middle-out vs. fizzle-out

Tomorrow President Barack Obama is expected to discuss initiatives for spurring growth in the U.S. economy.  According to a The New York Times article, the usual suspects are expected to pepper his speech with no new sweeping proposals expected.  Do … Continue reading

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