For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump's threat of a five percent tariff on all Mexican goods coming into the United States to force Mexico to help with our illegal immigration problem. 

Shane also discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller's one, and perhaps only, public statement on his two-year investigation and subsequent report. 

Former State Rep. Walt Rogers joined Shane to discuss the Tax Education Foundation and his new role as Deputy Director with them. 

For today's Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Stephanie Taub, an attorney with the First Liberty Institute, about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that protects the religious conscience of healthcare workers. 

Then, Shane had a conversation with State Auditor Rob Sand about his priorities and the ideas he's working on as Iowa's new state auditor, his recent town hall tour, an upcoming investigation into spread pricing with Iowa's Medicaid program, and why he doesn't want the federal courthouse in Des Moines to move. 

Former Congressman David Young, R-Iowa, joins Shane to discuss why he is running for Congress again in 2020 and what he hopes to accomplish if elected.