But the vaunted 'vote' contributed nothing to address the cliff and the $16--or is it now closer to $17--trillion of debt, did it . . . Perhaps in a future piece you might also comment on the relative financial might of union PACs.
Comment on: Apple tax fight needs global response
Funny: although Congress is understandably up in arms (believing in their heart of hearts that all income belongs to them except for what they magnanimously let taxpayers keep), isn't this a case for outrage by the Irish--their government might need the money even more than ours!
Surplus? So pension and other benefit plans are no longer underfunded and other long-term liabilities have all been paid off?
Comment on: Tesla's Elon Musk exudes hints of Steve Jobs
Although they remarkably repaid a government loan, what do the Company's results look like without regard to other federal and state initiatives/subsidies? Wish them luck nonetheless--it's awfully pretty for a coal-powered vehicle.
Perhaps your foreign readers would find it of interest that employers must pay the higher of federal or state enacted minimum wages, of which 20 (including DC) exceed the federal rate and peak at over $9/hour. And although our current administration believes the federal government has the power to solve all the problems it creates with yet more federal control, the economy would be far better off if it would simply get out of the way. A reading of the 10th amendment to the Constitution bears study, particularly by the Administration.