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Filling the swamp: Trump appoints industry insider to head SEC.

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posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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Trump's pick to head the SEC has a history of defending big banks.


President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to transition sources.

Clayton, a partner at Sullivan and Cromwell, has represented numerous Wall Street giants and has even defended financial institutions against regulators.

Anyone detecting a pattern here?

If Trump was a Libertarian or even a Conservative, he would begin the process of dismantling these unconstitutional agencies/bureaucracies and sending the power back to the states.

But as a lifelong Democrat, Trump doesnt understand this concept.

To make matters worse, most, if not all of his appointments are industry insiders...

What happened to that draining the swamp thing?

Ok guys, joke's over.

Lets just swear Rand in as POTUS and move on.




posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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If any other candidate continued to appoint the very people they claim to be against people would be loosing their minds (and rightfully so).

Trump supporters simply don't care. Of course Trump is for the banks.


Asked about calls to break up big banks, the candidate responded: “I disagree.” —Oct 20, 2015, interview on Fox News



DONALD TRUMP Whether they fund them or nationalize them, it doesn't matter, but you have to keep the banks going. —April 15, 2009, CNN interview


Trump was (and still is) the perfect play for the TPTB. The American people started to wake up. Give a man who is supposedly an "outsider," and "anti-establishment," more free radio and TV air-time than any other candidate combined - and have them "win," and thus faith of the government and (s)election cycle is renewed within the American populace. We think "this time, it'll be different!," but the house always wins.

That's how I see it anyway. Donald Trump is much anti-establishment as Hillary being innocent. They're not.



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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some people are just looking for things to bitch about,
people bitched and whined and ran to their safe places when Ben Cardin was picked for HUD.people said what does a doctor know about housing and urban development?

now people are bitching because trump picks people who have experience in the particular field for the department they are appointed to.

no president has ever made everyone happy with his cabinet picks,why don`t you post your list of people who believe are uncorrupted and have experience in their field for each cabinet?


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posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
some people are just looking for things to bitch about,
people bitched and whined and ran to their safe places when Ben Cardin was picked for HUD.people said what does a doctor know about housing and urban development?

now people are bitching because trump picks people who have experience in the particular field for the department they are appointed to.

no president has ever made everyone happy with his cabinet picks,why don`t you post your list of people who believe are uncorrupted and have experience in their field for each cabinet?



Wait a minute. It is true Ben Carson has no Government experience and has said so himself. The man has a difficult time keeping his luggage at hand. From my perception he might have once been a Brain Surgeon, but that fella has left the building. He is clearly a bad choice, but would lick tRump's boot.

Now Big Money Banker with "experience" is even worse than inexperienced. He and his cronies work for Money, Big Money, think only of money and look down on those without, always. These Fractional Banking Cesspools wake up every morning with one desire, Greed, and more money, it is there Job and if they didn't posses this skill they wouldn't be around for long, but the Love and worship Money. Big Money Bankers are why Capitalism has failed, the Regulations once put in place for these Vultures has been long eroded away...by these Vultures. Another bad hypocritical pick.



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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Its a valid complaint or "bitching" as you call it.

There are OBVIOUS conflicts of interest.

In Trump's "defense", hes not the first to do it. Its actually business as usual for Washington DC politics.

Its objectionable because Trump vowed to end this type of corruption.

Its not like he appointed a former Goldman Sachs Exec to head the Treasury Department. Oh wait...

Now all thats left for Trump is to appoint an attorney for Monsanto to head the FDA.


edit on 14-1-2017 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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The sec has five members not a single person in charge.
No more than three members can be in the same political party.
Currently there are two vacant seats.



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: gladtobehere


Trump's pick to head the SEC has a history of defending big banks.


President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to transition sources.

Clayton, a partner at Sullivan and Cromwell, has represented numerous Wall Street giants and has even defended financial institutions against regulators.

Anyone detecting a pattern here?

If Trump was a Libertarian or even a Conservative, he would begin the process of dismantling these unconstitutional agencies/bureaucracies and sending the power back to the states.

But as a lifelong Democrat, Trump doesnt understand this concept.

To make matters worse, most, if not all of his appointments are industry insiders...

What happened to that draining the swamp thing?

Ok guys, joke's over.

Lets just swear Rand in as POTUS and move on.


Well I think you are fooling yourself about "conservatives" doing anything. Conservatives think business should be unfettered
which is exactly why they defend the banks, deregulate the banking and insurance industries (to make anything legal), and hire the most business friendly, bank friendly people possible. You really need to reassess your beliefs, conservatives are the banks #1 best friends, liberals at least believe in an adversarial position to big business

Otherwise, good catch and I will take Rand over Trump, yessir



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

be prepared to be called, 'snowflake' or 'libtard' or 'leftist' by those who cant bare to [read] or accept that when Trump was hinting he was anti 'establishment' he was j/k... and the deportation team, and the 'cyber/physical' wall etc.. and looking out for the middle class


its obvious by the foundation he is building up

i Have a feeling its not just Russia who is going to benefit from those proposed Oil pipeline through eastern Europe



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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There has been a revolving door for decades under both parties administrations-SO WHATS NEW



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Don't you realise that election promises mean nothing to Mr Ugly? I am waiting to see this wall. I have bet a friend that it could be seen from outer space...

Trump has hyponotised some people because they wanted him so badly.


You sir had better be careful lest he appear on ATS to argue his point. Having tweeted himself he must be looking for more avenues! Never mind he economy!



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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Is this like the time Romney was "picked" to be the Secretary of State? And Newt was "picked" to be fill in the blank?

On a more direct note, for this SEC job, I'm curious, who could anyone of any party possibly pick that would be entirely competent to do this job and NOT have the 'fill the swamp' term thrown at it? Can anyone name what 'kind' of player, or any individuals for a short list? I dont claim to know, so I really am curious. On these things I do assume Trump's "picks" have a lot to do with people whom he somehow happens to know, so there is that degree of limitations for lists of nominees 'for whatever position' each go around.

Looking at Wikipedia just now, how has the SEC been working out with Kara Stein in there? Her old firm represents:
Apple, Akamai Technologies, Amdocs, Analog Devices, AT&T, Avid, Bayer, Becton Dickinson, Biogen Idec, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Boeing, Bose, Boston Scientific, Broadcom, Cephalon, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Chrysler LLC, Danaher, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Educational Testing Service, EMC, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, The Hartford Financial Group, Honda, HSBC Finance, John Hancock, JPMorgan Chase, Kodak, Lufthansa, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Oracle, Panera Bread, PerkinElmer, Pfizer, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Red Hat, Sepracor, Staples, Statoil, Sun Life Financial, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UBS, Varian Semiconductor, WebMD, Wyeth, and Yankee Candle.

Would the SEC be a job for Lawyers? And do lawyers often play at being both defense attorneys and prosecutors during their careers? Would it be fair to say that the best prosecutor is one who has played the other side and seen the dirty tricks used by the industries/criminals/whatever and the lawyers that represent them?

Just some quick devils advocate questions this layman on such a specific topic thought up in but as long as this took to type up.




originally posted by: gladtobehere
But as a lifelong Democrat, Trump doesnt understand this concept.


That's not true. Let's keep things accurate where we can, at least.
edit on 14-1-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 15 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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Trump can totally be a conservative, they do the same thing as liberals when in office. They make things worse for everyone and fill our leadership and service rolls with self servicing elites.

But to address this idea that they don't represent true conservative values and are fake conservatives, why do Conservatives keep voting for them? I'll tell you why, it's because conservatives, like liberals don't give a rodents arse about what people do in office they just want their team to win.

Hurrah for the two party system, where both sides are self indulgent children voting on how best to get screwed over!




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