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How Trump Can Keep the Economy at 3% Growth

Americans received good news this week: The economy, as measured by gross domestic product, grew at a 3 percent rate in the second quarter of 2017. President Donald Trump has made sustained 3 percent economic growth the key target of “MAGAnomics.” To be a success, that initiative will have to improve the economy enough that 3 percent growth becomes a typical quarterly growth rate, not a better than average one. While many news outlets have focused on the role of consumption in driving quarterly GDP growth, policymakers should look further upstream. Investment is where future consumption comes from. The jobs that investment creates lead to higher future demand, and the goods that investment creates lead to higher future supply. The good news is that private investment grew at a 3.6 percent rate in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Evidence Suggests Charter Schools in New York City Succeeding With Less Funding

In July, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a deal with state legislators: The mayor would retain control of city schools for two more years in exchange for a commitment to increase the number of charter schools. It’s no secret to New Yorkers that de Blasio opposes charter schools—public schools that typically operate independent of traditional school districts—and he has engaged in high-profile efforts to slow charter school growth. But new research suggests that what The New York Times calls his “unwritten concession” on charter schools may work out well for taxpayers and students. According to a new University of Arkansas report, taxpayers in New York City spend $4,888 less per student on public charter schools than district schools. This disparity accounts for “in-kind services” that charter schools receive, such as sharing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Department of Education, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Trump’s Reversal of Obama Pay Gap Rule Is Good News for Women, Minorities

The Trump administration put a stop this week to an Obama-era rule that would have hurt the wage and employment prospects of all workers, and would have harmed women and minorities the most. The rule would have required companies with 100 or more workers to report detailed salary information to government bureaucrats by sex, race, job category, and other factors. As innocuous as additional reporting requirements may sound, the way in which the Department of Labor and lawyers would have used this information would have backfired on those workers that were the policies’ targets. The purported goal of the rule was to close the widely misinterpreted gender wage gap and empower workers to identify and sue their employers for alleged discrimination in pay and promotions. The Department of Labor was planning to use information … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

In Hurricane Harvey Response, Congress Must Avoid the Mistakes of Sandy

As the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey begin to recede, focus will shift to the costs of cleanup and recovery. There are already rumblings that Congress will look to pass a “Superstorm Sandy” type emergency funding package that could provide billions of dollars in federal aid to affected communities. Anytime a natural disaster or unforeseen crisis occurs, there is pressure on lawmakers to help. Ensuring the health and safety of those directly impacted by the storm is a top national priority. However, Congress must learn from mistakes of the past and carefully prioritize any additional funding provided for relief and recovery, and take steps to mitigate the costs of future disasters within current budget constraints. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved two separate bills that appropriated $60 billion toward relief efforts. All … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Progressive, Heal Thyself By Ted Rall

Many progressives are stupid. Unless they get smart soon, “The Resistance” to Donald Trump will fail, just like everything else the Left has tried to do for the last 40 years. … Read entire article »

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Helpful NYC mayor saves investigators time, clears self of wrongdoing

Helpful NYC mayor saves investigators time, clears self of wrongdoing

**Written by Doug Powers Just how pro-law enforcement is NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio? SO pro-law enforcement that he assists with their investigations to save them some time: Call off the investigation! **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

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