“What Is Fueling This Anger, This Political Insanity? The

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“What is fueling this anger, this political insanity? The first is economic dislocation. Even before the financial crash in 2008, for tens of millions of working-class Americans, things were heading in the wrong direction, and fast. Their real incomes had fallen; their access to pensions, to paid sick leave, to affordable medical coverage, to reasonably priced higher education for their children had collapsed; their debts had soared; and their chances of climbing the socioeconomic ladder had become ever more remote. This was partly a product of globalization, with manufacturing jobs lost to developing countries; yet the scale of inequality unleashed in America is bigger than in other Western democracies. In the US, as trade unions were…show more content…
Bipartisan Relations Maintaining healthy bipartisan relationships are the most important roles that the President can take on to protect the nations democracy. However, the President has traumatically influenced the relationships between the politicians who are meant to represent the people. On some of the most important issues of our nation’s future; like global warming, healthcare, social programs, and so forth the President has chosen individuals who too seem to hinder the progression of America. Healthcare for example is a concern and bipartisan issue that there seems to be no resolution for. Healthcare in America is one of the most important topics that concerns Americans. While the Affordable Care Act insured a great number of individuals. Trump’s plan is to repeal and replace the ACA, with no real plan of his own. Trump supported the House GOP plan and Paul Ryan, of course this plan was unsuccessful as an attempt to quickly create a healthcare bill fumbled. This plan took place without bipartisanship as the GOP attempted to move the bill without a strategy to promote bipartisanship. The Committee for a Responsible Budget estimates that there would be an increase in Americans who would be uninsured if the president’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act was successful. More importantly, a replacement plan would only cover an estimated 1.1 million of the estimated 49 million people
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