The Trump Administration Might Squander Its First Year

The Trump Administration Might Squander Its First Year
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the initial goal of completing tax reform before the August congressional recess is no longer feasible because of the delay in getting health-care reform completed. But that's an excuse, not an explanation. The truth is that the administration is spending significant time during its first months in office figuring out what its real agenda is, including how to get that agenda through Congress, instead of trying to actually pass something. The risk is now very real that the first year of this presidency will come and go with little to show for it in terms of significant legislative changes.

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