Debt Ceiling

The Government Debt Paradox: Pick Your Poison

"Over the decades, the entire economy’s been warped by the constant expansion of government debt.  Take it away, and the economy crumbles.  Continue its current trajectory and the economy blows up. That’s the government debt paradox we presently live with.  Pick your poison.  Enjoy the ride!"

After The Storms Are Over: America Can't Afford To Rebuild

"There’s no meat left on that bone. There isn’t even a bone left. There’s only a debt-ridden mirage of a bone. If you’re looking to define the country in bumper-sticker terms, that’s it. A debt-ridden mirage. Which can only wait until it’s relieved of its suffering. Irma may well do that..."

The Era Of Complacency Is Ending

"The strategy of selling volatility has been so profitable that promoters tout it to investors as a source of 'steady, low-risk income'... Nothing could be further from the truth..."

Buchanan: "Why Trump Dumped The Do-Nothing Congress"

"If democracy, as Freedom House contends, is in global retreat, one reason may be that, in our new age, legislatures, split into hostile blocs checkmating one another, cannot act with the dispatch impatient peoples now demand of their rulers."

How Harvey And Irma Will Slam The US Economy: A Complete Walk Thru From BofA

Hurricane Harvey may end being the most expensive natural disaster in history (Irma damages estimates are still not available). Expect to see the sharply negative impact from Harvey in upcoming economic data, including jobless claims, manufacturing and consumer data, and eventually , GDP. Here's the full walk thru.

The Trump 'Eclipse Bottom'

"Trump seems to be sticking his foot in his mouth a lot less often these days... And with the recent debt ceiling deal with the Democrats, you could almost say he is acting Presidential... I think Trump staring at the Solar eclipse was the bottom for his Presidency."