Fear the GOP Congress as much as Donald Trump

What does a Republican Party in total control of government have in store? Here are some of the highlights.

In case you weren't horrified enough about the prospect of Donald Trump becoming the most powerful human being on planet Earth, it's time to think in some very concrete terms about what January will bring. Much of the danger of a Trump presidency comes from its uncertainty — there's just no way to know what someone like Trump might do, particularly in areas like foreign policy where he has a relatively free hand. But when it comes to the substantive policy changes that require legislation, there's no mystery at all.

The most important thing to understand about Trump when it comes to policy is that he just doesn't care. Having gone through the last year and a half, no one can seriously doubt that. He isn't going to be staying up nights poring over the details of changes to Medicare's payment system or new rules for hazardous waste disposal. He just wants to know, is it great? And winning? Then do it.

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