Monthly Archives: February 2017

Stephen Mnuchin Confirmed for Treasury

Herr Trump’s nomination of Stephen Mnuchin, the godfather of the foreclosure crisis, may have come as something of a shock to some, way way back six weeks ago when people were still talking about #draintheswamp. Remember that bullshit?

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Coal v. Free Market

For all the GOP bluster about how great the so-called “free market” is, they may be somewhat disappointed to learn that it does not consider coal the energy of the future. ThinkProgress has an interesting piece on this, which, sadly, most of us already kind of knew. Yep! Sorry, folks, cheap natural gas and renewables […]

Puzder’s America

JoAnn Wise worked for Andrew Puzder’s Hardee’s restaurant for 20 years. She explains her position in the Washington Post on his nomination to lead the Labor Department. Quick summary: if you work somewhere for 20+ years, your raise over that time, adjusted for inflation, should be more than 2 cents per hour.

ProPublica Explains Deutsche Bank

ProPublica.org explains the relationship between the maligned German bank and so-called President Trump. Not only does he owe the bank hundreds of millions of dollars but he is now in charge of the regulators tasked with investigating Deutsche Bank.

Sanders/Cruz Healthcare Debate

“Old man seeking healthcare for millions disrupts attorney Eddie Munster’s Sermon.”

Economic Policy Institute Petition

EPI has a petition up to demand that Trump & Co. not revoke a series of Obama-era worker protections

NYT on #NetNeutrality

Here’s another story from the New York Times on the new FCC chairman making moves to dismantle net neutrality.  It seems weird that a former Verizon lawyer would not have the American consumer’s best interest at heart. Weird.

Financial Reform

Trump signed another fun executive order! Remember that law that said it was illegal for your financial advisor to give you advice that was contrary to your best interests?

#DeVos Confirmed for Dept. of Education

Betsy DeVos (R-Billionaire) has just been confirmed as the Secretary of Education.

Oops! #Puzder Employed Undocumented Immigrant

Ryan Grim at Huffington Post reports that Andrew Puzder, Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Labor, hired an immigrant who was not eligible to work legally in this country to work in his home. Puzder has admitted to this.