Friday, January 20, 2017

Trump’s Corporate Cabinet
"We’re facing the prospect of a government literally of the Exxons, by the Goldman Sachses and for the Kochs. President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet and top nominees draw more deeply from an extremist faction of the corporate class than any in memory, and likely in history. We are witnessing the wholesale corporate takeover of the American government. Nothing more plainly shows Trump’s complete cynicism and dishonesty than his absolute betrayal of the core claim of his campaign — to rid Washington of corruption, cronyism and insider dealing. The corporate interests who he properly alleged in the campaign buy politicians will now themselves be directly in charge of the government. With this Cabinet, it is a virtual certainty that this administration will be the most corrupt and scandal-prone in American history. And it is absolute certainty that, by design, they will pursue a policy agenda that serves the interests of the corporate class against and does deep harm to the American people."

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