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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:06 PM

Trump Eyes Executive Orders to Sidestep Congressional Gridlock

Source: Bloomberg

Donald Trump may be one of Barack Obama's toughest critics, but when it comes to the president's use of executive orders to circumvent Congress, the Republican sees him as a role model.

Trump has already promised to be as aggressive as President Obama on executive orders on a wide range of issues. Early in his campaign, for instance, he vowed to use the power of the pen to give all cop killers the death penalty. More recently, in his response to the shooting death of 49 people inside an Orlando gay club this month, he pledged to use executive power to implement one of his signature proposals: A temporary ban on Muslim immigration (even though the shooter was born in New York).

"The immigration laws of the United States give the president powers to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons," Trump said June 16, two days after the shooting. "I will use this power to protect the American people."

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Cancel the Paris climate accord and stop paying U.S. tax dollars into UN global warming programs: During a May 26 speech in North Dakota, Trump said he would yank U.S. support from the Paris agreement to slash carbon dioxide emissions that 195 nations endorsed last December. There isn't much Trump could do to kill the accord itself. The deal isn't a treaty, and it doesn't require Senate ratification. Instead, it goes into force automatically when at least 55 parties, accounting for 55 percent of global emissions, have ratified the pact. Still, under Trump, the U.S. could sit out future United Nations negotiations designed to deepen carbon cuts over time. And because individual country commitments are voluntary, Trump could easily walk away from the U.S. pledges at the cost of alienating other world leaders. The most vulnerable aspect of the accord is Obama's commitment to deliver $3 billion into a United Nations fund to help developing countries adapt to rising seas and other effects of a rapidly changing climate. The idea already faces stiff resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill, so if Trump's State Department refused to cut checks to the UN fund, lawmakers aren't likely to fight him on it.

Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-eyes-executive-orders-sidestep-090004300.html

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Extensive article that shows the scope of policies but ignores the damage that radicalism can do.

Bloomberg seems trying to mainstream Trump, and we must push back on every issue that he
espouses. If you don't call them on it, they can define you or gain some advantage by appearing
middle of the road, which we all know he is not.

The GOP are definitely playing to the meme that there is little difference between the two parties,
or that HRC and Trump are corporatists with little difference. Don't let them sell this snake oil!!

It's a long article, with 8 points that Trump has made. Three journalists wrote it. You must say,
Bloomberg pieces are always well written and meaty.

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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:17 PM

1. K&R!

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