100 Days of Trump
Donald J. Trump has been president of the United States for 100 days. During that time, he has failed to deliver on the promises he made to the American people. On important items like healthcare, staffing his administration, the budget, and tax reform he’s proven time and time again that he and his administration serve special interests and not the American people. His regressive policies have not improved the lives of working Americans – in fact, his decisions have made things worse.
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On healthcare, Mr. Trump promised it would be “far less expensive”. He promised that his plan would provide “insurance for everybody” and would increase the quality of care. The exact opposite is true. TrumpCare would result in 24 million more uninsured Americans. Out-of-pocket costs including premiums, deductibles, and copays would increase significantly under TrumpCare.
On serving special interests instead of the American people, Mr. Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” In fact, in his first 100 days, he has again done exactly the opposite. He has filled his administration with Washington insiders, issued waivers to sidestep his five year lobbying ban, and continues to refuse to release the White House visitors’ logs. The American people deserve to know with whom the president and his administration are conducting business, but Mr. Trump clearly disagrees.
On the budget, Mr. Trump promised to make life better for all Americans. But his budget blueprint proves just the opposite. Mr. Trump’s budget seeks to slash funding for lifesaving medical research, zero out funding to help low income families secure affordable housing, and even eviscerates the Meals on Wheels program on which tens of thousands of North Carolina seniors depend.
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Building on his record of broken promises and working for special interests, it’s no surprise Mr. Trump’s tax plan would hurt working families and disproportionately benefit the wealthy and large corporations at the expense of middle class Americans. We cannot afford a tax plan that hands multi-billion dollar tax breaks to the super rich while middle class Americans are forced to shoulder the burden of paying for it.
North Carolinians and the American people deserve a government that will work to support everyone – not just the special interests and those at the top. We deserve and demand nothing less.