It used to be that I was concerned that the media was paying too much attention to Donald Trump’s tweets; now I’m concerned that they’re not paying enough. This week a random tweet from the president sunk a congressional bill destined for passage, all to please a friend and lobbyist whose clients would have been harmed by the legislation. That’s the staggeringly normal state of our modern kleptocracy, and the Democratic House can do something about it, by rethinking what it means to investigate corruption.
Trump isn’t just a freak. He epitomizes the arrogance of the US executive class. Much has been written about the deplorable Trump voters – ordinary folks who’ve been left behind by the economy.
But little is written about how Trump represents our society’s rulers – in both senses of the word. His “shoot from the hip” style matches most executives I’m familiar with: Quick decisions, often stupid and ill-considered. And the sense of privilege, of being beyond any law that applies to us little people.
Another slice of rancid Tweetie pie
Where is Jack Abramoff when you need him?
This arrogant S.O.B. needs to be taken down.
Are we seriously talking about investigating the influence of lobbyists and big donors?
Their entire reason for being is influence. WTF?
Trump-The definition of what’s wrong with America.
Don’t listen to "Broke-a-hontas."
He’s a “Corruptillionaire.”
Nakedly Mr45 enacts legislation that serves his own business interest.
The current uptrend in the economy in part is construction, new hotels,
apartment block mid-rise. It can be valuable construction but may only
serve (what I’m calling) “the Landlord Class.” Landlords need not hear
from hired managers nor care about renters and construction workers.
Hoteliers most politely serve a jet set of business travelers. Nakedly
Mr45 directs legislation that serves his own business interest.
What a Schlapp in the face!
The tribe should build industrial hemp farms and manufacturing plants instead of a casino. It’s a far healthier way to regenerate land and income. Winona LaDuke is doing it: https://www.winonashemp.com/home#
Industrial hemp is legal in the US now, so everyone, not just native peoples, should be investing in a plant that could do a LOT to save this planetary home of ours. We need to bypass the crooked capitalist system and create healthy systems for all. Hemp can be used for thousands of superior products like highly nutritious food, clothing, shelter, varnishes, and biodegradable plastics. Dump Trump and casinos, which only cause misery for most, and invest in regenerative, renewable resources.