Will Trump really help work­ers?

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Kent Kirk­patrick,

I did not vote for Don­ald Trump, but I hope he has a suc­cess­ful pres­i­dency and can de­liver on some of his more bi­par­ti­san cam­paign prom­ises. One of his ma­jor prom­ises was to re­store Amer­i­can jobs sent over­seas, in­clud­ing in­creas­ing U.S. man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs. To this end, he has ap­pointed sev­eral bil­lion­aires to Cab­i­net posts re­spon­si­ble for this re­ju­ve­na­tion. Like Trump, they have been guided solely by self-in­ter­est and are the very peo­ple, part of the 0.1 per­cent, who have made their money by ship­ping jobs over­seas, cut­ting work­ers’ ben­e­fits, lobbying against rais­ing the min­i­mum wage, and tak­ing an ev­er­in­creas­ing por­tion of the pie. I would like to think we are liv­ing in a fan­tasy where leop­ards could change their spots. Un­for­tu­nately, we are not.

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