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Stocks Sink As Tax-Reform-Deal Anxiety Rises

With McCain in hospital and now Lee and Rubio questioning the child-care credit, markets are showing some anxiety about just how “done deal” this deal really is… GOP SENATOR LEE UNDECIDED WHETHER TO SUPPORT TAX BILL; SEEKS CHANGES TO CHILD TAX CREDIT – AIDE: RTRS LEE AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR RUBIO WANT TO MAKE MORE OF […]

These Are The Top 5 Legislative Issues That Could Force The Next Government Shutdown

House Republicans successfully managed to kick the can down the road (if only for two weeks) when they managed to pass a two-week extension last week of the continuing resolution that had been funding the government since September. But after overcoming obstacles created by Democrats and conservative Republicans – with each camp pushing for priorities […]

The Zealous Pursuit Of State-Sponsored Collapse

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon via Acting-Man.com, When Bakers Go Fishing Government intervention into a nation’s economy is as foolish as attempting to control the sun’s rise and fall by law or force.  But that doesn’t mean governments don’t meddle each and every day with the best – and worst – of intentions.  The United […]

Weekend Reading: Recession Risk Hidden In Tax Bill

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since the election, equity bulls have been pinning their hopes on “tax cuts” as the needed injection to support currently elevated stock prices. Stocks have advanced sharply since the election on these expectations, and while earnings have recovered, primarily due to the rise in oil prices, whatever economic growth […]

House Set To Vote On Stopgap Spending Bill Tomorrow

Update (5:30 pm ET): House Republicans are moving ahead with a plan to avoid a shutdown after the House Rules Committee approved a rule change that will allow Republicans to bring a two-week stopgap plan up for a floor vote Thursday, allowing the senate until end-of-day Friday to avoid a shutdown. The plan helped Speaker […]

John McCain Begs For More Twitter Followers… Internet Says ‘No’

Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lost almost 20,000 Twitter followers after asking his supporters to boost his following base. McCain tweeted on Monday, that his Twitter account was 74 followers short of 3 million, and asked his followers to “spread the word” to reach this “big milestone!” We're only 74 Twitter followers away from […]

In Dramatic Reversal, Top Senate Republicans Now Want To Repeal AMT They Passed Just Days Ago

When we laid out the key highlights of the Senate tax plan passed just before 2am on Saturday morning, we made one thing clear: nobody had read the massive 479-page bill which had several pages with handwritten revisions in the margin. I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote. […]

Ron Paul: Good News, Young Americans Want A New Political Party

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties – the Republicans and Democrats are […]

Pat Buchanan Explains “Little Rocket Man’s Risky Game”

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, In the morning darkness of Wednesday, Kim Jong Un launched an ICBM that rose almost 2,800 miles into the sky before falling into the Sea of Japan. North Korea now has the proven ability to hit Washington, D.C. Unproven still is whether Kim can put a miniaturized nuclear warhead […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Being An Idiot

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, There are many things that could be said about the GOP tax bill.  But one thing is certain.  It has been a great show. Obviously, the time for real solutions to the debt problem that’s ailing the United States came and went many decades ago.  Instead of addressing the […]