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

The Steele dossier Obama used to spy on Trump was classified. So, who distributed it and why haven’t they been charged with a crime?

By Robert Romano The information in the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign-funded Christopher Steele dossier the Obama administration used to spy on the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016 was classified. It had to be. We know that from CNN’s very first story about the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017 , which stated emphatically, “Classified documents presented last week to […]


Steel and aluminum are up, but it’s not showing up in consumer and producer prices, and the Trump economy is still booming

By Robert Romano One of the conventional wisdoms to do with the tariffs and duties levied by the Trump administration on steel, aluminum and lumber is that they will lead to higher prices and inflation, hurting producers and consumers, thus stunting economic growth. For example, billionaire Charles […]


Amid surging Trump economy, could it be the Democrats who fail the midterms?

By Robert Romano Could it be Democrats who fail the midterms? Amid surging economic growth, 4.1 percent inflation-adjusted in the second quarter , and nearly 3.9 million more Americans have found jobs since President Donald Trump took office, House and Senate Democrats could be looking at an uphill battle to take back Congress in November. Losing yet another special election in Ohio’s […]


India could be the next China, but still needs to protect intellectual property, build infrastructure

By Robert Romano On paper, India has all of the potential in the world to become the next big economic powerhouse. It has 1.3 billion people. It has a relatively small but growing middle class of 24 million according to Credit Suisse . It has large stores of coal, iron and […]


We already knew the Trump, Jr. meeting was about getting ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton

By Robert Romano “Trump says son’s Trump Tower meeting with Russians meant to ‘get information’ on Clinton.” “In a change, Trump says meeting’s purpose was Clinton info.” Those are the headlines that blared from NBC News and the Associated Press, but they are not news at all. President Donald Trump tweeted on Aug. 5 that “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a […]


Either break up the government-created NYSE market data monopoly or else rein in excessive fees

By Robert Romano Government-created monopolies are not a new thing, and indeed there are times when Congress has determined that having a government charter for an authoritative, monopoly function can serve a valuable public need. Sometimes these are agencies. The Federal Reserve is tasked by Congress to […]


To stage a gov’t shutdown and build the wall, President Trump needs one-third of the House or Senate to sustain his veto on the spending bill

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump is doubling down on his threat to instigate a partial government shutdown at the end of September over the failure to fully fund his proposed southern border wall and Congress’ failure to include reforms to the nation’s broken immigration system. On July 29, the President had tweeted , […]


Without collusion, there is no obstruction as Mueller scrambles to make the case against President Trump

By Robert Romano Whatever case Special Counsel Robert Mueller intends on bringing against President Donald Trump, it does not look like it will be a collusion-with-Russia case. So far, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not brought a case against anybody from the 2016 Trump campaign for assisting […]


Trump economy booms in Q2 with 4.1 percent growth, but getting to 3 percent for the year will still be hard

By Robert Romano After a rip-roaring 4.1 percent inflation-adjusted economic growth for the second quarter of 2018, the economy under President Donald Trump is making tremendous progress to full recovery, after more than a decade of stagnant growth. The U.S. economy has not grown above 4 percent since 2000, and not above 3 […]


Will the liberal media finally admit Michael Cohen never went to Prague?

By Robert Romano On June 28, the liberal media’s new darling, former personal attorney of President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, took to Twitter once again to clear his name of anything to do with Russia interfering in U.S. elections, writing , “My family & I are owed an apology. After 2 years, 15 hours of testimony before House & Senate under oath & producing more than 1000 […]


‘Very big day for free and fair trade’ President Trump declares as European trade concessions prove tough tariffs are working

By Robert Romano “[W]e agreed today first of all to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods. We will also work to reduce barriers and increase trade in services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical products as well as soybeans…” That was President Donald Trump at a joint press conference with President […]


The $36 billion multiemployer pension time bomb is almost ready to go off

By Robert Romano 114 out of the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer pension plans covering 1.3 million workers are underfunded to the tune of $36.4 billion, with plans expected to start going insolvent in the next 5 years or so, an Aug. 2017 analysis by Cheiron has found . This is the end result of unsustainable collective […]


Carter Page FISA proves Obama administration and FBI relied on Christopher Steele dossier to spy on Trump campaign

By Robert Romano While we still have not seen the redacted portions of it, the now-released Oct. 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court by the FBI and the Obama administration to spy on Carter Page proves once and for all that the government did rely on the DNC and Clinton campaign-funded dossier from Fusion […]


House defunds D.C.’s attempt to restore the Obamacare individual mandate

By Robert Romano The House of Representatives voted 226 to 189 to prohibit the use of funds for District of Columbia’s Health Insurance Requirement Amendment Act of 2018 in an amendment to H.R. 6147 by U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ga.). The D.C. law would require, beginning in 2019, that D.C. residents maintain individual […]


Success of Trump-Putin summit to prevent nuclear war between U.S. and Russia missed by establishment amid hysteria over hacking

By Robert Romano If one did not know any better, he or she might conclude that the single most important function of the President of the United States is to secure the computer email systems of the nation’s privately run major political parties against intrusion by foreign […]

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