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Servitude Returns: Trump Welfare Plan Will Tie Benefits to Back-Breaking Jobs

Move Goes Hand-in-Hand With Gig Economy

Eric Trump Vineyard

Eric Trump has been forced to hire foreign workers at his Virginia Vineyard but Trump’s welfare reforms may force Americans to take those jobs. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s welfare overhaul will include new requirements that could force thousands of Americans to take back-breaking menial jobs to qualify for benefits in what amounts to a form of servitude. The changes go hand in hand with the rising “gig” economy which is already disenfranchising millions of young workers.

ECONOMY

Trump Strong-Arms Chief Executives, While Pursuing Bogus Economic Policies

Trade Deals Falsely Blamed for Job Losses

The Port of Baltimore is a major transit point for U.S. exports. Trump’s war against U.S. trade agreements could hurt U.S. manufacturers in world markets. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump is increasingly using strong-arm tactics to dictate business decisions that should be left to corporate boards, while he chases demons–better known as trade deals. If he keeps up, he will cause economic distortions and inefficiencies that could lead to a major trade war and a recession.

ECONOMY

Rich Got Richer While Half the Nation Saw Wealth Decline to 1 Percent, Study Says

More Families Disenfranchised in America

The National Nurses United, and other workers protest against financial intuitions in New York City. A new study confirms growing income inequality and a growing concentration of wealth among the rich. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

If you’re poor in American you are not alone. Over the past 24 years, 50 percent of the nation saw their share of wealth fall to just 1 percent, while America’s richest families saw their wealth grow significantly, according to a new study. The findings confirm that a significant portion of society has been disenfranchised from the economy.