Despite agricultural upheaval, industrial weakness and a months long manufacturing recession – which are being felt particularly acutely in some of 2016’s most pro-Trump counties – the president has yet to see much erosion in support from groups that overwhelmingly backed him three years ago.
President Donald Trump boasts that a robust economy will protect him from impeachment and ensure his re-election, but it’s an argument resting on a shaky foundation.
Billionaires paid less in taxes than the working class last year for the first time in U.S. history, a study found.
Recent economic gains by lower-income workers who have found jobs and benefited from minimum-wage increases in many states haven’t made up for the long-running trend of the wealthy seeing far larger income growth than middle- or lower-income earners.
Under the Trump administration, the economic rules have been rewritten to enrich wealthy donors and politicians and to hurt working- and middle-class families.
Republican boasts about their new law have belly flopped, nonpartisan researchers conclude.
Forty, fifty or even sixty years ago, mention the phrase “working class” and most folks understood that to mean “blue collar” laborers such as a machinist, waitress, plumber, cop, production line worker, or housekeeper.
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This interactive timeline includes all actions taken by the 116th Congress on Social Security, Medicare, ACA, and Medicaid.
The movement in Washington to gut our most crucial social insurance programs – not only Social Security and Medicare, but Medicaid, too – amounts to nothing less than a war on the working class: people at all levels of income and employment who are counting on retirement income and health security.
GOP talks of of targeting our earned benefits and health care in 2019.
From the pages of his own book to the public statements made by President Trump and members of his campaign or administration, theirs is ample evidence that this administration poses a great threat to the future of the earned benefits and other tax payer funded programs that keep workers, seniors, the disabled and their families financially stable.
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