The Wealthy Trump The Working Class
When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.
But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.
But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.
Andrew Puzder’s nomination to the Department of Labor has now been rescinded because he couldn’t get enough Congressional support.
Democrats, unions and many working people (who may have voted for Trump) fought hard against him.
Mr. Puzder — the fast food magnet — opposed living wages, overtime rules and other worker protections. He was even accused of wage theft.
And he likes robots over people.
(Puzder wonders why anyone who flips burgers should make a living wage. I wonder why he deserves his multi-millions. Is he really worth it? Or does he make so much money because he pays his workers so little?)
Most people who voted for Trump expected him to create jobs with good wages. How does this guy fit into that picture?
(I don’t know much about Trump’s new pick, Alexander Acosta — only that the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce likes him.)
Trump voters, what do you think?
I’m curious about everyone’s opinion on this. And I’m especially wondering what Trump voters think.
If you were voting for better jobs and wages, did this pick feel like a betrayal? Were you not aware of it?
How do you make sense of running as a populist and then making Puzder your Labor Secretary pick?