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Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Nov Wed 30, 2016 12:06 pm

A former Goldman Sachs banker (whose father was also a Goldman Sachs banker), Hollywood movie producer, and hedge fund manager has been appointed head of the Treasury Department.

Donald Trump dined at Jean-Georges with a former private equity titan who is being considered for Secretary of State.

He has also met with the president of Goldman Sachs and the head of the world’s largest hedge fund.

A billionaire distressed-debt investor has been selected to head the Commerce Department.

He joins a fellow billionaire—an Amway heiress and major political donor—who will be running the Department of Education.

The new transportation secretary is the wife of the Senate majority leader. She was also George W. Bush’s labor secretary, and was so popular with her coworkers that they held a “good riddance” party when she left.

Using corporate welfare, Donald Trump has managed to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana, as the U.S. “has been losing more than 300,000 manufacturing jobs each year to overseas competition.”

Access to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, their family members, and their cabinet secretaries can be purchased off a menu ($25k-$1 million) by wealthy donors to the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by HokieAl » Nov Wed 30, 2016 1:11 pm

As soon as you see the phrase "corporate welfare", you know this was written by a left wing hater.

Since Carrier didn't disclose the terms, the author was guessing.

And since Carrier have said they'd like to see a reduction in the corporate income tax, the author must see that as corporate welfare.

It would be welfare if they were being subsidized. They're not.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Nov Wed 30, 2016 1:18 pm

That was one point. Nobody really knows what the deal is yet.

And the rest? Sounds like more of the same. Insiders, "elites," those already connected. People HC would be happy with.

But I get that facts don't matter to Trumpsters....

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Nov Wed 30, 2016 4:26 pm

Hey, it's all good: George Soros and Trump's Treasury guy have done deals together:

Mnuchin gathered billionaires including George Soros and John Paulson and assembled a $1.6 billion bid to buy IndyMac. They rebranded it OneWest and sold the bank in August 2015 for $3.4 billion. It carried out more than 36,000 foreclosures during Mnuchin’s reign, according to the nonprofit California Reinvestment Coalition, which accused OneWest of shoddy foreclosure practices and avoiding business in largely black or Latino neighborhoods, claims the bank has denied.

Trump's swamp and HC's swamp are both colored green, very green...

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Nov Wed 30, 2016 6:32 pm

Dear mac of the deep six,

Marx, shrillary, and fidel are down for the count... Why are we still grovelling over this pink slime??

What do you plan to do for your future??? Focus, man!!!! They stole your brain...
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Nov Wed 30, 2016 6:53 pm

What do you plan to do for your future???
Same as always, work lots, drink beer whenever prudent, keep busy, and resist the pull of populist demagogues...

And vote for John Kasich in a few short years.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Nov Wed 30, 2016 7:02 pm

:lol: And I'll stay with mr. rogers...
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Dec Sun 04, 2016 5:29 am

First it was the CHURCH, then the FAMILY, and now the NATION...

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by JIMD » Dec Sun 04, 2016 8:29 am

The best and most significant action to drain the swamp already happened, Hillary will not be moving into the White house. That and that alone will prevent endless amounts of corruption.

It's a great start
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by JIMD » Dec Sun 04, 2016 8:35 am

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Joseph » Dec Sun 04, 2016 9:07 am


JIMD- That was SoCal then. This is SoCal now (After 50 years of Democrat rule):

https://youtu.be/jMK0w3f-RIk
Why do so many officials FEAR and kowtow to the Marshfield Airport gang?

What is the source of their power? Does it involve some kind of unseemly enterprise? A government entity?

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by JIMD » Dec Tue 06, 2016 1:43 pm

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Joseph » Dec Thu 08, 2016 1:01 pm

So many government workers living 'high' while the peasants pay and pay and pay:

https://youtu.be/7y6XljrX-e8
Why do so many officials FEAR and kowtow to the Marshfield Airport gang?

What is the source of their power? Does it involve some kind of unseemly enterprise? A government entity?

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Fri 09, 2016 11:32 am

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Goldman Sachs' Gary Cohn as the National Economic Council director, according to NBC News.

Cohn is the President and COO at the firm, and trails only CEO Lloyd Blankfein in stature.

The National Economic Council (NEC) advises the president on US and global economic policy.

Trump appointed former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin Treasury secretary last month. And Steve Bannon, his incoming chief strategist, is also a Goldman Sachs alum.

Goldman shares are up by about 30% since Trump's victory on November 8.

The President-elect was highly critical of Wall Street throughout his campaign. He condemned Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for her ties to Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms — and for earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches given to the global investment bank and its clients.
Trump staffing his gov with Goldman alum? Terrific.

Hilary? She's corrupt, greedy, and should be locked up for cashing the checks they gladly provided.

Got it.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by HokieAl » Dec Fri 09, 2016 12:34 pm

He's draining the swamp.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Joseph » Dec Wed 14, 2016 9:39 am

Why do so many officials FEAR and kowtow to the Marshfield Airport gang?

What is the source of their power? Does it involve some kind of unseemly enterprise? A government entity?

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Dec Mon 19, 2016 9:28 am

This is a formal request to stop our whacky dems from going to Isreal with our money in order to sway their elections...

Also can you pull your sorrows paid thugs off from killing our police and causing other mass stupid disruptions??

Also please inform the goofys to quit changing my vote at the electoral level??

Now go suck eggs and get lost... ( summore ) This includes you, mac66


* You didn't see the good guys acting up like you during our eight years of sucking it up...
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Mon 19, 2016 11:18 am

Now go suck eggs and get lost... ( summore ) This includes you, mac66
Aw, thanks for the Holiday greetings.

Merry Christmas to you as well...

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Dec Mon 19, 2016 1:12 pm

Opps, my bad... Didn't know y'all were in to Christmas... Please cease that pogrom as well...
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Tue 20, 2016 2:21 pm

President-elect Donald Trump boasted about his wealth during his campaign. Now he’s surrounding himself with people who have similarly unimaginable riches.

Collectively, the wealth of his Cabinet choices so far is about five times greater than President Obama’s Cabinet and about 34 times greater than the one George W. Bush led at the end of his presidency.

And Trump still has four more key advisory spots left to fill.

The net worth of the Cabinet Trump had selected as of Monday was at least $13.1 billion, based on available estimates, or more than the annual gross domestic product of about 70 small countries.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by HokieAl » Dec Tue 20, 2016 2:39 pm

Maybe he can break 20. And see if the stock market breaks 20 today as well.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Tue 20, 2016 3:17 pm

You understand, that your right wing holier than thou types tried to hang Hilary for cashing checks from the same crowd that Trump is hiring to run the country...

This same crowd tanked us all in 2008, and now they are Trump's best boys...

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by HokieAl » Dec Tue 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Mac66 wrote:You understand, that your right wing holier than thou types tried to hang Hilary for cashing checks from the same crowd that Trump is hiring to run the country...
Her hypocrisy was infuriating.
Mac66 wrote: This same crowd tanked us all in 2008, and now they are Trump's best boys...
Democratic banking regulations tanked us all in 2008. Remember - mortgages to people who can't afford them?

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Dec Tue 20, 2016 4:41 pm

:lol: Aye de mi!!!

Can't you hear that giant sucking sound??? It's da drain...

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And away goes trubble, down the drain...
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Tue 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Acknowledged, Democratic banking regulations and Clinton were part of it. As were banks and mortgage companies all too willing to sell subprime mortgages to people who could not afford them.

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Post by HokieAl » Dec Tue 20, 2016 5:40 pm

Mac66 wrote:banks and mortgage companies all too willing to sell subprime mortgages to people who could not afford them.
They were forced to in a way. They were rated by the govt. based on giving out these loans. The more bad loans you gave out, the better rating you got (that's a layman's summary). Community banks for the most part opted out and accepted the poor grades by the government, but big banks wanted the good reviews. And then we saw what happened with the big banks.

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Post by JIMD » Dec Tue 20, 2016 7:36 pm

You understand, that your right wing holier than thou types tried to hang Hilary

There are ongoing FBI investigations into the Clinton Foundation so there's a chance she will be indicted. I can keep my fingers crossed.
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Wed 21, 2016 3:15 pm

If Trump didn’t “burn it down,” he sure didn’t “drain the swamp.” In fact, just today Gingrich, interviewed by NPR, said, “I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore.”

Well, how could he? Government by Goldman Sachs and ExxonMobil is government by the swamp, of the swamp, and for the swamp. This isn’t a revolution, it’s a thoroughly conventional changing of the guard. The list goes on. “Lock her up?” Nope. Trump already announced that he wouldn’t pursue charges against Hillary Clinton, and two weeks ago at one of his “thank you” rallies in Michigan, he interrupted the crowd’s chant with, “That plays great before the election — now we don’t care, right?” I guarantee the people who put “Hillary for prison” signs in their yard cared. But Trump never did.

It’s almost as if Trump said what he needed to say to win election, without regard for the truth or the consequences. Imagine that! Indeed, he even seemed to impute his own motives to his crowd. At a rally last week he said, “You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?” But now, in Trump’s words, “You’re mellow and you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?”

For Trump, it was all tactics. And he appears to think it was just tactics for his supporters as well. Perhaps nothing sums up Trump’s insincerity more than his secretary-of-state pick. To the extent that there was any cornerstone to Trump’s thoughts on foreign policy, it was his visceral disgust at George W. Bush and Bush-era interventionism. That was “globalist.” That was “nation-building.” He even went so far as to echo far-left talking points and claim that Bush lied his way into the Iraq War.

But in nominating the CEO of one of the world’s largest multinational corporations, Trump has nominated the very definition of a globalist. And just as Rex Tillerson has come under fire for his close ties to Vladimir Putin, the people who’ve rallied most strongly to his side are members of the Bush foreign-policy team — foremost among them Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld — and Bush himself, who in a private phone call last week lobbied Bob Corker on Tillerson’s behalf. Where are the sneering anti-globalists now?

Trump’s movement was always about Trump. And those who marched to the polls believing that he’d “fight” for them should now know that the only fights he picks are those it’s in his self-interest to pick. Yes, he still might try to build the wall, because it would be too embarrassing to renege on that campaign promise. Yes, this first Supreme Court nominee will likely be solid for the same reason. But you can also count on him to blur the lines between his business and his administration, because money is in his self-interest. And he’ll likely keep tweeting like a Breitbart blogger, because that has served his political interests beautifully, at least so far.

It’s as if the people stormed the Bastille and set up the guillotines, only to find their leader feasting with King Louis. It turns out he was a member of the ancien régime all along.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by HokieAl » Dec Wed 21, 2016 3:29 pm

Tough to put much stock into an article written by someone so anti-Trump. It's like listening to Rush Limbaugh to hear nice things about Obama.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Wed 21, 2016 3:37 pm

so anti-Trump
The article appeared in the National Review, arguably the leading conservative magazine in the country.

Face it, you were conned. Trumps said as much.

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Post by HokieAl » Dec Wed 21, 2016 3:39 pm

Mac66 wrote:
so anti-Trump
The article appeared in the National Review, arguably the leading conservative magazine in the country.

Face it, you were conned. Trumps said as much.
Doesn't matter where it was. Matters who wrote it.

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Post by specialties » Dec Wed 21, 2016 3:44 pm

Tough to put much stock into an article written by someone so anti-Trump.
And pro isisisss.... 'They' musta caught wind of the 'horns of the bull', etc...
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by specialties » Dec Wed 28, 2016 10:14 am

Just under 4,230 Americans died in the Iraq War during George W. Bush’s time in office. Nearly that many–3,903–have died in Chicago alone since Barack Obama took office in 2009.
WOW!!! And a still arrogant mayor!!!
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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by Mac66 » Dec Wed 28, 2016 10:32 am

Of course. Obama is personally responsible for the gang violence in Chicago.

And he's responsible for this drunk white cop as well:
A veteran Chicago cop charged with firing his gun at two people during an off-duty traffic dispute testified Monday that he fired only warning shots in the air, but he admitted he didn't report the incident because he'd been drinking.

John Gorman, now 54, was blocks from the Morgan Park police district headquarters when he fired five rounds from his personal handgun at an oversized pickup carrying an off-duty suburban cop and his friend.

Those two had previously testified they tried to intervene after seeing Gorman driving erratically and nearly striking a street vendor.

But Gorman's attorney, Michael Clancy, said his client acted in fear for his life after being chased and harassed for miles by "some psycho" in a "Tonka truck."

Gorman testified Monday he got out of his car with his badge in his left hand and his gun in his right when suddenly their Ford F250 sped toward him.

"I had no idea who he was," he said of the truck's driver. "I didn't know if I'd previously arrested him or he was trying to carjack us. Obviously, he had some ill intent."

During closing arguments later Monday, Cook County prosecutors called Gorman's account of firing five warning shots in the air "a load of crap," saying that evidence showed the allegedly drunken off-duty officer instead had opted for "street justice" by shooting at the two.

Judge James Linn said he would rule Wednesday on if Gorman, a 15-year department veteran, is guilty of felony charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault.

Gorman's police partner, Timothy Neylon, testified Monday that the two of them had ordered two buckets of beer — 10 bottles total, but Neylon claimed he drank as many as 8. Gorman took one open bottle with him when the two left, he testified.

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by JIMD » Dec Wed 28, 2016 11:51 am

Silly response. The point is Democrats are inept and not able to address the murders.
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Post by HokieAl » Dec Wed 28, 2016 12:24 pm

Mac66 wrote:Of course. Obama is personally responsible for the gang violence in Chicago.
Q: What do all the poorest cities with the most crime, the most violence, the most drug problems, the most murders all have in common?

A: They're run by democrats and they have the most gun control laws on the books.

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Post by specialties » Dec Wed 28, 2016 2:55 pm

One drunk white cop ( racist statement ) vs. eight years of neglect and 'change'...

Sterling!!

Still, chi-town will remain a 'sanctuary' city... Little wunder that the homies won't obey the gun laws...

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Re: Draining the Swamp

Post by JIMD » Dec Thu 29, 2016 6:13 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/us/ho ... icle-click

Here's a fine example of the Dear Leaders leadership. the f'n turd can't leave fast enough
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