Thursday, August 22, 2019

8-22-19 Expert New Guests for Your Show

1. Jeff Ferry: Why We Need Baldwin-Hawley Currency Reform Now
2. Karen Kataline: Did Trump Just Defend or Offend Jewish People?
3. Matthew Vadum: Question to Cummings - Where Did the Billions in Missing Federal Money Go?
4. Sally Pipes: A President Harris Would Mean Good-bye to Private Insurance
5. Lowell Ponte: Trump and the Greenland New Deal

Why We Need Baldwin-Hawley Currency Reform Now
By Jeff Ferry

In his recent article, "How Not to Restore American Industry," David P. Goldman criticizes the Baldwin-Hawley bill, also known as the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act, which was introduced into the Senate earlier this month.  The bill would provide the Federal Reserve Bank with a third mandate, achieving and maintaining a current account balance (trade balance) through exchange rate management. Goldman’s article is thoughtful and entertaining, yet he misses several crucial points about how the modern global economy operates, and this leads him to overlook the importance of currency. It is also notable that Goldman is a columnist for Asia Times, a newspaper based in Hong Kong which has managed its exchange rate for decades. [more...]

Did Trump Just Defend or Offend Jewish People?
By Karen Kataline

The latest faux outrage in a news cycle which is getting tougher and tougher to keep up with, concerns President Trump’s re-tweet of a comment reportedly by Wayne Allyn Root, proclaiming Trump as “King of the Jews” and (I still can’t find this one) “the Second Coming of God.” The secular media propagandists love to spin things like this particularly when they think it will offend Christians who are their primary target.  Sadly, American Jews who support Trump are a minority within an already tiny minority. I believe that it is virtually impossible to deny that President Trump has been a spectacular President for Israel and the Jewish People and frankly, for all groups that the Left has come to think of as their own personal mascots. Those who still deny this are certainly more focused on that river in Egypt. [more...]

Question to Cummings - Where Did the Billions in Missing Federal Money Go?
By Matthew Vadum

President Trump went after purported congressional watchdog Elijah Cummings recently, slamming the Democrat congressman for failing to improve his troubled Baltimore, Maryland, district despite the inflow of billions of dollars in federal aid during and in the years leading up to Trump’s administration. “Baltimore’s numbers are the worst in the United States on crime and the economy. Billions of dollars have been pumped in over the years, but to no avail,” the president wrote on Twitter July 29. “The money was stolen or wasted. Ask Elijah Cummings where it went. He should investigate himself with his Oversight Committee! Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst crime statistics in the nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old bull... Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain and protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!” [more...]

A President Harris Would Mean Good-bye to Private Insurance
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

Since announcing her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Kamala Harris hasn't been able to make up her mind about whether she wants to eliminate private health insurance. At a CNN town hall in January, she voiced support for nixing private insurance, stating, "Let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on." Then, in May, she said she was misunderstood and pushed for supplemental private coverage. A few weeks later, during the first set of Democratic presidential debates, Harris raised her hand when the moderators asked who on the stage would eliminate private insurance. Hours later, she said she misheard the question, and reversed course. Now, she claims to have a plan that will supposedly provide health coverage for everyone while "preserving a role" for private insurers. Don't believe it. Harris is bent on killing off private insurance and pushing all Americans into a one-size-fits-all, government-run health plan - at an annual cost of trillions of taxpayer dollars. [more...]

Trump and the Greenland New Deal
By Lowell Ponte

President Trump said he canceled his trip to Denmark after a “nasty” comment by the country’s prime minister about the U.S. president’s interest in buying Greenland, which is the world's largest island, 80 percent of which is covered with ice. Does he know that in year 986 the Viking Erik the Red began selling Greenland to settlers by claiming it was green and offered them rich farmland? Just as with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, the label "green" has been used to fool people. The Little Ice Age in the North Atlantic destroyed Viking settlements in Greenland. We appear to be at a similar point in a climate cycle, with another brief once-in-a-thousand-years period of warming that began in 1850 now about to end. The island is rich in mineral wealth, but if its ice melted, this could raise global sea levels by 23 feet and submerge Miami. [more...]

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