Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at robert@getliberty.org. He grew up in a suburban Long Island township. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano
03.27.2020

Should New York City be quarantined?

By Robert Romano 55 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases are now in the state of New York, with an outbreak occurring in New York City, the most densely populated area and the largest city in the nation with more than 8 million. More than 21,000 cases are now reported in New York City , and more than 37,000 statewide . […]

03.26.2020

Senate paves road to reopening economy with coronavirus relief bill, but when will states reopen schools?

By Robert Romano By a vote of 96-0 , the U.S. Senate has passed a $2.2 trillion legislative package , by far the largest in U.S. history, to keep tens of millions of Americans on payroll and expand unemployment benefits to those who are laid off while the country waits out the deadly Chinese coronavirus that […]

03.25.2020

Art of the Deal as Trump secures $2 trillion economic rescue plan to sustain America while we wait out the virus

By Robert Romano The Senate will complete its bipartisan work on a $2 trillion economic relief legislative package today to incentivize Americans to stay home during the Chinese coronavirus outbreak response period, expected to last at least until April 12, Easter Sunday, when President Donald Trump says he’d like to reopen the country […]

03.24.2020

The dollar is too strong for the recession that just began, Mr. President

By Robert Romano The cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s plan to defeat the Chinese coronavirus and save potentially millions of lives, and to salvage what can be of the U.S. economy, is a massive expansion of the Treasury’s Exchange Rate Stabilization Fund from about $93 billion to $500 billion. […]

03.23.2020

Senate Dems hold economy hostage after demanding everything close to slow down Chinese coronavirus

By Robert Romano Senate Democrats are holding the U.S. economy hostage after blocking legislation to protect small businesses, guarantee payroll and expand unemployment relief to tens of millions of workers. The vote failed 47 to 47, with 60 needed to advance the bill. The fate of 30 million […]

03.20.2020

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 […]

03.19.2020

Will Trump get a rally around the flag effect by fighting Chinese coronavirus? Ask seniors.

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump, the federal and state governments are leading an unprecedented nationwide response to the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, shutting down vast portions of the U.S. economy, closing schools and government offices, all to save the lives of seniors and those with underlying conditions […]

03.17.2020

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 […]

03.15.2020

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 […]

03.12.2020

FISA reform bill would still have allowed spying on Trump campaign via Carter Page

By Robert Romano The House has passed legislation to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) by a margin of 278 to 136. The bill reauthorizes the program and clearly does not go far […]

03.09.2020

Will warmer weather stop the Chinese coronavirus soon? We better hope so.

By Robert Romano “It is not yet known whether weather and temperature impact the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during […]

03.09.2020

Can pro-NAFTA, pro-PNTR w/ China Joe Biden win in Michigan?

By Robert Romano Four years ago, President Donald Trump shocked the world when he beat Hillary Clinton in the Rust Belt states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin by uniting union households that had traditionally voted Democratic with conservatives on the strength of his America first message […]

03.05.2020

Limbaugh applauds Republicans voting for Bernie to slow down Biden in Dem primaries ahead of Mich., Wash. and Mo. on March 10

By Robert Romano Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump, is applauding Republican voters who are participating in the Democratic primaries and voting for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as a means of slowing down former […]

03.04.2020

Biden takes the lead after S.C. bounce, but potential convention showdown looms as Bernie wins Calif., Colo. and Utah

By Robert Romano There was always an outside chance former Vice President Joe Biden would be able to come back after losing Iowa and New Hampshire, and now, with a bounce from South Carolina and wins in Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas, he […]

02.29.2020

Biden not dead yet with win in S.C., but Bernie still poised for big Super Tuesday

By Robert Romano Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is not dead yet with a win in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, throwing the contest into chaos, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, still appears poised for a big performance in Super Tuesday […]

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