THINK! America – Weekend of Feb. 11, 2017 – Show #2

Topics - February 11, 2017 - Show #2. Guest:

Topics and Guest – February 11, 2017 – Show #2

Sanctuary Cities used to exist in Chicago and San Francisco, but with Trump’s Immigration EO, more mayors and city councilors are making news saying their city will become a Sanctuary City. Even the state of Colorado, is looking at becoming the first ever Sanctuary State by passing the Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act. The push is on for this because of failed immigration policies. Is there any turning back, or are Sanctuary Cities and even Sanctuary States a fait accompli?

The FDA has regulated tobacco products since 2009, but that did not include cigars and vapor products. In May of 2016, the FDA announced these products would be included in the regulations of tobacco in accordance with the 2009 Tobacco Control Act. The  rigorous, time consuming application process that is necessary to pass through the FDA will likely result in many companies withdrawing their cigar brands. Should the FDA be regulating cigars and vapor products under the 2009 Tobacco Control Act, or is this step too overreaching?

Interview: Herstle Jones, Jones & Associates, Premier Financial Solutions, (specializing in Social Security, Income and Estate Planning). Topics: Will Pres Trump move to dissolve Dodd-Frank? Why was Dodd-Frank put into place in 2010, and what was it designed to do? Why get rid of it now? How will that help the economy?

Every fish counts: The Obama administration finalized a new rule on December 9, 2016 which requires companies to track the origin of each and every fish that is imported into the United States. The purpose behind the requirement is designed to help combat seafood fraud and illegal fishing. To some, the rule seems overly cumbersome and detrimental to innocent fishing companies that have been complying with all required regulation. Do you believe this type of requirement is the best course of action for combating the problems faced in this industry?

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