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81 major Trump achievements in First Year, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

By Sniper following x   2017 Dec 21, 1:21pm 811 views   21 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House.

And along the way, President Trump even outdid his own expectations and slashed at least 11 major legacy items of former President Barack Obama, including cracking down on the open border, slowing recognition of communist Cuba and effectively killing Obamacare by ending the mandate that everyone have health insurance or face a tax.

According to the White House, the 81 accomplishments are in 12 major categories and include well over 100 other minor achievements.

Below are the 12 categories and 81 wins cited by the White House.

Jobs and the economy

Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts and repealing the Obamacare mandate.
Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.
A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.
A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.
A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.
Prioritizing women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.

Killing job-stifling regulations

Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.

Fair trade

Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
Worked to bring companies back to the U.S., and companies like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, and Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.
Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.

Boosting U.S. energy dominance

The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling.
Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.

Protecting the U.S. homeland

Laid out new principles for reforming immigration and put hardliners in charge of his program.
Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.
Ended the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants.
Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.
Doubled the number of counties participating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.
Removed 36 percent more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.
Started the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
Ditto for other amnesty programs like Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.
Added some 100 new immigration judges.

Protecting communities

Justice announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
Justice worked with Central American nations to arrest and charge 4,000 MS-13 members.
Homeland rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 percent one-year increase.
Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.

Accountability

Trump has nominated 73 federal judges and won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Ordered ethical standards including a lobbying ban.
Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.
Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.
Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.

Combatting opioids

First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 percent.
The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
Justice announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.

Protecting life

In his first week, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions.
Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.
Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.

Helping veterans

Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
Created a VA hotline.
Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.

Promoting peace through strength

Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
Worked to increase defense spending.
Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and warned of future strikes if they were used.
Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.

Restoring confidence in and respect for America

Trump won the release of Americans held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.
Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended three regional summits to promote American interests.
He traveled to the Middle East and Europe to build new relationships with leaders.
Traveled to Poland for the annual. G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.



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1   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 3:11pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Killing ACA would have been enough for me. Everything else is just icing.

He really has made Obama look like an ineffective fool when he has done all of this in one year compared to Obama’s 8.
2   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 21, 3:25pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Sniper says
With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House.


Not much left for Trump to accomplish in the next 7 years. Champagne anyone?
3   Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 4:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says
Not much left for Trump to accomplish in the next 7 years.


Ditch NAFTA, and impose hefty tariffs.
4   Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 4:28pm   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Obligatory liberal response to Trumps accomplishments:
5   anon_c808e   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 4:39pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Can someone explain what the benefits are of Trump's actions (e.g., removal of mandate in tax bill) directed towards healthcare? The premiums for my health insurance (plus 2 kids) jumped from just over $1k/month to just over $1300/month. Anyone seeing declines in their health ins. costs?
6   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 21, 4:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_c808e says
Can someone explain what the benefits are of Trump's actions (e.g., removal of mandate in tax bill) directed towards healthcare? The premiums for my health insurance (plus 2 kids) jumped from just over $1k/month to just over $1300/month. Anyone seeing declines in their health ins. costs?


Our healthcare is a mess. Yes, Trump needs to fix it.
7   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 5:47pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

- Renegotiate NAFTA
- Build Wall / Reform immigration
- Elect another Constitutionalist to the SCOTUS

If Trump could accomplish those 3 additional things, I would consider him one of the best presidents of the modern era.
8   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 5:50pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Seriously though, Obama was such an ineffective asshole, Trump is shitting all over his legacy in just 12 months.

Obama would never have gotten tax reform passed. He barely got ACA passed and that was his ONLY crowning gem of his presidency, now finished and gone with the killing of the individual mandate.
9   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 6:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

You forgot the amazing "Cash for Clunkers" program, his other great achievement
10   anon_4526a   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 10:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_c808e says
The premiums for my health insurance (plus 2 kids) jumped from just over $1k/month to just over $1300/month. Anyone seeing declines in their health ins. costs?


Nope, just remember to thank Obama for that present!
11   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 21, 10:10pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_4526a says
anon_c808e says
The premiums for my health insurance (plus 2 kids) jumped from just over $1k/month to just over $1300/month. Anyone seeing declines in their health ins. costs?


Nope, just remember to thank Obama for that present!


It will be interesting to see how the system breaks down. People simply cannot pay more for health insurance than for housing, especially when the insurance cost rises 30% per year.

Will the Obamacare mandate be killed by the new tax bill? Not sure that the end of the mandate is still in the bill.

Howard Kunstler wrote that the country is being squeezed by two rackets: college tuition and medical billing. He's right.

http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/racket-of-rackets/
12   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2017 Dec 22, 1:34am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

THank you Sniper. Upon reading your post I ejaculated hands free.
13   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 22, 6:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_c808e says
Can someone explain what the benefits are of Trump's actions (e.g., removal of mandate in tax bill) directed towards healthcare? The premiums for my health insurance (plus 2 kids) jumped from just over $1k/month to just over $1300/month. Anyone seeing declines in their health ins. costs?


Now you should be able to buy a plan that doesn’t include everything listed in the Obamacare plan requirements. This FREEDOM should allow you to buy a cheaper policy that fits your needs more closely without being penalized by authoritarian socialists.
I’d recommend renegotiating your plan with your insurer, or seeing what other plans are available at this time.
Alternatively, you could drop insurance and pay out of pocket for doctor visits, (still fairly cheap!) and perhaps just buy a catastrophic plan that covers emergencies only.

Growing up, my parents NEVER had any sort of medical insurance for anyone in my family, because they couldn’t afford it. We paid doctors directly when someone got sick and it was never that much. Then again, I think we got lucky that no serious illnesses happened which required hospitalization or surgery.

Anyway, you got options, and nothing is free in this life. Choose wisely.
17   Sniper   ignore (10)   2017 Dec 22, 7:38pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Booger says


One can only Hope to see that happen.
19   Sniper   ignore (10)   2017 Dec 23, 8:22am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

At what point do more Dem voters wake up a realize that the people they voted for have been lying to them about Trump?

When will they figure out Pelosi, Waters, Schumer and more along with all the Liberal media (WaPo, NYT, CNN. MSNBC, etc) have been telling them lies, while the economy and jobs get better?

There are a few here like Patrick, Strategist, L&C and a few other have woken up to this fact. And there are some here that will never wake up, and get onboard, the bus will leave, but they won't be on it.
20   WineHorror1   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 23, 10:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

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