(National Sentinel) Executive Branch: America is becoming great again thanks to President Donald J. Trump despite the fact that the entire federal bureaucracy and Deep State swamp is aligned against him.
A number of reports on Friday provide insight into just how successful Trump has been in implementing his “America first” agenda despite unprecedented pushback from just about everyone in the nation’s capital, including #nevertrump RINOs who themselves are now feeling the heat (and wrath) from voters blaming them and not the president for failing to enact his agenda.
As reported by Fox News, a new report on Trump’s progress in cutting regulations, a key campaign promise, is encouraging:
The six-month review of Trump’s regulatory agenda by the American Action Forum shows the federal government practically slamming the brakes on regulation. The number of new rules is now at a record low, according to the study, in sharp contrast to the start of the Obama administration.
“If you look at what’s happening in the first six months for President Trump compared to President Obama, it’s staggering,” group president Douglas Holtz-Eakin told “Fox & Friends” on Friday.
The data from AAF, a conservative-leaning think tank, shows a total of 27 rules have been withdrawn so far this year, which is slightly lower than the 41 rules that were approved.
But the study shows the regulatory push at the beginning of the Obama administration was roughly 20 times more costly to the U.S. economy than at the start of the current administration.
One of Trump’s first executive orders involved instructions to all federal agencies that they must cut two regulations for every new one implemented. It’s having a dramatically positive economic benefit in business and industry:
The Obama administration’s first six months of regulations imposed $24.4 billion in total costs, compared with the $1.2 billion for the Trump administration. And the 41 rules approved represents a fraction of the number approved at the start of previous administrations.
“The business community really feels like the beatings have stopped, Washington is not trying to put them in the bullseye, and they can go about running their businesses and not worrying about the regulations,” Holz-Eakin, who ran the Congressional Budget Office under then-President George W. Bush, said.
About half of the legislation Trump signed during his first 100 days in office were measures under the Congressional Review Act to roll back late rules imposed by Obama on his way out the door.
Separately, Corporate America’s earnings are the highest they’ve been in 13 years. As reported by Bloomberg:
Overseas demand is driving the best earnings season for U.S. companies in 13 years, with top executives from Dow Chemical Co. to Morgan Stanley citing rising foreign sales, a dynamic that should help propel gains in the second half.
The president himself is benefitting as well. Rasmussen Reports notes that Trump’s job approval rating is on the mend — and on the rise — again:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.
A week ago, his approval at the same firm was down to 39 percent.
The president is only halfway through his first year and facing a very hostile environment in D.C. But despite the headwinds blowing against him and the never-ending “Russian investigation,” he’s making progress on his promises to Make America Great Again, and America is responding.
If Trump continues to improve opportunities and the U.S. economy, he’ll cruise to reelection in 2020.
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