Category Archives: Economics

Largest trade imbalance in nine years, biggest stock market drop in a decade, government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion… Is this the “tidal wave” of good economic news Trump was talking about?

As I took last night off, there’s a lot that we could talk about today. We could talk about he fact that our president, standing before a terrifyingly representative sample of what’s left of his base announced that those who refuse to applaud him are “un-American” and likely “treasonous”. Or we could talk about the […]

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Regardless of what you might hear, it hasn’t just been bonuses an pay raises since the GOP tax plan passed

While I fought against the Republican tax plan, I’m not personally against the idea of cutting taxes. I think, in certain instances, cutting taxes can make sense, especially in tough economic times, when those cuts are being directed at non-wealthy Americans, who are more likely to put the money they receive back into circulation, creating […]

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According to Mitch McConnell, many Kentuckians are getting “permanent pay raises” because of the Republican tax bill… Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a one

Earlier today, I got sent a tweet from Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He wanted to let me know that, because of the big corporate tax-giveaways that he and his fellow Republicans passed at the end of the year, a lot of folks, including “many” in my home state of Kentucky, had gotten “significant bonuses” and […]

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Paul Ryan justifies lower taxes on America’s most wealthy by reminding us that, contrary to what we might think, the Bangles are no longer culturally relevant

This week, the Republicans are supposed to be sharing the long-awaited details of their tax reform plan, which, according to those in the know, will likely be ‘a massive windfall’ for Americans most wealthy. And, in advance of the announcement, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has apparently been given the task of convincing us […]

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My thoughts on International Village

Yesterday, someone on Twitter called me out for being silent on the subject of International Village, the $350+ million dollar retail and housing development being proposed for Ypsilanti’s 36-acre Water Street property. According to this person, who was posting under a pseudonym, my silence on the matter was “deafening.” It’s something I’ve heard several times […]

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