On Trump’s first day in office, he immediately signed two executive orders which made life harder for Americans in the middle class.
First, he cancelled a rate cut for middle-class home owners with mortgages. The rate cut would have saved millions of home owners hundreds of dollars a year on their payments.
Second, he signed another executive order which signaled his desire to destroy the Affordable Care Act, cutting vitally-needed health insurance for as many as 18 million Americans over the next few years, following Republican moves in Congress to do the same. This move, equated to tossing a bomb into the already fragile health insurance markets, would devastate millions of families, and essentially lead to the deaths of an unknown but sizable number of middle-class Americans—and the financial ruin of countless others.
Because, as he put it in his inaugural address, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.”
So as his first acts, he screwed over millions of middle-class and poor Americans so that Republicans could score some political victories, above all else denying President Obama his legacy of helping Americans.
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