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Jerry Bowyer: China Hurts From—and Adjusts to—Tariffs

If the goal of the trade war is to hurt China as we push them to change, it’s working.

China’s economic growth rates are definitely falling. But—as we recently showed on Townhall Finance—the jobs are leaving China, but they’re not coming to the U.S. Jobs are heading to other parts of emerging Asia, often still employed by Chinese-owned companies.

And doesn’t that make sense?

As we slap tariffs on China, markets push supply chains further down the labor scale, not up to high wage America. Markets are highly fluid. Throw a rock in the stream and the water finds its way around it.

For most of human history, China was the world’s economic superpower. The U.S. did not surpass China until we abolished slavery, repealed the war-time income tax and established sound money.

We need to go back to that basic formula, the one that that permitted us to end Chinese dominance in the first place: Universal human dignity, low taxes and sound money.

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Protecting Title IX: Connecticut Track Athletes Push Back

Townhall Review – August 31, 2019

Hugh Hewitt asks retired Admiral James Stavridis about why President Trump is headed to Poland after returning from France and the G-7 conference.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with David Drucker of the Washington Examiner about Chinese economic relations and how it may affect President Trump’s second term quest.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey about his states’ “Stop Order” solution to stopping mass shootings.

Jennifer Horn talks with Gregg Jarrett of Fox News about the Obama administration’s attempts to undermine the Trump 2016 campaign and then sink his presidency.

Mike Lindell, sitting in for Sebastian Gorka, invites Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to share about his progress at HUD.

Larry Elder talks with Alliance Defending Freedom counsel Denise Harle about the brave female athletes pushing back against male athletes identifying and competing as females.

Dennis Prager talks with Mary Grabar about her expose’ book, “Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing Fake History that Turned a Generation Against America.”

Mike Gallagher looks at Joe Walsh, Republican, and former Congressman, who just announced that he will challenge President Trump in the upcoming primaries.

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Hugh Hewitt: Trump Won Big

President Trump scored a big win last week after his weeks-long confrontation with Mexico over our neighbor’s lax enforcement of its southern border, and it’s left his critics sputtering.

They’re scrambling to find some way of containing what is a clear Trump triumph—and their flailing about denies the obvious: Trump played high-stakes poker and won a big round with Mexico on border security.

Media elites, well, many just deny it.

The voters, though— and I don’t mean the “Twitter Democrats,” but voters of all ages and ideologies—are a pretty smart bunch. They know, generally, that tariffs are a lousy idea in terms of economic growth. They know too that tariffs can be a blunt instrument of national power in confrontations unrelated to economic growth.

Trump’s record may be mixed, but not last week. Last week, he won big.

He should resume in full his push for immigration reform and border security talks with Democrats right now.

It might actually work.

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Jerry Bowyer: Economic Growth and American Greatness


It appears that the economy is slowing down and that markets are signaling even further weakening. I’ve been an economic optimist since the Trump election—especially when he made broad-based tax cuts a priority. But I did warn that the effects of the tax cuts would be short-term unless he continued to push in a pro-growth direction.

But after the cuts, the president instead pivoted towards increasing taxes on international trade. Make no mistake: tariffs are taxes. And as such, they choke growth.

And that’s exactly what has been happening.

Economic growth has gone from a sizzling summer of over 4 percent to an average fall at under 3 1/2 percent and the winter looks like it might be cooling down to under 3 percent.

If—in the president’s language—we want to make America great again—and we really want to beat China, growth is the way to do it.

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Assad Threatens Again; Obama Reenters the Stage


Townhall Review – September 15, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher take a look at the crisis in Syria, with Assad threatening to use chemical weapons. Michael Medved questions the importance of the anonymous New York Times op-ed that Democrats are salivating over. Mark Davis comments on former President Obama breaking past-president protocol, publicly criticizing the current President and the Republican Party. Google’s CEO snubs the U.S. Senate, ignoring a request to talk about media censorship. Dennis Prager and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy discuss the media bias against Prager University. Michael Medved’s guest, John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers, says recent tariffs imposed by President Trump are causing auto prices to soar. Hugh Hewitt talks with Ken Starr, who’s Special Counsel work lead to President Clinton’s impeachment, about the likelihood of Trump’s impeachment. Dennis Prager and his producer Allen Estrin discuss President Trump’s phone call with Jewish leaders in media and politics.

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Gassing of Civilians Puts Syria in the Crosshairs

Townhall Review – April 14, 2018

Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss the United States response to the deadly chemical attack by the Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced hard questions from Congress on censoring conservative content, like that of Diamond and Silk. Hugh Hewitt and Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, take on the issue of tariffs and how it appears China has softened their rhetoric. John Fund, national affairs columnist for National Review, and Hugh Hewitt discuss the issue of alleged voter fraud in California. Dennis Prager looks at the emotional damage women may face from the “Hookup Culture.” Michael Medved looks at the reality of gun confiscation in one American city, Deerfield, Illinois. Freedom of speech on college and university campuses is under attack and Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an outspoken proponent of freedom of speech on campus filled in Mike Gallagher to take on that subject.

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