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"American Revival: 70 Ways President Trump Has Changed the Nation Over the Past Two Years"
- Jasper Fakkert
- January 20, 2019

IMHO a must read article.

I read it myself & decided to list the 70 ways for future reference:
1. Sweeping economic reform and energy production
2. Tax Cut & Jobs Act cuts average US business taxes over 50 percent
3. First 2 yrs stock market gains exceed Obama, G W Bush & Clinton
4. Worlds leading crude oil producer; net oil exporter (1st time in 75 yrs)
5. Job vacancies exceed unemployed workers; wages started to rise
6. Strongest back-to-back quarters of GDP growth since 2014
7. Lower gas prices as oil prices took a nosedive since peaking October 2018
8. Surge in manufacturing activity with 254,000 job gains (best since 1997)
9. Projecting $100+ Billion into 8,700 certified opportunity zones (2018)
10. Record high middle class median household income ($61,372, 2017)
11. Mobilized 100+ companies to train 6 million workers to close skill gap
12. Four million Americans benefited from higher take home pay
13. Two million Americans OFF Food Stamps (6 year low in Trumps 1st yr)
14. Replaced NAFTA with USMCA to promote US production & jobs
15. China Tariffs to promote US production & jobs; seeking trade deal
16. Imposed 25% steel & aluminum tariff to preserve National Security
17. Obtained EU agreement to achieve zero tariffs & to reform WTO
18. Withdrew from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after 72 hrs in office
19. Rolled-back Dodd-Frank Act
20. Repealed Net Neutrality
21. Cut infrastructure red tape; needs Congress to codify environmental regs
22. EO to remove 2 old regs for 1 new reg; actually removed 22;1 (2017)
23. Expanded private care options for veterans
24. Demoted, fired or suspended 4,300 VA workers
25. Signed Veterans Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act (6/2017)
26. Signed the Forever GI Bill expanding educational benefits (8/2017)
27. Took a strong moral stance against Communism & Socialism (speeches)
28. Promotes: Traditional American Values (speeches)
29. Protects American sovereignty; withdrew from Climate & other accords
30. Also withdrew from U.N. Human Rights Council in June 2018
31. Also withdrew from UNESCO due to the U.N. agency’s bias against Israel
32. Fights Deep State (bureaucrats rigging elections & seats of power)
33. Fights Corruption: FISA, Clinton Foundation & Uranium-1 deal
34. Fights pervasive government leaks undermining National Security
35. Defends religious freedom (IRS, faith group voice & other advancements)
36. ISIS Caliphate Destroyed; annihilation tactics (5/2018)
37. Improving Nuclear Arsenal; pull out of INF (60 day notice 12/2018)
38. Allowing Military to Fight Back in Cyberspace (9/2018)
39. Establishing Command for Military Operations in Space (10/2018)
40. Ending the Iran Nuclear Deal (5/2018)
41. Transformed Relations With Saudi Arabia
42. Prevented War With North Korea
43. Suspension of Aid to Pakistan Over Aid to Terror Groups ($33B/16yrs)
44. Moved US Embassy to Jerusalem
45. Securing Release of American Prisoners Overseas (multiple)
46. Starting Withdrawal of Troops From Syria (9/19/2018)
47. Targeting Corruption in Venezuela
48. New National Security Strategy (12/2017)
49. Scrutinizes Chinese Investments; blocks Chinese acquisitions & investments
50. Rewriting the Relationship With China; strategic competition
51. Fighting China's Intellectual Property Theft
52. Tariffs to Penalize China (90 day truce 12/1/2018)
53. Pressure at the WTO; partner with EU & Japan against China behavior
54. Sanctioning Li Shangfu, Arresting Xu Yanjun (aviation / espionage)
55. Actions Against ZTE and Huawei (fraud & sanction violations)
56. Promises From Xi Jinping on Fentanyl (crack-down)
57. Increased Funding for Military (FY18 $700B, FY19 $717B)
58. Modernizing of Military Equipment
59. Changed Military Rules of Engagement (removed many restrictions)
60. Focus on Border Security, punish sanctuary cities, close loopholes.
61. Shackles Off ICE; EO: no illegal alien was off limits
62. Border Wall Trump is asking for $5.7B bill for steel slat fencing
63. Combating Human Trafficking (multiple legislation)
64. Criminal Justice Reform: LANDMARK FIRST STEP ACT (12/2018)
- More sentencing discretion
- Expanded job training
- Some mandatory minimums adjusted
65. Taking down Backpage.com (largest US child-sex trafficking website)
- Trump signed a bill combating online sex trafficking (4/2018)
- Up to 25 year sentence for web-site operators; OK to sue civilly
- Founders charged facilitating prostitution & money laundering.
- Already 87% of websites have shut down
66. Signed Save Our Seas Act; reduce debris
67. Ordered Forest Management; reduce wildfires
68. Reduced UN Spending $285M + $600M peacekeeping (2018-19)
69. Slashing Use of Government Time on Union Work
70. Reducing the White House Payroll
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