500,000 American Jobs Just Went Missing!

While the president gloats about the economy and the jobs he’s helped create…the Bureau of Labor Statistics was reporting pretend job numbers. And now they’ve finally come clean: Turns out hiring wasn’t nearly as strong in 2018 and early 2019 as the government initially reported — by about a half-million…

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Remember the Trump Tax Cuts? The Madison GOP does/doesn’t

For those of you not from Wisconsin, this might not make a lot of sense to you. But traditionally when the federal government made significant changes to their tax codes…primarily to tax deductions and credits and such…the Wisconsin legislature would emulate those changes. So once you completed your federal tax…

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Essentially a I Told You So Post

I am not going to go into a lot of depth but I believe I railed against the tax cuts for corporations here and elsewhere on social media saying the tax cuts would result in stock buy backs and increased dividends. Well I told you so! When Republicans put together…

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Ignorance of Nepotism: Ivanka Trump Edition

During an interview on Fox and Friends following the passage of the Trump Tax Cut legislation, Ivanka Trump just flat out proved she has not idea what’s going on: …Trump talked about traversing the country around Tax Day to witness the reviews for herself. “I’m really looking forward to doing…

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The President’s Take On The Tax Cuts:

President Trump never really pretended that the GOP was working on Tax Reform as he kept touting the new bills as the biggest tax cuts in history…something that isn’t even true anyway. But here’s what he had to say in Thursday’s White House email: “As we speak, Congress has reached…

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Debating the ACA Individual Mandate

Whether you support or have issue with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate…I would hope you at least support stripping it out of the tax reform cut legislation currently before Congress. Now the mandate says that every individual must have health insurance either through their employer, the ACA exchanges or…

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Twenty Million Dollars!!

Twenty Million Dollars is a lot of money…you’d love to have it…I’d love to have it…but what does it represent? Well apparently the average CEO of an American corporation makes just under twenty million dollars a year. I’d say they aren’t worth that no matter the corporation (even if they…

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Some Thoughts On Tax Reform

I have stated a number of times that tax reform isn’t simply the ‘biggest tax cut EVER’ as our president is wont to say. But what do you think should be in a tax reform bill? Well, I’ve got a few thoughts on it and invite all of you to…

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Another Utterly Ridiculous Claim for Tax Cuts

In support of his specious ‘tax reform’ (simply tax cuts) bill, the president slung this piece of nonsense about the effects of his plan in his ‘1600 Daily’ email newsletter: The Unified Framework for Tax Reform that is supported by President Trump will mean hardworking Americans can keep more of…

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Tax Cuts Don’t Equal Tax Reform!

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been wanting to pull a Tax Reform initiative out of his hat for years. And now the talk around tax reform is front and center as the GOP controls both houses of Congress and the White House. But the current resident of…

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