The Wall Street legislative agenda consists of broad principles (financial global items) and some core priorities:
- Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty.
- Passage of the TPP trade deal.
- The advancement of Common Core federal education standards.
- The retention of ObamaCare without repeal
- Growth of government to the benefit of the investing class.
Toward those ends, U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue, acting as front-man, has invested over $400 million in advance payments to House and Senate leaders and members.
Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have a unified objective to defend the W.S. Agenda items. Candidate Donald Trump, representing main street, is opposed to the Wall Street legislative agenda. Trump prefers “America First”. Hence, the ideological loggerheads.
(Via Julia Hahn – Breitbart) One day prior to Donald Trump formally clinching the GOP nomination, House Speaker Paul Ryan launched a new line of attack against the Party’s standard bearer selected by GOP voters.
During a Wednesday meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill, the House Speaker, once again, disavowed Trump’s campaign pledge to enforce U.S. immigration law.
Ryan also indicated that he would not include Trump’s signature policy platforms on trade or immigration in the House GOP 2017 policy agenda.
As the Washington Post reported:
Ryan was pressed on whether the House was preparing plans for the mass deportation of illegal immigrants — a key plank of Trump’s platform. Ryan, who opposes mass deportation and supports a path to legal status for the undocumented, noted that immigration is not part of the agenda project…
‘Obviously, securing the border is part of national security, we believe,’ he [Ryan] said. ‘But I’ve made my view on [mass deportation] pretty darn clear, and I’ll just leave it at that.’
Indeed, Ryan not only opposes enforcing immigration law and deporting illegal migrants, but Ryan also has a long history of fighting to give illegal migrants access to social services paid for by U.S. taxpayers. (continue reading)