Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
—Ronald Reagan, 1981

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AUG 25
Gary Cohn Lays Out What Trump Wants from Tax Reform
Trump Wants ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Increase
Pelosi: Dems In No Hurry to Help GOP with Debt Ceiling
Fed Chair Yellen Set to Deliver What Could Be Historic Speech in Jackson Hole
US Taxpayers Spent $50 Million for Luxury Cars, Guns, & Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officers
Feds Waste Nearly $200,000 Analyzing Tweets About E-Cigarettes
Sears Is Closing 28 More Kmart Stores
AUG 23
Wall St Banks Warn Downturn Coming
Trump Says US Will ‘Probably’ End NAFTA
Over $6 Million in Social Security Benefits Stolen From Bank Accounts
Wal-Mart to Enter Voice-Shopping Market Via Google Platform
AUG 22
McConnell Vows to Raise U.S. Debt Ceiling
Steven Mnuchin, Mitch McConnell to Visit Fort Knox's Gold Stash
Take It from a Former Agent: No,It's Not Trump Bankrupting the Secret Service
Swing State Voters Grow Impatient for Manufacturing Jobs
How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized
AUG 18
OPM Officials Discuss Fed Workforce Reductions – HOLLY NOTE: This is several decades overdue. Their waste runs into the tens of billions as numerous agencies are doing the exact same work documented here and here and elsewhere, but they don't share findings with each other. Government has become a bloated stinking mess and this albatross is tied to our wallets. However, neither party despite big talk, ever takes the necessary axe to the problem because they might be hurting a political ally – or themselves.
Raising the Minimum Wage Leads Workers in These Industries to be Replaced By Robots
Feds Spend $438,699 Studying If ‘Gender Norms’ Make LGBTQ People Get Drunk
Contractors Warned to Prepare for Shutdown
AUG 17
Largest Federal Union Asks Congress, ‘Why Won’t You Fill the 49,000 Vacancies at the VA?’
Trump Effect: Atlanta Federal Reserve Projects 3.8% GDP Growth for Q3
USA Begins NAFTA Negotiations
Bank of England in New Alert Over Car Finance Dangers: Unexpected Fall in Sales Leading to Dealers Offering Increasingly High-Risk Deals
AUG 16
All Jobs in UK Must Be Open to Flexible Working, Says Equality Watchdog: Agency Calls for Law to Allow Anyone to Demand Part-Time Hours
If a Top Trump Aide Leaves, It Could 'Start a Run on the Bank'
Liberal Coalition Launches 'Stop Trump Tax Cuts' Website
AUG 15
Say Goodbye to Your Safe Deposit Box
Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets
AUG 14
“Junkie’s Dilemma” Trade Wars with China Start Monday: Major Economic Shock Possible
State of Retail: JCPenny Plunges, Now a “Penny” Stock; Amazon to Blame? – HOLLY NOTE: We've been Amazon Prime members since when it only cost $25/year to join to ship everything free. No tax. Now it's $100 + tax. It bothers us, bigly – courtesy Trump lexicon – that Amazon has its tentacles into vastly more facets of business from when it started as a book distributor. They're making Walmart look ridiculously small. A few decads back people got all up in arms about the depth and breadth of Sam Walton's business growth. Now they'll have to get their giddyup on just to catch up. Amazon, which should have been more aptly named BEHEMOTH, is now into the grocery industry, a cargo airline, banking and competing with HBO and Showtime for making original movies. Where next? Amazon used to be sales tax free – a huge draw for us on principle. For the past couple of years we get charged local sales tax because we could drive into town to their warehouse and pick up an ordered product, which we don't have time to do and was a main draw for initially joining Amazon. Plus their IA, Alexa, wants to be all up in your privacy. Third, they're putting many brick-and-mortar stores out of business. As kids, Stan and I spent countless hours hovering over actual books, both in the local library and stores like Waldenbooks and Borders. Yes, I can order Levis at a discount from Amazon, but only after visiting an actual store to see what fits best because this year's style has changed from last year's even though they might be advertised as the same product. So will let our Amazon membership of a baker's dozen years plus expire. Not supporting a behemoth that's burying brick-and-mortars. As an addendum, we're not the only ones, real paper books are making a comeback and e-books are taking a back seat.
Walmart Beats Amazon
Fourth Turning's Neil Howe Fears "Strong Parallels" Between 1930s and Today: "It's Going to Be a Rollercoaster Ride"
Obama EPA Employees Earned Overtime Pay Without Justification
US Launches Quiet Crackdown on Cryptocurrencies
Money Laundering Scandal at Australia’s Largest Bank Triggers Another Call for Ban of Cash
War on Cash Proposals in Australia: Microchip Expiring $100 Bills, Forcing People to Keep Receipts
Related: Is Australia on the Brink of Becoming a Completely Cashless Society?
70% of Chinese Pay Cash to Buy Australian Homes, Sparking Money-Laundry Worry
Mexico Fast Becoming the US's Largest Market for Energy Exports, Report Says
AUG 11
12 Critical Events That Are Going to Happen Over a 40 Day Period from August 21st to September 30th
Trump Takes Action: 9,000 Federal Employees Slashed in First 6 Months
Surge in Bitcoin Value Alarms Defense and Intelligence Agencies Fighting Crime on ‘Dark Web’
NAFTA’s ‘Broken Promises’: These Farmers Say They Got The Raw End of Trade Deal
Cryptos Going Mainstream
Russia Aims to Cut Dependence on U.S. Payment Systems
Great Again: 1.1 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps
Optimism of Small-Business Owners at Highest Level Seen in Decade
China Will Use Blockchain to Collect Taxes
209,000 Jobs Created in July, vs 183,000 Jobs Expected, Unemployment Drops to 4.3%
Record 153,513,000 Employed in July; 62.9% Labor Force Participation
Greenspan: Bond Bubble About to Break Because of 'Abnormally Low' Interest Rates
'The Bull Market Could Continue Forever' — Strategist Jim Paulsen Outlines Conditions
Los Angeles in Bankruptcy – Both “Virtually” and in Reality
LA Faces City Services Bankruptcy: Where Did the Money Go?
The Slowdown in Wage Growth Masks Good News for Americans Who Struggle the Most – HOLLY NOTE: Underscores the necessity to not admit more unskilled immigrants who would be qualified only to fill these jobs, taking them from deserving, less advantaged Americans.
Trump to Launch Trade War With China on Friday, Beijing Vows Retaliation
Winners And Losers…
Stephen Miller Slams New York Times for Supporting Low-Skilled Foreigners over US Workers
6,300+ Stores Are Shutting Down - Here's the List
Chicago Public Schools to Pay $850 Million in Interest on $500 Million Loan
Venezuela’s Cash Is Now Worth Less Than Currency in ‘World of Warcraft’
Focus Moves to Taxes as Treasury Secretary Touts Simple and Fairer Tax Reform
EPA Employee Who Says She’s Quitting Over Trump’s Budget Is Eligible for Retirement – Earned $250,000, with $64,000 Bonus
Federal Indictment Alleges Chrysler and UAW Execs Stole Millions from Employee Training Programs
Dollar Inches Up from 2-1/2 Year Low Vs Euro; Focus on U.S. Data
It's Your Money But You Can’t Have It: EU Proposes Account Freezes to Halt Bank Runs
Treasury Nixes Struggling Obama-Era Government-Run Retirement Program
Greek Debt Crisis People Can’t See Any Light at the End of Any Tunnel
Nearly All States See Increase in Jobs
Total Government and Personal Debt in the U.S. Has Hit $41 Trillion ($329,961.34 Per Household)
Amazon Hosts Robotics Competition to Figure Out How to Replace 230,000 Warehouse Workers
The Globalist One World Currency Will Look a Lot Like Bitcoin
Trump Rockin' New Jobs: Foxconn Unveils $10 Billion Investment in Wisconsin During White House Event
Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan to Create 1.5 Million New Jobs Goes on Hiring Spree to Fill 50,000 Jobs
August 1, 2017 Starts the Most Dangerous 90 Days in American History
Dow Closes at Record High after Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, Boeing Jumps
Republicans Toy with Misguided Tax on the First Amendment
Bill Blain: "Dovish Fed and Positive Earnings: Buy Stocks... the Crash Is Still 2 Months Away"
Gov't Spends Over $3M to Stop 'Microaggressions' and 'Lack of Diversity'
Bank of England Warns of "Spiral of Complacency" Over Soaring Consumer Debt
A Mystery Investor Has Made a $262 Million Bet the Stock Market Will Crash By October
Tax Reform Must Include 'Death Tax' Repeal
Why Is Tax Reform So Hard?
Democrats Unveil Their New Vision, and It's All About the Economy – HOLLY NOTE: As seen during Obama's 8 years, their idea was to replace high-paying full-time careers with part-time jobs, force companies to institute failing, wallet-busting ObamaCare and redistribute wealth. They'll need to aim a lot higher with a better plan than using a cumbersome slogan borrowed from Papa John's.
Feds Spending $32,000 for Poetry Slams, Puppet Shows in Hyderabad
Deep State Alert
The Meltdown in Venezuela's Currency Is Deepening
What to Do with Your Cash?
Small Farmers Push for USDA Reforms
Trump Axes 860 Obama Regulations, 179 from ‘Secret’ List
Food Stamp Use Falls to Lowest Level in 7 Years
Globally, More Name U.S. Than China as World’s Leading Economic Power
More U.S. Households Are Renting Than at Any Point in 50 Years
Anti-Poverty CEOs Paid $4.8 Million Total
House Unveils Budget That Balances, Achieves $9 Billion Surplus, Increases GDP to 2.6%
Foreigners Snapping up U.S. Homes
Trump Renews Push for Trade, Tax Reform
Cryptocurrencies Go on Sale
China’s WeChat and Alipay Leads World into Cashless Society
95% of Europeans Reject EU Efforts to "De-Cash" Their Lives
Navigating Through the Storms: "I'm Losing My Sense of Outrage"
Guess What Happens In States Where Food Stamp Recipients Have to Work
Is California Bailing Out Tesla Through the Backdoor? Tesla Will Lose Federal Subsidies; So Something Big Needs to Be Done
Russia & China Declare All Out War on US Petrodollar — Prepare for Exclusive Trade in Gold
Donnelly Family Business Scrubs Mexican Plant from Website – Indiana Democrat Sold Stock in Company after Called Out for Outsourcing Hypocrisy
Trump Effect: Confidence in Personal Finances Hits 4-Year High
Republican Congress Putting Pork Back in Trump’s Budget
Feds Spend $373,522 to Put Subliminal Cigarette Warnings in Video Games
And $224,999 on ‘Clean Water’ Video Game
If You Think Those Soda Taxes Are About the ‘Obesity Epidemic,’ Think Again
VISA Looking to Help Small Businesses Go Cashless
Fed's Yellen Doesn't Believe Trump's 'MAGAnomics' Will Be Enough to Get Economic Growth to 3%
Another Fleeing Corporate Giant: Connecticut Is Facing a Business Migration Crisis Due to Extremely High Taxes
Fed Is Prepared to Act Against Wells Fargo If Warranted, Yellen Says
Everything at This New Online Grocery Store, Brandless, Costs $3
Social Security Unfunded Liabilities Rise to $12.5 Trillion, According to Trustees Report
CBO: Trump's Budget Would Reduce Deficit But Wouldn't Balance Like White House Promised
Stock Market Up 17% Since Trump Election
Jobless Claims Fall to 247,000, Total Benefits at Low Streak
Macy's Just Signaled the End of Department Stores As We Know Them
Venezuela's Currency So Devalued Cops Demand Colombian Peso Bribes
"Canada Is in Serious Trouble" Again, and This Time It's for Real
Seattle to Vote on Implementing Income Tax on Just the Wealthy
5 Worst Fiscally Managed States in the USA
Things Are So Bad in Venezuela That People Are Rationing Toothpaste
Americans Who Can’t Afford Their Homes Up 146%
G-20 Shut Trump Out on Climate, Strike Deal on Trade
The Economist: "Get Ready for a World Currency By 2018"
Banking Could Be at Historic Turning Point with Successful Stress Tests
The Rise and Fall (But Mostly Fall) of the Border Adjustment Tax
Safeguards Against Another Subprime Crisis Changed How Banks Do Business
Mexican State Wants Ford to Pay $65M for Canceled Plant
SMASH: Job Growth Surges By 222,000, WAY Above Expectations
Here's What the June Unemployment Rate Is Not Telling You About Job Losses
U.S. Hiring Accelerates While Wage Growth Stays Flat
Trump Says Mexico Should ‘Absolutely’ Pay for Border Wall
Voter Confidence in Economic Fairness Jumps to New High
U.S. Trade Balance Improves in May as Deficit with China, Europe Shrinks
ADP Employment Disappoints - No Manufacturing Jobs Gained in June
Maxine Waters: Ben Carson 'Doesn't Care About People in Public Housing'
Manufacturing Booming
Dow Jumps 130 Points, Hits All-Time High
Trump Doubts the Media Will Cover the 'Really Great Numbers on Jobs & the Economy'
Maine Nonemergency Functions Shut Down in Budget Standoff
Gas Hasn't Been This Cheap on the 4
th of July Since 2005
America Celebrates 4th of July with Burger Prices at 3-Year Lows
Americans Will Spend About $1 Billion on Beer This 4th of July
"Colleges Are Preparing Kids for an Economy That No Longer Exists" as They Continue to Scam Parents And Students
Trump Administration Will Rewrite Obama-Era Overtime Rule
The Obama Years in 9 Charts
Market Crash Coming – Insiders Run
Ron Paul: Not a 'Shock' If Stocks Fall 25% and Gold Soars 50% by Oct.
If Congress Can't Pass a Budget, Republicans Should Cancel August Recess
Illinois Taxoholics Wear Down Governor: Massive Tax Hikes in the Works
Illinois Will Collapse in 3…2….1….. Judge Rules State Must Start Paying $293 Million Toward Medicaid Bills
Looking for a Lifeline, Puerto Rico Gov. Downplays Debt Crisis as It Tries for Statehood
NYC’s 'Decaying' Transit System to Get Extra $1B for Repairs