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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Friday, December 9, 2016

Rise Of The Plutocrats

Another rich guy for the inner sanctum.  Andrew Puzder is the multi-millionare owner of the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. restaurant chains, home of mediocre fast-food burgers and sleazy ads.  He's the appointee for Labor Dept. Secretary, in charge of enforcing America's labor laws.

Of course, Puzder is proudly anti-organized labor, anti-minimum wage, anti-overtime, anti-unemployment insurance, anti-government assistance of any kind.  He is the quintessential bottom line prick of a "boss" who sees employees as just another exploitable, replaceable resource, like a case of ketchup packets.  And he'll be Labor Secretary.  Goody!

Money (or the appearance of money) is all-important to the Cantaloupe Con Man, and although he refuses to release his tax returns, he desperately wants us to believe that he's fabulously wealthy.  When it comes to his Cabinet picks, money is his scorecard there as well.  Recently, he said he wants only "people who made a fortune."  And he's certainly picked a lot of 'em so far.

Donnie Doom is still operating under the Gecko-esque delusion that greed is good, that money is its own reward, that wealth equals winning.

But money can't buy intelligence, class, empathy, ability or good taste.  Trump and his Cabinet picks are proof of that.

1 comment:

  1. Washington D.C. is now like the capital in Panem of the Hunger Games. The
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    genie has been let out of the bottle..