Donald Trump is moving ahead with his bold plan to make America great again and the left-wing media are stunned. They didn’t think he’d actually follow through on his campaign promises. They’re accustomed to conniving politicians who say what the voters want to hear just to get elected. Rarely do these politicians follow through. Trump is following through big league.
The first thing he plans to do is withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Most Americans have no idea what the TPP is all about, and that’s by design. It was largely negotiated in secret and written by corporate lobbyists and lawyers. That’s not to say that TPP might not have some benefits. It’s very much like Obamacare. We have to pass it find out what’s in it. Trump’s not willing to take that chance, so we’re out.
Upon taking office, Trump will cancel Obama’s executive orders and actions that choke the energy sector. At long last, we will begin using the vast energy reserves we have, which will mean millions of jobs and affordable energy for everyone. That’s not to say that we’re abandoning so-called green energy. It’s just that green energy will not exist to the exclusion of traditional energy sources. The market will be reintroduced into the energy sector and all sorts of energy sources will compete on an even playing field.
Trump is also regulating regulations. His new rule means that for every new regulation enacted we must eliminate two old regulations. In other words, government will begin loosening its stranglehold on American businesses. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Obama holds the top 4 rankings in presidents with the most regulations in a year. This year set a new record with over 81,000 pages of new regulations. These regulations seldom expand our liberties, they contract them. Trump understands that, and he’s adopting rules to start chipping away at them.
Trump is tasking the Defense Department with developing a plan to protect our infrastructure from cyber attacks. We have been hit countless times by Russia, China, and other countries who don’t have our best interests at heart. Trump understands that we’re leaking secrets—both from the government and the private sector—to countries that are potentially hostile. This was, ironically, one of the issues that kept Hillary Clinton from the White House.
On immigration, Trump is instructing the Labor Department to investigate all forms of work visa abuse, from fake visas to immigrants overstaying their visas. That’s not to say that the wall is now off the table. It’s simply a first step in putting American workers first.
One of the most interesting items on his list is a ban on executive branch lobbying for five years. In other words, no one in his administration will be able to leap-frog seamlessly to a cushy lobbyist job upon leaving his employ at the White House. Furthermore, no one working for the president will ever be able to lobby for a foreign country.
While the left-wing media portray Trump’s transition team as being in disarray, Trump is diligently going about the difficult task of undoing much of the damage that has been done over the past 8 years. And this is just the beginning. I personally can’t wait until they pull Obamacare out by the roots and replace it with a free market system that actually works.
People are either excited or terrified about Trump’s presidency. There’s one thing for sure. The next four years will not be boring.