With Tax Cuts in the Bag, the White House Ramps Up Its War on the Poor

January 12, 2018 | Courtesy of vanityfair.com

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Even before Donald Trump signed the G.O.P.’s tax plan into law—before he left for Christmas rather than after, just to prove he could—all signs pointed to Republicans next moving to tear apart the social safety net. In interviews, Paul Ryan was practically salivating over the possibility, and during a speech in Missouri promoting the tax plan, Trump promised that “we’re going to go into welfare reform.” A report from [Politico] indicated that the White House was “quietly preparing a sweeping executive order” enacting a “top-to-bottom review” of federal programs.

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