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President Trump's accomplishments, Work requirement on welfare?
« Reply #200 on: December 20, 2018, 09:18:08 AM »
Ready to screw up Syria today, and now back to the positives:

Trump administration aims to toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-administration-aims-to-toughen-work-requirements-for-food-stamps-recipients/2018/12/20/cf687136-03e6-11e9-b6a9-0aa5c2fcc9e4_story.html?utm_term=.8cc5773e6f2c

The Trump administration unveiled a plan Thursday to force hundreds of thousands more Americans to hold jobs if they want to keep receiving food stamps, pursuing through executive powers what it could not achieve in Congress.

The country’s food assistance program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, already requires most adults without dependents to work if they collect food stamps for more than three months in a three-year period. But USDA regulations allow states to waive the requirement in areas with unemployment rates that are at least 20 percent greater than the national rate.

The USDA is now proposing that states could waive the requirement only in areas where unemployment is above 7 percent. The current national unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent.

Approximately 2.8 million able-bodied recipients without children or an ailing person in their care were not working in 2016, according to the USDA’s latest numbers. Roughly 755,000 live in areas that stand to lose the waivers.
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Let's see if this materializes.

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President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept, New sanctions on Russia
« Reply #201 on: December 20, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
https://nypost.com/2018/12/19/white-house-announces-new-sanctions-against-russia/

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced fresh sanctions against Russian agents and companies Wednesday to punish the country for its “continued disregard for international norms.”

The move was intended to smack Russia for cyberattacks, interfering in the 2016 US election and the attempted assassination of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK in March.

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Stratfor: Trump's campaign promises
« Reply #202 on: December 21, 2018, 04:22:13 PM »
 

Trump's Campaign Promises: Where His To-Do List Stands
The Big Picture
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U.S. President Donald Trump is heading into the midway point of his term with many of his 2016 campaign promises left undone. As the recent announcement about the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from Syria shows, Trump is willing to buck the counsel of many of his advisers to fulfill those pledges. And as his focus turns to the 2020 election, he will likely push to honor those that are incomplete.
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2019 Annual ForecastThe U.S. and the Balance of Power

President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, announced suddenly on Dec. 19, fulfills one of his 2016 campaign promises. As he looks toward the 2020 election, the president is clearly trying to make good on as many of those pledges as possible. Aside from the Syria move, Trump has started the process for leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change, departed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and placed tariffs on a large number of Chinese goods. But many of his vows involving his signature foreign policy agenda and other geopolitically important items have yet to be fulfilled. Trump is likely to become more aggressive in trying to achieve some or all of them so he can campaign on additional achievements through 2019 and 2020. Here are updates on some of the promises that Stratfor believes are the most likely to see action.

U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

In August 2017, Trump announced that the United States would increase its troop presence in Afghanistan, but he also said that the decision went against his instincts.

Since then, periodic reports have indicated that he had been looking for way to cut troops there, and now he has ordered the withdrawal of about 7,000 service members, or about half of the U.S. contingent. A serious drawdown of U.S. forces will further encourage the Taliban. The militant group may decide to press its advantage at the negotiating table or to simply wait out the U.S. military, but the troop cut will certainly allow it to maintain its momentum in the conflict. In addition, Pakistan, Iran, China and even Russia will feel forced to increase their involvement there.

Is Iraq Next?

Beyond Afghanistan, there are an additional 5,000 U.S. troops who could be pulled out of Iraq. But while the Islamic State's capabilities to control territory have been significantly degraded, it remains an active terrorist threat, much as in Syria. Islamic State ambushes, bombings and assassinations remain possible in much of western and in parts of northern Iraq. Of the 20,000 to 30,000 Islamic State members believed to be left in Iraq and Syria, about half are thought to be in Iraq. U.S. troops are key in supporting Iraqi security forces and Kurdish forces in operations against the group. Just as in Syria, a U.S. troop withdrawal could allow the Islamic State to regroup. Moreover, Iran would gain a freer hand in influencing Iraqi politics, especially at the national level, which is dominated by Iraq's Shiite population.
 
European Defense and Car Tariffs

During the presidential campaign, Trump criticized Germany's massive current accounts trade surplus and suggested that the euro was abnormally cheap. He also denounced Berlin's relatively low military spending. While his threat to pull out of NATO's collective protection clause has not materialized, he still demands that Germany, and others, up their defense budgets. However, the main threat to the European Union is higher tariffs on its exports to the United States. Germany is the main EU manufacturer of automobiles, and the United States is its main customer outside of Europe, meaning that Germany has a lot to lose if the White House imposes higher tariffs. The European Union reached a trade truce with the United States during the summer, but that agreement is hanging by a thread. The White House is likely to demand that agriculture be included in any free trade agreement with the bloc, but France and others are likely to oppose that position, which would increase the chances of higher tariffs on European-made cars.

Trump's Trade War With China

China dominated Trump's 2016 campaign rhetoric, and measures to correct what he sees as its unfair trade practices dominated his policy toward Beijing throughout 2018. As part of Washington's priority shift to deal with a rising peer competitor, the White House launched three rounds of tariffs on roughly $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. Now the United States and China are locked in a negotiations cease-fire until March 1. The prospects for a quick and easy trade deal are dim, because the United States is demanding significant concessions on Chinese industrial policy. But as the U.S. stock market wanes, the negotiations may get kicked further down the road.

Paralyzing the WTO's Dispute System

Trump also campaigned heavily against the World Trade Organization and China's inclusion in the body, threatening to pull the United States out of the organization.

Because of the legal limits on a president's authority to do so, a U.S. withdrawal hasn't happened yet. But his administration will risk grinding the body's dispute mechanism to a halt next year. The United States has been blocking new appointments to the Appellate Body, which functions as the WTO appeals court. If the United States doesn't approve new members by Dec. 10, 2019, the appeals body will no longer be able to hear cases. This possibility has led the organization's other members to try to jump-start reform efforts to appease the United States. But it's unclear whether that can be done: The core issue is China's involvement. For Trump leaving the WTO may not be possible, but destroying its adjudication process might be the next best thing.

Troubled Waters Ahead for USMCA

Trump's renegotiation of NAFTA has been one of his signature achievements in foreign policy so far, but the process is not complete because the U.S. Congress still needs to sign off on the revamped United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Democrats are set to take control of the House of Representatives and are demanding that some of their key demands, such as on labor standards and climate, be included in the implementing legislation. Trump has also said that he will announce his intent to withdraw from NAFTA as he submits the USMCA for approval, potentially setting up a showdown with incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Elusive Israeli-Palestinian Deal

Trump has been touting a "deal of the century" to bring peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but that is unlikely to happen in 2019. Instead, to demonstrate his personal and much-touted commitment to Israel, Trump and his supporters in Congress may push more seriously for an official U.S. recognition of Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights. Mimicking the strategy of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, such an action would be designed to remove a hurdle from Israel's path for recognition regionally. But in doing so, it would imply that the United States might recognize other border changes around the world that were made through the use of military force. That change would set a precedent questioning one of the taboos of international relations, which has been in place since 1945.
 
U.S. Infrastructure and a Border Wall

On the campaign trail, Trump presented a $1 trillion plan to build up U.S. infrastructure. Two years later, the proposal has been downsized, and little progress has been made on implementation. But the president has pledged to work with the Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve the nation's infrastructure. The plan could be one of his biggest domestic pushes in 2019, especially if the House blocks his other marquee legislative proposals. Nevertheless, it won't be an easy process because Democrats will want to include climate change initiatives. And Trump has been adamant that without funding for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, there will be no cooperation on infrastructure.

What's Next on Iran?

Trump also campaigned heavily against the Iran nuclear deal and has already pulled the United States out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as it is officially known. But he also noted that he would be willing to sign a new deal with Iran if it were better and that he hoped to peel back the Islamic republic's regional influence. With U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, one of the moderating voices in Trump's White House, on his way out, the prospects for a more hawkish Iran policy could grow. Given Trump's wariness about expensive, messy Middle Eastern wars, this change is unlikely to mean a full-blown conflict with Iran. But the United States — and especially allies Israel and Saudi Arabia — could be more aggressive and launch a limited airstrike should Iran take a significant provocative action against the United States or a regional ally. Sanctions will also be ratcheting up this year, but the potential for new talks with Iran are negligible, given that the demands of many of Trump's hawkish advisers are tantamount to regime change.

Don't Forget North Korea

In the run-up to the 2016 election, candidate Trump criticized his predecessor's policy of not engaging with North Korea at the top levels and said he would be willing to meet with leader Kim Jong Un directly. As the North Korean nuclear and missile programs advanced in 2017, Trump's administration focused on building up credibility behind its threat to strike North Korea. Perhaps taking the U.S. threat seriously or perhaps seeing opportunity in Trump's maverick dealmaker persona, North Korea shifted gears in late 2017, focusing on outreach to the United States and South Korea. And, in June 2018, Trump made good on his long-expressed willingness to meet with Kim. At the moment, the nuclear threat is on the back burner but by no means off the table. And, with the president's term ending in January 2021 and campaigning for a second term occupying a chunk of that time, a promised "deal" will be difficult to manage.



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VDH on President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #204 on: January 04, 2019, 11:42:56 AM »
second post

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/01/03/actually_2018_was_a_pretty_good_year_139064.html


Actually, 2018 Was a Pretty Good Year

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By Victor Davis Hanson
January 03, 2019
 Photo/Andrew Harnik

The year 2018 will be deplored by pundits as a bad year of more unpredictable Donald Trump, headlined by wild stock market gyrations, the melodramas of the Robert Mueller investigation and the musical-chair tenures of officials in the Trump administration.

The government is still shut down. Talk of impeachment by the newly Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is in the air. Seemingly every day there are sensational breakthroughs, scandals and bombshells that race through social media and the Internet -- only to be forgotten by the next day.

In truth, aside from the Washington hysterias, 2018 was a most successful year for Americans.

In December, the United States reached a staggering level of oil production, pumping some 11.6 million barrels per day. For the first time since 1973, America is now the world's largest oil producer

Since Trump took office, the U.S. has increased its oil production by nearly 3 million barrels per day, largely as the result of fewer regulations, more federal leasing, and the
continuing brilliance of American frackers and horizontal drillers.  It appears that there is still far more oil beneath U.S. soil than has ever been taken out. American production could even soar higher in the months ahead.  In addition, the United States remains the largest producer of natural gas and the second-greatest producer of coal. The scary old energy-related phraseology of the last half-century -- "energy crisis," "peak oil," "oil embargo" -- no longer exists.  Near-total energy self-sufficiency means the U.S. is no longer strategically leveraged by the Middle East, forced to pay exorbitant political prices to guarantee access to imported oil, or threatened by gasoline prices of $4 to $5 a gallon.

The American economy grew by 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, and by 3.4 percent in the third quarter. American GDP is nearly $1.7 trillion larger than in January 2017, and nearly $8 trillion larger than the GDP of China. For all the talk of the Chinese juggernaut, three Chinese workers produce about 60 percent of the goods and services produced by one American worker.

In 2018, unemployment fell to a near-record peacetime low of 3.7 percent. That's the lowest U.S. unemployment rate since 1969. Black unemployment hit an all-time low in 2018. For the first time in memory, employers are seeking out entry-level workers rather than vice versa.

The poverty rate is also near a historic low, and household income increased. There are about 8 million fewer Americans living below the poverty line than there were eight years ago. Since January 2017, more than 3 million Americans have gone off so-called food stamps.

Abroad, lots of bad things that were supposed to happen simply did not.

After withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, the U.S. exceeded the annual percentage of carbon reductions of most countries that are part of the agreement.

North Korea and the U.S. did not go to war. Instead, North Korea has stopped its provocative nuclear testing and its launching of ballistic missiles over the territory of its neighbors.

Despite all the Trump bluster, NATO and NAFTA did not quite implode. Rather, allies and partners agreed to renegotiate past commitments and agreements on terms more favorable to the U.S.

The United States -- and increasingly most of the world -- is at last addressing the systematic commercial cheating, technological appropriation, overt espionage, intellectual-property theft, cyber intrusions and mercantilism of the Chinese government.

The Middle East is still chaotic, but it is a mess that is now far less important to the U.S. for a variety of reasons. Energy-wise, America is not dependent on oil imports from corrupt Gulf monarchies or hostile Islamic states. Strategy-wise, the new fault lines are not Arab and Islamic cultures versus Israel or the United States. Instead, it is internecine strife within the Islamic world, mostly with Iran and its Shiite satellites opposing the Sunni Arab monarchies and more moderate Middle Eastern regimes.

For all the pro- and anti-Trump invective and media hysteria, the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus, and the bitter midterm elections, the U.S. was relatively calm in 2018 compared with the rest of the world. There was none of the mass rioting, demonstrations and street violence that occurred recently in France, and none of the existential and unsolvable divides over globalization and Brexit that we saw in Europe

Europe's three most powerful leaders -- Angela Merkel or Germany, Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of the United Kingdom -- have worse approval ratings than the embattled Donald Trump.

In sum, the more media pundits claimed that America was on the brink of disaster in 2018, the more Americans became prosperous and secure.

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Stratfor: Russian military spending squeezed due to fall in oil prices
« Reply #205 on: January 16, 2019, 08:18:36 AM »
Russia: Procurement Plans Reflect the Military's Modernization Struggles
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The Big Picture

Russia, along with China, is locked in a great power competition with the United States. In keeping with its goal of protecting domestic and foreign interests, Moscow must overhaul its military capability — gradually replacing out-of-date Soviet-era weapons systems with modern equipment. Low oil prices and Western sanctions, however, are complicating the Kremlin's task.
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What Happened

Russia will shell out billions of dollars on military hardware this year, but when it comes to defense spending, the devil is in the details. On Jan. 15, the country's Defense Ministry announced that it would spend 1.44 trillion rubles ($21.5 billion) on military procurement in 2019 as part of a larger program to modernize outdated equipment within the armed forces. Given the expenditure, Moscow claims that the share of new equipment in the Russian military is expected to reach 67 percent, just 3 percent short of its stated goal for 2020. The predicted numbers, however, may not reflect reality.
Why It Matters

The 1.44 trillion ruble allocation actually represents a significant drop in expected annual procurement — the government initially planned to spend twice that amount as part of a 2011-2020 modernization drive. Faced with plummeting oil prices, though, Russia had little choice but to slash its defense budget starting in 2017, when it cut expenditures for the ministry by 5 percent.

The lack of funds has forced Russia's military planners to make some hard decisions on where to allocate the Defense Ministry's precious rubles as part of coordinated efforts to modernize the country's large number of outdated, Soviet-era weapons systems. So far, the Russian military's overwhelming priority — its nuclear forces — have received the lion's share of attention in terms of modernization, with 82 percent of the fleet's equipment now up to date. Likewise, the air force has also benefited from the ministry's largesse, attaining a modernization rate of 74 percent. Straggling further behind, however, are the navy and the land forces, which boast modernization rates of 55 and 46 percent, respectively.

In the longer term, the Kremlin is expected to begin gradually increasing its defense budget in 2020 — though not at a rate that would permit an immediate return to pre-2017 levels.

Background

After years of decline, Russia has been striving to rebuild its military power, but the fall in oil prices, as well as the punishing sanctions that the West imposed on the country over the Ukraine crisis, has hindered the Kremlin's efforts. And even if Russian officials claim they are on track in their modernization program, the figures for the 2019 budget suggest that military planners will have to make those 1.44 trillion rubles go a long way if they are to attain the Kremlin's goals.

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Re: Stratfor: Russian military spending squeezed due to fall in oil prices
« Reply #206 on: January 16, 2019, 08:45:48 AM »
They had their GDP cut in half and oil is tanking again.  It's about time the squeeze hits their adventurism.

Trump should buy Siberia.

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So just find another venue to give the address
« Reply #207 on: January 16, 2019, 02:43:41 PM »
Where is it codified or in the Constitution it has to be in front of belligerent mob in Congress?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/pelosi-to-trump-you-can-just-give-us-the-state-of-the-union-address-in-writing/

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Re: So just find another venue to give the address
« Reply #208 on: January 16, 2019, 02:48:21 PM »
Where is it codified or in the Constitution it has to be in front of belligerent mob in Congress?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/pelosi-to-trump-you-can-just-give-us-the-state-of-the-union-address-in-writing/

He should just tweet it, full of the usual insults aimed at Nanzi and her mob.


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Trump over the decades
« Reply #210 on: February 20, 2019, 08:31:16 AM »

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Pres. Trump atccomplishmen: China to make forced technology transfer illegal
« Reply #214 on: March 08, 2019, 08:30:45 AM »
This is HUGE.  Not done yet, so it's a little early to put this in the Trump Accomplishment thread, but  this is a process and it would not even be under discussion if anyone else had won the last Presidential election.
(From China-US thread)
China to make forced technology transfer illegal as Beijing tries to woo back foreign investors
Issue a key demand made by US President Donald Trump as part of the ongoing US-China trade war
China expected to pass new foreign investment law next week during National People’s Congress

https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2188885/china-make-forced-technology-transfer-illegal-beijing-tries


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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #215 on: March 08, 2019, 11:46:16 AM »
Indeed.

Of course there is the theory of the paper work and the reality of what actually is done.  We shall see, but yes this is a big deal.

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #216 on: March 08, 2019, 12:21:52 PM »
Indeed.

Of course there is the theory of the paper work and the reality of what actually is done.  We shall see, but yes this is a big deal.


I think ending the forced technology transfer is enforceable but the intellectual property theft, not a part of this, will be much harder to enforce.

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #217 on: March 08, 2019, 02:34:47 PM »
"I think ending the forced technology transfer is enforceable but the intellectual property theft, not a part of this, will be much harder to enforce."

wait I thought the overseas flood of tech workers is so good for us.

but then again I am sure this has nothing to do with the stealing of intellect.



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largest single wilderness preservation bill signed
« Reply #220 on: March 15, 2019, 06:24:26 PM »
It will be noted in msm so fast it will be like hearing the list of medicine side effects read so fast no one can make it out in the big para ads:

https://www.westernjournal.com/president-trump-quietly-signs-largest-wilderness-preservation-bill-decade/

of course  who is going to build anything in the desert anyway

took drive through Death Valley
cool place to drive through especially as the sun starts to go down with plenty of water, but I wouldn't want to play at the golf course

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Re: largest single wilderness preservation bill signed
« Reply #221 on: March 15, 2019, 07:09:05 PM »
I’m sure it’s racist, or something Putin wanted him to do...

It will be noted in msm so fast it will be like hearing the list of medicine side effects read so fast no one can make it out in the big para ads:

https://www.westernjournal.com/president-trump-quietly-signs-largest-wilderness-preservation-bill-decade/

of course  who is going to build anything in the desert anyway

took drive through Death Valley
cool place to drive through especially as the sun starts to go down with plenty of water, but I wouldn't want to play at the golf course





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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2019, 01:50:30 PM »
1 Negotiating and renegotiating better international trade deals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.

2 Agreed to work with the European Union towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides.

3 Deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.

4 More than a dozen American hostages have been freed from captivity all of the world.

5 Litigated multiple WTO disputes targeting unfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.

6 Finalized a revised trade agreement with South Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.

7 Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.

8 Agreement to begin trade negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement.

9 Confronting China’s unfair trade practices after years of Washington looking the other way.

10 Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

11 Established National Council for the America Worker to train workers

12 Signed Perkins CTE reauthorization, authorizing $1B for states to fund vocational and career education programs

13 Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.

14 Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research
and improve treatments.

15 Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expanding health care options for terminally ill patients.

16 FDA set a new record for generic drug approvals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion

17 Released a blueprint to drive down drug prices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announce
they will freeze or reverse price increases.

18 Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate penalty.

19 Signed executive order to help ensure that religious organizations are not forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.

20 Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out of our communities. $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.

21 Created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways to tackle the opioid crisis.

22 Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.

23 DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.

24 Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

25 Presidential Memorandum declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the process to complete construction.

26 Opened up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration.

27 His policies and pro-business attitude have led to serious tangible increases in growth

28 SIgned banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying

29 Economy generated of four million new jobs since taking office

30 Unemployment claims at 50 year low

31 Rolled back Dodd Frank provisions

32 Rolled back Obama’s Waters of the US law

33 Signed legislation making it easier to target websites that enable sex trafficking and strengthened penalties for people who promote or facilitate prostitution.

34 Conducted Operation Cross Country XI to combat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 human traffickers.

35 New rule effectively banning bump stock sales in the United States.

36 Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

37 Withdrew from Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.

38 Responded to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime

39 New Cuba policy that enhanced compliance with U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppression and human rights abuses.

40 Signed law creating national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr.

41 Changed the rules of engagement, empowering commanders to take the fight to ISIS. All Iraqi territory had been liberated from ISIS.

42 Largest military pay raise in nearly a decade.

43 Executive order keeping the detention facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.

44 Released America’s first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.

45 New strategy on national biodefense, which better prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.

46 Signed the VA Accountability Act and expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.

47 Strengthened protections for individuals who come forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.

48 Signed legislation that provided $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollar amount in history for the VA.

49 VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform to the VA system

50 The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which will coordinate efforts across the entire federal government to deliver jobs, investment, and growth in underprivileged areas






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Re: President Trump's accomplishments: new natural gas pipelines
« Reply #232 on: May 22, 2019, 05:02:21 AM »
Here's one you didn't hear about:

Executive Order Could Avert Next Major Energy Crisis
By Matthew Kandrach
April 15, 2019
https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2019/04/15/executive_order_could_avert_next_major_energy_crisis_110424.html
natural gas is in great demand for electricity production.  But serious supply problems have developed from a shortage of gas due to a failure to overturn moratoriums on the construction of new pipelines.
The most sensible approach would be for the Administration to issue an executive order that would open the door for more natural gas pipelines.
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Trump rescues NY from its self-inflicted natural-gas shortage
How’s this for unexpected irony: As New York pols move to choke their own economy by nixing new natural-gas supplies, President Trump is racing to the rescue.

Trump last week signed two executive orders to help ease the way for new oil and gas pipelines and other energy projects. One, seemingly aimed squarely at New York, requires the Environmental Protection Agency to look for ways to make it harder for states to use the Clean Water Act to block pipelines.
https://nypost.com/2019/04/16/trump-rescues-ny-from-its-self-inflicted-natural-gas-shortage/



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Re: Manufacturing jobs
« Reply #234 on: May 23, 2019, 06:18:57 AM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/10/16/the-trump-manufacturing-jobs-boom-10-times-obamas-over-21-months/?fbclid=IwAR2G1LsZQq9AHOPLB6d0h7N0xK4BH6G9hagJfrvj73QWBstG55YpHKAvhOg#6743ffe45850

"In the first 21 months of the Trump presidency, nonfarm employment grew by a seasonally adjusted 2.6%. In the same period, manufacturing employment grew by 3.1%, reversing the trend under Obama when overall employment grew faster than employment in the manufacturing sector.

Comparing the last 21 months of the Obama administration with the first 21 months of Trump’s, shows that under Trump’s watch, more than 10 times the number of manufacturing jobs were added
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What say Biden and Mayor Pete to this?  boilerplate, Leftist economics answers and policies can't explain it.

What was Trump going to do, wave a magic wand?  They said it was impossible.  Those jobs aren't coming back.

From our political Economics thread you might recall that Bill Clinton had two Presidencies, one as a traditional liberal where he raised tax rates and tried to socialize healthcare and one where he worked with Gingrich and the new Republican House and Senate and cut capital gains tax rates and "ended welfare as we know it."  Result:  Wages grew 8 times faster after he changed course.  That is not an "unnecessary tax cut for the very wealthiest" you deniers of economic science and real data.

https://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php?topic=1467.msg98177#msg98177
Real wages grew at 6.5 percent rate after the Bill Clinton-Newt Gingrich capital gains tax rate cuts compared with 0.8 percent growth rate after the Bill Clinton tax rate hikes of 1993."
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2008/03/tax-cuts-not-the-clinton-tax-hike-produced-the-1990s-boom

The contrast between Obama and Trump on policies and results proves it again, cf. this manufacturing jobs report.
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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #235 on: July 03, 2019, 10:59:19 PM »
ttt

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #236 on: July 04, 2019, 05:09:23 AM »
ttt

Fighting for the citizenship question deserves a mention here.IMO.  More to come on that.

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #237 on: July 04, 2019, 07:21:33 AM »
Agreed he has fought for it, but that is not yet an accomplishment/promise kept.  Let's see where it goes from here.


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He threw great parties!
« Reply #240 on: July 17, 2019, 06:37:00 AM »
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tape-shows-donald-trump-jeffrey-epstein-discussing-women-1992-party-n1030686

Darn!  I lived in poor man's Palm Beach (West Palm Bch) literally across the intercoastal waterway from Mar a Lago which we could see from window.

I NEVER got invited to cheerleader parties !

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As for Trump's association with Epstein Morning jerks wife flunks again making this non issue into a scandal.

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #241 on: July 24, 2019, 06:33:20 PM »
2 million people entered or re-entered the workforce.

Income inequality decreased.

Inflation is low.

Markets are at record highs.

Source: Fed Chair Jerome Powell last week.

Sounds more like a Trump reelection speech.


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VDH the case for : Trump
« Reply #244 on: September 02, 2019, 03:27:55 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX75gWGAcMQ

VDH :  Trump =
Alan Ladd, Gary Cooper, Yul Brynner, Winston Churchill........... :-o 8-)

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Trump accomplishments: Border apprehensions plunge, Trump hails Mexico pact
« Reply #245 on: September 09, 2019, 07:02:22 PM »
Border apprehensions plunge as Trump administration hails Mexico pact
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-apprehensions-plunge-as-administration-hails-mexico-pact
Immigration officials apprehended just over 64,000 migrants at the southern border in August – a dramatic drop that the Trump administration is presenting as a sign its diplomatic engagement with Mexico and other countries is having positive effects on the ground.

The 64,006 migrants apprehended or deemed inadmissible represents a 22 percent drop from July, when 82,055 were apprehended, and a 56 percent drop from the peak of the crisis in May, when more than 144,000 migrants were caught or deemed inadmissible.

Meanwhile, the number of caravans has also dropped. In May, 48 caravans of migrants were recorded coming to the U.S. In August, the tally was six. Border Patrol now has fewer than 5,000 migrants in custody, down from 19,000 at the peak in the spring.

The Trump administration says that while the numbers are still at crisis level, the numbers show the extent to which Trump policies -- such as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) that keep migrants in Mexico as their asylum cases are heard -- are working and that countries south of the border are taking action to stop the flows in response to pressure from the U.S.

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Trump accomplishments: 42 percent improvement in wage growth
« Reply #246 on: September 09, 2019, 07:19:52 PM »
The Bureau of Economic Analysis on July 30 published its annual revisions to personal income data. Following meager growth in employee compensation of 2.7 percent in 2016 and 2.9 percent in 2015 [under Obama], the revisions show significant increases of 4.5 percent in 2017 and 5 percent in 2018 [under Trump]. To put those numbers in context, in President Donald Trump’s first two years, employee compensation increased by $672 billion more than it did during President Barack Obama’s last two, for a whopping 42 percent improvement. In June, wages and salaries grew at an annual rate of 5.4 percent, with inflation at 1.4 percent, well below the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target.

Thanks to a U.S. economic surge over the past two years fueled by Trump’s tax cuts and deregulation, Americans’ incomes have increased dramatically, while costs — reflected in the low inflation rate — have gone up quite modestly.
https://www.timesonline.com/opinion/20190821/andy-puzder-sen-warren-is-real-economic-threat
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In defense of Trump's opponents, Obama set the bar awfully low for wage growth.

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President Trump's accomplishments, smallest ever pay gap between men and women
« Reply #247 on: September 13, 2019, 08:12:07 AM »
New US Census data shows smallest ever pay gap between working men and women
By Brianna Holt & Dan KopfSeptember 12, 2019
Ever since women have been in the work force, they’ve been paid less than men. But now, data suggests the pay gap may finally be closing. According to newly-released data from the US Census, the difference in income between full-time working men and women fell to an all-time low in 2018.
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difference is the smallest since the US Census started collecting these numbers in 1960.

https://qz.com/1707619/new-us-census-data-show-smallest-ever-gap-between-working-men-and-women/
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President Trump's promises kept in the 9th Circuit
« Reply #248 on: September 21, 2019, 07:36:46 AM »

Judicial Make-Up Call
With two more Trump nominees, Patrick Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke, this isn’t Obama’s Ninth Circuit
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Daniel Bress in Washington D.C., May 22. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Zuma Press

The White House keeps nominating talented lawyers to fill judicial vacancies, and on Friday it included an important make-up call in selecting Patrick Bumatay for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Readers may recall that the White House first nominated Mr. Bumatay in the last Congress but failed to renominate him earlier this year after complaints from California’s Democratic Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. The new White House counsel team thought it might win some greater cooperation from the Democrats by listening to their concerns about Mr. Bumatay.
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The White House instead nominated Daniel Bress for the Ninth Circuit, but the Senators opposed him too. Judge Bress was confirmed in any case. The White House then nominated Mr. Bumatay for a district-court position, but the Senators opposed him for that seat as well.

The White House has now given up hope for judicial comity and nominated Mr. Bumatay again for the Ninth Circuit. The 41-year-old Filipino-American is currently a federal prosecutor in San Diego. He has also worked at the Justice Department as a counselor to the Attorney General on criminal issues, as well as the Office of Legal Policy. By all accounts he is a top-notch legal mind and constitutional originalist.

On Friday the White House also nominated Lawrence VanDyke, the former solicitor general of Nevada, for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. VanDyke has worked in private practice at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and clerked for Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

President Trump continues to remake the federal judiciary, having recently passed the milestone of 150 confirmed nominees. The Senate has confirmed 43 appellate nominees since Inauguration Day, with eight more pending.

Even the liberal Ninth Circuit is getting a makeover. After this week Mr. Trump will have nominated 10 of its 29 judges. Kudos to the White House counsel’s office for correcting its January mistake on Mr. Bumatay.

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President Trump's accomplishments, 8 million no longer need food stamps
« Reply #249 on: September 25, 2019, 11:13:16 AM »
Thanks to Trump, 7 million have quit food stamps
 September 24, 2019

Source:  NY Times front page headline, just kidding, Washington Examiner opinion section:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/thanks-to-trump-7-million-have-quit-food-stamps

According to recently released government data, exactly 36,029,506 Americans (18,230,968 households) are currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP. Although it may seem as though a rather large number of Americans receive government subsidies for their groceries, the current SNAP figure should be celebrated.

Why? Because in 2016, the last year of the Obama administration, 42,972,692 Americans (21,232,456 households) received SNAP.
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That is roughly a 20% (18.6%) decrease in poverty.

Who knew?  Who cares??

Why doesn't federal social spending decrease proportionally?