Monday's March consumer spending report will provide a good first look at where the overall economy is tracking this spring and early summer.
First-quarter GDP is up 2.5% on one-time factors, second-quarter growth looks anemic.
But expect tax increases to take the starch out of the economy going forward.
Why not require everyone to pay at least 6% of their income in taxes and set the maximum rate at 18%?
The second quarter will likely show a sagging manufacturing sector and restrained consumer spending.
What was broke and caused the financial crisis has not been fixed.
Free trade has been a rock on the back of the U.S. economy and American workers, and the Obama strategy will only make things worse.
Federal legislation currently being considered will do little to prevent deranged people from gaining access to guns.
For many Americans, good job remains tough to find.
The pace of the recovery and jobs growth remains disappointing by historical standards.