Tag: Rust Belt

Links 12/20/16

The Rigged System for the 1%:

Infrastructure Jobs:


Social Security:

Trump explicitly said that he would not cut Social Security benefits if elected. “I’m not going to cut it, and I’m not going to raise ages, and I’m not going to do all of the things that they want to do. But they want to really cut it, and they want to cut it very substantially, the Republicans, and I’m not going to do that,” he told a Wisconsin radio station during the primary.


Overtime Pay:




2016 Election:

Just three counties – Macomb County, MI; York County, PA and Waukesha County, WI – elected Donald Trump. If those three counties had cast zero votes, Trump would have lost all three states and the election. By the same logic, just three counties re-elected President Obama in 2012: Miami-Dade County, FL; Cuyahoga County, OH and Philadelphia, PA.

White Collar Crimes:


The World Is Watching: Trump Must Make Good on His Promises to Workers

Donald Trump would not be where he is today without the support of the middle and working classes. Rust Belt voters, angry with the status quo, bet that Trump would be able to bring back their jobs. These voters delivered Trump two states, Michigan and Wisconsin, that have not voted for a Republican president in decades.

These people aren’t gullible. Trump, already under pressure to start releasing some plans,  falsely claimed he prevented Ford from moving a Kentucky plant to Mexico. In reality, no Ford plant in Kentucky was going to move to Mexico. One plant was going to start making one model in Mexico, but it would not have resulted in the loss of any American jobs.

If Trump thinks false claims of creating more manufacturing jobs will mollify those who voted for him, he is in for a rude awakening.

His supporters are watching. They are prepared to turn on him if he does not see his promises through.

In a tweet on the Kentucky Ford plant, Trump stated “I owed it to the great state of Kentucky for their confidence in me!”

You’re right, Mr. Trump. You do owe the voters. You owe them and they are ready to collect.