Throughout Donald Trump’s first months in office, the media’s sole focus has been on taking him down. From the Russia collusion hoax to hysteria over his Charlottesville response, the media has abandoned reporting actual news in favor of creating controversies.
In the meantime, President Trump has been quietly piling up victories many aren’t talking about. Since Trump took office, ISIS has been pushed back into full retreat in Iraq and Syria. At the southern border, illegal crossings have plummeted under Trump’s leadership. However, it is perhaps his economic agenda that has had the greatest impact on improving the lives of every day Americans.
For proof, look no further than his work on regulatory reform. In recent years, businesses have been bogged down by a massive number of regulations too complex to understand. However, Trump used his executive authority to tackle that problem just weeks into his presidency. So far, the results have been stellar.
From Bizpac Review:
The pace of new government regulations has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first seven months in office, a welcome relief to businesses and banks that have long pushed for less interference in the economy.
In the first half of 2017, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has processed some 67 regulatory actions, ranging from notices to final rules. During the first six months of former President Barack Obama’s first term, the department coursed through three times as many, processing 216 regulatory actions.
Trump’s efforts have been the main reason for the change:
Trump made tax and regulatory reform key pillars of his 2016 bid for the presidency. Since taking office, Trump has signed executive orders aimed at rolling back Dodd-Frank, slashed regulations imposed on American small businesses, and promised to end all unnecessary regulations on the energy industry.
The administration has also moved to increase the efficiency and productivity of the federal government, through cutting unnecessary or burdensome rules that federal agencies are required to follow.
The ramifications of an overly regulated economy are very real. American businesses spend billions a year in an attempt to comply the dizzying array of regulations from Washington, money that would be better spent hiring new employees or investing in improved products.
With Trump’s efforts to reverse that trend, businesses finally have the environment they need to get the economy moving again.
Of course, that’s actual news you won’t see reported on CNN.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]