Sunday, December 18, 2016

Trump staffer looks forward with hope

 The author, Kay Coles James, is black and first outlines the disappointments since the 1960s and the war on poverty.

"Fortunately, a lot of new talent is coming to Washington, D.C. People with deep compassion, vast experience, and a willingness to put their lives on hold while they help America get back on track. I’ve met many of these people, and each time I do, I feel a renewed sense of optimism about our country’s future.

Like me, they are driven by a desire to eliminate poverty, create jobs, fix broken schools, improve our health, and heal our families. Their focus isn’t solely on the black community, but every policy that is good for all Americans has the potential to be especially positive for African-Americans because of how far we’ve fallen.

The stage has been set with new players and bold ideas. Their sleeves are rolled up and their purpose is clear." 

Ms. James is currently serving on President-elect Donald Trump's transition team as the co-chair of the Management and Budget teams and has served in both the federal government and Virginia government. She is also a trustee of The Heritage Foundation.

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