After a busy first month in office, the newly elected president Trump will undoubtedly have some words for Congress. We can expect this speech to go over quite well, or a little shakily based on past performances. I am putting my money on it going quite well. During the election, we saw two different Trump candidates. One who played it “off the cuff” and used a sticky note as his teleprompter, and one who used an actual teleprompter to deliver messages less likely to create a political typhoon.
President Trump will of course touch on the key issues he still needs help from Congress with like funding for the wall, tax reform, and regulation cuts. I personally hope that Trump and the Congress will get to work on a healthcare plan. Obamacare was one of the biggest issues of the campaign, and Republicans have been promising to do something about it for years. If Republicans drag their feet on this, it will not look good for them in the coming election cycles.
Trump and the Congress need to figure out a healthcare plan that is much more free market friendly. They need to set politics aside, and take up our republican principles. I work in the health industry every time I go back home, and I have seen how Obamacare has devastated the common person. This government has the chance to prove, once again, that limited government is the best government.
Overall, expect a good show. Trump will probably make a pointless comment about the record number of congressmen and women that show up as he did with the governors, and then the media will take to finding pictures of Obama’s first address to Congress and scream about how it was a lie for a week. However, these are the times we live in, and we need to do the best we can to prepare a better future for those who will come after us.