Monday, December 05, 2016

Quote of the Day

You can often see where a president-elect is going by his nominations to high positions in his forthcoming administration. Across over a dozen crucial posts, Mr. Trump has chosen war hawks, Wall Streeters (with a former Goldman Sachs partner, Steven Mnuchin, as his pick for Treasury Secretary) and clenched teeth corporatists determined to jettison life-saving, injury and disease preventing regulations and leave bigger holes in your consumer pocketbooks. . . . Big corporations are drooling at the prospect of further tax cuts, weaker law and order (e.g. deregulation) and the many sub-visible freebies of the corporate welfare state. Guess who gets left holding the bag? Why, you, of course, the workers and small taxpayers. Stay tuned, for more corporatists, Wall Streeters and militarists are on their way to Trump’s Washington.

Ralph Nader
Excerpted from "Trump and His Betraying Makeover"
Popular Resistance
December 5, 2016

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States
Election Eve Thoughts
Art and Resistance
Carrying It On
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
Trump's Playbook

Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Trump’s Team of Faux Populists and Real Crony Capitalists – Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Washington Post via Common Dreams, December 6, 2016).
The March of the Billionaires: On Trump’s Bait and Switch – Nomi Prins ( via Common Dreams, December 8, 2016)
Bankers Behind "Great Foreclosure Machine" Join Trump's Cabinet as Treasury and Commerce SecretariesDemocracy Now! (December 2, 2016).
Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead EPA – Coral Davenport and Eric Lipton (The New York Times, December 7, 2016).
Donald Trump’s EPA Team Will Be Run by Fossil-Fuel Industry Advocates – Lee Fang and Naomi LaChance (The Intercept, December 7, 2016).
Trump Chooses "Proud Climate Change Denier" for Interior Secretary – Nika Knight (Common Dreams, December 9, 2016).
Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is Now Advising Donald Trump – Zaid Jilani (The Intercept, December 2, 2016).
Trump Is an Eerily Perfect Match With a Famous 14-Point Guide to Identify Fascist Leaders – Kali Holloway (AlterNet, December 6, 2016).
Faux-Populist Trump Wages All-Out War on American Workers – Lauren McCauley (Common Dreams, December 9, 2016).
If You Voted for Him – John Pavlovitz (, November 17, 2016).
Fighting Back Against the White Revolt of 2016 – Bill Fletcher Jr. and Bob Wing (AlterNet, December 5, 2016).
The Electoral College Was Created to Stop Demagogues Like Trump – Michael Signer (Time, November 17, 2016).

Image: President-elect Donald Trump, November 11, 2016. (Photo: CBS via Getty Images)

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Somebody, I forget who, suggested recently that the federal bureaucracy has a lot of power to make Trump's government difficult to impossible. What if EPA employees, as well as those in the agencies of HUD, Education, Interior, Labor, etc., refused to implement policies that would harm or destroy earth, schools, labor unions, poverty programs, etc.? How can this kind of resistance be encouraged?