Category Archives: Donald Trump

Donald Trump, China, and bond markets

Bill Clinton once observed that the key to re-election was to keep the bond markets happy. China is betting on the bond markets as well. Lighting up the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea subsequent to a U.S. “preemptive … Continue reading

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What are Democrats doing to increase political market share?

The past six months of negative press for President Trump should provide Democrats with an opportunity to reduce Mr Trump’s electoral base, but if that opportunity exists, I don’t see Democrats taking advantage of it, not just yet anyway. A … Continue reading

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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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Are Democrats and Republicans distracted from keeping America an investment haven?

It appears, at least from the commentary in more centrist media, that the Republican Party has allowed an amateur to take over the White House. Trump appears to have blown the first two years worth of political capital in six … Continue reading

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A brief note on Comey’s written testimony

Mr Trump, based on Mr Comey’s written testimony, should have followed the Tom Clancy “Clear and Present Danger” rule. He should have ordered a no holds bar investigation of himself. A risky move, yes, but given the chance of burying … Continue reading

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What the GOP has wrong about taxation

This week’s print edition of The Atlanta Voice provides two Associated Press stories discussing the Democratic Party’s fifty-state strategy and the GOP’s about face on fiscal responsibility. In one article, the Democrats’ “Resistance Summer” is designed to organize and expand … 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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Non-moralizing on Syria is refreshing

A piece in The New York Times today highlighted President Trump’s distaste for moralizing as preamble to foreign policy action. I find it very refreshing to see an American president not get on a self-righteous soapbox and preach morals to the … Continue reading

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Obamacare vs. Trumpcare: As far as the markets are concerned, a difference that makes no difference is no difference

Whether Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare or not, the following scenario for insurance companies is probable. First, if Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare, insurance company stock values will take a hit in the very short run. As the sector adjusts … Continue reading

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