Lame Ducking: Congress and the President
December 5, 2014
Hosted by Andy Busch
This week on Engage with Andy Busch, we cover what to expect from the lame duck session of Congress and what to expect in 2015.
Joining us to sort out this mess are two extremely connected DC mavens.
First up, chief political strategist from Potomac Research Greg Valliere. Greg and I will chat about a rough couple of weeks for President Obama from firing his head of the Defense Department to the events in Ferguson, MO. What changes can we expect and how will this shape 2015.
Next, American Action Forum's president Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Doug and I discuss Federal Reserve policy and how Congress will try to put their hands on the monetary levers. Also, we chat about the 2015 outlook for tax reform and what top 3 things Doug is watching in the New Year.
As always, we end with my key takeaways and what it means for business.
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Engage with Andy Busch will help you to explore and understand the top political and business stories with the brightest minds in the United States and the world. Most importantly, Andy will tell you how it impacts your life. With a sharp sense of humor and over thirty years in the markets, Andy speaks with top guests on an equal footing via his own experiences in politics and money, and shares his own successes and failures so you can learn from his experiences. Life’s complicated, let Andy help you figure it out.
Andrew B. Busch is the editor of the global market and public policy newsletter, “The Busch Update.” He is a regular on CNBC’s Talking Numbers, which appears every day on Street Signs and Yahoo Finance. His views can be found on his website, andrewbusch.com, as well as CNBC and Yahoo. He was a panelist on CNBC’s Money in Motion from 2012-14. He was the host of “Politics and Money” on First Business from 2000-03.
For 22 years, he was with BMO Capital Markets and has written the Busch Update for the last 13 years. He was named BMO’s Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist in 2007. Based in Chicago, he is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events. He provides clients with analysis on public policy issues for China, Europe and the United States.
On a regular basis, Andy consults with staff from Congress and think tanks on economic, financial market and tax issues. In 2011, Andy was asked to testify in front of Congress on the effectiveness of the 2009 Stimulus package. From 2004 to 2008, he was an outside advisor to the US Treasury Department and White House on the economy and financial markets. Andy had a similar role for the 2008 McCain campaign. He has met and advised the last three US Secretaries of the Treasury including John Snow, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner. Andy is also a political consultant on campaign strategy for the 2014 US Congressional Mid-Term elections.