Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Meet the New Boss. . . .

Matt Levine pointed out two weeks ago that the two men reportedly being considered for Treasury Secretary in the Trump administration were not exactly populist outsiders:
Donald Trump's closing argument in this presidential campaign was a two-minute advertisement blaming America's problems on a conspiracy of global financiers like George Soros and Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein, so it seems fitting that the two leading candidates to be his Treasury Secretary are Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross. Mnuchin is a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, used to work with Soros, and is in Skull and Bones. Ross was literally the president of a secret Wall Street fraternity that holds black-tie dinners where they perform in drag and make fun of the less fortunate. If you voted for Trump to kick the Illuminati out of Washington, this must be a disappointment.
Now it looks like Mnuchin is getting the nod for Treasury, which is in a way hilarious; you campaign against the power of international bankers like Goldman Sachs, and then bring a Goldman Sachs partner into your cabinet.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Trump's cabinet of billionaires and political insiders is worth more than the annual GPD of over a hundred countries. So much for "draining the swamp".

I'm wondering when the other shoe is finally going to drop for all the people who somehow believed his campaign promises, and they realize in shock and horror that they've been suckered and taken for a ride. That instead of a "champion of the common man", they got a "champion of the conmen"; and that it turns out when you vote for a crooked billionaire from New York, you aren't in fact somehow sticking it to the "coastal elites" you hate so much.