Friday, August 17, 2018

Tariff Job Gains Exceed Losses By 20:1



As of today, job gains exceed job losses by a 20:1 ratio. This week we’re showing gains of 11,100 jobs in four major sectors affected by tariffs. Tariffs are creating far more jobs than they are sacrificing.  The tariffs are working. So far, we have identified 514 job losses specifically due to tariffs. All job gains and job losses refer to job changes that have either happened or have been publicly announced as planned to happen by the companies involved, with specific numbers included. We have not estimated any of these numbers; they all come from the companies concerned. We do not include threats of potential job losses, such as the threat of sacrificing an alleged 4,000 future jobs recently made by the CEO of Chinese-owned Volvo Cars. Many corporate leaders are making vague threats or forecasts with clear political motivations. We are going deeper and looking at facts and facts only. [more...]

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8-16-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Michael Stumo: Jobs Created by Tariffs
2. Jeff Ferry: The Untold Story - Tariffs are Driving Job Creation
3. Daniel Greenfield: The Golden Age of Trump Bashing May Be Over
4. Robert Spencer: Mastercard Says it Blacklisted Robert Spencer Because of “Illegal Content”


Jobs Created by Tariffs

More than 11,100 Good Jobs Created Since February

We have determined that at least 11,100 new jobs have been created since February 1 as a result of the protective tariffs imposed on imported solar panels, washing machines, steel, and aluminum. The finding arises from the initial results of CPA’s “Tariff Job Creation Tracker” (TJCT), which monitors the jobs created as a result of the administration’s tariff actions. The tally is conservative because the numbers include only those positions where companies have publicly announced new or planned job counts. We’ve long recognized the direct connection between manufacturing strength and a vibrant middle class. Recent administrations simply acquiesced to a quarter-century of predatory trade from China. It’s past time to take action, and it’s gratifying to see how quickly manufacturing is coming back to the U.S. now that we are implementing the beginnings of a national trade strategy. [more...]


The Untold Story - Tariffs are Driving Job Creation

It’s just six months since the first of the Trump administration’s tariffs went into effect and the job gains are already visible. Our CPA Tariff Job Creation Tracker (TJCT) shows over 11,000 jobs have been created or announced since February 1st  and that includes only cases where companies announced specific job counts. Other companies have also said they intend to add jobs, but we will wait for numbers before adding them to the TJCT. In general, these are good, well-paying jobs, in strong, stable industries. The addition of high-paying jobs to any locality creates upward pressure on wages in the entire region. [more...]


The Golden Age of Trump Bashing May Be Over

Omarosa’s Unhinged may be the fake book that broke the fake publishing camel’s back. Instead of getting a #1 bestseller, Simon and Schuster had to settle for #5. As CNN notes, even Rick Wilson’s anti-Trump rant made it to #2. Pro-Trump books by Jeanine Pirro and Gregg Jarrett got to #1. And that’s despite the millions of dollars in free media coverage lavished on Unhinged. Without the backlash from the White House, Omarosa might not have even gotten to #5. What went wrong with Simon and Schuster’s seven figure investment? [more...]


Mastercard Says it Blacklisted Robert Spencer Because of “Illegal Content”

The Breitbart article is a good summary of what happened between Patreon, MasterCard and me, but the key element is in the update: “A Mastercard spokesperson responded to a Breitbart News request for comment with the following statement. ‘As part of our normal process, we share information about websites that may have illegal content with the acquirer – or merchant’s bank – that connects them to our network to accept card payments. The acquirer would then review the site for compliance with legal requirements and our standards. They would then determine what action to take. In this case, the acquirer advised us that they decided to terminate acceptance.'” “Illegal content?” What illegal content? Which website - Patreon or Jihad Watch? [more...]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jobs Created By Tariffs



More than 11,100 Good Jobs Created Since February

We have determined that at least 11,100 new jobs have been created since February 1 as a result of the protective tariffs imposed on imported solar panels, washing machines, steel, and aluminum. The finding arises from the initial results of CPA’s “Tariff Job Creation Tracker” (TJCT), which monitors the jobs created as a result of the administration’s tariff actions. The tally is conservative because the numbers include only those positions where companies have publicly announced new or planned job counts.

The TJCT was compiled by the CPA research team led by economist Jeff Ferry. Dozens of individual company announcements show a steady stream of new jobs in affected industries, trends also supported by the government BLS data, said Ferry. “The national media is generally ignoring the job creation arising from the country’s new strategic trade posture. This information is important. These jobs will have substantial positive effects on local economies and the national U.S. economy,” said Ferry. “They are in general well-paid manufacturing jobs in high-productivity businesses. Those new jobs will contribute to the creation of thousands of service sector jobs and they will stimulate local economies.”

In January, the president announced section 201 safeguard tariffs on imported washing machines as well as solar panels and cells, which went into effect in March when President Trump announced section 232 national security tariffs on surging imports of subsidized steel and aluminum, which went into effect June 1. The president is also imposing section 301 tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods produced via intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, and cyber-attacks. However, our job creation numbers do not yet include the impact from those 301 tariffs.

We’ve long recognized the direct connection between manufacturing strength and a vibrant middle class. Recent administrations simply acquiesced to a quarter-century of predatory trade from China. It’s past time to take action, and it’s gratifying to see how quickly manufacturing is coming back to the U.S. now that we are implementing the beginnings of a national trade strategy. [more...]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8-14-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Robert Spencer: New Mexico Compound Jihadis Released on Bond After Charges of Racism and “Islamophobia”
2. James Hirsen: The Digital Threat to Free Expression
3. Lowell Ponte: A Modest Proposal for Racial Justice in the NFL
4. Sally Pipes: Sanders’ 'Medicare For All'
5. Daniel Greenfield: Keith Ellison Gets His #MeToo Moment


New Mexico Compound Jihadis Released on Bond After Charges of Racism and “Islamophobia”

“Their lawyer argued that there was a double standard in the case because his clients were Muslims. He argued that if they had been Christian and white, ‘we might not be here today.'” Seriously? If they had been Christian and white, stockpiling weapons and plotting school shootings, with the ringleader being the son of one of the most respected Christian preachers in the country, there wouldn’t have been news coverage of anything else for weeks. There would have been feature stories in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. CNN and MSNBC would be running special reports on toxic Christianity and the crisis in the churches. [more...]


The Digital Threat to Free Expression

Recently, in a series of unprecedented moves on the part of four major social media platforms, free expression was deliberately brought to a halt. That the thwarting of the free expression in question took place on the same day adds to the alarming nature of the action by the digital powers that be. Alex Jones’s InfoWars content was banished from Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify. The move appears to have been a coordinated effort. The removal of the content was evidently motivated by a desire to rid the platforms of supposed hate speech. However, the same platforms continue to display pages that have far more incendiary and/or offensive content than InfoWars posted. [more...]


A Modest Proposal for Racial Justice in the NFL

As the National Football League gears up for another season, players are already taking a knee during our national anthem to protest America. This gesture cost the NFL a fifth of its lucrative television audience in recent years, financially damaging this professional sport. Why are wealthy and privileged NFL players doing this? A conspiracy theorist might suspect the answer is soccer. Are these players secretly taking billions to alienate American football fans and turn their interest instead to the globalist game of soccer? [more...]


Sanders’ 'Medicare For All'
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

The growing call for single payer is now front and center in the media.  As the Republicans currently control the presidency, House and Senate, single payer is unlikely to go anywhere but it is being touted all over the country by candidates.  It is a major focus for the November mid-term elections and promises to be even more of a major issue in the 2020 presidential election campaign. It is noteworthy that neither Senator Sanders nor House candidate Ocasio-Cortez have projected how much a total takeover of our health care system by government would cost or how it would be paid for.  But the left-leaning Urban Institute projected the 2016 Sanders plan to cost $32 trillion over 10 years.


Keith Ellison Gets His #MeToo Moment

The DNC deputy chair’s alleged pattern of abusing women has come to light. Until last week, Karen Monahan’s progressive credentials had been impeccable. But now the activist is one of two women who have accused one of the top figures on the left of physical and emotional abuse. Born in Iran before the Islamic Revolution, she was adopted by American parents and not only identified as an Iranian-American, but also worked with the pro-regime National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Keith Ellison was also a NIAC regular. He had spoken before the Iranian group and had received fundraising support from it. The first Muslim congressman from Minnesota, with a list of Islamist and leftist connections as long as his right arm, was a natural NIAC ally. [more...]

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8-9-18 Great Guests for Your Show


1. Robert Spencer: ABC, CBS, NBC Omit All Mention of Islamic Ties in New Mexico Compound Starved Children Case
2. Michael Stumo: The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
3. Adam Andrzejewski: Follow the Money in Florida - 34,873 Public Employees with $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $5.5B
4. Sally Pipes: Democrats Going All in on 'Medicare For All'
5. Daniel Greenfield: If Socialism is So Popular, Why Aren’t the Socialists Winning?


ABC, CBS, NBC Omit All Mention of Islamic Ties in New Mexico Compound Starved Children Case

Always, job one for the establishment media is to protect the image of Islam. As we continue to get updates on more gruesome discoveries and the squalor living conditions present at a New Mexico compound that included 11 starving children (ages one to 15) and the dead body of one child, one key detail had gone totally unreported by the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC): The ties to radical Islam. [more...]


The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill should be called the ‘Never Make It Here Again Act.’ President Trump should consider vetoing legislation that would unilaterally eliminate tariffs on a variety of imported foods and goods that have been offshored and are no longer produced in the U.S. Our board of manufacturing, agriculture and labor members voted to oppose the elimination of tariffs contained in this bill. This is a giveaway to foreign manufacturers and other countries. In this era of trade cheating, currency misalignment and subsidized foreign overproduction, this legislation grants tariff cuts in return for zero concessions from other countries. If Congress has any foresight and wants to help grow good-paying, middle-class jobs in the coming years, it must grow the domestic production of food and goods. [more...]


Follow the Money in Florida - 34,873 Public Employees with $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $5.5B
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”

When I reviewed the most highly compensated employees at every level of government in Florida, I found nearly 35,000 state and local government employees brought home six- and seven-figure salaries, costing taxpayers $5.5 billion annually. Since last year, the headcount of these high-compensated Florida government workers jumped by nearly 4,000 employees. The list of high earners includes an airport director accepting retirement payments and a working salary; a city attorney making $436,918; a junior college president making $386,578; and a county administrator making $346,722. There are even 26 small-town, village, and city managers out-earning every governor of the 50 states. [more...]


Democrats Going All in on 'Medicare For All'
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

Democrats have decided to stop worrying and embrace government-run, single-payer health care. On July 19, seventy House members launched a new ‘Medicare for All’ caucus. A House bill to implement single-payer - H.R. 676 - already has 122 cosponsors, about two-thirds of House Democrats. Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison has become the lead sponsor of the measure, declaring ‘Medicare for All’ - "an idea whose time has come." What was once merely a dream is now, many Democrats believe, only a couple of elections away. But ‘Medicare for All’ would be a nightmare for taxpayers and patients. [more...]


If Socialism is So Popular, Why Aren’t the Socialists Winning?

Socialism remains the hobbyhorse of a limited number of white leftists. They have the money and the activists to occasionally win races, usually when their opponents are badly hobbled. It’s not because their ideas are unpopular. Free stuff at taxpayer expense has always been a winning Dem message. It’s the messengers. As Bernie Sanders awkwardly limps around the country with Ocasio-Cortez, the oldest and youngest socialists, they will face difficult questions about where the trillions of dollars to pay for their plans will come from and even more difficult questions about why if socialism is so popular, the socialists aren’t winning. And the answer has to do with their own incompetence. [more...]

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Muslim Who Stabbed Soldiers and Said “Allah Told Me to Kill People” Allowed to Attend College



Look at how Canadian authorities are endangering the public. Ayanle Hassan Ali, a 27-year-old born in Montreal, accused of stabbings, said: “Allah told me to do this, Allah told me to come here and kill people.” But he was acquitted of terror charges and found mentally ill. “The board also found Ali, who suffers from schizophrenia, ‘still poses a significant threat to the safety of the public’ and ‘holds some of the same delusions, that he experienced at the time of the (attack).’ He also ‘continues to express concerns about the Canadian government and its interactions with Muslim countries.’”

We have seen so many jihadis say their jihad attack was retaliation for the supposed atrocities of Western governments in Muslim countries - and they’re going to let this would-be jihad murderer loose. [more...]

The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is now a number one bestseller on Amazon. Robert Spencer has compiled the first complete historical account of jihadi wars in a single volume. Ranging from Arabia to Europe and India, Spencer recounts the innumerable battles, massacres, victories, and defeats of the jihadi wars that have been waged from Muhammad’s century to the present day, all in the words of the contemporaries who either waged those wars or suffered the consequences thereof.”

Monday, August 6, 2018

8-7-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Robert Spencer: Jihad in Practice
2. Kerry Lutz: Reinstitutionalization - Make America’s Cities Great Again
3. James Hirsen: Rebel Comics Speak Out
4. Lowell Ponte: Apartheid 2.0
6. John LeBoutillier: Midterm Predictions


Jihad in Practice

Robert Spencer displays a particular knack for weaving together multiple disparate threads into a cohesive narrative with his latest work, The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS. Spencer has compiled the first complete historical account of jihadi wars in a single volume. Ranging from Arabia to Europe and India, Spencer recounts the innumerable battles, massacres, victories, and defeats of the jihadi wars that have been waged from Muhammad’s century to the present day, all in the words of the contemporaries who either waged those wars or suffered the consequences thereof.” [more...]


Reinstitutionalization - Make America’s Cities Great Again

Homelessness in America is truly a crisis and a national disgrace, but not for the reasons that the progressive Left would have you believe. The Left are outraged because America as the richest country in the world shouldn’t have any homelessness under any circumstances. To them, the homeless are a symbol of the failure of capitalism. If only we lived in a collectivist utopian society homelessness would cease to exist. The real truth is that homelessness as experienced in America today is a direct result of the failed Leftist policies. [more...]


Rebel Comics Speak Out

Chris Rock has recently been attacked by the left because he tweeted some words of praise for his comedic colleague Jerry Seinfeld. In his tweet, the comedian and filmmaker included a link to an article from The Federalist, titled “Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars’ is a Welcome Respite from the Insufferable Wokeness of Comedy.” “Woke” is the term that is being used by the so-called resistance movement to describe the commitment to oppose President Trump. The author of the article Ellie Bufkin argues that the value in Seinfeld’s show is that its emphasis on being funny, as opposed to actively engaging in leftist political messaging, “has created a wonderful escape from the political insanity of our day...” Seinfeld had been chastised by the Vulture website and others for not inserting “woke” politics into his show. Bufkin and Rock were essentially commending Seinfeld for not joining the ranks of the numerous late-night Trump bashers who in today’s cultural climate are delivering patently predictable comedy to their audiences night after night. [more...]


Apartheid 2.0

Western nations successfully waged a boycott and embargo to end apartheid racial discrimination in white-ruled South Africa decades ago. They thus carried out what could be interpreted as acts of war, despite the white apartheid government possessing up to six nuclear weapons. But now we have Apartheid 2.0 in South Africa, where a racist government is about to confiscate all white-owned land. Will new boycotts and embargoes be imposed to deter and punish this far-left black government to protect racial equality and human rights? Since apartheid’s race I.D. cards vanished with its overthrow, how can the “Apartheid 2.0” government even know which farmers are “white?” Would Barack Obama, with a black Kenyan father and white mother, see his property expropriated in South Africa? [more...]



Indra Nooyi, one of the most powerful leaders of a Fortune 500 company, is stepping down after 12 years as PepsiCo’s CEO. Nooyi was the second highest paid women CEO, earning $25.9 million. Statistics show that less than 5% of Fortune 500 leaders are women, and even less are people of color. Nooyi was a successful leader who broke stereotypes in her 24 years at Pepsi. During her time at PepsiCo, Nooyi accounted for an 80% growth in sales with a heavy focus on environmental safety. She earned $87 million over the last three years. She is recognized as an incredible CEO who grew PepsiCo by leaps and bounds. [more...]


Midterm Predictions

With 91 days until the Nov. 6 midterm elections, let us look ahead: Two parties are running this year - the Trump Party and the Anti-Trump Party. President Trump dominates everything - as he wants to - and, thus, the midterms will be all about Trump. Democrats - as the vehicle to be the Anti-Trump Party - will ride the passion differential and win control of the House in November; don’t rule out that they grease out a win in the Senate, too, by holding almost all of their seats (they can afford to lose Indiana or Florida) provided they win vulnerable GOP seats in Arizona, Nevada and Tennessee. And, often, there’s a surprise incumbent senator who goes down the tubes in a wave year; keep your eye on Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who is having some difficulty in a changing-from-red-to-purple Lone Star State. [more...]

Thursday, August 2, 2018

President Trump is Dragging Us Kicking and Screaming into Peace and Prosperity



One might expect that the sheer volume of vitriol, hatred and “resistance” coming from the media, Hollywood elites, establishment Republicans, and various other “never-Trumpers,” would be in response to the most unfit and dangerous President we’ve ever had. You would think we had a President who has exhibited open hostility to our country - who has actively worked to diminish our standing in the world, or who has tried to fundamentally change our country into a globalist, socialist state which would no longer resemble anything our Founders ever intended.

Maybe that hysteria would be warranted if we had a President who sent boatloads of cash to a foreign power that publicly vowed to destroy us with nuclear weapons; or whose administration gave 20% of our uranium to Russia for a quick political payoff.

Such hatred might be justified if we had a President who allowed the leaking of highly-classified information to other countries who are openly hostile to us, like China; or who didn’t bother to lift a finger to save our U.S. Ambassador and three others who were savagely murdered in Libya; or who abused the power of his office to spy on and punish his political opponents. Those might be justifiable reasons for their “righteous” anger and indignation. Our growing prosperity is putting our stable of Never-Trumpers in a tough spot. [more...]

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

U.S. Farmers Shouldn't Be Collateral Damage in Free-Traders' Crusade



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a $12-billion plan to support farmers and ranchers harmed by China’s retaliatory tariffs. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) slammed the move in a tweet: “This solution is as insane as the policy that got us into this mess. … @POTUS cannot fix this self-inflicted crisis w/a $12 billion slush fund.” Bennet is a free-trade supporter, so the criticism is not a surprise. But he apparently forgot his vote in 2015 for a similar “slush fund” to compensate workers and farmers harmed by the very free-trade agreements he supports. [more...]