• National Debt: Passed another marker
    The federal debt continues to grow with increases of billions each day, Nothing being done to address this serious long term threat. It is likely to worsen given all the talk about tax cuts and massive infrastructure spending, whatever that mean. The debt will hit $20 trillion before Mr. Obama leaves office in January, almost double since he took office. Quite a legacy.

  • Political Report Card
    Now the election is over , here are the latest grades for our government,

    Administration: Obama trying is still in disbelief over the results of the election and is trying to still do as much as possible to hamper the new Administration. He is more worried about whatever is called his legacy, soon to be unraveled, than he is helping. Call it sour grapes. He should go away. No one really cares or is listening. Grade: Remains at D minus.

    Senate: Republicans continue by some miracle to retained control over the Senate, a more than significant event. The bone-head move by the Democrats on the filibuster rule means open road on nominations for the most part. Look for many Senators trying to get in front of the camera. White House Control means not more excuses on passing legislation. Upgrade Grade: Grade B

    House: Republicans continue on their merry way. The results of the election mean pent up legislation frustration will be forthcoming. Look for lot of activity. House will be a leader and will temper the behavior to the new President. Upgraded Grade : Grade B minus

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  • Jack O. NutterJack O. Nutter is a Washington DC attorney and a principal in the consulting firm Nutter & Harris, specializing in political and strategic advice with notable experience in tax, energy, environmental and climate issues.

    Mr. Nutter was previously Tax Counsel to the US Senate Finance Committee and has been involved in several US presidential campaigns.

    He has been in private law practice and worked in the former Soviet Union, Europe and Africa for 15 years on private investment and government projects.

    He holds a Master of Laws (taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Arizona College of Law. He has been published in numerous tax journals and magazines.

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