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The President & the Executive Branch Discuss Donald Trumpís presidency is going to be a disaster for the white working class at the Political Forums; http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi...-working-class Some tried to tell us, but would we listen? The white working class turned out, and they struck back. ...

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Default Donald Trumpís presidency is going to be a disaster for the white working class

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Some tried to tell us, but would we listen?



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The white working class turned out, and they struck back.

The morning after, that already appears to be the dominant media narrative coming out of the 2016 presidential election. Sure, the black and Latino voters that Hillary Clinton was counting on to deliver her to victory were there ó but white turnout was up, and especially among white people without college degrees, there was a major swing to Trump.

Thereís already furious debate about why this is, and how it jibes with data suggesting that Trump supporters are richer, not poorer, than average. But letís not lose sight of something very important: Donald Trumpís presidency is going to be an absolute disaster for the white working class, the white poor, and every other economically struggling person in America. The people the media is crediting with Trumpís win have a tremendous amount to lose.

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Lower-income whites are not going to suffer from Trumpís restrictions on Muslims traveling, or from his mass deportations, or from his cavalier attitude toward police brutality. But Trump has promised an economic agenda that will increase the ranks of the uninsured by tens of millions, that will eliminate crucial safety net programs for low- and moderate-income Americans, that could start a trade war that drives up prices and devastates the economy, and that will put in place a tax code that exacerbates inequality and leaves many families with children worse off.
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That affects all Americans ó and with Republicans retaining control over the House and Senate, it stands a very good chance of passing.
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For the past decade, Paul Ryan has languished either in the House minority or under a Democratic president, putting together extreme proposals for completely overhauling the safety net. Medicare would be voucherized ó either with or without the option for beneficiaries to keep the traditional program. He offered one of the most extreme Social Security privatization proposals of the 2005-í06 debate on the issue.

But the worst is saved for means-tested programs, in particular Medicaid and food stamps. He would move fast to ďblock-grantĒ food stamps and Medicaid, transforming them from guarantees of food and medical care for the nationís poorest people into a slush fund for states. This approach was devastating during welfare reform, and itís impossible to imagine a way this would happen that wouldnít exacerbate extreme poverty and hunger. After the end of welfare, food stamps were the last cash-like benefit upon which people without earnings could rely. Ryan will put an end to that.

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And then heíd cut all these programs for good measure. Sixty-nine percent of the cuts in his last budget came from programs for people with low or moderate incomes, including $137 billion over 10 years from food stamps (now the block grant), up to $125 billion from Pell Grants, and another $150 billion or more from other low-income programs like Supplemental Security Income and the earned income tax credit. Medicaid would be cut by more than a quarter through the block grant. Ryan has sometimes trolled journalists by claiming to support boosting the EITC, only to propose paying for it by cutting other programs for the poor.

These are changes that will dramatically decrease insurance coverage among the poor, increase hunger, and greatly exacerbate poverty in its most extreme form. And while Trump has expressed wariness of tampering with Medicare or Social Security, he has expressed no such hesitation about Ryanís proposed cuts to programs for the poor.
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The Ryan budget has become the key economic agenda of the Republican Party over the past six years. By now it wields substantial, likely majority, support in both houses of Congress, even if Ryan himself does not survive as speaker. And itís hard to imagine Trump using a veto to prevent these kinds of reforms and cuts from becoming law.

As a result, Trump will likely oversee the most vicious cuts to programs for poor and medium-income people of any president since Reagan ó and could very well go further than Reagan did. The result will almost certainly be a massive increase in uninsurance for the lower-income working people currently covered by Medicaid, an increase in poverty and hunger for the working poor on food stamps, and a large increase in extreme poverty.
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https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/858...emepoverty.png

This is a chart of extreme poverty ó the share of people living on less than $2 a day in cash income ó from 1996 to 2011. It was put together by the University of Michigan's Luke Shaefer and Johns Hopkins's Kathryn Edin, America's leading researchers on extreme poverty. The gap you see between the solid and the dotted black lines is the difference between the extreme poverty rate not counting food stamps and the rate counting food stamps. Roughly 2.1 percent of households with children in 2011 were kept afloat, barely out of the $2-a-day range, if you count food stamps. That's a little under 800,000 families, representing millions of children.

Paul Ryanís plan will, with the signature of Donald Trumpís pen, deny them the one thing keeping them from completely unmitigated extreme poverty.
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Trump will rob at least 20 million people of their health insurance

Trump’s trade war will cost Americans jobs and raise prices substantially

He’ll dramatically cut taxes for the rich, raise them for many middle-class people, and increase inequality

conservative estimates are that that 25 million individuals and 15 million children would see their taxes go up under Trump’s plan

A single parent with $75,000 in earnings, two children in school, and no child care costs (because the kids are in school) would pay $2,440 more.

A single parent with $50,000 in earnings, three children in school, and child care costs of less than $6,000 would pay $1,188 more.

A married couple with $50,000 in earnings, two kids in school, and no child care costs would pay $150 more because of the bottom bracket's increase from 10 to 12 percent.

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These tax cuts will have to be paid for somehow — probably through cuts that hurt the working class
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VOX?

Partisan hacks for sure.

They are part of the enemy media, against anything that is not liberal, and certainly against Trump.

This is just wishful thinking as it was in fact the white working class who ditched the left and went Republican as they watch their part of the country forgotten about by the left. The Democrats some how got the idea all you have to do is win NY and California, and a few cities, and the election is won. It was Hillary "turn" after all...

So this VOX writer is off his rocker if he thinks Donald Trump is going to be bad for White working class.. Those white folks effectively were pushed out of the Democratic party largely because they are white. According to the majority of left wingers, they are the problem, as according to them all white people are. Racists the writer probably is, and my bet is the writer is not white either. If the writer is white, I am truly speechless....

Identity politics is so familiar to us white people these days. Since the left has labeled us with all those names they have been calling us. Then they wonder why they got their azzes handed to them election day...

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The OP is simply an editorial diatribe castigating Trump for allegedly cutting the most desirable means of alleviating poverty, the welfare state, while ignoring the alternative of an improved economy offering opportunity to escape poverty by work. The prospect of more people working and earning their own money terrifies the Vox Leftists because these newly empowered workers because they are more likely to resent the welfare state than support its expansion.

What the radical Leftists like Vox refuse to recognize is that working-class whites like the greater portion of the minority voters compared to Romney that voted Trump find opportunity more attractive than welfare. Despite the feAR mongering and racism of the Left the government cheese still doesn't smell all that good.
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