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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:37 AM

Trump's Brutal Policies Target the Most Vulnerable Americans

The administration is using the pretense of fiscal responsibility to slash programs for the poor and people of color.
By Katrina vanden HeuvelTwitter YESTERDAY 10:40 AM

We tend to associate the word “brutality” with physical violence, especially violence at the hands of the state. It calls to mind police shootings, torture, and war. But there is another form of brutality that is less apparent to the naked eye—the brutality of policy.

In recent weeks, the Trump administration has announced policy proposals that appear to serve little purpose other than cruelty. For example, the Labor Department is apparently planning to roll back child-labor protections that limit the hours that teenagers can spend performing dangerous jobs, such as operating chain saws and trash compactors. The agency risibly described its proposal as an effort to “launch more family-sustaining careers by removing current regulatory restrictions” in a summary of the draft regulation obtained by Bloomberg Law. Worker and child-labor advocates, however, credit the rules with significant reductions in the number of teenagers who are injured or killed.

After blowing up the deficit with tax cuts for corporations and the rich, the White House is now using the pretense of fiscal responsibility to ask Congress to cut $15 billion in approved spending, including some $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-brutal-policies-target-the-most-vulnerable-americans/

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workinclasszero May 2018 OP
Iliyah May 2018 #1
workinclasszero May 2018 #4
ProudMNDemocrat May 2018 #2
workinclasszero May 2018 #3
beachbum bob May 2018 #5

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:43 AM

1. Well yeah. It's obvious to the reality base.

Prices across the nation is steadily rising and the quality is steadily subsiding, and yet, the "fake" and "illegal" government, through it's propaganaga outlets and corporation media with the help of the Repulican party and foregn countries have lied otherwise.


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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:02 AM

4. Gas alone is going through the roof!

2.74 a gallon at the closest GS where I live. Damn!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:50 AM

2. The Trump base will eventually wake up ......



from their transcendental sleep and smell the coffee that their leader LIED to them, BIGLY! That they will be the ones to see programs that help them, slashed. Their Grandparents thrown out of the Nursing Homes because Trump's rich buddies had to have their Tax Cuts. That their trips to Walmart keep going up. That the gas they put into their trucks eats up more of their Booze and Cigarette budgets. That even cheap beer is no longer cheap.

Reality will hit the Trump base and it will not be pretty.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:58 AM

3. Yes they will awake

when Trump's anti poor policies hit them between the eyes like a 2x4.

HTF did anyone ever think a born rich crooked con man mob boss like Dump would EVER do ANYTHING to help the working class is beyond me!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:20 AM

5. we are just peasants to the elitist that trump is and represents and we know what peasants do

when we all have had enough?

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