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Beating The Drum

Updated on January 25, 2017

Beat The Drum

Beat the drum. Beat the drum.

Here they come. Here they come.

Promises galore and here on Day Four

some are already done!


Wouldn't you know, he didn't start slow.

American President Donald J. Trump has long believed that time is money. So it is no surprise that the theme of his administration seems to be "Make good things happen now."

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was the second on the chopping block, while the first was cancellation of a federal insurance subsidy on new mortgages.

Speedng up the process for a review of obstacles for both the KeystoneXL Pipeline and a renewal of its application, as well as similar marching orders for the Dakota pipeline have been issued.

Renewed building on the border wall on the Mexican border, and an increase in the number of Border Patrol officers were the start of tightened immigration controls. A freeze on other federal hiring, but exempting America's military, was also announced as a first step in getting federal spending under control.

Law and order moves included a shot across the bow of the so-called "sanctuary cities" that seem dead set on harboring undocumented aliens, and on crime-ridden cities that have so far failed to get shootings and felonies under better control.

Encouragement for key American industries to stay and expand their U. S. operations, and encouragement to union leaders to take heart that change is coming together with more jobs at better wages, has been given by the president in separate personal meetings with industrialists and union leaders..

Efforts toward voter documentation seem underway as a federal study has been ordered to determine the extent, if any, of voter fraud in the 2016 election.

Nominees for the president's cabinet positions are moving steadily toward confirmations, and nomination of the next Supreme Court Justice has been promised to be made within the next week.

Meetings between President Trump and key foreign leaders have been scheduled, including meetings with England's prime minister and the president of Mexico, while a new ambassador to the United Nation's has been confirmed by the Senate.

The way toward repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has seen its first baby steps taken, while a conference of Republican leaders in the Congress and the president has been planned to iron out differences on solutions for universal health care going forward.

Federal disaster relief for recent tornadoes has been announced and a first press conference, a TV special, and a degree of calming has been shown towards the media, the FBI, and the intelligence community. besides moving a bust of Winston Churchill back into the Oval Office.

That should surely be enough news for President Trump's first three working days in the White House.

The days of a federal Santa Claus may be over.



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    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A one hour phone conversation with Pres. Mexico resulted and the process is underway.

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      Demas W Jasper 14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The canceled meeting with the president of Mexico, and the resulting comment on taxes on imports from Mexico is a negotiating strategy step. 80% of Mexico's exports are to the USA. A stiff fee charged on those is something the president of Mexico will have to consider in weighing his own next step prior to an inevitable meeting with American officials. He will want to reach the most favorable agreement he can with the USA because his economy suffers as long as no agreement exists. Another step will be the renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico, Canada, and others. Now the stage has been set for serious negotiations.

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      Demas W Jasper 14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      It doesn't have the okay to proceed. It does need to be resolved. We don't need to have Native Americans and other citizens out there freezing.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 14 months ago

      Demas, the Army Corps of Engineers and the federal government had backed off the Dakota Access Pipeline until further study.

      Trump ramrodded it through regardless of the best interests of anyone involved. That is acting as a dictator. If you can come up with a milder word that is still accurate, I would consider it. Trump "facilitated its resolution" all right, but strictly to his own selfish satisfaction.

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      Demas W Jasper 14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MizBejabbers - Valid comments and part of the national dialogue. Dictatorship is too strong a word in a democratic republic where power is shared and our president is only the chief executive officer. He wouldn't last a week as a "dictator: for we have means for ousting him, even short of 2020. That he is acting on his campaign promises should not be a surprise, and that doing so is pleasing to those who voted for him is no surprise. The Dakota Pipeline (and bypass) will be resolved. President Trump, so far, has only facilitated its resolution.

      Making our individual views and concerns public is our duty as citizens wherever we live. The beauty of America is that we have the freedoms to do so.

      Good job.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 14 months ago

      Glad somebody's happy over the Trump dictatorship. He may have shot himself in the ego by not leaving well enough alone over the voter fraud issue. What if a "neutral" panel determines that the election was rigged in his favor.

      I grew up right after WWII when everyone was poor and scrambling for jobs. My parents never saw the poll tax as a civil rights violation, and never resented paying their poll tax to vote. I believe that we should enact the poll tax again. We already have so many unfair taxes, what is one more that could promote voter honesty?

      Trump may have an Indian uprising over the pipeline. That goes through sacred burial grounds and does violate the civil and religious rights of Native Americans. The facts don't generate enough temporary or permanent jobs to justify the damage to the environment, and most of the oil is going to China anyway. That is, unless Trump has a change of heart and decides for us to keep it.