Robert Young's Blog – June 2017 Archive (5)

Fair's Fare

Mulvaney justified cutting the social safety net, and the scientific one too, by describing this budget as "taxpayer friendly". Clearly, a swipe at Romney's 47% diatribe.

Well, here's some factoids. The current income tax is the result of the 16th amendment. The first tax levels

Later that year, Congress enacted the Revenue Act of 1913. The tax ranged from 1%…
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Added by Robert Young on June 13, 2017 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Push Me, Pull You

One of the most predictable, and (of course) predicted, results of Brexit would be inflation. The UK gets a lot of widgets from the EU, and the Pound has dropped more than a bit (13%, as of the article). As mentioned many times in these missives, inflation has three forebears:

- demand pull

- cost push

- wage push

The Right Wingnuts always attribute any bit of…

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Added by Robert Young on June 12, 2017 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

John The Baptist

Or some sort of speaker in tongues. McCain's clearly gone senile.

Here's a juicy take.

Added by Robert Young on June 8, 2017 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Minority Report

Much pundit bloviating, especially from the Left, over the last few weeks has centered on three subjects: the incompetence of Donald J. Quisling's governance, the lack of legislative accomplishment, and approval in the 30 percents. The conclusion? Donald J. Quisling isn't getting anything done. If you're any kind of quant or macro policy analyst (other than the au courant tsunami of customer manipulation applications), you would be quite wrong to feel complacent. Donald J. Quisling is doing…

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Added by Robert Young on June 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Thought For The Day - 1 June 2017

Ya think the shit kickers in West Virginia, and elsewhere, might be feeling a tad betrayed? Or, are they really so stupid that Guns, God, and Abortion will keep them loving Donald J. Quisling?



When Budget Director Mick Mulvaney assumed the podium in the White House briefing room last week and previewed the administration's 2018 budget, Heather Block's fears quickly…
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Added by Robert Young on June 1, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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Go Big or Go Home

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Waiting And Seeing

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Leaving the Purple House

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As Luck Would Have It

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