So the election has been over for almost two weeks now. The liberal idiots out there are still in mourning and are still crying, and probably will be for at least the next four years. But let’s turn our attention away from the intellectually challenged for a few minutes and focus in on priorities. It’s the one thing Donald Trump does exceptionally well…as was evidenced by his meeting with Barack Obama this past week.
Obama basically told him he was going to be in for some very shocking lessons when he took over the White House because as we say on the Board of Directors out here…it’s like changing a tire on a moving car. The government doesn’t stop just because there is a new president. The learning curve is long, and can be wicked. All of those things Obama said are probably some of the smartest things he’s said in eight years…all true. And what did Trump do? He immediately got to work staffing his administration, hiring the 4,000 people that will work in the White House with him.
But once he takes office, what does he do first? I mean, it’s tempting to say, “all of it”, but let’s be real. That was Obama’s mistake. He had a LOT of things to fix when he got into office, including an economy that he never really understood, so he never really got it fixed. Instead, he focused on healthcare, which wasn’t on anyone’s priority plate. It cost us all trillions of dollars in lost opportunities. Had he focused on fixing the economy rather than wasting 15 months on healthcare, we’d all be better off!
So, what does Trump do? Well, the first thing he SHOULD do, is on January 20th at 12:07pm, as soon as the Oath of Office is finished, is nominate his Supreme Court choice. Get that out of the way and get the Senate started on confirming the choice. Of course, it will be a battle because they are about to lose the judicial branch for the next century, and liberals won’t like it one bit. But get it done, and make the liberals the bad guys when they don’t fall in line.
The second thing he needs to do is get rid of Obamacare. This is going to take some time because you need to have something to take its place. You can’t leave the nine million people just hanging without insurance (and let’s be honest here…it’s NOT 20 million people like Obama talks about. That is a GROSS overstatement. It’s 9 million, of which 6 million had their individual insurance policies ripped from them when Obamacare came into existence. So it’s really only 3 million people that were uninsured that have become insured. That’s less than 1% of the nation!). Open up the marketplace to insurers all over the country and allow them to cross state lines. Do away with the 10 year exclusion for companies that dropped out of Obamacare, and allow them to get back into the individual markets immediately. Keep the two things Obamacare got right…the pre-existing condition clause, and the 26 year olds in the basement clause. Other than that, dump it. It sucks.
Next up, go to work on the executive orders. Tear down the multitude of regulations that the previous administration made. This would include allowing both pipeline projects to proceed…Keystone XL Pipeline, and the Bakken Pipeline project, which the Army Corp of Engineers is sitting on and stalling.
Save the immigration reform until you get the wall built (and Mexico is now getting on board with that!). Work on securing the borders, and when that’s done, we’ll worry about the 15 million illegals in this country…and no, they aren’t undocumented. They ARE documented. They have drivers’ licenses. Let’s just be clear about that. It’s time to lose the politically correct liberal speak. Those days are gone forever!
Next (and probably just before re-election), start in on the infrastructure program. Hire about 10 million people from the unemployment rolls and train them to build roads, bridges, railways, etc. Renew the infrastructure, but don’t fall into the terrible (and costly) mistake that FDR did. Do NOT make it a government project. There are private businesses out there that can do the job better, cheaper, and faster. Let THEM get the job done.
Then you can take a vacation!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!