What do you hope for from Trump Administration?

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So, Trump wants his kids and his son-in-law to have top secret clearance while they're blind-trust running his company.

If things pan out the way they're being laid out right now (Bolton or Rudy as SoS, Ingraham as PressSec, etc.) it's coming close to being my worst fears for this administration.
 

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Cleaning up the waste of my tax dollars. Too much to list.
Real jobs.
Bring the country closer together, whatever that takes.
Tell it like it is!

This will get in spades. There is no doubt and it will be refreshing.
 

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So, Trump wants his kids and his son-in-law to have top secret clearance while they're blind-trust running his company.

If things pan out the way they're being laid out right now (Bolton or Rudy as SoS, Ingraham as PressSec, etc.) it's coming close to being my worst fears for this administration.



The opinion that a sitting president cannot run private business is a myth; the laws regarding private income and public service do not apply to elected officials.

Most presidents do tend to avoid any conflict of interest by placing any business interests in other hands, however.
 

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The opinion that a sitting president cannot run private business is a myth; the laws regarding private income and public service do not apply to elected officials.

Most presidents do tend to avoid any conflict of interest by placing any business interests in other hands, however.

Yes, but the issue here isn't whether Trump can run his business, but that he chose to let his children run the business and is now looking to have them have top secret clearance.

Imagine Hillary had won and then asked for Chelsea to have access. 80% of this forum would probably end up needing some FAST help after stroking out.
 

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Yes, but the issue here isn't whether Trump can run his business, but that he chose to let his children run the business and is now looking to have them have top secret clearance.

Imagine Hillary had won and then asked for Chelsea to have access. 80% of this forum would probably end up needing some FAST help after stroking out.


I imagine Chelsea did have some security clearance, which would allow her to freely enter the West Wing unescorted. I believe that's status quo for any family member of the president.
 

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I think one of the hopes I have from the Trump Administration is that people will stop looking at government in general and the president in particular as their source of moral/spiritual/secular/what-have-you guidance, and realize that if they want the world at large, or their small piece of it, to be better, then they have do their part to improve it.

“We Americans... can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.” - Shirley Chisholm
 

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I imagine Chelsea did have some security clearance, which would allow her to freely enter the West Wing unescorted. I believe that's status quo for any family member of the president.
but but but... he wants it.


too much panic in every report. USA Today claims he never asked for the clearance for the 4 kids/inlaw


As for the panic on womans rights I think his daughter will influence him bigly and they will be in the transition team but not taking a position.


"I’m going to be a daughter," Ivanka Trump told CBS News’ Lesley Stahl. "But I’ve — I’ve said throughout the campaign that I am very passionate about certain issues. And that I want to fight for them."
 

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I think one of the hopes I have from the Trump Administration is that people will stop looking at government in general and the president in particular as their source of moral/spiritual/secular/what-have-you guidance, and realize that if they want the world at large, or their small piece of it, to be better, then they have do their part to improve it.

“We Americans... can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.” - Shirley Chisholm

I agree in part but the issue is laws legislate morality to a large extent so therein lies the dilemma.
 
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Something my favorite congressmen mentioned makes me want to add one item to my hopeful agenda...

Congress needs to reclaim some of it's power from the office of the presidency. There is hope a Trump administration may undo a lot of the power creep under Bush and Obama.
 

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It's interesting that most of the reports people are reacting to are from the same media that's been so incredibly reliable and prophetic throughout. :coffee:
I keep waiting for someone to question or verify or wait and see what happens with anything they hear in the press. Apparently the lessons of this election will take some time to be learned.
 

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Something my favorite congressmen mentioned makes me want to add one item to my hopeful agenda...

Congress needs to reclaim some of it's power from the office of the presidency. There is hope a Trump administration may undo a lot of the power creep under Bush and Obama.

If you have the time, do you mind going into this in more detail? I am not familiar with this issue and am interested in how you see Trump going about changing Congress' balance of power.
 

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It's interesting that most of the reports people are reacting to are from the same media that's been so incredibly reliable and prophetic throughout. :coffee:
I keep waiting for someone to question or verify or wait and see what happens with anything they hear in the press. Apparently the lessons of this election will take some time to be learned.

Well I'm sure infowars and Breitbart will set it all to right.
 

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I had been holding out hope that Trump would show signs of being friendly to the LGBT community. But given that Pence and many of the appointees to the transition team are openly hostile toward the community, that hope appears to be vanishing.
 

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I am hoping that his business experience will lead him to try to lessen the ludicrous regulations and taxations on businesses. That alone will aid job creation. Start cracking down on all the social "service" programs that are rife with fraud. One thing would be to limit the amount of time someone able to work (and let's clean this definition up as well) can use them. The taxpayer is not your sugar daddy. Stay out of other countries' military conflicts. If they want to be communist or socialist, or fight civil wars that's their business.
Dump the ACA.
Govern best by governing LESS.
 

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I had been holding out hope that Trump would show signs of being friendly to the LGBT community. But given that Pence and many of the appointees to the transition team are openly hostile toward the community, that hope appears to be vanishing.

Have you read any of the articles I've posted about that? It appears that other than not supporting gay marriage (BOO) he thinks gay people should be just like any other, no prejudice for or against them in the workplace, and was glad to get their support at one of his rallies.
I didn't vote for him but I think that other than the gay marriage right (which is not getting overturned) he won't be trying to harm people with laws due to their sexuality. At least I hope so.
 

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bid, one of the things I think most on the left are overreacting about is the idea that the SCOTUS is going to suddenly turn right. Replacing Scalia with a hard right justice leaves the court exactly where it's been for the last several years. Unless RBG passes not much is changing on that front.
 

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bid, one of the things I think most on the left are overreacting about is the idea that the SCOTUS is going to suddenly turn right. Replacing Scalia with a hard right justice leaves the court exactly where it's been for the last several years. Unless RBG passes not much is changing on that front.

Has there been any talk about having a term limit/age limit for the SC? It seems ridiculous that these are life time appointments especially given the age of a few of them right now.
 
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