The Puerto Rico disaster continues on all these months later as the U.S. island territory still struggles with lack of power and water shortages, while the U.S. mainland efforts to help have either been insufficient or rife with ineptitude and corruption.
In these hyper-partisan times, it seems that even legislation that’s already been settled on continues to create a divide among Americans. The Trump tax plan was controversial when it passed in late 2017 and the effects have yet to be truly felt, but a recent poll by the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans are (more…)
President Donald Trump’s administration is currently working to change the policy regarding Medicaid eligibility. Specifically, the new rules would allow individual states to introduce Medicaid work requirements in order to receive funding. However, Kansas’ welfare reform has shed some light on potential flaws with the Trump Medicaid plan. According to the Trump administration proposal, each (more…)
President Donald Trump’s first year in office has not been a satisfying one for the American people. According to management consulting company Gallup, Inc., President Trump’s 2017-2018 approval rating is only 38.4%. This is the lowest average approval rating for a president’s first year since the company began measuring said rating in 1945–the same year (more…)
It’s only 10 months until the midterm elections and the Democrats in Congress might be shooting themselves in the foot. According to a recent poll, most Americans think it is more important to avoid a government shutdown than pass a bill to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Maybe President Donald Trump isn’t that great of a dealmaker after all. On Friday, the U.S. government shutdown after Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement on a stopgap bill. Sixty votes were needed to keep the government open for four weeks, but votes for the spending bill came up (more…)
One promise Donald Trump had during his campaign trail was to be more forgiving on corporate and personal income taxes if he won. Trump’s pro-business views resulted in stock markets trading higher in new all-time-high territory. Trump made his plan a reality when he signed off on the new tax reform bill on December 22.
U.S. Dollar Decline in 2018 The U.S. dollar decline in 2018 has already begun following 2017, the first full year of Donald Trump’s presidency and the currency’s worst year since 2003. The greenback’s value has already fallen two percent this year and is now trading at its lowest level in three years. Meanwhile, Europe’s economy (more…)
The Illinois financial crisis is not yet over. The state government is in debt, with $9.0 billion in unpaid bills that the state has already received, and $7.5 billion in unpaid bills that the government has yet to receive. So, the total unpaid bills for Illinois add up to $16.5 billion. This giant backlog of bills tripled (more…)
Self-identified liberals crossed a major milestone, gaining on conservatives and being separated by less than 10 digits for the first time in the history of the polls conducted by Gallup, Inc. Part of the reason that more Americans are coming out as liberals and conservatives are on the wane is likely due to the polarizing (more…)