1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: TPA - Poison Pill or Vitamin for Free Trade?
2. Dave Bego: California Sinking?
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: The U.S. Dollar vs. the Euro
4. Joe Messina: The Two Frontrunners in the 2016 Race
5. Lowell Ponte: CASH AND CARRY - It is Now Against the Law to "Almost" Break the Law
6. John LeBoutillier: Hillary Has "Metastatic Political Cancer"
TPA - Poison Pill or Vitamin for Free Trade?
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is currently being debated across America. A vote in the House is expected very soon. It's about as controversial and confusing a subject as any national issue gets with conservatives and progressives all over the map. It definitely does not follow standard party lines. TPA is legislation originally created by Congress in the early 1970's that authorizes the president to negotiate trade agreements with other nations. If the president negotiates a trade agreement, he is required to send it to Congress for an up or down vote within a limited period of time; this voting process does not allow any amendments to the trade agreement prior to the vote. It's a straight up or down vote. [Go here for a complete analysis...]
By Dave Bego
For decades California has been under political and financial siege by labor unions partnering with state politicians to press their political agendas. The poor financial condition of the state of California is indicative of the symbiotic relationship of labor and politics which serves to benefit each other to the detriment of its citizens. Despite the fact that many Californians recognize that big labor represents an oppressive cost which is destroying the state, they are currently fighting a losing battle and it continues to get progressively worse. Recently, union members themselves became concerned about Big Labor's agenda and began mounting a push back. [more...]
The U.S. Dollar vs. the Euro
The recession of 2008 greatly impacted economies across the world. In the seven years following the crash, markets lifted themselves back towards prosperity with varying degrees of success. One of the fastest recovering globally significant economies is that of the United States, and while there still remains years of work, we are faring much better than certain European counterparts. One of the hardest hit and slowest to recover is Greece, which is an anchor weighing down the recovery of the euro zone. As a result of the United States’ success and Europe’s sluggishness, the U.S. dollar is rallying against the euro, coming within a few cents of parity. [more...]
The Two Frontrunners in the 2016 Race
By Joe Messina
As we go to press, the frontrunners in the presidential race are Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton. Walker has a mortgage, 2 kids in college, a car payment, parents living with him, major credit card debt, and a net worth of NEGATIVE $72 thousand! That can’t be right; he's a Republican. He is the lowest net worth candidate running for president! Enter Mrs. Clinton - she has been involved in scandals, questionable dealings, or just downright illegal activities since the 1970's. Is this the best we can do? [more...]
CASH AND CARRY - It is Now Against the Law to "Almost" Break the Law
By Lowell Ponte
How much cash can you now withdraw from your bank and carry in America without risk of being arrested, or of having your assets seized, merely for possessing money in this liquid form? The ominous answer is that carrying even one dollar in cash might give the government a pretext for such actions. Once upon a time, this question usually mattered only at the border. People were required to declare if they were carrying more than $10,000 in cash or negotiable instruments when entering or leaving the United States. Failure to make a truthful declaration to U.S. Customs can result in the forfeiture of the money a person is carrying. Today, because of anti-racketeering RICO statutes and the 2001 Patriot Act, your bank is required to notify the federal government if you deposit or withdraw $10,000 or more in cash. In effect, your bank is required to spy on your financial life in this way for the government. [more...]
Hillary Has "Metastatic Political Cancer"
In this special segment of POLITICAL INSIDERS, we analyze the three newest polls from CNN, the Washington Post and Fox and explain how serious Hillary's problems are among her base voters - women, highly-educated, young and non-white voters. We discovered that Hillary's base voters are now beginning to react negatively to the e-mail and Clinton Foundation scandals - and that Benghazi is in fact an even bigger problem for her among young voters. She "has a metastatic political cancer" that is spreading to the heart of her campaign. The so-called mainstream media "does not know how to read these polls" and naively continues to report that all is peachy in Clinton World - when it is not. Watch here. [On the upcoming GOP Debates]