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Trump Pans New Stimulus Payments Directly to Americans in Favor of Payroll Tax Cuts for Businesses

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President Donald Trump suggested he’s more amenable to the prospect of future payroll tax cuts in order to simulate economic growth in light of the coronavirus recession, a policy proposal that could prove useful to those who have kept their jobs but useless to the millions of Americans who have lost their full-time jobs in the wake of the recession.

The President stated he’s more amenable to using payroll tax cuts during an Oval Office interview on Tuesday.

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President Trump has recently received advice on economic recovery strategies from Art Laffer, a former Reagan administration supply side economist. It’s questionable how pertinent Laffer’s economic advice could prove to Trump in 2020, an era considerably different than the 1980’s, where Americans enjoyed far more abundant middle class career fields and a healthy manufacturing sector. Reagan’s supply-side economic policies were also enacted in an economy that wasn’t in immediate recovery from a sharp recession.

Workers in fields such as construction and energy are more likely to have lost their payroll income in the wake of the recession. These workers, who make up a sizable share of President Trump’s base, would stand to benefit far more from an expanded TrumpBux proposal than a paywall tax cut they’re not going to benefit from in the near future.

Other Trump administration figures such as Larry Kudlow and Steve Mnuchin have been far more amenable to the notion of an expanded TrumpBux program in the wake of the recession, with the Treasury Secretary having been originally said to support two $1000 payments to middle class tax filers as a means to stimulate the economy.

President Trump should look closely at the benefits of additional TrumpBux packages to individuals before signing onto a payroll tax much of his core constituency of American workers wouldn’t even benefit from.

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Lindsey Graham Leads Senate RINO Coalition Urging President Trump to Protect Foreign Worker Visas

Graham led the letter of RINOs urging Trump to protect foreign labor.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is leading a coalition of RINOs in the Senate urging President Donald Trump to keep visas for foreign workers to take U.S. jobs.

Graham is joined by fellow RINO Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Mike Crapo of Idaho, James Risch of Idaho, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Todd Young of Indiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, and James Lankford of Oklahoma in signing onto the letter that has the audacity to claim that these foreigners taking jobs from U.S.-born workers will help the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

“The coronavirus pandemic has brought devastating loss of life and livelihood across our country. As we begin to reopen, we know you have many difficult decisions to make to ensure the road to recovery balances economic wellbeing with the safety of every American,” the letter states.

“In part, that balance requires consideration of vulnerable American businesses across all industry sectors, including farming, forestry, packing, hospitality, healthcare, and communications and information technology, all which rely on non-immigrant guest workers to survive,” they added – showing that they care more about protecting corporate profits than protecting American workers.

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The letter urges for Trump to specifically protect the H-2A and H-2B programs to keep so-called temporary workers in the country to steal jobs from American workers who desperately need them.

“As you know, the H-2A and H-2B programs are temporary and seasonal guest worker visa programs that allow businesses to find the help they need when no American worker is available or qualified to fill in the gaps,” they wrote, adding that they hoped the Trump administration would “continue to protect American farmers and other small business owners who work hard to provide our country with fresh food and other vital services by not pausing issuance of H-2A visas in the future.”

The entirety of the letter can be seen here:

The letter comes in stark contrast to another letter issued by young “America First” conservatives urging President Trump to put U.S. workers first.

Big League Politics reported on how one right-wing student leader appeared last night on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tongiht” to discuss the necessity of protecting U.S. workers during the coronavirus pandemic:

San Diego State College Republicans President Oliver Krvaric called for President Donald Trump to end the H-1B and OPT foreign worker programs during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday, citing the danger the frequently abused cheap labor programs pose to the economic prospects of American college graduates.

“So essentially this giving a signal to this administration, letting them know that there is an appetite- especially among young likely voters to take care of the egregious H1B and OPT abuse that’s displacing American graduates and professionals across the board,” he said.

Krvaric had joined a coalition of College Republican groups across the country calling for an end to the visa worker programs in the midst of the recession. President Trump already enacted what has been called an immigration moratorium, but a lobbying effort by White House liberal Jared Kushner on behalf of globalist business groups limited Trump’s executive order to a few immigration restrictions.

The letter from the college Republican coalition staked out several policy proposals that would give American college graduates a real stake in mitigating the effects of the coronavirus recession.

President Trump should listen to his constituents who put him in the White House instead of the RINOs who he was elected to rebuke on immigration and other key issues.

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