Congressional Republicans are on the cusp of their first legislative victory this term. This feat will not be some minor change to infrastructure, agriculture, or food stamps. This legislation will touch every single American’s life. Benjamin Frankling once noted: “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” A fundamental … More Tax Relief or Nightmare?
March 23rd, 2010. Almost seven years ago health care within the United States was dramatically reformed. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)—otherwise known as Obamacare—became the law of the land. Democrats loved the chance to reform health care and largely loved the changes. Republicans—at least congressional members—detested the law deeming it socialism and … More Republicare v. Obamacare
After analyzing the financial and economic implications of Donald Trump’s immigration plan, it is now reasonable to turn to Hillary Clinton’s plan. Her plan differs from Trump’s in distinct ways that could impact the economy significantly. Clinton lays out a few specific policy positions on her campaign website; analyzing hers after Trump’s will help us … More 2016 Economics: Clinton’s Immigration Plan
The campaign for the office of the 45th President of the United States is nearing its end, and both candidates claim that they have the plan for economic growth. Donald Trump argues that the nation has been on the wrong track for decades due to weak and corrupt leaders. He proposes that the country needs … More 2016 Economics: Trump’s Immigration Plan
Most American voters today were not alive for the enactment of Social Security in 1935. The 81-year-old bill may not be known in all its intricacies and history especially to young people who probably are not thinking about retirement yet. However, most people know at least somewhat about the massive social welfare program. The legislation … More Keeping Social Security Alive
The 44th President of the United States. Barack Obama. The first black president of the country. Regardless of what the man achieved in office, his presidency made history all by itself. While that racial achievement will impact the future of this nation forever, his policies will as well. That is why it is crucial to … More 8 Years Later: Evaluating Obama’s Economy
Hillary Clinton: perhaps one of the most liked and most disliked people ever in U.S. politics. Democrats love her. Republicans despise her. As she runs for president in 2016, she is the second least liked person ever to compete for the office–only beaten out in that regard by Donald Trump, who also happens to be … More “Hill No!” or “I’m with Her!”?
Donald Trump. The man is a phenomenon. He has toyed with the idea of running for president for years, but almost no one took him seriously. He was always the real estate mogul, the Apprentice boss, and America’s billionaire. Now he truly is running for President of the United States. Not only that–he is on … More On Trump
September 15, 2008. I remember waking up to see the news of the beginning of what would become the worst financial crash in decades. Lehman Brothers investment bank filed for bankruptcy (1). This news would set off a downward spiral of the financial markets. Banks were going belly side up. Investors were losing thousands of … More Recession & Recovery: How America Bounced Back
Throughout our nation’s history, Americans have had to spend large percentages of their income on essential goods and services. Essential food takes thousands out of one’s income. Rent or a mortgage takes even more. Education has become only more expensive over the decades. Health care costs have skyrocketed over time to levels far more than our … More Obamacare: Separating Fact from Fear