Monthly Archives: September 2011

Budget Chicken

It’s hard to believe that Congress is again playing chicken over another government shutdown. Do they actually think they can keep doing this and that it’s going to do anything other than further damage public confidence? Lost in the the

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Posted in Articles, Budget, Government Shutdown, Howard Schweitzer, Super Committee, Washington, D.C.

Edicts Abound, but Where’s the Solution?

As the "Super Committee" wraps up a second week of work towards meeting its November 23 deadline for voting on a deficit reduction plan, edicts on what they should and should not consider and what they can and cannot propose

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Posted in Articles, Deficit Reduction Act, Super Committee, Washington, D.C.

1986 Redux?

With the President’s announcement this week of his intent to propose new minimum income tax rules for individuals who make over $1 million a year, the heated debate over whether this is “class warfare” or simply “good math” will no

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Posted in Articles, Megan Mortimer, Tax Code Reform, Washington, D.C.

A Step Forward?

Unlike previous Congressional hearings, including one in which Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) famously called Elizabeth Warren “a liar”; last week’s Senate Banking Committee Hearing on President Obama’s nomination of Richard Cordray to direct the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,

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Posted in Articles, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Cordray, Senate Banking Committee, Washington, D.C.

Get It Done

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Posted in American Jobs Act, Articles, Jobs Speech, Robert Freeman, Washington, D.C.

Why the Jobs Speech?

Back in July, the President’s chief political adviser inside the White House, David Plouffe, told Bloomberg, “the average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers. People won’t vote

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Posted in Articles, Howard Schweitzer, Jobs Speech, Washington, D.C.
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