Let The Battle Commence: State of the Union 2012

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

It’s one of the advantages of an incumbent US president: in an election year you give The State of the Union address in January and can promote yourself and your party with the whole of the country’s press listening in and no one to interrupt.   The tiny chamber of the House of Representatives is for [...]

It’s Economics Stupid – Why Congress Isn’t Working

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

As far as I could make out from Republican Party rhetoric, their primary goal in 2011 was to drastically reduce the US Federal Deficit, now soaring at around $15.23 trillion. That’s a great objective. The two most obvious ways to reduce the deficit are 1) to spend less and 2) bring in more tax revenues.  With a slow-growing economy higher tax [...]

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