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Monte Pearson's Blog

November 5, 2017

Why Trump won’t be Impeached, but Jared and Don Jr. are Toast

Keep in mind that impeaching the president is a political process. A majority in the House of Representatives must vote to bring a bill of impeachment against the president and then a two-thirds majority in the Senate must vote to...

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October 30, 2017

Why Corporate Leaders Love Trump Tax Cuts

Corporate executives are very excited about President Trump's proposed tax cuts on corporate profits. Since dozens of S&P 500 companies now use loopholes to pay no taxes, it isn't obvious why this is a pressing issue, so we should dig...

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October 23, 2017

Why the Stock Market Loves Tax Cuts for the Rich

You might have noticed that the stock market is very excited about the possibility of a Republican tax cut. It soared last week after the Senate and House passed a Republican budget plan authorizing future budget cuts to pay for...

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