The solution to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis isn’t statehood — it’s default

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In an overwhelming majority, Puerto Rican citizens recently voted in favorof becoming the 51st U.S. state. According to poll results, nearly 97 percent of Puerto Ricans were in favor of statehood. Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, declared the results a clear victory in favor of becoming a state — the solution he preferred. In a televised speech after announcing the results, he said, … Read More

Amazon Prime Discount Warns of a Subsidized Nation

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Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers by offering a nearly 50% discount for those on government assistance. Instead of paying $10.99 per month for Amazon Prime, customers with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card will be able to enjoy Prime for only $5.99 per month. Is this a benevolent attempt to help those in need? Not likely. Cashing … Read More

What Populism Means for the Stock Market

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In recent months, populist sentiment has sprung a few surprises, including the election of President Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Although some populist policies may prove economically sound, those producing trade wars could be a threat. The current mood among populists in the U.S and Europe can be traced back to the global financial crisis … Read More

Live Long and Prosper: Be True to Yourself in Retirement

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The Employee Benefit Research Institute has released its twenty-seventh annual Retirement Confidence Survey. The findings from this survey coupled with some other disturbing headlines in regards to the perilous condition of our nation’s pension system have laid credence to all the anecdotal evidence that I have been yelling and screaming about on the show for almost two decades. I would … Read More

Please Do Not Feed The Food Stamp Program

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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

Obama Doubles Down On Iranian Nuke Deal

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“Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some sort of war — maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon,” President Barack Obama told roughly 200 people in his speech at American University. The president used the speech to scorn most of the critics of his pending deal with Iran. In … Read More

Trumped up: Greatest GOP debate God ever created will be huge!

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America! Are you ready? On Aug. 6, 2015, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, airing live on Fox News from the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, the most colossal audience in cable news history will view the first Republican debate of 2015, the political event of a lifetime. If you’re Donald Trump. The current face of the Republican Party will command … Read More

Experts question if Trump can go the distance

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No matter how Donald Trump performs in  the Fox News/Facebook GOP debate, in the aftermath his campaign will begin to move into another phase. His competitors are about to start shooting back. And how he handles criticism and the inevitable setbacks of a long campaign will make all the difference in whether his surge continues. So far, Trump has seemed like the only player in the game, based on media … Read More

Great Uber Debate Unfolds in New York City

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There’s an old joke that a New Yorker learns to drive by raising an arm and hailing a taxi, but it’s quickly becoming ancient lore. Like many cities around the world, New York’s taxi industry is facing a crippling blow from the surging popularity of Uber. The difference in this city was the fierce battle going on between Uber and … Read More

Hillary Clinton Wants More Cowbell

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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