Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time under the new fed chair, Jerome Powell, to the rage of 1.5% to 1.75%. The Fed and the “experts” out there think that the Fed will for sure raise rates 3 times this year but I wouldn’t be too sure about that. I think there’s a good chance that the only other time rates will go up in 2018 is in December. Listen to this episode to find out my reasons behind this and what I think about Larry Kudlow as Trump’s new chief economic advisor.
President Trump recently announced a new 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Tariffs are a horrible policy and protectionism doesn’t work! It might save a few jobs in the very short term but long term it’s a major job killer! Protectionism makes our companies less innovative and actually leads to U.S. companies being less competitive overseas! This is exactly what we don’t need right now! Tariffs cause a lot of intended consequences and I mention many of them in this episode.
On Valentine’s Day, the worst school shooting took place with 17 people dead. Of course this issue has turned into a political football but there’s a simple solution…allow teachers to carry guns! All of these mass shootings occur at gun free zones! We need to eliminate the gun free zones! It’s really quite simple because criminals don’t follow the laws. Passing more laws only disarms the good guys and we need the good guys with the guns! So what is happening now in the political sphere in regard to gun control is the same B.S. these politicians are for another solution where the government needs more power and we need more regulations to “protect” us. When will people realize the government isn’t exactly good at solving problems, actually they’re really good at making matters worse!
Our national debt is $23 Trillion and now thanks to the republicans who say they are fiscal hawks, $1 Trillion deficits may become the norm. The first three years of the Obama presidency we had Trillion dollar deficits and that was insane! That’s party how the Tea party came about but the tea party is dead! No one in Washington is serious about spending cuts. Obama doubled the craziness of wild Bush spending and now will Trump double Obama’s madness? It’s looking like. Hold on to your hat folks.
I just got back from Singapore and man what an experience that was! I really felt like I was in the novel 1984. Cameras are watching you everywhere, every little thing is regulated! A car that costs $30,000 in the U.S. costs $130,000 in Singapore! The government censors everything and there’s really no such thing as freedom of speech. I was almost fined $500 in Singapore! It’s not the Libertarian state many believe.