Obamacare

The Obamacare 'Dilemma' In One Infographic

America’s healthcare system is at an inflection point, and no one really seems to know how to solve it. President-elect Donald Trump has consistently called to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act throughout his campaign, but many pundits see this as being a catch-22 for the incoming administration.

Waiting For The Trump Fiscal Stimulus To Hit? Forget About 2017

According to Goldman calculations, the likely phase in period for the Trump fiscal stimulus is the very end of 2017, if not early 2018 at the earliest: "Our preliminary expectation is that the growth effects from looser fiscal policy would be concentrated in Q4 2017 and the first half of 2018."

Carrier & The Slippery Slope

Time will tell whether this Carrier deal was just a symbolic line in the sand, or whether it is a sign of future government interventionist policies which will ultimately backfire. In the long run, the less government, the better.

"Things Have Tapered Off" - US Services Economy Jumps To 13-Month Highs But New Orders Stall

After spiking to 2016 highs in September/October, the US Services economy slipped lower in November according to Markit with signs of margin squeezes appearing as input cost inflation hits a 15-month high, but prices charged remained flat, and payrolls growth remains weak (well below average). However, ISM reported a big beat, with Services at the highest since Oct 2015 (despite a drop in new orders).

Trump Picks Vocal Obamacare Critic Tom Price As HHS Secretary

In a choice that confirms Trump's intentions to dismantle Obamacare, Reuters reports that President-elect Donald Trump will shortly announce he has chosen vociferous Obamacare critic Tom Price (R. Ga), an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, as his Health and Human Services secretary to help him overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Former CNN Anchor Lays Out Rules For Covering Trump - "Be Relentless"

"The next president comes to office with a disturbing disregard for the cacophonous freedom of the press that is part of the Constitution he will swear to uphold. The president-elect talked a lot about protecting the Second Amendment. He should start with the First. Our most basic freedoms are at stake."

The Obama Erasure: "He Came Bearing Hope, He Leaves Full Of Fear"

Whatever precise form Mr Trump’s administration takes, we know this: Mr Obama’s legacy will be purged. In many cases all it will take is the stroke of Mr Trump’s pen. The Obama erasure will go far deeper than undoing domestic laws, or foreign deals.