President Donald Trump was elected to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. by eliminating waste and turning away from politics as usual. But today, the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill that not only failed to help drain the swamp, but pumped more muck into it instead. As reported by … Continue reading Omnibus spending bill proves ‘the Swamp’ cannot be drained
The Republican Party-controlled United States Congress led by Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky passed historic tax reform legislation this week. This tax relief will lower the tax burden for nearly every American individual and business. The Tax Policy Center is a nonpartisan joint venture of the Urban Institute and … Continue reading Why Democrats don’t want you to have nice things
The Republican controlled United States Congress is attempting something significant that has not happened in more than three decades. Yet it is something that almost everyone in both parties believes to be grossly overdue. Updates to the United States tax code have not been accomplished since Ronald Reagan was President. That long ago legislation passed … Continue reading Tax reform postcards from the edge
Democrats, led by President Obama, are trying to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour up to $10.10 per hour. Many Republicans have come out against such an increase.Efforts such as raising the minimum wage are attempted, not to help the poor or middle-class, but to wage (pun intended) a continuing political and … Continue reading Miniumum wage: Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it
The state of modern American political discourse has deteriorated to such a wretched point that there are times where I will hear or read something and feel as if blood is actually going to begin shooting from my eyes. Even in trying to sit down and type this piece, deciding where to begin, in what … Continue reading Where do we go from here?