Take another look at what Trump’s done

first_imgA recent letter laments the lack of media coverage for what its writer refers to as Trump’s “accomplishments”. The letter exhorts us to “have our country’s best interest at heart.”A Google search for “Daily 202 priorities” finds a Washington Post analysis reporting several governmental actions. When were they announced? ”Underscoring how politically unpopular these moves are, most were rolled out on the Fridays before Christmas and New Year’s Eve to minimize media coverage and public notice.”Summarizing the article: Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion 1) Key regulations on fracking were rescinded, leading to potential for environmental damage.2) Rules designed to prevent another Deepwater Horizon spill weakened.3) Interior Department rolled back a policy protecting migratory birds.4) Mining leases for Ivanka Trump’s landlord reinstated.5) New Medicare guidelines let nursing homes off the hook when patients suffer.6) Expect “deeper cuts in the 2019 budget, part of an effort to … pay for the new tax law… One possible casualty, a pay raise that federal employees historically have received”.7) “Several important government offices that enforce laws and ensure public safety have been decimated by neglect …”center_img 8) Trump’s government has reneged on a federal commitment to fund a major infrastructure project.9) All members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (advising the government since 1995) have been fired (by form letter delivered via FedEx).10) The Justice Department wants a citizenship question added to the 2020 census questionnaire. Per Arturo Vargas, member of the National Advisory Committee of the Census, “This is a recipe for sabotaging the census.”This would seem to be the “other side of the coin” with regard to Trump’s so-called “accomplishments.” And to deliberately time their announcement for limited media coverage? Well, what does that say about taking our country’s best interest to heart?Jerry BoehmAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img

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