Will China Cave?

Is there a real political cost Trump will pay if a trade deal with China doesn’t get done? Is it naive to think China will fold? Will the unrest in Hong Kong affect talks? Political correspondent at the Washington Examiner, David Drucker joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Tariffs Are Bad Economics

Will China’s failing economy force them to negotiate? Are the tariffs more about the Trump administration’s animus toward China and less about reaching a free trade deal? Are trade deficits actually surpluses? George Mason University economics professor, Don Boudreaux joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Aligning Interests

Trump may have been able to rewrite the rules of Presidential politics but he can’t rewrite the laws of economics.

The good news is he knows it.

On trade with China, the President has consistently said the goal of punishing China (and U.S. consumers) with tariff increases in the short term is to get to a lower tariff, more free trade relationship for the long term.

It logically follows if the end game is low tariffs and more trade, the President understands that high tariffs and less trade are anti-growth positions.

Trump’s 2018 steel tariffs, for example, cost U.S. businesses and consumers more than $900,000 for every job created or saved, according to the Peterson Institute. This is not sustainable if economic growth is the goal. Neither is allocating upwards of $15 billion in price supports to salve the economic wounds inflicted on American farmers, as Trump committed to do.

Serving the long-term interests of U.S. consumers is in the President’s short-term, 2020 political interest.

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Tariffs Could Halt Economic Success

If tariff increases are good public policy, why is it the Trump administration's goal to lower them? Isn't that an implicit admission they are economically destructive? Is this the only way to reset trade agreements with China? Is the trade war going to reverse the benefits of Trump’s other good economic policies? Should Big Tech be broken up? George Mason University economics professor and Cafe Hayek contributor, Don Boudreaux joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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A Tax On Our Existence

How did manufacturing grow 714% faster under Trump than it did under Obama? Was 2018 the best year for the American worker? Can Trump get the Chinese trade deal done? Is the Federal Reserve board out of control? How close are we to a fossil fuel free economy and a carbon tax? Are the Democrats paying attention to what is happening in Paris? Chief economist for CNN, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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New Era With China

Is it finally score one for Trump and Kudlow as China moves to lower auto tariffs? Should we still be holding out hope for a free trade agreement? How impactful was the arrest of the Chinese executive in Canada? Are the U.S. and China no longer a friendly rivalry? Chief Economist for CNN, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss tariffs and his sit down with the President yesterday.

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Tariffs Leading To Layoffs?

Are Trump's tariffs in part responsible for GM's layoffs? What are the odds of Trump remedying the problem with our trade partners? Is the Chinese experiment beginning to fail? Why is Illinois in the place it’s in? A Forest Park part time superintendent is making $425k/yr. How do we remedy that? CNN political commentator, Steve Cortes joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Trump And Kudlow Economy

Should Trump be pushing the accomplishments of the economy on the campaign trail? Why is the wage growth so widely unreported and touted? Will the good economic times continue to roll or are we on the brink of a recession? CNBC contributor, Jim Iuorio joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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When Will The Tariff War End?

Are Trump's tariffs stunting American growth? What say Caterpillar?  Is government the means of transferring wealth or creating it? Why aren’t we trying to make steel in the U.S. as cheap as possible? Why is Trump listening to Peter Navarro? CNN Chief Economist, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Should There Be Panic About The Market?

Despite the market downturn is it still good to be us? Are liberals still not getting in the market because of their dislike of Trump? Is the social media part of the tech sector going to take a hit? Is it worse for the stock market to go up for no reason but better to go down for a few good reasons? Fox Business Contributor, Scott "The Cow Guy" Shellady joins Dan and Kristen McQueary to discuss the market pullback. 

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Global Government Dependence

Is it time for climate change scientists to dictate the way we run our economy? How is the United Nations going to be able to change the global temperature? Is it inhumane to deny fossil fuels to impoverished people all over the world? Was last week the best economic week in Trump’s presidency? Chief Economist for CNN, Steve Moore joins Dan and Lauren Cohn to discuss.

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DC Press Corps All Of A Sudden Cares About Taxes

Is the economic impact of tariffs the only tax the DC press corps cares about? Where’s the fair and complete analysis of the tax cuts? What about the impact of tax hikes on personal, corporate, and capital? Why is Trump still misunderstanding the meaning of trade deficits? CNBC Contributor, Jim Iuorio joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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The Trade War Continues

Is it still a trade skirmish with China as Trump extends tariffs on China to intermediate goods? Is Trump Picking winners and losers? What’s the end game? What would it take for Trump to back down? If China’s economy crashes, what are the consequences for the rest of the world? CNN Chief Economist, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Sen. Donnelly Another Puppet For Schumer

How's the Indiana GOP nominee for Senate fairing on the trail? Is this race a referendum on Trump or Joe Donnelly’s record? How has Trump’s trade policy affected Hoosier businesses? Mike Braun is currently leading in the polls, but how will he win over the undecideds? U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana, Mike Braun joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Kavanaugh: Exceptional And Unflappable

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IL Breaks The Record In Pension Debt

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Tale Of Two Cities

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Happy Days Again?

Should profitability be driven by market competition or government selection? Have we already reached the high water mark on GDP growth? Are we going to make it to a zero tariff trade agreement? Before we discuss tax cuts 2.0, are we still waiting for good things to come from the current tax cuts and deregulation? Fox Business Network’s Scott “The Cow Guy” Shellady joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Trump Compensating Farmers

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Trump’s Escalating Trade War

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