The U.S. president has created the illusion that he stands up for American workers, while enacting policies that will hurt them in the long term, argues Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times. Legislation that removes Obama-era workplace protection of employees will put their health, job security and wages at risk. President Trump boasted loudly about saving 1,100 Carrier factory jobs, but 600 of them ended up being moved to Mexico anyway. His pro-business attitude has not sat well with workers’ unions, who are beginning to recognize his actual stance. Trump is not delivering on his promises to protect American workers.
President Trump’s administration is helping America’s middle class by reducing their taxes and creating more jobs for it, asserts Alexander Hendrie of Downhill. Our current tax code is highly complicated and burdensome for the average American household. The U.S. president wants to aid working class families with tax cuts. By reducing the extremely high corporate tax rate, Trump also plans to bolster economic growth and create more jobs for the middle class. By making businesses more competitive with their global competitors, many new opportunities will arise for American workers. Trump is standing up for the middle class.