Off The Editor’s Desk – 1-3-2018

President Trump is restoring Article I

“All Legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in Congress.” That’s part of Article One of the United States Constitution.

President Obama was a great one to issue “Executive Orders”, but he was not the only president to do so, and for years we have lived under laws that were created by the executive branch of our government and not by the legislative branch as required by the Constitution.

[emember_protected] If we watch the action of Congress, they move slower than molasses in January and sometimes the need for action out paces Congress’s ability to act.

I would like to quote part of piece written by Natalia Castro of the Americans for Limited Government on the subject.

“Any 7th grade civics student can explain that the legislative branch makes the law, the executive branch enforces the law, and the judicial branch interprets laws. However, under the Obama Administration, the executive branch expanded their control over nearly all aspects of government. Executive agencies took the role of lawmakers while Congress floundered.

“One of President’s Trump’s first actions was to remove these burdensome regulations the executive branch imposed. Trump required that for every new regulation added, the respective executive department must identify at least two existing regulations to be repealed.

“The Trump Administration has far exceeded this goal, now agencies have issued 22 deregulations for every one new regulatory action. This returns the authority for lawmaking back to Congress rather than executive agencies.

“Congress has followed suit by using the Congressional Review Act to express disapproval of burdensome regulations imposed by executive agencies, leading to their rescission. The White House estimated federal agencies have achieved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings due to the removal of these clear examples of executive overreach.”

I have written about the nation’s debt of Twenty Trillion dollars many times. When Obama entered his second term in 2013, that debt was $16.394 Trillion. It continues to grow, and with savings like above and more jobs in the United States, I hope that we can see a decline in our debt. 

Since Trump took office, 171,000 new manufacturing jobs have been created and the number of 16 to 64 year olds who have entered the labor force has increased by 879,000.

With more people working and paying taxes the government should be collecting more revenue on those new jobs. If Congress can use some of that money to reduce the debt and save on interest we should see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks for reading!   ~ Carlton [/emember_protected]