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The 17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth, with several positions still unfilled. This collection of wealth is greater than that of the 43 million least wealthy American households combined—over one third of the 126 million households total in the US.
Affluence of this magnitude in a US presidential cabinet is unprecedented.
It would take about 120,000 households with the the United States median net worth of about $83,200 to match the wealth of just the four richest members of Trump’s cabinet—Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross Jr., Linda McMahon, and Rex Tillerson.
But Trump is a successful businessman, he's just what America needs!
Baker added: “When you’ve got Wall Street billionaires setting the agenda it’s not likely to benefit average Americans. Research shows that the wealthy have different priorities and policy priorities, for example on healthcare and the minimum wage.”
“This is a class that dines on lobster steak and caviar every night. They’re not figuring out how to put food on the table. They’re figuring out how to make a few more millions before they go home at night.”
originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: Kettu
If he picked any politician the left would complain.
If he picked anyone with business or similar experience the left would complain he's.
If he picked someone from who's left, those without experience the left would complain.
Envy? Shoot the messenger who points out that Trump is demonstrating the huge discrepancies between his actions and the promises he made to his supporters. Envy, indeed.
We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
originally posted by: WhateverYouSay
originally posted by: projectvxn
I'm not a religious man, but envy is a sin for a reason.
So is greed!
The 17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth, with several positions still unfilled.