Alan Hoyt is a Trump voter whose recent call to a Maryland radio station summed up the struggle that many Americans face: working hard with little reward and no hope of anything changing. He shared his story on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” asking for the people in the media who talk about Trump voters to put themselves in his shoes.
“I consider myself one of the forgotten men and women,” Hoyt said in the moving phone call, which Glenn Beck played on the show last week. “We need tax cuts. … We need jobs.”
Glenn asked Hoyt, who has been struggling to find work and make ends meet for basic needs like medicine and food, what he wants to say to the media so he can be better understood.
“Just come to work with me and see what we’re dealing with out here,” Hoyt said. “One day working with me, you’ll realize how hard things are.”
Hoyt described how he wakes up at 4 a.m. each day to work in roofing and wondered why so much of what little he earns is taken away by the complicated, burdensome tax system. He explained what happened when his 17-year-old son tried to file for himself, a decision that unintentionally resulted in a $2,600 fine from the IRS.
“Why can’t it be a simple, one little form? And why do they have to take so much?” Hoyt asked.
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