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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

2016 Republicans won the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. What changes will be put through?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17720points) November 9th, 2016

What will be the first changes pushed though? They will be powerful for two years. What do you think?

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zenvelo's avatar

Affordable Care Act repealed, millions lose health insurance.

Climate change denier to run the remnants of the EPA, no regulations on water or air pollution enforced.

Right wingers named to Supreme Court.

That’s just until March 1.

kritiper's avatar

Hard to say. 55 million people are upset about the election right now and the other 55 million aren’t exactly happy with Donald Trump being in the captain’s seat. If anything, it will be a major Republican cluster fuck.

josie's avatar

I hope tax reform will be first on the agenda.

Followed by allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines when marketing prepaid medical plans and medical insurance.

Not enough votes in the Senate to repeal ACA. But anyway, the promise was to replace it with something better, not to make it go away. Nobody will stand for a program that does not demand mandatory participation and subsidies. It isn’t going to “go away”.

EPA is a cumbersome, entrenched, staff driven bureaucracy that will outlast a presidential term.

How do you know who his SC appointments might be? He has a distinct populist leaning. How do you know it won’t be a Left winger?

Cruiser's avatar

6 reasons why I voted for Trump will be what he proposed what he will do in his first 100 days…

* FIRST, he will propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
* SECOND, he will institute a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
* THIRD, put out a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
* FOURTH, he will institute a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
* FIFTH, he will propose a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
* SIXTH, he will put forth a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

MrGrimm888's avatar

*SEVENTH , none of that will happen.

Zaku's avatar

@josie Maybe he knows someone who works high up at Citibank. They knew who pretty much all of Obama’s entire cabinet would be before Obama was elected the first time. ;-)

Zaku's avatar

@Cruiser Some of that’d sounds like it could be nice. Why didn’t he say that anywhere I would’ve heard about him saying about that, such as the first couple of debates?

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

@Cruiser Did Trump propose any of those things?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Seeing Trump is a political outsider, it can help him as much as it can hurt him. He will need people to advise him how to be President (it is not the same as being a CEO), those people might attempt to steer him where they want him to go, especially since the party of Twiddle Dumb owns both the House and the Senate, not since the dumbass ”Cowboy” from Crawford has the party of Twiddle Dumb had such an opportunity. He may want to help big business but if he does, especially if he (being part of big business) will benefit, he would look like a lying hypocrite and might find himself giving the House and the Senate to Twiddle Dee in the mid-term elections. Not being a political insider he might be harder to steer, more like a mule than a cow with a ring in its nose.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Hopefully, “universal” healthcare will be repealed as it is unconstitutional.

Because congress is constitutionally denied the power to force citizens into “acts of commerce.”

MrGrimm888's avatar

People complain about the oddest things. 20 million people will lose their health care…

Show me the silver lining.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

^ The Law will be upheld.

Don’t like it? Go through the proper channels and write your congressman.

RULE OF LAW, what an “oddest thing.”

In all seriousness, I suggest moving to a nation with legal universal healthcare already on the books.

However, since such a country won’t be the United States, your immigration will have to go through, you guessed it, proper channels again.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Selfish considering the amount of money wasted on the military.

I’d love to leave. I’d have to save some money though.

RULE OF LAW is easily manipulated. Giving us the wealthy, and indeed, our main two candidates.

If you think neither candidate has ever manipulated the law, you’re pretty naive.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

People complain about the oddest things. 20 million people will lose their health care…Show me the silver lining

Once you understand that conservatives see the world as a zero sum game, it explains a lot.

If someone else suffers, they feel they are succeeding. If someone else is doing well, they think they have been harmed.

Cruiser's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay Cut and paste from NPR

MrGrimm888's avatar

Trump made many claims. Few of which are feasible. Less of which were explained by him.
Less of which will be accomplished.

SecondHandStoke's avatar


Provide us with proof that I wish for people to suffer.

Please note: By “suffer” I am limiting my reference to physical suffering due to a possible lack of healthcare, as opposed to suffering caused by the demoralizing effects of living in a socialist state.

LostInParadise's avatar

U.S. will pull out of NAFTA. The U.S. will impose tariffs on foreign goods, causing other countries to impose tariffs on American goods. The decline in trade will raise the costs on a smaller number of goods, triggering a global economic crisis.

LostInParadise's avatar

The recent thaw in relations with Cuba will be reversed. Payments to NATO will be reduced, allowing Trump’s buddy Putin to invade the Baltic states. Hey, it is not like he is a communist.

ucme's avatar

They should immediately alter the name of the nation, only slightly so no one will notice.

Disunited States of America

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Apt observation unfortunately. There isn’t much unity going on here.

rojo's avatar

@Cruiser thanks for the link. From the article:

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mostly made nice with Trump but also shot down or expressed little enthusiasm in some of his plans. On Trump’s proposal to impose term limits on Congress, McConnell said, “It will not be on the agenda in the Senate.” McConnell has been a long-standing opponent of term limits, as NPR’s Susan Davis reports. “I would say we have term limits now — they’re called elections.”

McConnell also threw some cold water on Trump’s infrastructure plans, calling it not a top priority.

McConnell did say repealing Obamacare is a “pretty high item on our agenda” along with comprehensive tax reform and achieving border security “in whatever way is the most effective.” But he also declined to discuss the Senate’s immigration agenda

So it sounds like he will not only be fighting the Democrats but also the Republicans.

We live in interesting times my friend.

Cruiser's avatar

@rojo I said all along it won’t matter much who is elected President, it is the down ballot races that really mattered and the Republicans now control the House and the Senate so it will really be Ryan and McConnell who will be running the show at least the next 2 years.

LostInParadise's avatar

Hasn’t it been the Republicans who routinely shoot down infrastructure proposals because they are too costly? There are still some things that presidents can’t do with executive orders.

rojo's avatar

We shall see how long Ryan and McConnell last. Trump likes his Yes Men and these are someone elses evidently.

kritiper's avatar

@rojo I would just LOVE to see Mitch McConnell’s shit eating smile turned into a shit eaten frown.

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