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. 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

Can the Fed engineer another recession before Nov. 2020?

By Robert Romano Recession warning lights are flashing predictably after the Federal Reserve has finally ended quantitative easing — it’s now dumping $50 billion of government and mortgage bonds a month—and short-term interest rates have risen. The 10-year-3-month treasuries spread inverted on March 22, and the 10-year-2-year and the 10-year-federal-funds-rate do not […]


Time running out to prevent the Green New Deal

By Robert Romano One of the centerpieces of the Trump administration’s deregulation agenda is the rescission of the Clean Power Plan that was put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Comprising in part the new and existing power plant rules by the EPA, the […]


How McCain trafficking the Steele dossier alleging Trump-Russia conspiracy to the media unwittingly led to it being debunked

By Robert Romano The dossier by former British spy Chistopher Steele paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign that alleged President Donald Trump was a Russian agent was trafficked to the FBI and media outlets in late 2016 by the late Sen. John McCain […]


House set to vote on veto override of bill to stop Trump emergency declaration to build wall on March 26

By Robert Romano The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on March 26 in an attempt to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution that would stop him from building the southern border wall with his national emergency declaration. There is only one problem. The House clearly lacks the votes […]


7.6 million job openings tell you the Trump economy is still growing

By Robert Romano Job openings rose to nearly 7.6 million in January, data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows , outpacing unemployment of just 6.2 million for the eleventh straight month. And that unquestionably means that the U.S. economy under President Donald Trump is still expanding. There are more job openings than job seekers, […]


President Trump to veto Congressional resolution attempting to stop him from building the wall

By Robert Romano “VETO!” That was President Donald Trump’s one-word response on Twitter to the Senate after it passed a resolution to overturn his national emergency declaration on the southern border. The resolution passed 59 to 41 , with 12 Senate Republicans voting in favor. That was enough to pass the Senate, but 59 votes […]


National debt could top $100 trillion by 2037 if Congress ignores Trump budget

By Robert Romano The national debt, now $22 trillion, grew by almost $1.5 trillion in 2018 as spending in Washington, D.C. continues to outpace the growth of the economy and revenues. Since 1980, the U.S. national debt has grown an average of 8.8 percent every fiscal year, but during that same period, […]


McConnell declares Democrat elections national takeover bill H.R. 1 dead on arrival in Senate

By Robert Romano A House-passed bill that would nationalize U.S. elections has been declared dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “Democrats’ H.R. 1 (the Democrat Politician Protection Act) proposes a massive federal takeover of elections. But neither the facts […]


The white, non-Hispanic working age population shrank slightly in 2018 but is still creating more jobs in the Trump economy

By Robert Romano One America News Network’s Ryan Girdusky made a big splash on March 8 noting a Quinnipiac poll out of the state of Texas pitting President Donald Trump against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in which Trump only garners 70 percent of the white, no-college-degree vote, compared to 2016 when CNN said he got 76 percent in Texas . The real split in the poll is among independents. Trump does […]


Ivanka Trump is right. The Trump economy continues to bring more working age adults off the sidelines.

By Robert Romano One of the biggest problems with the U.S. economy has been the continued decline of working age adults since 2000 — that is, those aged 16-to-64-years-olds — who have left the labor force. Labor participation among working aged adults was almost 77.4 percent in […]


Younger Americans overwhelmingly more likely to embrace socialism, view America as source of the world’s ills

Cartoon courtesy of Legal Insurrection . By Robert Romano Two eye-opening recent polls tell us a lot about where America is headed in the future, and it should be alarming to most Americans. First up is a recent Public Opinion Strategies poll that found, among younger Americans, 53 percent want the U.S. to become “more […]


Trump was right. Record goods trade deficit with China at $419 billion in 2018 underscores importance of trade agenda.

By Robert Romano We’re going to need a bigger tariff. It is hard to come to any other conclusion as the trade in goods deficit with China hit a record high in 2018 at $419.1 billion according to the U.S. Census Bureau , in the same year President Donald Trump levied 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods shipped to […]


Senate GOP to pass meaningless resolution blocking Trump from building wall that Trump will just veto

By Robert Romano “What is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House.” That was Senate Majority […]


House Democrats declare Trump obstructed justice but admit ‘we do not now have the evidence’ to impeach

By Robert Romano “We do not now have the evidence all sorted out and everything to do an impeachment.” That was House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on March 3 that the House is not ready to impeach President Donald Trump because the evidentiary predicate has not […]


President Trump right to walk away from North Korean denuclearization talks

By Robert Romano Telling the world that “sometimes you have to walk,” President Donald Trump on Feb. 28 walked away from the Hanoi Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing an insufficient agreement on the part of North Korea to fully disarm its nuclear arms and capabilities. It was the right call. President […]

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