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Vivek Ramaswamy
« on: May 02, 2023, 07:03:43 AM »
Prosperity Requires a Stable Dollar
By trying to do too much, the Fed has given us a volatile currency. I’d change that as president.
By Vivek Ramaswamy
May 1, 2023 6:09 pm ET




With a recession looming, and on the heels of recent regional bank failures, the Federal Open Market Committee meets this week. The standard account for the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and now First Republic is that the Federal Reserve held interest rates too low for too long, only to hike rates too high too quickly. The deeper problem, however, is how the Fed has tried to achieve its mandate.

Attempting to balance low inflation and full unemployment—trying to hit two targets with one arrow—has proved to be disastrous since the Phillips Curve cult gained prominence at the Fed around 2000. If elected president, I will return the Fed to a narrower scope: preserving the U.S. dollar as a stable financial unit to help prevent financial crises and restore robust economic growth.

Beginning in the 1980s and lasting through most of the 1990s, the Fed governors, including Vice Chairman Manley Johnson and Wayne Angell, used a framework first adopted by Paul Volcker in 1982 to stabilize the dollar. The idea was to consider the dollar’s value in terms of commodities, letting it serve as a reference point for other nations’ floating fiat currencies. This provided financial stability for two decades following the stagflation of the 1970s.

Beginning in the late 1990s, the Fed’s scope drifted to include “smoothing out” business cycles. This was a mistake, since business cycles serve a healthy function by transferring the assets and employees of poorly run companies to more capable management. Even worse, the Fed’s actions often exacerbated business cycles by creating transitions that create boom-bust-bailout cycles instead. The Fed now typically tightens when an economic slowdown is impending, engineering a downturn of liquidity that catalyzes a profit downturn, leading to a credit-cycle downturn in which credit events—bankruptcies, credit spreads and financial-institution failures—prompt cries for bailouts. This was the pattern in 2000, 2008 and—so far—2023.

In 2000 the Fed issued six consecutive rate hikes from June 1999 to March 2000. Meantime, the dollar’s real value was rising, indicating deflationary pressure, suggesting no good reason to tighten. A review of Fed transcripts from 1997 through 2000 revealed a major shift from prioritizing a stable dollar to becoming captive to academic fears that further wage gains might cause inflation.

In the aftermath of this self-inflicted recession, the Fed overreacted by pushing the federal-funds rate to a then-record low of 1%, holding it there even as the economy rebounded well into the next business cycle. The dollar’s real value fell below the well-established 20-year range that the previous Fed regime had worked so hard to achieve, which should have told the Fed that emergency liquidity was no longer needed. By ignoring this major inflationary signal, the Fed planted the seeds for the next crisis, which arrived in 2008.

From 2000 to 2007, the Case Shiller National Home Price Index rose 73%, reflecting a boom in real estate. But in real-dollar terms, dollars in terms of commodities, housing prices were up only 1.7%. The weak dollar transmitted false price signals that resulted in the misallocation of capital.

A crucial benefit of a stable dollar is that it maintains the balance between debtors and creditors. A sudden change in that balance is the essence of a financial crisis. In 2008, trailing inflation, caused by the dollar’s multiyear weakness, met new deflationary forces as the dollar soared 36% in three months. This shifted the balance abruptly, culminating in the failure of Lehman Brothers and other major investment banks. Quantitative easing was announced the next month, ostensibly to provide liquidity, but its only chance of working depended on following the approach Mr. Johnson used in 1987. Instead, the Fed rolled out four rounds of quantitative easing, all of which would have been unnecessary had the Fed not ventured away from dollar stability.

These actions paved the way for the asset bubble of 2023. The Fed had missed key dollar signals again in 2021. In February 2021, with the consumer-price index still below but approaching the Fed’s 2% target, the dollar’s real value returned to its three-year stretch of pre-Covid relative calm. This was a sign to halt and even reverse asset purchases, normalize rates, and stabilize the dollar. Instead, the Fed bought an additional $2 trillion of assets, which provided fuel for speculative securities and allowed CPI to race to a peak of 9.1%. The Fed waited for late-cycle labor-market indicators, including wage growth, then tightened into an already slowing economy, extending the familiar pattern.

The global market will hang on every word of every FOMC press conference to see what a dozen central planners have to say. That won’t be because these planners have any special insight. Everyone will listen to see what the Fed may destabilize next.

Chairman Ben Bernanke claimed that achieving a target rate for CPI or PCE (personal consumption expenditure) inflation will stabilize the dollar relative to consumer goods and services. This assumes that consumption drives the economy, when production is what really does. And production is best facilitated when the dollar is stable in real time, not when a lagging index of sampled consumer prices says it is.

During the only stable dollar eras of the last century, annual GDP growth averaged 4.9% in 1922-29, 4% in 1948-71, and 3.7% in 1983-2000. The volatile dollar from 2000 to 2022 saw average growth of a paltry 1.9%. Had the dollar remained stable since 2000, with an enduring 3.7% growth, the economy would be nearly 50% greater than it is today, and we would have avoided multiple financial crises along the way.

The Fed should refocus to avoid repeating its past mistakes, and I intend to make the 2024 presidential race in part a referendum on the proper role of our central bank.

Mr. Ramaswamy is a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2023, 09:26:39 AM by Crafty_Dog »


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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2023, 02:57:48 PM »
Vivek already rated his own thread   :-D

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2023, 03:01:27 PM »
I liked him the times I saw him on Tucker, I liked his stable dollar piece which begins this thread.  Though he seems not likely to go all the way, given how long our election campaigns are the early part of them is a good place for candidates such as him to bring substance.

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Vivek Ramaswamy goes after DeSantis
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2023, 12:30:05 PM »
Ramaswamy Takes on DeSantis Over Fight Against Disney and Wokeness
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy speaks to guests at the 2023 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 14, 2023. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy speaks to guests at the 2023 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 14, 2023. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Roger L. Simon
By Roger L. Simon
May 5, 2023Updated: May 5, 2023
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“Trouble ahead, trouble behind” the Grateful Dead used to sing, and right now those lyrics are ringing true for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The “trouble ahead” is obviously Donald J. Trump, who, at this point, is leaving the governor in the electoral dust in the Republican presidential derby.

The “trouble behind” is outsider candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who is beginning to catch up to DeSantis. In any case, he’s closer in the latest polls to the Florida governor than DeSantis is to Trump with the biotech entrepreneur’s bullet trending upwards.


Ramaswamy—who, unlike many politicians, writes for himself—has an op-ed in the May 5 edition of USA Today entitled “Ron DeSantis says he’s fighting ‘woke’ companies like Disney. But it’s just a PR move.”

The article raises an interesting question. To what extent in this presidential election, indeed in all elections, do we hold candidates responsible for their past sins? Shouldn’t we just judge them by their improvements, by the good things?

Secondarily, are those sins really in the past or are those improvements simply eyewash?

And finally, do we need a Statute of Limitations on past sins? After all, Reagan and Churchill were once liberals, as was this columnist in the last century, as he is often reminded in the comments.

For Ramaswamy, there is clearly hypocrisy involved with DeSantis. He isn’t alone in the accusation. Trump has leveled the same charge at the Florida governor but the tech entrepreneur and author of “Woke, Inc.” has done it more precisely.

He writes:

“But here’s the problem for DeSantis: as governor, he was also a purveyor of indefensible corporate welfare to Disney itself. In 2021, DeSantis signed a political anti-discrimination statute that penalized companies for engaging in viewpoint-based censorship on the internet. This was a signature piece of legislation in his anti-woke crusade, but the law specifically exempts companies in Florida that own a theme park larger than 25 acres. Disney’s internet properties and streaming services were exempted from a statute that was designed to stem corporate ‘wokeness’ in Florida.”

How could that have happened? Ramaswamy explains:

“DeSantis’ own director of legislative affairs lobbied for the Disney loophole. DeSantis’ chief budget officer, policy chief and his then-general counsel also worked behind the curtain to change the terms of the bill to create the special carveout for Disney. Several lawmakers who voted in favor of that law had received campaign contributions from Disney.

“In his February 2022 announcement that he was purging Disney’s perks, DeSantis declared: ‘The corporate kingdom finally comes to an end, there’s a new sheriff in town, and accountability will be the order of the day.’ That declaration falls flat when the same sheriff granted the corporate kingdom one of the crony capitalist privileges he ceremoniously cancelled.”

Ouch.

Ramaswamy goes on to say current Florida tech legislation has new loopholes for Disney. He also highlights DeSantis’ supposed reining in of BlackRock’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) investment in Florida as similar eyewash.

In defense of DeSantis, as I write in my forthcoming book (self-promotion alert) “American Refugees,” getting off a plane in Florida in the midst of the COVID-19 “pandemic” was indeed a liberating experience. It felt as if you were arriving in a free, relatively maskless, country, even coming from red Tennessee, as I did.

People had flocked to Florida more than any other state and the governor deserved credit for it. I was enthralled at the time and returned from that Orlando CPAC proudly sporting a black “DeSantisland” baseball cap.

I had particularly loved that DeSantis had stuck it to the new woke Disney where, it seemed, Mickey and Minnie were about to switch roles and even Jiminy Cricket would be transgendered.

But I didn’t know much of what Ramaswamy referenced at the time, how this was all something of a charade. As I started to learn this, not just from the outsider candidate, but elsewhere too, I began to revise my opinion of the Florida governor, which is reflected in my book.

What we need now more than ever is real, not faux, transparency.

For a while, Trump has been telling us everything good that was done by DeSantis was copied from him. I used to think that was unfair. Now, I wonder.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.


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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2023, 06:51:31 AM »
I'm seeing the possibility that he can do good work in elevating the level of the campaign.


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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2023, 12:37:40 AM »
Has called on all Rep candidates to pledge to pardon Trump if elected.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2023, 06:43:52 PM »

The left's extremists are at it again, Marc F..

The culture war has turned into a full-blown modern-day Spanish Inquisition. It is run by a new church. It's not a church of God; it's a new secular cult – aiming to cancel everyone that disagrees with them.

 ABOLISH THE CULTURE WAR →

In the course of woke history, we have seen:
1995: "Love is love. We just want to be accepted."
2005: "We're just after equality."
2012: "Bake the cake, or see you in court."
2015: "Get my pronouns right or clean out your desk."
2022: "Little kids can pick their own gender."
And now, companies and corporations are partnering with transgender activists and influencers to appeal to the "TikTok" generation. Biden will ban people that show up topless at the White House but won't take the same action against the trans-cult agenda in schools. The culture war plaguing America has turned things upside down.

Time to emancipate ourselves from this toxic dogma – once and for all. We need to restore order and a true American identity starting at the top. If you think it has gone too far, I need you with me, Marc F.. Now is the time to act.

Thank you,


Vivek Ramaswamy


 ABOLISH THE CULTURE WAR →




GET TO KNOW VIVEK:
GET TO KNOW VIVEKVivek is an American entrepreneur, political and cultural thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author of Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam, along with his second book, Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence.

He has been a prominent and outspoken critic against ESG, discriminatory practices under the guise of critical race theory, and of what he calls "government-tech censorship," where the government colludes with big tech to do through the backdoor what it couldn't do through the front door under the Constitution.

Vivek is a first-generation American. Growing up in the Cincinnati area, he often recounts the sage advice he received from his father that "If you're going to stand out, then you might as well be outstanding." This advice set the course for his life: an accomplished pianist, a nationally ranked tennis player, and the valedictorian of his Jesuit high school. He went on to graduate summa cum laude in Biology from Harvard in 2007 and received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 2013, worked at a hedge fund, then started a pharmaceutical company, Roivant Sciences, where his team developed five drugs that went on to become FDA-approved.

In 2022, he founded Strive Asset Management, an Ohio-based firm, that takes direct aim at asset managers like BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard and others for their fiduciary breach of duty to maximize the wealth of their clients for Wokeism. Strive's mission is to restore the voices of everyday citizens in the American economy by leading companies to focus on excellence over politics.

 STAND WITH VIVEK ➞

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2023, 05:57:05 PM »
VR had a segment on Martha MacCallum today.  A bit brief, but as usual he was good.

I very much liked his thinking on Ukraine.

Cut a deal with an offer he can't refuse?

What would that be?

He gets the Russian speaking part of Ukraine and a promise that the remainder of Ukraine does not join NATO and in return Russia gives up alliance with Russia.   

As you guys here know, I have been pounding the table on the significance of driving Russia into China's arms so the fact that he gets it appeals to me quite a bit.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2023, 06:15:44 PM »
He is very smart.

The MIC wants a long and ugly war, so the one true branch of government says no to any sort of peace.


VR had a segment on Martha MacCallum today.  A bit brief, but as usual he was good.

I very much liked his thinking on Ukraine.

Cut a deal with an offer he can't refuse?

What would that be?

He gets the Russian speaking part of Ukraine and a promise that the remainder of Ukraine does not join NATO and in return Russia gives up alliance with Russia.   

As you guys here know, I have been pounding the table on the significance of driving Russia into China's arms so the fact that he gets it appeals to me quite a bit.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2023, 03:08:13 PM »
God is real.
There are two genders.
Human flourishing requires fossil fuels.
Reverse racism is racism.
An open border is no border.
Parents determine the education of their children.
The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.
Capitalism lifts people up from poverty.
There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four.
The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2023, 08:05:46 PM »
God is real.
There are two genders.
Human flourishing requires fossil fuels.
Reverse racism is racism.
An open border is no border.
Parents determine the education of their children.
The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.
Capitalism lifts people up from poverty.
There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four.
The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.

Amazing list.  All should be obvious, but somehow aren't.

I like this one: 

"Capitalism lifts people up from poverty."

More than all other systems in history, yet no one ever seems to mention it.  We hear only the opposite which is denial of fact, science, math and history.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2023, 06:08:58 AM »
I like him a lot and hope to hear more (so as to affirm the power of his message)even though I think him too unseasoned to become president.

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VDH = who will say enough
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2023, 09:02:32 AM »
https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2023/08/11/who-will-say-no-more-to-the-current-madness-n2626882

DeSantis is one
but somehow I feel Vivek articulates this better - even on enemy stations such as CNN etc.

He seems to be able to get his message across even on the MSM airways but OTOH it may be that the MSM is letting him since they will do anything to distract from Trump / DeSantis

I think it is both them inviting him on and his ability to break through

He definitely should be in a future Republican administration - God willing - not a Trump one


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MSM - Viveks rise a "mystery"
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2023, 06:20:20 PM »
https://www.politico.com/news/2023/08/12/vivek-ramaswamy-polls-rise-00110937

remarkable how mainstream media twists it around
when speaking of republicans

I don't suppose his ability to think and speak with rapid fire, his positive message for America, its people ,  while color gender and class blind , and promoting patriotism, with new fresh ideas, and whose message seems to try to move us beyond divisiveness 

has anything to do with it.

what a mystery   :roll:

instead compare that to biden who is weak feeble front man for a party that stokes division , climate panic, runs up our debt, slows growth, weakens our military, throws open the flood gates at the border , lies about so many things , corrupt, plays into those who harbor contempt for out country and all the rest

instead compare that to a big mouth lying nasty narcissistic person more than 1/2 the country despises

still a mystery ?

add that to the fact Trump and the Left have not really gone after him like they do DeSantis.

I guess also the msm can't play the race card with him as well along with the fact he does not play it either

unlike Obama






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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy, 10 truths
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2023, 05:19:51 AM »
 I'm not seeing him as presidential (yet), but I like this:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/vivek-ramaswamy-shares-10-commandments-2024-campaign-starts-god-real-two-genders.amp

God is real.
There are only two genders.
Human flourishing requires fossil fuels.
Reverse racism is racism.
An open border is no border.
Parents determine the education of their children.
The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.
Capitalism lifts people from poverty.
There are three branches of government, not four.
The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.

(Doug). Right on the money.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 05:22:35 AM by DougMacG »

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NRO: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2023, 07:17:54 AM »

Did not know of his Israel policy

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Ramaswamy’s Foreign-Policy Roulette
By BOBBY MILLER
August 18, 2023 6:50 PM

GOP presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy’s unforeseen rise to prominence on the political scene is notable, not least because of the bewildering nature of his foreign-policy stances. Given his performance thus far, one cannot help but wonder if he’s auditioning for a geopolitical game show instead of the presidency of the United States.

To start, his approach to Russia and Ukraine is deeply troubling. His proposal to hand Putin almost everything he desires in and around Ukraine in exchange for Russia’s ending its alliance with China and rejoining the START nuclear treaty is more reminiscent of a freshman poli-sci student’s wishful thinking than a thoughtful peace plan from a serious presidential contender. Russia and China’s “friendship with no limits” is rhetorical. Putin can swear he won’t partner with Beijing anymore and renege as soon as he gets what he wants. And even if Moscow were inclined to rejoin START in exchange for these generous concessions, the accord would be ineffectual without China’s participation.

Then there’s Taiwan. While Ramaswamy’s advocacy for boosting America’s firepower in the Taiwan Strait initially sounds assertive, it’s clouded by his lack of long-term commitment. His audacious goal of making the U.S. “semiconductor-independent” by 2028 and subsequently withdrawing support for Taiwan showcases a transactional worldview that would leave our allies questioning our reliability.

Perhaps the most baffling is his stance on continued aid to Israel. Historically, support for Israel has been a mainstay of Republican politics. Not for Ramaswamy. He suggests that once the current ten-year, $38 billion nonbinding memorandum of understanding between the United States and Israel expires in 2028, the Jewish state should stand “on its own two feet” financially. But foreign aid to Israel isn’t a mere charity; it’s a strategic investment. By conflating the two, Ramaswamy reveals a disturbing lack of discernment. Israel’s stability, innovative spirit, and geopolitical positioning are invaluable assets for the U.S.

What’s concerning isn’t that Ramaswamy is questioning the status quo; indeed, every policy should be subject to rigorous debate. The problem is the seeming impulsiveness, inconsistency, and naïveté that underscores his position. Our global relationships aren’t based purely on transactional benefits — they are built on shared values, long-term interests, and mutual trust.



The world doesn’t need another leader who swings wildly between aggression and indifference. Being president requires thoughtful, consistent, and principled leadership. Ramaswamy’s foreign policy might be making headlines, but it’s far from making sense. America deserves better.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2023, 08:03:32 AM »
can't say I don't agree with NRO here.

But Vivek appears to be a quick learner .

Lets see if he evolves ......

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Vivek Ramaswamy with Bill Maher
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2023, 07:19:39 AM »

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Vivek Ramaswamy w Colion Noir
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2023, 06:20:36 AM »

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2023, 06:58:16 AM »
I thought he was a bit too tempermental last night.

insulting everyone and getting a bit hot - like Trump

He kind of rubbed me the wrong way .

I prefer someone who is cool calm and not a hothead. 

I liked Ron .
I liked Tom, Nikki, and Burgum so far but he does not get enough time.

Frankly I would prefer any of them as opposed to Trump .

Vivek has great ideas but he has fallen out of favor with me.

These debates give no one enough time........

I missed the first 45 minutes - went to walk my dog instead . 

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2023, 07:02:13 AM »
I continue to have RDS as my favorite.

I continue to like VR but found him glib at times last night.   CC I think scored with the comparison to candidate Obama.  That said, I think VR has some genuine insights and think the overall campaign better for his presence.

Excellent closing statement I thought-- his big picture vision is good, he needs to beware the glibness. 

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2023, 04:48:10 PM »
Don't know if it is honest, but it seems to assert some seriously contrary statements and deeds not so long ago:


https://www.facebook.com/reel/984190899470796

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2023, 07:14:56 PM »
Let us know a sample of it if you can, I can't open it up.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2023, 01:58:32 PM »
It is from Dreamware on Instagram.  I am not on Instagram.

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Vivek's townhall on Newsnation
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2023, 08:31:30 AM »
saw most of it last night.

but now see this was done a month ago:

https://www.newsnationnow.com/politics/2024-election/watch-live-vivek-ramaswamy-town-hall/

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Vivek Ramaswamy on Taiwan in WSJ
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2023, 03:26:02 PM »
Vivek Ramaswamy’s Plan to Defend Taiwan
‘I favor strategic clarity: Defend Taiwan vigorously until the U.S. achieves semiconductor independence, then resume the posture of strategic ambiguity.’
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Updated Aug. 28, 2023 2:02 pm ET




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Your editorial “The Ramaswamy Doctrine” criticizes my foreign-policy vision by claiming, among other things, that I favor giving China a “green light” to annex Taiwan after 2028 (Aug. 25). This is laughable.

The U.S. currently doesn’t even recognize Taiwan as a nation. Democrats and Republicans both unquestioningly endorse the “one China” policy and embrace “strategic ambiguity” toward the island. No other presidential candidate is willing to commit to militarily defending Taiwan, and in December 2016 President Trump was roundly derided for violating diplomatic protocol for the high offense of answering a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s president.

By contrast, I favor strategic clarity: Defend Taiwan vigorously until the U.S. achieves semiconductor independence, then resume the posture of strategic ambiguity when the stakes are lower for the U.S. The American way of life depends on leading-edge semiconductors manufactured in Taiwan, and we can’t risk China gaining near-total leverage over the entire U.S. economy.

By saying that we will defend Taiwan, the U.S. can strongly deter China from blockading or invading the island in the near term. Meantime, Taiwan should more than double its own military expenditures to a more rational level of 4% to 5% of its gross domestic product, the U.S. should rapidly arm and train Taiwan with Anti-Access/Area Denial weapons while running at least one destroyer warship through the Taiwan Strait each week. The U.S. should also fortify its own homeland defense, which is at present dangerously vulnerable to major conflicts with China. This includes improving nuclear, super electromagnetic pulse, cyber and space defense capabilities.

That some Republicans describe this position as “isolationist” reminds me of when some progressives used to call my antiwoke views “racist.” Neither makes sense, but once a pejorative becomes a tool to dodge substantive debate, the insult starts to sound more like a compliment.

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POTH on Vivek Ramaswamy's three books
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2023, 04:10:27 AM »
Strange NYT article trying to pick apart Vivek's 3 books. 

https://dnyuz.com/2023/09/25/vivek-ramaswamy-is-confused/

Wish they would take a stab at picking apart Leftism with that kind of vigor.
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Vivek channels Baraq
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2023, 11:37:14 AM »


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Vivek Ramaswamy on the role of family
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2023, 06:11:34 PM »
On Ingraham 2-3 nights ago.

Actually, he was quite articulate on this subject. 

When he is on, he is good.  When he is covering up for glibness he is not.

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no it all Vivek needs to wake up
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2023, 10:08:58 PM »
https://biblehub.com/nasb77/psalms/120.htm

If it was so easy like he says it would have been done long ago.
The world would not have needed to wait for him to tell us it is easy.

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2023, 06:33:50 AM »
Brain Kilmeade actually had the answer Nikki should have had.

It is not just 3 provinces [dingbat]

They have parts of Georgia, Crimea, and major influence in Belarus.

Can anyone name all their provinces or even if they are divided into any - can you?

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2023, 06:52:49 AM »
None of us are running for president based upon our geopolitical expertise as a UN ambassador and advocacy of victory over Russia in Ukraine-- and central to "victory" is its definition.  SHE should be able to rattle all of these off-- she could not even respond that there were more than three.




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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2023, 07:07:28 AM »
when I posted "can you"

I was not referring to CD . I was referring to NH should have asked Vivek that question.

But I agree with your/Vivek's points

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2023, 08:53:07 PM »
Vivek turns the narrative on its ear, much to CNN’s dismay:

https://x.com/vivekgramaswamy/status/1735153884270584292?s=61&t=L5uifCqWy8R8rhj_J8HNJw

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2023, 04:48:14 AM »
Good for him!!!

There is so much to like about him!  A lot!

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Re: Vivek Ramaswamy
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2023, 06:14:57 AM »
Vivek turns the narrative on its ear, much to CNN’s dismay:

https://x.com/vivekgramaswamy/status/1735153884270584292?s=61&t=L5uifCqWy8R8rhj_J8HNJw

CNN:  "I want to ask you more about something you said in the debate", but I will do everything in my power to keep your answer from being heard.