Lying to ourselves: the debt limit

From CNNMoney: Mnuchin cites September as possible debt ceiling crunch by Jeanne Sahadi | June 12, 2017: 7:53 PM ET For the first time, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday offered a specific month for when the government might come dangerously close to breaching its legal debt limit. “I am comfortable saying we can fund …

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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III wastes the taxpayers’ dollars

The New York Times tweeted: A Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison for killing his transgender former girlfriend https://t.co/94prZNXcqc — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2017 And the story: U.S. Hate Crime Law Punishes Transgender Woman’s Killer, in a First By Liam Stack | May 16, 2017 A Mississippi man …

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The Democrats want us to take the same path as France

From CNNMoney: France is the weakest of Europe’s big 3 economies by Ivana Kottasová | April 23, 2017: 9:34 PM ET France is stuck in a major rut. Europe’s third biggest economy has suffered years of anemic growth, high unemployment and budget deficits, while neighbors such as Germany and the U.K. have enjoyed a stronger …

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Good news! President Trump wants to cut non-Defense spending! Unfortunately, unhatched chickens are being counted

From The New York Times: Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say By Glenn Thrush and Kate Kelly | February 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that would include sharp increases in Defense Department spending; major …

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President Trump’s tax policies

From The Wall Street Journal: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August Economic growth at 3% or higher is also among Trump administration’s ambitious goals, he says By Rebecca Ballhaus and Nick Timiraos | Updated Feb. 22, 2017 9:37 p.m. ET Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out ambitious goals to secure a U.S. …

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If it weren’t for double standards, the left would have no standards at all

The Washington Post trumpeted1: Eric Trump’s business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills By Amy Brittain and Drew Harwell | February 3, 2017 When the president-elect’s son Eric Trump jetted to Uruguay in early January for a Trump Organization promotional trip, U.S. taxpayers were left footing a bill of nearly $100,000 in …

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Fed sees little need for future “stimulus” spending For once, I agree with Janet Yellen!

From The Wall Street Journal: Fed Officials See Less Need for Tax and Spending to Boost Short-Term Growth Shift in thinking comes as economy improves, jobless rate declines By Shayndi Raice | January 16, 2017 8:00 a.m. ET Federal Reserve officials increasingly say they don’t see a need for stimulative government tax and spending programs …

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Yes, deficits matter. They mattered under Bush, they matter under Obama, and they will matter under Trump

From CNNMoney: IMF: Trump stimulus set to boost U.S. growth by Jethro Mullen | January 16, 2017: 9:08 AM ET U.S. economic growth should get a lift from stimulus measures under Donald Trump’s presidency, but it won’t hit the speed he promised anytime soon. That’s according to the International Monetary Fund, which has pushed up …

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Nancy Pelosi and the Big Lie

Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama By Al Weaver • 1/13/17 12:07 PM House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama’s watch. Pelosi argued that …

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A good start: Donald Trump puts government contractors on notice concerning cost overruns They'll be watched a lot more closely under the Trump Administration

My favorite CNNMoney reporter has been busy: Donald Trump to CEOs: Look out by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | December 12, 2016: 12:56 PM ET Be ready for Trump to tweet about your company — and not in a flattering way. Today Lockheed Martin (LMT) is on Trump’s bad list. “The F-35 program and cost …

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