May 8, 2017
This week, President Trump delivered a joint address to Congress, promising to ring in a “new era of greatness.” But he forgot to mention the $54 billion in cuts he’s seeking to programs that serve low- and middle-income Americans. Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities joins to unpack what Trump said — and didn’t say. Next up, Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Lower-Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy, joins the show. Bryce Covert of ThinkProgress talks about the return of general strikes, and finally Sarah Borgstede, a woman whose husband’s life would have been saved if the Affordable Care Act had been in place, shares her family’s story. But first, Jeremy Slevin returns with this week’s news in poverty and inequality.