With Republican control of Congress and Senate, one would imagine that the Trump Administration is in pole position to enact the legislation he has proposed over its first 100 Days. The failure to pass through the bill on the dismantling of the ACA was a blow, but the Administration will continue to fight to push through a divisive and potentially catastrophic agenda, especially until 2018 where the republicans risk losing control of the House or Senate.
We have to ensure that through action we halt the passing of bills that could engender irreparable damage. We have outlined the issues and listed the actions we think could help to ensure our Domestic Policy doesn’t benefit just the few but helps us leave a positive legacy for future generations.
“The 8 year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end”, said Trump as he addressed a gathering of the NRA.
Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 33,000 people die in America from guns. It is clear to us that greater controls must be implemented to ensure guns do not end up in the wrong hands.
The principle objective to having affordable care is to ensure that all, whatever their financial capabilities may be, have access to healthcare. Even today the system doesn’t cater to everybody. In the land of the free and the brave, we must think of a way of ensuring all who step foot on the land be treated equal, including in hospitals. Universal coverage, demonstrating our care for one another, should be the aim.
It is unclear how the Executive Order on “Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education” will pan out at this stage. There is also a worry that the reduction in funding for education is going to have a deeper impact to the public school system, but as of yet it is too soon to tell. Secretary DeVos does not inspire a lot of confidence having never worked in the Public School system before her appointment.
Without a doubt, the education of the next generations has to be at the forefront of our agenda and we have to act to ensure the right policy debates are had at all levels.