Reprinted from The Daily Kos by Laura Clawson on January 18, 2017.
“Remember how Donald Trump claimed he was going to be a champion of the everyday American and champion workers?” writes Laura Clawson in The Daily Kos. “Senator Elizabeth Warren does, even as Trump and his team move quickly to shove those promises into the garbage. In a CNN op-ed, Warren details the ways President Obama has improved life for working people, from raising the minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave for federal contractors to expanding overtime to workplace safety protections, and challenges Trump:
“‘Donald Trump doesn’t need to reverse these gains. After all, he won the presidency while arguing that he would stand up for workers and promising millions of “high-paying jobs” for working-class Americans. But now he’s pulling a fast reversal. The President-elect has already promised to “cancel immediately,” “eliminate” or “repeal” Obama’s executive orders and agency regulations. If he follows through on that promise, many of these worker benefits will be obliterated.
“‘The political campaign is over, and Trump is poised to assume the presidency. When it comes to the economic futures of millions of working families, the stakes could not be higher. Americans will judge the President-elect not by his past promises but by his future actions. …