No surprise here – Trumpcare would hurt poor and working class
IN A LONG-AWAITED report on the Republican health-care plan, the Congressional Budget Office said the plan would shrink the federal deficit by $337 billion by 2026, partly by leaving 24 million Americans uninsured.
There is, however, one group that wins in all this. Wealthy Americans would get a $600 billion tax cut over 10 years.
In other words, Trumpcare – a billionaire’s plan designed to help those in his own financial strata – is Robin Hood in reverse. It robs from the poor and gives to the rich.
Worst of all, every American should have seen this coming. Especially the white working-class voters who believed President Trump would somehow change their fortunes for the better.
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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of Solomonjones.com and morning host on 900 am WURD radio. Click here to learn more about Solomon.