Small businesses have suffered beneath the smothering weight of government regulations for decades.
No matter how hard they try, how good of a community citizen they are or how successful they become, small businesses are attacked excessively by the greedy government wanting to steal private profits to pay for government freebies.
This tax-and-spend fury was condemned on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump. He has pledged to kill two government regulations for every new one created.
President Trump turned his executive pen into a knife as he began carving into government regulations as he promised.
Trump’s latest executive order, reported CNBC, requires federal agencies propose rules they want to drop and the White House will review them.
With the order, Trump followed through on repeated campaign promises to cut rules that he said hold back the economy. In meetings with business leaders since his election, Trump has touted his efforts to reduce regulations and cut corporate taxes.
While signing the order surrounded by small business owners, Trump called it “the largest ever cut by far in terms of regulation.” It sets a budget each year for what new regulations would cost the economy, companies and employers.
For fiscal 2017, Trump’s order gives a budget of $0 for new regulations.
We’re cutting regulations massively for small business and large business.
Watch Trump at the signing:
The ink wasn’t dry on Trump’s order before tax-and-spend liberals attacked his action.
Critics of Trump’s economic and regulatory agenda have raised concerns that his administration will reduce protections for consumers and the environment in an effort to help businesses. Many of the specific regulations Trump has criticized relate to environmental protection.
Trump answered with a dose of reality to critics.
“There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be a normalized control,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
The White House has already put a temporary regulatory freeze in place, but the order establishes the process for when the freeze ends, according to the official.
Trump’s plan is backed by his choice to watch over regulations.
The Office of Management and Budget, which Trump has tapped budget hawk Mick Mulvaney to lead, will have discretion to give the agencies guidance.
Trump continues to fulfill his campaign promises and attack government convention without waiting around for a new poll or a rash of committee meetings.
Trump is acting on the committee of the people who cried out for help during the campaign. Trump listened to the people and is taking action.
Such resolve to get things done quickly is a shock to the political establishment and mainstream media whose liberal, elitist leaders can’t comprehend such business-like work.