Even as the media obsesses over some mythical Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump’s administration continues to make positive changes to help Make America Great Again.
Trump Is Cutting Regulations
The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster economic growth.
Federal agencies have withdrawn 469 proposed regulations compared to a fall 2016 report when Barack Obama was president, according to figures from the White House budget office. This includes 19 regulations with an economic impact of $100 million or more. Another 391 regulations have been delayed for further evaluation and consideration.
“It’s really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform,” Neomi Rao, head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said Wednesday. A report on the regulatory actions was being released Thursday.
That is music to the ears of anyone who cares about reducing the size and impact of our bloated Federal government. Hopefully it is only a start and there are many more regulations thrown into the trash bin where they belong.
You certainly would not see this happening had Hillary Clinton prevailed.
Meanwhile, House Republicans keep sticking it to the taxpayer.
House votes to allow Pentagon funding for gender transition
The House voted Thursday against banning the Pentagon from providing transition-related medical care to transgender troops.
The body rejected the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on a 209-214 largely party-line vote. Twenty-four Republicans joined with Democrats to defeat the amendment.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s (R-Mo.) amendment would have barred Pentagon funding from going to any transition-related medical care, except for mental health services.
Hartzler claimed the cost of surgeries alone could reach $1.3 billion over the next 10 years.
“This is about addressing [North] Korea, Russia, ISIS,” Hartzler said, holding up pictures of each. “We need every defense dollar to go to meeting those threats, not anything else, and we need to make sure our troops are ready and can be deployed.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) added the opposition to the amendment was “silly” and said people should “figure out if you’re a man or a woman before you join up.”
I think the only word for this nonsense is bizarro. We let the 60’s rejects destroy our schools, universities and courts. Now we’re letting them destroy our military.
Hopefully the Trump administration will figure out a way to roll back this stupidity. He should veto the entire appropriations bill if he has to. Congress is worthless.