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Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), pictured here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says Trump Tax Cuts Have Contributed to Short Term Budget Deficits

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says Trump Tax Cuts Have Contributed to Short Term Budget Deficits

“We weren’t good at it when we were in control,” Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) said, in response to a Plain Talk listener question, of controlling budget deficits. The questioner was specifically asking about President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and their impact on the nation’s budget deficit and national debt. Asked if the Trump tax cuts

The New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton strikes out in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the American League Divisional Series, in New York, Oct. 8, 2018. (Ben Solomon/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Pro Athletes Facing Bigger Tax Bills Should Blame High-Tax States Not Trump’s Tax Reform

“Why pro athletes may lose a fortune because of the new tax law,” reads a headline from MarketWatch. Professional athletes aren’t the most sympathetic demographic. Even players making the minimum in their leagues are usually taking home multiples of the median household income for Americans. Still, the Trump tax cuts were promised to be tax

North Dakotans Projected to Receive $34 Million in Bonus Tax Relief Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

“Tax reform projected to decrease North Dakota revenue,” reads a headline from Bismarck Tribune reporter Amy Dalrymple. That’s one way to look at it, I suppose. Of course, from the perspective of the taxpayer, it means more money in our pockets. Not only are North Dakotans benefiting more from the Trump tax cuts (the ones

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Campaign Not Saying if Staff Benefited From the Trump Tax Cuts She Voted Against

In my Sunday print column I mentioned something I want to expand on a bit here on the blog. “Even Heitkamp’s own campaign staff appears to be enjoying the tax reductions,” I wrote after noting that Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted against the Trump tax cuts. “Federal disclosure reports show several of her staffers enjoyed slight

Sen. John Hoeven checks out the simulation lab at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences during a tour Wednesday, July 5, 2017. At left is School of Medicine & Health Sciences employee Kristen Petersen. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Podcast: Senator Hoeven Says Trump “Certainly” Deserves Nobel Prize if Korean Peninsula Is “Denuclearized”

Senator John Hoeven wasn’t quite ready to endorse President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize just yet, as his fellow North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer has done, but he did say that the President could be worthy of it. “If he can denuclearize the Korean peninsula then certainly,” Hoeven said. I also spoke to

Former state Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider announced his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in Grand Forks on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Sam Easter / Forum News Service

Senator Rubio, Talking About the Trump Tax Cuts, Sounds Just Like North Dakota Democrat Mac Schneider

Senator Marco Rubio is taking a swipe at the Trump tax cuts (tax cuts he voted for, we should remember) saying that they’re too helpful to corporations and not helpful enough for rank-and-file Republicans: “There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the

Podcast: Schneider Says He Supports “Some Parts” of Trump Tax Cuts, Abentroth Says She’s Giving Primary Voters “Options”

Republican U.S. House candidate Tiffany Abentroth was on the radio show today. She got just a couple of dozen delegate votes at the NDGOP state convention earlier this month, but filed to run on the June primary ballot anyway. Why? “It’s important to give voters options,” she told me, adding that the electorate is made

President Donald Trump while delivering an address about tax reform in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Sept. 27, 2017. Trump on Wednesday began a full-throttle push to slash taxes, proposing a politically challenging array of tax cuts for individuals and businesses that would constitute the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times. Copyright New York Times.)

North Dakotans Will See the Largest Average Tax Reduction in the Nation From Trump Cuts

According to an analysis of the Trump tax cuts conducted by the Tax Policy Center – a group backed by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution – North Dakotans will see the largest average tax reduction in the nation thanks to the Trump tax cuts. The analysis, “indicates the average tax cut in each