President Trump Meets With Small Business Owners – Issues Executive Order on Regulation Removal…

Was the vast Russian conspiracy really only a week ago?  In between the current refugee crisis du-jour and the notification of the next supreme court nominee, President Trump met with a group of small business leaders to hear their concerns and outline some new policy initiatives.


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday morning that he said will “dramatically reduce federal regulations” on businesses.

“We’ll be reducing [regulations] big league and their damaging effects on our small businesses, our economy and our entrepreneurial spirit,” Trump said during a meeting with small business leaders. “The American dream is back, and we’re going to create an environment for small business like we haven’t had in many, many decades.”

Trump said the order mandates that for every new regulation implemented by federal agencies, two existing regulations must be cut. He called it the “largest ever cut, by far, in terms of regulations.”

He was flanked by small business leaders as he signed the order in the Oval Office on Monday.

“If there’s a new regulation, they have to knock out two but it goes far beyond that. We’re cutting regulations massively for small business and for large business but they’re different. But for small business, this is what this is about today. This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen,” Trump said. “There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be a normalized control where you can open your business and expand your business very easily and that’s what our country has been all about.”  (read more)

High Praise from the attendees:




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81 Responses to President Trump Meets With Small Business Owners – Issues Executive Order on Regulation Removal…

  1. ZurichMike says:

    Honestly I just can’t keep up with Trump. Amazing!

    Liked by 28 people

  2. citizen817 says:

    a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution.

    Liked by 15 people

  3. vexedmi says:

    The Left will be screaming today that Trump favors businesses.

    Liked by 21 people

    • The Boss says:

      American businesses no less.

      Liked by 18 people

    • readygo137 says:

      It is great to wake up every morning and wonder what TRUMP will do today to PO the LIBS, UNIPARTY and Republican Conservatives and put AMERICA First. GREAT time to be alive and watching this unfold in front of you.

      Liked by 10 people

      • maiingankwe says:

        It most certainly is a great feeling to wake up everyday and look forward to seeing what our president has done for all of us.

        My eleven year old daughter has gotten into the habit of asking me what is going on in “Trump World” as she likes to call it every few days or week. She asked me in the car yesterday, and it was a good thing we had a lot of time together. It took quite awhile to catch her up and I know for a fact there were things I probably missed.

        She is completely amazed and proud of her president. She absolutely loves and adores him.

        She also had a few choice words concerning the protestors who were burning our American flags. Let’s just say she was not impressed and thought her argument was sound when I explained it was not against the law to do so due to our First Amendment rights. She said it wasn’t speech it was an action. She really got in a tizzy over it and was quite offended anyone would dare burn our beautiful flag. I was so proud.

        She also increases her vocabulary through our talks, and one of the new words she learned was fascist and what it meant. She doesn’t much care for them or their ways. She also learned what a globalist is. We have a lot to cover in that area, but for now she’s good.

        We also talked about the people we would love to sit and have dinner with. Mine was Nigel Farage and hers of course was President Trump along with a few celebrities. She’s still a kid, but out of all of them, President Trump comes first on her list, and that is what matters.

        Oh, I made a mistake, her idea of a celebrity was of a you-tuber. She explained that they weren’t all rich and snobby and still down to earth. My bad. So, I guess there is still hope after all. She used to really like some of the famous pop stars, but when she started reading their derogatory remarks against Trump, she’s dropped most if not all from her list. As she said, she will stick to the You-Tubers, thank you very much.

        Stay smiling Treepers, this is going to be another great week! Lots of winning ahead.

        Liked by 14 people

        • Kaco says:

          I hate to admit, but my boys know a lot more than they should but within reason, let’s just say I have made sure they are red-pilled.

          Liked by 3 people

          • No disrespect intended as I agree…..but I kept mine away from all the pills…..We home schooled….

            Liked by 1 person

            • Fe says:

              My daughter homeschools her two girls. So proud of them. BTW, I made sure both of my kids were raised up “right”. But even at that, they made up their own minds and they’re both proud Evangelical Conservatives.

              Liked by 1 person

          • maiingankwe says:

            Kaco, I believe I am doing the same. It’s why it will be awhile before I get into the globalists, but if she asks me an honest question, I need to answer her honestly and within reason.

            I forgot to mention she asked what CNN stood for. I laughed and said, Clintons Comunist Network. I quickly said just kidding. I honestly couldn’t think of what it stood for except a number of the names we’ve given them. It wasn’t good when she first thought I was serious, but I told her it was a way to relieve some of our frustration, and no, it was not what it stood for even though I couldn’t think of their name for the life of me.

            She’s a good kid for the most part, and likes to think things through before she comes back with more questions. I enjoy watching her young mind tick. It tells me she is learning to think for herself, which is my goal.

            All of our children need the red pill to survive and flourish in our world. I’m happy to hear you teach your boys within reason. They will grow up to be fine young men.

            Liked by 2 people

        • A.D. Everard says:

          Your daughter sounds truly Ace. You sound like a pretty fantastic parent too. Kids are a lot smarter than people give them credit for, but seeing them making good solid assessment based on facts and not propaganda, seeing them stand tall – that’s the best.

          Liked by 1 person

  4. seabrznsun says:

    Time for the able and wise to roll-up their sleeves and get ready to get to work. Our President needs us. Needs us to Make America Great Again.

    Liked by 13 people

  5. chasingfactsblog says:

    Looking at Kevin Brady statement 1-30-17 from Ways and Means Committee:

    “And so we are proposing something very simple and it is this: if your product or service is consumed in the U.S. it is taxed at the equal rate of 20 percent. So whether it is from a foreign country or made in America, whether it is from a foreign company or an American company, it will be taxed exactly the same.”

    How does this policy help the American labor pool compete with foreign slave labor…
    How does this help small business in America?

    Liked by 4 people

    • John Galt says:

      That’s the RINO – Globalist tax plan.

      Liked by 7 people

    • missmarple2 says:

      I think we are denying a tax advantage to overseas companies. However, it’s 4:40 AM and I have only had one cup of coffee, so I could be wrong. I need a diagram or something.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Howie says:

        Tax shipping containers upon entry. That is how they do it. A per container landing fee would work. Simple…EZ.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Kevin says:

          I have been working in the international shipping industry for almost 20 years and the rate level now is double what it was last year at this time and based on the forecast it will go up another 10-20% before end of summer. Hopefully with this we will see more interest in buying/manufacturing domestically.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Aparition42 says:

          The fact of the matter is, only end consumers pay taxes. It’s all rolled into the cost of the product at the check-out. That being said, increasing the check-out price of foreign products with respect to American products advantages our local producers, and after a period of rebuilding all we’ve lost over the last few decades, locally produced goods will come down in price relative to foreign competition because we don’t have to pay all the international shipping costs.

          Still, if you really want to advantage America first, it would be better to place an across the board sales tax for all goods and services so that anyone living here regardless of legal status, citizenship, or what-have-you will have to pay taxes. THEN, the important part, you place the tariffs on MONEY leaving the country. Tax all wire transfers to foreign banks and individuals. THAT’S how you REALLY hurt the leeches on our economy without hurting American citizens by passing the cost of the tax down to end consumers at the check-out. If a foreigner wants to come here and work under-the-table so that they can charge less for their labor than a legal employee, and then send the money back home, we should take enough of that money to ensure that the financial motivation for remaining here illegally evaporates.

          Liked by 1 person

    • bertdilbert says:

      Regulations and employer taxes, minimum wage, workers comp and all things required by government have to be equal in order to claim taxed the same. When government comes up with something you have to comply with, it is the same as a tax.

      Ultimately, a large portion of the work force will be replaced/lessened by machines. So the labor cost will be less of a factor going forward.

      Liked by 1 person

    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      This sounds great, but it amounts to a stealth imposition of a value added tax in Amrrica. My proposal would be: whatever tax break the country of origin gives to an import is added back by the U.S. No need to involve us in any further domestic taxation.

      Liked by 1 person

      • booger71 says:

        I followed the links and read all the proposals, it doesn’t seem “stealth” to me, it seems fairly open

        Liked by 1 person

      • bertdilbert says:

        It is kind of like a value added tax on foreign made products. How exactly did you think Trump was going to bring jobs back to the US? People are motivated by price and since people will not buy US voluntarily, the government must step in and make it so.

        If you voted for Trump, this is what you voted for whether you realized it or not. Yes, it is inflationary but it was deflationary when we exported the jobs to cheap labor. When you reverse the process the inflation comes back. Sundance somewhat outlines this with his cost history chart.

        You may not like it, but you have to start with our current path was unsustainable. Trump found a solution to the problem.

        Liked by 6 people

        • Aparition42 says:

          Well said. That unavoidable fact is that there must be pain. The political class cares only about elections, so both sides of the uniparty have been lying for decades to the people by claiming that it’s possible to have our cheap foreign products cake and eat our highly paid labor force too. The two are mutually exclusive. It is asinine to suggest that it’s possible to increase the cost of labor and simultaneously decrease the cost of goods and services, yet that is exactly what millions of Americans are demanding the government make happen.

          Still, I do wish they would adopt the more open and honest sales tax approach. All taxes are eventually paid by the end consumer. Even your social security and income taxes have to be paid out of the price of the goods or services you help provide. At least with an across the board sales tax, no one who does business in our country gets out of it, and we could lower the cost of government by eliminating the vast majority of the IRS.

          Even better would be to do away with the concept of minimum wage and let labor markets normalize. Yes that would mean lower paying jobs, but the upshot is lower cost goods and services and vastly improved labor force participation. As it stands, the lie that we have a fiat currency masks the massive problems caused by trying to apply command and control economic policies to a hard currency that is based on the legally mandated cost of the asset that is one hour of unskilled labor.


    • booger71 says:

      Currently, the U.S does not impose a tax on goods and services consumed in the U.S but produced elsewhere, but China and most of the countries that import American products do. They add a “border adjustment tax” making “made in the U.,S.” less competitive. The new tax code that President Trump is proposing would add a border adjustment tax to all goods and services produced abroad, but consumed in the U.S. That would take out the incentive for predominately American companies to move production overseas and sell back to the U.S because it would add back a tax at the border.

      “The House GOP tax reform blueprint finally ends the ‘Made in America’ tax. By border adjusting our taxes like our foreign competitors do, we level the playing field. For the first time in U.S. history, foreign imports and American-made products and services will be taxed at exactly the same rate here in America. No more tax advantages for foreign products or services. No more incentives for U.S. companies to move overseas. Everything taxed at exactly the same rate in the U.S. — what can be more fair?”

      Liked by 5 people

      • WSB says:

        His tax is attempting to gut the flexibility that bilateral trade agreements could provide. Creates a bloated VAT. Trump has warned against this, as Congress always screws the legislation up with unintended consequences.

        Liked by 2 people

        • smiley says:

          “..either get with the program or go…”

          makes a lot of cents 🙂

          Liked by 4 people

        • booger71 says:

          It seems President Trump was talking about a border adjustment tax just the other day…which is all this is

          Liked by 1 person

          • SharonKinDC says:

            A couple weeks ago, he said it wasn’t too exciting b/c it ALWAYS ends up more ‘complicated’.

            The big problem is WTO does not count in VAT/Border adj taxes when considering the WTO rules. We don’t have one, almost everyone else does, so we’re screwed. France, as might be expected was the one who really insisted on the rule. (to their benefit)

            Trump also appeared to soften a bit toward it. IMO, moving parts, he’s trying to come up w/ the best plan… For example, if they want the border tax thing, demand a 15% US corp tax rate.

            Brady is trying to pass off that ‘better way’ BS… SO if Trump has to settle for the border tax, I want the US corp tax rate no higher than 15% so it’s more of a no brainer to produce in the US.

            Liked by 1 person

          • WSB says:

            He has been skeptical due the incompetency of the Congress. He was probably being nice.

            Liked by 1 person

        • jdvalk says:

          Yep, and TPP was going to be the worst of it, complete with an unaccountable corporate court and set of laws superseding national sovereignty. (Though I’d chalk that up to an intended consequence.)

          Liked by 2 people

    • PreNanny says:

      I am confused what does that have to do with the cutting regulations EO TRUMP signed?


    • Paul Killinger says:

      It doesn’t, except by cutting corporate income taxes almost in half, which makes our nation more competitive in retaining and adding new jobs.

      It also doesn’t negatively impact President Trump’s ability to enact tariffs on imports from countries like China, Mexico and Germany, which will create millions more US jobs over time.


    • Marc says:

      That’s some Lyin Paul Ryan crap right there. Swamp dwellers will shill for it constantly for the next few weeks.


    • A lot of small businesses are not international. The workers at American manufacturers, big or small, are normally more productive than workers in other countries, so can compete easily if the rest of the playing field is level.


  6. LP says:

    The President is cutting regulations in a smart way. It is not willy-nilly for the sake of cutting, but for what works for America First.

    These small business folks who have heard the President in person, and that is important, know that he has their six.

    May the message be spread throughout the land and the folks know, that MAGA is coming true.

    Liked by 9 people

    • PreNanny says:

      At this point no regulations have been cut, consider this EO a roadblock to the ever expanding tyrannical Federal government, a death knell. The knives are being sharpened up and down the strop for the big beautiful cutting. There is nothing in this EO that requires a new regulation to cut existing regulations.

      Liked by 3 people

  7. Please Mr. President, too much winning. We can’t take more .
    Love ya Mr. P

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Tard says:

    But my wonderful state, WA, still has their hoops through which to jump, that’s never going away.

    Liked by 3 people

    • True- but we can vote with our feet.

      Liked by 1 person

    • PreNanny says:

      Each State will have to decide if they want to raise/expand confiscatory taxes ( oddly some call this revenue ) to fund what the Federal government will no longer and NEVER should have.
      Also I expect to see in a TRUMP admin the end of unfunded mandates, which has been the conduit for the bulk of the regulations that need cutting.
      It is going to be very interesting to see how each State responds.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Game on. Interstate competition is about to begin for manufacturing plants and jobs. Winners and losers will be perfectly clear by the end of this year.

        Liked by 2 people

        • PreNanny says:

          Right on as well as quality of life issues. POTUS TRUMP will restore individual property rights by amongst other things putting the Clean air and Water acts back in the boxes they were intended for. I would also like to see the IBC eliminated, building codes are a local issue not nationwide and sure as hell not worldwide.
          States will not be allowed to hide under the Federal government skirts any longer.

          Liked by 3 people

    • deanbrh says:

      It’s just so pitiful that a state as gorgeous as WA is over-run with strangers like the young couple who walked into our vacation rental in the middle of the night, seeking bed and breakfast for free, and EXPECTING we would welcome them or, at the least, drive them to where they could get free bed and breakfast. Fortunately they were stoned enough to seem relatively harmless, but in CA, we might have shot first and asked questions later.


      • Dekester says:

        Our B.C. Is very similar to Washington State. We are over run with nut bars.

        The Gulf Islands, like your San Juans are the worst.

        However. We have been awakened, and It is likely that the genie will not be easily put back in the bottle.

        Liked by 2 people

  9. james23 says:

    This was a great event and announcement! I hope Small Business owners got the message, because the Enemedia was too busy crying about rapefugees.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. KBR says:

    It strikes me that the enemamedia who went nuts re: russkies were so busy covering what was basically a no-results-event of paid protestors they missed the putin-pres talks. Perhaps as designed.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Howie says:

    A massacre a day keeps the commie libs away. Can’t wait for the Tuesday Night Massacre.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. C-Low says:

    Deregulation as i like to call un-tying the American hands will be the most important factor in the economic growth we are going to see. The liberals have crushed the US economic model through overburden regulation that kills entrepreneurship in gestation, steels the limited time of small business with nonproductive BS, and makes a tool for big corporations to limit competition, crush/strangle up comers.

    If Trump did nothing else but that 75% regulation cut, in my view he will be the best best president of my lifetime by far. Yes MORE WINNING YES.

    I have said for years that God loves America and at some point he will send a leader because that is all we really need is a real leader, I dare to say I am really starting to believe Trump is that.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Stringy theory says:

    Who knew the Trump train would be a bullet train.

    Liked by 6 people

  14. dumbplumber says:

    Yeah, I paid for a ticket on the Trump train. Now I’m enjoying the view.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. W says:

    An interesting & well-received development!


  16. MIKE says:

    Two regulations off the books for every new regulation going on the books.
    great and simple strategy. I’d love to see 3:1 reduction ratio.
    Go President Trump, MAGA

    Liked by 2 people

    • PreNanny says:

      Again, friendly reminder it does not require a new regulation to be written to eliminate old ones. The uniparty thought they were so clever by enacting legislation that contained paragraph after paragraph of eg: To be decided by the Secretary.
      While congress does not read the bills they passed POTUS TRUMP et al do 😉
      The ratio will be much higher than your 3:1 wait and see.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Barbara Willams says:

    Obama, be ashamed. We have been under eight years of oppression. Freedom looks good.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Joshua says:

      What about golf…and state dinners. ..and family vacations. ..and Hollywood folks visits?


    • svenwg says:

      I heard that Obozzo is back and is planning to make the US ungovernable under President Trump. I hope President Trump lets him start his agitation and the has his rear end thrown into jail on a Conspiracy to Overthrow the Government of the United States of America. Ozero will go down as the one and only ex-POTUS to be put up against a wall for what amounts to Treason.


  18. kinthenorthwest says:

    I have not heard one of the people come out of these meetings negative.
    Trump is working for improving America and life for Americans
    Why are they boycotting the confirmations.
    Brought over from Presidential Open Thread.
    Dems boycott confirmation votes for Trump nominees
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to attend a committee vote on two
    of President Trump’s more controversial nominees, effectively delaying
    their consideration.
    Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee
    boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s pick to head
    the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his
    selection to head the Treasury Department. The pair had been among some
    of the more contentious selections to join Trump’s Cabinet.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. ediegrey says:

    Wonderful! President Trump continues to amaze and impress me. He truly is a gift from God, in my opinion, and he is making America great again. So proud of these people, so proud of Americans.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Scott says:

    Just think of all of the exploding Leftist head that would occur if Putin follows Trump’s lead and starts to reduce regulations over there.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. Atomic Betty says:

    Hold on, Trump isn’t supposed to care about women. Why are all those women there? I don’t see any sammiches. /s


  22. Watching President Trump go from meeting to meeting through the day is like watching a White House in a new country.
    Barry obama never did a lick of work in 8 painful years.
    Bush 43, maybe, but got so tired of listening to Dick Cheney, trying to put us all to sleep.
    And Bush 43 with that noun knuclear power, couldn’t stand that.
    Clinton of course was like John Belushi in Animal HOuse.
    Last time I saw anything like this was the first Reagan Term, jelly beans on the conference table.

    But the speed that Trump works at has all memories beat.
    If Dems would just stop obstructing, please.


    Liked by 2 people

  23. snaggletooths says:

    He also had a meeting with Big Pharma today do not remember any President working with Big Pharma to bring lower costs to the consumers.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. fred5678 says:

    In 1950’s only France had a VAT, and they asked GATT/WTO that the VAT be EXEMPTED from trade equalization treaties because it was “too complicated” to factor in. Now about 140 countries have a VAT and they all have a Yuge advantage over us on exports versus imports. We need a strong deal maker (any suggestions??) to get the EXEMPTION for considering VAT during trade treaties to be removed.

    Read this:

    “…estimated this disadvantage to US producers and service providers to be $518 billion in 2008 alone…”


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