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Larry Kudlow
Larry Kudlow
Senior Contributor, CNBC

A Pro-Growth Tax Bill Is On The Way

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As the House and Senate work their way through the tax-cut-and-reform effort, let me make one thing clear: Both plans are pro-growth where the economic power comes from the business side. And where it comes from the personal side, there will be very little growth. That was always the bet.

President Trump Needs A Stable Dollar Along With Tax Cuts To Maximize Growth

11:49 PM 10/29/2017

President Trump is likely to name a new Federal Reserve chair over the next few days. Speculation is focused on current Fed governor Jay Powell and Stanford economist John Taylor. The list may be larger. It could still include Janet Yellen or Kevin Warsh. Trump is soliciting opinions and advice from people in and outside government. We will see soon enough.

Kevin Hassett Spanks The Tax Policy Center

11:40 AM 10/09/2017

President Trump’s new CEA chair, Kevin Hassett, walked into the lion’s den last week with his first official speech. He used the moment to pound the leftist Tax Policy Center (TPC). It was a wonderful sight.

Trump’s Incentive-Packed Tax Plan

3:21 PM 10/02/2017

Much as he did in his command performance before the U.N. when he took back control of U.S. foreign policy, President Trump has seized and energized the tax-cut issue. Almost daily, he is pounding away on the themes of faster economic growth and more take-home pay, arguing that his plan will make America’s economy great again.

Index Capital Gains For Inflation, Mr. President

12:02 AM 08/16/2017

Donald Trump’s pledge to “Make America Great Again” requires nothing less than reigniting economic growth and prosperity. Wealth creation is essential. Yet as Congress pivots to tax reform -- which is crucial to the wealth creation that will put the nation back on the prosperous path -- the president can take matters into his own hands by issuing an executive order to index capital gains for inflation.

Big Economic Ideas From Art Laffer And Steve Forbes

9:58 AM 07/25/2017

I participated in perhaps a bit of radio history last week when Steve Forbes and Art Laffer joined me on my syndicated radio show. It may have been the first time these supply-side-economics giants were ever together over the airwaves.

Big Economic Ideas From Art Laffer And Steve Forbes

5:25 PM 07/24/2017

I participated in perhaps a bit of radio history last week when Steve Forbes and Art Laffer joined me on my syndicated radio show. It may have been the first time these supply-side-economics giants were ever together over the airwaves.

Trump Has Putin Over A Barrel

7:28 PM 07/07/2017

A few years back, in one of his finest moments, Senator John McCain said on a Sunday talk show that “Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country.” It was right when he said it, and it’s even more right today.

Keeping Freedom And Growth In The Fourth

6:09 PM 07/03/2017

What is the Fourth of July? It’s a wonderful time. We’re outdoors. We’re with family and friends. We’re playing golf or fishing. There are barbecues and baseball and fireworks and all that good stuff.

Steve Scalise, Nancy Pelosi, And A Return to Civility

5:58 PM 06/16/2017

Sometimes terrible tragedies can bring us together, and I’m hopeful that somehow a lasting good will come out of the ballfield shooting in Alexandria, Va. Maybe even a rebirth of civility, which has virtually disappeared from politics, and perhaps our culture as well.

Three Easy Pieces: A Simple Get-It-Done-Now Economic Plan

10:22 PM 06/08/2017

Now that the Jim Comey hearing is complete, it’s time for everybody to roll up their sleeves and go back to work on returning the country to prosperity. The most populist policy would be to restore a long-lasting, deep-rooted prosperity for every single American.

President Trump’s Growth Budget

10:24 AM 05/29/2017

When OMB director Mick Mulvaney unveiled the new Trump budget, he used language that is so important -- although we haven’t heard it in so many years.

Tactical Nuclear Option Inside Reconciliation

11:19 AM 04/10/2017

“Drain the swamp.” It was one of President Trump’s most powerful messages on the way to victory. Shake up Washington. Break a few eggs to create a new omelet. Overturn the establishment.

To Make The AHCA Better, The GOP Has To Practice Bipartisanship Within Itself

11:19 AM 03/15/2017

The good should never be the evil of the perfect. The Paul Ryan health-care bill is a very good first step. Massive repeal of Obamacare tax hikes will be great for the economy. Getting rid of the Affordable Care Act mandates will be great for health care. Private-sector competition and choice are always better than government-run anything. The GOP has to practice bipartisanship within itself.

Optimism Reigned In Trump’s First Address to Congress

9:49 PM 03/01/2017

The mark of great presidents is optimism -- visionary optimism and transformational optimism. During Tuesday night’s remarkable speech before Congress, Donald Trump was brimming with optimism, from start to end. My guess is that his marvelous speech will imbue and inspire new optimism and confidence throughout the entire country.