Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

By John Ruberry Now that we have entered the first full day of President Donald Trump's second year in office it's a good time to ask this question. Is Trump a conservative? "Yes," is my firm answer. Fascinatingly, Trump doesn't talk about conservatism much, nor did he as a candidate. Contrast the president with the … Continue reading Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

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

Tax cut roundup

The Senate passed the Trump tax reform bill last night. The House has to vote on it again due to some changes in the bill. Nancy Pelosi calls it "Armageddon," and Libs are breaking into hives over newly-found concerns over budget deficits. Paul Ryan says Tax Reform Means Your Paycheck Will Grow. I'm all for that. … Continue reading Tax cut roundup

Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

The just-concluded Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. was punctuated by standing ovations. Among them: a few for the President, who spoke decisively but without pugnacity; for Bannon and Gorka, the red-meat guys; for Alveda King, bringing the crowd to its feet to join her in song. And then there was the one for Steve … Continue reading Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

Tax cuts are great but meaningless without spending cuts

The evidence has been documented numerous times that cutting taxes improves the economy in ways that replace "lost" revenues for the federal government. In other words, reduced tax burdens spark economic growth with over time yield a revenue-neutral stance. This is the part about the proposed GOP tax cuts that I like. There are two … Continue reading Tax cuts are great but meaningless without spending cuts