A culture of cruelty and callousness has become an organizing principle of everyday life under Trump, infusing our society with massive amounts of misery, suffering and violence. But getting rid of Trump alone will not solve this problem unless we first eliminate the mindset that equates democracy with unbridled capitalism.
Intuit -- the makers of TurboTax -- and H&R Block have lobbied for years to derail any move toward free, pre-filled tax returns from the government. Last year, the companies spent millions on the Free File Act of 2016 that looks on the surface to be consumer-friendly, but is run by an alliance of private tax companies pushing for-profit products.
Not all of Trump's budget cuts will get people's attention like Meals on Wheels, but they will have vicious and ongoing effects, says labor economist Mark Price of the Keystone Research Center. One example is the 20 percent cut to the Labor Department, which enforces laws related to minimum wage and food and workplace safety.