Three New Year’s Resolutions the Government Should Adopt

Congress and President Trump should use 2020 to craft more sane policies on trade, immigration, and the budget.

by Veronique de Rugy

Mark Twain once wrote “New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion.” I love this quote, which is unfortunately all too accurate. Yet, I can’t help but hope that as this new year begins, some in Congress and in the administration might find it worthwhile to follow a few resolutions that I offer below.

Resolution No. 1: Don’t apply new tariffs

Last year’s trade policy was chaotic. This was largely a result of President Donald Trump’s random announcements, often on Twitter, that he’d apply tariffs on goods coming into the country.

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