In a Trump world… Policy November 10, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
So, what of policy? It’s hard to get a fix. Here’s some clues.
From the Guardian. I hadn’t realised he was so pro-NRA. I learn something new and depressing every day.
And here’s an interesting nugget:
Throughout the election, on issues of major cultural significance, Trump has tacked further and further to the right.
Mr Trump has promised the biggest tax revolution since Ronald Reagan, pledging to cut taxes across the board. He says no American business would pay more than 15 per cent of their profits in tax, compared with a current maximum of 35 per cent [ie a flat tax of 15% -wbs]. The top rate of tax would fall from 39.6 per cent as the Republican reduces the number of tax brackets.
Trump has expressed support for so-called right-to-work legislation, which allows workers to avoid paying union dues. Republican leaders in Congress have consistently sought such a change at the national level. Labor unions say such laws are aimed at undermining collective bargaining and workers’ rights.
William Gould, chair of the NLRB under Democratic President Bill Clinton and now a professor at Stanford Law School, said on Wednesday that Trump was likely to partner with Congress in dismantling a host of administration labor initiatives from Obama.
Meanwhile, let’s keep it local at the end. From the Irish Times some thoughts on how it will affect this island.