The number one topic over the weekend when people talked about the historic inauguration of Donald J. Trump was what to expect in the first 100 days of his administration.
On Saturday, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, talked with the Daily Times from Washington where he had attended the festivities and Husted said Trump now has to deliver.
“The Republicans have the House (of Representatives) and the Denate and the presidency, and they need to deliver to those people that have been Donald Trump supporters during the election, who have been left behind in this economy, and come up with things like an infrastructure plan that creates jobs and helps to improve the infrastructure of this country so we can be globally competitive.” Husted said. “Those are the things they cannot delay on. Those are things that can be done immediately.”
On Friday, House Republicans passed of a measure that kicked off the process of dissolving Obamacare, though there remains concern that there is no replacement in place. Can replacing Obamacare be done in the first 100 days?
“It took six years and they still haven’t implemented all of Obamacare six years later,”Husted said. “So you can’t expect that they’re going to implement and agree to a health care policy in the first 100 days, and frankly I don’t want them to. I want them to get it right. I don’t want them to delay, but I do want them to make sure they get it right.”
Is it possible to come up with a single plan everyone can work with?
“I think that there are a lot of different plans,” Husted said. “The challenge is how you shift away from Obamacare, which ultimately failed because you can’t pay for it and it doesn’t take into account the healthcare marketplace.”
Husted said another challenge is to cover everyone and to be able to afford it.
“I think Trump has some ideas. I think Paul Ryan has some ideas, Rand Paul has some ideas,” Husted said. “But I don’t think they have yet assembled them into a single plan.”