The big story for about a month now has been the government shutdown….of course many horrific stories have come out…..and as usual the boyz in DC have no clue….they are as out of touch as always. (remember you voted for these unfeeling slugs)
For many years I have been saying, even yelling, that people that run this country from the White House are out of touch completely…..I use when Hillary was running against Obama and she wanted to look like an “average person” stopped into a service station and tried to pump her own gas….the problem was on camera she could not find the gas cap.
That was a good example but the other day our Sec. of Commerce topped Hillary……
Wilbur Ross just could understand why so many are so upset about the shutdown……
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he does not understand why federal employees who are furloughed or have been working without pay during the partial government shutdown would need assistance from food banks.
Several credit unions serving workers at federal departments and agencies have been offering stopgap loans, as they have during previous shutdowns. But it’s not clear how even those loans would be sufficient as the shutdown enters its second month.
“I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why,” Ross said Thursday when asked on CNBC about workers getting food from places like shelters. “Because, as I mentioned before, the obligations that they would undertake, say borrowing from a bank or a credit union, are in effect federally guaranteed.”
This can be expected when millionaires are part of the governance…..Ross is just the only one that said what most of the Trump cabinet are thinking.
This illustrates why we need to get money out of the elections and find people will govern with the people of this country in mind.
But then after a day of being beat to crap by the press Ross had to “clarify” what he meant……
Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross took much grief on Thursday when he said he didn’t “really quite understand” why furloughed federal workers were showing up at food banks when they could take out a loan instead. Given that Ross is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $700 million, the comments were immediately seized upon by critics as being out of touch. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, for instance, both described them as the modern equivalent of “let them eat cake,” reports the Daily Beast. Later in the afternoon, however, Ross did another interview in which he took pains to say that he knew furloughed workers were struggling, reports the Hill. “We’re aware, painfully aware, that there are hardships inflicted on the individual workers,” Ross said on Bloomberg TV.
“All I was trying to do is make sure they’re aware there are possible other things that could help somewhat mitigate their problems,” said Ross. He was referring to the fact that banks and credit unions have begun offering low- and zero-interest loans to federal workers, loans that can be paid off when back pay arrives. Ross said his earlier comments were to “make sure that workers who are experiencing liquidity crises know that may be a source that they could go to.” However, as the Hill notes, not all federal workers will be getting back pay. The Washington Post, meanwhile, reports that the Commerce Department’s own federal credit union is charging 9% interest for emergency loans.
Sorry but he still sounds like a person without a clue……loans are really nice but that puts the worker further in debt when the next temper tantrum of a president comes around again.
Still OUTTA TOUCH!