President-Elect Trump has already released his 100 Day Action Plan, and I don’t think I disagree with anything on that list. As his administration moves forward beyond the hundred days, it would be nice to see him focus on necessary themes and priorities throughout his first term.
1. Trump campaigned on shutting down illegal immigration, so he better follow through. Building the wall is not a total solution, but physical security barriers at our vulnerable southwestern border are a necessary element of any security plan, as are vigorous prosecutions for people engaged in human trafficking. But he also needs to crack down on people who illegally overstay visas and on businesses that hire illegal workers. Massive fines and jail should do the trick. Seeing the entire board of the JW Marriott corporation frog-marched out of their corporate headquarters would be quite a sight.
2. Another priority, Attorney General Chris Christie should go after corruption in DC hammer-and-tongs. Seeing congressmen, senators, lobbyists, and Federal bureaucrats indicted would be as therapeutic as when Iceland arrested and jailed the corrupt bankers that tanked its economy.
3. American business needs regulatory reform even more than tax reform. A Task Force should be put to work immediately on identifying red tape that is an obstacle to economic growth while providing little or no tangible benefit. The guy I wish were president thinks this should be a top administration priority, especially after Obama’s eight year spree of over-regulation, cronyism, and micromanagement.
4. I’m willing to cut Trump some slack on the first year deficit because there’s going to be a lot of budgetary momentum and carryover from the free-spending, borrow-and-spend Obama years. I think once Trump examines the Federal Leviathan, he will find tremendous opportunities to cut bloat and waste. This would be an excellent project for Vice President Pence to focus his attention on.
5. You know what also might be a good idea? Some voting reform to overcome the massive, institutionalized vote-fraud that the Democrat Party propagates. Because, someday, it might be nice to have another Republican president.
Also, he should go back to correctly calculating and accurately reporting the unemployment rate, instead of fudging the numbers for the last eight years as Obama has done. Even if this hurts his public image, it would be a welcome step toward transparency and honesty.
Accomplishing this relatively short list of things would go a long way toward his promise to Make America Great Again (TM)