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The Trump Promise Delivered

Updated on February 14, 2020
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Jack is a volunteer at the CCNY Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years. As of 2/2020, Jack has over 100,000 views.

Introduction

Trump made a long list of promises when he ran for president. He is delivering on them one by one. At first, conservatives like me were skeptical. Now, three years later, we are convinced.

- Feb. 2020

The Long List...

  • Building the wall...
  • Dealing with sanctuary cities
  • Renegotiate trade deals
  • Appoint Originalists to the courts...191 judges and counting and 2 Supreme Court justices.
  • Tax reform
  • Incarceration reform
  • Rebuilding the military
  • Drain the swamp, removed 70 members of the NSC members from Obama appointees.
  • Building the XL pipeline
  • defeating ISIS
  • getting NATO countries to pay their fair share
  • Recognize Jerusalem as Capitol of Israel
  • Reduce government regulation of businesses
  • Rejection of the Iran Nuclear deal
  • Withdraw from the Paris Accord
  • Rebuilding our infrastructure

The Big Difference

What is the big difference between the Obama Administration and the Trump Administration?

Obama is a progressive. He supports more immigration and Dream act, reducing the military, climate change and Paris Accord, fossil fuel energy reduction, more social programs and a reduced growth of GDP, more regulations on business, higher progressive taxes, investment in renewable energy, support of unions, and universal healthcare ACA.

These are all programs that are anti-business, anti-Capitalism and anti-American supremacy.

On the contrary, Trump has an America First agenda. He wants to deliver for the American workers, with more jobs, better jobs, more manufacturing, more agriculture exports, more energy production and energy independence. He wants to reduce taxes to make our businesses more competitive. He wants to give the power back to the people and reduce government over reach.

A Few Problem Areas...

Under the Obama administration, our debt increased from 10 trillion to 20 trillion. Trump has continued the deficits and added to our total National debt of over 1 trillion per year. This is unsustainable.

The interest rate under Obama was near zero per cent. This was under the control of the Federal Reserve. Towards the end of the Obama years, it started to rise slowly. It reached a high of 2% by the time Trump came to office. It needed to go up even higher to restore the Economic normal. However, Trump reversed his stance on the interest rate and asked the Feds to reduce it again. This was sold as a way to keep the recovery going and help the stock market. In reality, it was done to provide cheap money borrowing by the Federal government, and reduce the interest burden on the outstanding debt.

Failure to repeal and reform health care insurance. The ACA was to be repealed. However, the Congress under Paul Ryan and Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator John McCain defeated the repeal by one vote. This was after 8 years of promising the American voter that they would repeal it. When the chance came in 2018, they balked.

Summary

As a conservative, I am not really about winning political points. I am pragmatic and I look to results. If someone gets to a position of power, and institute policies that works and help the people, that is what I care about. It does not matter if that person is a Democrat or a Republican or a Socialist.

I am a student of history. I have seen enough and read enough in my 60 plus years to know what works and what doesn't.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jack Lee

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    • Marie Flint profile image

      Marie Flint 

      12 days ago from Tawas City, Michigan USA

      Our President has done some good things and some things which I don't agree, but he's doing his job of stirring things up. His etiquette is something to be desired, but, as you said, Jack, you have to look at results. Actions speak louder than words.

      Blessings!

    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      13 days ago from upstate, NY

      An incredible list of accomplishments done by a president under continual assault by America hating liberals and squishy republicans!

      You're right about the national debt, it's definitely unsustainable, many are in denial of this crucial fact.

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      Eric Dierker 

      13 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Of course I add reformation of NATO and UN deals. Jobs and already a reduction in illegal entry. And exposing the crazies to the world both foreign and domestic.

      And not moving one inch on abortion or 2nd amendment. These to me were important implied promises if not outright.

      Good piece here Jack.

      T don't forget he is incompetent and yet the above. Hmm. We need more incompetence going around.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      13 days ago from Yorktown NY

      T, I think some people and the media confused exaggeration with lying. When Trump speaks, he tends to use superlatives...the best, the greatest...

      You can characterize those statements as lies, but it does not change the underlying message. Trump had done well and under his watch, things are much better.

      The media is not doing their job when they continue to focus on the wording and not the results. IMHO.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      13 days ago from now on

      I thought Trump was a pathological liar.

      You mean he actually tells the truth when he makes promises?

      I have yet to read that in the “news!”

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      13 days ago

      Excellent article Jack, enjoyed reading it. I think it was spot-on.

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