By Aimee Pontier, Editor
“… preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Hillary Clinton says, as her supporters cheer.
It’s January 20, 2017 — a day that millions of Americans have dreaded. Hillary Clinton has just taken her oath of office, and her term as 45th president of the United States of America has begun.
The first 100 days of a presidential term set the tone for a commander and chief’s entire presidency.
So what would Clinton’s first 100 days look like? In a word, frightening.
#1: Washington, D.C. will be filled with “Clinton Cronies”
It’s a common charge for the Clintons — where they go, their cronies follow. Within his first 100 days, Bill Clinton began working on the first of many scandals for his administration: Travelgate.
He fired seven employees of the White House travel office within his first months in office, and replaced them with friends. And it’s rumored that Hillary Clinton was the mastermind behind the firings.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Independent Counsel Robert W. Ray who was investigating the scandal reported, “There is ‘substantial evidence’ that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton lied under oath in denying that she played a role in the 1993 White House travel office firings.”
It’s safe to assume that she would follow in her own footsteps and begin filling just about every important government position in Washington, D.C. with Clinton cronies.
#2: Reorganized Justice System
Clinton will face a highly publicized decision in her first 100 days — filling the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat.
One thing is for certain – President Clinton will be pushing a liberal justice onto the court, and it will secure the Supreme Court an all-important five-vote liberal majority.
In less than 100 days, we’ll see the beginning of a completely transformed American justice system.
#3: Attack on gun rights
If Clinton has her way, we’ll be kissing the Second Amendment as we know it goodbye.
According to The Washington Post, Clinton plans to use executive action to further Obama’s efforts at implementing stricter gun laws and expanding background checks.
#4: Trillions in increased spending
Clinton’s changes will be felt in taxpayer wallets. At 100 days in, she’ll already be rolling out plans to send national spending skyrocketing.
President Bill Clinton passed his $1.5 trillion budget outline through Congress very early on in his presidency, a task made much easier due to the Democrat-controlled Congress. Obama also saw massive spending hikes during his first days in office — largely focused on passing his stimulus package through Congress.
Expect more of the same from Hillary Clinton, who has already promised over $1 trillion dollars in new spending. Of that, Clinton has vowed at least $275 billion in new spending — an infrastructure pet project of hers — within the first 100 days of her term.
“With Hillary Clinton’s spending binge already at a trillion dollars and counting, it’s clear she wants to treat all Americans’ tax dollars like every day is Black Friday with no plan to pay the bill,” Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short said in a statement recently.
But this trillion in new spending is only the beginning of the new sky-high national debt spike under President Hillary Clinton.
#5: Radical immigration reform
In addition to her infrastructure plan, Clinton has announced tackling illegal immigration will be at the top of her presidential to-do-list – and it’s going to cost taxpayers big time.
NBC reported, “If elected, the former secretary of state has promised to build on President Obama’s executive actions and introduce comprehensive immigration reform during her first 100 days in office.”
Expanding Obama’s executive actions could include granting work permits and access to federal benefits to millions of illegal immigrants – or even blanket amnesty for illegals.
That would cost tax payers $6.3 trillion dollars, according to a report from the Heritage Foundation. If that staggering bill is added to the over $1 trillion in promised federal dollars, it would be a record increase for any president.
That’s not all from Clinton. She also wants to expand refugee resettlement, allowing at least 105,000 Muslim refugees across our borders annually — and would likely move quickly on the issue.
If the flood of illegal immigrants and controversial refugees didn’t jeopardize American jobs enough, Clinton will make sure there’s little work left for anyone by pushing the Trans Pacific Partnership.
#6: Destroyed American job market
Your job and retirement may also be on the line with a Clinton presidency.
Within his first year in office, Bill Clinton ratified NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Critics have called NAFTA a jobs disaster — Economic Institute economist Robert Scott concluded in a 2011 report that an estimated 682,900 U.S. jobs were “lost or displaced” because of the resulting trade deficit.
But critics warn that would be minor to the effects of a Hillary Clinton-backed Trans Pacific Partnership deal. The job-killing trade deal, which she supported as Secretary of State and was finalized by the Obama administration in 2015, would be ready to be signed into law quickly in the Clinton presidency.
Clinton described the deal previously as “the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field.”
But many people disagree.
Time predicts the outcome of the deal as, “corporations … win at every turn at the expense of working people.” Steelworker President Leo Gerard said, “TPP may be the final blow to manufacturing in America.”
If Clinton is elected, she will have the power to disarm Americans, remake our Supreme Court, fill our capitol with Clinton cronies, effectively dissolve U.S. borders, destroy American jobs, and send our national debt to dizzying heights.
And that’s just the first 100 days…
— Aimee Pontier is an editor for The Horn News.