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However, its one thing for some district to elect a guy who banged his wife before she was of age and its a totally different matter when the President is endorsing a known pedophile for the US Senate purely for political expediency and power. As far as I know Morissey was on his own running for office. 

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51 minutes ago, chocolat steve said:

However, its one thing for some district to elect a guy who banged his wife before she was of age and its a totally different matter when the President is endorsing a known pedophile for the US Senate purely for political expediency and power. As far as I know Morissey was on his own running for office. 

What known pedophile? 

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And now for something completely different.

LIST OF TRUMP ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE YEARS: 2017, 2018 and 2019

COMPILED BY: @ROBBYSTARBUCK

- This week Trump signed three bills for Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for the loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one reauthorizes funding for Native language programs and the other gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.

- This month Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.

- This month Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.

- Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising the 2 years before he was elected.

- Trump signed bill making CBD and Hemp legal Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.

- Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.

- Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money saving information.

- Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.

- Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.

- The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, that outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country's highest-paid workers.

- Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and corporations that are increasing entry-level pay.

-Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.

- Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.

-Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies. When signing that bill he said no American should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include gross charges, the negotiated rates with insurers and the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept from a patient.

- He signed a bill this year allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6 percent per year. Fast forward to today, and prescription drug prices have seen year-over-year declines in nine of the last ten months, with a 1.1 percent drop as of the most recent month. In June 2019, the United States saw the largest single-year drop (2.0 percent year-over-year decline) in prescription drug prices since 1967.

- Created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.

- VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.

- Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.

- Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, in 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 yearsTrump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers

- Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drug for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years All time record sales during the 2019 holidays.

-Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance so they can get it at a better price President.

-Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act which was written by a Republican lawmaker that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.

- In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.

- The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.

- Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans. The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing.

- Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.

- Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, In 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 yearsTrump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.

-Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drug for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years. All time record sales during the 2019 holidays

-Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance so they can get it at a better price.

- President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act which was written by a Republican lawmaker that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.

- In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.

- The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.

- Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans. The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of violent criimes.

- The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.

-Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.

-Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.

- Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

-Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at an historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.

[plus 8 more pages of accomplishments.]

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https://www.docdroid.net/KDaSuMo/trumpaccomplishments.pdf

 

Will no one rid us of this monster!   😮 

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You can rule out a third of his accomplishments such as reducing crime. Those 'soft' stats has nothing to do with any president's actioins. They get credit perhaps being in the right place at the right time but has nothing to do with anything. Major violent crime dropped near the mid 90s and has been on the decline since. Clinton's crime bill had zero to do with it and research will show that. Unless someone can site me specific things he did to reduce it. EVERY president has some accomplishments. Nixon, arguable the worse president in US history had some very positive, lasting and huge accomplishments. Anything that suggests Trump is a net positive for Blacks has to be some harsh joke. Trump's tax legislation has hit Blacks the hardest. A whole litany of programs that affect Blacks the most have been either cut out entirely or reduced to the point of being benign. The Education and Housing departments have been the harshest on blacks for decades. 

Every tenure in the white house that is deemed a success or failure is based on the totality of everything. I'm 100 percent sure history will see his tenure as a failure when you look at the laundry list of failures up to and including impeachment. 

The question therefore isn't if Trump has had any successes, its if his tenure has been overall good or bad. If successes are the only thing we are counting Obama is arguably at or near the top of being the best president in the modern era. 

There is zero room to maneuver if one says Trump has had a successful tenure without applying the same or more to Obama. And this is from a person who was sorely disappointed in Obama as his time went on. 

1 – Rescued the country from the Great Recession, cutting the unemployment rate from 10% to 4.7% over six years

2 – Signed the Affordable Care Act which provided health insurance to over 20 million uninsured Americans

3 – Ended the war in Iraq

4 – Ordered for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden

5 – Passed the $787 billion America Recovery and Reinvestment Act to spur economic growth during the Great Recession

6 – Supported the LGBT community’s fight for marriage equality

7 – Commuted the sentences of nearly 1200 drug offenders to reverse “unjust and outdated prison sentences”

8 – Saved the U.S. auto industry

9 – Helped put the U.S. ontrack for energy independence by 2020

10 – Began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan

11 – Signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowing as many as 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally to avoid deportation and receive work permits

12 –Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to re-regulate the financial sector

13 – Dropped the veteran homeless rate by 50 percent

14 – Reversed Bush-era torture policies

15 – Began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba

16 – Increased Department of Veteran Affairs funding

17 – Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act

18 – Boosted fuel efficiency standards for cars

19 – Improved school nutrition with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act

20 – Repealed the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy

21 – Signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, making it a federal crime to assault anyone based on sexual or gender identification

22 – Helped negotiate the landmark Iran Nuclear Deal

23 – He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to combat pay discrimination against women

24 – Nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic ever to serve as a justice

25 – Supported veterans through a $78 billion tuition assistance GI bill

26 – Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

27 – Launched My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative designed to help young minorities achieve their full potential

28 – Expanded embryonic stem cell research leading to groundbreaking work in areas including spinal injury treatment and cancer

 

 

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I'll give some context. If Obama and Romney ran again, I'd be slightly favored to vote for Romney. If he ran against Kucinich, Republican from Ohio, I'd vote for Kucinich probably. that said, I think Obama was a much better president than just about his last several predecessors. I have a high standard. But I also try to be fair and see presidents in the context of what they inherited, the times and how they reacted to it. 

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Trump has zero major foreign policy wins. In fact, a few things he's made worse. I do think he had good intentions in a few areas that I fully agreed with him to make it a priority such as the China trade imbalance but he fucked that up royally to the point we had to spend tens of billions in welfare for rich farmers. 

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So, lets say Trump wins re-election. His reign goes till 2024. Then what? Does anybody think another Trump like politician will get elected again? My guess? Nikki Haley will likely get the nomination. But by 2024 we'll be in a full blown downturn and I have a feeling its when we'll see the pendulum swing the other way and a far left government will come into effect. 

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