November 10, 2016 12:47 pm -

It will reverse the progress of the last 8 years.

On the chopping block will be regulations to address climate change (which he’s labeled a Chinese hoax); to implement Obamacare (“a disaster”); and to rein in Wall Street (“We’re too involved in regulation of the banks”). Gone, too will be President Barack Obama’s executive actions protecting the children of undocumented immigrants and tightening restrictions on gun sales…


Trump has pledged to “cancel” the Paris climate change agreement that took effect just days ago (though withdrawing would likely take years). He’s also promised to discard EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which limits carbon emissions. The Supreme Court stayed the plan’s implementation in February pending judicial review…

…Trump will be able to limit Medicaid expansion and to give states greater latitude to set up alternatives to the ACA.

In addition, Trump can “do a great deal to interfere” with the ACA’s implementation by changing guidances, observed Timothy Jost, law professor emeritus at Washington and Lee, in a blog for the magazine Health Affairs. Unlike regulations, guidances can be changed without public comment and cost-benefit analysis. Moreover, “If a Trump administration simply stopped implementing or enforcing certain regulatory requirements, there might be little that could be done about it.” For instance, Jost wrote, the Trump administration could stop efforts to enroll patients in Obamacare….Trump has repeatedly vowed to repeal President Obama’s executive actions creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows the children of undocumented immigrants who arrived after 2007 at age 16 or under to receive two-year work permits and exemption from deportation.

…Even before President Obama announced his executive actions to reduce gun violence on Jan. 4 candidate Trump pledged to “unsign” them. “I don’t like anything having to do with changing our Second Amendment,” Trump said on “Face the Nation.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.