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Mr Trump's Report Card

After 18 months [July 2018], Mr Trump gets a “D Plus”; some good decisions cancel his poor decisions.

He still scores low against my priorities... just another BIG Gov’t guy.

Does #MAGA now mean Make American Gov’t Absolutely yuge?

 

My CommentsGrade
   Liberty! He is quick to use force to “advance” his agendaD
   Better Politics He reacts viscerally – he has NO restraint, nor tact.
Tweets and other responses are personal and unfiltered.
D
   Follow the Constitution    He says he will defend our Constitution, but there is no real action.
We still have NSA surveillance and discussions about gun “control”.   
C
   Smaller Gov’t There is occasional small gov’t rhetoric, but no real reduction    C minus   
   Spending Cuts The TCJA has doubled the annual deficit F
OVERALL D Plus

 

Trump 17½ - Swamp 25

I see minimal draining. The Cabinet and federal bureaucraZy are stuffed with Swamp monsters.

There is insufficient effort towards local control.

SuccessesFailures
  •   America First!
  •   NO more nation building
  •   Justice Neil Gorsuch appointment
  •   Repeal of ACA’s Individual Mandate… starting Jan 2019 - half credit     
  •   Bilateral agreements/treaties, NOT multilateral "deals"
  •   General skepticism of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  •   Fire federal workers who do NOT serve The People
  •   Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
  •   Withdrawal from Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  •   Demands to European nations to “step up” NATO funding
  •   Timid defense of Amendment II - half credit
  •   Exit JCPoA [May '18]
  •   Right to Try Act [May '18] (... choice!)
  •   Justice Kavanaugh nomination - a Textualist! Double bonus.
  •   Meeting with Mr Putin - partners, NOT adversaries - Double bonus!
  •   EU to be tariff free - half credit, intent ≠ results
  •   Ending the assault on coal
  •   Most cabinet appointments are Swamp monsters
  •   Bombs, bombs, and drones
  •   Failure to repeal ACA (do NOT replace!)
  •   Tax “Reform” that accelerates the already massive federal debt - double demerit
  •   Unnecessary military build-up
  •   Inflammatory bluster towards China - threats over South China Sea "islands"
  •   Inflammatory bluster towards Russia
  •   Demanding a denuclearized North Korea (NOT diplomatic)
  •   Steel and aluminum tariffs
  •   The &#@&!#) border wall
  •   Federal troops to southern border
  •   Threats to sanctuary cities
  •   Moving US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (unnecessary agitation...)    
  •   Keeping Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  •   Dismissing Sec of State Rex Tillerson
  •   Re-imposing sanctions on Iran - double demerit
  •   Russian sanctions [Aug '18]
  •   Space Force?  Really? - double demerit ($$$ and aggression)
  •   Trade Deal with Mexico - includes wage controls and auto sourcing edicts (both wrong)   
  •   Federal measures to "combat" interference in elections (... it's a state issue)
  •   Tariff threat as "bargaining" chip with China [Sep 2018] - double demerit

 

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