• 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. The Administration does not care and Congress remains cowardly. Last week the debt went over $19.5 trillion and will hit $20 trillion before Mr. Obama leaves office in January, almost double since he took office. Quite a legacy.

  • Political Report Card
    With Congress concentrating on the election, here are the latest grades for our government,

    Administration: Obama trying to do as much as possible on his own. He can do lots of damage in the remaining months. He just should go away. No one really cares or is listening. Grade: Remains at D minus.

    Senate: Republicans continue to stumble along as it is everyone man up for election on his own. Biggest issue left is funding after October 1.Who knows about a post election session. Energy bill would be a plus if it meant anything. Grade: Grade C minus

    House: Republicans continue on their merry way. The new Speaker keeps his dignity but little accomplishments. Progress on issues not likely. Downgraded Grade : Grade C minus

  • Tax Reform? What is it and How it should be!

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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.

    Reach Jack by e-mail here.