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The Year of Failure for Trump
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: The Year of Failure for Trump Reply with quote

Here's a list of Trump's accomplishments his first year, which is almost over.

Below are the 12 categories and 83 wins cited by the White House.

Jobs and the economy

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

11.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.
12.Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
13.Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
14.Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
15.Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.

Fair trade

16.Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
17.Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
18.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.
19.Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
20.Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
21.Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.

Boosting U.S. energy dominance

21.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.
22.Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
23.Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
24.Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
25.EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.

Protecting the U.S. homeland

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

Protecting communities

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


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

Combatting opioids

46.First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
47.His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 percent.
48.The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
49.Justice announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
J50.Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
51.The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
52.On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.

Protecting life

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

Helping veterans

56.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.
57.Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
58.Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
59.Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
60.Created a VA hotline.
61.Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
62.With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.

Promoting peace through strength

63.Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
64.Worked to increase defense spending.
65.Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
66.Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
67.Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
68.Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
69.Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
70.Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
71.Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
72.Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
73.NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
74.Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
75.Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
76.Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and 77.warned of future strikes if they were used.
78.Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.

Restoring confidence in and respect for America

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

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: One year of Trump - An objective view Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Year of the YCBB Reply with quote

UnMask’s title for this thread is not as sarcastic as he thinks it is. wink

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: 'Twasn't a good year... Reply with quote

How Trump Made 2017 a Horrific Year for LGBT Rights
The rainbow flag Trump held upside down at a campaign rally was an appositely perverse precursor to a year of attacks on LGBT people and their rights. And it’s far from over.
BY Samantha Allen

2017 wasn’t just a bad year for LGBT equality in the United States. It was a pivotally bad year; an epochally horrific one, in sometimes subtle but almost always sinister ways.

The events of the last 12 months will have ramifications that could last for the next 12 years. And so, what better way to highlight the monumental terribleness of 2017 than to imagine the year it could have been, had a different candidate won the election, or had Donald Trump’s image as an LGBT-friendly Republican not been sloughed off like snakeskin the moment he stepped foot in the Oval Office.

It seems like an eternity ago but it was only in January that the White House said that President Trump is “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights.” If that were true, LGBT Americans would have had not just a very different 2017, but a different 2030 as well.

This fantasy 2017 begins in February when, instead of rescinding Department of Education and Department of Justice guidance protecting transgender students’ restroom rights, that guidance is left solidly in place.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Good list of Trump's failures Reply with quote

Well UnMask did well listing all the failures of Donald Trump but forgot to includes the latest one involving the UN which rejected Trump and Jerusalem as capital of israel even though the US tried to bully countries into supporting it....Now isn’t Melania supposed to be doing something about bullies? She really should start by doing something about the big bully she is married to...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: He makes us cringe daily; otherwise not a bad year Reply with quote

Yes, Trump Is Embarrassing; But for Conservatives, This Really Wasn’t a Bad Year
A good economy. A major tax bill. Gorsuch and a slew of other judges. If you can put aside what a creep Trump is, it hasn’t been a bad year from a conservative point of view. (*)
Matt Lewis

In terms of the metrics, this first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been relatively safe, healthy, and prosperous. The economy is booming. Trump has not gotten us bogged down in any quagmires or misadventures. The North Koreans haven’t “nuked” us—nor has Trump pushed the “button.”

Yet, nobody feels particularly happy about it.

But why? This foreboding sense of anomie and malaise predates Trump, but he is certainly a contributing factor. For almost a full year now, we have been governed by a president who alienates allies, stirs up racial animus and stokes chaos, and is embroiled in a Russia investigation. This takes a toll.

On an almost daily basis, Trump assaults our sense of decency and fosters a notion that America’s political norms are being eroded. These are (so far) mostly intangible feelings, that are hard to quantify. What is the benefit of a nation that is united? What is the cost of a house divided? Are we on the verge of a tipping point when America literally comes apart?

Simultaneously, we should not dismiss the fact that Trump has put points on the board. Former NFL coach Bill Parcells was famous for saying: “You are what your record says you are.” And for the first time all year, this is a quote that Trump can embrace.

The difference, of course, was passage of a tax reform bill that came late in the fourth quarter. This bill (yet to be signed by the president) was a major piece of legislation that significantly cut the corporate tax rate, making America more globally competitive, and also eliminated the individual mandate for purchasing health insurance.

Now, if you’re a liberal, the fact that Trump is accomplishing stated policy goals actually constitutes an argument against him. But Trump’s signature achievements are well within the mainstream of conventional conservative policy goals. That is to say that these are things that a President Rubio or Cruz might have accomplished—if they only had the moxie. Indeed, when it comes to things like moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Trump is actually more likely to do what conventional conservatives have long said they were going to do.

Much of what Trump has done, in terms of rolling back regulations (see the Clean Power Plan)—as well as nominating now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and setting a record for appointing 12 federal appeals judges in his first year)—constitute a legacy that is likely to long outlast the tenure of any president. What is more, unlike his predecessor, Trump sent a decisive message to Syria’s strongman (and the world) that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. This could potentially disincentive future provocations.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject: A Look at President Trump's First Year Reply with quote

A Look at President Trump's First Year



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Another "accomplishment" that isn't Reply with quote

Trump, Incorrectly: I’ve Signed the Most Legislation Ever

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told firefighters that he had signed more legislation at this point in his presidential career than any previous president. "We got a lot of legislation passed," Trump said Wednesday, according to a pool report. "But I believe—and you would have to ask those folks who will know the real answer—we have more legislation passed, including the record was Harry Truman a long time ago. And we broke that record, so we got a lot done." In actuality, Trump has signed 96 bills, the fewest of any president since before Truman. Trump may have been referencing a similar claim his then-press secretary Sean Spicer made in April, when Trump had signed 28 bills, slightly more than other modern presidents had signed at that point in their terms, but considerably less than predecessors like Truman and Roosevelt.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: And he started with Reply with quote

And Trump started with the biggest inaugural speech crowd ever.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Was it /sarc ? Reply with quote

I assume you are being sarcastic with your last post Unmask because if you aren’t then there is no hope for you since it would seem you have completely lost the plot if you are being serious...
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