Host Neal Asbury opened his nationally syndicated “Neal Asbury’s Made in America” show on Radio America (aired by some 70 affiliates) by weighing in on the newly passed federal budget which is the reverse of what conservative Republicans vowed to overturn. Instead, they handed Obama a moral victory and only increased his power.
The first guest on Made in America was Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation, who characterized the new federal budget as a ”betrayal of conservative values…reversing their initial pledge to hold back Obama spending programs while giving Obama virtually everything he wanted.”
Moore was irate that the budget even funded green energy projects – the supposed bane of conservative Republicans, since it continues a pattern of cronyism inherent in green energy subsidies.
‘It’s not a great start for Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House since 150 Republicans voted for the new budget. It’s the opposite of what they said they’d vote for,” according to Moore.
“The GOP has the power of the purse strings but squandered it with their budget vote. They have become the puppets and Obama is the puppeteer,” according to co-host Dr. Rich Roffman, who added that the new budget throws all kinds of money at causes that Republicans have never supported, especially green energy, planned parenthood and increased subsidies.
Moore agreed, adding that “Green energy is a racket. Voters need to remember how their representatives voted on this budget and let them know about it at the polls,”
The next Made in America guest was Bill Johnson, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Florida, who is bullish on Florida’s future as a growth state, buoyed by the news that Florida leads the U.S. in job creation over the past nine months.
“”Florida has pro-business state leadership in place, where we have created more than one million jobs during the past five years. People like the Florida economy and the fact that they pay no personal income tax. We have created opportunities in finance, R&D, and higher education, while cutting 3,000 needless regulations that interfere in business growth. We also have invested $10 billion in Florida’s infrastructure over the past two years,” maintained Johnson.
The next guest on Made in America was David Limbaugh, who writing for Town hall, returned to the budget vote suggesting that it’s this kind of ill-conceived Republican initiative that has driven unhappy conservative Republican voters to Donald Trump because the perception is that the GOP has turned its back on true conservatives.
“Let’s face it; Republican conservatives hate Ted Cruz as much as Donald Trump. They are looking for Reagan conservatives, not moderates. Conservatives must pledge to support whomever Republicans select as their candidate because the goal must be to defat Hillary Clinton,” noted Limbaugh.
The final guest on Made in America was return guest Katherine Hartnett White, who served a six-year term as Chairman and Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
“Five years ago the goal was to develop a global energy program that could save the planet. But the recent Paris talks accomplished nothing. It’s a non-binding agreement that pledges $500 million to fight carbon emissions, which is a drop in the bucket. Instead, it’s essentially money being thrown at third world countries to adapt new standards, which are really not enforceable,” concluded White.
Neal and Dr. Roffman segued to a discussion about the insidious growth of cronyism within any energy discussion.
“If I was into conspiracies, I could see companies creating faux energy industries so that they can grab the billions of dollars in federal energy subsidies,” proposed Neal.
Dr. Roffman agreed, noting that battery powered auto manufacturer Elon Musk survives only because of the federal subsidies he receives. Now he wants to go to Mars, limiting his passengers only to those with the money to help pay leaving taxpayers to fund the R/D pay for his technology.
‘We’re seeing a move toward a one world order, and climate change is the spearhead,” concluded Dr. Roffman.
Each week Neal Asbury’ Made in America provides Neal’s insights into the week’s top news stories and their impact on the worlds of entrepreneurship, small business ownership and the overall economy. Neal’s analysis, together with co-host Dr. Richard Roffman, a veteran 30-year publisher with extensive domestic and international experience, takes a non-biased approach based on real life experience in business as an American manufacturer and exporter. Made in America airs nationally each Saturday from 7-8:00 PM on Radio America. Link to Made in America at http://www.nealasburysmadeinamerica.com.