While Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Democrat governors and mayors work on “transforming” America, otherwise known as destroying the country we love, President Trump is moving forward in hope and has been making life better for hard-working Americans.
As the mainstream media reports on COVID-19 cases, protests, riots, and murders, the president is making good on his promise to reduce job-killing regulations. In fact, he is doing more. He promised to remove two old regulations for every new one, but the Trump administration has removed almost eight old regulations per new one.
According to a press release at Whitehouse.gov:
President Trump’s actions to roll back regulations are lifting up American families and businesses. Between FY 2017 and FY 2019, the Trump Administration has cut nearly eight regulations for every new, significant regulation—more than fulfilling the promise of Executive Order 13771 to cut two regulations for every new regulation imposed.
The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimates that this pro-growth approach to Federal regulation will raise real incomes by upwards of $3,100 per household per year. In fact, 20 of these actions alone are expected to save American consumers and businesses over $220 billion per year.
This deregulatory action will increase the real incomes of Americans by $53 billion per year over the period of 2021-2029.
The coronavirus pandemic provides a good example of the benefits of deregulation. As the pandemic swept over America, the president and his response team worked to roll back regulations that slowed the medical, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries’ response to the deadly outbreak. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute:
Policy makers at all levels of government have waived more than 600 regulations in response to the COVD-19 crisis. Those rules were harming access to medical care.
Telehealth capabilities were vastly expanded during the initial coronavirus response thanks to quick actions on the part of the Trump administration and the longlasting benefits of telehealth expansion will continue after COVID-19 is a memory.
Many appointments that required a visit to a doctor’s office can now be done over the internet or by phone, saving Americans time and money. Staying home for telehealth or video visits will also reduce Americans’ unnecessary exposure to sick people in waiting rooms. The reduction in transportation time should please environmentalists as carbon emissions are reduced.
Other draconian rules regulating navigable waters, infrastructure projects, and occupational licensing have also been rolled back freeing up projects, land, and allowing businesses to grow. The president explained why he prioritizes rolling back unnecessary regulations:
The American people know best how to run their own lives. They don’t need Washington bureaucrats controlling their every move and micromanaging their every decision. With each regulation we cut we are not only returning the money and the power to our citizens. we are draining the Washington swamp, and they are not happy about it.
Trump’s reduction of regulations that drain the economy and kill jobs may not be the splashiest of his policy decisions, but it’s quietly transforming our economy. While Democrats hold up the legislature, Donald Trump is empowering Americans to thrive even in the direst of circumstances. President Trump doesn’t just talk about opportunity, he is busy making sure Americans actually have opportunity. President Trump is moving forward in hope, believing that the best days are still ahead, and we should, too.
You can watch the president’s full remarks here.