The Contract Assessed, July 2017 Edition
Y’all know the deal here: new month, new assessment of the Trump Campaign Contract. Let’s get to it.
|Six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington||4/6, 1 started|
|Constitutional Amendment: Term Limits (requires Congress and State action or States-called Article V Convention)||Undetermined|
|Hiring Freeze On Federal Employees||DONE – Pres. Memo 82 FR 8493|
|Eliminate 2 Regulations For Every New 1||DONE – Exec. Order 13771|
|5 Year ban on revolving door||DONE – EO 13770|
|Lifetime Ban On Foreign Lobbying||DONE – EO 13770|
|Remove Foreign Money From Elections||STARTED – Foreign Lobbying Restrictions of EO 13770|
Seven actions to protect American workers
|1/7, 4 started|
|Announce intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205||Undetermined|
|Announce withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership||DONE – PM 82 FR 8497.|
|Label China A Currency Manipulator||UNLIKELY|
|Trade Rep To Prosecute All Foreign Trade Abuses||STARTED – Unnumbered 3/31 EO|
|Lift Restrictions On American Energy Reserves||STARTED – EO 13766 and PM’s 82 FR 8659, 8661 and 8663|
|Remove Regulations On Energy Infrastructure||STARTED – PM’s 82 FR 8659, 8661 and 8663; EO 13783|
|Cancel Payments To U.N. For Climate Change||STARTED Announced in 6/1 speech|
Five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law
|3/5, 2 started|
|Cancel Obama’s Unconstitutional Exec Orders||STARTED – PM’s 82 FR 8346 and 8667|
|Select Constitutionalist To Replace Scalia||DONE – Gorsuch|
|Cancel All Federal Funding For Sanctuary Cities||DONE – EO 13768|
|Begin Deporting Two Million + Illegal Immigrants||DONE – EO 13768|
|Suspend Immigration From Terror Regions||STARTED – EO 13769 and replacements|
|Legislative Agenda||0/10 – 1 started, 1 FAIL|
|Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification||Undetermined|
|End Offshoring By Tariffs||Undetermined|
|Infrastructure: Trillion$ In Spending Over 10 years||Undetermined|
|School Choice And Education Act||Undetermined|
|Repeal Obamacare||CONTRACT BREACHED – “Swampcare”|
|Affordable Child And Elder Care||Undetermined|
|Build The Wall||See Notes Below
|(Fed dollars for local law enforcement)||Undetermined|
|Rebuild The Military||STARTED – Budget Request; HR244 $21 billion added to DOD
|Clean Up Corruption In Washington DC||Undetermined|
|Other Campaign Promises/Planks||1/2|
|From Debate: Prosecute Hillary||UNLIKELY|
|Outside Statement: Select SCOTUS Nominee From This List||DONE – Gorsuch|
Granted, ObamaCare Repeal is not helped by Swamp Turtle McConnel’s desperate campaign to go back to Minority Leader, including trying to preserve the hated Individual Mandate. Lesson here: Never vote for a “man” who wears his balls under his chin rather than in his pants. “Build The Wall”… well, we don’t have major construction on a physical barrier BUT we still have huge drops in the numbers coming, as evidenced by the coyotes’ baying about loss of business recently mentioned on the Front Page. I’m inclined to give a half-point on this one, caring more about the Ends than the Means used to achieve it.
This Month’s Score: (9×1) 9 + (9×0.5) 4.5 – (2×0.5) 1 – (1×1) 1 = 11.5/30.
Special thanks to Watercooler teammate Joliphant for coding the table.
FIRE MISSION Request
As some may know, thanks to a Benedict Arnold “Republican” Oregon is now debating a “Minority Report” bill where LEO can basically grab a gun owner’s irons for any reason, including the mere buying of a gun, as long as someone makes an argument that they’re a risk–even if mental health professionals give a clean bill of health. And oh by the way, they scheduled a Committee vote with only an hour’s notice ON JULY 4… seriously, NO honest legislative body holds major votes on a holiday or with a notice measured in hours. Please drop the Oregon Legislature a mass-mail at this link and tell ’em why you’ll be taking your tourism dollars elsewhere if SB 719A passes… They’re voting on this TODAY, so melt some inboxes, folks!
This Week In History
- Sunday, 7/2: Pres. Garfield shot, 1881; Civil Rights Act signed, 1964; millionth Corvette, 1992
- Monday, 7/3: Fighting ends at Gettysburg, 1863; Back to the Future released, 1985
- Tuesday, 7/4: Declaration of Independence, 1776; Fall of Vicksburg, 1863
- Wednesday, 7/5: Start of three weeks of British raids on Upstate NY, 1813; Salvation Army founded, 1865; bikini debuts, 1946
- Thursday, 7/6: Retreat from Ft. Ticonderoga, 1777; first dirigible trans-Atlantic crossing, 1919; Kalashnikov rifle enters full production, 1947
- Friday, 7/7: Quasi War with France begins, 1798; sliced bread first sold, 1928; Elvis’s radio debut, 1954
- Saturday, 7/8: Perry arrives in Japan, 1853; Skagway crimelord Soapy Smith killed, 1898; final Shuttle launch, 2011
Wednesday’s Birthdays: Showman P. T. Barnum, 1810; soldier-statesman Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., 1902; cartoonist Bill Watterson, 1958;
Wednesday’s Holidays Around the World: It was Constitution Day in Armenia; also, Independence Day in Algeria, Cape Verde and Venezuela.
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
Gratuitous Gun Giveaways
- *American Handgunner magazine, for a Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P45 Shield, Taurus Air-Lite .38 revolver or EAA Witness Pavona .380 pistol package: http://americanhandgunner.com/giveaway/
- *Guns Magazine, for an Honor Guard HG9SC subcompact 9mm pistol or Mossberg 930 shotgun package: http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a Remington R51 or RP9 9mm pistol: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry.
Quote of the Day
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.–Chuck Norris
As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Apologies for yesterday; wi-fi went down mid-write and stayed down all morning Left Coast time.