I don't trust the people in power to have the best interests of average Americans at heart. Considering the number of millionaires and billionaires in the cabinet, the President himself, the connections to lobbyists and special interests, corporate influence and the lack of consequences placed on Wall Street corruption, to say that these people understand the plight of lower and middle income people is a sick joke. Given the dire straights of many state governments and the continuing budget cuts, the negative impacts disproportionately fall on the less wealthy. Imagine if the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations (who have lots of ways to shelter their money) stood for the common good and paid their fair share. Trump alone could have balanced a state budget deficit with his back taxes that he will never pay. Now where does that power come from?