This article originally appeared on Fox News on July 23, 2020.
When Donald Trump talks about putting America First, he’s talking about making it easier for ordinary Americans to find a good job, receive a big raise or start a small business so they can provide a better life for themselves and their families.
There’s perhaps no better example of putting America First than the common-sense approach his administration has taken toward deregulation.
It’s good to keep in mind that the promise of deregulation is in great part what caused the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Small Business Optimism Index to surge following President Trump’s election and in the wake of the Obama era’s regulatory tsunami.
That optimism helped create the strongest labor market in modern history prior to the virus hitting our shores and it can do so again if we stay on that deregulatory path.
As the President expressed in his recent policy speech from the South Lawn of the White House, cutting unnecessary red tape is a key part of his Made in the USA mission to protect American workers, entrepreneurs and innovators. “We believe in the dignity of the individual and not the iron grip of the state,” the president stated, vowing to reduce the burden of government on American workers and businesses.
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