UNI: Hard Truths—Trump’s First Year

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Reprinted from UNI Global Union on February 8, 2018. It is unattributed.

Donald Trump and his allies have crammed a decade’s worth of lies and “alternative facts” into the past year, but all that obfuscation and misdirection cannot hide this simple fact: the Trump White House has launched an all out attack on America’s working people.

This attack comes as Trump continues to make populist promise after promise to act on behalf of America’s “forgotten” families. In September 2016, he said, “Every policy decision we make must pass a simple test: Does it create more jobs and better wages for Americans?”  In his State of the Union address, he talked about his policies that “protect American workers.”

But we can see that his words are worthless. The president has littered the political landscape with half-truths, outright lies, and acts of aggression towards workers.  …

Global Union UNI 2/8

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