How the new Trump administration is trying to undo some of the damage done by Obama’s first term
“The new administration is inching closer to dismantling Obama’s legacy.
And if you want to understand how, that means the new administration wants to undo the work of the Obama administration.”
The new Trump presidency is in its infancy, but already it has started to undo a lot of Obama-era achievements.
“The Trump administration’s agenda is already beginning to undo much of what the Obama presidency had achieved, in the form of policy achievements like the Affordable Care Act, the Clean Power Plan, and the Paris Climate Accord,” wrote Heritage Foundation senior fellow and former Bush administration official Matt Kibbe.
“It is also doing the work to expand the government’s powers, particularly in the areas of regulation and cybersecurity, which have long been central to Obama’s signature domestic achievement,” Kibb wrote.
“The president’s legislative and regulatory agenda has already begun to move in that direction.”
In fact, the Trump administration has already signed into law a massive wave of new regulations and other changes that have not yet been fully implemented.
The Trump agenda is not only not yet in place.
It has yet to be put into place.
“President Trump has been very careful to avoid using executive action in the wake of the catastrophic failures of his first term,” said Heritage Foundation research fellow and economist Scott Winship.
“He is not looking to enact any major policy changes, and he’s also not looking for a repeat of the failed policies of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who implemented an unprecedented array of new executive actions on domestic and foreign policy.”
The new president is also not being forthcoming with his proposals for reform of the tax code.
The Trump tax reform proposal is already well-known to be riddled with tax breaks for corporations, the wealthy, and corporations with international operations, as well as a new tax on corporate dividends.
Despite these shortcomings, some Republicans and conservatives are still pushing for changes to the tax system, including a new 10 percent top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans.
But while many Republicans have criticized the administration for its proposed changes to taxation, there is little appetite for change in the Republican Party.
Republicans, including the House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and other House members, are already actively pushing for a tax reform bill that would not include many of the more controversial changes that the Trump team has proposed.
While some conservatives and some Republicans are pushing for tax reform, the House and Senate are not moving toward a tax overhaul.
It is unclear if the Republican House will be able to pass its tax reform package, or if the Trump agenda will be implemented.