It’s time to help our own people!

From The Washington Post: Mexico needs help now. Can President Trump overcome his grudges and provide it? After a devastating earthquake, it’s time for solidarity. By León Krauze1 | September 20, 2017 | 11:58 AM Early in the morning of Sept. 19, 1985, a ferocious earthquake shook Mexico City. For almost two minutes, the wobbly …

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For Democrats, the solution is always higher taxes

From ABC News in Houston: Residents not thrilled about mayor’s proposed property tax hike By Jeff Ehling | Updated September 12, 2017 | 6:42 AM CDT HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Many Houston residents are still dealing with flood damaged homes and wondering how much it will cost them to get back to normal. On top …

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Economics 101: Raising the debt ceiling does not matter; the federal government cannot run out of money! Unconventional thinking

From The Washington Post: Trump didn’t solve the debt ceiling crisis. He just delayed it By Heather Long | September 6, 2017 |  4:46 PM EDT John Chambers thought of himself as a quiet, nerdy guy until he started receiving death threats in 2011. The next thing he knew, his Gmail account was hacked and …

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Democrats support raising taxes, so let’s go ahead and raise taxes on Democrats!

From Newsmax: GOP Favor Dropping Tax Beneficial to Blue States (AP) – Monday, 24 July 2017 08:34 AM Republicans aren’t usually big on raising taxes, but they’re really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain …

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A good reason to move to Kentucky!

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania badly needs new revenue, top Senate Dem says by Karen Langley | Harrisburg Bureau |Updated: June 19, 2017 — 6:45 PM EDT HARRISBURG — Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa painted a bleak picture of state finances Monday, predicting lawmakers and the governor will put band-aids on the next two budgets …

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The problem of remittances

From CNNMoney: I send money home to Mexico to support my family by Patrick Gillespie | March 20, 2017: 12:16 PM ET Dalia Maldonado is considered a life saver by her family and friends in Mexico. She paid for her father Francisco’s knee surgeries. She pitched in $400 for her friend Esmeralda’s leukemia treatment. And …

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Welfare for the well-to-do

Trump’s child care plan is a gift to the rich, new @TaxPolicyCenter analysis finds https://t.co/KiOM7K0tSc #JointAddress — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) February 28, 2017 And now, the article: Trump’s child care plan is gift to the rich, report says by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | February 28, 2017: 7:06 PM ET President Donald Trump has vowed …

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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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Republicans and Democrats on economics

We noted, last September, an article by Heather Long stating that, “The general public has ‘extremely little factual knowledge’ about the job market and labor force,” and: The U.S. unemployment rate is only 4.9%, but 57% of Americans believe it’s a lot higher than that, according to a new survey by the John J. Heldrich …

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