Trade policy

Dem Front Runner Warren Agrees With Trump On Trade And Middle East Wars

One of the more bizarre elements of last night’s Democratic presidential “debate” was how much the leading Democrat – Senator Elizabeth Warren – agrees with President Trump, especially on endless Middle East wars and the effects of trade on American workers.

China and how we got it wrong

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

For decades, our diplomatic, economic, and security strategies related to China have been based on a set of key myths. We (myself included) sold ourselves an optimistic, American-centric, fantasy version of China that has never existed – and will likely never exist. The real China is much more formidable and dangerous than we have wanted to believe. China has always had its own agenda. It wants to reclaim its position as the Middle Kingdom – the center of world affairs. With its 5,000-year history, it is also deeply Chinese. It has no interest in becoming westernized. China is also deeply committed to its communist system.

Another promise kept: Trump's toughness on China gives Potomac elites the vapors

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Trump’s escalating tariff war with China is so perfectly in keeping with his 2016 campaign. And Mr. Trump is laughing all the way to the Treasury, counting all the money coming in through his new tariffs. All the free trade “purists” in Washington scoff that this is no way to fund a country. But before the imposition of the federal income tax in 1913, trade tariffs was a primary source of income for the federal government. Sure, the federal government was smaller back then, but isn’t that the point? Anyway, is there anything more insidious and destructive to a free self-governed society than discouraging work?

FLASH: Paul Nehlen Mulls Second Challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan, Cites Failed Leadership On Obamacare

"Ryan's healthcare bill is, to quote Rep. Thomas Massie, a 'stinking pile of garbage,'" said Paul Nehlen. "Conservatives across the nation are panning Ryan's Obamacare 2.0, and it's time Ryan actually stepped up to the plate to deliver on an actual repeal bill instead of the Paul Ryan version of Obamacare."

Why Trump is Routing the Free Traders

Patrick J. Buchanan, BernardGoldberg.com

In denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I and II, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Trump is all but calling his own party leaders dunderheads and losers. And he seems to be winning the argument.

Another Reason To Back Trump: The US Chamber of Commerce Is Against Him

Donald Trump’s analysis that bad trade deals and currency manipulation are largely responsible for the destruction of our manufacturing base is certainly correct, but there’s another signature US Chamber of Commerce issue that didn’t get much play in Trump's Pennsylvania speech, and that is unlimited immigration, which has contributed as much, if not more, than NAFTA has to the destruction of America’s middle class.

Help CHQ and Sen. Jeff Sessions Stop TPP and Preserve American Sovereignty

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