• National Debt: Passed another marker
    The federal debt is estimated at $19,173,113,323,000 as of February 1 and increases billions each day, After a trend of yearly increases, the CBO has stated the deficit will increase in each and every year Nothing being done to address this serious long term threat. The Administration does not care and Congress remains cowardly.

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

    Administration: Obama trying to do as much as possible on his own. No one really cares or is listening. Grade: Remains at D minus.

    Senate: Republicans continue to stumble along as budget and debt deal last year gave up past gains. Energy bill would be a plus if it meant anything. Grade: Grade C minus

    House: Republicans have new Speaker, clean slate but many in ranks still unhappy. Progress on issues not likely. Downgraded Grade : Grade C minus

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

    I have developed a three-part series on what is wrong with the tax system and suggestions to fix it. Not your usual plan but one making choices to improve the system. Become tax czar with me for a day and suggest your changes with some unexpected ideas.

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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.