Few expected this to happen. But here we are. Donald Trump is President of the United States and Republicans are in control of both houses of Congress.
Regardless of how you feel about Trump or Republicans, at OL, we’re excited about this moment because we exist to cover solutions. For the next hundred days – and hopefully much longer – Congress and the administration will be preoccupied with solutions. Yes, unforeseen events and unforced errors will no doubt create distractions, but Washington will be focused on real work. That alone is change.
This is an exciting moment for the country because people are genuinely thirsting for change. The fact is change happens between elections, between speeches and between marches. Now is a moment for such change.
We see four areas of consensus that can produce big changes for the country – tax reform, regulatory reform, healthcare reform and nominations (because personnel is policy).
Other areas obviously are important such as trade, immigration and government spending. Republicans tend to be less united in these areas, which makes immediate action (other than executive orders) less likely. Still, we want to bring more light than heat to these topics and offer competing perspectives.
In the meantime, visit this section regularly for updates on what Congress and the administration are doing in these key areas. Buckle up. It’s going to be quite a ride.
John Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Opportunity Lives. You can follow him on Twitter @johnhart333.