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My Voting Criteria
by John P. Reisman published Oct 29, 2016 last modified Oct 29, 2016 11:56 PM
Everyone has different criteria for their vote. I'm a traditional conservative and I wanted to share my criteria so that those that know me understand my choice. As it turns out, voting conservative does not necessarily mean voting Republican.
Located in News / 2016
Donald Trump: The Kremlin Connection
by John P. Reisman published Oct 19, 2016
The fact that Donald Trump is making flirtatious remarks with Russia confuses and complicates matters for many people. The U.S. stance needs to hold to our values and for the freedom and liberty we have always supported. Trumps rhetoric undermines the notion of U.S. values at the State level, even though he is not president. Even as a candidate Trump is confusing our allies and bolstering our adversaries.
Located in News / 2016
Vote for Donald Trump?
by John P. Reisman published Oct 17, 2016 last modified Oct 18, 2016 12:54 AM
2016 US Election: As a traditional conservative, I am compelled to vote for the more conservative candidate. Which one is it? I had to place evidence before party politics to find the right answer. (
Located in News / 2016
86th Annual BIS Report
by John P. Reisman published Jul 25, 2016 last modified Aug 28, 2016 11:45 PM
Summary: The global economy seems not as bad as rhetoric suggests while historically high risk factors remain unaddressed. Low global growth expectations and high debt narrows the range for policy maneuvering. There is an urgent policy need for sustainable expansion models as systemic inability to temper the boom-bust cycle and reduce the impact risks of debt fueled growth remains inadequately addressed. Their remains a need to complete financial reforms judiciously while insuring long term stability. Structural reforms are required. The market needs policies we will not regret in the future. Debt load and uncertainty continues to impact growth potentials by restraining investment. Fiscal policy also remains an essential focus as the relationship between banks and public finance creates an adverse feedback loop. A strong focus on building sufficient buffers in financial boom cycles enables space to repair balance sheets and stimulate demand if/when crisis occurs (countercyclical stance may help contain excessive growth in credit and asset prices). Policy critical to crisis prevention may come from removing tax provisions that unduly incentivize debt over equity; whereas current policies can lead to over-leveraging and increased fragility in market systems, which increases bust cycle risks; which are difficult to recover from. Banks are stronger but insurance and mutual fund regulation/supervision needs to be addressed as well.
Located in News / 2016
by John P. Reisman published Mar 06, 2016 last modified Oct 30, 2016 08:47 AM
Centrist Party News 2016
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John Kasich Presidential Bid
by John P. Reisman published Mar 06, 2016 last modified Jun 12, 2016 10:21 PM
JULY 21, 2015: Governor John Kasich Presidential Campaign Announcement Governor John Kasich (R-OH) announced that he would seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Speaking at his alma mater, The Ohio State University in Columbus, he noted that he had the skills and experience in serving the public needed for the job.
Located in News / 2016
Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community
by John P. Reisman published Feb 09, 2016 last modified Jun 12, 2016 08:25 PM — filed under: , , ,
We in the Intelligence Community are committed every day to provide the nuanced, multidisciplinary intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world. The order of the topics presented in this statement does not necessarily indicate the relative importance or magnitude of the threat in the view of the Intelligence Community. Information available as of February 3, 2016 was used in the preparation of this assessment.
Located in News / 2016
File PDF document What you know depends on what you watch: Current events knowledge across popular news sources
by John P. Reisman last modified Sep 25, 2015 05:08 PM
According to a follow-up survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMindTM, NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative news outlets, while exposure to partisan sources, such as Fox News and MSNBC, has a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge. This nationwide survey confirms initial findings presented in a New Jersey focused poll (from November of 2011).
Located in News / 2012
Image PNG image CBO: Deficit reduction under the ACA
by John P. Reisman last modified Sep 25, 2015 05:08 PM
CBO: Deficit reduction under the ACA; the "bump" is from the coverage expansion starting 2014
Located in News / 2013
Image PNG image John Boehner owns the Government Shutdown
by John P. Reisman last modified Sep 25, 2015 05:08 PM
John Boehner and George Stephanopoulos discuss Shutdown. Boehner states that Republicans are responsible for current debacle.
Located in News / 2013