30-50% of American adults would describe themselves as working class. A large part of the population, yet one which doesn’t feel heard. Both Trump and Biden have appealed to them by making themselves seem more relatable and trustworthy. If elected, how will they support this alienated demographic?
The American working class should vote for Trump
Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan resonated with many voters in 2016. It brings to mind a booming economy and the possibility of bettering one’s own circumstances. Trump’s policies revolve around bringing jobs back to the manufacturing sector, lowering taxes, and investing in infrastructure.
Trump will bring back jobs in manufacturing
Trump has championed bringing back American manufacturing jobs. He has made it harder for big corporations to move production abroad to increase employment in the sector.
Over the course of his candidacy, Biden has been working on building support among working class voters. If elected to office, he plans to implement policies to increase housing affordability, improve the Affordable Care Act and tax high income households and corporations to provide better living conditions for everyday Americans.
Biden is proposing tax cuts and benefits for low income households
Biden will invest in poorer communities across the country. His plans include increasing spending to provide more affordable housing, helping to bridge the racial wealth gap and implementing a child tax benefit to support low income families.
Trump used his time in office to benefit large corporations and the wealthy
During Trump’s tenure as president, he has overseen tax breaks to large corporations and the wealthiest people in the country. There is little evidence that his policies have improved living conditions or the financial situation of low income households.