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V-Shaped Economic Recovery Requires Freer Trade, Not Tariffs

Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times

It seems obvious that President Trump is going to need a blockbuster economic revival if he hopes to win reelection in November. Part of the equation to achieve that springback is to resist trade protectionist temptations. But will he? Protectionism against our friendly trading partners has started to rear its ugly head. In this time of hopefully swift economic recovery, the Trump administration would be wise to resist special-interest trade protection rackets and concentrate on rebuilding American jobs through tax cuts and deregulation—which worked before and will work again.

Trump The Most Consequential Foreign Policy President Of Our Lifetimes

Trump was elected on high-profile domestic issues – cutting taxes, closing the borders, deregulation. He has addressed all of these. But he also has been perhaps the most consequential president in our lifetimes with regard to foreign policy. And it’s time he gets the recognition he deserves.

Conservative Leaders Tell Department Of Labor To Pull Our Pension Money Out Of Communist China

“The investment of private retirement funds into Chinese companies that do not comply with basic transparency standards, and in many cases rely upon child- and slave-labor, is incompatible with fundamental American values and must be discontinued.” The repugnant practice of investing U.S. pension funds in Communist China makes unwitting private U.S. retirees investors in Chinese companies which use child- and slave-labor, “effectively making individual 401(k) owners or pensioners parties to and profiteers from the exploitation of the victims of such cruel abuse.”

Tell Your Governor To Stop Investing State Pension Funds In Communist China

Our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, sent a letter to the Governors of all 50 states demanding that they end the dangerous practice of investing state worker pension funds in Communist Chinese enterprises. We applaud this effort and urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Governor’s office to demand that their state worker pension funds divest themselves of all investments in Communist China.

Wall Street A New Front In The Cold War With Red China

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call the White House (202-456-1111) to demand that the President use his executive authority to prohibit companies owned or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, the Red Chinese government, the People’s Liberation Army of China and other Chinese military and intelligence entities from accessing U.S. capital markets.

Beijing Biden Attacks Trump On China

According to research posted on the BeijingBiden.com website, since 1979, Joe Biden has been a key supporter and enabler of Communist China; a fact he often brags about and highlights in interviews and speeches, seemingly oblivious to the economic damage his positions have inflicted on America and American Workers. And now, Beijing Biden has the gall to attack Donald Trump as being weak on China.

End The Sweetheart Deal Joe Biden Gave The Chinese Communists

Since 2013, through a sweetheart deal negotiated by then-Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese companies have been allowed to participate in U.S. stock and bond exchanges without having to fully comply with the same Sarbanes-Oxley Act accounting practices and risk disclosure required of American companies. Now the Committee on the Present Danger: China has launched a campaign demanding the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board:cancel the agreement.

Joe Biden Is China’s Choice for President

The Democratic Party has always been weak on national security when it comes to China. But at least some prominent Democrats loudly criticized Beijing for its atrocious human-rights record and its theft of American jobs, well before Donald Trump helped form a new national consensus on China. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been longstanding China trade hawks, even socialist Bernie Sanders has been a reliable critic. And Joe Biden? Well, he’s on China’s side — not yours.

Is Counterbalancing China The Reason For Trump’s Historic Visit To India?

However troubled its military, India holds an obvious strategic appeal to the United States by virtue of both its location and its size. India will soon become the world’s most populous country, on track to surpass China by 2027. It shares a long border with southern and western China and controls important territorial waters Beijing needs for its maritime trade routes.

Conservatives Lukewarm On China Trade Deal Miss The Point

A massive Chinese purchase of agricultural products will pump much needed cash into the economies of a dozen Heartland states before the 2020 election. So, it is little wonder that Donald Trump, always the keen-eyed negotiator started there, instead of with the provisions that benefit Silicon Valley, where he is not going to get any political benefit no matter what he does.

Good Economic News Missing From The MSM Again

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter and the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, indicating the labor market remains solid.

Dem Front Runner Warren Agrees With Trump On Trade And Middle East Wars

One of the more bizarre elements of last night’s Democratic presidential “debate” was how much the leading Democrat – Senator Elizabeth Warren – agrees with President Trump, especially on endless Middle East wars and the effects of trade on American workers.

The August Jobs Report Is Not 'Mixed' It's Yuuge

Optimism is of course key to business expansion and based the third quarter’s Small Business Optimism Index, released mid-August by the National Federation of Independent Business, and today's employment figures, the American Small Business sector -- by itself the third-largest economy in the world -- remains very optimistic about the Trump economy.

Is the Fed Meddling in Our Elections?

The Federal Reserve isn’t the only Deep State institution that would like to affect the 2020 election in opposition to President Trump – Silicon Valley comes quickly to mind as an equally malign influence – however, as our friend Dr. Ron Paul observed in a recent  column, they are not a state within a state in the same way that the Federal Reserve is.

Media Talking The Economy Into A Recession To Defeat Trump

From our perspective we think Ainsley Earhardt of Fox and Friends had it right when she laid the blame for the growing talk of an economic recession on the media's attitude against Trump. “They do not want him to win again and they don’t like that the economy is doing well, apparently," said Ms. Earhardt.

Trump Bets His Presidency on Tariffs as a Recession Looms

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump seeks to throw out a free trade policy that, rooted in 19th-century ideology rather than U.S. national interests, threw open American markets to the world and produced, over three decades, $12 trillion in trade deficits and a loss of 70,000 factories and five million manufacturing jobs. The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs, a price of admission into the U.S. market. Trump is using tariffs to coerce China to stop cheating on the trade rules we have established and grant us the same access to her markets as Chinese producers have to American markets. And he is betting his presidency he can pull it off.

Why Trump's trade triumphs could be the path victory in 2020

Richard Manning, Fox News

With almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs created in the United States since he took office, President Trump can proudly stand on his policies which are beginning the revitalization of America with some of the latest high-tech, advanced manufacturing factories in the world. While America still has a long way to go to restore our manufacturing sector, President Trump’s America First trade policy is working to rebuild our nation’s economy, creating the economic and political environment where good paying jobs are returning and the average wage of the American worker is on the rise. And that’s a record that any president would be proud to run on.

Why the deal with Mexico is a good one

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The Mexican government and the educated class long ago figured out how to manipulate a succession of American governments and presidents, learning which buttons to push and how far to push them. The Mexican government urges the United States to address “the root causes” of the problem. Common sense is difficult to apply to the immigration crisis, because bad news on the border is the ill wind that blows good for some, a steady supply of cheap and easily abused labor and prospective voters for Democrats, who see them as the key to a permanent majority. But the deal with Mexico is good news for the rest of us.

Trump’s Risky Mexican Trade Standoff

John Fund, National Review

President Trump’s tough talk and hardball actions on trade are probably overdue. But it’s awkward having too many trade targets at any one time. Every few weeks, it seems, Team Trump bounces from China to the European Union to China as its major trade target. The interdependence of the world economy is fragile, given that more and more products and services have cross-border ownership and ties. A tough negotiating stance on trade is welcome, but it must be accompanied by an understanding of just how much damage could be done if driving a hard bargain were to take a back seat to impulsive behavior.

Anti-Trump Republican Congressman Justin Amash Earns A Primary Opponent

Rep. Amash and his family have been sketchy, if not downright deceptive about their business in Red China. Now, in the middle of President Trump's effort to protect American jobs and national security against Red Chinese attacks Amash suddenly thinks Trump should be impeached. Click here to learn more about Amash's opponent Michigan state Representative Jim Lower.