Another month passed, another evaluation of the Contract With The American Voter. Thanks to fellow WC’er Joliphant for the table coding and list.
|Constitutional Amendment: Term Limits||Undetermined|
|Hiring Freeze On Federal Employees||DONE – Pres. Memo 82 FR 8493|
|Eliminate 2 Regulations For Every New 1||DONE – Exec. Order 13771|
|5 Year ban on revolving door||DONE – EO 13770|
|Lifetime Ban On Foreign Lobbying||DONE – EO 13770|
|Remove Foreign Money From Elections||STARTED – Foreign Lobbying Restrictions of EO 13770|
|Announce intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205||Undetermined|
|Announce withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership||DONE – PM 82 FR 8497.|
|Label China A Currency Manipulator||Undetermined|
|Trade Rep To Prosecute All Foreign Trade Abuses||Undetermined|
|Lift Restrictions On American Energy Reserves||STARTED – EO 13766 and PM’s 82 FR 8659, 8661 and 8663|
|Remove Regulations On Energy Infrastructure||STARTED – PM’s 82 FR 8659, 8661 and 8663|
|Cancel Payments To U.N. For Climate Change||Undetermined|
|Cancel Obama’s Unconstitutional Exec Orders||STARTED – PM’s 82 FR 8346 and 8667|
|Select Constitutionalist To Replace Scalia||DONE – Gorsuch|
|Cancel All Federal Funding For Sanctuary Cities||DONE – EO 13768|
|Begin Deporting Two Million + Illegal Immigrants||DONE – EO 13768|
|Suspend Immigration From Terror Regions||STARTED – EO 13769 and replacements|
|Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification||Undetermined|
|End Offshoring By Tariffs||Undetermined|
|Infrastructure: Trillion$ In Spending Over 10 years||Undetermined|
|School Choice And Education Act||Undetermined|
|Repeal Obamacare||Looking Bleak|
|Affordable Child And Elder Care||Undetermined|
|Build The Wall||Undetermined|
|(Fed dollars for local law enforcement)||Undetermined|
|Rebuild The Military||Undetermined|
|Clean Up Corruption In Washington DC||Undetermined|
|From Debate: Prosecute Hillary||UNLIKELY|
|Outside Statement: Select SCOTUS Nominee From This List||DONE – Gorsuch|
So, on the Extended Scoreboard, we have nine outright DONE, plus four more big jobs started. Trump has this month and next before the Hundred Days are over, and while many if not most of these are outside his control and in the hands of Swamp Turtle McConnell and Lyin’ Ryan, he still needs to get some more points on the board SOON. More to the point, Congress needs a red-hot fireplace-poker suppository prodding them to work unless they want a Democrat blowout in 2018… Seriously, a MONTH in and only THREE bills, two of which are largely symbolic, delivered to the Resolute Desk? And most of their activity seems to be only Pro Forma sessions the past week? YGBFSM! (I mean, the holiday is President’s DAY, not President’s WEEK…)
Special thanks to Watercooler teammate Joliphant for coding the table.
Today’s Birthdays: Double Eagle gold-coin sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1848; musician Glenn Miller, 1904; attorney Robert Bork, 1927; actor George Eads, 1967
Holidays Around the World: It’s National Pig Day here. Iceland celebrates Beer Day, it’s World Civil Defence Day, and Poland, Paraguay and the Marshall Islands all have holidays by various names remembering those who fell in their service. Also, not a holiday, but I’d like to request that the readers each take a moment to remember the late Andrew Breitbart, taken from us today in 2012. Go have some bacon and hoist a brew in honor of Journalism’s Last Hurrah…
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Further illustrating what’s wrong with the other side of the aisle, and some on our own:
I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.–Maxine Waters
Just clearly illustrates the derangement and entitled attitude of Team Blue… As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that I’ve had my turn to Sound Off, the floor is all y’all’s to drop whatever tasty news, gossip and observations you feel like offering.
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