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Are Single-Family Homes Racist?

Americans who have grown up experiencing private home ownership as the route to personal prosperity must quickly learn of the threat of "sustainability" mandates warns Tom DeWeese, President of The American Policy Center. The ultimate government game is to reorganize our cities into massive urban areas where single-family neighborhoods are replaced by the Sustainable/Smart Growth model of wall-to-wall apartment buildings.

Federal Reserve Policies Attacking Working Families

Why would the Fed want to do anything to slow the record-breaking run in housing values, slow wage growth and encourage a Bear stock market that will strip more wealth from the retirement accounts and college funds of America’s working families?

Fire the Fed

Stephen Moore and Louis Woodhill, Washington Times

For much of the past two decades, America’s economic problems of slow growth and flat wages were due to the drag of fiscal and regulatory mistakes. Now at the very moment in time when we finally have a president who is slashing tax rates and regulations and is making America a much more business-friendly nation, the Fed’s monetary policy has come unhinged. Cockpit warnings have been sounding for months, not only from the markets, but from President Trump and many other growth economists — including ourselves. We are now suffering the financial ramifications of this “pilot error” on the part of Mr. Powell.

The Fed Steps On Middle America Again

Whether there is a political motive, or simply a Wall Street over Main Street bias one thing is certain: In the alternative universe where Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe and the mandarins who control America’s Federal Reserve Bank live, good economic news for America’s middle-income families is something to be feared.

Is The Fed Trying To Tank The Trump Economy Before The Midterms?

The Federal Reserve has raised rates recently and expects to do so again soon. Translation for those not aligned with the Wall Street – Washington – Silicon Valley Axis: The Fed wants to stifle your wage growth and job mobility by establishing a so-called neutral level that neither spurs nor slows economic growth.

'Don't let the Fed end the Trump prosperity'

Stephen Moore and Louis Woodhill, Washington Times

Consumer prices are growing at between 2 percent and 3 percent. That’s hardly hyperinflation. The Fed’s job is not to stall growth or to prevent economic “overheating,” whatever that means. It is to keep prices stable and the dollar a strong and reliable currency. Rapid GDP growth and rising wages are not the enemy — they are the goal. This is what Trumponomics is all about, and if the Fed isn’t with that program then Mr. Trump is right to attack them for trying to block America’s grand economic comeback.

Federal Reserve Steps On Trump Economic Boom… Again

President Trump campaigned on policies that would boost the economy to 4 percent – or greater – growth. Now, just when America’s hard-pressed middle-income families are beginning to see the benefits of Trump’s policies, is not the time for the Fed to cool the economy.

Will The Fed Stomp On The Trump Economic Boom Right Before The Midterm Election?

An increase In the Fed interest rate could trigger a jump in unemployment claims and a drop in the stock market right before the election, quashing the efforts of the GOP to expand their majority in the Senate and hold or expand their majority in the House by campaigning on the booming economy.

The Federal Reserve’s War On Jobs

A year and a half into the Trump presidency the American economy has seen solid growth, more people in jobs and Wall Street has broken records on a regular basis. However, in the alternative universe where Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe and the mandarins who control America’s Federal Reserve Bank live, good news for America’s middle-income families is apparently bad news.

Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates Helping Wall Street And Hurting Main Street?

President Trump campaigned on policies that would boot the economy to 4 percent – or greater – growth. Now, just when America’s hard-pressed middle-income families are beginning to see the benefits of Trump’s policies, is not the time for the Fed to cool the economy.

JOBS JOBS JOBS!

Economists had forecast 200,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, according to a Bloomberg survey. They raised their forecasts Thursday after a report by the payrolls-processing giant ADP showed the private sector added 298,000 jobs in February, many more than expected.

Obama’s Fed Stifles Trump Market Rally And Economic Recovery Plans

After pumping-up the economy with near-zero interest rates for the entire Obama presidency, we here at CHQ have expected that Obama’s Federal Reserve would not be friendly to Donald Trump’s plans for an economic growth agenda. And the numbers appear to bear us out.

Impending Budget Crisis Dooms American Imperium

America’s fiscal position is deteriorating sharply. Earlier this year the Congressional Budget Office forecast that the federal deficit was back on the rise in 2016, with steady increases expected over the next decade. There isn’t going to be much money for the national government to spend on “discretionary” items, including underwriting wealthy allies, rebuilding failed states, and enforcing international norms.

Donald Trump’s Disastrous Economic Observations

Now that the first votes are being cast it is time for Donald Trump to stop offering conspiracy theories, conflicting comments and disastrous suggestions about the economy and to come up with some real world plans that voters can sink their teeth into and that prove his much-vaunted business experience actually equips him to make policy for what is still, despite Obama’s best efforts to destroy it, the world’s largest economy.

In Defense of the TEA Party - Part One

In the first of a three part series on the TEA Party, Tom DeWeese, Founder and President of the American Policy Center, explains that regardless of whether you agree or disagree with all of the issues or positions of the TEA Party, it is the one movement today that is protecting the right of opposition and freedom of speech for every American.