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Trump's Hassett spanks the Tax Policy Center

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

President Trump's new chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett, walked into the lion's den last week with his first official speech. He used the moment to pound the leftist Tax Policy Center. It was a wonderful sight.

When Hassett wasn't pounding the TPC, he was spanking them. He took them to the woodshed, and disciplined them ...Read more

Trump's incentive-packed tax plan

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Much as he did in his command performance before the United Nations, when he took back control of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has seized and energized the tax cut issue. Almost daily, he is pounding away on the themes of faster economic growth and more take-home pay, arguing that his plan will make America's economy great again. ...Read more

Trump turnaround puts new tax-cut writing on the wall

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Financial markets and most media pundits are missing the new writing on the wall. For a variety of reasons surrounding shrewd moves by President Trump, the chances for significant tax cuts in the next 10 weeks have risen sharply.

Since the Charlottesville blowup in mid August, when the president's fortunes were at low ebb -- and I'll repeat my ...Read more

'Keep It Simple, Stupid'

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Editor's Note: Lawrence Kudlow is off this week. The following is a column by Stephen Moore.

One of the most enduring lessons from the American health care fiasco is that to win a political battle it is best to keep the message simple. If there are too many moving parts to a plan, if Americans don't understand what the politicians are doing, or...Read more

Index Capital Gains for Inflation, Mr. President

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

President Donald Trump's pledge to "Make America Great Again" requires nothing less than reigniting economic growth and prosperity. Wealth creation is essential. As Congress pivots to tax reform -- which is crucial to the wealth creation -- the president could take matters into his own hands by issuing an executive order to index capital gains...Read more

Big economic ideas from Art Laffer and Steve Forbes

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

I participated in perhaps a bit of radio history last week when Steve Forbes and Art Laffer joined me on my syndicated radio show. It may have been the first time these supply-side economics giants were ever together over the airwaves.

Forbes, of course, is chairman of Forbes Media, and he twice ran brilliant issue campaigns for president. And ...Read more

 

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