People are gushing because President Trump finally delivered a normal, well-written — although not by him — speech. But, putting aside that he did not self-destruct, what he said should raise alarms.
He and his GOP stalwarts plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Likely result: chaos and instability injected into the healthcare industry and economy.
He plans to cut corporate taxes because our poor global corporations are at a disadvantage, despite the stock market reaching record highs. Likely result: Corporate profits and wealth-disparity will grow, but not wages.
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He wants to cut foreign aid and increase military spending,so that we will win the next war.
Likely result: the inevitable next war.
He wants to exclude those (Muslims) entering the United States from places that make vetting impossible.
Result: Recruiting poster for ISIS and more home-grown terrorists.
He wants to restructure Medicaid as lump-sum grants to states.
Likely result: Fewer services to the poor, disabled and elderly.
He promises to help the middle class. Truth: Promised jobs will be lost to robots, not immigrants, and the middle class will continue to disappear.
We will be left with two classes: the very rich and the very poor.
Robert S. Steinberg,