Jonathan Decker


Jonathan Decker is the Chief Economic Correspondent for TheNationalPulse.com.

One of the stranger policy ideas to emerge ahead of the 2020 presidential election is Democrats’ newfound insistence that our tax dollars be used to support their candidates. First there was H.R.1, Democrats’ flagship legislation in the 116th Congress. As I previously reported, this bill would (among many, many other awful provisions): …use your tax […]


This week, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) reintroduced legislation to make a U.S. dollar convertible into a fixed weight of gold. Much in the spirit of Jack Kemp’s Gold Standard Act of 1984, the bill restores integrity to American wages by re-committing the federal government to the promise that Richard Nixon broke in announcing the closing […]


The U.S. economy showed surprising strength in the first quarter of 2019, with initial estimates of GDP growth coming in at a solid 3.2 percent, and more significantly, year-over-year productivity growth hit 2.4 percent — the highest reading since 2010. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow summed it up best when he said the latest […]


This week, President Trump’s Fed nominee Stephen Moore fought back against the left-wing smear campaign targeting him, and received support when National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment stating “We continue to back Stephen Moore.” While liberals and their media allies continue to re-litigate his divorce filings and comb through his […]


In celebration of Easter, I interrupt your regularly scheduled economic reporting with something a little more lighthearted. If your family dinner table is set to contain as much political sparring as mine, feel free to share the following with your relatives. Here are 3 memes that perfectly summarize Democrats’ 2020 economic agenda: 1.) Why are […]


Over the past three decades, there has arguably been no greater public champion of free market economics than Stephen Moore. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the Left lost its collective mind over Trump’s nomination of Moore to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. But rather than oppose Stephen Moore due to his views on the […]


Recently, two new commissioners were sworn in to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) tasked with regulating America’s railroads. While the filling of these vacancies may not have received much attention, the decisions rendered by this commission could play a major role in strengthening — or de-railing — President Trump’s successful efforts to roll back regulations. […]


The mainstream media spent the past two years alleging the President of the United States is a Russian sock puppet, a Manchurian candidate, and a traitor. They have accused Donald Trump of treason, called for his impeachment, and worked tirelessly to dispel the notion that he was entitled to any semblance of due process — […]


Influential supply-side economist Stephen Moore has been nominated by President Trump for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. His decades of research, writing, and championing of supply-side economics make him the perfect pick to fill one of the most important economic positions in the U.S. Stephen Moore’s legacy as a leader in […]


Last week, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rammed through H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” in a party-line vote. While Democrats and their media allies claim the House passage of this legislation amounts to a victory for “transparency” that would make our elections process more democratic, H.R. 1 does quite the opposite. The […]


A few weeks back I discussed how President Trump could deliver massive, pro-growth tax cuts without any approval from Congress. Today, one of these suggested policy changes received a major endorsement when publisher and supply-side icon Steve Forbes revealed his support. Writing for Forbes.com, Steve Forbes called for for eliminating taxes on gold and silver […]


President Trump was recently presented with one of the greatest foreign policy tests of his administration when Nicolas Maduro’s regime closed its doors to humanitarian aid attempting to enter Venezuela by land and sea. Despite the United States’ dubious history of intervention in Latin American politics, the administration has been right not to ignore the […]


Fresh off a hilarious, failed attempt to get liberal Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to pledge to vote ‘yes’ on the “Green New Deal,” proponents of this effort to bankrupt America are now complaining that the upcoming Senate vote is “a sham.” E&E News reports: If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calls a vote on […]


Jonathan Decker: All President Trump needs to do to further cut taxes is direct the Treasury to re-define “cost” as it pertains to capital gains taxation to include an inflation adjustment.


Much ink has been spilled over the last week on the absurdity of Democrats’ “Green New Deal.” Although it’s tempting to dive into the proposal’s specifics — especially since this legislation has been cosponsored by a number of 2020 Democrat candidates including Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and, presumably, Bernie Sanders — I […]


Federal Reserve watchers are eagerly awaiting President Trump’s appointments for two vacant positions on the central bank’s board of governors. While you won’t see much discussion about these candidates on cable news, make no mistake — filling the Fed Board of Governors will be among the most critical personnel and economic decisions that the Trump […]


Amid ongoing discussions between the Trump administration and Congress on reaching an immigration deal, former NBC host Tom Brokaw offered some remarks this week on ‘Meet the Press’ that were met with significant blowback from the media and Twitter-sphere. During a discussion on immigration, Brokaw stated: I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should […]


Last week, in what will be remembered as one of the shrewdest political moves of his presidency, Donald Trump flipped the script on Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi by revealing their complete indifference towards the lives of DREAMers. President Trump’s reasonable immigration compromise was rejected outright by a Democratic Party so blinded by its […]


As we closed the books on 2018, current economic projections indicate that President Trump delivered on his promise to achieve 3 percent economic growth for the first time since 2005. Last year, the U.S. economy emerged  strongly from a decade-plus slump, but to maintain this momentum, the Trump administration should look at areas where they […]


Tonight, President Trump will deliver an address from the Oval Office on immigration and the ongoing government shutdown. Trump’s speech will be followed by remarks from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Judging from the format alone, it seems unlikely that either side is prepared to make much in the way […]