Monday, April 24, 2017

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On @POTUS Watch as 100-Day Milestone is at hand...

The 100-Day milestone is at hand for the Trump Administration.   It is also a week that will see a number of key challenges.  The Border wall is at the forefront as the Trump Administration is seeking funding from Congress for it.  A Government shutdown looms as the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan Continue.    This is also as Iran continues to be at the forefront with the Administration continuing what the New York Times deemed a "bullying of Iran" as the elections get under way in Iran.  The first live debate will be scheduled for later on this week.

As we went to press, our team received this from the Congressoinal Budget Office.   This is an arm of Congress that came under attack as the first "version" of the Obama Repeal and Replace Bill came to force.   What they have noted on the proposed expansion of the Navy is telling:

Costs of Building a 355-Ship Navy

CBO estimates that construction costs to build a fleet of 355 ships would average $26.6 billion (in 2017 dollars) per year over the next 30 years, which is 60 percent more than what the Navy has spent on average over the past 30 years.

CBO was asked at a recent hearing how deficit projections would be affected if individual economic variables differed from what the agency expects. This blog post discusses how lower rates of labor force participation would affect the deficit. 

Former President Obama also made the news as he gave a speech at the University of Chicago.   He began by noting, "...what's been goin' on since I've been gone.." as if he did not know!!  He did lament the state of the Media and the public apathy out there--something our team is hoping to help transform with its' going development.
Interesting times.....

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