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Seduced and Betrayed, by Paul Krugman

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' Millions of Americans have just been sucker-punched. They just don’t know it yet.The white working class is about to be betrayed -- obvious in the choice of pro-corporate, anti-labor figures for key positions. In particular, the most important story of the week was the selection of Tom Price, an ardent opponent of Obamacare and advocate of Medicare privatization, as secretary of health and human services. This choice probably means that the Affordable Care Act is doomed. Any replacement will take insurance away from millions who desperately need it. There will be nothing to offset the harm workers suffer when Republicans rip up the safety net. Trumpists will do what authoritarian governments often do to change the subject away from poor performance: go find an enemy, and Trump will.

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