Berg: After historic tax hike, the real pain has just begun

Berg: After historic tax hike, the real pain has just begun By Austin Berg | Illinois News Network Jul 13, 2017 Shutterstock photo The infamous budget impasse is over. But rather than rejoice, Illinoisans should recoil. The pain that washed over Illinois’ most vulnerable residents as the state stiffed service providers for more than two …

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The Federal Reserve Can’t Fix This

The Fed Can’t Fix This By Briton Ryle Written Monday, July 17, 2017 I wouldn’t be Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank if you paid me (and I’m pretty sure it’s a paying gig, so that’s how much I would never do it). Because it’s basically an impossible job. At least, the dual mandate is an …

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West Wing Reads July 19, 2017

“Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction” – Ron Nixon, The New York Times The New York Times details how the United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun preliminary preparations to begin construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. Last week, the House appropriations committee approved spending $1.6 billion to get started …

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