trade

Nancy Pelosi's stall tactics hurt America's economy

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Mrs. Pelosi’s cynical strategy to change the USMCA would bust the trade deal wide open and kill it. Trying to renegotiate a trade deal that has been years in the making is like putting toothpaste back in the tube. Opening up one section of the law makes every section negotiable. Mrs. Pelosi should put America first by putting the political games aside and bringing USCMA to a vote urgently. Democrats promised in 2018 elections that they could govern the country. Obstruction is not governing and blocking free trade deals is no way to keep the Trump economic boom going. I hate to think that may be the point of her political tactics.

American Blunder: Throwing Open Our Markets to China

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Among the epochal blunders America has committed since the end of the Cold War, three stand out. The first was our disastrous plunge into the Middle East to create regimes oriented to the West. The second was the expansion of NATO to the front porch of Russia, driving the largest nation on earth, and one of its most formidable nuclear powers, into the arms of China. The third was to throw open America’s markets to Chinese goods on favorable terms, which led to the enrichment and empowerment of a regime whose long-term threat to U.S. interests and values is as great as was that of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The August Jobs Report Is Not 'Mixed' It's Yuuge

Optimism is of course key to business expansion and based the third quarter’s Small Business Optimism Index, released mid-August by the National Federation of Independent Business, and today's employment figures, the American Small Business sector -- by itself the third-largest economy in the world -- remains very optimistic about the Trump economy.

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.

Trump Is Right on the China Threat

Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire

The United States must be pursuing a thorough strategy of opposition to China's ambitions. Trump seems to understand this. But if he fails to articulate that to the American people, his economic war with China will fail. That's because if the American people are asked to shoulder an economic burden without being informed as to the rationale or the cost, they will rightly buck. Trump hasn't explained that the burden exists, let alone why the American people should shoulder it. With that said, at least Trump recognizes the threat China represents. The chattering class has ignored that threat, to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

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.

Trump Bets His Presidency on Tariffs as a Recession Looms

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump seeks to throw out a free trade policy that, rooted in 19th-century ideology rather than U.S. national interests, threw open American markets to the world and produced, over three decades, $12 trillion in trade deficits and a loss of 70,000 factories and five million manufacturing jobs. The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs, a price of admission into the U.S. market. Trump is using tariffs to coerce China to stop cheating on the trade rules we have established and grant us the same access to her markets as Chinese producers have to American markets. And he is betting his presidency he can pull it off.

Why Trump's trade triumphs could be the path victory in 2020

Richard Manning, Fox News

With almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs created in the United States since he took office, President Trump can proudly stand on his policies which are beginning the revitalization of America with some of the latest high-tech, advanced manufacturing factories in the world. While America still has a long way to go to restore our manufacturing sector, President Trump’s America First trade policy is working to rebuild our nation’s economy, creating the economic and political environment where good paying jobs are returning and the average wage of the American worker is on the rise. And that’s a record that any president would be proud to run on.

Hot Take: Trump Announces Reelection

President Trump’s conscious or unconscious decision to equate conservative ideas, policies and values with Americanism, in contrast to the Democrats’ radical socialism, may be his most enduring contribution to American political discourse. It is certain that the core ideas that the Democratic Party has now embraced have no precedent in American constitutional liberty and only Donald Trump would be unafraid to call them un-American.

Tariffs Are Economic Patriotism, Putting Americans First

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Tariffs were the taxes that made America great. They were the taxes relied upon by the first and greatest of our early statesmen, before the coming of the globalists Woodrow Wilson and FDR. Tariffs, to protect manufacturers and jobs, were the Republican Party's path to power and prosperity in the 19th and 20th centuries, before the rise of the Rockefeller Eastern liberal establishment and its embrace of the British-bred heresy of unfettered free trade. A tariff is a tax, but its purpose is not just to raise revenue but to make a nation economically independent of others, and to bring its citizens to rely upon each other rather than foreign entities.

The Chinese Tortoise and the American Hare

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

The West chronically underestimates Asians, as the Russians found out at Port Arthur, the Americans at Pearl Harbor and the Yalu River, the British at Singapore, and so forth. It is fanciful to believe that any kind of American pressure can destabilize, let alone dislodge, the present regime within any calculable time horizon. But we can regain technological leadership and prove the superiority of our way of life, and degrade the credibility of the Chinese Communist Party over time. China can innovate, but we can innovate much better. We need to return with a vengeance to the strategies that won the Cold War.

All the Pro-Trade Democrats Go Missing

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Voting down the USMCA would weaken the entire North American continent as we compete for continued supremacy against the European Union and the Asian Tigers. Democrats must get on board. Trump has threatened that if they won't, he will rescind NAFTA and reinstall the high-tariff policies of the previous era. But it would be better policy and politics to keep NAFTA in place and blame Nancy Pelosi and the other fake free trade Democrats for preventing an even better deal for American businesses and workers.

Trump will win the China trade war

Stephen Moore, The Hill

Chinese leaders in Beijing are in a four alarm panic right now. When we get to about 80 days in this 90 days cooling off period, they will cave. Ironically, the end result of the trade war is likely freer trade across the world. This will be good for America, and it will be good for China. It will be good for the rest of the global economy. Moreover, it will be the greatest boost for the stock market in decades. The big winners of the trade war will be those investors who have not fled for the exits and sold Trump short.

Give Thanks For Ron DeSantis And Rick Scott

The aim of Steyer, Soros and their network of Far-Left megadonors wasn’t just electing another progressive governor, it was putting Florida out of reach of Republican presidential candidates forever. Thanks to Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott that didn’t happen, and the Democrats’ well-planned election fraud was stymied and turned over to federal authorities for criminal investigation.

See The Conservative Election Ads And Videos The Leftist Media Wants To Block

The MRC has documented how the Leftwing media has gone all out this election cycle to block or ban conservative political content. To get around this unseen election interference ConservativeHQ.com has collected some of the best and most hard-hitting videos from conservative organizations, news sources, Republican candidates and internet citizen journalists.

Democrats Running Because They Hate You

We’ve found a frightening intersection between the astonishing statements by Democratic candidates and campaign operatives revealed in James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas undercover videos and the conclusions of Prof. Angelo Codevilla’s recent essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” that we told you about in our article “Revolutionary Logic.”

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum’s Campaign: 'It’s a cracker state.'

Our friend James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action has struck again, this time catching the campaign of Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida trashing the state and white voters: Florida “is a f***ed up ass state" and “It’s a cracker state,” said campaign aide Omar Smith, Gillum's former college roommate.

Big Tech Election Meddling: Censoring Conservatives Right Before Election Day

Conservatives like Laura Loomer, John Guandolo and LifeSiteNews.com are being silenced and censored by Big Tech. As Ms. Loomer said, "There is nowhere for Conservatives to go. We are being banned online in the middle of the midterm elections simply because we are conservative. Put simply, this is ELECTION MEDDLING."

Revolutionary Logic

In an essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” that should be a wake-up call to every conservative in America Prof. Angelo Codevilla applies the "logic of revolution" to the escalating “Resistance” to the results of the 2016 election and says its sentiments’ spiraling volume and intensity have eliminated any possibility of “stepping back.”