Thursday, March 31, 2016

3-31-16 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Karen Leland: Crucial Advice on Your Branding - Web Presence and Social Media
2. Dave Bego: Scalia - There Should Have Been an Autopsy
3. Crista Huff: The Great American Sovereignty Giveaway
4. Joe Messina: Students Apologize for Offensive Image that Offended No One
5. Daniel Greenfield: Believe in Bernie
6. Joseph Klein: How Putin is Out-Maneuvering Obama in Syria

Crucial Advice on Your Branding - Web Presence and Social Media
By Karen Leland

The Week of April 4th is Explore Your Career Options Week. If you want to keep your career options open, be aware that a strong personal brand on social media can help or hurt. According to a recent poll, 52% of employers use social networking sites to research candidates, and 35% of those same employers reported that they were less likely to interview job candidates who didn’t have an online presence. In addition, 51% use search engines to dig up details on a job candidate. So that picture of you chugging back a beer on your Facebook page may not be such a good personal brand move for your future career prospects. Take advantage of all your career options by making sure your social media is up to par with these five easy, but often overlooked, tips. [more...]

Scalia - There Should Have Been an Autopsy
By Dave Bego

All of the details surrounding Judge Antonin Scalia’s death seem odd, starting with the location of his passing, which occurred at the ranch of liberal Obama supporter John Poindexter who just happened to discover Scalia lying dead in his bed with a pillow over his head. Even more strange is that his death was declared by natural causes and no autopsy was performed, despite the fact that Texas law requires one in instances when someone dies under less than obvious circumstances. There is no question that Scalia’s passing was a major windfall for big labor bosses and the Democratic Party in a tough election year. Many believe that his passing was not coincidence and that it was planned. [more...]

The Great American Sovereignty Giveaway
By Crista Huff

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is not about “free trade.” It’s about the U.S. giving up sovereignty (autonomy; self-governance) to a global governing body called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, and to a global court system that will challenge many decisions made by the U.S. Congress and our states’ legislatures. If the U.S. Congress ratifies the TPP, Congress will cede authority over myriad areas of American business — and citizens’ lives — to global authorities." [more...]

Students Apologize for Offensive Image that Offended No One
By Joe Messina

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at Cornell law school sent out an apology for a supposed “offensive image” that no one was offended by. I guess they “thought” someone should have been offended by it and issued the apology. That was thoughtful of them. The image featured an Asian man singing karaoke, with the text “ABBA REE I CAN FRYYY.” (That’s a reference to the R. Kelly song “I Believe I Can Fly.”) But, really, why are we at this point of being so overly sensitive in the first place that we have to self-censor? [more...]

Believe in Bernie
By Daniel Greenfield

When you can't think of a rational reason to support a senile Socialist who wants to impose a failed economic policy on America, there's always pure faith. Believe. It hasn't ever worked. It won't ever work. Just believe. Ignore over a century of pure human misery. [more...]

How Putin is Out-Maneuvering Obama in Syria
By Joseph Klein

In what has become a monthly ritual, the United Nations Security Council received a briefing on March 30th regarding the very dire humanitarian conditions in war-torn Syria. Stephen O’Brien, the Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, delivered the latest assessment. He noted as positive developments a respite in violence in some parts of the country since the cessation of hostilities came into effect one month ago, and some limited progress on access for the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged and hard-to-reach areas. However, he said that many of the 4.6 million people in need “still remain outside our reach due to insecurity and obstructions by the parties.” [more...]

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

3-29-16 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Do Trump and Clinton Have a Lock on Nominations?
2. Michael Stumo: Towards Balanced Trade as the Primary National Trade Policy Objective
3. Wayne Allyn Root: Is President Obama Insane?
4. James Hirsen: Bernie Sanders Slams Hillary for Clooney Fundraiser
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: What Small Business Owners Can Learn from Yahoo
6. John LeBoutillier: The Brussels Attacks, the GOP and Dem Races

Do Trump and Clinton Have a Lock on Nominations?
By Dr. Gerard Lameiro

Here are some scenarios that might change who the ultimate Republican nominee is this fall: Neither Trump nor Cruz get to the 1,237 threshold of needed delegates to secure the nomination (after the last primary in June). At that point, the battle for the undecided, unpledged, and orphan delegates (before the convention) becomes tantamount.  Cruz, with his strong organizational skills and knowledge of GOP rules, might easily prevail and win an additional 150 delegates. [Go here for a complete analysis...]

Towards Balanced Trade as the Primary National Trade Policy Objective
By Michael Stumo, CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America

The U.S. has the worst trade performance in the world. For 40 years, perennial trade deficits, which are not offset by periodic trade surpluses, have resulted in debilitating and potentially permanent job losses, stagnant incomes, industry losses and massive foreign debt.  Foreign mercantilist practices – such as currency misalignment, divergent tax systems, industrial subsidies – are given scant attention in trade negotiations and have not once been addressed effectively in agreements presented to the Congress for approval. [more...]

Is President Obama Insane?
By Wayne Allyn Root

There is something very wrong with our president. Is it possible he’s mentally unstable? Could his actions fit the legal definition of insanity? Should he be legally removed from office before his actions (or inaction) get more Americans killed? Forget everything that’s happened for the past seven and a half years. I’m only talking about the actions of the past few days. [more...]

Bernie Sanders Slams Hillary for Clooney Fundraiser
By James Hirsen

The Bernie Sanders campaign has found a new wedge issue in the head to head contest with Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination: the massive amounts of cash that Hillary receives from Hollywood’s biggest bundlers and donors. After the Sanders campaign derided the Vermont senator’s opponent for fundraisers that the Clinton campaign has scheduled, which feature George Clooney, Sanders himself appeared on CNN and said that bundlers such as Clooney represent “the problem with American politics.” [more...]

What Small Business Owners Can Learn from Yahoo
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Yahoo just can’t catch a break, and they deserve not to. Running a business is hard, no matter the size, but some people fail to see when they are making mistakes, and more often than not, someone is ready to capitalize on those mistakes. Yahoo’s management and board can’t seem to make any good decisions regarding the ailing tech company. Given that their core company is theoretically valued at zero dollars, you would think they’d have made big plans to right the ship. But no, they considered selling certain major assets, but to no avail. Now, activist hedge fund group Starboard Capital is launching a proxy war to take over Yahoo’s entire board. Yahoo wants to sell its core business due to failures to stay competitive in the tech market; Google (Alphabet) and Facebook are two major threats Yahoo can’t fully handle. For Starboard, this isn’t enough, and the hedge fund wants a whole-sale replacement of the board. Luckily for Yahoo, the company has until the end of June to work out a deal, so not all hope is lost. At the end of June comes Yahoo’s annual meeting, where if things don’t improve, they could see Starboard take over the entire company. [more...]

The Brussels Attacks, the GOP and Dem Races
By John LeBoutillier

What are the 2016 political ramifications of the Brussels attacks? Has Obama hurt the Democrats for November over his handling of the attacks? In the GOP race, it’s all about Wisconsin and Pennsylvania now. Has Trump peaked? Is his lack of candidate discipline damaging his ability to win? Can Bernie defeat Hillary in Wisconsin? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS live - on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at 7:30pm ET. [more...]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

3-24-16 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Barry Farber: Who’s to Blame?
2. Michael Stumo: A Competitiveness Strategy for the U.S.
3. Daniel Greenfield: Obama’s Final Solution for the Jewish State
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Where the Race Stands after Arizona, Utah and American Samoa
5. Wayne Allyn Root: Piers Morgan, Welcome to Team Trump

Who’s to Blame?
By Barry Farber

The gun that didn’t go off, the bomb that didn’t explode, the plane that didn’t crash. All sweet dreams and answered prayers. If the street-theater of 2016 had been met with the law enforcement techniques of 1968, the casualty list right now could easily exceed that of Paris four months ago plus those lost in the more recent Brussels terrorist attack in which the bombs DID go off! [more...]

A Competitiveness Strategy for the U.S.
By Michael Stumo, CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America

The United States is losing an economic competition against other nations whose mercantilist strategies are destroying our manufacturing jobs, critical industries, our standard of living, our national security, the security of our food supply and our children’s futures. The threat to the U.S. economy and national security is grave. [more...]

Obama’s Final Solution for the Jewish State
By Daniel Greenfield

Obama’s campaign against Israel has run into one major obstacle... Muslim terrorists. Every Obama attempt to force Israel to make concessions to the Islamic terrorists who run the Palestinian Authority has been rejected by the terrorists. No matter how much Obama got Israel to offer, it was never enough. [more...]

Where the Race Stands after Arizona, Utah and American Samoa
By Dr. Gerard Lameiro

Arizona and Utah boosted the delegate totals for Trump and Cruz on Tuesday.  Here’s an update on where the Republican presidential race stands on Wednesday, March 23rd, after the Arizona Primary (58 delegates, winner-take-all, closed), Utah Primary (40 delegates, proportional, closed), and the American Samoa Convention (9 delegates, unbound, open)... [Go here for a complete analysis...]

Piers Morgan, Welcome to Team Trump
By Wayne Allyn Root

Even I was surprised to read bleeding-heart, anti-gun, ultra-liberal British media personality Piers Morgan join Team Trump. That’s a journey of a million miles. That’s a journey even ancient Chinese philosophers could never have seen coming. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read Piers Morgan’s UK Daily Mail commentary celebrating Trump, titled “When it comes to terror, isn’t it time we started listening seriously to Trump?” [more...]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3-23-16 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: What if White Conservatives Treated Obama the Same Way Liberals Treat Trump?
2. James Hirsen: California Primary Could Decide GOP Nominee This Time Around
3. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Will Convention Rules Determine the Republican Nominee?
4. Lowell Ponte: Hedging the Election
5. Crista Huff: How to Fight the TPP More Effectively
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Cuba/U.S. Relations Warming?
7. John LeBoutillier: Is It Something More Than Just "Anger" that Is Driving the 2016 Election?

What if White Conservatives Treated Obama the Same Way Liberals Treat Trump?
By Wayne Allyn Root

You know what the definition of a “racist” is? Anyone winning an argument with a liberal. It turns out radical leftists are right. There are two very different Americas. There’s one where free speech is not allowed for conservatives – especially white male conservatives. No white male conservative can ever criticize President Barack Obama without being called a “racist” or being called a Ku Klux Klan member. Then there’s the America where leftist protestors can run roughshod over the rights of Donald Trump and his supporters, without being called out, blamed, or having to face consequences for their rude, hateful or violent actions. [more...]

California Primary Could Decide GOP Nominee This Time Around
By James Hirsen

When it comes to politics, California is best known for the huge amounts of cash that stream from Hollywood and the Silicon Valley straight into the campaign coffers of Democrat candidates. In terms of the primary contest, the Golden State has not been as significant a factor in the modern era, mainly due to its late voting date and the immense cost of campaigning in such a large state. This primary season seems to be turning conventional wisdom on its head. Instead of being a proverbial wallflower, California is likely to hold a primary that ends up playing a key role in determining whether or not the GOP convention will be a contested one. [more...]

Will Convention Rules Determine the Republican Nominee?
By Dr. Gerard Lameiro

Convention rules are vitally important.  While many people are focused on who’s ahead in the delegate count today, it’s possible the Republican Party convention rules will dramatically influence or even determine the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.  Let’s get an update on the delegate counts and then look at some of the current and potential new rules that can make a big difference in this race. [Go here for a complete analysis...]

Hedging the Election
By Lowell Ponte

Economic historians might look back on 2016 as the year that four wildly different candidates were the final four chosen by voters to be President. And yet, perhaps by destiny, a victory by any one of them could potentially send the price of gold soaring upward. 2016 will be a year of dramatic change that redefines America – but not just in our politics. This is a year that could also redefine and restore our very idea of the integrity of money and value. Got gold? That is what the wise are electing to get now, before the political conventions and November balloting. Their decisiveness could make them big winners in the 2016 election. [more...]

How to Fight the TPP More Effectively
By Crista Huff

I’m a political activist fighting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. I’ve been an activist for ten years, fighting corruption, helping to elect good people, raising awareness and teaching voters how to become more involved and effective in government. Every now and then, I have an “A-ha!” moment. I figure out a way to work more effectively, outsmart my competition and increase my chances of winning. That “A-ha!” moment arrived last week, during a trip to Washington, D.C. where I was to speak with Congressional staffers about the TPP - to give them enough information so that they’d understand how much it threatens U.S. jobs and sovereignty.  [more...]

Cuba/U.S. Relations Warming?
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Air Force One touched down in Cuba on Sunday, making Obama the first president since Calvin Coolidge to visit Cuba. President Obama’s three-day visit comes after a slow warming of relations that began at the end 2014. Although Cuba and the U.S. are a long way from restoring full diplomatic and economic relations, the progress the nations have made looks good for balance sheets so far. Starwood Hotels, bought out by Marriott Monday, announced plans to develop two properties in Havana and signed a letter of intent to manage a third. Though current U.S. sanctions would prevent such a deal, Starwood was granted an exception by the U.S. Treasury Department - essentially a trial run for further economic interactions. Starwood is looking to tap into what will undoubtedly be a huge tourism market. In fact, after the December 2014 changes to policy which started the U.S./Cuba thawing process, international tourism in Cuba has ballooned 17%. [more...]

Is It Something More Than Just "Anger" that Is Driving the 2016 Election?
By John LeBoutillier

What is really driving the 2016 election? Is it anger... or something more? Do the candidates even understand what the American voter is telling them? In the GOP race, can The Donald unify a fractured GOP? Or is it already too late? On the Democratic side, is Hillary, despite her Tuesday sweep, actually weaker than it appears? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS live - on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at 7:30pm ET. [more...]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wake up Ted, It's Time to Make the Phone Call to Trump

By Wayne Allyn Root

What’s that famous saying? “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” It’s time for Ted Cruz to wake up and make the phone call that changes history, changes the GOP, changes the course of America. It’s time to face reality. Donald Trump will be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Only Trump has a path to the nomination. Ted Cruz is delusional if he thinks he can win the nomination... or deserves to win the nomination. [more...]

Obama Nominates Stealth Leftist for the Supreme Court

By Joseph Klein

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland, who currently serves as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The White House's strategy was to pick someone whom they believe will be politically difficult for Republican senators to simply ignore – a stealth leftist recast as a “centrist.” The White House even created a new Twitter handle, @SCOTUSnom, to rev up activists seeking to pressure Senate Republicans into giving President Obama's nominee, in Obama's words, "a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote.” [more...]

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3-16-16 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Eva Rosenberg: TaxMama Answers Tax Questions
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: The GOP Against Trump
3. Barry Farber: Donald, Bring in the Slovenian Beauty
4. Michael Stumo: Happy 4th Anniversary Korea U.S. Trade Agreement... Thanks for Doubling our Trade Deficit
5. Daniel Greenfield: “The German Government Will Pursue its Refugee Policy with all its Might"

TaxMama Answers Tax Questions
By Eva Rosenberg, EA

We live in a mobile society. Sometimes it’s the employer that requires employees to relocate. Or an employee wants a quieter pace of life and telecommutes. A student goes to college out of state. Then there are those folks like athletes, whose jobs take them all over the country. And, worst of all, these multistate returns often generate audits. What’s a taxpayer to do? gets questions from taxpayers all over the country. The questions require complex answers. [more...]

The GOP Against Trump
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

The GOP sits on top of the long list of pundits and insiders who did not predict America’s support for Trump. For establishment Republicans, this Washington outsider is a threat they didn’t see coming. The GOP can’t control Trump like other candidates, which is exactly why he is so popular. Blow after blow, Democrats and Trump’s own party, have tried to knock the billionaire off his position in the polls, but these attacks only strengthen Trump and his millions of supporters. The Republican party will do everything it can to wrestle Trump into a brokered convention. That’s why these primaries matter so much. [more...]

Donald, Bring in the Slovenian Beauty
By Barry Farber

Why doesn’t Donald Trump play his communist card? “What communist card?” you’re entitled to wonder. The best anti-communist speech in the world would do nothing except make the speaker sound 35 or 40 years out of date. A rousing “Tear down this wall!” speech would make Trump seem hopelessly out-of-date. But what’s wrong with a few reminders of what communism looks like at a time when the Democratic Party is speeding perilously pell-mell toward that cliff on the left, led by candidate Hillary Clinton? Donald Trump happenstantially holds a unique “communist card,” his and his alone. The Germans introduced Big Bertha, a cannon that could hit Paris from 75 miles away in World War I; America’s atomic bombs put a quick end to World War II. Trump should now unveil his happier nonviolent “weapon” - Mrs. Donald Trump, born Melania Knavs (Germanized to “Knauss”) in Slovenia, which was part of the old communist Yugoslavia. [more...]

Happy 4th Anniversary Korea U.S. Trade Agreement... Thanks for Doubling our Trade Deficit
By Michael Stumo, CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America

America is celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Korea-US (KORUS) Trade Agreement with a bilateral trade deficit that doubled. This single cold, hard fact shows that the current Trans-Pacific Partnership promises by the Obama Administration, which are recycled from the KORUS agreement, are not credible. The KORUS agreement was passed by Congress in 2011.  Census data show that our Korea-US trade deficit was $14.7 billion that year.  The deal was implemented into law on March 16, 2012.  At the end of 2015, our trade deficit nearly doubled to $28.4 billion. [more...]

“The German Government Will Pursue its Refugee Policy with all its Might"
By Daniel Greenfield

Merkel's Christian Democratic Union took a severe beating in elections. Her refugee redistribution plans, along with a united Europe, are falling apart as Eastern Europe rebels against its Eurocratic overlords. But Merkel isn't going to budge. Is Merkel crazy? Crazy like a fox - a really destructive fox. The CDU's poor election showing hurt her critics within the party more than they hurt her. Instead of a minus, it helps purge the CDU of dissent and potential opposition, which, in a European political system, is actually more of a threat to the leader at the top than opposing political parties. Merkel's approval rating isn't too bad and the rest of the political landscape is too dysfunctional to pose a severe threat. This lets her drag CDU further to the center while consolidating power. Think of what the GOP establishment has done to conservatives. [more...]

3-15-16 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Elaina George: Healthcare Rhetoric vs. Reality
2. Joe Messina: Mr. Obama’s Impartiality
3. James Hirsen: Psychological Warfare Being Waged on Trump Supporters
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Will This Super Tuesday Determine the Republican Nominee?
5. Wayne Allyn Root: The Front Page of the Trump Presidential Site
6. Crista Huff: TPP - Truths, Lies, and Suspicions
7. John LeBoutillier: Who Will Be Today’s Big Winners?

Healthcare Rhetoric vs. Reality
By Dr. Elaina George

What has become increasingly confusing to wade through is the exponential rise in the rhetoric which is designed to keep the status quo in place. How else can one explain the fact that on one hand, some conservatives have been advocating policies that work against the conservative principles of free market and the rule of law while actually funding and perpetuating big government policies that centralize power at the expense of individual rights while, on the other hand, liberals have been advocating policies that abrogate free speech, restrict the freedom to associate with whom and how you see fit, while championing cronyism in the form of Medicare for all and taxing the middle class out of existence in the name of the nanny state wrapped in the guise of social justice. [more...]

Mr. Obama’s Impartiality
By Joe Messina

Mr. Obama has once again shown his utter disdain for conservatives. Before getting into office, he said in a speech that we weren’t a red country, we weren’t a blue country, we were a purple country. However, he seems to have become color blind to all but his own party’s color. Leading up to First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral, I recently made a comment on Facebook that President Obama only seemed to want to go to “thugs’” funerals. He has blown off some of the most beloved people in society and some of the most important figures in history. Why? Because they don’t fit his narrative; they don’t give him a Chris Matthews “tingle.” In response to my comment, the question placed to me was: What other president has attended a First Lady’s funeral? Is that really the test? What other president has “honored” thugs with representation at their funerals? NONE! [more...]

Psychological Warfare Being Waged on Trump Supporters
By James Hirsen

Political electioneering has often been compared to war and it is clear that the same PsyOps principles have frequently been employed to compromise the morale of supporters of opponents in a political campaign. In his infamous book, ‘Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,’ Saul Alinsky provided a window to the world of political PsyOps as it is practiced by the left. “The first step in community organization is community disorganization,” Alinsky wrote. “The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displaced by new pattern.” [more...]

Will This Super Tuesday Determine the Republican Nominee?
By Dr. Gerard Lameiro

Trump and Cruz hold nearly 80% of all awarded delegates.  Rubio and Kasich are lagging behind with about 20% of the delegates already awarded. But, more importantly, no one is close to the required 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. Trump is in the lead, obviously.  Even Trump must get 777 more delegates to win the nomination outright. [Go here for a complete analysis...]

The Front Page of the Trump Presidential Site
By Wayne Allyn Root

Watch Wayne Allyn Root on Fox & Friends talking about the Trump rallies. [more...]

TPP - Truths, Lies, and Suspicions
By Crista Huff

What about Sen. Cruz’s claim that the TPP is not a “living agreement?” On page 48 of the Congressional Research Service’s report, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations and Issues for Congress, dated March 20, 2015, under the subheading A “Living Agreement,” it reads, “The TPP has been envisaged as a ‘living agreement’ - one that is both open to new members willing to sign up to its commitments and open to addressing new issues as they evolve.” [more...]

Who Will Be Today’s Big Winners?
By John LeBoutillier

Trump and Cruz are going to emerge as the big winners today. Rubio is going to get shellacked in Florida and drop out on Wednesday. He will NOT endorse The Donald... ever. Kasich will win Ohio by 1 or 2 percentage points and will stay in the race. Trump will win Florida big and will average his usual 35 percent in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina. Cruz will place second in almost every state and accumulate enough delegates to make the argument that only he can take on Trump and deny him the nomination. Cruz has flown under the radar lately... and that actually has calmed down his image a bit. thus making it more palatable for establishment GOP figures to hold their tongues and actually endorse Cruz in an effort to stop Trump. [more...]

Friday, March 11, 2016

'Celebrity Apprentice' GOP Edition

By Wayne Allyn Root

It all began with 17 contestants. Almost all of them celebrities in the world of politics. Only one had no chance to win - according to the “experts.” He was thought of as a clown, politically incorrect, offensive, and had zero political experience at any level. Ninety-nine percent of the experts predicted he’d never even file his financials with the FEC. Surprise. Meet the winner of "Celebrity Apprentice Special Political Edition": Donald J. Trump.

As of Tuesday night, Trump added Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii to his trophy case. It wasn’t even close: Trump dominated. And he’s leading by a mile in the two remaining jewels needed to put this race away. Trump leads Florida by a landslide over Senator Marco Rubio. He has a commanding lead in Ohio over Governor Kasich.

How could the national media, political experts and commentators get it so wrong? The guy who never ran for office, let alone served in office, just beat out a mob of Washington insiders who’ve played the political game their entire lives. [more...]

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Common Myths About Tax Audits

By Eva Rosenberg, EA

Audits are pretty terrifying experiences – even when you know you did nothing wrong. But what if you did? Uh oh! The experience is even worse when you know that you fudged on your tax return. What will they do when they catch you? Or, if you did more than just fudge, what if you actually lied – and reduced your income a lot? Will you go to jail?

Well, nothing is ever as bad as you expect. First, let’s dispel one big myth. The average taxpayers, even those with large omissions on their tax returns, will not be seeing jail time. The worst that you will face are additional taxes and penalties. The bad news is if you really did leave out a lot of income, or made up a large portion of your expenses, your penalties could be crippling. That means you’re a crook.

Good news – and bad news

The good news is IRS staffing is down. They were only able to audit about .7% (7/10th of 1 percent) of all taxpayers (or 1.2 million audits). The bad news is the audits are more targeted, designed to catch taxpayers who will owe more money. In fact, the IRS assessed nearly $27 billion in additional taxes. The good news is, over 38,000 examinations resulted in additional refunds to the taxpayer of $829.5 million. Sometimes audits are a good thing.

Just in time for tax season comes a tax book like no other. Packed with money-saving strategies every taxpayer can use, Deduct Everything! - #1 in Hot New Releases and Small Business Taxes on Amazon - is the definitive guide to help you keep more of your hard-earned money at tax time. You will learn all the latest tips from national tax expert and best-selling author Eva Rosenberg - the award-winning TaxMama© - a seasoned tax professional - including how to save money with hundreds of write-offs, legal tax breaks, credits and loopholes.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

3-9-16 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Joe Messina: Mitt Romney - The GOP’s Fall Guy
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Election Season is Trump Season
3. Barry Farber: Trump’s Breaching of the ‘Small Hands’ Barrier
4. Crista Huff: Currency Manipulation - The Silent Partner in International Trade
5. Daniel Greenfield: Why Netanyahu Stood Up Obama
6. Joseph Klein: UN Passes Toughly Worded Piece of Paper Against North Korea

Mitt Romney - The GOP’s Fall Guy
By Joe Messina

What is Mitt Romney doing in the news cycle? And since when did he become a relevant topic to the 2016 presidential race? GOP leaders in the House and Senate have created this primary election spectacle. They were handed two thirds of the federal government in 2014; and while they may have slowed Obama’s Executive Branch down a little bit, more often than not, it looks to us common folk that they largely go along with him applying little to no resistance. Yes, there are a few exceptions to the rule (like Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton), but by and large, GOP leadership is failing to lead. And they certainly aren’t carrying out the will of the people who elected them. [more...]

Election Season is Trump Season
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

With primaries and caucuses rolling through June, election season is in full swing. For the blue half of the country, Hillary is building steam against Sanders. Though the former First Lady has 658 delegates to Sanders’ 471, Super Delegates is where Hillary soundly beats the Vermont Senator, trumping him 458 to just 22. Clinton also holds a 9.6% margin over Bernie according to Real Clear Politics’ national poll average. While it looks like Hillary will be the DNC’s pick, don’t forget the FBI is searching through her server to discover the truth behind her potentially campaign wrecking e-mails. If the FBI discover a smoking gun from Benghazi or another incident, that could spell disaster for the Democrats. [more...]

Trump’s Breaching of the ‘Small Hands’ Barrier
By Barry Farber

There used to be a maritime custom that seamen crossing the equator for the first time were pounced upon by their shipmates and held down while their heads were shaved. Something much more powerful and meaningful than crossing the equator hit America shortly after 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 3. Did you feel the twinge when Donald Trump took us by the hand and led us to the nadir of our presidential cultural level so far? [more...]

Currency Manipulation - The Silent Partner in International Trade
By Crista Huff

Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore routinely devalue their currencies, making U.S. exports more expensive to their citizens, thereby decreasing both the quantity of U.S. products sold in their countries and the profit margins on those products. In addition, currency manipulation has a see-saw effect: when U.S. products become more expensive in Asian countries, Asian products become cheaper in the U.S., thereby encouraging U.S. consumers to ignore U.S. products on store shelves and instead reach for the cheaper, often-lower-quality foreign products. [more...]

Why Netanyahu Stood Up Obama
By Daniel Greenfield

On March 9, 2010, the headlines were shocked with outrage over Netanyahu’s “snub” to Obama. Six years later, almost to the day, the same rerun is playing on news networks across America. The White House is outraged, shocked and infuriated by Netanyahu’s “snub.” Obama is depressed at the snub and gorging on a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Brownie Batter to get over the pain of a skipped meeting with the Israeli prime minister. Obama-Netanyahu meetups convey all the joy of a root canal and yet we’re supposed to believe that Obama was looking forward to this particular session with Netanyahu. [more...]

UN Passes Toughly Worded Piece of Paper Against North Korea
By Joseph Klein

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on March 2nd that imposes tough new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against North Korea (the DPRK). Resolution 2270 (2016) is the Security Council’s strongest response to date to the rogue North Korean regime’s ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related test activities in violation of a series of prior Security Council resolutions. The triggering events leading up to this latest resolution were North Korea’s January 2016 nuclear test and February rocket launch. These provocations were too much even for China, North Korea’s closest trading partner, which cooperated constructively with the United States to reach consensus on the resolution’s text after several weeks of negotiations. [more...]

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

3-8-16 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: My Ten Predictions for the 2016 Presidential Election … Coming True Now
2. Karen Leland: How the Candidates’ Brands Drive Success or Failure
3. Wayne Allyn Root: The Plan That Could Elect Trump President
4. Michael Stumo: Trade Deficit Worsened in January, Exports Declined, Trade Agreements Failed
5. James Hirsen: Hollywood, the GOP Establishment and a Contested Convention
6. Dave Bego: Demand for Union Transparency and Choice on the Rise
7. John LeBoutillier: Trump vs. Clinton? Don’t Bet on it!

My Ten Predictions for the 2016 Presidential Election … Coming True Now
By Dr. Gerard Lameiro

Although written in 2015, ten predictions that are identified and described in my new book Great News for America seem to be coming true as we follow the 2016 presidential election. I predicted the end of the Republican Party (as we know it) would happen with the 2016 presidential election. Look at the facts: John Boehner lost his leadership post as Republican Speaker of the House. Establishment Republican Party candidates are struggling to get traction in the presidential primaries and caucuses despite very high expenditures, while outside candidates, Trump and Cruz, are winning instead. [Go here for a complete analysis...]

How the Candidates’ Brands Drive Success or Failure
By Karen Leland

Donald Trump’s recent wins might lead us to the conclusion that bad behavior is good for personal branding. But is it a long-term play for success or just a short-term attention-getting move that will ultimately end in failure? Regardless, the current political circus does beg the question: How do the Presidential candidates’ brands drive success or failure?  In a 24-hour news cycle, one misstep can make or break a brand in an instant. [more...]

The Plan That Could Elect Trump President
By Wayne Allyn Root

Trump can put the race away today by going to John Kasich through a third party to make the following offer: “John, you’re not winning the nomination. There is no clear path for anyone but me to win the nomination. I’m about to open my wallet and spend $100 million to finish this race once and for all. I want you as my Vice President. Let’s call a press conference tomorrow and announce we’re a team. That means we’ll win Ohio together as a team. Race over. With you by my side, we beat Hillary and win the White House. You’re in charge of balancing the budget for the second time in your remarkable career. I win. You win. America wins.” [more...]

Trade Deficit Worsened in January, Exports Declined, Trade Agreements Failed
By Michael Stumo, CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America

A new government report shows that U.S. trade policy and trade agreements continue to shrink America's economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for January 2016 last week. The report showed that America's trade deficit worsened, causing our economy to be smaller than in a balanced trade scenario. Here are the top two highlights... [more...]

Hollywood, the GOP Establishment and a Contested Convention
By James Hirsen

A coalition has recently sprung up that consists of a bramblebush of anti-conservative opponents. George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, Louie CK, and the “Saturday Night Live” writing staff are currently joining forces with the GOP establishment, the common thread attaching them to one another being an inordinate dislike for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Even given the politics of our times, it is bizarre to not only watch some of the most outspoken Hollywood leftists line up with the mainstream news media, but also with Republican establishment types that include the likes of Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and the so-called intellectuals at National Review and the Weekly Standard. [more...]

Demand for Union Transparency and Choice on the Rise
By Dave Bego

The Devil at Our Doorstep and blogs such as Rank and File Union Membership Post Victories, SEIU Watch and Michigan Kickoff are committed to publicizing the stories of employees across the nation who have been impacted by, or are taking steps to fight back against, Big Labor’s control tactics of forced unionism and forced dues. Much of these “membership” dues are utilized for political purposes instead of for the benefit of the membership. The Devil at Our Doorstep has long published the story of “Mariam the Mighty,” an immigrant from Egypt, now working for the state of California’s Department of Motor vehicles (DMV). As a member of a state agency, she is required to have membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Mariam has expressed her concern that unions were the primary downfall of her home country and she did not want to see the same thing happen in the U.S. Subsequently, she started a movement against the union, Occupy SEIU, and is committed to having the SEIU Exposed. Mariam’s coalition hopes to obtain one million signatures by March 31, 2016 by having members go to the Web site and sign the petition. [more...]

Trump vs. Clinton? Don’t Bet on it!
By John LeBoutillier

Despite the media proclaiming that the nominations are all sewed up, in fact both races are still to be determined. Read the latest analysis here... [more...]