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VIDEO – DONALD TRUMP SPEECH ON URBAN RENEWAL, CHARLOTTE, NC, OCTOBER 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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DONALD TRUMP’S FULL ECONOMIC SPEECH – AUGUST 8, 2016

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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VIDEO – PAUL RYAN – TRADE, RESULTS FROM THE WAR ON POVERTY, HEALTHCARE, ENTITLEMENTS, REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2012 ELECTION, DEFENSE BUDGET

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

July 2, 2015

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TPP = MASS IMMIGRATION

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

 

TPP = Mass Immigration
By DICK MORRIS

Published on TheHill.com on April 21, 2015

Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free-trade agreement, Congress could lose the power to control immigration policy. We could find ourselves back in the era before there were restrictions on immigration and anyone from anywhere could come to our shores. And Republicans, from leaders Mitch McConnell and John Boehner on down, are unwittingly helping President Obama achieve this goal.

The TPP, generally supported by pro-free-trade Republicans but opposed by labor-union Democrats, reportedly contains a barely noticed provision that allows for the free migration of labor among the signatory nations. Patterned after similar provisions in the treaties establishing the European Union, it would override national immigration restrictions in the name of facilitating the free flow of labor.

The draft treaty, now under discussion among 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and Japan, makes provision for needed labor to move across national boundaries without restraint. While much of the commentary on the deal has been focused on high-skill, white-collar migration, it could easily be interpreted as allowing farm workers and others to flow back and forth without legal regulation.

In seeking approval of the TPP, the Obama administration has proposed giving it fast-track authority to conclude trade deals — a power that would restrict Congress’s ability to amend the deal, allowing only an up-or-down vote. Led by Republicans, the Senate is moving toward passage of the fast-track authority as a precursor to ratification of the TPP treaty, immigration provisions and all. (more…)

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TPA – BEWARE OBAMA’S TRADE DEALS

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

 

Don’t Give Him What He Wants

Irwin M. Stelzer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, director of -economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and a columnist for the Sunday Times (London).

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AUSTRALIA AND CONSERVATISM

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

 

Conservatism on Top Down Under

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BOOK REVIEW – THE FIVE STRUCTURAL BARRIERS TO AMERICAN STRENGTH AND PROSPERITY

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

 

If you are looking for a good, easy to read book on why the U.S. recovery has been so painfully slow, Frank Roche’s new book, ‘The Five Structural Barriers to American Strength and Prosperity’ will lay out  the 5 main reasons that are holding our country back. 
  The policies that our government have been following since the 1960’s and 70’s just might have something to do with it.  Frank Roche discusses  our immigration policy, fiscal policy, U.S. international trade policy, regulatory policy and the U.S. education policy.     Nancy

THE FIVE STRUCTURAL BARRIERS TO AMERICAN STRENGTH AND PROSPERITY

  BY FRANK ROCHE,  Market Economist,  Adjunct Professor of Economics and capital markets expert

May 28, 2013

The weak cyclical recoveries from America’s first two recessions in the 21st Century are exposing a long camouflaged and ignored truth. That is, bad public policy as practiced by elected and appointed officials at the state and federal level since the 1960’s has engendered serious structural problems for the U.S. economy reducing potential real GDP, with cascading effects on employment, income distribution, and national savings while inducing higher levels of dependency on government for basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. The structural damage done by too much immigration, too much debt, too many imports, too many laws, rules & regulations, and not enough quality education over the past 35-40 years has finally been revealed in the below potential performance of the U.S. economy. The empirical evidence is clear; the underlying U.S. economy is getting weaker not stronger.
Frank Roche takes several important issues facing America; gives you the data, graphs, and curves; pulls no punches; and lays out the problems in an easy manner to follow . Frank takes the heady stuff and explains the why. The writing style is friendly and conversational – which was totally unexpected. This is a good book and a great read for all of us who want the facts.
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U.S. IN 10TH PLACE FOR ECONOMIC FREEDOM

Monday, January 28th, 2013

 

Economic Freedom on the Wane

By   Ed Feulner is president of the Heritage Foundation (heritage.org)
January 15, 2013

“Land of the free.” It’s right there in our national anthem. As well it should be — the personal liberties we enjoy are the envy of many around the world.

Freedom is no accident. It requires constant vigilance. It takes economic liberty, an area where the United States has begun to slip quite a bit lately. How would you say the United States compares to other nations? There’s no need to guess. We can pinpoint it exactly by using an annual guide known as the Index of Economic Freedom.

Top three, you think? Top five? Nope. Last year at this time came the news that the United States had dropped to 10th place. Now, the 2013 index is out, and we can see that the United States hasn’t budged from that spot.

In fact, we’re lucky we didn’t fall out of the top 10 altogether. Our index score declined a bit over the last year. We held onto the No. 10 slot mostly because Ireland declined enough to wind up in 11th place.

As recently as 2008, the United States ranked seventh worldwide, had a score of 81 (on a 0 to 100 scale, with 100 being the freest), and was listed as a “free” economy. Today, the United States has a score of 76 (its lowest since 2000) and is “mostly free,” the index’s second-highest category. (more…)

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WILL OBAMA FREE THE BLIND SHEIK?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

 

The Wall Street Journal

  • September 25, 2012

Will Obama Free the Blind Sheik?

The theologian of terrorism inspired the 1993 and 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. The White House should state clearly that he will serve out his life term in the U.S.

By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY

Mr. Mukasey served as U.S. attorney general from 2007-09, and as a U.S. district judge from 1988 to 2006.

Are senior Obama administration officials considering transferring to Egypt a poisonously influential Islamist cleric serving a life term in federal prison for trying to unleash a war of urban terrorism in the United States? That’s the impression several officials have given over the past three months, apparently out of fear that if the cleric dies in U.S. custody, American outposts in the Middle East could be overrun by vengeful mobs.

Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is one of the world’s leading theologians of terrorism. Abdel Rahman, who has diabetes and is in his mid-70s, is confined at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons medical facility in Butner, N.C. He served as spiritual adviser to El Sayid Nosair (in connection with the 1990 assassination in Manhattan of Meir Kahane, a right-wing Israeli politician) and to the band of terrorists who carried out the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center that killed six and wounded numerous others (an operation undertaken in part to free Nosair from jail).

Abdel Rahman was convicted in 1995 of participating in a seditious conspiracy that included the Kahane murder, the 1993 WTC bombing, and a plot to blow up other landmarks in New York and to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak when he visited the United Nations. I presided over the trial as a U.S. district judge; upon his conviction, I sentenced Abdel Rahman to life in prison.

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Associated PressOmar Abdel Rahman’s daughter demonstrates for his release outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Aug. 12, 2011. (more…)

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HISTORY OF BILL CLINTON’S POLICIES THAT TRIGGERED OUR NATIONAL DECLINE

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

 

KUHNER: Bubba’s America

Clinton’s endorsement befits Obama

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner

The Washington Times

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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    Former President Bill Clinton has emerged as a hero to many Americans, especially liberals. He has become a Democratic icon, a deeply beloved figure. This is why he was tapped to give the nomination speech for President Obama at the Democratic National Convention. The delegates in Charlotte, N.C., loved it. The reason is simple: His presence — and words — reminded everyone of better days. The 1990s were fat years, an age of supposed peace and prosperity. Mr. Clinton gave Mr. Obama his stamp of approval. Bubba assured America that a second Obama term would deliver economic recovery and a revived middle class — akin to a return to the 1990s.

As usual, he was peddling snake oil. His speech was vintage Clinton: dishonest, self-indulgent, cynical, wonky, pretentious and disconnected from reality. The fact is the 1990s was a disastrous decade, which America is still paying for. It was not just a holiday from history — dominated by an orgy of consumer spending and the coarsening of our culture — but something more pernicious: the squandering of our power and wealth. Mr. Clinton did not preside over America’s boom. Rather, he played a pivotal role in triggering our national decline.

Under his watch, the forces of radical Islam gathered steam — and went largely unopposed. The Taliban tightened their grip over Afghanistan. Pakistan attained the Muslim world’s first nuclear bomb. Iran embarked upon its nuclear program. Somalia became a jihadist haven. Mr. Clinton’s military interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo enabled Islamists to infiltrate the Balkans. Al Qaeda declared war on the United States. The 1993 World Trade Center attacks, the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, and the 2000 suicide assault on the USS Cole — Islamic terrorists were able to strike American targets with near impunity. Sudan’s government even offered to hand over Osama bin Laden to Washington. Mr. Clinton’s response: no thanks. Instead of confronting the rise of Islamofascism, he ignored it. The Sept. 11 terrorist atrocities were a direct result of Mr. Clinton’s negligent, reckless policies.

Moreover, he actively aided and abetted China’s march to global dominance. His administration transferred vital missile and nuclear technology to Beijing in exchange for illegal campaign contributions. China’s vassal state, North Korea, was allowed through the Agreed Framework agreement to buy the time needed to eventually become a nuclear rogue nation. His administration solidified trade ties with Beijing, encouraging China’s communists to embark upon economic liberalization combined with one-party rule. America’s market was flooded with cheap and shabby Chinese goods. Economic nationalism was sacrificed at the altar of globalization. (more…)

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