economic growth

Call The White House: Urge Expansion and Extension of President Trump's Limits on Immigration

On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a much-needed Proclamation limiting immigration while millions of Americans are unemployed due to the effects of the Wuhan virus. The restrictions on immigration imposed by that Proclamation are due to expire this coming Saturday, June 20, 2020 and we strongly urge CHQ readers to call upon President Trump to renew and expand those desperately needed protections for American workers and their families. The White House switchboard 202-456-1111 call now.

Suspending the Payroll Tax Really Would Stimulate the Economy

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Nearly everything Washington has done until now in response to the pandemic has been to reward people for not working. Now it is time to get back to the idea of making work pay more than staying idle and on the couch. The vast majority of the public wants to earn a paycheck, and they want to get paid an excellent after-tax wage. Polls show that if you ask voters if they’d rather have the next aid package go to mayors, governors and other politicians to spend or have more money directly in their paychecks, 2 in 3 voters prefer the payroll tax cut. (From "Jerry Maguire") They have the attitude of: “SHOW ME THE MONEY!”

Conservative Leaders: The Senate Must Swiftly Confirm Russ Vought As OMB Director

We’ve known Russell Vought personally since we worked together on Capitol Hill and we can say with complete confidence, “he’s one of us.”  Russell Vought’s first confirmation hearing is Tuesday, June 2nd. The Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044), we ask CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators and urge them to promptly confirm Russell Vought as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

There’s No Proof Killing The Economy Saves Lives

The evidence is growing that lockdowns did not have the kind of life saving effect that their advocates, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Democrat Governor of Virginia Dr. Ralph Northam, claimed they would. We urge CHQ readers and friends to read Grading Our Governors: A Report Card on Reopening States' Economies and if your Governor has not earned an “A” or a “B” to call him or her to demand that the economy of your state be reopened.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Is A Carpenter With Only One Tool

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In his dire warnings, that not unexpectedly drew praise from Democrats who need unemployment to be at a high level to win this November's election.  Dr. Fauci reminds me of a carpenter with only one tool – which in his case will be a clamp on the economy. President Trump should reject Democrat calls to run the country on Dr. Fauci’s one problem – one tool approach.

GOP Must Stop Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Vote Fraud Power Grab

It’s hard to know where to start explaining just how bad Speaker Pelosi’s next gen bailout bill is – but we will start with the institutionalization of California-style vote fraud.  The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators and Representative tell them Pelosi’s $3 trillion vote stealing plan is a non-starter and that America needs to get back to work.

How Does COVID-19 Fit In China’s Bio-Weapons Program?

The focus of our preliminary assessment of the Chinese actions was on the economic warfare domain, but that is only one of the seven domains of warfare recognized in Chinese military thinking. But a must-read article by our friend Clare M. Lopez raises a new and even more frightening possibility: The Chinese Communist Party intends to militarily defeat, occupy, and colonize the U.S. and biological weapons figure prominently in their strategy.

Evidence is Building that the Chinese Developed COVID-19 to use as an Economic Weapon Against the United States

If you are a loyal Chinese Communist, you see President Trumps actions, as an Act of War. This American President is looking to stop China’s accent as the world’s leading economic and military power. That cannot stand.  As the virus spread, the Chinese realized that COVID-19 would be an effective economic weapon. Which may be why they cancelled domestic flights in and out of Wuhan, but allowed international flights to continue, hoping the virus would spread to the United States.

Conservative Leaders To GOP: No State and Local Government Bailouts in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

As Congress contemplates a future relief package, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project, led by Chairman Alfred S. Regnery, urge Congress to reject state and local government cash bailouts in favor of policies which give states the flexibility to address the COVID-19 crisis according to the needs of their state – including providing relief from onerous regulations, unfunded federal mandates, and policies which stifle economic growth.

Conservatives Kill Tesla’s Federal Subsidy, But Democrat States Continue Elon’s Gravy Train

President Trump heroically told Pelosi that he wouldn't sign the tax extender bill if it included the Tesla subsidy. And the Speaker folded. However, it appears Democrats at the state level will continue Elon Musk’s taxpayer gravy train, because California, Nevada and New York are still subsidizing Tesla to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Trump Going Into 2020 Election: Promises Kept And Results Achieved

President Trump has fulfilled or is making significant progress on most of his 2016 campaign promises, but more important than the promises are the results: More than 7 million jobs have been added to the economy, more job openings than unemployed Americans and wages are growing at their fastest rate in a decade, to name but a few of those listed in today's article.

2020 Starting With Great News On The Economy

“It’s gonna be a boom year in 2020 for the American economy. I’m looking at growth closer to three percent to two percent. I’m looking at the Dow well over 30,000, I predicted that several months ago that if we got USMCA and interest rates down then we’d get over 30,000. It’s gonna be a great year for America,” predicts Assistant to President Donald Trump and Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro.

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

For all of the constant talk about stagnant wages for the middle class since the 1970s, the average middle income household today has access to technology, entertainment, household appliances and health care that even rich people couldn’t buy in the 1960s. The folks at The Heritage Foundation have found that even poor families today are more likely to have access to things like air conditioning, dishwashers, televisions and lap top computers than middle class families did 50 years ago. These are the dividends from our free market capitalist economy.  Yes, of course, I know money can’t buy love or happiness. But let’s face it. More money is a lot better than too little. Prosperity is a wonderful thing.

Good Economic News Missing From The MSM Again

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter and the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, indicating the labor market remains solid.

Here are Four Pieces of Great News for America and President Trump

Bryan Preston, PJ Media

Thanks to the noise of the Democrats’ divisive and destructive impeachment drive, hardly anyone is noticing just how good we have it right now. We’re in a Golden Age. Here are four pieces of great news that benefit all Americans. Unemployment. Unemployment stands at a historic low – just 3.6%. Affordable Energ. What’s driving the low unemployment? Two things come readily to mind: attitude and policy. The United States is now the world’s top energy producer and a net petroleum exporter for the first time in about 70 years. Violent Crime Is Down. Here’s something else good that we’re not hearing about. Violent crime rates are down. We’re Defeating Terrorism. Also falling is transnational terrorism. The enemy are reduced to the dregs of recruitment.

What the Presidential Candidates Are Missing: Economic Growth

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

I've yet to hear an impassioned plea for faster growth from Democrats. Many of the candidates -- including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders -- seem far more designed to reduce "inequality" or hand out free things to voters rather than expanding the economy. The policy ideas would divide the pie differently, rather than expand the size of the pie for everyone. So much for the JFK idea of a "rising tide lifting all boats." Economic growth should be a universal and undisputed goal, regardless of political party or ideology. With spending discipline, we can and will grow our way out of the debt crisis.

Trump's Conservative Policies Launch Boom For Middle America

Stephen Moore’s recent Wall Street Journal column clearly refutes the charge by Democrats that only millionaires and billionaires have benefited from President Trump’s economic policies. But it is also a devastating indictment of the Bush and Obama policies which resulted in nearly two decades of lost economic progress for Middle America.

Is the Fed Meddling in Our Elections?

The Federal Reserve isn’t the only Deep State institution that would like to affect the 2020 election in opposition to President Trump – Silicon Valley comes quickly to mind as an equally malign influence – however, as our friend Dr. Ron Paul observed in a recent  column, they are not a state within a state in the same way that the Federal Reserve is.

Economic Reality Matters More Than Spin

Scott Rasmussen, Creators

44% believe that firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Just 20% believe those firms are more likely to be laying people off. What people experience in their daily lives matters far more than media coverage. People who work for companies that are hiring people and growing tend to be more optimistic about the economy. Pessimism is more common among those who see colleagues being laid off. It's obviously true that media coverage can have a short-term impact on economic perceptions. The bigger story is that reality matters more than talking points.

Media Talking The Economy Into A Recession To Defeat Trump

From our perspective we think Ainsley Earhardt of Fox and Friends had it right when she laid the blame for the growing talk of an economic recession on the media's attitude against Trump. “They do not want him to win again and they don’t like that the economy is doing well, apparently," said Ms. Earhardt.