From CNBC here:
Cohn: I don’t believe that we’ve set out to create a tax cut for the wealthy. If someone’s getting a tax cut, I’m not upset that they’re getting a tax cut. I’m really not upset.
Harwood: Your old colleague, Steve Bannon, says, ‘Ask him why they didn’t design a tax plan focused on average Trump voters.’ And when I talked to Larry Summers, who’s your predecessor at the NEC, also Treasury secretary, he said, ‘Look, they’re doing what their money wants.’
Only in bizarro con man world does a Goldman banker give the wealthy a gigantic fucking tax cut and then says we didn’t intend to.
It’s not like painting a picture and you don’t know how it comes out.
It’s a big ass spreadsheet and there are numbers on it. You know exactly who you’re giving benefits to and who you’re taking them from.
So fuck your intentions and quit it with the bullshit lies.
From Bloomberg here:
“He was the president of the entire United States — financial services are under that umbrella,” said former UBS Group AG executive Robert Wolf, an early supporter who joined the Obama Foundation board this year. “He doesn’t look at Wall Street like, ‘Oh, these are individuals who don’t want the best for the country.’ He doesn’t stereotype.”
This is classic Wall Street word salad. It makes a tiny bit of sense but it is slathered with plenty of bullshit.
Wall Street is fine with anything that is good for the country but if you force them to choose between something that pays them and something that is good for the country they will choose what pays them every god damned time.
For example it would be great to have a transaction tax on stock trades that will pay for universal health care for low income Americans. That would be great for America but not for Wall Street — how about that big guy?
And this asshole shouldn’t try to pretend otherwise as all officers and executives of large corporations are legally bound to deliver as much profit to their owners (shareholders, including themselves) as possible.
From Reuters here:
Mnuchin, who is Jewish, added: “While I find it hard to believe I should have to defend myself on this, or the president, I feel compelled to let you know that the president in no way, shape or form, believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equivalent to groups that demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways.”
Oh, he doesn’t feel he has to defend himself or President PeeNutz!
This Mnuchin dude is a lying piece of shit, really.
Trump said there are great people on both sides of the demonstration in Charlottesville. He was comparing both sides involved in the conflict and then said they were both great!
That’s calling them equivalent, you fuck.
You lying fuck.
Headline from Clinton bootlicker Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast here:
The 2020 Democratic Purity Olympics Are Already Underway
The Bernie Sanders supporters attacking Kamala Harris are itching to refight 2016 and demand a level of purity that, lo and behold, only one candidate can possibly attain.
This mainstream Democratic commentator has a lot of balls getting in Sanders’ supporters’ faces after his horse ran one of the worst political races in the American history.
“I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase.”
I think he worships Edward Snowden while normal people respect him. Worship is his word, he used the word worship.
While Mike Pompeo pretends to not know Snowden’s motivation, deep down CIA director Mike realizes what an empty shell of a human being he himself is so he aims to persecute that person (Snowden) who represents that part of him he wants to be.
Headline from CNBC:
Comey on White House’s criticism of FBI: ‘Those were lies plain and simple’
I’m no expert on Jim Comey and his career and he sure did do some strange shit when the election was going on last year.
However, I give him respect for calling something a lie when something is a lie and Democrats could take a page from his book and not be afraid to call out lies and bullshit.
They always pussyfoot around these obvious lies and help keep them going.