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Celebrate the China phase one trade deal when the ink is put to paper, but it proves Trump’s tariffs worked to bring Beijing to the table

By Rick Manning President Ronald Reagan often repeated the admonition to “trust but verify” when it came to nuclear deals with the Soviets.  President Donald Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China needs to be approached with the same skepticism. First off, Trump’s deal with China nominally […]


Dear NBA, you can’t get ‘woke’ by ignoring China’s tyranny, concentration camps and slave labor

By Rick Manning It is time for D.C.’s political pundits to get woke on the economy, while one particularly obnoxious group of wealthy virtue signalers are finding their true selves revealed. While the focus in D.C. is rightfully on the fake impeachment being foisted upon America by […]


With a trade deal with Japan and a strong U.S. economy, where is the trade depression the Smoot-Hawley alarmists predicted?

By Robert Romano Readers will recall that in the 2016 election and since then financial and political analysts were tripping over themselves to predict that if President Donald Trump won and implemented his planned trade agenda, which included tariffs, why, we’d have a global recession perhaps even […]


With 50-year low unemployment rate at 3.5 percent, time to reset any recession clock until after the election

By Robert Romano The U.S. economy got another dose of amazing news on Oct. 4 when the national unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low of 3.5 percent . Add to that, 6.1 million jobs have been created since President Donald Trump took office. And that means Democrats hoping for a recession […]


Why is the federal employee retirement plan sabotaging the Trump-China trade talks by giving away $50 billion to China for free?

By Rick Manning At a time when the U.S. is engaged in high-level trade talks with China and actively considering whether to institute economic sanctions against Beijing, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is looking at ways to in effect transfer and put at risk $50 billion of federal employees’ […]


President Trump is right, the dollar is way too strong and it’s killing exports

By Robert Romano “As I predicted, Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve have allowed the Dollar to get so strong, especially relative to ALL other currencies, that our manufacturers are being negatively affected. Fed Rate too high. They are their own worst enemies, they don’t have a […]


With USMCA, Japan, Brazil and South Korea trade deals, President Trump is very bad at being an isolationist

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump is very bad at being an isolationist, in fact, he is probably one of the worse isolationists in American history. Think about it.  President Trump is pushing Congress to pass the USMCA, which tears up the 40 year old NAFTA agreement […]


For those rooting for an economic downturn to oust President Trump, this has to be the worst recession ever 

By Rick Manning Below are a few good news economic stories you might have missed since the media created recession fears have been negated by the robust U.S. economy. The August jobs data showing more people employed than at any time in history with more than a million more job openings than unemployed people in the […]


At 3.7 percent, unemployment is already really low. Here’s why it could go even lower.

By Robert Romano At 3.7 percent , unemployment nationwide is at near 50-year lows as the U.S. economy gets ready to enter the fourth quarter. As good as the low numbers are, the American people may be surprised to learn that they could go even lower amid shifting demographics […]

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