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What NC Families Should Watch For In Our New President

Today, our nation is inaugurating the 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump. The 70-year-old President Trump, along with his vice president, Michael Pence, will be sworn in at the United States Capitol this morning around 11:30. They, along with their families will then ride in a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Celebratory Inaugural Balls are scheduled for this evening. An interfaith prayer service will be held on Saturday at Washington’s National Cathedral.

Trump campaigned with the slogan “Make America Great Again” and has outlined an action plan for his first 100 days in the Oval Office called a Contract with the American Voter. A few agenda items North Carolina families might watch for are:

  • Selection of a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, which could have an impact on issues like the sanctity of human life and religious liberty;
  • Plans to simplify the federal tax structure, which Trump refers to as the Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act;
  • Action on school choice, which Trump has vowed to expand;
  • Creation of tax-free savings accounts for the elderly and child care with matching contributions for low-income families (Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act), and;
  • What Trump calls the Restoring Community Safety Act, designed to reduce “crime, drugs and violence.”

On 2016 General Election Day, the state of North Carolina went for Trump by just under 50 percent of the state’s vote, and Hillary Clinton receiving just over 46 percent of the vote, with 76 of 100 NC counties endorsing Trump.


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