Today’s show is hosted by Col. Allen West. His guests include NCPA Pam Villarreal who will tell us more about the economic plans presented by the candidates, Pastor Todd Wagner, senior pastor at Watermark Church in Dallas discusses the the role of Christians in stepping up to be heard in the upcoming election and in committing to the future of the country. We will also hear from NCPA senior fellow, David Grantham who joins us in-studio, he discusses national security.
Allen will also take your calls in the last segment so call our studio at 800-351-1212.
Villarreal has written studies and analyses on specific economic and retirement topics such as minimum wage effects, the jobs market, returns on stock and bond investments, retirement account reforms and the NCPA’s state tax calculator. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on diverse topics such as capital gains taxes, reverse mortgages, Social Security disability and baby boomers’ spending habits. One of her studies, "Wealth, Inheritance and the Estate Tax," was coauthored with noted economist Jagadeesh Gokhale.
Villarreal's work on the NCPA's 401(k) borrowing calculator and the negative consequences to borrowing from a 401(k) has been recognized by media throughout the country. Among those was Kathy Kristof, the award-winning personal finance columnist with the Los Angeles Times.
Villarreal routinely shares her insight with media outlets throughout the country. Her work has been covered by FOX Business News, CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, USA Today, Money Magazine and The Washington Times. She is a much in demand speaker on retirement and tax issues.
Prior to his work at NCPA, Dr. Grantham served as an officer in the United States Air Force and as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). While on active duty, Dr. Grantham conducted and managed criminal, counterintelligence, and counter-terrorism investigations and operations, both stateside and abroad. Dr. Grantham oversaw investigations as Operations Officer at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and led operations to prevent foreign exploitation of military technology as Chief of Research and Technology Protection in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Grantham also deployed to Afghanistan and Camp Bucca, Iraq (2006) and Baghdad, Iraq (2008) in support of AFOSI counterintelligence operations.
Dr. Grantham holds a PhD in history from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University. He earned his Bachelor of Art in History from University of South Florida in 2004.