The Death of Toys ‘R’ Us – Not a Murder but a Suicide

News of the financial problems at Toys 'R' Us had been in my local news long before it became big national news, because we have a store in my area that people were concerned about closing, back when the chain was simply going to shut some stores in an effort to stay in business, before … Continue reading The Death of Toys ‘R’ Us – Not a Murder but a Suicide

The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

By John Ruberry While I'm watching snow fall outdoors at Marathon Pundit world headquarters in Morton Grove, Illinois, the rest of my family is vacationing in southern California. When they drove into California at Needles, just as the Joads did in The Grapes of Wrath, they were also greeted by more desert, as well as … Continue reading The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

Trump Year 1 in a Single Chart

There are a lot of ways you can grade the 1st year of the Trump presidency USA today ran a piece giving him grades from A+ to F, but for my money the best way to see how the public grades this presidency is not a poll concerning this president's approval but chart above showing … Continue reading Trump Year 1 in a Single Chart

Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

I'm pretty busy today working on the Trump Year one Lunch and Panel event in Leominster MA at noon today (you can still buy tickets here or at the door for $20 which includes an all you can eat buffet) so I don't have a lot of time for a long piece on shutdowns, Tom … Continue reading Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

Jobless claims hit 45-year low, and mainstream media is silent

The last thing mainstream media wants you to know is the country is doing very well economically. Stock prices are up. Lower tax rates means 164 major companies and rising have given back to their employees in the form of raises and bonuses. Jobless claims just hit a 45-year low. Wait, you didn't hear about that last … Continue reading Jobless claims hit 45-year low, and mainstream media is silent

The biggest economic threat in 2018 is a power-hungry, Democrat-loving mainstream media

Jobs are coming back. Wages are going up. Taxes are going down. Consumer spending is at a pre-2007 level. The economy is looking poised to have a strong continuation in 2018 from the progress made in 2017. There are still many things that can derail it quickly, but the biggest risk is born from a … Continue reading The biggest economic threat in 2018 is a power-hungry, Democrat-loving mainstream media

Stacy’s Women Owe Donald Trump & the GOP a huge Thank You

Major Pintz: These are today's recruits, sir. Not much to pick from I'm afraid. Col Klink: Well, as they say, beggars can't be choosers. I'll take them. Major Pintz: Get these men uniforms, Sergeant, and have them report to me at once. Sgt: Jawohl, Herr Major. Col Klink: We are certainly scraping the bottom of … Continue reading Stacy’s Women Owe Donald Trump & the GOP a huge Thank You

High Tax Blue States Meet the Trump Free Market

Russ DeKuyper: You know how much I gotta make to keep $300 cash in our tax bracket? I gotta make 800, maybe $1000. That's why I want that check. Now, you give me that $1000. Archie Bunker: Why, you copper-plated phony, you. You're money nuts. When this was just a raggy fur, you couldn't care … Continue reading High Tax Blue States Meet the Trump Free Market

Germany and Australia get the Trump Tax Plan

Democrats nationally might still be in denial over the Trump Tax plan but I can name two countries that aren't.  One is Australia: . Australia must follow the United States in slashing corporate tax rates or risk losing jobs and investment to other parts of the world, the country's top economic ministers have warned. The federal … Continue reading Germany and Australia get the Trump Tax Plan

Get Ready for Tom Brady Class Growth Numbers that’ll make 3% look Roetlisbergerish

The best way to descrive the effect of the tax cut bill that just passed will have on our already improving economy is to think of it as the difference between Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. By any standard Ben Roethlisberger is a great quarterback. His stats are impressive. … Continue reading Get Ready for Tom Brady Class Growth Numbers that’ll make 3% look Roetlisbergerish

The GOP Should Pass a Stand Alone Mitt Romney Optional Corporate Tax

I'm not a big Mitt fan but if there was ever a time for the National GOP and Donald Trump to run a play out of the Mitt Romney playbook it's this week. The DESTROY US ALL caucus is already screaming about how this tax bill means we're all going to die (which was true, … Continue reading The GOP Should Pass a Stand Alone Mitt Romney Optional Corporate Tax

Holes in the tax plan are appearing. Imagine if they didn’t rush it for an arbitrary deadline.

There was such high hopes for Republicans going into 2017. A GOP-controlled House and Senate putting legislation on a Republican President's desk is exactly what they've been asking for since Barack Obama first took office. Voters delivered. All was well in the world. 2017 was going to be the year the GOP finally got stuff … Continue reading Holes in the tax plan are appearing. Imagine if they didn’t rush it for an arbitrary deadline.

Giving Thanks for Capitalism and Market Basket Chicken

Mayim Bialik not withstanding there is a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving for Americans and those lucky enough to come here. And one of the things we have to be thankful for is Capitalism perfectly Illustrated by of all things rotisserie chickens sold by Market Basket stores. If you go to any Market … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Capitalism and Market Basket Chicken

No Republican should stall tax cuts to save the individual mandate

Today, Mick Mulvaney said something shocking. He declared if the Senate tax cut bill was getting stalled over repealing the individual mandate, then the White House would be okay with killing off that portion. Huh? What Republican would oppose the tax cuts specifically because they had the individual mandate repeal attached to them? Can anyone … Continue reading No Republican should stall tax cuts to save the individual mandate

My return to Detroit

By John Ruberry Last week I had some time off from work and I did what few people do. Before sunrise I left home and drove to Detroit for a pleasure visit. It was my second trip to the Motor City. My first Da Tech Guy account, from 2015, is here. What follows is a … Continue reading My return to Detroit