Republicans win Big…..now what?

If the R’s don’t do the right things to focus on job creation and the economy, shame on them. [by Dan DiMicco | November 6, 2014 | dandimicco.com] We need to do 5 things: 1-Stop Trade Mercantilism and return to President Reagans mantra of Rules Based and Enforced “Free and Balanced” Trade; 2- Build on our…

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Manufacturing Sector Gains 15,000 Jobs in October: AAM Statement

The Department of Labor reported this morning that America’s manufacturing sector added 15,000 jobs in October. The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, boosts to +218,000 jobs, after positive revisions to September and August’s data. Commented Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul: “The…

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Exit Polls: Economy #1 Issue By Far

Exit polls shows show that the Number 1 issue was the economy.  Obama failed and the GOP won the election. Specifically, 45 percent of voters said, in exit polls, that the economy was their number one issue. Almost half say their own family’s financial situation hasn’t improved much over the past two years, and a…

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Recent global VAT trade distortion data

  (Map showing countries with a VAT in red.  Countries without a VAT in blue) Here is a valuable table showing VAT/consumption tax rates across the world for 2013 courtesy of Stewart and Stewart, a DC law firm specializing in international trade issues. While other countries have lowered tariffs, they have raised their VATs.  Thus,…

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