Category Archives: Republicans

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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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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So far Trump is winning the political marketing war

No. Donald Trump is not popular, but the bundle of political twigs has packaged for his constituents has more traction than the political packages being put together by Democrats. Mr Trump has, so far via a slew of executive orders, … Continue reading

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The GOP’s field of dreams is filled by punks ….

Growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, it was nothing for elementary school children in St.Thomas to indulge in a Monday morning debate over what they saw on “60 Minutes” the night before. Those same kids engaged in … Continue reading

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Congress shouldn’t fund a .@FCC that has misplaced priorities

Free Press has been calling on its constituents to encourage the Republican-controlled Congress to vote against a House appropriations bill that would significantly reduce funding for the Federal Communications Commission.  For Fiscal Year 2016, the FCC asked Congress for $388,000,000 … Continue reading

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Pluralism, Capitalism, and .@RealBenCarson

Ben Carson has not demonstrated that he understands pluralism or that he can craft a political economy suitable for investors and the flow of capital to businesses or households.  For these reasons he should not be president of a political-economic-social … Continue reading

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It’s about consumption security not income inequality

The Republican Party has taken the bait from the progressive narrative on income inequality and, according to a post in The New York Times, its potential candidates for the GOP nomination for president have rumblings apparently in line with the … Continue reading

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1969 #Obama #Nixon #NASA #StarTrek

1969. The Charlotte Amalie High School Class of 1981 was entering the first grade. NASA put a man on the Moon. You ate real food with real silverware on a flight from St.Thomas to New York. You were introduced to … Continue reading

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On #poverty, .@RepPaulRyan’s approach is too top-down

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Representative Paul J. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, shared his thoughts on the appropriate fiscal approach for resolving the issue of poverty in the United States.  In his piece Mr. Ryan tries to … Continue reading

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#Fiscal and #budget policy is not a part of #God’s economy

For a significant number of Christians, God’s plan for the economy means hard work on their part with no expectation of intervention and if a Christian fails, so be it.  For policy makers, such an attitude, especially among lesser educated … Continue reading

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