Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
—Ronald Reagan, 1981

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Jan-June July-Dec

Job Growth Just Had Another Huge Month
The Impending US, European Union Trade War Has Been a Long Coming
Canada's Finance Minister Spins Trump Trade Tariffs as a Sign of the 'Strength of Our Relationship' with the US
New Peril For Moderate Dems: Voters Happy With Trump's Economy
NYT Corrects Piece About Couple's Tax Increase Under New Law to Admit Their Taxes Would Go Down
'Made in America' Makes Its Comeback
Crypto Carnage Continues - Bitcoin Below $9000
WH: Mexico, Canada Could Receive Tariff Exemptions
Manufacturing and Construction Are Expanding and Ready to Take on Infrastructure Package
US Customs Agencies Seize $1.2B in Counterfeit Imports as Illegal Goods Market Continues to Grow
American Steelmakers Say China is Dodging Tariffs by Sending Steel Through Vietnam
China IS in NAFTA, Here's How
Make Your Choice: Change By Pain Or Insight
China’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Down 10%
President Trump’s Debt Increase is Half Obama’s Debt Increase at Same Time in Their Respective Presidencies
Trump Slams Canada, Mexico: "Tariffs Will Only Came Off If New, Fair NAFTA Is Signed"
Trump: Steel and Aluminum Industries Are 'Dead,' Time For Change
It's Not a "Conspiracy Theory": Here's How Central Banks Actively Suppress The Price of Gold
Poll: Nearly 60% of Americans Say Imposing Tariffs on Chinese Steel, Aluminum Is Crucial
Here are the US Exports That Could Get Slapped With Retaliation By Other Countries
In 2002, President Bush Imposed 30% Steel Tariffs; This Is What Happened Next
Furious World Responds to Trump Tariffs, Vows Retaliation
Trump: "Trade Wars Are Good And Easy to Win"
U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge to 49-year Low of 210,000
U.S. Has Record 12th Straight Year Without 3% Growth in GDP
Conservative Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Online Sales Tax Bill
The US Government Lost $1.2 Trillion In 2017
FEB 27
Trump Squeezes Boeing for $1.4B on New Deal to Replace Reagan-Era Air Force One Jets
Conservatives Release Blueprint for Trump to 'Eliminate' Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Gold Rush Vol. 2: Why is Russia Buying More Gold?
FEB 22
Jobless Claims Plunge to 222,000, Second-Lowest Mark in Decades
America Faces Looming Retirement Crisis If Our Policymakers Fail To Act
FEB 20
EU Warns It Will Retaliate If Hit By U.S. Trade Curbs
L.A. County’s Homeless Problem Is Worsening Despite Billions From Tax Measures
FEB 19
Trump Seeks To End Mandatory Heating Assistance Program For Low-Income People – HOLLY NOTE: Shouldn't people be allowed to donate to organizations of their choice?
FEB 16
Rand Paul: Is Our Military Budget too Small, or Is Our Mission too Large?
The GOP Tax Cut Gamble: Republicans Bet the House Majority on the Trump Tax Cut
FEB 15
Stocks Are Ready To Rally For Fifth Straight Session, Shrugging Off Inflation Jitters
Obama Said We Can't Drill Our Way to Energy Independence. Actually, We Did.
How Silicon Valley's Housing Boom Is Creating a Homeless Crisis – video
The IRS Is Coming For Your Passports
Banking Crisis, Bail-Ins And Money Holdings: Lessons from Cyprus...
Banking Crisis, Bail-Ins And Money Holdings
Financial Meltdown and the Confiscation of Bank Savings: The UK-EU Bank Depositor “Bail-In” Scheme
How Safe Are Your Deposits If Your Bank Fails? Read About The Bail-In Option
FEB 14
GOP Rep Unveils 'Crumbs Act' to Make Bonuses Tax-Free, in Swipe at Pelosi
Trump Plans to Replace Food Stamps: Here’s How – HOLLY NOTE: This welfare program has ballooned way beyond what was ever considered. When the program began in 1969, a mere 2.9 million needed it. At the end of 2017, over 42 million people partook. What does this say? Is the program being scammed? The USDA says fraud has been cut to just 1%. Has the bar been abolished for who can receive? Or is America overall poorer? In 2016, the EBT (food stamps) program cost $71 billion, which means $70 million of that was fraud. [Last summer in the grocery store, the check out clerk was obviously irritated waiting on the woman in front of me. Asked her why and she replied that the customer was using her EBT card to buy landscape plants.] The big bill is not because Puerto Rico was obliterated last year by hurricanes because they've been on a separate food program since 1982. Something to ponder.
Trump Plan Cuts CFPB’s Budget By One-Third
Insider Trading Is Still Rampant on Wall Street, Two News Studies Suggest
FEB 13
Trump Releases 2019 Budget With $3 Trillion In Cuts – HOLLY NOTE: This is decades overdue with both parties to blame. Instead of streamlining and consolidating agencies where they perform the same jobs, there is much overlap with agencies not even sharing findings with each other. Instead of looking where agencies could be cut to become cost-effective, especially Democrats that love big govt., added more government employees sucking the taxpayer dry. Hey, it's easier than assessing productivity and cutting the fat. Each agency covets its own territory so not to be on the chopping block. It's not surprising that it took someone outside the Swamp – a businessman used to running lean and mean – to pierce this fetid pig of govt. waste. On a personal note, Stan and I knew who and what we voted for in 2016. While Trump's challenges – some true, most fiction – have been laid bare and hyped by unabashedly biased media, we voted for the man who'd get this country back on track. Increasingly members of both parties promote their own best personal electable agendas. Wouldn't the Founding Fathers just have a cow… This country is in the ditch. It's going to take a strong, committed president – without party affiliation though Trump ran on the Republican ticket – with amazing backbone to get done what must be done and bend when necessary. The Obamas and Clintons claim they were broke when then entered the White House, yet emerged multi-millionaires. Trump, when elected president, said (paraphrased) to the American people, 'I'll work for free for you.' People tend to forget this selfless act. We need this maverick who has the business courage to wield the sword while shielding America – to MAGA. Outside Jesus, he's our last best chance or this country will become fully socialist.
Trump Infrastructure Plan Gets Cold Reception – HOLLY NOTE: We can spend over $7 TRILLION on wars in the Middle East, but can't cough up 1/4 that amount for our own country? This is where we get on board with Libertarians. Balance the budget by cutting back excessive 'entitlement' programs that gobble up over 60% of the budget, eliminate government agency overlap, cut back on foreign aid and spend $$ on America's infrastructure, which in turn creates millions of jobs. We should step away from being the world's police, protector, benefactor, financier and babysitter. Let someone else pick up that cross and bear that burden of lives lost and draining financial burdens. Any takers? Doubtful.
Trump Proposes Cutting All Federal Funds for NPR, PBS
Full Text of Trump's Infrastructure Plan
Trump's 2019 NASA Budget Request Puts Moon Ahead of Space Station
Virtually Nobody Is Reporting Crypto Profits To The IRS
If This Correction Is Over, It Will Be Unique In Leaving Most Individual Stocks Unscathed
Businesses Ignore Climate, Cyber Threats At Their Own Peril
Amazon Is Cutting Hundreds Of Corporate Jobs, According To New Report
FEB 12
President’s $1.5T Infrastructure Plan to Shorten Permitting, Invest in Rural Areas, Train Workforce
Shortest Shutdown in History: Congress OKs Deal to End Gov’t Freeze, After Night of Drama Over Busted Budget Caps
…Includes 54% Military Spending in Federal Budget
Budget Deal Shows High Cost of Bipartisanship
DHS Staffers Advocating for ‘Buy American, Hire American’ NAFTA Reform Told to ‘Stand Down’ in Leaked Docs
Senate Announces 2-Year Budget Deal But House Could Stall Over DACA
Right Revolts…
Senate to Vote on Two-Year Budget Today
IRS Overpaid Nearly $3.5 Billion in ObamaCare Tax Credits in 2017, Can’t Recoup Money
For Cryptocurrency, Online Criminals Prefer Availability to Anonymity
50,000 GM Factory Workers to Get $11,750 Profit-Sharing Checks
Poll: Americans Increasingly Supportive of Tariffs to Protect U.S. Against Globalization
After Wild Market Swings Yesterday, Dow Closed 567 Points Higher
House Passes Bill to Avoid Friday Shutdown, Sends It to the Senate
What The Crypto Crash & Stock Market Plunge Have In Common
Bitcoin Plunges to $7000 In Worst Start to Year Ever
Trump Cuts Business Free
Trudeau Threatens to Leave Nafta Rather Than ‘Take Any Old Deal’
White House Plan Giving Restaurant Owners More Control Over Tips Under Fire
What to Expect From the Jerome Powell Era at the Fed
Congress Closed America's Infrastructure Bank. Reopen It
California City to Experiment With 'Universal Basic Income'
Government Set to Borrow Nearly $1 Trillion This Year, an 84% Jump From Last Year
Colombia Opens Shelter for Venezuelans Fleeing Economic Crisis
Cryptos Tumble After India Says It Will "Take All Measures to Eliminate" Their Use
Demystifying Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency
Two-Thirds of UK Pension Funds Are in the Red - $300 Billion Shortfall Revealed
Customer Lawsuits Pummel Spanish Banks
JAN 30
6 Traders Arrested for Manipulating the Gold Market
Blockchain Bait and Switch
JAN 29
World's First Cryptobank Raided Last Friday Owner Confirms
Bernie Sanders Struck Dumb When Asked If Glad People Are Getting Tax Cut Bonuses
Mainstream Media Ignores Pelosi’s ‘Crumbs’ Comments About Bonuses
US Savings Rate Hits Crisis Lows Amid Soaring Credit Card Debt
JAN 26
250 Companies Offering 'Trump Bonuses,' Up 525%
Home Depot Adds Name to List of Companies Giving Out Tax Cut Perks for Employees
Survey: 64% of Small Business Owners Believe Trump’s Policies Have Helped Their Business
Liberals Are Ripping Tax Reform Bonuses. But They Celebrated $40 Under Obama Tax Cut.
Wasserman Schultz Joins Pelosi in Mocking Size of $1K Cash Bonuses Linked to Tax Cuts
SCOTTeVEST CEO: We Advertise on Fox News Because Viewers Are ‘F**king Idiots’ and I'm "Getting Rich Off Them"
Goldman Shows What a Market Crash Will Do to the Economy
JAN 18
Apple to Invest $350 Billion in US; Create 20,000 Jobs, Open New Campus
Will Pay $38B in Taxes to Bring Cash Home Stashed Abroad
…Giving $2,500 Stock Awards to Rank and File Employees
Apocalypse: More Companies Hiring, More Americans Keeping Their Own Money
Dow Spikes 322 Points, Closes Above 26,000 for First Time
Counterfeit Cash Circulating in 11 States: Here’s How to Spot It
Ripple Co-Founder Loses $44 Billion on Paper During Cryptocurrency Crash
Bitcoin Sell-Off Deepens…
California's Homeless Problem Revealed In One "Incredible" Video
JAN 16
Dow Surpasses 26,000 in Record Time
Drowning in the Money River: Why the 99% of Us Are Falling Farther Behind
California Proposes Dodgy State-Run Charity Scheme to Offset New Fed Tax Changes
Bitcoin Investors ‘Should Be Prepared to Lose All Their Money,’ Market Watchdog Warns As Cryptocurrency Plunges 20%
JAN 12
Due to Tax Cuts, Fiat Chrysler to Move 2500 Jobs From Mexico to Michigan, Invest $US1B in Plant
In Wake of Tax Reform, at Least 2 Million Americans Have Already Been Paid Bonuses or Had Pay Boosted – List of Companies
Sen. Ted Cruz Asks Democrats to Join Him on Bill to Make Middle-Class Tax Cuts Permanent
Whispers of $80 Oil Growing Louder
Gas Prices Tiptoe Higher but Downward Trend May Be Coming Soon
USA National Gas Price Heat Map – HOLLY NOTE: Type in your city or zip code to find the best price in your area.
Major Missouri County Employer Closing Its Doors - 850 Jobs Impacted
After Min Wage Hike, Huge Restaurant Chain Eliminates Key Position in All 570 Locations
IRS Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts
JAN 11
Walmart Is Raising Wages And Giving Bonuses, Citing Tax Cuts
Poll: View of Economy Is at Record High
California's Governor Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn
World's Biggest Hedge Fund Hires World's Best Female Poker Player
JAN 10
Social Security Proposes "Immediate and Permanent Reduction" In Benefits
Trump Endorses Return to Pork-Barrel Spending Projects
Japanese Automakers to Build $1.6 Billion Plant in Alabama
Stock Market Best Start of Year Since 1987!
Economic Engine Roars Back to Life: U.S. Small Biz Confidence Record High
Jamie Dimon Predicts 4% GDP Growth
Trump Admin Approves $133 Million Missile Sale to Japan
WaPo Admits: Trump’s First-Year Job Numbers ‘Very, Very Good’
Trump Warns Farmers That Democrats Want to Raise Taxes, Regulations – HOLLY NOTE: Trump is the first President in 25 years to accept the American Farm Bureau's invitation to come speak.
A Financial 'Bomb Cyclone' Is Coming for the States in 2018
New Department of Labor Report Reveals Rampant Embezzlement By Union Employees Around U.S.
Free College Would Make Higher Education an Extension of High School – HOLLY NOTE: Aren't they there now with the safe spaces and Care Bears?
A Curious Thing Happened When Ontario Hiked Minimum Wages By Over 20%
"It's Historic Euphoria": 5 Trading Days Into 2018, The S&P Has Already Hit 4 Year-End Price Targets
Trump Follows Through on Threat, Slashes Aid to Palestinians
Trump Takes Second Swing at Pakistan, Shows $250 Million Cut Was Only the Beginning
Trump Keeps His Promise: Blacks and Hispanics Do Better with Him Than Obama
We Hear You: Tax Cuts, the GOP Establishment, the Job Outlook, and the Trump Economy
Cash Windfall from Trump's Tax Law May Fuel Corporate Dealmaking Boom
The Best Time of the Year to Buy Everything
Disaster Aid Becomes Hostage to Funding Fight
Trump Proposes Massive Expansion of Offshore Drilling
Congress Needs a Vision for Prosperity
Morgan Stanley Wealth Sells All Junk Bond Holdings, Warns of Recession Risk
Anatomy of a Crypto-Nightmare: Ripple CEO Is Now Richer Than Zuckerberg
Dow Climbs Above 25,000 for First Time Ever
250,000 New Jobs in December
More Businesses Raise Wages, Give Bonuses in Wake of Tax Cuts
But Obama Said Manufacturing Jobs Wouldn't Come Back…
Iceland Becomes First Country to Make Equal Pay Law
Delaware County Stalls Right-to-Work Vote as Unions Protest
Mega Millions Jumps Up to $418M for Friday's Drawing
Powerball Jumps to $550M, No Winning Tickets Sold
‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think – Paying Federal Workforce Costs Taxpayers $1.1M Per Minute
Check Your State's 'Swampiness'
China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay
Dems Open Door to Tax-Free 'Donations' to Restaurants, Car Dealerships, and Gun-Sellers
Why the End of Malls Will Not Make Shopping Any Better
The Trump Effect: Business, Anticipating Less Regulation, Loosens Purse Strings
Conspicuous Consumption - Mapping Where America's Biggest Spenders Live
"We Got Some Folks Fired": Minimum Wage Is Going Up In These 18 States Today
2018 - What Could Go Wrong?