The last time Senate Dems passed a budget was in April, 2009. You could have flown to the moon and back 179 times during that period.
Democrats got away with political murder, sneaking revenue increases with no attached spending cuts past a usually vigilant Republican majority in the House.
Unemployment, labor force participation, food stamp usage, disability claims, GDP growth, federal debt, and the numbers of people paying income taxes and collecting welfare are not good.
A proper measure of “growth” would be counting up the total value of things a society produces, rather than purchases.
States should abolish lotteries like Mega Millions and Powerball. Lotteries take advantage of those who least understand the odds and can least afford to pay.
Baby Boomers putting off retirement + slow job market growth = one bleak future for millennials. But, there are few ways to improve your prospects.
by Jack Fischl
by Brian Garst
The Dow Jones hit 14,000 on Friday for the first time in five years. Unfortunately this latest rally has been driven by cheap money more than anything else.