While know-it-alls lecture on tariffs against China, Trump dials up new trade deals with UK, Europe and Japan

By Robert Romano While President Donald Trump continues to bring the pressure to China, so far with 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods shipped to the U.S., rising to 25 percent in Jan. 2019, which comes atop another 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods from China, he is dialing up new […]


The deficit increased, but not because of tax cuts

By Robert Romano The numbers for the end of Fiscal Year 2018 are in and they aren’t pretty for fiscal hawks, as the budget deficit increased by an eye-popping $113 billion to $779 billion. But it had nothing to do with tax cuts. Tax receipts rose by $14 billion. All of it was […]


Maryland is the wealthiest state, our civil service explains why

By Natalia Castro Residents of Maryland were likely filled with pride when the USA Today state wealth index listed Maryland as the wealthiest state in the country. With the second lowest poverty rate and the highest median household income, one might assume Maryland has an engaged and efficient workforce. Unfortunately, this workforce […]


Trump, cool customer, tells China ‘no deal’ on trade

By Robert Romano “Now look, China wants to make a deal, and I say they’re not ready yet. I just say they’re not ready yet. And we’ve canceled a couple of meetings because I say they’re not ready to make a deal. We can’t have a one-way […]


Jobs miracle continues as almost 3.9 million new jobs created since President Trump took office

By Robert Romano A whopping 420,000 Americans found jobs in September according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, nearly 3.9 million more Americans have jobs since President Donald Trump came into office in Jan. 2017. Critically, the unemployment level at 3.7 percent is the […]


Trump trade deals with Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Japan keep America first promise, isolate China

By Natalia Castro Everyone knew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a bad deal. President Obama knew. Hillary Clinton knew. President Trump knew. But only President Trump was willing to use our leverage to push our neighbors to the negotiating table and work out a […]


No more NAFTA: Trump proves tariffs, threat to leave NAFTA were key leverage to negotiating USMCA, puts Dems in tight spot

By Robert Romano They said it couldn’t be done. Once again, President Donald Trump is racing circles around his critics and showing that his tariff policy and the threat of leaving NAFTA altogether were most effective inducements to trade concessions, having resulted in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement , or the USMCA. […]


Report: Can the Trump trade agenda sustain the current economic boom, grow the labor force and get America back to work?


Trade deal with South Korea vindicates Trump’s tough approach to trade

By Robert Romano The naysayers said it couldn’t be done. That by levying his steel and aluminum tariffs, President Donald Trump would be starting a trade war that could not be won. Instead, it is Trump who has been vindicated with his new trade agreement with South […]


China has far more to lose in a trade war than U.S.

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump is levying 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods shipped to the U.S., rising to 25 percent in Jan. 2019, coming atop a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods from China. Trump has warned if China retaliates, another $267 billion of tariffs will follow. On Twitter, Trump briefly discussed the tariffs, writing , “Tariffs have […]

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