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President Trump’s Accomplishments
When President Trump ran for office he made a lot of promises. All presidents do and rarely is any of them promises kept and most are broken outright.
President Trump has broken the mold of dishonesty and delivered upon his promises, at least as much as he is allowed to do under law. Some things will require congress and others face legal challenges from those who oppose his pro American standpoint.
Even with all the hoopla and phony scandals from the Hilary side, the CIA hacking the DNC and blaming Russia and the investigations into Trump campaign staff there are still plenty of things getting done.
Here is a list and commentary on President Trump’s Accomplishments so far.
2 Weeks in Office
Trump had been in office a little over two weeks when he had already done several things to set in motion his agenda. Key components of his promises have been implemented by this time.
Several key promises were kept including ordering the U.S. government to begin construction of a wall along the southern border with Mexico. A travel ban from terrorist held countries that temporarily barred the citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States.
He also signed other executive orders, proclamations and memorandums including ordering the dept of defense to come up with a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS , a review of the ” fiduciary rule” by the treasury secretary , reorganizing the National Security Council and declaring February to be American Heart Month.
The travel ban was challenged in court by the left wing panderers to Islam and brought into the 9th circuit . The 9th is a far left circuit and rules mostly based upon personal opinions instead of laws. Most of it’s decisions are overturned.
The wall along the southern border has problems in congress. This was already set as law long ago but congress refuses to fund it because of their dependency on Latino voters. They think they will be tossed from their wealth building jobs if they stop illegals from coming in.
Trump had several cabinet nominees confirmed including Elaine Chao,Secretary of Transportation Mike Pompeo, CIA director, James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and some others.
There were a number of nominees that were being delayed by democrats in a huge stall tactic to try and make the government un-functional in an attempt to discredit the Trump administration. They stalled nominations and hearings. All the while blaming it on Republicans as usual. Crying about rules being used by Republicans that they themselves ( Dems) brought to the Senate to use against Republicans.
Democrats had this to say about stalling the process because they do not want anyone nominated that is not of their thinking :
“Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said Monday. “And I strongly encourage people across the country to join us — to double down on your advocacy — and to keep making your voices heard for these last 24 hours.”
According to data from the Congressional Research Service as of Feb. 2, Trump had more unconfirmed Cabinet nominees at this point in his presidency than all previous presidents combined. Most of this was due to Left Wing stall tactics. How ever some nominees just were not good fits for their office and were opposed by the right as well.
Looking at Obama and Bush nominees confirmed might seem like a good way to put this into perspective and that info is used by pro left media but in reality it does not fly. This being because of the different types of people and the views of the people about the president.
Obama nominees took a long time to be appointed. Not all of them . Some went right on through in fact many did. The Senate did take over 100 days to confirm all nominees. Most of this because his nominees were almost all of very bad character as far as the norm for America is concerned as Obama himself declared our constitution to be flawed and should be scrapped and rewritten by his far left socialist and Islamic extremist friends. Even the left had some fears of some of his people.
Bush on the other hand was already well liked in politics and had a lot of respect. His nominees were mostly well qualified reasonable people that got confirmed quite quickly.
There is just no way to compare either Bush or Obama to Trump when it comes to nominees or anything else. President Trump is one of a kind and no other president has ever had his attitude and guts to do what he says and say what he thinks. This jumbles the norm of ” go with the party” and neither side knows how to deal with it. Too bad.
Left Claims of Failure
Time moves on and Trump forges forward through the muck. Delays and attacks from both sides of the isle keep hindering progress. Some Republicans are too scared to join in on Making America Great Again. They are scared of the left wing attacks causing them to be voted out of office so they go along with the party of No instead of doing the right thing.
Despite the lefts insistence that the Trump Administration is failing at everything and Obama gave him the country on a silver platter, the facts tell a whole other story.
The Obama Economy
Obama did inherit a very bad economy. The improvements in it were not related to Obama policy as the left claims. It was just the normal process of recovery that has happened many times before. In fact it recovered at a rate far slower than any other recession we have had.
When Obama left office the GDP was growing at a stagnant rate of 1.9% according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Some of this is due to imports increasing by 8.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Imports increase because of Obama policies that punish Americans and award foreign countries.
The unemployment numbers touted by liberals as an Obama accomplishment are also padded. In 2014 they claim Obama policies dropped unemployment to 6.2%. The fact is the number was really 12.6%. Libs as usual did not include the nearly 2.2 million people that simply gave up looking for work or were part time employed because that was all they could find. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics also does not include these people in their reports.
741,000 people just gave up looking for work because they thought it was a waste of time with the Obama admin doing everything they could to destroy the economy just to further their far left socialist agenda. Massive regulations and bad policies had stifled job creation.
7.5 Million people were not considered to be unemployed because they had jobs but those jobs were part time and mostly low wage.
To see a good article on why this all is go to Why The Real Unemployment Rate is Higher Than You Think .
Job growth further took a big hit when Obama signed the ACA into law. Employers scrambled to find ways to eat all that money they now had to shell out. They got around some of it by reducing their work force and by putting people to part time instead of full time which made the unemployment numbers go up.
Obama tried to counteract this by signing executive order to make 20 hours a week to be full time instead of part time. This further put the squeeze on employers and new company startups adding to the failure of the Obama economy.
Most of the jobs that Obama claimed to have created with his master economic plans were simply government jobs that tax payers pay for which does not contribute much at all to the economy. This is because they do not produce a product nor do they create jobs and the money they spend is given to them by tax payers.
The Green Jobs
Obama did create some good jobs with his “Green Plan” . Problem is most of his tax payer funded adventures failed miserably. Most of them were also not American jobs. He refused to allow Americans to be employed for this and brought in foreign companies and foreign workers to build wind mills and solar farms. This was at American tax payer expense! We paid the companies. Obama had the insane idea that giving work to other countries and paying the wages with our money would spur our economy, or so he said. His real reason was of course to take another bite out of our economy to further move forward with his socialist agenda.
Obama and Saul Alinsky
Obama’s mentor the great socialist Saul Alinsky said that the only way to implement socialism is a little at a time. People won’t accept it so you must take away their freedoms one bite at a time until they are used to it and then take over completely. that is the only way you will get the people to accept socialism.
Saul was one of Obama’s mentors. Obama looked up to him and even taught his ideas when he was a professor. This is exactly where Obama got his ideas of how to run the country into socialism as his master , George Soros, that paid his way into office demanded of him.
Here is Saul’s 8 step plan.
1. Health care — Control health care and you control the people
2. Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3. Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4. Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5. Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
6. Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.
7. Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
8. Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Sound Familiar ? This is exactly what Obama and the uber wealthy DNC put into action.
National Debt and Poverty
Despite Obama’s promises that he would fix the economy in his first year he has almost destroyed it by way of national debt. Obama increased our national debt by 52% to a whopping 16.2 trillion dollars. He added more debt than all other presidents in our history combined.
Poverty shot way up under his watch. The median household income dropped by $2,492 in 2011. Family income dropped by $3,290.
In 2011 the number of people living below the poverty line was at 46.2 million. This is up 6.4 million from 2008. So proof that Obama caused poverty is in the numbers. He has passed this poverty level on to Trump.
Food stamps hit an all time record in 2011. Obama and his minions pushed for people to get on welfare. They spent many millions of tax payer money on advertising to talk people into being lazy welfare mooches. It worked. 46.7 million people on welfare in July of 2011.
In his first 3 years he managed to put welfare numbers up from 2008 level of 28.2 million to 44.7 million.
77.81 BILLION DOLLARS went out to welfare in 2011.
Numbers did improve by the end of Obama but at historically low numbers and far below what he claimed he would do.
In 2016 food stamp numbers were 45.4 million in October. This number was down from prior months which can be attributed to the job growth which was spurred when the voters gained confidence that Trump would win the election.
Trumps Economy & Jobs Added
In January the economy added 227,000 jobs. That is up from 187,000 which was the average number per month from last year. That is a whole 2 months of Trump and his positive influence on business at work.
Trump is seen by the business community as a leader and a job creator. His expertise in business lends credence to the Make America Great slogan and his agendas. Companies are coming back to America already and others are expanding and adding many thousands of new jobs. They are doing this because of trust that president Trump is going to make a more business friendly country of us and force others to do business fairly with us.
The stock market took a major jump to all time highs as soon as Trump won the election. It has further gone up and stayed at historical highs due solely to Trump’s policies and expertise. The more Trump takes away from the job killing regulations pile of Obama, the more confidence wall street has in a booming economy.
The economy will soon jump back to levels not seen since the Clinton years. Bill Clinton was a master at fixing the economy. Despite the fact that many business owners did not like some things he did most profited from it. Clinton brought the economy to historic levels. Had he been allowed to stay in office for another 4 years we would no doubt have not had to suffer the great recession.
According to a survey Trump had a 49% approval rating on the first of February. That is not too bad considering half the country does not approve of him in the first place.
Obama had a supposed approval rating of 53% as he got to his end. This number is likely highly inflated by left wing pollsters and others that wanted to try and boost democrat support for Hilary. It did not work.
On another note the first ladies numbers for Michelle and Melania are both very high. Michelle went up to 98% at one time and Melania is at 53% and it keeps going up as more people learn about her.
What has Trump done Lately
Here’s a quick look:
• Withdrew the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal he had heavily criticized as a candidate as not protecting American workers enough.
• Opened the path for construction on a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, which he said he hoped would begin within “months.”
• Reinstated the so-called Mexico City policy, which bars federal money from going to foreign nonprofits which promote or perform abortions.
• Ordered a freeze on federal hiring other than for military, public safety and public health jobs.
• Reversed a planned cut on mortgage insurance for many first-time home buyers.
• Ordered executive branch agencies to begin preparing for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, so far a mostly symbolic action that could be used to undermine the law’s enforcement.
• Formally submitted his Cabinet nominations to the U.S. Senate, which has now confirmed Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and signed a waiver for Mattis.
• Moved forward on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines.
• Ended a policy known as “catch and release,” under which some immigrants are released from detention while they await a hearing with an immigration judge.
• Ended federal funding to sanctuary cities and states, which opt out of reporting undocumented immigrants.
• Kept FBI Director James Comey, who both he and Hillary Clinton criticized over his handling of her private email server, on the job.
• Named net neutrality critic Ajit Pai to lead the Federal Communications Commission.
• Spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone, signaling that a promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem won’t be fulfilled immediately.
• Visited the CIA to mend fences after weeks of acrimony, and faced criticism after he talked about the media reporting on the size of his inauguration crowds.
. Made plans to meet British Prime Minister Theresa May as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
. Cut funding to all foreign countries for the purpose of performing abortions.
Well repeal and replace is not so easy as it is said. It is very difficult as even those who want to do it are afraid of the backlash from some voters who have it. The best option would be to let it implode on it’s own but the people who voted for Trump do not want to wait for that to happen. So now repeal is the only answer. Trump can not do that. It is congress that does that. He faces a whole host of adversaries in this matter.
The left does not care how bad Obamacare is because they only care about the effects of it aiding in their goal of socialism and votes. The majority of the happy people are democrats who make up the majority of the low income workers and welfare role in America. They want to wait it out knowing that it is going to fail but they now have a republican in office to blame it on. No reason in their eyes to fix it.
Most of the left that are now liberals ( different from a democrat) like Reid and Pelosi. No way they will give an inch. No compromise on anything is possible with them. They carry a lot of clout and can force lower level democrats to vote as they demand in congress. Their goal is to stall and blame the right for everything that does not get done.
The right is more divided on matters. You have suppporters that know obamacare must go for the good of the country so they are supporting the bill bad or good. Then you have the far right Rand Paul people that are much like Obama and his pack. They will give nothing. No compromise is possible with them on most any matter. Much like Reid they demand everything be their way or no way.
The TrumpCare plan is dead on arrival no matter what he says about it. It sucks actually as a plan as far as I can tell from reports of opposition to it. I did not read it yet myself. However the AARP hates it as do many others. That is a bad sign. It seems it gives big bonus’ to CEO of insurance companies! Screw that. Them greedy people do not need it. This money is to appease them. They did lose billions over obamacare but they have made many more billions off of Americans prior to that.
The TrumpCare will have to be revamped if it is going to get passed. Only a little democrat support is needed to pass it but all republican support is needed and as of yet that is not going to happen.
Now here is a topic I can rant on all day. I absolutely detest anyone coming in illegally. I do not have a problem with the people that are decent people just the illegal entry fact.
Trump has made it clear that illegal aliens are subject to the laws on the books . He did not make the laws. Even as thousands are being rounded up for deportation and protesters that think they and their friends and family should be above the law scream about arrests, facts remain the same. These facts show that Obama was the king of deportations despite the left claiming they are the saviors of illegals.
Fact is that the amount per week of deportations are up since Trump took office because the authorities are no longer afraid of being prosecuted and sued for doing their jobs. Also the restrictions Obama put on them , ordering them not to arrest illegals and other nonsense has been lifted.
Fact also that Obama made it a first priority to deport decent people. Ordering that no criminal alien be deported or detained. He set free many thousands of violent illegal aliens while deporting decent people. The left will never admit it and the media will never report on it.
Here is the numbers :
President Barack Obama has often been referred to by immigration groups as the “Deporter in Chief.”
Between 2009 and 2015 his administration has removed more than 2.5 million people through immigration orders, which doesn’t include the number of people who “self-deported” or were turned away and/or returned to their home country at the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Although it is claimed that Obama only deported criminal aliens and left others alone that is a lie. He had ordered the release of thousands of criminals from jail and orderd ICE to not detain them. These criminal aliens are still here for the most part.
On top of that a huge amount of the deported were just misdemeanor crimes. In 2015 81% of the deported were convicted of crimes but not all were the violent crimes or even serious. many were just hard working family people. Again, letting violent criminals out of jail and lose on the streets plays into the implementation of socialism.
The Border is Slowing Down
Now that Trump has made it clear that all illegal aliens subject to deportation will be deported the number of illegals at the border has dropped dramatically. This is because they know they will just be deported so no point in risking their lives crossing in.
I always said that we only have to get tough on a few and the numbers would drop. It is simple logic. So we deport a few good family people. This makes it clear that no one is safe. What the “would be” illegals do not know is that these “good family people” had done something to get deported, like not showing up for their monthly check in that allowed them to stay here on waivers.
Brazil stopped their massive illegal problem by implementing a 3 day deportation time. Arrest, court and deport. 3 days your gone. Illegal immigration there is almost non existent now. We can not do that because left wing liberal nuts in the Supreme Court ruled that illegal aliens had a constitutional right to a fair hearing which takes a long time to complete. Perhaps this will be changed now that we are going to have Supreme Court Justices that actually follow the constitution instead of their political ideals.
You can expect the illegal alien population to drop fast . It is already on the path. Illegals are self deporting be it south or north to Canada. This is good. Despite the claims from the left that we can not survive as a nation without illegals , we do not need them.
We do need some labor they provide. That does not mean we need illegal workers to provide it. It means we need to make it easier for workers to come and do the work. They should not have to come here illegally in the first place.
Trump is fixing this problem. He is pushing for congress to make it easy to come in and work the jobs that need to be done. This is one reason he has so much Latino support.
My Thoughts on Illegal Immigration
Being a man of God I have a tendency to want to help the people who are desperate and feel the need to sneak in. How ever I do not support illegal entry nor the coddling of any illegals already here with the exception of those brought in as children as they had no choice. the rest of them should be deported no matter how much they cry about their kids. they knew exactly what they were doing when they came here. they knew they could be deported. they chose to put their kids in this situation when they brought them in or gave birth to them here.
God has strict rules about obeying the laws of the land and of God. Lending aid and comfort to those in need is a priority but not at the expense of breaking the laws of the land.
The churches that are harboring people who are wanted for breaking the law are defying Gods laws and they will be held accountable by God in the end but that is something they choose to deal with.
I do support deportation of any illegal that is criminal or leeching off welfare or refuses to come forward and ask for a waiver if and when Trump gets this plan in place.
As God has said you must obey your rulers ( the government) and show respect else you are disobeying God as they are his servants.
Obama appointees for US Attorney have all been asked to resign as of today 3/11/17 by Jeff Sessions US Attorney General. This is to ensure a quick and easy transfer of office. It also gets rid of a lot of Anti Trump people that can not be trusted in the Trump administration.
Well let us see what time has in store for us in the new Trump America.
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