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    Even though the first day is gone, did we see anything like this list?
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    IMMIGRATION:

    —Stop all federal funding to "sanctuary cities" — places where local officials don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the country illegally for federal authorities.

    —Begin deporting what Trump estimates to be more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants living in the country.

    —Cancel visas for citizens of foreign countries that won't take those criminal illegal immigrants back.

    —Immediately terminate former President Barack Obama's "two illegal executive amnesties." That presumably includes DACA, which protects people who were brought into the country illegally as children.

    —Begin working on an "impenetrable physical wall" along the southern border.

    —Ask Congress to pass "Kate's Law," which would increase penalties on people who unlawfully re-enter the United States after being removed.

    SECURITY AND DEFENSE:

    —Immediately suspend the Syrian refugee program.

    —Convene his generals and inform them that they have 30 days to submit a new plan for defeating the Islamic State group.

    —Suspend immigration from "terror-prone regions" where he says vetting is too difficult.

    —Implement new "extreme" immigration vetting techniques.

    TRADE:

    —Announce his intention to renegotiate or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

    —Formally withdraw from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    —Direct his treasury secretary to label China a currency manipulator.

    DRAINING THE SWAMP and GOVERNMENT REFORM:

    —Propose a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.

    —Ban White House and congressional officials from becoming lobbyists for five years after they leave the government.

    —Ban former White House officials from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments for the rest of their lives.

    —Ban foreign lobbyists from raising money for U.S. elections.

    —Impose a hiring freeze on federal employees, excluding military, public safety and public health staff.

    —Impose a requirement that for every new federal regulation imposed, two existing regulations be eliminated.

    ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

    —Remove any Obama-era roadblocks to energy projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline.

    —Lift restrictions on mining coal and drilling for oil and natural gas.

    —Cancel payments to the U.N.'s climate change programs and use the money to fix America's water and environmental infrastructure.

    HEALTH CARE, GUN CONTROL AND OTHER ISSUES:

    —Cancel "every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama."

    —Ask Congress to send him a bill to repeal and replace Obama's signature health care law.

    —Begin the process of selecting a new Supreme Court justice.

    —Get rid of gun-free zones in schools and on military bases.

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    And where are the Trumpanzees on the failure to enact any of those promises?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Simplest way is to fix this is to make it a legal requirement. Not just by petition or tradition. I didn't realize us presidents enjoyed a lot of above the law privileges. Same with the conflict of interest thing...

    New laws need to be put in place to disqualify candidates based on their tax returns and their inability to avoid conflict of interests...
    Or requiring them to show their birth certificate to prove they are American. Twice...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal View Post
    —Formally withdraw from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    —Impose a hiring freeze on federal employees, excluding military, public safety and public health staff.
    Yes, he did do those two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The359 View Post
    Or requiring them to show their birth certificate to prove they are American. Twice...?
    Once should be enough..., but it should be produced at candidate level.

    Voters shouldn't have to ask or petition or question anybody for these basic things after the fact.

    All these political BS are all results of lack of proper rules or laws or lack of enforcement. IRS should just release all presidents returns under freedom of information act, but I suppose then again president could still manage to go around that...

    If Obama can ignore freedom of information act what's the big deal about trump hiding his personal tax returns?

    anyway, it'll be hard to twist a president's arm to make him to what we want him to do, but it should be easy to make IRS publicize tax returns of public servants..., or at least have the power to kick them out of offices should something looks fishy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal View Post
    You are associating common sense with that group of people? That's mighty generous of you.

    But, yeah, it's fun to throw those back in their faces, right?
    Except it's like trying to nail jello to the wall.

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    Texas State Rep. Tony Tinderholt recently proposed a bill that would criminalize abortions.
    He defended the bill by saying blocking access to abortions would help women become more "personally responsible" for their sex lives.
    FYI, he's on his 5th marriage.


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    Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of the Department of Education
    Since 1989, Betsy DeVos and her relatives have given at least $20.2 million to Republican candidates, party committees, PACs and super PACs, according to an OpenSecrets.org analysis.
    Elaine Chao, nominee for Secretary of the Department of Transportation
    Mitch McConnell, the husband of Elaine Chao, has contributed $257,000 over the years to his fellow Senators on the 115th Senate Commerce committee. - Chao sat on the board of Vulcan Materials, which spent $370,000 on lobbying in 2016, incl lobbying the Dept of Transportation
    Chao is also a board member of wells fargo, which has significant lobbying, but none directed at DeptTrans
    The Senate Commerce Committee will consider Chao's nomination.
    Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of the Department of State
    Rex Tillerson was the CEO of ExxonMobil from 2006-2017. Exxon Mobil has donated $230,655 to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will consider his nomination.
    Jay Clayton, nominee for Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
    Jay Clayton is an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell, a firm which represents financial clients. Sullivan & Cromwell, through its emloyees, has given over $240,000 to members of the Senate Finance Committee, which will oversee Clayton's nomination.
    Jeff Sessions, nominee for Attorney General
    Jeff Sessions has contributed $90,000 since 1989 to his fellow Senators on the 115th Senate Judiciary committee.
    Talk about pay-to-play... which was another Trump rally cry against Clinton. It's amazing how big a deal it is when they rally against Clinton, although she wasn't even guilty of it. But, they give zero fucks when Trump does the exact same thing he said was a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Simplest way is to fix this is to make it a legal requirement. Not just by petition or tradition. I didn't realize us presidents enjoyed a lot of above the law privileges. Same with the conflict of interest thing...

    New laws need to be put in place to disqualify candidates based on their tax returns and their inability to avoid conflict of interests...
    Have fun getting those laws passed with the current makeup of power in Washington.

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    I can't believe he keeps saying this. And that people have to keep saying how illegal and impractical it is.
    Should the U.S. have kept Iraq's oil, as Donald Trump argues?
    "Insofar as Mr. Trump's proposals are coherent enough to be subject to analysis and judgment, they appear to be practically impossible, legally prohibited, and politically imbecilic," said Barnett Rubin, associate director of New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.

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