Trumps first 100 Days (Day # 76!)

An impressive fact is that we have a business-friendly President who has passed the rigorous test of surviving and being a successful entrepreneur in the free market! This President understands small business people, entrepreneurs, and workers! The perfect change agent needed to save us all from the Washington DC madness swamp of endless regulations. In 2015 alone, federal regulations cost the American economy more than $2 trillion. That is why the President has proposed a moratorium on new federal regulations and is ordering the heads of federal agencies and departments to identify job-killing regulations that should be repealed or eliminated entirely. Play that funky music again!

Bad News For Trump:

The RyanCare formerly known as Obamacare is now on the laps of this current Congress, Senate, and White House! It is a total crap sandwich that will bring more cancerous tumors to the American body of health! We can not allow 25% of the US economy to be dominated and taken over by the Federal bureaucracy with all its foibles and incompetencies. Speaker Ryan needs to get hes nerdy behind and work the back channels like a skilled craftsman and get the freedom caucus, Tuesday Morning Caucus and the other sausage caucuses too numerous to mention in the house of representatives and save us all from this monstrosity known as “Unaffordable healthcare Act” or ObamaCare. There is no time left for playing chicken fiddle, or “duck duck goose”. Take all the time you need speaker Ryan and bring a successful ready to be unveiled healthcare bill on the president’s desk, pronto! Sounds cruel but we need a free market solution! Everyone one including the poorest of the population must have skin in the game! Healthcare is not free!So who foots the bill when one gets sick? This idea that expanding Medicaid and Medicare as the gold standard to cure the lack of coverages is ludicrous on the surface. And to believe that, you certainly must be drunk on dirt cheap  60% full proof liquor.  We the people should be able to have insurance in any state we choose and keep any doctor we want and join any association we see fits into our sphere! And if the government wants to help; how about more tax breaks for small, medium-sized and large businesses who provide health coverage insurance for their employees. We can use some health savings accounts! Allow charitable organizations to write off or be completely tax exempt if they provide any health care for average Americans freely, regardless what charity it is as long as it doesn’t engage in any criminal enterprises. The freer we are as a people, the better we will be able to take care of each other, that’s why we have a nucleus and extended family! Mama used to say “charity begins at home!”

Good news for Trump:

We need Congress to grow a pair of cajones and fulfill their sworn oath to serve as the people’s representatives and do to the best of their ability defend our constitution at every turn! But they (congress) have abdicated their role and have permitted the presidency and executive branch become too powerful, its almost like we are living under an autocratic rule! Not by any stretch of the imagination that President Trump is guilty of usurping power, but past presidents have set a very bad precedence especially the last 8 years of executive over-reach and a lame duck congress not holding in check unfettered power grab! Constitution provides co-equal branches of power for a very wise reason! What happens when we have a leader with dictatorial or nefarious tendency at the helm? We will lose our republic! We are not a democracy as I constantly hear our neighbors from the leftist mindset! We are a constitutional Republic with an experimentation in liberal democracy!

This segment was ripped from the Whitehouse bulletin release and has all the rich text and self-explanatory principles much like making wines straight from the backyard grapevines without any artificial processing. Refreshing and noteworthy, unadulterated unaltered simplicity. We will hold these public servants to account and their feet to the fire for their pledge to serve with honor and integrity and not beholden to the highest bidder or lobbyist with the fattest checkbook! Tag along folks!

Painstakingly, we need more weeds on the ethics pledges, it is hard to believe we actually have such pledges, an encouraging sign! I have listed direct quotes and some are paraphrased so we can have fun looking at boring facts! The list of more Executive orders as follows:

Ethics Commitment by Executive Branch appointees: The presidents words begin this intriguing series of pledges: “By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and sections 3301 and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows”:

Section 1.  Ethics Pledge.  Every appointee in every executive agency appointed on or after January 20, 2017, shall sign, and upon signing shall be contractually committed to, the following pledge upon becoming an appointee:

“As a condition, and in consideration, of my employment in the United States Government in an appointee position invested with the public trust, I commit myself to the following obligations, which I understand are binding on me and are enforceable under law:

“1.  I will not, within 5 years after the termination of my employment as an appointee in any executive agency in which I am appointed to serve, engage in lobbying activities with respect to that agency.

“2.  If, upon my departure from the Government, I am covered by the post-employment restrictions on communicating with employees of my former executive agency set forth in section 207(c) of title 18, United States Code, I agree that I will abide by those restrictions.

“3.  In addition to abiding by the limitations of paragraphs 1 and 2, I also agree, upon leaving Government service, not to engage in lobbying activities with respect to any covered executive branch official or non-career Senior Executive Service appointee for the remainder of the Administration.

“4.  I will not, at any time after the termination of my employment in the United States Government, engage in any activity on behalf of any foreign government or foreign political party which, were it undertaken on January 20, 2017, would require me to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.

“5.  I will not accept gifts from registered lobbyists or lobbying organizations for the duration of my service as an appointee

“6.  I will not for a period of 2 years from the date of my appointment participate in any particular matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to my former employer or former clients, including regulations and contracts.

“7.  If I was a registered lobbyist within the 2 years before the date of my appointment, in addition to abiding by the limitations of paragraph 6, I will not for a period of 2 years after the date of my appointment participate in any particular matter on which I lobbied within the 2 years before the date of my appointment or participate in the specific issue area in which that particular matter falls.

“8.  I agree that any hiring or other employment decisions I make will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, competence, and experience.

“9.  I acknowledge that the Executive Order entitled ‘Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees,’ issued by the President on January 28, 2017, which I have read before signing this document, defines certain terms applicable to the foregoing obligations and sets forth the methods for enforcing them.  I expressly accept the provisions of that Executive Order as a part of this agreement and as binding on me.  I understand that the obligations of this pledge are in addition to any statutory or other legal restrictions applicable to me by virtue of Government service.”

President Trump signs WOTUS bill which is maintained by the EPA waters of the world regulating farmers ranchers and small agribusinesses nationwide!

Case in point: A rancher in Wyoming was charged a $37,000 daily fine by the EPA because he had dug a small “puddle of water” for his cattle! Talk about federal regulations gone amok! Insanity anyone?

Some counties were expecting some changes to be effected by the end of Trumps 4th year in power but no no no, the action man delivered and delivered immediately with no time to waste!! Time is a priceless resource of which we all don’t have in unlimited abundance! “Time is money” as mama used to say when I was a young lad with a skull full of mush.

February 24th  establish regulatory reform for each agency and research any regulations that are harmful to the economy and if they are needed in the first place, to begin with! Every new Regulation must be implemented only after getting rid of 2 old regulations! 1 for 2 replacement: does it make life better for consumers and worker? If the answer is no then that regulation will be eliminated!

Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere.  Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted on activities that are not delivering results for hardworking American taxpayers, and not even coming close.

This order requires a thorough examination of every executive department and agency to see where money is being wasted, how services can be improved, and whether programs are truly serving American citizens.

The Director of Office of Management and Budget will oversee the evaluation working with experts inside and outside of the federal government, including seeking input from the American people themselves.

Based on this input, the Trump Administration will develop a detailed plan to make the federal government work better — reorganizing, consolidating, and eliminating where necessary:  In other words, making the federal government more efficient and very cost productive.

If the government bureaucracy can work a smidgen more effectively that would be equivalent to eating chocolate sundae every Monday through Friday and expect to not have any cavities. The best Government is one which is lean and shrunken fit to only serve the needs of the people in very limited ways and means! Unfortunately, we have an obese bloated government that has its tenterhooks in every facet of our daily lives and it’s about time we have some reform. Some of that disruption through a change agent is to have lobbying disclosures and transparent changes. Corruption has to be uprooted at the roots! Not Washington DC business as usual anymore!

The Attorney General or his or her designee is authorized:

(1)  upon receiving information regarding the possible breach of any commitment in a signed pledge, to request any appropriate Federal investigative authority to conduct such investigations as may be appropriate; and

(2)  upon determining that there is a reasonable basis to believe that a breach of a commitment has occurred or will occur or continue, if not enjoined, to commence a civil action on behalf of the United States against the former officer or employee in any United States District Court with jurisdiction to consider the matter.

In such civil action, the Attorney General or his or her designee is authorized to request any and all relief authorized by law, including but not limited to:

(1)  such temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions as may be appropriate to restrain future, recurring, or continuing conduct by the former officer or employee in breach of the commitments in the pledge he or she signed; and

(2)  establishment of a constructive trust for the benefit of the United States, requiring an accounting and payment to the United States Treasury of all money and other things of value received by, or payable to, the former officer or employee arising out of any breach or attempted breach of the pledge signed by the former officer or employee.

Proposed Plan to Improve the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Accountability of Federal Agencies, Including, as Appropriate, to Eliminate or Reorganize Unnecessary or Redundant Federal Agencies.  (a)  Within 180 days of the date of this order, the head of each agency shall submit to the Director a proposed plan to reorganize the agency, if appropriate, in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of that agency.

(b)  The Director shall publish a notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to suggest improvements in the organization and functioning of the executive branch and shall consider the suggestions when formulating the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section.

(c)  Within 180 days after the closing date for the submission of suggestions pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Director shall submit to the President a proposed plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies.  The proposed plan shall include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions.  The proposed plan shall include recommendations for any legislation or administrative measures necessary to achieve the proposed reorganization.

(d)  In developing the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section, the Director shall consider, in addition to any other relevant factors:

(i)    whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are appropriate for the Federal Government or would be better left to State or local governments or to the private sector through free enterprise;

(ii)   whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are redundant, including with those of another agency, component, or program;

(iii)  whether certain administrative capabilities necessary for operating an agency, a component, or a program are redundant with those of another agency, component, or program;

(iv)   whether the costs of continuing to operate an agency, a component or a program are justified by the public benefits it provides; and

(v)    the costs of shutting down or merging agencies, components, or programs, including the costs of addressing the equities of affected agency staff.

WHITE HOUSE,
March 13, 2017.

The hottest and “touchy” subject, yet the most important if not vital to the health of our nation going forward, is Immigration. it would do us all justice to walk through the weeds of what the law actually stipulates. Grab some coffee and roasted almonds, it is not a pretty read but a necessary eye opener; a mixed bag of quotes and paraphrased lingo!

The President’s executive order reads as follows:

Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements:

Section 1.  Purpose.  Border security is critically important to the national security of the United States.  Aliens who illegally enter the United States without inspection or admission present a significant threat to national security and public safety.  Such aliens have not been identified or inspected by Federal immigration officers to determine their admissibility to the United States.  The recent surge of illegal immigration at the southern border with Mexico has placed a significant strain on Federal resources and overwhelmed agencies charged with border security and immigration enforcement, as well as the local communities into which many of the aliens are placed.

Transnational criminal organizations operate sophisticated drug- and human-trafficking networks and smuggling operations on both sides of the southern border, contributing to a significant increase in violent crime and United States deaths from dangerous drugs.  Among those who illegally enter are those who seek to harm Americans through acts of terror or criminal conduct.  Continued illegal immigration presents a clear and present danger to the interests of the United States.

Federal immigration law both imposes the responsibility and provides the means for the Federal Government, in cooperation with border States, to secure the Nation’s southern border.  Although Federal immigration law provides a robust framework for Federal-State partnership in enforcing our immigration laws – and the Congress has authorized and provided appropriations to secure our borders – the Federal Government has failed to discharge this basic sovereign responsibility.  The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies (agencies) to deploy all lawful means to secure the Nation’s southern border, to prevent further illegal immigration into the United States, and to repatriate illegal aliens swiftly, consistently, and humanely.

Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the executive branch to:

(a)  secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism;

(b)  detain individuals apprehended on suspicion of violating Federal or State law, including Federal immigration law, pending further proceedings regarding those violations;

(c)  expedite determinations of apprehended individuals’ claims of eligibility to remain in the United States;

(d)  remove promptly those individuals whose legal claims to remain in the United States have been lawfully rejected after any appropriate civil or criminal sanctions have been imposed;

(e)  cooperate fully with States and local law enforcement in enacting Federal-State partnerships to enforce Federal immigration priorities, as well as State monitoring and detention programs that are consistent with Federal law and do not undermine Federal immigration priorities.

(b)  “Southern border” shall mean the contiguous land border between the United States and Mexico, including all points of entry.

(c)  “Border States” shall mean the States of the United States immediately adjacent to the contiguous land border between the United States and Mexico.

(d)  Except as otherwise noted, “the Secretary” shall refer to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(e)  “Wall” shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.

(f)  “Executive department” shall have the meaning given in section 101 of title 5, United States Code.

(g)  “Regulations” shall mean any and all Federal rules, regulations, and directives lawfully promulgated by agencies.

(h)  “Operational control” shall mean the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband.

The weeds are not over, my mind is spinning at the enormity of laws and codes we already have written on the books! Immigration controls continue as outlined in section 4 of the US code of immigration and Naturalization Act:

Sec. 4.  Physical Security of the Southern Border of the United States.  The Secretary shall immediately take the following steps to obtain complete operational control, as determined by the Secretary, of the southern border:

(a)  In accordance with existing law, including the Secure Fence Act and Illegal immigration Reform and  Immigrant responsibility  Act (IIRIRA), take all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct a physical wall along the southern border, using appropriate materials and technology to most effectively achieve complete operational control of the southern border;

(b)  Identify and, to the extent permitted by law, allocate all sources of Federal funds for the planning, designing, and constructing of a physical wall along the southern border;

(c)  Project and develop long-term funding requirements for the wall, including preparing Congressional budget requests for the current and upcoming fiscal years; and

(d)  Produce a comprehensive study of the security of the southern border, to be completed within 180 days of this order, that shall include the current state of southern border security, all geophysical and topographical aspects of the southern border, the availability of Federal and State resources necessary to achieve complete operational control of the southern border, and a strategy to obtain and maintain complete operational control of the southern border.

Sec. 5.  Detention Facilities.  (a)  The Secretary shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately construct, operate, control, or establish contracts to construct, operate, or control facilities to detain aliens at or near the land border with Mexico.

(b)  The Secretary shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately assign asylum officers to immigration detention facilities for the purpose of accepting asylum referrals and conducting credible fear determinations pursuant to section 235(b)(1) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(1)) and applicable regulations and reasonable fear determinations pursuant to applicable regulations.

(c)  The Attorney General shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately assign immigration judges to immigration detention facilities operated or controlled by the Secretary, or operated or controlled pursuant to contract by the Secretary, for the purpose of conducting proceedings authorized under title 8, chapter 12, subchapter II, United States Code.

Sec. 6.  Detention for Illegal Entry.  The Secretary shall immediately take all appropriate actions to ensure the detention of aliens apprehended for violations of immigration law pending the outcome of their removal proceedings or their removal from the country to the extent permitted by law.  The Secretary shall issue new policy guidance to all Department of Homeland Security personnel regarding the appropriate and consistent use of lawful detention authority under the INA, including the termination of the practice commonly known as “catch and release,” whereby aliens are routinely released in the United States shortly after their apprehension for violations of immigration law.

Sec. 7.  Return to Territory.  The Secretary shall take appropriate action, consistent with the requirements of section 1232 of title 8, United States Code, to ensure that aliens described in section 235(b)(2)(C) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(2)(C)) are returned to the territory from which they came pending a formal removal proceeding.

Sec. 8.  Additional Border Patrol Agents.  Subject to available appropriations, the Secretary, through the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shall take all appropriate action to hire 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents, and all appropriate action to ensure that such agents enter on duty and are assigned to duty stations as soon as is practicable.

Sec. 9.  Foreign Aid Reporting Requirements.  The head of each executive department and agency shall identify and quantify all sources of direct and indirect Federal aid or assistance to the Government of Mexico on an annual basis over the past five years, including all bilateral and multilateral development aid, economic assistance, humanitarian aid, and military aid.  Within 30 days of the date of this order, the head of each executive department and agency shall submit this information to the Secretary of State.  Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretary shall submit to the President a consolidated report reflecting the levels of such aid and assistance that has been provided annually, over each of the past five years.

Sec. 10.  Federal-State Agreements.  It is the policy of the executive branch to empower State and local law enforcement agencies across the country to perform the functions of an immigration officer in the interior of the United States to the maximum extent permitted by law.

(a)  In furtherance of this policy, the Secretary shall immediately take appropriate action to engage with the Governors of the States, as well as local officials, for the purpose of preparing to enter into agreements under section 287(g) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1357(g)).

(b)  To the extent permitted by law, and with the consent of State or local officials, as appropriate, the Secretary shall take appropriate action, through agreements under section 287(g) of the INA, or otherwise, to authorize State and local law enforcement officials, as the Secretary determines are qualified and appropriate, to perform the functions of immigration officers in relation to the investigation, apprehension, or detention of aliens in the United States under the direction and the supervision of the Secretary.  Such authorization shall be in addition to, rather than in place of, the Federal performance of these duties.

(c)  To the extent permitted by law, the Secretary may structure each agreement under section 287(g) of the INA in the manner that provides the most effective model for enforcing Federal immigration laws and obtaining operational control over the border for that jurisdiction.

Sec. 11.  Parole, Asylum, and Removal.  It is the policy of the executive branch to end the abuse of parole and asylum provisions currently used to prevent the lawful removal of removable aliens.

(a)  The Secretary shall immediately take all appropriate action to ensure that the parole and asylum provisions of Federal immigration law are not illegally exploited to prevent the removal of otherwise removable aliens.

Sec. 12.  Authorization to Enter Federal Lands.  The Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior and any other heads of agencies as necessary, shall take all appropriate action to:

(a)  permit all officers and employees of the United States, as well as all State and local officers as authorized by the Secretary, to have access to all Federal lands as necessary and appropriate to implement this order; and

(b)  enable those officers and employees of the United States, as well as all State and local officers as authorized by the Secretary, to perform such actions on Federal lands as the Secretary deems necessary and appropriate to implement this order.

Sec. 13.  Priority Enforcement.  The Attorney General shall take all appropriate steps to establish prosecution guidelines and allocate appropriate resources to ensure that Federal prosecutors accord a high priority to prosecutions of offenses having a nexus to the southern border.

Sec. 14.  Government Transparency.  The Secretary shall, on a monthly basis and in a publicly available way, report statistical data on aliens apprehended at or near the southern border using a uniform method of reporting by all Department of Homeland Security components, in a format that is easily understandable by the public.

Sec. 15.  Reporting.  Except as otherwise provided in this order, the Secretary, within 90 days of the date of this order, and the Attorney General, within 180 days, shall each submit to the President a report on the progress of the directives contained in this order.

Sec. 16.  Hiring.  The Office of Personnel Management shall take appropriate action as may be necessary to facilitate hiring personnel to implement this order.

The President has a great start in the executive department by insisting on an indefinite hiring freeze.  I would prefer that President Trump leads on this issue mostly by cutting every government entity by a margin of 40% or 50% across the board with exceptions to Defence and Homeland security! The federal government does need to hire new blood and fresh eyes and minds to see the ball clearly in terms of what the government’s role is vis-a-vis the citizen.

That being said, the President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, has made it an order to issue a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. As part of this freeze, no vacant positions existing at noon on January 22, 2017, may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited circumstances. This order does not include or apply to military personnel. The head of any executive department or agency may exempt from the hiring freeze any positions that it deems necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities. In addition, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may grant exemptions from this freeze where those exemptions are otherwise necessary.

Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the Director of OPM, shall recommend a long-term plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government’s workforce through attrition. This order shall expire upon implementation of the OMB plan.

Contracting outside the Government to circumvent the intent of this memorandum shall not be permitted.

This hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of the sources of their operational and programmatic funding, excepting military personnel.

In carrying out this memorandum, the president asked that departments seek efficient use of existing personnel and funds to improve public services and the delivery of these services. Accordingly, this memorandum does not prohibit making reallocations to meet the highest priority needs and to ensure that essential services are not interrupted and national security is not affected. Some of the best parts of the executive orders that should warm the hearts of many rational free thinkers, conservatives, libertarians and like-minded folks:

Cutting Red Tape for American Businesses getting government out of the way: President Donald J. Trump signed legislation (House Joint Resolution 41) eliminating a costly regulation that threatened to put domestic extraction companies and their employees at an unfair disadvantage:

  • J. Res. 41 blocks a misguided regulation from burdening American extraction companies.
  • By halting this regulation, the President has removed a costly impediment to American extraction companies helping their workers succeed.
  • This legislation could save American businesses as much as $600 million annually in regulatory compliance costs and spare them 200,000 hours of paperwork.
  • The regulation created an unfair advantage for foreign-owned extraction companies.

Building on the Presidential action: President Trump has been steadfast in his commitment to reducing the regulatory burden on everyday Americans, their pocketbooks, and their businesses.

  • President Trump has required that for every new Federal regulation, two existing regulations be eliminated.
  • President Trump will initiate fundamental changes to the United States healthcare system to reduce the financial burden on Americans by getting the government out of the way.
  • President Trump has placed a moratorium on all new regulations by executive departments and agencies that are not compelled by Congress or public safety.
  • President Trump directed his Secretary of Commerce to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing and to reduce regulatory burdens on domestic manufacturers.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order expediting the environmental review and approval processes for domestic infrastructure projects.
  • President Trump directed the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a full review of Dodd-Frank to ensure associated, burdensome regulations receive proper scrutiny.
  • President Trump ordered the re-examination of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, to make certain that it does not harm Americans as they save for retirement.

A PROMISE TO COAL WORKERS: LETTING COAL COUNTRY WORK AGAIN:

President Donald J. Trump signed legislation (House Joint Resolution 38) to stop the costly “Stream Protection Rule” from further harming coal workers and the communities that depend on them.

  • J. Res. 38 blocks an overly burdensome regulation from harming the coal industry.
  • The regulation was expected to reduce coal production, leading to fewer coal jobs across the country.
  • The blocked regulation threatened the coal industry with millions of dollars in compliance costs.
  • Complying with the regulation would have put an unsustainable financial burden on small mines, most of which are in the Appalachian Basin.
  • The blocked regulation would have duplicated existing regulations already in place to protect Americans.
  • Giving Coal Workers relief: Since 2009, the coal industry has declined, leaving workers and communities without a lifeline.
  • Before President Trump’s inauguration, he promised coal workers he would support them and reverse the harmful actions of the past administration.
  • Since January 2009, the coal mining industry has lost over 36,000 jobs without any relief in sight.
  • From 2009 to 2015, coal production declined by over 177,000,000 tons across the country.
  • From 2009 to 2015, over 600 coal mines closed.November 21, 2016, the Trump-Pence Transition Team pledged to “end the war on coal” and review harmful regulations created under the Obama Administration.
  • September 22, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump called out harmful coal regulations: “I will rescind the coal mining lease moratorium, the excessive Interior Department stream rule, and conduct a top-down review of all anti-coal regulations issued by the Obama Administration.”
  • August 8, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump pledged to the American people: “We will put our coal miners and steel workers back to work.”

COSTLY REGULATIONS: Regulations have grown unchecked in past Administrations, imposing a steep cost on the American economy.

  • The regulations from the last Administration cost American taxpayers $873 billion in total.
  • The Obama Administration finalized more than 3,000 regulations.
  • Directed the Secretary of Commerce to develop a plan to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturers.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order expediting the environmental review and approval processes for domestic infrastructure projects.
  • Directed the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a full review of the burdensome regulations required by the Dodd-Frank Act.

And finally, President Trump ordered a re-examination of the Department of Labor’s “fiduciary rule,” to make certain that it does not harm Americans as they save for retirement.

I don’t know about you folks but this President’s one heck of a busy guy. Certainly full of boundless energy that can easily put all of us to shame if we complain about busting our chops for extended hours on our various and unique jobs! In many respects, he s a shining and exemplary leader to be respected and admired, whether you agree with him or not! I look forward to seeing the federal leviathan shrinking under Trump’s leadership! As pertains to my craft and self-governing philosophy, “we” shall be fired up and work triple double harder!

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