Sunday, 03 June 2018 16:16

Trump's Triumphs #6

Trump’s Triumphs: Undoing Obama's Legacy
 
For the eight years, conservatives watched as President Obama damaged our nation's reputation, its economy, and the values of most of its citizens. Now, redemption is at hand as the master of four dimensional chess, Donald Trump, strategically dismembers his predecessor’s legacy.
 
Here is a partial list of highlights:
 
IRAN DEAL: Trump called Obama’s signature foreign policy accomplishment “a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.” That the deal provided money to support terrorist activities and encouraged Iran to build a nuclear bomb seems lost on the Left.
 
TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP : Trump signed an executive order pulling the U.S. out of TPP, saying “We’re going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that have taken everybody out of our country and taken companies out of our country.” Trump, who has businesses all over the world, said the deal “doesn’t take into consideration currency manipulation because we get beaten in trade more by currency manipulation than any single other factor. So it’s not even discussed in the trade deal. …The other thing [some member countries] do and they do it despite agreements is they make it impossible to sell product in their countries…”
 
PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD : Last June, Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement, a cornerstone of O’s legacy, which provided a framework for countries to phase out fossil fuels and adopt clean energy practices. However,  it killed jobs and businesses in the US while benefiting nations like India and China, major polluters not held to the same standards in the agreement as developed nations. Therefore, the deal did little, if anything to actually prevent pollution.  Trump said, “This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.”
 
HEALTH CARE:  With an executive order, Trump slashed Obamacare’s advertising budget, gave citizens only six weeks to sign up and reduced by 40 percent federal support for counsellors who helped people enroll. In October, the administration stopped paying subsidies to reimburse insurers for the reduced out-of-pocket costs for Obamacare enrollees. Though Republicans failed to directly repeal many parts of the Affordable Care Act, December’s GOP tax bill sent ACA on a death spiral by ending the individual mandate that required Americans to have health insurance or face a fine.
 
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS: DACA gave nearly 800,000 illegals permits to work in America, provided they came to the US before they were 16 and had a crime-free career. When Trump ended the unconstitutional policy, he asked Congress to create law, but Congress has been too divided to act.
IMMIGRANT WORK PERMIT: In 2015, Obama signed an executive order that allowed the spouses of H1-B visa holders to work and open a business in the US through an H4 dependent visa. Now, the Trump administration is planning to revoke the rule to support the “Buy American, Hire American” order that Trump signed in April 2017.
 
DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD: The Trump administration is re-establishIing a Reagan-era rule that blocks recipients of Title X funding from 1) referring pregnant women to abortion clinics, and 2) operating under the same roof as an abortion clinic. Once implemented, the rule would effectively ban Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics from receiving federal funds through Title X.
 
TRANSGENDER IN THE MILITARY: He ordered the Pentagon to reverse an Obama-era policy that allowed transgender people to serve in the military.
Perry says Trump's move comes as the U.S. moves away from the political consensus in foreign policy that was enforced by the Cold War.
 
Sadly, the president seems to have lost his battle against Net Neutrality, at least for now. In December, Trump’s Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama’s Open Internet Order that required internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally. Although this sounds good, in fact, Net Neutrality, according to Sen. John Thune (R-SD, would treat the Internet “as a public monopoly” and, according to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), “give the government more control [of the Internet.]”
 
Not surprisingly, the search for information about Trump’s administration in respects to Obama era policies resulted in a cache of fake news articles, most of which attributed the president’s desire to undo his predecessor's achievements to Trump’s humiliation at the 2011 White House press corps dinner, during which President Obama himself joked at future President Trump for even entertaining the idea of running for president. The Leftist press leaves out that Donald Trump campaigned on dismantling Obama policies which hurt most of the country and that citizens clamored for change. 
 
In his Paris Climate Accord speech, Trump said, “One by one, we are keeping the promises I made to the American people during my campaign for president. Whether it’s cutting job-killing regulations, appointing and confirming a tremendous Supreme Court justice, putting in place tough new ethics rules, achieving a record reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border, or bringing jobs, plants, and factories back into the United States at numbers which no one until this point thought even possible."
“And believe me, we’ve just begun," he continued. "The fruits of our labor will be seen very shortly even more so.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 03 June 2018 15:35

Water Rationing

Brown signed bill to force permanent adoption of aggressive water rationing.

Sunday, 03 June 2018 15:19

Gas Prices: Dem. Problem

The Reason Liberal Lawmakers Are to Blame for High Gas Prices. Democrats' midterm strategy.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 22:19

Donald Trump is The Man

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In foreign policy, Donald Trump is the powerful man Barack Obama could never be
Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:41

CA Dems Education

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 CA Democrats replace educational curricula with perversion. Bills: AB 2926 and AB 2756, AB 2943, AB 2943.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 17:25

US Senate from CA (R)?

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A poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies: Republican James Bradley in a statistical tie for second place in U.S. Senate race.
Trump's Triumph's #4: Battling the Opiod Crisis 
 
Ever get prescribed an opioid, prior to a root canal perhaps, pay five bucks co-pay, then not use it or maybe use just 1 of the 30 prescribed pills, only to have your teenager ask to sell the rest for big bucks on the street? That’s how a national crisis got started with pharmaceutical companies assuring doctors and patients that opioid painkillers were not addictive. Yet, patients did get addicted, and when prescriptions ran out, illicit drug dealers filled the void.
 
According to the CDC, every day, more than 115 people nationwide die after overdosing on opioids. The increase in deaths involving opioids is so large that it now affects average U.S. life expectancy. “We call it the ‘crisis next door’ because everyone knows someone,” Kelly Ann Conway declared during the president’s recent visit to New Hampshire, which has the second highest rate of opioid-involved overdose deaths in the nation. “It is no longer somebody else’s community, somebody else’s kid...The opioid crisis is viewed by us at the White House as a non-partisan problem searching for a bipartisan solution.” (CNN)
Opioids are a class of drugs that includes everything from the illegal heroin to legal prescription such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl, a powerful narcotic used to manage pain after surgery.
 
Research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse reveals:
 
■ Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
■ Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
■ An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
■ About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
■ Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
■ The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.In 2016, overdose deaths exceeded the number of Americans killed during the Vietnam War. Roughly two-thirds of overdose deaths now involve an opioid. Estimates of the total “economic burden” in the United States of prescription opioid misuse is $78.5 billion a year, including costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
 
The entire Trump administration has mobilized to address this crisis. On October 26, 2017,
President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies to use all lawful means to combat the drug demand and
opioid crisis. A few of the federal agencies included are: the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, the The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and The
Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ programs standout as the most wide-reaching, including everything from doctor education to the creation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit and the Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement team.
 
The administration’s response (as outlined on WhiteHouse.gov)
is very long but can be broken down into four components:
 
■ “Address the driving forces of the opioid crisis, including over-prescription, illicit drug supplies, and insufficient access to evidence-based treatment.
■ Reduce demand and over-prescription in part by educating Americans about the dangers of opioid and other drug use.
■ Cut off the supply of illicit drugs by cracking down on international and domestic supply chains that devastate American communities.
■ Help those struggling with addiction through evidence-based treatment and recovery support services.”
 
Like other Trump administration strategies, the plan merges immediate action with mid- and long-term solutions; the private sector aids the public sector; and the human element
is addressed on every level, meaning criminals (producers, dealers, international traffickers) receive stiff punishment (possibly the death penalty for dealers) and the innocent receive short and long term help without judgment, including mental health treatment.
 
One example: At the NH event, Adapt Pharma, which makes Narcan-a nasal spray that can counter effects of an opioid overdose, announced that it has “provided, free-of-charge, four boxes to all colleges and universities in the United States. Two boxes free for every high school in the United States, as well as educational awareness.” That means school administrators who accepted the offer have immediate, effective options - even as paramedics are called - for a particularly vulnerable age group. That means parents can sleep at night. But it also means that, in giving Adapt Pharma what amounts to a bump in their stock, the president understands the role Big Pharma played in creating the crisis and must play to end it. It is common knowledge that addiction is more than just a policy issue to President Trump. “I had a brother, Fred...He had a problem with alcohol, and he would tell me, ‘Don’t drink. Don’t drink.’ . . . He would say it over and over and over again.” To this day, the President abstains from drinking. “I had somebody that guided me, and he had a very, very, very tough life because of alcohol.” Visiting New Hampshire, the President said: “This scourge of drug addiction in America will stop. It will stop. Failure is not an option. We will raise a drug-free generation of American children.”
 
by Anne Doherty for the Novato Republican Women, Federated
Sunday, 29 April 2018 16:44

Free Speech for Milo

Berkeley College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation can sue UC Berkeley over restrictions to speakers, judge rules.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 14:14

Public Pension Crisis

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The collapse of public pension funds is no longer a distant prospect. Most people are still unaware.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 14:06

HC Coverage for Illegals

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Health care bills advancing in the CA Legislature would grant health care to more than a million illegal immigrants.

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