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Trump is Wall Street's wet dream 

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Remember Trump-the-candidate promising working-class voters that he’d be Wall Street’s worst nightmare, cracking down hard on greedy financial thieves whose scams and schemes are wrecking the middle class? Where did that guy go?

Trump-the-President has become Wall Street’s wildest wet dream. For example, he stacked his economic policy team with not one, but five top executives from one of Wall Street’s most abusive banksters, Goldman Sachs. What about bringing such legitimate voices as consumers, workers and poor people to his policy making table? Nope, none.

So, since we don’t have a seat at the table, we’re on the menu! Trump and his crew of voracious corporate plutocrats are gorging themselves on rules proposals that would benefit their ilk at our expense, including: reducing penalties for Wall Street fraud and gouging; allowing restaurant chain executives to seize and pocket the tips that customers give to waiters and other service workers; letting corporations bring in more low-wage foreign workers to take our jobs; scrapping a rule to help assure equal pay to women; opening up Social Security to cuts and privatization; limiting fines on nursing home abuses; eliminating funds for low-income heating and protecting children from lead paint; repealing fracking rules that protect our water and air quality; and allowing for-profit private colleges to gouge students. 
These are just a sampling of Trump & Company’s ongoing rush-rush, hush-hush assaults on our rights, protections and basic needs — all orchestrated to free a tiny minority of moneyed powers to run roughshod over the great majority of Americans.

That’s why a new straight-talking pamphlet by the watchdog group Public Citizen is so important. It exposes Trump as a rank fraud who has pushed from day one to further enrich and empower the corporate elites he had denounced as a candidate. Public Citizen’s report documents, with concise, easy-to-grasp specifics, how Trump-the-faux-populist has systematically sold out the working families whose votes he cynically swiped, handing our government to a kakistocracy of corporate plutocrats.

The Public Citizen exposé is titled “Forgetting the Forgotten: 101 Ways Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Middle Class” and it drives the stake of truth through the heart of his populist pretensions. Don’t just read it — use it like a Thomas Paine pamphlet to spread the truth.

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