Congratulations Mnuchin, Now Bring on the Tax Cuts!

This week the Senate confirmed Steve Mnuchin to serve as the next Treasury Secretary, and the message to struggling American families couldn’t be any clearer — help is on the way. Contrary to Slate economics correspondent Jordan Weissmann’s assertion that President Trump “inherited a reasonably strong economy” and “has started off his term in office on the economic equivalent of the bunny slope,” to Americans outside of the liberal blogosphere, it’s obvious that President Trump inherited an economy that is perilously slow. Of course, when Slate produces economic analysis, they’re not sending us their best, they’re sending us analysis with