Heritage Foundation Agenda Items: Trump Further than Reagan

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Donald Trump has already fulfilled 64 percent of the Heritage Foundation agenda items.

The question that one must ask when reading about Trump’s actions regarding the Heritage Foundation agenda items is: What were former Republican presidents doing with their time? Napping?

Even Ronald Reagan only had implemented 49 percent of the Heritage Foundation’s agenda.

This should put to rest all doubt whether Trump has honored the conservative base within his coalition. Not only is he preferable to Hillary Clinton, he is probably preferable to any conservative Republican President!

And raving Neocon warmongers like Max Boot should be ignored.

The Washington Examiner reported, “Heritage Foundation: 64% of Trump’s agenda already done, faster than Reagan.

With unprecedented speed, the Trump administration has already implemented nearly two-thirds of the 334 agenda items called for by the Heritage Foundation, a pace faster than former President Reagan who embraced the conservative think tank’s legendary “Mandate for Leadership” blueprint.

Thomas Binion, director of congressional and executive branch relations at Heritage, said that Trump has implemented 64 percent of the “unique policy recommendations” from the group.

At this stage of his presidency, Reagan had completed 49 percent of the Heritage policy recommendations.

“We’re blown away,” Binion said in an interview. Trump, he said, “is very active, very conservative, and very effective.”

What’s more, he said, Trump hasn’t just focused on one agenda area, but he and his team has pushed through administrative moves on foreign policy, deregulation, immigration, tax reform and health care, moves often ignored by the media.

“It is a huge volume that his administration has worked on and it is a huge spectrum of issues,” said Binion.

His report card jibes with one from the West Wing which showed at the end of the year that the administration has scored 81 major achievements slashed at least 11 major legacy items of former President Barack Obama.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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