Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trump's Contract With Voters — Is It Too Late To Make A Difference?

Election 2016: Over the weekend, Donald Trump produced a 100-day plan of action worthy of an reformist presidential candidate. While there are good and bad items on his agenda, it would on balance be a boon to the economy. Too bad Trump didn't release it earlier.
In his speech, delivered at the site of Lincoln's Gettysburg, Pa., address, Trump listed 28 actions he'd take either on his first day or during his first 100 days in office. calling it his "Contract With the American Voter."
"It is a contract between myself and the American voter, and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington," he said.
Trump's 100-day plan falls into four broad categories — reining in the out-of-control federal government, tax reform, immigration and trade.
There's plenty to like here, even though we strongly disagree with Trump on his trade policies.
Too Little, Too Late
The problem with Trump's "Contract" isn't the contents of it, but its timing. Coming just days before the election, it's unlikely to get much attention or make much of a difference in the outcome.
If Trump had released this ambitious reformist agenda months ago, and had conducted a disciplined campaign that consistently delivered on these messages, there's no question he'd be doing far better in all the polls than he is today against a corrupt, lying, big-government liberal with no new ideas.
Read the full IBD editorial HERE.

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