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Republicans Aren’t Even Pretending They’ll Make Your Life Better Anymore

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) speaking at a press conference in Washington, DC, this month.Michael Brochstein/ZUMA

In 2016, Donald Trump became president by appealing to white people who resented both minorities and billionaires. Trump’s economic populism was always murky. Later in his presidency, he often broke with conservative economics, but that only came after self-dealing, trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and cutting taxes for the rich. Regardless of whether Trump actually governed as an economic populist, it was at least slightly comforting that he thought winning required pretending to care about helping working-class Americans.

Six years later, it seems Republicans are no longer trying.

The clearest evidence for that is the “11 Point Plan to Rescue America” that Florida Senator and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott released on Tuesday as his party........

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