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What the Obama Giveth, the Trump Taketh Away

The federal budget sequestration may have kept a lid on escalating federal budget deficits, a good thing, but it was a disaster for Virginia’s economy. The cap on federal spending hammered a Northern Virginia economy built largely around the Pentagon. … Continue reading

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Wasted billions in Food Stamp Program

Judicial Watch publishes a newsletter entitled “VERDICT”. You may have read about it filing motions in court to compel former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to answer questions. Judicial Watch has been characterized as a “conservative gadfly.” A recent investigation by … Continue reading

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A Sweet Idea for the New Congress and New President

The start of a new year with a new Congress, and a new president brings hope for progress on a plethora of issues facing our great country.  After one of the ugliest political seasons in the last fifty years, the … Continue reading

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Economic Impact: President-elect Trump’s plans should support economic growth

Based on the increase in stock prices since the election, investors believe the Trump administration is going to usher in faster economic growth. Are they being too optimistic? Tax cuts for individuals and corporations, which is a key component of … Continue reading

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Workforce training that focuses on unfilled jobs

The Martinsville area, a manufacturinging powerhouse as recently as the 1980s, has become the poster child for Virginia’s rust belt. Unemployment hit 20% during the bottom of the last recession, and still lingers at 6.8%. Ironically, the Martinsville-Henry County area simultaneously … Continue reading

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