SEC proposal breaks Trump regulatory pledge, places risk burden on brokers, not investors

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump has made ending overly paternalistic or downright economically damaging regulations one of the bulwarks of his administration with a success record second to none in rolling back the expanded administrative state. Yet, in spite of this administration emphasis, the Securities and […]


Trump virus response calls for covering payroll for every small business in America with $300 billion

By Robert Romano In order to meet payroll for every small business and nonprofit in America up to 500 employees for the next month or so during the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are proposing $300 billion of forgivable emergency […]


After the coronavirus outbreak, we don’t need universal income, we need a rehiring tax credit to get back to work

By Robert Romano Congress is passing plans to provide for long-term paid sick leave and family medical leave to tens of millions of Americans, actively encouraging people to stay home, and essentially telling employers to lay off employees while brick and mortar businesses, schools and government offices […]


The U.S. economy will weather the Chinese coronavirus

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump praised the Federal Reserve for cutting the federal funds rate to a range of 0 percent to 0.25 percent, and restarting quantitative easing with $500 billion of U.S. treasuries purchases and $200 billion of mortgage purchases in response to the Chinese coronavirus global pandemic. “It makes […]


Obama didn’t build that. Trump will be judged by the present state of the economy in 2020.

By Robert Romano “Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.” That was former President Barack […]


National debt could hit $100 trillion by 2037 if Trump budget is ignored, cuts $4.4 trillion over 10 years

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump and the Office of Management and Budget have completed another budget , this time for Fiscal Year 2021, that proposes $4.4 trillion of spending cuts over the next decade and reaching balance within 15 years. Put another way, the Trump administration proposes […]


The U.S. economy grew another 2.3 percent in 2019, making 2020 look very good for President Trump

By Robert Romano What ever happened to that imminent recession the mainstream media was reporting? In August, the sky was falling if you read the headlines. “Bonds continue to signal oncoming recession—5 experts react to the warning,” CNBC reported . “A possible recession? Treasury yields invert, sounding economic alarm […]


Trump signs USMCA and keeps promise on fair and reciprocal trade after threat to leave NAFTA

By Robert Romano The experts said it couldn’t be done, but here we are. President Donald Trump has signed the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law, and it’s a done deal, keeping the promise to replace the almost 30-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement […]


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 […]

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