NAFTA no more as President Trump wins USMCA passage in Senate, keeps signature campaign promise to put America first on trade

By Robert Romano A little more than a year after President Donald Trump promised to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Congress did not adopt the USMCA — on Dec. 1, 2018, he said , “I’ll be terminating it within a relatively short period of time.  We get rid […]


Art of the Deal: Trump secures historic trade deal with China, leaves tariffs up just in case, proving trade critics wrong yet again

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump has once again done the impossible and secured a phase one trade agreement with China that leaves existing tariffs of 25 percent on $250 billion of goods and another 7.5 percent on the remaining $300 billion of goods. Both of those things […]


American workers can look forward to a prosperous decade ahead with better trade deals

By Richard Manning Last year was the best in generations for American workers, but what lies ahead? Can the Trump economy keep roaring through 2020? The undeniable truth is that fewer Americans are unemployed today than at any time since 2000. The impact of America being […]


President Trump is overseeing the best peacetime labor market and economy in modern history as 2020 election looms

By Robert Romano With 3.5 percent unemployment , the lowest since 1969 when U.S. involvement the Vietnam War was still at its height, and 6.7 million jobs created since Jan. 2017 — President Donald Trump is presently overseeing the best peacetime labor market conditions in modern history. And it could get even better, the […]


Experts predicted Trump trade recession in 2016 if he won, instead the opposite happened

By Robert Romano Remember Smoot-Hawley. That was the rallying cry of #NeverTrump all throughout 2016, that if elected, President Donald Trump would levy tariffs and the world would fall into recession, or maybe even another Great Depression. Because the Smoot-Hawley tariffs were the cause of the Great […]


Fair and reciprocal trade will be President Trump’s legacy as economy continues to boom

By Rick Manning As we embark upon 2020, with the third year of Donald Trump’s presidency in the can, the American economy is as good as it has been in at least 70 years, and after what many economists predicted would be a mid-year downturn, 2019 has […]


Pension Crisis: Grassley, Alexander seek to tackle forecasted union pension collapse

By Rick Manning Our nation’s pension systems are in trouble.  Underfunded with outsized promises to beneficiaries who are living longer, the death rattles of the defined benefit pension system, which promises a fixed amount of money per month for retirees, are now audible. There are many facets […]


Trump threatens to ‘snapback’ tariffs on China if Beijing breaks new trade deal, keeps all options on the table

By Robert Romano U.S. and China trade negotiators once again have a deal in principle on a first stage trade agreement , just days before a Dec. 15 deadline when President Donald Trump had threatened to further increase tariffs on Chinese goods. This would be about the third time such an agreement […]


Pelosi’s drug-pricing plan fatally flawed 

By Rick Manning You’d think Democrats and Republicans in Washington could find a way to work together to help people get the cutting-edge, lifesaving medications they need. Sadly, that’s not the case. The House is expected to  vote  on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill next week. The […]


Trump workfare reforms of food stamps will boost economic empowerment, lower unemployment even further

By Robert Romano Long-awaited changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) being unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Trump administration are once again making obtaining work a key emphasis of the program by conforming to statutory requirements that single, work capable people with no dependents between the ages of 18 and […]

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