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

Spygate was an act of war and if its perpetrators are not held accountable, it will happen again

By Robert Romano Spygate was an act of war. Russia hacked the DNC and John Podesta and had the emails published on Wikileaks. That surely was viewed by the Obama administration as an act of war and it responded in kind. It was called a digital Pearl […]


Will local governments still be allowed to make zoning decisions without federal coercion?

By Robert Romano The American people are still awaiting the Trump administration rewrite of the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The original rule, finalized in 2015, conditioned more than $3 billion of annual community development block grants to more than 1,200 cities and counties on making changes to local […]


In the flash of an eye, the world’s oil supply was cut by 5 percent. The world needs more oil, but Green New Deal Dems say no.

By Robert Romano In the flash of an eye, the world’s oil supply was reduced by 5 percent after the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities including the Abqaiq oil processing facility, which sent oil prices soaring in trading on Sept. 16 and then a subsequent pullback today upon Saudi announcements that production will […]


At 3.7 percent, unemployment is already really low. Here’s why it could go even lower.

By Robert Romano At 3.7 percent , unemployment nationwide is at near 50-year lows as the U.S. economy gets ready to enter the fourth quarter. As good as the low numbers are, the American people may be surprised to learn that they could go even lower amid shifting demographics […]


Did anyone notice that the 10-year, 2-year un-inverted, forestalling recession fears?

By Robert Romano Don’t look now, but if you were planning on a severe recession and a spike in unemployment before the 2020 elections in the hopes it would help oust President Donald Trump, you might have to keep waiting. The spread between 10-year and 2-year treasuries , the one that […]


Lowest black unemployment in American history at 5.5 percent makes the 2019 Trump economy the most equitable ever

By Robert Romano In 2016, when President Donald Trump was campaigning to black Americans, the appeal he made was a simple one, “What have you got to lose?” The answer was nothing, and as it turns out, there was a whole lot to gain, including the best […]


Trump should hit organizers of migrant caravan with sanctions as border migration down 55 percent since May

By Robert Romano Apprehensions on the southern border slowed precipitously in August to 64,006 as illegal immigration was curtailed, the latest data from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol shows. Migration is down 55 percent from its peak in May 144,255 as people continue fleeing Central America in droves. But is it enough? […]


Trump is right, the strong dollar is hurting U.S. goods exports, data shows. Here’s what he, the Fed and Treasury can do about it.

By Robert Romano Financial media were quick to report a slowdown in manufacturing, that found the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) dropping below 50 and to its lowest level since Jan. 2016. Anything below 50 indicates a contraction. Looking for the culprit in the slowdown? Some publications attributed the slowdown […]


What can Trump, the Fed and Congress do to get ahead of the curve on the next recession before it happens?

By Robert Romano If you buy into the idea of a business cycle, the economy is a lot like a forest that grows, prospers, becomes large and then, with the right conditions, usually a drought or a lightning strike, is cleansed by a great fire — a […]


Should the Federal Reserve tank the economy to hurt President Trump in the 2020 election? One former Fed governor thinks so.

By Robert Romano Former New York Federal Reserve President Bill Dudley wrote an oped on Bloomberg saying that “the election itself falls within the Fed’s purview,” and that the central bank ought to do whatever it takes to make certain President Donald Trump loses the 2020 presidential election. […]


China keeps 3 million in concentration camps, harvests prisoners’ organs, threatens Hong Kong and Taiwan daily and is arming North Korea. So why are we trading with them?

By Robert Romano China is alleged to harvest the organs of thousands of political dissidents it keeps in concentration camps , it threatens Hong Kong and Taiwan daily, it appears to be funding and assisting the North Korean nuclear missile program and is using the hundreds of billions of dollars […]


Primary challengers of sitting presidents never win, even strong ones, and neither does their party

By Robert Romano Any Republican supporting a primary challenge against President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, if it is successful or even if it just hampers the primary process, is virtually guaranteeing the next president will be a Democrat. And with it, Democrats will […]


President Trump hits China with more tariffs, sanctions on fentanyl and threatens broader economic sanctions — and it’s about time

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on China last week by leveling sanctions against Beijing for its role in shipping tons of fentanyl to the U.S. that has killed more Americans than the Lusitania and Sept. 11, 2001 combined, plus a new round […]


Trump is not wrong about interest rates and the strong dollar, but does the Fed have any ammunition to do anything about it?

By Robert Romano Treasury yields flashed warning signs again with intraday inversions of the 10-year and 2-year treasuries as President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve once again for acting too slowly to lower interest rates. “Germany sells 30 year bonds offering negative yields. Germany competes with the USA. Our Federal Reserve […]


Trump ends China’s monopoly on rare earths as Pentagon rapidly pushes for domestic mining and processing, invoking 1950 Defense Production Act

By Robert Romano In a strong boost for the U.S. position in ongoing trade negotiations with China, it looks like Beijing’s monopoly on rare earth minerals used in smart phones, computers and high-tech military hardware is coming to an end as the U.S. Defense Department makes a […]

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