Violence in Istanbul Changes Our Perspective on Election

June 29, 2016
Recent violence in Turkey at the hands of terrorists is certainly tragic and upsetting, but few may realize the economic implications and considerations the attack has on America—in matters of both economics and national security—says financial expert and national radio and television host Dan Celia, who leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM,

“As we look at the tragic events in Istanbul, certainly our attention and perspective on the importance of this upcoming election might change a bit,” Celia says, as he plans to discuss the matter further on today’s “Financial Issues” program. “As I analyze the economic data coming from the assumptions of what a ‘Trump v. Hillary’ race might look like for the future American economy, it would appear that we might want to set aside some of our economic analytics, keeping in mind that if we are not secure, safe and alive, none of that matters.

“This should bring to our attention—and I suspect we will begin to see the polls change—that Donald Trump will not likely take 13 hours to decide whether to send troops into a situation like Benghazi or not pick up the phone when it rings at 3 o’clock in the morning. I certainly understand as well as anyone that it is critical that we turn this country around from an economic standpoint. But our commitment to our national security and the security of our allies around the world, which includes naming our enemies and doing what is necessary to stop the proliferation of their agenda, will trickle down in all aspects of leadership—including our economy.

“Once again this morning, I heard a prominent economics professor from the University of Maryland talk about Hillary Clinton’s economic policies being better for America,” Celia said. “He cited the fact, and I am paraphrasing, that there is too much uncertainty in and around Donald Trump and what he might bring to America. We’ve heard these sentiments for the past three months, and I find it hard to believe that there are still economic analysts living in the 1980s, where, of course, uncertainty in the markets was one of our greatest fears. Some would argue it still is today. If that is the case, we should compare that ‘uncertainty’ to the ‘certainty’ of what Hillary Clinton will bring for four more years—an absolutely pathetic economic system that has been bathed for seven years in a failed ideological perspective about what is right for America. So if that is the case, give me uncertainty anytime.”

Celia addresses important financial headlines and takes calls from around the country on his daily radio and television program, “Financial Issues,” which airs on more than 600 radio stations. The program is also seen on the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) television network, reaching 45 million households, and BizTV, which reaches millions more in major markets.

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To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, ext. 100,, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.

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