Author: Rod D. Martin

The Rod Martin Report – October 13, 2018

The Rod Martin Report – October 13, 2018     The Kavanaugh Surge House Update: Stronger Than Reported Senate Update (Race by Race): Huge GOP Shift The Democrats vs. Their Own Coalition The Victories You’re Not Hearing How We Got The First Conservative Supreme Court Majority Since 1937      Dear Friends, It’s been a heck of a week since the Kavanaugh confirmation, in which the belief that the left’s assault on due process — not to mention on the Kavanaugh family, and by implication, the family of anyone the left decides it doesn’t like — might backfire has...

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Senate and House Update, Oct. 12, 2018: The Kavanaugh Surge Continues

by Rod D. Martin October 12, 2018 SENATE AND HOUSE UPDATE: It’s been a heck of a week since the Kavanaugh confirmation, in which the belief that the left’s assault on due process — not to mention on the Kavanaugh family, and by implication, the family of anyone the left decides it doesn’t like — might backfire has indeed borne out. We start with the President, who after all is supposedly the centerpiece of all that is wrong with the world, particularly from a #MeToo perspective. Donald Trump’s approval rating hit 51% for most of the last week, starting immediately...

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Fun Fact: Who Would Control the Senate If There Were No 17th Amendment

by Rod D. Martin October 12, 2018 Fun fact: if the 17th Amendment were repealed, it would radically change the composition of the Senate. Here’s why, and how. The 17th gave us direct election of Senators. Previously (as in, from 1788 to 1912, which is to say, the way the Founding Fathers designed it), the state legislatures picked Senators. The idea was that the House of Representatives would directly represent the interests of the people, while the Senate would represent the interests of the sovereign states (and thus federalism, and thus block unconstitutional centralization and taxes). If the two...

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The Price of “Medicare for All”

by Rod D. Martin October 12, 2018 Democrats are very upset that Republicans are pointing out the actual cost of their “Medicare For All” plan, which nationalizes healthcare and which has been endorsed by almost all major Democrat Presidential contenders. Yes, they’re running on full-on socialized medicine. So what is that cost? Four times the entire U.S. defense budget, in new spending. So much that outright doubling all federal taxes wouldn’t be enough to pay for it. And that’s just the first year. Because as you know, the cost of federal programs always goes up, not down, and the...

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Conservative Leaders Urge President Trump to Oppose the Senate Version of the First Step Act

October 12, 2018 President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write to urge you to oppose the Senate version of the First Step Act that lessens the penalty for trafficking fentanyl and heroin. We were thankful for your recent messages that are slowing this legislation down too. [1] As conservatives, we know that people respond to incentives. Reducing the punishment for trafficking fentanyl and heroin will increase the incentive to commit the crime. One of President Reagan’s greatest triumphs was his tough-on-crime policies that led to the largest drop in crime...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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