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West Wing Reads August 9, 2017

“Trump Vows U.S. Will ‘Win’ Fight Against Opioid Crisis”

– Ali Vitali and Corky Siemaszko, NBC News
NBC News reports President Donald Trump vowed yesterday that “the U.S. would ‘win’ the battle against the heroin and opioid plague,” and promised to “protect innocent citizens from drug dealers that poison our communities.” The news organization noted, the President’s focus on the opioid crisis came on “the same day that it was revealed that officials in and around Cincinnati, Ohio reported treating some two dozen people for heroin overdoses over the weekend.” Nearly 35,000 people across the country died of heroin or opioid overdoses in 2015, NBC News said.
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In positive economic news, in The Hill, Heartland Institute fellow Peter Ferrara highlights the July jobs report and other recent positive economic indicators, saying “what we are seeing now under Trump are the stirrings of a real recovery from the 2007-2009 financial crisis, which never happened under Obama.” And US News & World Report gives a rundown of the Labor Department’s latest JOLTS report, which showed that “job openings roared to an all-time high in June,” with “nearly 6.2 million” job openings in the U.S. economy.

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In The Denver Post, Ball Corporation CEO John A. Hayes writes that tax reform is critical to keep American businesses competitive, saying “a pro-growth tax reform plan” with lower business rates, a “modern international tax system,” and lower income tax rates for all Americans “will position America for a future of strong economic growth.”

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After introducing merit-based immigration reform last week, Politico reports on a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll which shows that “voters support most elements of President Donald Trump’s proposal to scale back legal immigration to the United States and change criteria by which the U.S. admits immigrants.”

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Moreover, in USA Today, Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue write that by implementing a merit-based immigration system, the RAISE Act would enact changes that are “pro-worker, pro-growth and proven to work.”

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Source: Will County News

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