Friday, December 22, 2017

Quote Of The Day -- What's That Word Again?

"Join me in a thought experiment. Imagine that the legislature of some other country — Brazil, say, or Mozambique, or Thailand — decided to rewrite the tax code, with no public hearings or expert testimony, in a way that benefited the rich overall, with maximum financial gain for businesses like that of the sitting head of government. What would you say?

I’m pretty sure you’d use the word corruption. And you would be right." -- Eugene Robinson, on the self- dealing corruption evidenced by the Trump/ Republican wealthfare bill.


Anonymous said...

Any comments on the Feds continued failure to convict the Bundy Bunch?

W. Hackwhacker said...

Incompetence... arrogance... sloppiness. I only play an attorney on this blog, but it seems the feds' misconduct bungled what should have been a slam- dunk. It remains to be seen if they'll be allowed to bring Bundy to trial again or not, but it's clear they didn't exactly have their A team on this. With Trump's Bundy- sympathizing Justice Department in overall charge now, I wouldn't hold my breath.