What Trump Promised
As a 2016 candidate, Donald Trump made huge promises to New Hampshire families, claiming that he’d work for them rather than wealthy donors and corporate interests.
He said he would end the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire. He promised to lower drug prices and give New Hampshire families great health care. He claimed he’d increase wages make sure New Hampshire jobs would stop moving overseas.
Here’s the Reality
The opioid epidemic is still devastating our communities, and Trump is trying to limit treatment by gutting Medicaid. He’s siding with insurance companies to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire families are getting stuck with the bill.
Trump's Broken Promise
"New Hampshire has a tremendous drug epidemic…and the people that are in trouble, the people that are addicted, we're going to work with them and try and make them better. And we will make them better."
—Donald Trump, three days before the 2016 New Hampshire primary, February 6, 2016
- Four times as many people in New Hampshire died from opioid overdoses than car accidents in 2017.
Trump’s actions have done little to help:
- He appointed a 24 year-old, whose only professional experience after college was with the Trump campaign, as a senior advisor for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
- He charged White House adviser and former pollster Kellyanne Conway to lead administration’s efforts on the opioid epidemic, freezing out career experts.
- His continued attempts to sabotage and repeal the Affordable Care Act and it’s expansion of Medicaid would limit access to substance abuse treatment for millions.
- In 2019, 44 million people nationwide owe $1.56 trillion in student loan debt.
- 86,300 people in New Hampshire owe more than $20,000 in student loans, which is 47.2% of all borrowers, and 37.3% 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.