It’s the start of his first full week in office. Kind of interesting. Pulls out the TPP, and wants to renegotiate NAFTA, too. I support that move. Then does the usual Republican thing with abortions, which I wish would just stop. Enough political back and forth between the Right & Left on that. His plan to defund Planned Parenthood is a bad one. Not because of the actual funding issue, but the reasoning behind it. It’s not consistent or honest. Myself, I would prefer it if PP were completely privately funded but able to bill the .Gov just like other hospitals. It removes the political sword from their necks and gives them the autonomy they need, and should have, to operate with their best interests in mind. I say this as somebody who is pro choice but very much against abortion.
I’m none too happy on his picks for education or the FCC. His education pick has no damn clue about public education, though I am for charter schools. His pick to head the FCC has been in bed with cable and telecom so much that I’m pretty sure it’s their logos on his underwear. Tom Wheeler was a very welcome surprise but I don’t think we’ll find the same advocate in Ajit Pai.