Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump's Cabinet Of The Forgotten Man (UPDATED)

Just for fun, let's rundown the net worth of neo- fascist plutocrat Donald "Rump" Trump's future Cabinet of the Forgotten Man *:

-- Education Sec. Betsy DeVos: $5.1 billion;

-- Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross: $2.9 billion;

-- Treasury Sec. Steve "27 Cents" Mnuchin: $40 million;

-- Energy Sec. (rumored) Harold Hamm: $15 billion;

-- OMB Dir. (rumored) Gary Cohn: $175 million;

-- Transportation Sec. Elaine "Wife of Mitch McConnell" Chao: $22 million;

-- HHS Sec. Tom Price: $14 million;

-- Labor Sec. (rumored) Andrew Puzder: $4 million (annual salary);

-- Commerce Dep. Sec. Todd Ricketts: $1 billion

That's some hardscrabble folks you got there, you betcha.  And we don't even list potential Secretary of State candidates Willard "Mittens" Romney ($250 million) or Rudy "Noun, Verb, 9/11" Giuliani ($45 million).

* The Forgotten Man of FDR's formulation having given way to Rump's vow on election night that “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”  Obviously he meant the forgotten plutocrats of America.

UPDATE:  Let's hear it from one of Rump's well- heeled supporters --
Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson was feeling happy Wednesday morning. 
After Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail, the President-elect tapped former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Steven Mnuchin to be his Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department. Trump even met with Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn inside Trump Tower. 
It would suit Tilson just fine if voters who backed Trump because he promised to rein in Wall Street are furious now that he’s surrounding himself with bankers and billionaires. 
“I can take glee in that -- I think Donald Trump conned them,” said Tilson, who runs Kase Capital Management. “I worried that he was going to do crazy things that would blow the system up. So the fact that he’s appointing people from within the system is a good thing.” (our emphasis)
The grift worked!  Suckers!

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