Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What did Donald Trump do today?

He changed his policy stance on Medicare and Medicaid to align with the privatization plans currently being promoted by Paul Ryan.

Trump had campaigned on a promise to keep these programs in their current form, something he claimed no other Republican would do.

Why should anyone care about this?

  • It is bad to break campaign promises.
  • It is especially bad to break campaign promises on issues that many voters feel very strongly about.
  • When a presidential candidate runs against his own party on an issue, and then changes his position to align with his party seven days after being elected, voters may feel he has lied to them.