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originally posted by: burgerbuddy
You guys think Trump would have a problem dropping the hammer on any of his picks if they don't live up to snuff?
Let's wait and see.
originally posted by: Swills
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.
I don't care if the Goldman-Sachs boys have a seat at the table in the beginning because they control the narrative. I count on Trump to use them to understand the narrative and use them as an agent of change. It's ok to be ass-chapped about Trump being President-elect but you need to give him a chance. Remember that you gave Barry Obama a free ride without any critical investigation and look what happened....we were almost a second class country apologizing for being Americans.
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.
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?
originally posted by: Gothmog
A lot of members here speak about the Federal Reserve as a bad thing and want to see it abolished
Everyone did know that Cohn is onboard with that thought , yes ? As well as Steven Mnuchin , Treasury Secretary
I hope ignorance is not running rampant here
originally posted by: deadlyhope
Honestly surprised there's not some defense of trump with a hundred stars yet...
This is truly something I don't like about the guy.
Goldman Sachs employees and ex employees should not be allowed near any position of power. I know it sounds like a dictator move, but honestly... Does even the dumbest Republican think gs is full of well intentioned people?