Sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016
I thought that was as good as it was going to get. But now I’m hearing that I’ve received lavish favors from Donald Trump, including stays at his properties and free gambling chips.
I have to say, this imaginary villain sounds a lot more interesting than the real guy.
This Is What a Wall Street Shill Sounds Like
The estimable Mike Konczal at the Roosevelt Institute recently pointed out in a blog post that the Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is even more radical in his desire to scrap all regulation of the financial industry than the rest of the Republican field. Mr. Rubio wants to get rid of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, with no replacement, and he wants to eliminate all taxes on capital income.
The Florida senator has also fully bought in to the “Big Lie” (as the commentator Barry Ritholtz puts it) that private sector abuses had nothing to do with the financial crisis, and that somehow it was big government that forced banks to make all those bad loans. This is dangerous nonsense. We should, however, note that one other potential candidate is peddling the same stuff: Michael Bloomberg.
From the annals of they can dish it out but they can’t take it: “Mega-Donors Shy Away From Fight With Trump,” according to Politico. “Fearful of counterattacks, rich conservatives and their allies are mostly holding their fire.”
Or to put it another way, the Republican Party has decided – to run away.
I still predict that once Mr. Trump locks up the nomination, judicious, chin-stroking Republican moderates will declare, after much cogitation, that given Hillary Clinton’s, um, something or other, Mr. Trump is the more responsible choice.