For six years, since they took back the House of Representatives, Republicans have added to a pile of legislation that moldered outside the White House. In their thwarted agenda, financial regulations were to be unspooled. Business taxes were to be slashed. Planned Parenthood would be stripped of federal funds. The Affordable Care Act was teed up for repeal — dozens of times.
When the 115th Congress begins this week, with Republicans firmly in charge of the House and Senate, much of that legislation will form the basis of the most ambitious conservative policy agenda since the 1920s. And rather than a Democratic president standing in the way, a soon-to-be-inaugurated Donald Trump seems ready to sign much of it into law.
The dynamic reflects just how ready Congress is to push through a conservative makeover of government, and how little Trump’s unpredictable, attention-grabbing style matters to the Republican game plan.
That plan was long in the making.
Almost the entire agenda has already been vetted, promoted and worked over by Republicans and think tanks that look at the White House less for leadership and more for signing ceremonies.
HI OWEN ! GLAD YOUR STILL BLOGGING AND HOPE YOUR WELL ! I"M GOING TO START CALLING AS SOON AS TRUMP IS IN . I DON'T WANT TO WIND THINGS UP NOW IT MIGHT NOT BE GOOD FOR TRUMP !!
Was raising the Federal Debt Ceiling by $9 TRILLION part of a "sweeping conservative agenda"?
Sen. Rand Paul was the only (G)OPer to vote against the $9 TRILLION tax increase, because that is exactly what increasing the Debt Ceiling will lead to... more taxes to pay back the debt and more taxes to pay the interest on the debt. https://youtu.be/5uURJ-Rjxl8
Taxed Enough Already!
The (G)OP is betraying the TEA Party.