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Will Trump Do What Reagan Couldn't?

Reagan was only in office for a few months when he began to feel the slime and grime upon him. He and key members of his team – who were firmly and honestly committed to cutting back the reach of Big Government – found that almost nobody was on their team. The wasteful spending increased during Reagan’s two terms. Will Donald J. Trump do what Reagan couldn’t?

The Scenic Route To Hell

Regardless of who won the American presidential election, market collapses, debt defaults and an eventual currency collapse were baked in the cake. It’s safe to say that, should they occur in the next four years, as would seem likely, they would be blamed on the president, as they would happen on his watch. This being the case, in addition to the fact that conservative thinkers are aging and being replaced by collectivists, it’s very likely that the US is looking at its last Republican president.

Memo To Trump: "Action This Day!"

“Action this day!” was the scribbled command of Prime Minister Churchill on his notepads in World War II. This should be the motto of the first months of a Trump presidency.

Surging Bond Yields Signalling Pain Not Growth Ahead For US Economy

Government bond yields are surging not because growth will skyrocket in the US, but because they know that US debt under Trump will rise even faster than under Obama, reflecting the higher perceived risk of a potential default from considerably higher debt levels.

The Boredom Before The Storm

With all the surprising and/or disturbing things going on – Brexit, China’s soaring debt, US/Russia/China saber rattling, the, um, unique US presidential race, the cyber attack that shut down big parts of the US Internet – you’d think that an unsettled world would be reflected in skittish financial markets. Instead we’re getting the opposite...

Risk Of "Mass Exodus" Of Doctors From Medicare Looms

If faced with increased reporting and administrative burdens, declining reimbursements and new payment arrangements that put their income at risk, many doctors - especially independent practitioners - may feel that they simply can't afford to participate in Medicare any more. One recent survey of physicians found nearly 40-percent expect a "mass exodus" from Medicare over MACRA. Given the predicted shortage of doctors over the next decade and an aging population, this would be disastrous.

While Media Obsesses Over Pussy-Gate, US Debt Soars To $19.7 Trillion

The US government’s debt level has soared to just a hair under $19.7 trillion. To give it some context, that’s up over $170 billion in just eight business days.... the fastest pace in 13 months. It’s almost as if Barack Obama is intentionally and desperately trying to breach the $20 trillion mark before he leaves office in January.