The people of the United States have cast their votes. They have defied pundits, shaken the Washington establishment and shocked the world.
President Elect Trump has secured the White House, Senate, House of Representatives and a Supreme Court Judge appointment.These are his policy commitments:
On Climate Change
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Twitter 06/11/16 (https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/265895292191248385?lang=en-gb)
“I don’t believe in climate change.” CNN 24/09/15 (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/09/24/donald-trump-i-dont-believe-in-climate-change/)
Says that he will “cancel” the Paris climate deal in his first major speech on energy policy. 27/05/16 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/elec
Eliminate our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of The U.S. Rule. We will also scrap the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan which the government estimates will cost $7.2 billion a year.
Make America energy independent, create millions of new jobs, and protect clean air and clean water. We will conserve our natural habitats, reserves and resources. We will unleash an energy revolution that will bring vast new wealth to our country.
Declare American energy dominance a strategic economic and foreign policy goal of the United States.
Unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves.
Become, and stay, totally independent of any need to import energy from the OPEC cartel or any nations hostile to our interests.
Open onshore and offshore leasing on federal lands, eliminate moratorium on coal leasing, and open shale energy deposits.
Encourage the use of natural gas and other American energy resources that will both reduce emissions but also reduce the price of energy and increase our economic output.
Rewriting the tax code to allow working parents to deduct from their income taxes child care expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents.
Allow parents to enroll in tax-free dependent care savings accounts for their children or elderly relatives.
Provide low-income households an Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit – in the form a Childcare rebate – and a matching $500 contribution for their savings accounts.
Creating a new, dynamic market for family-based and community-based solutions.
Incentivising employers to provide childcare at the workplace.
Provide 6 weeks of paid leave to new mothers before returning to work.