Monday, December 5, 2016

Cabinet picks & conflicts of interest

Robert Reich lays it out succinctly in this FB post, copied below. Point being, they are against the very the jobs they were appointed to uphold.

"To date, Trump has picked an Attorney General who doesn’t believe in the Voting Rights Act; a Secretary of Heath and Human Services who doesn’t believe in government-provided health insurance; a Treasury Secretary who wants to 'strip back' the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to prevent another bank meltdown; a Secretary of Education who’s against public schools; and, now, a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who doesn’t believe in the Fair Housing Act.

"Perhaps I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t think the Senate should confirm people who are on record as being against the laws they have a constitutional duty to implement."

Yes, old-fashioned Mr. Reich. We've entered the post-truth era where such values are extinct and conflicts of interest cannot occur with the President. Or his Cabinet, apparently.

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