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New Zealand Politicians Take 20% Pay Cut While U.S. Congress Hands Itself $25M Extra

New Zealand’s politicians are taking a pay cut in solidarity with those suffering the economic ramifications of coronavirus. U.S. politicians could learn something here. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is making ministers in her government and public service chief executives take a 20 percent pay cut for six months due to the impact on their economy. “This is where we can take action and that is why we have,” the Prime Minister added to her statement. “We acknowledge New Zealanders who are reliant on wage subsidies, taking a pay cut and losing their jobs as a result of the global

Congress Needs to Be Involved in Negotiating “New NAFTA” Deal

Yesterday, the United States and Mexico agreed on a new trade agreement to replace NAFTA. As I write this column, it’s still too early to say what the impact of this new accord will be, as most of its details have not been released. But with that said, what we do know is enough to call into question whether this agreement will truly be a “better deal.” Investor’s Business Daily gave us some insight into the plan: The key to Monday’s new U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal — Trump wants to deep-six the name “Nafta” for good — is a thorough revamping