There has been much discussion about the president’s “accomplishments” in his first 100 days in office. As we look back, let’s honestly consider what has been done. He signed over 30 executive orders in this period where it took the three previous presidents almost a year to accomplish this feat.
He and his fellow Republicans cheered passing a law to repeal the Affordable Care Act, depriving 24 million Americans access to affordable health care. His travel ban seeking to keep jihadists from our shores? There are no reported acts of terrorism from people leaving the countries to which the ban applies.
Saudi Arabia, the home country of the terrorists that brought down the Trade Center, remains off the banned list. The Secretary of Agriculture struck a blow to ensure the next generation of children can look forward to hypertension and obesity in the name of tasty cheap food.
The Environmental Protection Agency spent 50 years cleaning up our rivers and air, and now it seems that we need to evaluate many of the regulations that have protected these resources to make sure businesses are not negatively impacted.
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He has had a significant impact and we need to decide what that means for our country.
James E. Ayars, Clovis