What Trump Promised
As a 2016 candidate, Donald Trump made huge promises to Arizona families, claiming that he’d work for them rather than wealthy donors and corporate interests.
He promised to lower drug prices and give Arizonans 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 Broken Promise
"Jobs will leave from other countries and come into the United States ... and our poorest citizens will get new jobs and higher pay."
—Donald Trump in Prescott Valley, Arizona, October 4, 2016
Trump’s economic policies are delivering huge giveaways to the wealthy at the expense of Arizona 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 Arizona families are getting stuck with the bill.
Trump's Broken Promise
“We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. [Dreamers] got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs.”
—Donald Trump, November 28, 2016
- Arizona Dreamers are crucial to the state’s economy. They pay more than $285 million in federal taxes, over $181 million in state and local taxes, and spend $1.5 billion on goods and services, boosting the economy.
- In 2019, 44 million people nationwide owe $1.56 trillion in student loan debt.
- 363,200 people in Arizona owe more than $20,000 in student loans, which is 44.2% of all borrowers, and 48.5% 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.