Christopher MarkowskiArticle, blaize, newsletter, Wall Street FraudLeave a Comment

It is not a matter of if.  It is a matter of when. Fire up the Flux Capacitor and the DeLorean, we are going on a trip.  Warning this trip might be very uncomfortable for many.  It could bring back memories of strife, anxiety and possibly remind us of some really regretful choices we had made in the past. We … Read More

GOP Tax Bill Is Full Of Uncertainty: Who Are Real Winners And Losers?

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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have unveiled their tax reform bill, claiming that it will aid economic growth. A recent Politico Morning Consult poll shows that the plan has garnered mixed support, mostly from small businesses, which are set to benefit from the proposed corporate tax rate reduction, and from parents, who are set to benefit from increasing … Read More

Tax Reform is a Game of Musical Chairs that will Hurt your 401(k)

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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump promised tax cuts. Today, he unveiled them. Yet regardless of those cuts, the IRS still must generate the same amount of revenues in order to avoid a deficit. So, instead of seeing tax cuts, we’ll see tax reform. Once the Danse Macabre music stops playing and everyone has claimed their chair, many Americans will … Read More

Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Roiled Stocks–But That’s Good For Value Investors

Christopher Markowskiblaize, In the NewsLeave a Comment

                  President Trump’s recent spat with North Korea has not only messed with many Americans and their feelings of security, it has also had a measurable effect on our economy. When Trump speaks, the world pays attention. The outsized effects of his words, regardless of your opinion of them, are clearly quantifiable. … Read More

If The GOP Whiffed On Healthcare, Expect the Same On Tax Reform

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After failing at their long-promised goal to repeal the taxes associated with ObamaCare, one has to wonder whether the Republican Party will succeed in implementing any tax reform at all. As William Gale of the Brookings Institution and Tax Policy Center told National Public Radio, “If Trump can’t line up support for healthcare, it’s going to be hard to see how … Read More

Please Do Not Feed The Food Stamp Program

Christopher Markowskiblaize, In the NewsLeave a Comment

The Republican Party in Oklahoma recently published a Facebook post that offended a lot of people and eventually prompted an apology. The post read: “The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 46 million people. Meanwhile, the National Park … Read More

Hillary Clinton Wants More Cowbell

Christopher Markowskiblaize, In the NewsLeave a Comment

Almost everyone remembers the iconic “more cowbell” SNL skit featuring Will Ferrel and Christopher Walken. No matter how obnoxious Will Ferrel’s cowbell thumping got, Christopher couldn’t get enough. After a long-winded speech calling for “more government” I’m surprised it wasn’t Hillary Clinton in that skit. Hillary Clinton’s got a fever, and the only prescription is more government. In a recent … Read More

How Lyndon Johnson and the Left Turned Us Into The United States of Welfare

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When various rankings of the best or worst presidents come out, they tend to list all of the usual suspects. However, I have yet to encounter a list that compiles and ranks the most consequential of presidents. One could argue that President Lyndon Johnson was the most consequential president in history and not for the better. Johnson announced his War … Read More