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Reading the press following Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s testimony to the House Financial Services Committee committee last Wednesday, one would have been convinced that the Federal Reserve was going to cut rates by the end of July. It was largely portrayed as being as certain as death and taxes. And while the odds are better […]
In the odd but true category, equity markets again reacted negatively to a positive jobs report. Despite the negative equity market reaction, this job report is good news for the economy and you. Hear more on today’s Solutionomics podcast where you get real news and insight into the events shaping the nation’s economy, financial markets, […]
As President Trump prepared to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, most American analysts were focused on whether Trump would make a trade deal with China or play hardball and be willing to walk away from a deal. Importantly, some incorrectly assumed that Xi was ready to make […]
Unlike the president of China, Donald Trump is not president for life. This and the political realities of facing reelection in the 2020 presidential election will likely force Trump into eventually making a deal with China. The recent escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China has investors, companies and Americans on edge, and for […]
Less than 12 months after seeing its corporate tax rate slashed by Congress, General Motors (GM) announced it will lay off 14,000 workers. That doesn’t exactly fit the script some in Congress and the president laid out when pressing for passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late 2017. Either out of embarrassment or […]
Some in Congress are pushing for what they are calling “Tax Reform 2.0.” Americans should reply with a loud and clear “Two-point no!” Tax Reform 2.0 would be add insult to injury, piling even more debt on Americans while the impact on wage growth of the already passed tax reform is falling well short of […]
President Trump hailed an agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in which the EU would buy more American products, work to lower tariffs on industrial goods and halt implementation of additional tariffs in the interim. While that provides some hope, remember that the president previously hailed an agreement with China in which it would buy more American goods […]
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] President Trump is reportedly considering giving an estimated $100 billion tax cut on the capital gains realized from the sale of assets such as stocks and bonds. It is estimated that $63 billion would go to a select 0.1 percent or approximately 140,000 Americans out of the approximately […]
China’s retaliatory tariffs will provide fodder for those arguing against tariffs. However, China’s automobile industry has proven they can be effective while former President Reagan’s quotas on Japanese vehicles proved quoatas can also work. What is indisputable is that with a more than $375 billion goods trading deficit with China, something needs to be done. The question isn’t […]
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