Drain The Swamp! Drain The Swamp!

Closing Thought–22Oct19

The chant rang out and the peasants danced.

One of Donald Trump’s promises in the 2016 campaign and yet another promise broken…..

Last year when Trump was asked about that damn swamp….he sai

 

President Trump on Thursday asserted that his administration is following through on his pledge to “drain the swamp.”

“From the day I took the oath of office, I’ve been fighting to drain the swamp, and sometimes it may not look like it, but believe me, we are draining the swamp,” Trump said during remarks at the White House about tax reform. 

“And there are a lot of unhappy people,” he continued. “You can see that every day. All you have to do is turn on the news. Every time you see me hit, you know that I’m draining the swamp. And people don’t like it.”

Trump repeatedly vowed during the 2016 campaign and since taking office that he would “drain the swamp” and rid Washington, D.C., of lifelong political insiders and ethical quandaries.

(thehill.com)

Now after a couple of years the count has made the news…..

Trump’s first term, the liberal group American Bridge 21st Century has supplied the Washington Post with a list of lobbyists on Team Trump, and it’s formidable:

Data provided to The Post … identifies over 350 individuals who’ve worked as lobbyists who currently work in the administration, have worked in it or have been nominated to serve in Trump’s administration. Cumulatively, they’ve represented more than 2,800 companies at one point or another, according to lobbying registration documents. Nearly 200 of them now served or have been nominated to serve in divisions of government that they once lobbied.

Most of these people are not as famous (or infamous) as, say, the former oil industry shill and coal lobbyist who have serially run the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump. But 350 ex-lobbyists represent a lot of special interests. And their greatest concentration, the Post notes, is in the Executive Office of the President, where 47 ex-lobbyists toil to set policy for the entire federal government.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/350-lobbyists-swimming-in-trumps-swamp.html

That was in 2018…and more recently another tally of the Swamp in thew Trump White House..

…his administration has hired a lobbyist for every 14 political appointments made, welcoming a total of 281 lobbyists on board, a ProPublica and Columbia Journalism Investigations analysis shows.

With a combination of weakened rules and loose enforcement easing the transition to government and back to K Street, Trump’s swamp is anything but drained. The number of lobbyists who have served in government jobs is four times more than the Obama administration had six years into office. And former lobbyists serving Trump are often involved in regulating the industries they worked for.

https://www.propublica.org/article/we-found-a-staggering-281-lobbyists-whove-worked-in-the-trump-administration

Did you understand the statement?  The Trump admin has hired one lobbysist for every 14 appointees ……think about that!

That drain promised is not even a trickle….another campaign promise to the American people broken.

How many promises need to be broken before his base realizes he is an outright LIAR?  That he is only looking out for himself….not the country.

I read, I Wrote, You Know

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

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