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Trump Has Now Broken Every One of His Economic Populist Promises

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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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nymag.com...


So Trump has failed the poor lower and middle-class people who voted for him in the rust belt that won him the election.





Donald Trump ran for president as an economic populist. This fact has been largely forgotten, buried by the flurry of bizarre and outrageous actions, and activists on both sides have had little reason to bring it up. Conservatives have pushed the administration to forget its unorthodox gestures and follow Paul Ryan’s lead. Progressives have emphasized the racist and sexist nature of Trump’s appeal. But Trump’s ability to distance himself from his party’s economic brand formed a decisive element of his appeal. Voters actually saw Trump as more moderate than any Republican presidential candidate since 1972. And he has violated every one of his promises.




Many of us predicted this, btw, in many threads and posts. We were right.

Broken promise number one:

He promised to negotiate with drug companies to lower drug prices




One of Donald Trump’s most well-received and attention-grabbing campaign promises was that he would allow the federal government to negotiate the price of prescription drugs it covers through Medicare. “If we negotiated the price of drugs, Joe, we’d save $300 billion a year,” he rather optimistically asserted.


But
From the Trump administration



“We are not calling for Medicare negotiation in the way that Democrats have called for,” an official says.


That promise, as a thread here already mentions, has been broken

Broken promise number two

Trump promised to get out of NAFTA

Quietly he hasn’t.

Very quietly.

Broken promise number three

Trump promised true universal health care



Trump leaned heavily and explicitly into the benefits. “Everybody’s gotta be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say … I am going to take care of everybody, I don’t care if it costs me votes or not.


We all know all he ended up doing was sabotaging the existing attempt at getting health care for everybody

Broken promise number four

This one is the real laugher!

He promised( don’t laugh to loud)

He promised to...( he he he he he hee he ha hahahahah...)

He promised...( ho ho oh ho ho ho hahahahahheheheheheh...)

He promised to....ahahahahahahhhaha drain the swamp!!!!!!

Do we even have to say he broke this promise? But for the record...

Here’s what he promised to support




• A constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress
• A ban on federal employees lobbying the government for five years
• A ban on members of Congress lobbying for five years
• Tighter rules about what constitutes a lobbyist, instead of letting people call themselves consultants
• Campaign finance reform limiting what foreign companies can raise for American political candidates
• A ban on senior government officials lobbying for foreign governments




Trump has not merely forgotten these promises, his administration has embraced Washington sleaze with unprecedented gusto. Not only has he failed to prevent former administration officials from lobbying for foreign governments, he has had current administration officials lobbying for foreign governments. There has never been an American presidency so easily manipulated by domestic and foreign business interests. The most benign explanation for Michael Cohen’s secret payments to his hastily constructed Delaware shell company is that he was a conduit for business interests to buy their way into Trump’s g



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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Good job again !!

You just told people to vote Republican in November.

This one's worth at least 5 million votes.

😁


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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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You forgot he’s still president for 2 1/2 years.

Universal healthcare...lmao

Drain the swamp: Lets wait to see what comes from the investigation of the Trump investigation first.

Drug prices: Give it time, would you get on here and admit to this failure of a thread if he did save 300+billion in drug prices...I’m gonna say most likely No!
edit on 12-5-2018 by Middleoftheroad because: Typo


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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

He's a little busy bringing peace to the Koreas and getting American prisoners free.

It takes time to bring down guys like the AG of New York for beating women.


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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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Give it time. Obama had 8 years , and did nothing. Well, nothing good anyway.


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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:49 PM
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boring, yawn

another Trump hate thread... more boring than Tea Party threads


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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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Why did Obama get 8 years to screw things up and trump only gets 2 and a half?
Is it white privilege?
It's white privilege.


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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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This reminds me of the thread where you claimed he abandoned working families because he failed to institute protectionist tariffs, and then later started in on how he was destroying working families because he enacted a trade war with China through protectionist tariffs...

I have no doubt when he accomplishes any of those things, you will bewail how he is destroying America and working class families.

NAFTA-- it's being renegotiated
Mexico Faces Prospect of Failure in NAFTA Talks
www.usnews.com...
Notice you were quiet on TPP which died...

Drug prices
44 page proposal(.pdf)

Universal Health Care & swamp --
... Good luck!



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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Oh, that’s what you think!

Trump will Drain the swamp hahahahahahahahaha HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

HAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAH


That’s the one really funny!
hahahahahahahahaha HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

I'm still laughing

Trump drain the swamp
And black is white

Trump drain the swamp
2 and 2 equals 5


Trump drain the swamp
Sarah Palin is smart

Trump drain the swamp
It’s cold in July

hahahahahahahahaha HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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NAFTA-- it's being renegotiated
How's that working out?

The top trade representatives of the United States, Mexico and Canada ended the latest round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade without a deal Friday, less than a week before an unofficial deadline to get any agreement through the U.S. Congress.

Mexico's Economy Secretary said technical working groups from the three countries would meet again starting Monday. But Thursday probably marks the last day under procedural deadlines to get a vote under the current U.S. legislature.




Drug prices
You don't think that Medicare, the largest single "market" could successfully negotiate directly with drug manufacturers? But I'm pretty sure that the industry is happy about the change of course, so that's something.



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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: Willtell

He's a little busy bringing peace to the Koreas and getting American prisoners free.

It takes time to bring down guys like the AG of New York for beating women.


Speaking of Korea, I’m surprised nobody has posted the story that I think broke earlier today. Kim promised to have more of the process for denuclearizion done by the end of the month. He also said journalists from Japan, China, US, France, etc. are welcome to observe. Even laid out the travel plans for the journalists.



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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Many people are still in self-deceptive denial

Trump has delivered his promises to cause suffering and hurt and war potential to the planet

And not delivered on not one human assistance oriented promises.

Typical Republican



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

You're pointing fingers because a president didn't accomplish all of his goals this far into his term? Man, I hope no one points out Obama's record. Your head might explode!



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Trump didn’t bring peace to Korea, they already had peace.

He almost started a war that they weren’t even considering.



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

It would be good to provide a link.



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:01 PM
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To back up my claim:

Link



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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I mentioned this in Phages thread on the same exact thing but the one promise I really gave a shi about that he has not fulfilled is the making the insurance companies show their profit.

I would like to see that happen but Im the only one who ever brings it up And Im a Trump supporter .

Am I dreaming that ? didnt he say he was gonna make em show?

The insurance companies rule everything and dont even want that discussed lol..
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posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: bender151
a reply to: Willtell

You're pointing fingers because a president didn't accomplish all of his goals this far into his term? Man, I hope no one points out Obama's record. Your head might explode!


Funny, I detested Obama, FYI, and Hillary too

Though compared to Trump, Obama was Abe Lincoln and Hillary was Martha Washington



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Yep I was getting to it.



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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Cool.
Seems that they may already have done so.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Where's the part about denuclearizing?

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