Daily Archives: March 21, 2019

The Weekly Top 3 (3.18.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of March 18, 2019.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 6:20-7am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week we start with a brief discussion of the controversy surrounding the treatment of the Governor’s proposed budget earlier this week in a House Finance Education Subcommittee hearing (at 2:05). Then we turn to our Top 3: 1) an update of our 10-yr outlook to reflect the Administration’s Spring Revenue Forecast — red ink for as far as the eye can see (6:45); 2) if we have to go there, why a #FlatTax is better than PFD cuts from the perspective of the avereage Alaska family (22:57), and 3) we discuss what is driving the growing federal deficit (43:27). We also include a summary of our first two points that Michael asked us to do at the beginning of the second hour of the Show (37:32 – 43:27).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.