All the eyes are now focused on what President Donald Trump would say during his speech to the bicameral congress. Some of the proposals of Trump were not welcomed even by the Republicans while some plans were well received by Democrats. It would be extremely difficult for the POTUS to satisfy both the sessions of the congress, despite what he says. It has been a month since the Trump White House was formed, but the President is criticized heavily for his executive orders.
In the upcoming years, Trump has to work with both the chambers of the Congress in order to get anything done. The speech gives an opportunity for Trump to communicate his views to the Congress and it would be a huge task to make the Congress understand what he really wants to accomplish during his presidency.
Trump’s recent budget proposal to increase funding for the military has upset the conservative people in the Congress. Cutting down domestic funding will make it impossible for the other departments to proceed with innovation. Traditional Republicans want to improve military strength, but they are not fond of restraining federal spending. Even the conservative Republicans may not offer their full support to Trump.
Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion to strengthen the infrastructure will be welcomed by the Democrats. In January, the Democratic Senators proposed their infrastructure plan hoping that Trump would adopt it. However, after Trump has become the President, the Democrats try in every possible way to hinder his plans.
Trump also has plans to introduce federal help for childcare to reduce the burden on the working population. It will be warmly welcomed by Democrats while the Republicans may not provide as much support. The House Republicans were requested by the White House administration to write off child care in the tax bills. Again, complete support from the Democrats may not be possible with this proposal.
The US-Mexico border wall will face the most opposition from the Congress. Even the House Republicans are not happy with Trump’s plan. Initially, Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall. The Mexican president denied paying anything for the wall. So, Trump has now said that the US will spend $25 billion which will be reimbursed by Mexico later through taxpayer funds. Will Hurd has commented that a wall on the US-Mexico border will be least effective and most expensive in preventing illegal immigration. Conservative hawks are not interested in investing $25 billion for a physical wall that will not serve its purpose.
Another proposal that doesn’t sit right with the Republicans is Trump’s views on Medicare and Social Security. Paul D. Ryan, the House Speaker has a strong opinion that these programs are not beneficial and they drain the resources. However, Trump wants to preserve these programs for the future generations. The complete repeal and replacement of Obamacare make the Republicans nervous because they don’t have a proper replacement plan. The repeal policy could easily kill the coverage for 20 million Americans and it could be politically expensive.