Bill Tatro

Posted January 28, 2015

As we enter 2015 with a worldwide bang, not a whimper, it would seem that a paradox of quotes will be the marching orders for the remainder of the year.

Posted January 27, 2015

The American public feels more financially secure yet more economically detached in a new survey conducted by Bankrate.com. Unfortunately the only thing the survey proved was out-of-sight out-of-mind and the belief that others misfortune is not my concern.

Posted January 22, 2015

Given that the House and now the Senate are under Republican control it would seem ludicrous that the President would announce programs that had no chance of passage. But announce he did.

Posted January 21, 2015

The reality of falling gas prices has finally hit home. It is no longer 1973 when the bulk of every dollar put into the tank went to a Sheik who could care less about the well-being of the American public.

Posted January 17, 2015

The Swiss National Bank pulled a fast one and allowed the markets to be the markets and go to where they normally would be without intervention. Congratulations SNB at being the first!

Posted January 15, 2015

A bit confusing wouldnt you say? But those were the headlines that greeted me with my morning coffee.

Posted January 13, 2015

So the GOP wants to raise taxes on gasoline and my conservative columnist colleagues are all aghast. Bad character, bad politics and bad policy one proclaims. A wet blanket proposal another chides. Really gentlemen? Are you actually surprised?

Posted January 10, 2015

By now everyone knows that the decline in the unemployment rate is simply a function of the record (92.9 million) Americans not counted in the labor force. THEY ARE MISSING!

Posted January 08, 2015

In the 1970s, Paul Volcker was faced with runaway inflation. Double digits were not the exception but the norm. In order to slow things down he took a page out of the Economics Manual 101 and raised interest rates.

Posted January 06, 2015

Madam Merkels rationalization at the exit of Greece from the great experiment is acceptable if Germany and Greece existed in a vacuum. Unfortunately that is not the case.

Posted December 30, 2014

Like water slowly getting warmer, 2015 will be the year that all of the issues of the past seven come together as one.

Posted December 24, 2014

SONY has shown strength of character. They have decided to follow the words of one of the worlds greatest drawers of lines in the sand, Barack Obama. They have decided not to cower and will screen The Interview on Christmas Day after all.

Posted December 23, 2014

Captain Renault (President Obama) in Casablanca said it so well. Im shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here.

Posted December 19, 2014

Janet says that the Fed could raise rates at any moment. Of course they can and they can cut rates to negative, like the Swiss, at any moment. They could also declare no more meetings for the next year. They really can do whatever they please.

Posted December 18, 2014

According to the Energy Information Administration only 21% of all net energy to be used in 2015 will come from imports. That means that 79% of our energy needs will be provided domestically.

Posted December 16, 2014

Bad things always come in threes.

Posted December 13, 2014

Just when you thought you understood it all, the veil of secrecy is lifted and you realize the true meaning of the event.

Posted December 12, 2014

As the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) claims that the Presidents budget, the first one in awhile, is a road map for growth, opportunity and fiscal responsibility. What the OMB fails to mention is that we have been down this road many times before.

Posted December 09, 2014

For the past six years mainstream media (MSM) has been lauding the great recovery. Again and again we are told that America is back.

Posted December 06, 2014

The 16-24 year olds, college graduates included, lost 169,000 jobs last month, while those over 55, and this includes people like Fred, saw their jobs rise to an all time high of 32.8 million.

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