Browsing All Posts filed under »Economy«

A First Look At Energy Issues In Trump’s Budget

May 24, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal calls for a number of energy policy reforms, some good and some bad. Some of the highlights include opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, selling off some government-controlled oil reserves, reinvigorating Yucca Mountain’s nuclear waste management activities, divesting […]

Australian Politics – Newspoll: Budget Flop, Coalition Government Sinks

May 15, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Where the Liberal Party is mentioned here, this party is the political party from the conservative right side of the political fence, similar in nature and principles as the Republican Party in the U.S. whilst the Labor Party are similar to the Democratic Party. Malcolm Turnbull dropped Liberal principles to deliver […]

Australian Politics – “Pragmatic”. A New Word For A Prime Minister With No Convictions

May 14, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The media agrees. Malcolm Turnbull is being “pragmatic” with his Budget. That’s their kind of way of of saying he’s got no ideas and no fight and has given in to Labor. Check the log list of journalists now hailing his defeat as “pragmatism”. Paul Kelly: Turnbull has reinvented his government […]

Australian Politics – Hope For Prime Minister Turnbull: Evidently, We Like Higher Taxes

May 13, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may get away with this Budget, delivered last Tuesday night. Two polls suggest Australians actually like being taxed even more through a higher Medicare rebate. Or else, of course, they assume that higher tax means more handouts. Either way, it’s dispiriting. A 7News-ReachTel poll found 50.5 […]

Australian Politics – Bill Shorten’s Speech: 16 Spending Promises, Seven Tax Hits

May 12, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Federal Government Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered the annual Australian Budget on Tuesday Night. This is the response from Opposition leader, the Labor Party’s Leader Bill Shorten. Labor leader Bill Shorten last night gave a Budget reply speech that outspends and out-taxes even Malcolm Turnbull’s Government. From Shorten’s speech, these […]

Australian Politics – Why Voters Are Fed Up: Living Standards Don’t Rise

April 17, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ No wonder Australian voters have had it with the two main political parties: there has been no improvement in living standards since 2011. David Uren: There has not been such an extended period of stagnation in household incomes for 25 years, since the depths of Australia’s last recession, according to analysis […]

With Budget Plan, Trump Signals ‘Tough Love’ Approach To UN

March 18, 2017 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ The Trump administration is promising to reconsider America’s relationship with the United Nations, with the White House aiming to limit U.S. financial contributions to the global body, and to enact reforms. In his first action suggesting a new approach to the international organization, President Donald Trump released a budget proposal Wednesday […]