December 21, 2016

Trump’s Second Gilded Age: Overcoming the Rule of Billionaires and Militarists
"It is hard to believe that this gaggle of religious fundamentalists, conspiracy theory advocates, billionaires and retrograde anti-communists who uniformly lack the experience to take on the jobs for which they were nominated, could possibly be viewed as reasonable candidates for top government positions. As Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) cited in The Hill observed, “most of Trump’s appointees are ‘The greatest collection of stooges and cronies and misfits we have ever seen in a presidential administration….Some of these people’s only qualifications for the jobs they are being appointed for is that they have attempted to dismantle and undermine and destroy the very agencies they are now hoping to run.’”[8]"