by | Feb 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget has been released. Generally, budget documents are more of a statement about priorities and aspirations than of anything else. This proposal is typical: It’s full of unrealistic assumptions, as well as “savings”…

by | Feb 6, 2020

My fellow taxpayers, this is your quarterly warning that Uncle Sam is not a good steward of your money. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its most recent 10-year projections for federal spending and revenues. The picture is not pretty….

by | Jan 9, 2020

In June 2018, President Donald Trump attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a Foxconn factory in Wisconsin. Ever exuberant in his comments, he called the project the “eighth wonder of the world” and “one of the great deals, ever.” Always a…

by | Nov 19, 2019

President Donald Trump met with Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Monday. “Just finished a very good & cordial meeting at the White House with Jay Powell of the Federal Reserve,” the president tweeted. “Everything was discussed including interest rates,…

by | Sep 5, 2019

In his book The Art of the Deal, President Donald Trump described his communication style as “truthful hyperbole.” Hyperbole, sure. Truthful, questionable. Take Trump’s recent speech in Pennsylvania, where he declared that his tariffs had turned things around for the…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Recent breathless headlines of impending recession exposed the “experts” more than the economy. In attempting to see over the economic horizon, they appeared more to be seeking to see past this administration. The economy remains sound, even as attempts to…

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