Dr. Perryman walks through the pros and cons of the most recent budget and associated allocations.
Dr. Perryman explains why Americans are able to earn and have more money.
Consumer spending was up in January and consumer confidence is also high. Dr. Perryman explains how this is helpful.
A deal in the House and Senate bodes well for approval of the spending bill and avoiding a government shutdown. Dr. Perryman asks, where is the heavy lifting?
September consumer spending showed its biggest monthly gain in 8 years. Dr. Perryman says the numbers need to be tempered because of the hurricanes.
Retailers say one of the biggest reasons for a slowdown in consumer spending has to do with changes in immigration policy. Dr. Perryman says Hispanics are simply holding on to their money.
Recent quotes from many politicians claim that the proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill costs "zero." Just in case you were wondering, this is not so. Even if taxes are raised by enough to theoretically cover the costs (a problem in and of itself given the methods and time periods used to arrive at this conclusion), there are nonetheless negative effects on individuals, families, corporations, and the economy.