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  • 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 hits $20 trillion as Mr. Obama is finally gone, almost double since he took office. Quite a legacy and will be a drag as interest rates climb.

  • Political Report Card
    Now that Mr. Trump and has been in office a few months , here are the latest grades for our government,

    Administration: It is hard to grade the Administration but of the multiple missteps, the erratic behavior of Mr. Trump and the self-inflected political blunders. In certain, the Administration is making needed progress in certain areas but has failed or make progress on any major legislative initiative. The entire Russian-Comey-battle royal with the press-fill in the blank scandal could have been fill in the blank could have been avoided with a bit of common sense and political foresight. Mr Trump needs to stop being so sensitive and feling slighted at every move and get off the stupid twitter. Grade: Down to D plus.

    Senate: Republicans are in the drivers seat have failed to move the needle on almost everything except The Gorsch nomination. Where are the votes on tax reform, health care, spending, Rolling back Obama regulation has been a plus but not enough.back seat. Venom and obstruction from the liberals is not productive for the country The country expect action, not excuses. Grade: Grade C

    House: The House has moved somethings along, including the roll back of regulations. Did at least vote on health care, even though a bit awkward. regulation Tax Bill passage is a must. Remaining Grade : Grade B

  • 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.