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Affluent Investor | April 26, 2017

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AboutFrank Vernuccio, Author at Affluent Investor

Frank Vernuccio

Frank Vernuccio

Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government (website usagovpolicy.com). He is the co-host of the syndicated radio program, Vernuccio/Novak Report, and is also a contributor to Fox News. His columns appear in many newspapers. After graduating Hofstra Law School, he was a legislative editor for a major publishing company, then served in both Republican and Democrat Administrations. Following the 9/11 attack, he was appointed to run the hard-hit Manhattan branch of the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

Posts By Frank Vernuccio

April 25, 2017 |

Trump Restores and Expands NASA’s Key Missions

President Trump’s signing of the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years, indicates again the White House emphasis on manned space flight, including a return to the … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Revolt Against Elites

The assertion of individual rights doesn’t have a particularly lengthy record in a history mainly filled with monarchs, dictators, oligarchs, and other elites. The age of gilded kings, queens, emperors and empresses isn’t as dead as it seems; only … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

Afghanistan Problems More Dangerous

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, has pointed out . both some progress and the severe challenges in that nation.

While the Government has committed to holding parliamentary elections which should be “fair, inclusive and transparent by the Afghan … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

Media Misleads on Obamacare Repeal

Media coverage of the ongoing debate over how to repeal and replace Obamacare has been exceptionally inept.  It has ignored the deceptive manner in which the former President’s failed legislation was enacted, the depth of nationwide opposition to it, and … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

Judicial Overreach Concerns Grow

Progressives cheered when Ninth Circuit judges blocked President Trump’s travel ban, even though the constitutionality of the move was clearly problematic. The usurping of power by one branch of government over another, however, can lead to disastrous consequences. One need … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

Studies Show Impact of Cuts on Navy

The severe effects of eight years of disinvestment are taking hold on the United States Navy, at the same time that massive investment by Russia and China have dramatically increased the threat at sea. America has not been this … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

NASA to Re-Emphasize Manned Space Flight

The President’s 2018 Budget requests $19.1 billion for NASA, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 2017 annualized CR level. However, the small decrease may actually be good news for advocates of human space flight. The cuts come mostly from … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

Studies Show Border Wall Will be Cost Effective

Arguments about the cost of the wall fail to make economic sense. Cost savings from reducing the number of illegal entries far exceeds any expenses incurred in construction.

Steven Camarota describes the financial outline in a Center for Immigration … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

China’s Hidden Nuclear Weapons

China’s harsh reaction to the deployment of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea in response to the significant danger of a North Korean nuclear attack (see the New York Analysis study on that topic) has raised the key … Read More

April 12, 2017 |

State Attorneys General Abuse Office for Partisan Political Goals

The concept of elected and appointed officials exercising their office with complete impartiality is a basic tenet of fair government.  While the absolute perfection of this ideal is rarely achieved, the past eight years have seen an unprecedented abandonment of … Read More

April 10, 2017 |

Trade Doesn’t Prevent War

The China relationship of our dreams simply doesn’t exist.

Politicians who seek to continue allowing the nearly bankrupt federal government to continue spending on social programs that it can ill afford by borrowing from Beijing, and corporations that seek … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

Climate Change Extremists Ignore Contrary Facts

For a number of years, the public has been told that man-made climate change had placed California in a long-range drought. However, as reported by the Mercury News it’s flooding that is now the problem facing residents of the Golden State. … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

Anti-Semitism and the U.S. Left

Anti-Semitism has become acceptable to the American Left.  It is occasionally masked as merely being sympathetic to the cause of the Palestinians, but that is only camouflage.

Anti-Semitic incidents rose in 2015 by 3%, according to the Anti-Defamation League. … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

Obamacare Was Doomed

The debate over how to replace the already collapsing Obamacare system is poised to be one of the most contentious in the current Congress. There is little dissent in the need to undo the Affordable Care Act, (ACA) passed in … Read More

April 4, 2017 |

Trump, Russia, and Illegal Surveillance

Candidate Donald Trump proposed, and President Donald Trump has pursued, two policy issues which are clearly detrimental to the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

The first is the proposal to allow exploitation of energy resources within federal lands. The Russian … Read More

March 29, 2017 |

NASA Seeks Quick Return to the Moon

One space mission advocated by the Trump Administration is a relatively quick return to the Moon. According to the Wall Street Journal the Trump White House will seek to expand public-private partnerships for NASA, including, according to White House … Read More

March 28, 2017 |

Taxpayers Pay Heavy Costs for Illegal Immigration

In the furious battle over illegal immigration, far too little attention is paid to the extraordinary costs borne by the American taxpayer to provide care and services to recent arrivals, legal and illegal.

Unlike earlier generations of immigrants, many … Read More

March 27, 2017 |

U.S. Can Reduce Russia’s Ability to Fund Military Expansion

Russia’s energy sales have a direct impact on its military buildup. Increasing the supply of energy on the global marketplace by opening up U.S. federal lands to energy exploitation would reduce the amount of funds Putin could devote to his … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Threats, Intimidation vs. Conservatives Escalates

Leftists protesters have not limited their targeting to the White House or to the overturning of the 2016 election. Those who vocally disagree with their policies are also in their line of fire.

The Daily Caller reports that During … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Why Are Unalienable Rights So Vital?

Robert Curry, writing in The Federalist, describes why the Declaration’s “Unalienable” concept is so vital:

“Others before the American Founders had dreamed of a political order of liberty and justice, but every previous attempt ended in failure… The Declaration … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

China Makes its Move in Latin America

China’s rapidly growing influence is not confined to the far reaches of the Orient.  Beijing’s presence is increasingly being felt within the U.S.A.’s own hemisphere.

A decade of escalating interaction in Latin America and the Caribbean has risen to … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

Left Uses Violence and Intimidation to Quell Free Speech

President Obama’s attempts to put government monitors in newsrooms were defeated, as was legislation introduced by Senator Schumer (D-NY) to limit the First Amendment.  Now out of office, Progressives continue to seek ways to restrict free speech.  Having lost … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

The War On Unalienable Rights

Some Left-wing journalists, politicians, and judges are engaged in a singular effort to overturn the central tenet of American rights and government, the concept of “unalienable rights” which should not be limited or abolished by elected officials.

Recently, news commentator … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

Russia Works With Taliban

Russia continues to expand its international influence. After allying with China and Iran, cementing its relations with Syria and growing closer to Turkey, it now seeks to regain a position of significant power in Afghanistan.

As 2016 drew to … Read More

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