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?
“It’s morning in America.” -President Ronald Reagan Things are looking up for Americans. Overall the domestic economy is in solid shape. Gross domestic product is steady. Jobs are growing with population growth. Unemployment and inflation are holding steadily low. The stock market seems to hit a new record every quarter. Consumer confidence is high. Sounds … More The Boom Goes Bust: Coming Soon?
Obamacare may be changed in the near future, but not by the party that drafted it. Congressional Republicans currently seek to alter the Affordable Care Act (ACA)–otherwise known as Obamacare–by passing into law the American Health Care Act (AHCA)–coined by some as Republicare, Trumpcare, or Ryancare. While Republicare v. Obamacare compared those two bills against … More Saving Obamacare
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
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
The American Dream. The Land of Opportunity. Pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. These phrases often bring to mind thoughts of love and patriotism. They altogether represent the American fondness of its own economic system: capitalism. Regardless of increasing criticisms of capitalism, Americans still love it far more than other economic systems (1). So why … More The American Dream: Reality or Just…A Dream?