The Enormous Opportunity of Trump’s Presidency

from  – The Daily Signal – by Sen. David Perdue

In 2016, the American people voted to change the direction of our country. They elected a new president and vice president. They returned Republican majorities to Congress with a two-year probation period to show we can deliver results.

This election cycle and its outcome were a loud message to the Washington establishment. In 2017, it’s my resolution to continue working to ensure that message translates into real results.

That means keeping our promises and making tough decisions.

For the last seven years, Georgians and Americans across the country struggled to cope with the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. It’s time for bold changes that will get our economy growing again, and get Americans working again. The policy prescriptions of the Obama years failed.

President-elect Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office are an enormous moment of opportunity to begin turning the page.

We need to put patients in charge of their health care choices with a free-market solution that increases access and lowers the overall spiraling costs of health care, which Obamacare did nothing to address.

We need to undo the regulatory regime and scale back the power of unelected bureaucrats. Let’s start with the Environmental Protection Agency’s onerous Waters of the U.S. Act and Clean Power Plan, things we know are crushing farmers, land owners, and small businesses right here in Georgia.

We need to begin dramatically reforming and simplifying our tax code. We can start by doing away with the repatriation tax, which has locked trillions of dollars in overseas profits out of our economy.

We also finally need to unleash our full domestic energy potential, starting with simply approving the Keystone XL pipeline, something both Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress support.

Both political parties are to blame for both the crisis we face today and Washington’s lack of results. The lessons of 2016, and the failures of the last seven years, must not be forgotten in 2017.

In 2017, politicians in Washington must be ready to say, “we cannot afford it.” The national debt surpassed $19 trillion earlier this year. Unless we change course, it will rise to nearly $30 trillion over the next decade. The debt crisis is here, and we must not wait any longer to acknowledge and deal with that economic reality.

In 2017, we have to restore America’s role as a global leader. President Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy created a void of American leadership. Largely as a result, the world is more dangerous than it has ever been in my lifetime. We have to develop a real strategy to defeat ISIS and deal with the multitude of threats we face from all corners of the globe.

In 2017, we need to advance conservative ideas and principles. We will nominate and confirm a judge to the Supreme Court. Whomever he or she will be, they must stand steadfast in support of the United States Constitution and our founding principles of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty.

This is not about securing the legacy of another career politician. The American people demanded real change in the way Washington does business. Come January, an outsider businessman who is listening to the people will be in the White House.

That’s just the first step. Trump is surrounding himself with a dream team of policy experts, many of whom have spent their careers outside of the Washington bubble.

The people of Georgia elected me to do all I can to change the direction of our country. Working with Trump and his capable team, we now have an enormous moment of opportunity to really begin doing so. I’m excited to get to work.

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5 years ago

President elect Donald Trump, can’t do it alone! We all need to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!.We need to make sure our elected Congress and state representatives do the will of the people,and not the will of to whom they owe favor.

5 years ago

In the next election I hope the Republicrats are voted out also. We must ask why with a majority House and Senate did Obama get away with ObamaCare, Lawmaking by directives, Fast and Furious, and protecting his cronies? They sat like cowards, afraid to challenge him. They need to go too!

Lincoln W Sorensen
5 years ago
Reply to  Don

The lawmaking by directives was after the republicans won the majority. The other things you refer to were when the dems had the majority and the oval office.

5 years ago

David Perdue is an awesome Senator and a great potential to be the next president. He is a former CEO and is getting his “political experience” in the Senate. I look for him to run for POTUS in the future. He really “gets it” and has that executive look and presence that is needed to gain the office.

5 years ago

one sad move is he is putting a band aid on taxes . pass the (fairtax.org) and really put the power in the people’s hands

5 years ago

If the Federal Gov’t returned the 2 plus trillion dollars it ” borrowed” from Social Security over the years then there wouldn’t be these financial problems. Money was paid in by seniors, this isn’t a freebie. Hopefully President Trump will be made aware of this theft and return the funds.

5 years ago
Reply to  Susan

Your so right. Imagine if you paid premiums to an insurance company for 30 yrs and when time
came to collect they said no because you saved too much and in thief opinion you did not need
the money promised. If this happened people would be outraged but when the government proposes to do the same its ok. What is wrong with the American people especially Republicans
who supposedly are against government distribution of wealth.

5 years ago
Reply to  Susan

Amen sister!

5 years ago

“The Enormous Opportunity of Trump’s Presidency” is directly due to the enormous failures of the past. As you correctly say “Both political parties are to blame for both the crisis we face today and Washington’s lack of results. The lessons of 2016, and the failures of the last seven years, must not be forgotten in 2017.” Democrats will never give an inch on placing responsibility anywhere but on them. As a Conservative (not a member of either party) I have seen the failure of both parties and the very predictable failure of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid etc. for many years. AMAC’s solution for SS will fail. Large Federal government is not the answer. Regulations, Dodd-Frank, executive orders, unelected bureaucrats by the millions etc. leads to Trump’s opportunity but it will take many, many years..

Hen3ry H
5 years ago

Going from Obama to Trump could be great fot the USA in many dimensions and layers.
That’s quite a list of possible positive items listed above.
But we have to keep him and the politicians accountable to do the right things by us.
There’s a lot to not trust on Capitol Hill and buried in the bureaucracies.
No doubt that there will be countless confrontations and subversions during his term.
I hope Trump has the smarts and energy for containing and taming the leviathan which resides inside the Beltway.
Afterall the survival of many of those in the political establishment depends upon policies which are contrary to the agenda that got Trump elected.

Fredrick Yerrick
5 years ago

One man/woman and one Party can not do this alone. Self-educate and then Stand up, Speak up, and Show up for America. Please join us at conventionofstates.com. We thank you!

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