Leading up to the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump released a contract to the American voters, promising what he would do in his first 100 days in the oval office. Trump calls his pledge a 100-day action plan to “Make America Great Again.”
The president-elect’s contract states his intention to restore honesty and accountability in bringing change to Washington. It begins with six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collision in Washington, DC.
“First: Propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.
Second: A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety and health).
Third: A requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.
Fourth: A five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.
Fifth: A lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
Sixth: A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.”
The contract then states seven actions to protect American workers.
“First: Announce the intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.
Second: Announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Third: Direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.
Fourth: Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers.
Fifth: Lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves.
Sixth: Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects to move forward.
Seventh: Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.”
The 100-day plan also includes five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law.
“First: Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.
Second: Begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on his list, who will uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.
Third: Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
Fourth: Begin removing the more than two million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.
Fifth: Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur.”
Trump also contracted that he will work with Congress to introduce broader legislative measures in his first 100 days in the White House.
He intends to alter and replenish the following precedents: Middle-Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act, end the Offshoring Act, American Energy and Infrastructure Act, School Choice and Education Opportunity Act, repeal and replace Obamacare Act, Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act, end Illegal Immigration Act, restore Community Safety Act, restore Nation Security Act and clean up corruption in Washington Act.
Although many Americans are hesitant to concur with the many pledges Trump has contracted, some millennials are on board with the president-elect’s 100-day action plan.
“I believed that Trump would win from the get-go, polls early on were biased towards Clinton, and although not many people like Donald Trump, I am a firm believer that our American economy and the oil economy in Alaska are going to be greater,” Jacob Andrews, an Anchorage resident said. “I think Trump is good for Alaska, and I think Trump is good for America.”
In support of the Trump contract, many Republican voters were relieved to find out the 2016 election results.
“I am actually really happy about Trump’s victory, I honestly think that his presidency can make a big change, we need a change. We’ve had Obama in office for eight years and I feel like since he is a Republican, I think that it is a good change to be made… if we had another Democrat in the house, we would keep going down the same path,” Monica Schwingendorf, a UAA criminal studies student said.
Young conservatives put their trust into the president-elect’s promise to recreate a government that is of, by and for the people.
“I think Trump’s presidency will be beneficial for our country because although he does not have a political background, his knowledge in business will be used to improve our country’s economy. I also think that his policies are misunderstood, and I think that having a president with Republican views will be a positive change for our government,” Bria Anderson, a UAA biology student said.
Trump believes that through this contract, and in the first 100 days of his presidency, he will restore the success in our economy, honesty to our American government and security to our local communities.