Poor Whites Back Trump, Pay The Price

December 31st, 2017

Trump campaigned on a lie. The lie is a simple one, propagated by the GOP for years, that a smaller government means less taxes. And it does, but not for them. This 2018 tax bill reduces corporate taxes by over 30%, meaning billions in lost revenue. But who does that really hurt? The answer is surprisingly simple; the very ones who embraced it.

Take the deep south. Please. The individual mandate, a tax that the conservative leaning Supreme Court upheld, has been eliminated. And that means that people in poor areas will not have health insurance, and instead will show up at local hospitals, who will be forced to treat them, and as we have already begun to see, will go bankrupt and be forced to close.

It’s just the beginning for poor white people who have been lied to again.

Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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