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Beating The Drum
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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