Robbing the Poor to Give to the Rich, Again

President Donald Trump

This week, Trump unleashed his latest attack on the Nation’s workers, citing authority given to him by Congress to adjust pay due to “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare” to support his decision to deny federal workers – many of them veterans – a small pay raise due to them.

This is the pattern of today’s GOP. The working class and the Nation’s poor must give more, in the hope that the “job creators” will share some of their wealth with the rest of us. And Tom McClintock is fully on board. The “Fiscal and Economic Policies” section of his website declares his commitment to the tax bill that he claims benefited the Nation’s workers. But he’s ignoring the immense cost of a bill that was little more than a giveaway to the wealthy. While the working class got a small, temporary tax cut – much of it offset in California because the bill also limited the deductions we can take for state and local taxes – the wealthy and businesses got large, permanent cuts. And this week, federal workers are being asked to help shoulder that cost, sacrificing the small pay raise they were slated to receive because our debt is growing at an astronomical rate.

Tom McClintock consistently favors his corporate donors over his constituents. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.

Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers