Category Archives: Political & Geopolitical

Americans Send Mixed Signals on Economy & President Trump

Several recent polls and surveys found that most Americans are feeling better about the economy, their jobs and their own fortunes. The latest Bloomberg national poll out last week found that 58% of Americans believe they’re moving closer to realizing their own career and financial aspirations. That tied for the highest level recorded in the…

Best Run States Are Low-Tax, Worst Are High-Tax

Each year the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranks all 50 states based on their overall financial condition and ability to meet their obligations. The report is entitled “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition” and the latest report was released on Tuesday of this week. To compile the rankings, the Mercatus Center dissects each…

Understanding the So-Called “Deep State” & How It Works

We’ve all heard media voices refer to the so-called “Deep State,” but since the term is relatively new, many Americans don’t understand what it means. Today I’ll try to explain what it means and how it effectively governs our country — and currently seeks to undermine President Trump at virtually every turn. If you’re not…

President Trump’s Big Decision on Paris Climate Accord

I like to use this Blog to summarize the most interesting topic(s) I read each week. This week, it was a letter from the Editorial Board of INVESTORS’ BUSINESS DAILY advising President Trump to scrap the Paris Climate Accord. The Accord was signed by President Obama in late 2015, but never submitted to the Senate…

Will President Trump’s Tax Cuts Finally Spur The Economy?

Yesterday afternoon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced President Trump’s much-anticipated tax reform package in Washington, DC. There were a few surprises. Here are the highlights. Much Lower Business Tax Rates. Trump wants to slash the top corporate income tax rate from 35%, the highest in the developed world, to 15% to make US businesses more…