Media Distracts and Downplays Trump’s 2018 Agenda

Writing for The Hill, Corey R. Lewandowski cites Wayne Crews on Trump’s regulatory numbers.

The media loves to talk about scandals, Russia, and President Trump’s Twitter feed. Yet, it doesn’t talk about the issues that matter to most Americans – the economy and national security.

This new year of 2018 will be great for American taxpayers and for the national security of our nation. President Trump’s tax cuts and regulatory relief have already proven to be jet fuel to the economy, and his tough talk on North Korea and Iran has proven that the old adage, “Peace through strength,” is still a very important foreign policy strategy. President Trump is going to make America even greater this year.

On the regulatory side, Trump’s repeal of Obama-era regulations and his imposition of a freeze on increasing regulatory costs has reduced a hidden tax on economic growth. According to Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), “the president also issued during his first 100 days a series of executive actions related to reforming the regulatory process, in particular Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. The first established the one-in, two-out expectation for certain economically significant rules where not in violation of law.”  

Crews further described the executive order as directing that “total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero” for the Trump administration’s agencies and departments. Congress and President Trump also used the Congressional Review Act to squash 14 rules issued by President Obama. Reducing and repealing Obama-issued costly job-killing regulations have helped to expand economic opportunity. Expect President Trump to push for even more regulatory reform this year.

Read the full article at The Hill.