Congress and MS-13

‘So Inhumane’: Pelosi Scolds Trump, Claims He Called Undocumented Immigrants ‘Animals’

It appears it wasn’t just the mainstream media that took President Trump’s remark about dangerous MS-13 gang members out of context.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also piled on after Trump described the brutal gang as “animals” during a roundtable at the White House on Wednesday.

“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before,” Trump said.

Media outlets including C-SPAN, the New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News and CNN did not put Trump’s words in context or ran with stories claiming he used the term “animals” to describe illegal immigrants more broadly. Some outlets later corrected or clarified their reporting, but others – including The Washington Post – did not.

Pelosi apparently didn’t get the memo, claiming the president had generally referred to undocumented immigrants as “animals.”

This is interesting; they use the term “Undocumented Immigrant” to describe a terror group. The more interesting part is nobody seems to understand the term “Immigrant”. They confuse it with “Refugee” and “Illegal Alien”. An immigrant will petition legally to come to a new country and generally bring value to that new home. A refugee comes to a new country fleeing persecution from people or ideals that threaten bodily harm for religion, race or beliefs but again, they apply legally for entrance and shelter. Any person who has already entered without alerting the United States Government is a criminal. It doesn’t matter whether their intentions were good or bad or if they pose no clear and present danger to American citizens, they came in secret and those actions are against the law, period. No good can come from a group of people who make the conscience decision to commit a crime as the first act toward moving to a new country and ours is the only country where our elected public servants are siding with criminals over the safety, health and welfare of their constituents.  They seem more worried about the plight of those who first break the law and then demand to stay in our country of laws.

I think this MS-13 Gang issue is a very clear indication that we DO need a border, we DO need to be vigilant against illegal entry and we DO need to deport anyone who knowingly breaks the law. WE need to demand the constitution be followed with regard to immigrants, they MUST enter legally, they MUST prove they bring value to their new home, they MUST learn our language and they MUST obey the law as we all are expected to. Anything else is unacceptable and if those in Congress want to defend illegals over citizens then I think it’s high time they went! Those like Nancy Pelosi seem to think that they are ruling us and have forgotten that WE, the people are the boss and THEY are simply public servants expected to do what WE say and live to the exact same standard as those they serve. No Perks, no special deals and no more than eight years in office for life. Public service was never meant to be a full time job and those like Pelosi seem to think they are more important than those they serve and the Constitution they swore to defend!

 

The Truth about the Clintons

The Constitutional Hawk-
Posted on May 15, 2018

The Truth about the Clintons

“A persons values are best demonstrated by the life he lives” William Jefferson Clinton

Been reading some interesting information about Bill Clinton.

What many people seem to have forgotten (or perhaps never heard because of the media covering it up) was that Mr. POTUS Clinton fired the then acting head of the FBI William Sessions on July 19, 1993 and went on to fire EVERY United States Attorney in the country.

So, for all you folks out there talking about how horrible the current POTUS is for firing Comey, a treacherous, secret leaking piece of excrement who passes State information as easily as he does gas, give everyone a break.

Clearly, Comey is guilty of many crimes and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law but won’t. Do you know why? Because he is under the protection of the Clinton Family.

Yes, the most powerful organized crime family in the USA today. The Italians and Russians pale in comparison to the outright carnage that this hillbilly mafia clan has committed and they damn near got the big chair in DC AGAIN! Whew!

It’s a miracle that they’ve gotten away with their crimes and felonious behavior for so long at the expense of so many.

Extortion, larceny, black mail, voter fraud, collusion with the enemy and yes, even murder has been committed by these back woods Mafioso and as they say, it ain’t over till its over!

Hillary is still floating around the DC circuit hoping for influence over the DNC and has a huge war chest in her Clinton Foundation with which to bribe anyone she sees fit in the name of holding onto some semblance of power.

So for all you Hillary fans out there, worry not for your messiah from Arkansas is still out there, still turning screws, still taking money from our enemies and still dangerous.

The Special Counsel and its Power

Over the last several months, we have been witness to an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign and its possible collusion with the Russians in an effort to sway the election in favor of Mr. Trump.

The Special Counsel in this case Robert Mueller has delivered the results of his investigation and has clearly outlined that the current administration was not involved in any way with the Russians however, the investigation continues. Why?

The reason is this, Attorney General Jefferson Sessions recused himself leaving the decision to his subordinate Rod J. Rosenstein who made the decision to allow complete control to be awarded the Special Counsel to investigate what ever he finds and follow it. This action is likely the most unconstitutional action in Constitutional history, an Attorney General allowing a legal witch hunt in an effort to appease the complainant and keep his job!

This is key to the argument of term limits today! If there wasn’t the enticement of an ongoing job due to term limits, Assistant AG Rosenstein wouldn’t have a reason to subvert Constitutional law. No sane Attorney General or Judge would allow the unrestricted, ongoing investigation of any and all persons under the guises of being an investigation of one point of law, that being, Did the Trump Campaign collude with the Russians to subvert the election? No it did not, Mr. Mueller has already reported in detail that this was definitely not the case and has cleared the current administration of those allegations however, the investigation continues because the guidelines that are usually drawn by a non-corrupt Attorney General were adjusted by that individual in hopes of personal gain and holding onto his job.

This is the the most basic form of corruption in Washington today, a person making a decision that benefits him or herself over the benefit to their constituents whom they swore an oath to serve.

If ever there was clear evidence that term limits are mandatory, it’s this case and if we, the people wish to continue to enjoy the liberties of this country we need to take control of our country back from those who would sell it out for personal gain. Something to ponder when you go into the polls this November and something to demand from your congressmen if they wish to enjoy that one last term in office after term limits become the law of the land.

 

The True Target

This morning the “NEWS” reported that the recent raid on President Trump’s personal attorney had nothing to do with him and everything to do with the President.
It was reported that this was a “Search and Destroy” mission due to the fact that the Russia probe has now proven there was no collusion by Trump with the Russians. It went on saying the FBI was in fact conducting a raid to investigate claims of women having affairs with the current POTUS before he was in office.
 
First of all, almost every past president had affairs and not only prior to taking the office.
Next, a few disgraced the office carrying on right in the oval office (no named required for that one).
Further, the FBI is a police organization and should ONLY investigate high crimes which sex by consenting adults is not, last time I looked.
Clearly, the POTUS is spot on when he said that this is a witch hunt and he is also spot on when he says that he has the power to end this bullshit and fire Mueller which he should.
 
The FBI is completely out of control and has been since J. Edgar Hoover who was paranoid and a bit crazy, but he would never do something to bring attention to his organization. Nor would he disgrace it as the current crop of so called “heads” have done.
He would also NEVER share protected information with the press which James Comey admitted he did through a friend, in essence admitting to an indictable crime perhaps going as far as treason.
No doubt Mr. Comey knew full well that the man who preceded him, his former boss at the FBI, was now at the helm of a “Special Counsel” investigating a president who has openly accused the FBI of being corrupt and not doing its job.
The mere fact that Mueller was preciously the head of the FBI and further, not found anything wrong with Comey’s actions represent a clear indication that Mr. Mueller should have recused himself as he couldn’t be impartial.
 
The other point that nobody seems to see is that a Special Counsel is supposed to be entirely impartial and the fact that the FBI stated that it was a search and destroy mission against the president gives the appearance of bias and a total lack of control over his former employees at the FBI.
One should take the following, the FBI is showing its lack of control and leadership, that it is in fact corrupt, that the special counsel is too corrupt and has been from the beginning and that the true target is the current POTUS who is going against the status quo. No wonder even those Swamp Suits on the POTUS’s own side are turning, they see the end of the corruption coming signaling the end to free reign in DC.
Likely the reason Speaker Paul Ryan is exiting now, get out before force finally drains the swamp.
 
 
 
 

An Observation Off Subject

This morning I digress and decided to write about a subject other than Government, Politicians and the maddening state of our National and State affairs. Enjoy!

I awoke at my usual 5 am to my 12 year old Jack Russell Sadie staring at me making a myriad of noises indicating she needed to go outside, ah Sadie; you lucky dog the world is your toilet. I arose, donned my field jacket and off we went for a much needed constitutional.

While walking about on my lawn I pondered the similarities between our pets and ourselves and how they have become a smaller four-legged version of us.

I considered my wife’s dog, a Maltese named Pepi recently having a Spa day at John Gagnon’s Pet Resort and an upcoming annual for my dog Sadie at her personal Physician

Today, our dogs go to the spa, get their hair and nails done, have annual wellness visits, have health insurance, were recognized by the Pope as having a soul and in some states, have Rights!

I then went further and realized our expenses for our dogs and was flabbergasted at the fact that in many ways their care exceeds the expenses put upon us for similar services. Coiffed hairs, modern clothing and in Sadie’s case the many very fashionable sweaters. For a moment I found I was a bit embarrassed at the fact that I searched for weeks trying to locate a sweater in a tartan plaid thinking it would suit her being a breed from Scotland.

Clearly, the modern dog or cat really has it made when lucky enough to find a loving family to become a part of.

When we returned to the house, I went about preparing Sadie’s breakfast whilst waiting for my coffee to brew. Again as I was scooping out measured portions of freshly cooked, very lean ground beef, mashed fresh Sweet Potato, organic rice and bottled water; I paused and thought of what I was doing.

As a boy I recalled, we simply put down a massive bowl of kibble, whatever was on sale at Ben and Leo’s market, Gravy Train and other discounted brands and an equally massive bowl of tap water for Rags a mixed breed pit bull we were given by my uncle. I do not recall Rags ever going to a pet resort and his medical visits were simply for a distemper and rabies shot and once for a procedure, not his tonsils!

Now as I write this, I can see my dog Sadie on my $5500 dollar iComfort foam bed that she evidently thinks belongs to her completely forgetting the very expensive dog lounger bed I purchased for her at Orvis. I suppose she merely allows my small space on the bed to sleep but would be aghast if I were to expect her to sleep in her own bed and I would be shunned for hours if I didn’t give her a leg up onto the massive foam piece of dog heaven.

Perhaps our pets fill a void for those of us who’ve become empty nesters or those who’ve never had children but it is an interesting fact that we have begun treating our pets as we treat ourselves and subsequently, their heath and life expectancy has improved dramatically, past twenty years and beyond. Medicine for our pets has improved and research for cures have exploded into a new, huge business which has found many new medicines for them extending life and wellness.

I am waiting for the headline that the first dog to live to forty has been born!

So I guess for this morning’s thought of the day, those of us who have pets should contemplate our own interaction with our hairy friends and how they have a very large place in our homes and families.

#Me Too Madness

Today while discussing his recent gold medal win, a press person asked if Shaun White had sexually abused a woman in his band. Lena Zawaideh claimed that White had refused to pay her and further sexually harassed her filing a civil suit which was later settled.

White did admit that he sent the woman sexually suggestive text messages and had watched pornography with her in the past but that there wasn’t any impropriety, both being of adult age and both consenting.

The main issue here is that we as a society have become completely unhinged by the current movements with regard to sexual harassment and abuse.

What many seem to forget is that allegations are not indictments or proof of guilt and that people have the right to due process to prove their innocence. Not to be presumed guilty and then attacked, reputation destroyed by an overzealous press or vengeful adversary.

The media in its “Dirty Laundry” fashion really doesn’t care about the truth or veracity of an accusation and consequently treats any rumor, water cooler statement and un-named source as fact. Hardly fair reporting or fair dealing to a person who might be the victim of a false statement or report. And many false reports have been lodged against innocent people with devastating results.

The main point is, if a person claims to have been sexually abused or that they’ve been a victim of sexual harassment, they have the right to report the incident to the proper authorities for investigation and possible prosecution. However, they do not have the right to make negative or disparaging statements to the press or media prior to that investigation being brought to fruition. If they do, and the person being accused is innocent, there must be remedy for the damage, in some cases total ruin of the innocent persons life and family.

We do need to be sensitive to those real victims of sexual abuse and harassment but not at the cost of another citizens civil rights being violated.

Legislation must be written for these very protections providing for severe prosecutions of anyone providing false statement of sexual abuse including those in the press and media who through leaks, innuendo, rumor or false statements cause another to be damaged irreparably by those false allegations. As we have witnessed, the media has lately become a cesspool of false reporting and prone to sensationalized reports spun to give impact to a story and in most cases based on unsubstantiated information.

Until we do, many innocent, “Good” people will be destroyed by false statements and lies by irresponsible media, false news reporting or angry people claiming to be victims believing they will get revenge for a perceived misdeed.

Our congress should be seriously looking into this issue and checking abuses of the first amendment by a ratings crazed media with an agenda all their own.

What is the Duty of a United States Senator

Interesting, Senator Richard Blumenthal is supporting an illegal alien in defiance of the law yet as a former AG of Connecticut and as a sitting US Senator, he swore an oath to support and uphold the law of his state and then the United States of America. He further swore under oath that he would defend the US Constitution and prosecute any person or persons who violated that law.

Now however, he has decided that grandstanding for votes in favor of his oath and performance of his job is OK.

Clearly by his actions, Mr. Blumenthal himself is a criminal violating the law of the land by being an accessory to, and in support of people who continue to violate our law and Constitution for self-serving purposes.

I tend to agree with James Woods on the subject. He said, “What is so difficult to comprehend about this issue? These people came here illegally, continue to remain in violation of the law, take advantage of the systems and benefits that should go to actual Americans and most don’t bother to make an effort to become Americans because our elected public servants by action and words are saying its ok?”

So, if anyone is wondering why we have such poor public servants, it’s because we allow them to make decisions for us when we should be telling them what we want. This is the first stage of totalitarianism.

 

to·tal·i·tar·i·an·ism

tōˌtaləˈterēəˌnizəm

noun

A system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.

“Democratic countries were fighting against totalitarianism”

 

Un-United Nations

We have borne the burden of the UN for far too long, evidence that we should look very closely at all those countries in the UN and perhaps some of our alleged fair weather allies.

We pay other countries dues, foot the bill, offer a building and some of the most expensive real estate on the planet on our dime and the UN continually goes contrary to everything we do.

The UN SHOULD be moved to another country, let someone else do what we do and prove that all these nations are TRULY united.

POTUS  Trump should should make this one of his “Easy” decisions. Clearly he believes that the United Nations is providing little to no real advances in world affairs and he also understands that there are many in the UN who are simply going along for a free ride.

One final thought is this, if the United Nations is doing such a great job and all of the countries who make it up agree, then why wouldn’t another country like the UK, Germany or France want to have is located in their own country for a period.

To truly be United, every entity who makes up the organization should take full responsibility for, provide security for and foot the bill for the others.

Its only fair, we have had the responsibility since 1945.

A Letter to Senator Chris Murphy on the History of Gun Control Acts

 

Dear Senator Murphy,
First I wish to thank you for answering my letter and can appreciate you’re quite busy with your office and responsibilities.
In reading, studying and investigating history I found out a great deal about gun laws and legislation both in states and on the federal level.
Many of the arguments I have heard from pro gun legislators are incorrect.
First, there is no legal way for anyone to own a fully automatic weapon in this country, the automatic weapons act of 1934 specifically outlaw all military style and all fully automatic weapons. Fully automatic weapons are those that dispense more that one round per squeeze of the trigger. So, for all those who claim it’s possible to obtain a fully automatic weapon legally, they are spreading inaccurate propaganda.
Likewise, there have been gun control acts in 1920, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34 (mentioned above), 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 68, 70, 74, 86, 90 and 2011. I believe that if one were to study this information that is based on factual and federally written Gun Control legislation they would find precious little to create new legislation for.
Next, the argument that taking legal Guns will prevent violence is absurd. You yourself said that during the Dallas incident, there were armed citizens along with the heavily armed police and nobody could prevent the shooting and carnage from happening and the armed citizens were NOT breaking the law. This is a key point, an honest citizen with a legal weapon will not have a first thought to shoot at anybody. Clearly, this indicates another fact, no matter which incident is discussed, the taking of legal weapons from honest citizens will NOT prevent violence as nobody can know what is in a persons heart or mind.
You want stop violence, deal with the mentally ill in this country. Democratic Senator Creigh Deeds was attacked and stabbed by his mentally ill son Gus because there was no available hospital for 24-year-old Gus to go to. So, this mentally ill young man attacked and very nearly killed his father whom was described to be his most loved person in the world. Would outlawing a knife have prevented the attack? Certainly not!
Likewise, the issue at Sandy Point elementary, a case of a mentally deranged young man who was supplied guns by his mother who became the first victim of her mistake. Adam Lanza would have successfully caused carnage no matter what his target was or what weapon he chose and this proved out in this tragedy.
I think that it is interesting that off all of your pet projects one of the most important to your constituents save the economy is term limits on all public servants and I haven’t once heard you on this issue.
Certainly, the founding father never meant for Public Service to be a full time job or lifetime career.
Unfortunately, because of lifetime politicians, we have more corruption and more misuse of federal power and more and more reductions in our liberty.
I truly hope that we get somebody of courage and conviction that is honest enough to bring forth laws pertaining to term limits, eight years for life for any position from the president down.
Washington was coaxed to stay for a second tern and he stated clearly that he wanted to be home with his wife and family on his farm and that he abhorred the idea of becoming a ruler of multiple term.
“There need be new blood in office constantly to check the possibility of corruption and bring new ideas to the offices that the serve in”.
Our elected public servants have become career politicians and have abused the trust of the people they serve for far too long.
I would applaud your getting involved in the endeavor and cease trying to abridge our civil liberties with trickle down legislation.
You would be remembered as having a career of conviction and honesty that is sorely lacking in current Politicians and Politics these days.

Respectfully,
Rance V. Carli

 

Trumps Accomplishments Thus Far

SECURITY AND SAFETY

PUTTING AMERICA FIRST PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY: President Donald J. Trump’s top priority is the security of the American people and the American homeland.

  • President Trump has prioritized rebuilding and empowering the military to restore national security. During his first 100 days, the President has:
    • Advocated increasing the national security budget by $54 billion to end years of devastating sequestration.
    • Empowered the commanders in the field to make decisions.
    • Saved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by negotiating with defense companies.
  • President Trump has stood up to countries that have threatened our national security after years of failed diplomacy. During his first 100 days, the President has:
    • Sent a message to the world with his swift and decisive order to strike the Syrian air base which launched the horrific chemical attack on innocent civilians
    • Further isolated Syria and Russia at the United Nations after successful diplomacy with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    • Placed sanctions on Syria for their use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians.
    • Placed sanctions on Iran for violating the international agreement that had been put in place to limit Iran’s ballistic missile programs.
    • Continued to work to isolate North Korea and is in the process of repositioning military assets to confront the regime’s provocative missile tests.

AMERICA FIRST DIPLOMACY: President Trump has rebuilt America’s standing in the world and forged stronger ties with our allies.

  • President Trump has actively reached out to world leaders to advance American interests and build relationships. During his first 100 days President Trump has:
    • Made 68 calls with 38 different world leaders.
    • Hosted 16 bilateral meetings with world leaders.
  • President Trump negotiated with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to free American charity worker Aya Hijazi, her husband, and four other humanitarian workers.

RESTORING LAW AND ORDER TO AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: President Trump has made restoring order to America’s borders and immigration a cornerstone of his agenda.

  • President Trump has already had an effect on illegal immigration, with crossings at the southern border now at a 17-year low, even as this is typically one of busiest times of the year.
    • Illegal crossings on the southern border have fallen by 61 percent since January.
  • President Trump is following through on his promise to the American people to build a wall on the southern border.
    • Signed an Executive Order to establish funding for the border wall’s construction.
    • Accepted hundreds of bids for the construction of the wall.
  • President Trump is taking action to make sure immigration laws are enforced across the country so all Americans can be on an even playing field.
    • Directed a halt of funding to jurisdictions that do not comply with immigration laws.
    • Prioritized criminal immigration enforcement, including ending ‘catch-and-release.’
    • Directed the hiring of 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and agents and 5,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents.
  • Under President Trump’s direction, the Department of Justice is hiring more immigration judges to deal with the backlog in immigration courts.
    • As hiring takes place, judges are being reassigned to twelve cities to speed up processing.

RESTORING PUBLIC SAFETY TO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES: President Trump has been steadfast in his approach to addressing our nation’s most pressing public safety issues.

  • President Trump directed a comprehensive approach to tackle transnational criminal organizations and international drug traffickers, such as the cartels that plague the southern border.
  • President Trump ordered the formation of a task force aimed at reducing violent crime that has spiked in recent years.
  • President Trump is restoring law enforcement’s faith that they are protected by increasing the prosecution of people who threaten law enforcement officers.

A PROMISE TO MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN: President Trump promised that the safety and security of the American people was a top priority in his mission to Make America Great Again.

ACCOUNTABILITY

A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: For too long the Washington swamp worked for itself; President Donald J. Trump is reforming the Government to work for the American people.

  • President Trump implemented tough ethical standards to ensure his Administration works for the American people and not itself.
    • Tough new lobbying standards for political appointees, including a five-year ban on lobbying and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries.
    • Elevated ethics compliance within the White House Counsel office.
    • President Trump donated his paycheck to the National Park Service, following through on his promise to the American people.
  • President Trump is keeping his promise to the American people to reform the Government to better address the needs of the American people.
    • Signed a temporary hiring freeze on federal employees, to make sure that taxpayer dollars were not going to waste.
    • Required a comprehensive plan to reorganize the Executive Branch.
    • Making sure needless regulations do not hinder Americans by signing a “one in, two out” regulation executive memorandum.
    • Created the Office of American Innovation aimed at streamlining and improving government for future generations.
  • President Trump’s budget blueprint takes a sober look at how to responsibly spend federal taxpayer dollars and seeks to streamline government.
    • Largest proposed cut to non-defense spending since the Reagan Administration.
  • President Trump has put in place strict deadlines for stakeholders and Cabinet agencies to report findings and progress.
  • President Trump followed through on his promise to the American people and got Neil Gorsuch confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF ALL AMERICANS: President Trump has taken action to help marginalized communities neglected by past Administrations.

  • After years of scandal and failing healthcare, President Trump has taken action to expand access to care for America’s veterans.
    • Authorized appointments at Veterans Affairs have increased by 42 percent.
    • For the first time, accurate and up-to-date wait times and quality of care information is available online.
    • The President signed an extension of the Veterans Choice Program so veterans have expanded healthcare options.
    • The Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded access to mental health care.
  • President Trump created a commission and focused grants to tackle the opioid epidemic that has increasingly plagued our country.
  • President Trump took action to closely work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, prioritizing these critical institutions after neglect in the previous administration.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, Secretary Carson has gone on a national listening tour, to ensure the local HUD field offices are held accountable to the citizens they serve.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, Secretary DeVos has increased stakeholder engagement and rolled back harmful regulations to ensure America’s schools are helping students.

A FOREIGN POLICY THAT LISTENS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Trump’s America First foreign policy restores the voice of the American people in world affairs.

  • President Trump is standing up to the U.N.’s false and defamatory anti-Israel bias and forcing it to confront threats to the world’s security. At the U.N., the United States is:
    • Removing a blatantly biased report against Israel.
    • Condemning Russia’s occupation and aggression in Crimea.
    • Calling out Iran’s ballistic missile launch.
  • President Trump is supporting our allies across the world, while making sure everyone lives up to their agreements. The United States is:
    • Working with NATO member so all countries contributed what they’ve agreed.
    • Supported Montenegro’s inclusion into NATO.
  • President Trump negotiated to save costs on the F-35 fighter jet that saved over $700 million in taxpayer money while helping America’s national security.

A PROMISE TO HOLD THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE: President Trump promised that he would drain the Washington swamp and restore accountability to Government.

HISTORIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

GETTING GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history.

  • President Trump has signed 13 Congressional Review Acts in his first 100 days, more than any other President, as part of his mission to get the Government out of the way of the American people.
    • President Obama signed zero Congressional Review Acts in his first 100 days.
    • President W. Bush signed 1 Congressional Review Act in his first 100 days.
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial: “So far the Trump Administration is a welcome improvement, rolling back more regulations than any President in history.”

TAKING EXECUTIVE ACTION: President Trump has used his office to get more done in his first 100 days than any other President since Franklin Roosevelt.

  • President Trump signed 32 Executive Orders in his first 100 days to make sure his agenda is carried across the Government.
    • President Obama signed 19 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President W. Bush signed 11 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Clinton signed 13 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President H.W. Bush signed 11 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Reagan signed 18 Executive Order in his first 100 days.
    • President Carter signed 16 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Nixon signed 15 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Johnson signed 26 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Kennedy signed 23 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Eisenhower signed 20 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Harry Truman signed 25 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.
    • President Roosevelt signed 9 Executive Orders in his first 100 days.

A SLEW OF LEGISLATION SIGNED: Despite historic Democrat obstructionism, President Trump has worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Eisenhower.

  • President Trump has worked with Congress to sign 28 bills into law in his first 100 days of his Administration.
    • President Obama signed 11 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President W. Bush signed 7 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Clinton signed 24 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President H.W. Bush signed 18 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Reagan signed 9 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Carter signed 22 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Nixon signed 9 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Johnson signed 10 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Kennedy signed 26 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Eisenhower signed 22 bills into law in his first 100 days.
    • President Trump signed 55 bills into law in his first 100 days.

PROSPERITY

EARLY PROGRESS: In just the first few months of President Donald J. Trump’s Administration, the U.S. economy has already made promising strides in the job market and beyond.

  • In just the first few months of President Trump’s term, the United States economy created 533,000 new jobs.
    • 99,000 new construction jobs were created.
    • 49,000 new manufacturing jobs were created.
    • 27,000 new mining jobs were created.
  • The current United States unemployment rate is at its lowest level since May 2007, at 4.5 percent.
    • The current United States Hispanic unemployment level is at its lowest level since March 2007, at 5.1 percent.
  • United States exports reached a two 2-year high in the month of February 2017.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY: Since President Trump’s election, economic indicators have responded with record confidence to his prosperity-focused agenda.

  • American households, consumers and investors are feeling a renewed optimism towards the United States economy.
    • Pew Research: Americans currently hold the most positive assessment of the United States economy since 2007.
    • The weekly Gallup Economic Confidence Index turned positive shortly after President Trump’s election and has remained positive for 22 consecutive weeks.
    • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index recently soared to its highest level in more than 16 years.
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 12 percent since Election Day 2016
  • America’s business community, ranging from corporate executives to small businesses, from home builders to manufacturers, are experiencing historic levels of confidence in the United States economy.
    • The Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Index recently jumped 19 points, the largest jump since 2009.
    • The Gallup Small Business Index reflects that small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since July 2007.
    • The National Association of Manufacturers Outlook Survey reflects that manufactures currently hold their highest level of optimism in the survey’s 20-year history.
    • The National Association of Home Builders Confidence Index currently is among the highest levels seen in 12 years.

PRIORITIZING JOB CREATION: Using his experience in business, President Trump has been working alongside the business community and executing an agenda to spur job creation.

  • President Trump has worked hand-in-hand with the private sector to get companies re-investing in America.
    • Charter Communications announced it was investing $25 billion in the United States and would hire 20,000 American workers in the next four years.
    • Exxon Mobil Corporation announced it was investing $20 billion in the United States which would create more than 45,000 jobs.
    • Intel announced it was investing $7 billion in a new factory in the United States, supporting over 10,000 jobs.
  • President Trump has implemented historic ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policies to create domestic opportunities. These policies:
    • Ensure American industries are not harmed by unfair competition.
    • Favor American made products over foreign products.
    • Our visa system isn’t abused at the expense of American workers.
  • President Trump has taken action to spur job creation in America’s energy industry and beyond.
    • Cleared the roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and recently formally approved the project.
    • Declared the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiated its construction.
    • Directed that new pipeline construction and repair work use materials and equipment from the United States.

CUTTING BURDENSOME GOVERNMENT RED TAPE: President Trump has vigorously followed through on his pledge to get government out of the way of job creation and economic growth.

  • The American Action Forum estimates that all of the regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration so far could produce more than $86 billion in savings for taxpayers.
    • President Trump’s pro-growth actions could generate more than $18 billion in annual regulatory savings for businesses, investors, and consumers.
  • President Trump has taken action to remove job-killing regulations and bring broad long-term reform to the United States’ bloated regulatory regime. The President has:
    • Signed into law 13 Congressional Review Acts – removing harmful Obama-era regulations – the most of any president in history.
    • Required that for every new Federal regulation, two existing regulations be eliminated.
    • Ordered each agency establish a regulatory reform task force to identify costly and unnecessary regulations.
  • President Trump has begun stripping the regulatory burdens off of America’s energy industry.
    • Rescinded four Obama executive actions that stifled American energy through the Energy Independence Policy.
    • Stopped the “Stream Protection Rule” from causing further harm to the coal industry.
    • Eliminated an energy regulation that put domestic extraction companies at an unfair disadvantage.
  • President Trump ordered the review of the WOTUS rule to evaluate whether it is stifling economic growth or job creation.
  • President Trump streamlined the Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing.
  • President Trump ordered a reexamination of Obama-era emission standards that were putting pressure on the U.S. auto industry.
  • President Trump reduced the financial burden put upon Americans by Obamacare.

PUTTING THE PROSPERITY OF THE AMERICAN WORKER FIRST: Following years of reckless trade deals that have disadvantaged the American worker, President Trump has taken immediate action on trade.

  • President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • President Trump is cracking down on unfair trade practices to ensure the American worker comes first again. The President has:
    • Put America’s steel industry and national security first by responding to unfair foreign practices.
    • Enhancing enforcement of those who violate the United States’ trade and customs laws.
    • Ordered a report on major U.S. trade deficits so that additional actions can be taken to allow American workers to fairly compete.

A PROMISE TO MAKE AMERICA PROSPEROUS AGAIN: President Trump promised that reinvigorating America’s economic prosperity was the top priority in his mission to Make America Great Again.