Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The 100-Day Plan

Have you read Donald Trump's "100-Day Plan to Make America Great Again"? I just read the entire document for the first time tonight. I didn't find the ravings of a madman. What I did find was a blueprint for a powerhouse revival in this country if even part of it gets implemented.

It starts with the "Drain the Swamp" theme of cleaning up corruption in Washington D.C.:
  • FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
  • SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
  • THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
  • FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
  • FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
  • SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
I find nothing objectionable in any of that initial content. The "Contract with the American Voter" goes on to address the American workers, national security, the constitutional rule of law, middle class tax relief, energy, healthcare, and illegal immigration. If Donald Trump can accomplish even a part of what is set out in his Plan, it will be more national progress than has been achieved in the past fifteen years.

I'm looking forward to seeing how much he can actually get done.