If you haven’t noticed, the common thread that runs through almost everything the Trump administration has done – the huge corporate tax cut, opening up the outer continental shelf to oil drilling, cutting regulations – is that it is things businesses and employers want:
“The Trump administration is preparing to release guidelines soon for requiring Medicaid recipients to work, according to sources familiar with the plans, a major shift in the 50-year-old program.
The guidelines will set the conditions for allowing states to add work requirements to their Medicaid programs for the first time, putting a conservative twist on the health insurance program for the poor. …”
Medicaid cuts is just another example of this. Trump promised not to do it as a candidate. Protecting entitlements is another one of his disappearing populist promises:
Seema Verma, Trump’s administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, even dropped the W. era phrase “the soft bigotry of low expectations” to justify the change. Every day the Trump administration looks more like George W. Bush’s third term.
Note: I say almost everything the Trump administration has done because the pro-business agenda is advancing with the Jewish donor class agenda. There is no working class agenda except for Larry Kudlow articles and perhaps the NFL tweets.