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The First Order of Business: Screw the Middle Class

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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1 Comment

  1. Troy

    Speaking of economics, I’ve started reading Ryan Avent’s The Wealth of Humans at work; I’m about halfway through and it’s OK; kinda superficial, but what I consider honest/low-BS survey of where we are now and how we got here.

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