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West Wing Reads for 9/13/17

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Each day we round up the best stories the West Wing is reading and share them with you.

West Wing Reads

"Trump'S Bipartisan Politics only surprising because of obama"

- Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Michael Goodwin of the New York Post writes that President Trump’s recent decision to reach a bipartisan deal with Democratic leaders “is good for the nation,” saying it marks a welcome departure from the last eight years of partisan posturing in the executive branch. Much like President Ronald Reagan, Trump’s bipartisan efforts have the potential to make him a part of history’s "most successful presidents achieving big legislative victories with votes from both parties.” Goodwin concludes by saying while there is no guarantee for success, “history consistently rewards those presidents whose leadership produces results that reflect a broad consent of the governed.” 
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On tax reform, the Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio reports GOP lawmakers should expect to see a tax reform plan sometime during the week of September 25th. According to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), “there is going to be an outline that is released that reflects the consensus of the tax writing committees and the administration.”

On the issue of narcotics, in The Baltimore Sun, former Governor of Maryland Bob Ehrlich and policy consultant Jim Pettit write that “President Donald Trump has correctly identified the opioid crisis as a national emergency,” also mentioning the work of HHS Secretary Price and the White House Opioid Commission.

In economic news, Washington Times columnist Jennifer Harper reports on recent Gallup polling which shows that “two-thirds of the public now says their living circumstances are getting better, 80 percent of the nation say they are ‘satisfied’ with their current standard of living, and the…’well-being index’ now stands at 54, a record high.”

Regarding Obamacare, the Investor’s Business Daily editorial board writes that newly released census data shows that “ObamaCare is driving middle-class families — who face the full brunt of ObamaCare’s annual double-digit premium hikes — out of the insurance market,” with the data indicating “that the number of people buying insurance on their own fell slightly.”