What Trump Promised
As a 2016 candidate, Donald Trump made huge promises to Ohio families, claiming that he’d work for them rather than wealthy donors and corporate interests.
He promised to lower drug prices and give Ohioans great health care, including protecting people with pre-existing conditions. He claimed he’d increase wages.
Here’s the Reality
He’s siding with insurance companies to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, backing a lawsuit to repeal them and promising full repeal after the next election. He’s siding with drug companies as drug prices soar. And he passed a tax bill that gave almost all the benefits to the wealthy and big corporations, that rewarded companies for moving jobs overseas.
Trump launched an all-out attack on our health care by trying to repeal and sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
Trump’s economic policies are delivering huge giveaways to the wealthy at the expense of Ohio families.
Blocking a Minimum Wage Increase
Trump said he would veto an increase in the federal minimum wage, which would have given a raise to nearly 40 million people nationwide.
Most of Trump’s $2 trillion tax cut goes to corporations and the rich. Many Ohio families are getting stuck with the bill.
- Despite raking in billions in profits from Trump’s tax cut, General Motors is closing its Lordstown, Ohio plant this year, leaving autoworkers like Nanette jobless and costing the community up to 16,000 jobs.
Trump's Broken Promise
“In a Trump administration, we will work every day to make America great again for everybody including millennials. First, we will lower the cost of college and solve the student loan crisis. It’s a crisis. Very unfair. Students should not be asked to pay more on their loans than they can afford and the debt should not be an albatross around their necks for the rest of their lives and that's what it is. We are going to work that out.”
—Donald Trump, October 13, 2016
- In 2019, 44 million people nationwide owe $1.56 trillion in student loan debt.
- 832,900 people in Ohio owe more than $20,000 in student loans, which is 47.9% of all borrowers, and 44.5% are over the age of 35.
- Despite Trump’s promises to fix it, the Trump administration has made things harder, and actually tried to cap the amount of loans borrowers can take out, and shrink the number of repayment plans available to them.