Charles W. Herbster of Falls City, Nebraska continues to lead GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Ag team, and is continuing that effort before groups across the country.
Yesterday, Herbster lead the Washington (D.C.) Ag Roundtable before a packed luncheon of representatives of major agriculture organizations and Embassy staffs from Japan, Australia and the UK.
Some key issues discussed were out of control regulations, immigration and trade. Herbster also discussed his personal relationship with Trump and what Trump believes the federal government should look like.
To get an idea of how Trump’s Ag team is working, as well as the basic outlook of the team, see this 9 minute video featuring Herbster and Trump Ag Team Co-Chair, former Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman:
Nebraskans can be proud of their fellow Nebraskans who are taking the lead on the national stage.
If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion…
The debate over the death penalty in Nebraska carries on, today with Attorney General Doug Peterson holding a presser pointing out the fallacies in economist Ernie Goss’s assessment of the death penalty cost in Nebraska.
Peterson stood before a projection of some of the arguments in Goss’s study to note that his $14M number for death penalty cost is flawed:
A visibly frustrated Peterson took questions from the press regarding various assertions by Goss and the anti-death penalty group.
But Peterson’s frustration seems almost matched by Goss’s frustration at taking on the study in the first place. Goss noted to the OWH that he wishes he had never done it, and also had frustration pouring over into his media avails as well.
And then there are other economists who also dismiss and/or disagree with Goss’s findings, per the OWH.
Of course as with anything in the field of economics, one should always look at this spot-on analysis from…Bloom County:
Ashford = Most Vulnerable in USA
The Hill now notes that Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford, “is arguably the most vulnerable incumbent House Democrat running for reelection in November.”
They note this in an article about how the House Freshman…in the minority party…is proposing that Congressional salaries should be…REDUCED.
Which is funny (for oh so many reasons), because House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who came to Omaha to campaign for Ashford just a few months ago, has suggested RAISING Member’s salaries.
Gee, how will the Freshman’s proposal do???
But the salary lowering bit is often one of the last gasps of the candidate. If it is any indication — along with the analyses of The Hill, the Cook Political Report and Larry Sabato — Ashford’s race with retired Brigadier General Don Bacon is very, very tight.