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Hypocrite Donald Trump anoints Goldman Sachs President as director of the National Economic Council

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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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www.nytimes.com...


Goldman Sachs’s outsize influence in Washington is about to get larger.

The longtime second-in-command at Goldman Sachs, Gary D. Cohn, is expected to be named director of the National Economic Council, which oversees economic policy in the White House.

Coming fast on the heels of the nomination of Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman partner, as Treasury secretary, it will mean that economic policy under the president-elect, Donald J. Trump, will be shaped chiefly by veterans of the Wall Street firm.

The position that Mr. Cohn is expected to take up is one that has long been identified with Goldman and its influence in the capital.


Trump attacked Cruz because his wife worked for said bank and he also had a loan from said bank.

twitter.com...



Wow! Ted Cruz received $487K in campaign contributions, $11M from a NY hedge fund mogul, & $1M low int. loan from Goldman Sachs. Hypocrite


Meanwhile, Trump keeps filling his cabinet with the same bankers. He is also funded by Wall Street hedge fund moguls like Robert Mercer, the very same mogul he attacked in that tweet. Robert Mercer was Cruz's biggest donor and jumped ship when Trump won the nomination. Oh the irony of all of this!

Hey Trump supporters, care to defend this or will you actually criticize Trump for clearly filling the swamp?


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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Hmmm, another U.S. Steel connection.

This is getting interesting.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Hmmm... had to look it up to see what it was since I had never heard of it.

www.whitehouse.gov...




National Economic Council (NEC)

Learn about the National Economic Council's role in advising the President on U.S. and global economic policy.

The National Economic Council (NEC) was established in 1993 to advise the President on U.S. and global economic policy. It resides within the Office of Policy Development and is part of the Executive Office of the President. By Executive Order, the NEC has four principal functions: to coordinate policy-making for domestic and international economic issues, to coordinate economic policy advice for the President, to ensure that policy decisions and programs are consistent with the President's economic goals, and to monitor implementation of the President's economic policy agenda.

The NEC is comprised of numerous department and agency heads within the administration, whose policy jurisdictions impact the nation's economy. The NEC Director works in conjunction with these officials to coordinate and implement the President's economic policy objectives. The Director is supported by a staff of policy specialists in various fields including: agriculture, commerce, energy, financial markets, fiscal policy, healthcare, labor, and Social Security.



www.whitehouse.gov...


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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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How absurd to appoint a billionaire business mogul to Director of the National Economic Council...

I mean couldn't he have found a community organizer or civil rights attorney to do this job???

Appointing titans of business to oversee economic policy??? How ridiculous..

Great points on all counts progressives!!!

Keep up the good work so I can live in a republican utopia forever...the more y'all double down on ur socialist progressive trite my country will persist in perpetuity as a conservative bastion..

In short, keep up with the Nancy pelosis of the world....we on the right thank you!!!

-Chris



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Christosterone

I agree that Goldman Sachs should be no where near the reigns of the economy. Just as I would be against it if HRC was POTUS, I just threw up a little at the thought.

There is an incestuous relationship between big banks and financial houses and the govt Trump was supposed to stop this kind of crap.
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: Christosterone
How absurd to appoint a billionaire business mogul to Director of the National Economic Council...

I mean couldn't he have found a community organizer or civil rights attorney to do this job???

Appointing titans of business to oversee economic policy??? How ridiculous..

Great points on all counts progressives!!!

Keep up the good work so I can live in a republican utopia forever...the more y'all double down on ur socialist progressive trite my country will persist in perpetuity as a conservative bastion..

In short, keep up with the Nancy pelosis of the world....we on the right thank you!!!

-Chris



what he said


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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:19 PM
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Isn't it amazing a con man is demonstrating how he conned millions and they don't see it.


Its what I call the " Eyes Wide Shut" syndrome


Like 911 when right before our eyes we witness a miracle, three building fall down from fire, something NEVER done before.


Trump is a new EYES WIDE SHUT caper


A clear con man and people are so blind they refuse to see it or even acknowledge it


He lies right before their eyes and ears and they don't hear or see it. They make themselves blind


Deaf, dumb, and blind


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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:22 PM
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I guess they are going to love this one as well:

Donald Trump Picks Dow Chemical’s Andrew Liveris To Head American Manufacturing Council

Liveris also announced at the Michigan "thank you" rally that Dow will build it's new R&D facility in Michigan..

THe hits keep coming


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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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Right.

I guess you're totally okay with Trump not draining the swamp like he claimed he would and he's always claimed to be the anti establishment candidate but he's done nothing but bring that establishment into his cabinet!! Why are you okay with this?

Trump and his supporters attacked Clinton, and rightfully so, because she was in bed with Big Banks and Wall Street but all the sudden it's okay now that he's doing it?

Where is the integrity?
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: Swills

Isn't it amazing a con man is demonstrating how he conned millions and they don't see it.


Its what I call the " Eyes Wide Shut" syndrome


Like 911 when right before our eyes we witness a miracle, three building fall down from fire, something NEVER done before.


Trump is a new EYES WIDE SHUT caper


A clear con man and people are so blind they refuse to see it or even acknowledge it


He lies right before their eyes and ears and they don't hear or see it. They make themselves blind


Deaf, dumb, and blind


The most useful blind people are the ones that are blind by choice.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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As I understand it, President-Elect Trump had tweeted:


“I will Make Our Government Honest Again — believe me. But first, I’m going to have to #DrainTheSwamp.”


In this I believe he meant to drain the corrupt and lying politicians from infesting Washington, DC. ... and especially the Executive branch of our government. By these appointments, he seems to be doing just that. Appointing mostly experienced and high-level business people to these positions. Many more of those than politicians and others who worked his campaign....as is usual for a politician that wins the election.

Regardless of your personal opinions of these people, they are all successful business personalities, and have actually worked a job in the "real world" and not just had a career in politics.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Duel citizen eh? Awesome.
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:28 PM
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This reminds me a lot of what Obama did with his cabinet in 08. It was the first bad taste of realizing he was not what he claimed to be. Trumps cabinet is a technically fascist approach to governance. (Not the oft misused definition of the term)

If anyone recalls Obama installed a bunch of government lackeys and some neocons. Not the same guy, but it seems the same playbook.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:28 PM
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Yes let's make America great again! After all he hasn't hired all bankers yet..



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:33 PM
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Is this like the time when "he picked" Newt for SOS? And like the time "he picked" Rudy for SOS? Who got the SOS seat by the way?Oh, that's right, nobody has yet. All that swamp-mongering you guys were up to was just conjecture.

The way you guys keep posting as matter of fact all these rumors, speculation, etc about his cabinet sounds an awful lot like FAKE NEWS. Watch it with that stuff! They might start fining people for that sort of thing. Careful what you wish for!


I'll be waiting to see the actual appointments before I judge. Much like I'll e letting his first 100 days play out before scoring his results (which you guys have already done in advance).
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Swills

You're just mad.

LOL



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Christosterone

Right.

I guess you're totally okay with Trump not draining the swamp like he claimed he would and he's always claimed to be the anti establishment candidate but he's done nothing but bring that establishment into his cabinet!! Why are you okay with this?

Trump and his supporters attacked Clinton, and rightfully so, because she was in bed with Big Banks and Wall Street but all the sudden it's okay now that he's doing it?

Where is the integrity?


They have no idea what integrity is, there only thought is now we can discriminate.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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Hey Trump supporters, care to defend this or will you actually criticize Trump for clearly filling the swamp?

Not a Trump supporter but I will say this, forecasting is a coin flip and hindsight is 20/20, so how about we just wait and see?


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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:49 PM
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Really, that's what you think it means? Well, news flash, Trump isn't getting rid of elected politicians. Yes, they are corrupt but removing them will not solve the problem because the problem is the corruption, money in politics. Lobbyists, wealthy donors, multinational banks and corporations pulling the strings of all these politicians.

And Trump, like every politician before him, is inviting the corrupting in and giving it a job. He's not draining the swamp, he's filling it.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: Swills

If you expect even more than one of them to see anything, you expected too much.



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