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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>GEORGE H.W. BUSH: December 7, 2018</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Lambro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Honor, decency, principle, grace, loyalty, optimism, integrity, dignity, honesty, humbleness.<br />\n Those were just some of the character traits, among many others, used to describe former President George Herbert Walker Bush this week &mdash; words that you do not hear much nowadays from the nation&rsquo;s capital about its leaders.</p>\n<p> YET THAT&rsquo;S how his longtime friends, allies, colleagues, family and even some of his political opponents described Bush during two days of tributes as he lay in state in the U.S. Capitol&rsquo;s Rotunda, followed by a moving service at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.<br />\n It is hard to remember a former president who had more political experience and held more prestigious posts before climbing to the presidency: Two-term congressman from Texas, UN ambassador, envoy to China, chairman of the Republican National Committee, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, then vice president under President Ronald Reagan for eight years, until he won the presidency in his own right by defeating Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts.<br />\n Perhaps the most emotional moment at the memorial service in the National Cathedral came when his son, former president George W. Bush, spoke movingly about how his father showed him how to be president, becoming only the second father-son presidents in U.S. history after John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams.<br />\n &ldquo;Of course, Dad taught me another special lesson,&rdquo; Bush said. &ldquo;He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country.&rdquo;<br />\n The younger Bush had sometimes talked about how the Bushes can become emotional to the point of tears, or as he calls them, a family of &ldquo;weepers.&rdquo;<br />\n True to form, George W. Bush briefly broke down near the end of his eulogy as he recalled when his parents lost their daughter Robin at age three, saying that his father is now &ldquo;hugging Robin and holding Mom&rsquo;s hand.&rdquo;<br />\n Over the course of a nearly 50-year career in the news business, I had the pleasure of interviewing George H.W. Bush two or three times in Washington.</p>\n<p> THE FIRST came when he was in the House, and I was working on a piece about the House gymnasium for United Press International. He was helpful, affable and humorous, giving me, as I recall, a few anecdotes about what goes on in the congressional gym, and how he used it to keep fit.<br />\n Some years later, when he was vice president and I was a young political reporter for UPI who had covered the Reagan presidential campaigns, he agreed to an interview about the Reagan-Bush legislative agenda.<br />\n I had also done a lot of reporting about wasteful federal spending programs &mdash; a subject that was one of Reagan&rsquo;s favorite targets during his presidency.<br />\n So much so, that the president began quoting from my book, &ldquo;Fat City: How Washington Wastes Your Taxes,&rdquo; in his 1980 campaign, and after taking office, handed out copies of it to each and every member of his Cabinet at its first meeting.<br />\n My exposes were especially popular among UPI&rsquo;s newspaper clients across the country, and UPI nominated them for a Pulitzer Prize twice during my career there.<br />\n So I queried Bush during the interview about wasteful government spending, mentioning some of my findings, asking what he thought about this and that issue.<br />\n As I recall, he did not seem to warm to the issues I had raised, and didn&rsquo;t appear to be as enthusiastic as Reagan was about cutting government down to size. (I had also interviewed Reagan numerous times, including two one-on-one Oval Office meetings.)<br />\n Then a strange thing happened soon after my interview with Bush went out over UPI&rsquo;s wires. I got a phone call from his press secretary, saying the vice president was very displeased with the story and that he was sending a government agent over to get a copy of the interview tape.<br />\n They got their tape, but I never heard a word more from the vice president&rsquo;s office after that.<br />\n But that&rsquo;s all water over the dam, as they say. Later on, I wrote many columns about his presidency, supporting his actions in the Gulf War and other policies, with differences here and there.<br />\n But through it all, I respected his basic decency, integrity, dignity, tough moral fiber and humility, which all seem to be lacking in our nation&rsquo;s leadership these days.</p>\n<p> FOR MY MONEY, Bush was truly a class act.</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"GEORGE H.W. 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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>MIDTERM ELECTION: October 25, 2018</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Lambro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>President Trump and Republican leaders are pulling out all the stops in a last-ditch effort to keep control of Congress in next month&rsquo;s midterm elections.<br />\n For days Trump&rsquo;s been railing against a fast-growing caravan of more than 5,000 migrants from across Central America heading toward the U.S. border, characterizing them as filled with violent criminals, gang members and &ldquo;unknown Middle Easterners&rdquo; &mdash; though he provides no evidence to back up that claim.<br />\n &ldquo;You&rsquo;re going to find MS-13, you&rsquo;re going to find Middle Eastern, you&rsquo;re going to find everything. And guess what? We&rsquo;re not allowing them in our country,&rdquo; Trump said.</p>\n<p> YET WHEN asked by reporters if he has any proof of violent Middle Eastern participation in the flow of Hispanic refugees nearing our border, he says, &ldquo;We want safety.&rdquo;<br />\n And the people most responsible for this growing horde of humanity, he said, were the Democrats and their pro-immigrant policies &mdash; claiming that the flow of migrants will only worsen if Democrats are put in control of Congress.<br />\n Then Trump opened up a new campaign strategy over the weekend, telling reporters he was going to give middle-income taxpayers a new 10 percent tax cut before the Nov. 6 elections, in addition to the sweeping tax-rate reductions Congress has already enacted.<br />\n His remarks sounded as if he alone was going to give taxpayers the additional tax cut, which is impossible because Congress has adjourned for the elections, and only Congress can levy taxes.<br />\n Reporters frantically sought further official verification in all the usual places, but the White House offered &ldquo;no substantive information,&rdquo; the Washington Post reported, and members of Congress were home campaigning.<br />\n &ldquo;Yet Washington&rsquo;s bureaucratic machinery whirred into action nonetheless &mdash; working to produce a policy that could be seen as supporting Trump&rsquo;s whim,&rdquo; the Post said Wednesday in a front-page story beneath a headline that said, &ldquo;Officials rush to make Trump&rsquo;s whims reality.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> &ldquo;ONE SUCH option now under discussion&rdquo; in the White House &ldquo;is a symbolic nonbinding &lsquo;resolution&rsquo; designed to signal to voters ahead of the elections that if Republicans hold their congressional majorities, they might pass a future 10 percent tax cut for the middle class,&rdquo; the newspaper said.<br />\n Republican Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said Tuesday that he would get together with the White House and the Treasury Department to come up with a plan &ldquo;over the coming weeks.&rdquo;<br />\n And that, dear readers, is how official policy is made &mdash; or hopes to be made &mdash; by the administration to influence the outcome of a very close election in less than a dozen days. So don&rsquo;t hold your breath.<br />\n Trump&rsquo;s earlier tax cuts, which went into effect at the beginning of this year, have had an undeniably pro-growth impact on the economy. But they were weighted much more on the corporate side of the tax ledger than on personal income taxes for middle-income Americans.<br />\n &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t think we could get any more than we got. We got the max,&rdquo; Trump said Tuesday. &ldquo;And now because of the fact that the economy is doing so well, we feel that we can give up some more. I couldn&rsquo;t have gotten that extra 10 percent when we originally passed that plan.&rdquo;<br />\n Last year&rsquo;s tax-cut plan was estimated to add $1 trillion or more to the budget deficit, but the added middle-class 10 percent tax cut, if it is ever drafted and approved by Congress, was expected to be revenue neutral because of offsetting spending cuts or reduced tax breaks elsewhere in the tax code.<br />\n &ldquo;This is for middle-income people, all middle-income people, a big tax, 10 percent. We&rsquo;ll be putting it in next week,&rdquo; Trump said at a rally Monday.</p>\n<p> BUT CONGRESS won&rsquo;t be in session next week. Its members will be back home, campaigning for what voting analysts say may be one of the closest congressional and Senate elections in decades.</p>\n', created = 1574428099, expire = 1574514499, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:6b1d8f52372b12808b4c3bff4c8f9d31' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>DEFICIT: October 18, 2018</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Lambro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Voters go to the polls next month to send members of Congress their own report card about the way our lawmakers are running our country. And it&rsquo;s not going to be a pretty picture.<br />\n In many cases, our representatives and senators are going to be given failing grades for mishandling the government&rsquo;s finances, constantly bickering among themselves, taking too much time off (like all of August) and flunking budget-cutting.</p>\n<p> THE LIST is long and frightening. The White House said this week that the government ran up a budget deficit of nearly $780 billion in the past fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.<br />\n In the 1980s, I was asked by Reader&rsquo;s Digest to write a series of articles, including one that named the 10 most wasteful federal programs in Washington, and another that was titled &ldquo;How Congress Creates a Deficit.&rdquo;<br />\n At that time, the 1986 federal budget deficit was a tame $221 billion &mdash; &ldquo;the worst in U.S. history.&rdquo; President Reagan signed a budget bill &mdash; a record $576 billion &mdash; to keep the government functioning, but complained it contained &ldquo;enough waste to run several small countries.&rdquo;<br />\n Nowadays, the deficit is expected to get worse, much worse: Climbing to nearly $1 trillion next year, and soaring far beyond that in 2020, according to the Congressional Budget Office.<br />\n A nation saddled with that much debt is in trouble. Congress patted itself on the back this year for passing a budget, raising spending, but not looking for the many places where it could cut spending among hundreds of wasteful and needless agencies, bureaus, boards, offices and departments that cry out for the budget-cutting axe.<br />\n I have written several books over the decades that dug into wasteful, duplicative, unnecessary federal spending programs. Most of those programs are still there, and their elimination would save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.<br />\n In &ldquo;Fat City: How Washington Wastes Your Taxes,&rdquo; I began the book with this paragraph: &ldquo;Our federal government has become a bloated, extravagant, paternalistic, remote, cluttered, disorganized, inefficient, frivolous, duplicative archaic wasteland.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> START WITH corporate welfare like the Export-Import Bank. Its direct loans subsidize the export sales of major blue-chip corporations, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.<br />\n We&rsquo;ve spent billions of dollars subsidizing Amtrak since 1971, and its costs have climbed. Privatize it.<br />\n There is still a long list of obsolete military bases that the Pentagon and Congress want to close down, which would save taxpayers millions of dollars.<br />\n Mergers and acquisitions are a staple in the business world. They can be a way to save money in government, too. Combine the Commerce and the Labor Departments to reduce their costs and improve efficiency.<br />\n Democrats wrongly blame the rising debt on President Trump&rsquo;s tax cuts. But cutting tax rates has injected a new spurt of growth into a lackluster economy that was barely crawling along at a two percent growth rate during President Obama&rsquo;s two terms in office.<br />\n Trump&rsquo;s personal and business tax cuts have propelled the nation&rsquo;s annual growth rate by more than four percent, boosting capital investment, new business expansion, new job creation, increased incomes and higher federal tax revenues.<br />\n He has been good on the pro-growth arguments for tax cuts, but less so on the wasteful, needless bureaucracies that populate our government and gobble up our taxes.<br />\n &ldquo;Why do these programs survive despite overwhelming evidence of their abuse, waste and ineffectiveness? One reason is the powerful committee members who jealously protect the sacred cows of interest groups that fall within their domain,&rdquo; I wrote in one Digest article.<br />\n Lawmakers listen only to arguments of the lobbyists and other special interest groups to keep these programs funded, not the people whose incomes are taxed to fund them.<br />\n The late Wisconsin Sen. William Proxmire, the last of the Senate&rsquo;s penny-pinchers, once estimated that the ratio of those who testify each year on behalf of more spending versus less is about a thousand to one.</p>\n<p> ISN&rsquo;T IT time that your voice was heard, too?</p>\n<p> Donald Lambro has been covering Washington politics for more than 50 years as a reporter, editor and commentator.</p>\n', created = 1574428099, expire = 1574514499, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:53dc473cefc51dd64f92acf5f7c4a081' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>NIKKI HALEY: October 11, 2018</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Lambro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who announced this week she will be leaving her post at the end of the year, will be remembered most for being the Trump administration&rsquo;s toughest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.<br />\n Haley has repeatedly criticized Putin for backing the Syrian regime&rsquo;s bombardment of its civilian populations in that country&rsquo;s bloody civil war, and has pushed for U.S. sanctions against Moscow at a time when President Trump has thus far refused to condemn the Kremlin dictator.</p>\n<p> WHILE CALLING Putin &ldquo;a strong leader&rdquo; throughout his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has yet to blame him for Russia&rsquo;s cyberwar interference in the U.S. election, or the poisoning of an ex-Russian double agent and his daughter in Great Britain &mdash; or anything else, for that matter.<br />\n Earlier this year, when Haley announced on CBS&rsquo;s &ldquo;Face The Nation&rdquo; that Trump would soon be imposing new sanctions on Russia, she was sharply criticized by Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council.<br />\n &ldquo;She got ahead of the curve,&rdquo; Kudlow told reporters at a news conference in Florida. &ldquo;She&rsquo;s done a great job. She&rsquo;s a very effective ambassador. There might have been some momentary confusion about that.&rdquo;<br />\n Haley sharply struck back at the White House, saying, &ldquo;With all due respect, I don&rsquo;t get confused.&rdquo;<br />\n In fact, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin planned to announce the sanctions that week. And the political news website Politico reported earlier that the president had signed off on the sanctions move.<br />\n In the end, the decision never came off as scheduled, probably due to a last-minute order from Trump, who didn&rsquo;t want to hurt his friendly relationship with Putin.<br />\n Kudlow reportedly called Haley and apologized to her.<br />\n &ldquo;Still, Haley&rsquo;s response offered a glimpse of the growing tension between the White House and her staff over the handling of the messaging flap,&rdquo; wrote Washington journalists Andrew Restuccia and Eliana Johnson at the time.<br />\n &ldquo;Haley has so far largely avoided the infighting that has taken down so many senior Trump administration officials,&rdquo; they wrote. &ldquo;But Haley, who has taken a hard line on Russia at the United Nations, is now stepping squarely into the drama of the West Wing. ...<br />\n &ldquo;In the aftermath of Haley&rsquo;s comments, Trump made it clear to his staff that he had no intention of imposing the new sanctions in the short term. The White House then scrambled to explain the conflicting messages, pinning the blame on Haley,&rdquo; Restuccia and Johnson reported.</p>\n<p> BUT IF THE White House looked the other way while Russia provided Syria with the backing to drop chemical bombs on defenseless civilians, Haley was slamming the Kremlin, and Putin in particular, in the United Nations.<br />\n &ldquo;We of course know that our work in Syria is not done,&rdquo; she said earlier this year. &ldquo;We know it is now up to Bashar al-Assad on whether he&rsquo;s going to use chemical weapons again. And should he use it again, the president has made it very clear that the United States is locked and loaded and ready.&rdquo;<br />\n The United States, France and Britain bombed three facilities in the heart of Syria&rsquo;s chemical weapons program earlier this year. Meanwhile, Haley was railing against Russia&rsquo;s support for the evil Assad regime, and continuing to raise the threat of U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow.<br />\n Trump has hit certain Russian individuals and entities with economic sanctions, but not its economy as a whole.<br />\n Meantime, Haley has been frustrated by Trump&rsquo;s failure to harshly attack Putin, as she has fearlessly done many times as U.N ambassador.<br />\n Last April, in a speech before the U.N. Security Council, Haley came out with guns blazing, saying, &ldquo;The Russian regime, whose hands are all covered in the blood of Syrian children, cannot be ashamed by pictures of its victims.&rdquo;<br />\n Calling those responsible for the attacks &ldquo;monsters,&rdquo; she said that Russia was getting a &ldquo;pass in the name of unity.&rdquo;<br />\n That forced Trump&rsquo;s hand to send out a meek tweet saying, &ldquo;President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.&rdquo; He promised that there will be a &ldquo;big price to pay,&rdquo; but it never came.<br />\n She also came down hard on the Moscow-directed poisonings in England, saying &ldquo;Russia is responsible&rdquo; for the chemical attacks.</p>\n<p> NOW, IN AN unusually abrupt action, she is leaving her post, no doubt feeling that the White House never really gave her the full support that she deserved. 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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>BRETT KAVANAUGH: September 27, 2018</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Lambro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump&rsquo;s Supreme Court nominee, is facing a growing number of former female and male classmates who accuse him of being a drunk, and worse, in his high school and college years.<br />\n Kavanaugh has flatly denied charges from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has alleged that he sexually assaulted her at a high school beer party decades ago in a drunken stupor.<br />\n And in a nationally broadcast interview with Fox News Monday night, he strongly denied he drank to the point of passing out.</p>\n<p> BUT OTHER former Yale University classmates of his have come forward to describe Kavanaugh in his younger years as a very heavy drinker, according to the Washington Post in a front-page story Wednesday.<br />\n Liz Swisher, who described herself as a friend when they were in college, told the Post that &ldquo;Brett was a sloppy drunk, and I know because I drank with him. I watched him drink more than a lot of people. He&rsquo;d end up slurring his words, stumbling.&rdquo;<br />\n Swisher, a Democrat, and chief of the gynecologic oncology division at the University of Washington School of Medicine, didn&rsquo;t mince words about his claims that he didn&rsquo;t remember the sexual episode that Ford has alleged.<br />\n &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no medical way I can say that he was blacked out. ... But it&rsquo;s not credible for him to say that he has had no memory lapses in the nights that he drank to excess,&rdquo; she told the Post.<br />\n Lynne Brookes, who the newspaper said &ldquo;was a college roommate of one of the two women now accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct,&rdquo; said his remarks in the Fox interview did not describe the classmate she knew.<br />\n &ldquo;He&rsquo;s trying to paint himself as some kind of choir boy,&rdquo; said Brookes, a Republican, who remembered an encounter with an inebriated Kavanaugh. &ldquo;You can&rsquo;t lie your way onto the Supreme Court, and with that statement out, he&rsquo;s gone too far. It&rsquo;s about the integrity of that institution.&rdquo;<br />\n Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, and said that he was &ldquo;stumbling drunk.&rdquo;<br />\n In his Fox News interview, Kavanaugh denied that he had assaulted Ford, or that he had exposed himself to Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, as she claimed in a New Yorker magazine piece published Sunday.<br />\n &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always treated women with dignity and respect,&rdquo; he said in the Fox interview.</p>\n<p> HE TOLD the news network that he did engage in some beer drinking, but never drank to the point of passing out.<br />\n When he was asked by Fox host Martha MacCallum if there were times &ldquo;when perhaps you drank so much &mdash; was there ever a time that you drank so much that you couldn&rsquo;t remember what happened the night before?&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;No,&rdquo; Kavanaugh replied, &ldquo;that never happened.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;You never said to anyone, &lsquo;I don&rsquo;t remember anything about last night&rsquo;?&rdquo; MacCallum asked again.<br />\n &ldquo;No,&rdquo; he answered, &ldquo;that did not happen.&rdquo;<br />\n But at another point in the interview, Kavanaugh said that &ldquo;people&rdquo; do things in high school that later cause them to &ldquo;regret or cringe.&rdquo;<br />\n Meantime, three of Kavanaugh&rsquo;s Yale law school colleagues, who were among 25 of his classmates who signed a letter August 27 praising his accomplishments, &ldquo;are now calling for an investigation into the sexual assault accusations he&rsquo;s facing,&rdquo; reports the Business Insider website.<br />\n Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler told the Post they now believe there should be a full investigation into Ford&rsquo;s claims and those of other women.<br />\n Yet other high school and college friends of the nominee said they never saw Kavanaugh drink to the point that he was out of control.<br />\n &ldquo;Drinking was prevalent in high school, but some guys handled it better than others, and Brett always maintained his composure,&rdquo; Tom Kaine, a close friend, told the Post.<br />\n Chris Dudley, another friend and star basketball player at Yale, said he went out with him &ldquo;all the time. He never blacked out. Never even close to blacked out.&rdquo;<br />\n But in a 2014 speech to the Yale Federalist Society, Kavanaugh acknowledged drinking heavily, recalling a boozy trip to Boston with 30 Yale Law classmates, the Post reported.<br />\n He recalled &ldquo;falling out of the bus onto the steps of Yale Law School at about 4:45 a.m.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> TRUMP SAID at a news conference Wednesday that he still believed Kavanaugh was innocent of the misconduct accusations, but added he &ldquo;can be persuaded&rdquo; to believe his accusers and remained open to withdrawing the nomination, &ldquo;if I thought he was guilty.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1574428099, expire = 1574514499, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:cfb91dfb3d4547aedbb39b8ffbaf297f' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TRUMP&rsquo;S TARIFFS: September 20, 2018</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Lambro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>President Trump escalated his tariffs on Chinese imports this week, believing that Beijing will eventually cave in to his trade reform demands.<br />\n Trump announced Monday that he will slap China with an added $200 billion worth of tariffs on imports, about half of the $505 billion in products that Americans buy from the Chinese each year.</p>\n<p> CHINESE PRESIDENT Xi Jinping has responded in kind by raising China&rsquo;s tariffs on American exports in a no-win war that has rattled financial markets and threatens to destroy economic relations with one of our largest trading partners.<br />\n China threatened Monday to impose $60 billion in higher import tariff taxes on American products, with Trump warning that if that happens, he will respond with $267 billion in additional tariffs on every product we buy from them.<br />\n The nation&rsquo;s leading business associations, including the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Retail Federation, sharply criticized Trump&rsquo;s trade war, calling it costly and counterproductive.<br />\n Hundreds of U.S. businesses spoke at public hearings last month in opposition to the rising tariffs, saying they would price them out of business.<br />\n The U.S. Trade Representative&rsquo;s office has received 6,000 written comments since Trump announced his tariff plans, mostly in opposition.<br />\n They are joined by a global who&rsquo;s-who of leading economists who fear the results of Trump&rsquo;s plan to match China&rsquo;s tariff retaliation with higher trade taxes of his own.<br />\n &ldquo;If he does that, we&rsquo;re just headed inevitably for an economic cold war with China,&rdquo; economist Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics told the Washington Post. &ldquo;Down this path, we will see a limitation of all economic contact.&rdquo;<br />\n Missing in the battle over exports and imports between China and the U.S. is the confusion about who pays these tariffs. Trump, to a large degree, has been the cause of this confusion.<br />\n &ldquo;At the White House, Trump wrongly said that &lsquo;China is now paying us billions of dollars in tariffs,&rsquo;&rdquo; the Post reported, and &ldquo;he celebrated the Treasury Department collecting &lsquo;tremendous amounts of money, which is great for our country.&rsquo;<br />\n &ldquo;In fact,&rdquo; the Post explains, &ldquo;tariffs are taxes that are paid by Americans who import goods from abroad.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;Attempts to help those hurt by globalization via higher taxes or other forms of protectionism, even if well meaning, will raise prices and hurt all consumers, especially poor and middle-class families,&rdquo; economist Satyam Panday of S&amp;P Global Ratings told the Post.</p>\n<p> IN A REVEALING analysis on the Business Insider website, journalist Mary Hanbury shows how &ldquo;Trump&rsquo;s tariffs are forcing U.S. manufacturers to raise their prices.<br />\n &ldquo;President Trump&rsquo;s tariffs are leading to higher import costs for U.S.-based companies, and it&rsquo;s American consumers who are likely to bear the burden,&rdquo; she writes. &ldquo;Since these tariffs have been in place, several U.S. companies, including Coca-Cola and Winnebago, have said they have been forced to raise prices on consumers. Others are threatening to follow suit.<br />\n &ldquo;According to the Labor Department, the average cost of washing machines was up 17 percent in just the past three months,&rdquo; the Wall Street Journal reported.<br />\n &ldquo;The new tariffs are bad news for the retail sector, especially as the latest round seems to extend the tax to a vast array of consumer goods. Many retailers will now be faced with a choice of whether to pass the cost increases across to consumers or to take a hit on their margins,&rdquo; Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, wrote in an email to Business Insider.<br />\n Among the best-known brands that Hanbury says have spoken out against the new tariffs, and have raised prices or said they plan to, is Coca-Cola. Citing steel and aluminum tariffs Trump announced earlier this year, Coke said on July 27 it would be raising the price of its sodas.<br />\n Winnebago, Polaris Industries (maker of motorcycles and snowmobiles), Whirlpool, General Motors, Miller-Coors, Samuel Adams, Campbell&rsquo;s Soup and Toyota are each affected by Trump&rsquo;s tariffs on steel and aluminum and will be raising their prices.<br />\n One final, disturbing note on Trump&rsquo;s tariff increases is the generally positive response from Democrats.<br />\n The Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, said that Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer &ldquo;noted that he was more ideologically aligned with Trump on trade than he was with Obama.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> AND RADICAL leftist Democratic Sen. 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Donald Lambro

12/07/2018 - 1:33pm
GEORGE H.W. BUSH: December 7, 2018 Honor, decency, principle, grace, loyalty, optimism, integrity, dignity, honesty, humbleness. Those were just some of the character traits, among many others, used to describe former President George Herbert Walker Bush this week — words that you do not hear much nowadays from the nation’s capital about its leaders. YET THAT’S how his...
10/30/2018 - 6:22pm
MIDTERM ELECTION: October 25, 2018 President Trump and Republican leaders are pulling out all the stops in a last-ditch effort to keep control of Congress in next month’s midterm elections. For days Trump’s been railing against a fast-growing caravan of more than 5,000 migrants from across Central America heading toward the U.S....
10/22/2018 - 9:13am
DEFICIT: October 18, 2018 Voters go to the polls next month to send members of Congress their own report card about the way our lawmakers are running our country. And it’s not going to be a pretty picture. In many cases, our representatives and senators are going to be given failing grades for mishandling the government’s finances,...
10/12/2018 - 9:08am
NIKKI HALEY: October 11, 2018 U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who announced this week she will be leaving her post at the end of the year, will be remembered most for being the Trump administration’s toughest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Haley has repeatedly criticized Putin for backing the Syrian regime’s bombardment of...
09/28/2018 - 10:50am
BRETT KAVANAUGH: September 27, 2018 Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is facing a growing number of former female and male classmates who accuse him of being a drunk, and worse, in his high school and college years. Kavanaugh has flatly denied charges from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has alleged that he...
09/24/2018 - 10:26am
TRUMP’S TARIFFS: September 20, 2018 President Trump escalated his tariffs on Chinese imports this week, believing that Beijing will eventually cave in to his trade reform demands. Trump announced Monday that he will slap China with an added $200 billion worth of tariffs on imports, about half of the $505 billion in products that Americans...
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