Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at He grew up in a suburban Long Island township, Rocky Point, where he graduated from high school. 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 Manassas, Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano

4.1 percent GDP growth is magic number for Q2 to get back on track

By Robert Romano When President Donald Trump stood for election in 2016, he set a national goal of getting the U.S. economy to grow 4 percent annually, and maybe even greater than that. Speaking to the Economic Club of New York on Sept. 15, Trump said , “it’s time to establish a national goal of reaching 4 percent of economic […]


After AT&T-Time Warner merger approved, mass media consolidation could lead the way to one-party rule in the U.S.

By Robert Romano A vibrant and healthy democracy depends on the free marketplace of ideas. Call it what you want. Viewpoint diversity. Access to alternative views. In today’s media and information-driven society and culture, being able to find the opposing view on an issue, to compare the […]


Trump cautiously optimistic on North Korea denuclearization deal after Singapore summit

By Robert Romano “I do trust him, yeah… Maybe in a year you’ll be interviewing and I’ll say I made a mistake. It’s possible. We’re dealing at a high level, a lot of things can change a lot of things are possible.” That was President Donald Trump […]


President Trump proves he’s the real free trader to G7 pretenders

By Robert Romano “[N]o subsidies. I even said no tariffs… We have to — ultimately, that’s what you want. You want a tariff-free, you want no barriers, and you want no subsidies, because you have some cases where countries are subsidizing industries, and that’s not fair. So […]


Attorney General Jeff Sessions won’t defend the Obamacare individual mandate in court anymore, but Congress shouldn’t depend on it being deemed inseverable from the rest of the law

By Robert Romano Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced his intention for the Justice Department to no longer defend the Obamacare law’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance in court , in a June 7 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan. “In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius [in 2012], a majority of the Supreme Court concluded that this requirement […]


The Social Security and Medicare trust funds are nearly depleted

By Robert Romano 2026. That is when the Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund will be depleted, according to the Board of Trustees for the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds. That is down from 2029. After that, the share of benefits paid for by revenues will drop until 2039, […]


August recess cancellation right formula to get Senate back on track as 401 Senate confirmations pending, including 80 judges

By Robert Romano Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has cancelled the August recess , citing Senate Democrat obstructionism on federal judges. So far, since President Donald Trump took office, the Senate has confirmed just 39 of his nominees; 80 are now pending . That includes one Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, and 21 circuit […]


Italy seats populist government as Reinhart calls Italian debt restructuring ‘unavoidable’

By Robert Romano Italian President Sergio Mattarella has ended the impasse in Rome and has allowed a new government to be seated , with Giuseppe Conte being sworn in as Prime Minister, the Five-Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio being named Deputy Prime Minister and Labor Minister and the League’s Matteo Salvini being named to […]


Why are 33 million working age adults with no disability out of the labor force?

By Robert Romano The U.S. economy added 293,000 jobs in May, according to the household survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , bringing the total to nearly 3.4 million more Americans reporting they have jobs since President Donald Trump took office in Jan. 2017. That averages about 212,000 new jobs every month, to a total of 155.47 […]


President Trump follow through on steel and aluminum tariff threat against Canada, Mexico and Europe

By Robert Romano He did it. In his continued push for “fair and reciprocal” trade, President Donald Trump has followed through on his promise to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The three had been temporarily excluded from […]


The Italian president just all but guaranteed the anti-euro Five-Star, League will win the next elections

By Robert Romano Depending on your perspective, Italian President Sergio Mattarella has either saved Italy, or sealed its fate. After Italy’s elections resulted in the anti-euro Five-Star Movement and the League banding together with Giuseppe Conte being nominated for Prime Minister by the parties, and Paolo Savona […]


Trump had no choice but to nix the Singapore summit with North Korea

By Robert Romano Iraq. Libya. Ukraine. These are examples of countries that have, at some point in time given up their nuclear weapons programs. Ukraine agreed to disarm in 1994 as a part of the Budapest Memorandum. An active nuclear weapons program was never found in Iraq […]


Surrender Republicans pushing discharge petition for illegal immigration amnesty are trying to lose majority

By Robert Romano Moderate Republicans appear intent on throwing away the House majority in Nov. 2018 when the midterm elections and are now reportedly five signatures away from a discharge petition bringing immigration amnesty legislation to the House floor for a vote. What are they thinking? The […]


U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee embraces 2017 DNI report that says Russia preferred Trump to win the 2016 election

By Robert Romano The Senate Intelligence Committee has adopted the findings of the Jan. 6, 2017 Director of National Intelligence (DNI) assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections that Russia’s intent was to help President Donald Trump win the election. It is an assessment that should have never been […]


Why nobody should be surprised if North Korea backs out of nuclear disarmament talks

By Robert Romano For now, the date is set for June 12, when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for a summit in Singapore to discuss nuclear disarmament of Pyongyang. The summit was set to follow the historic meeting last month between […]

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