Friday, February 10, 2017

Drain The Swamp? More like filling it with Piss

C4Wf3IWVcAAJH4qIf you’ve been on this FACEBOOK PAGE, you already know that I believe if you voted for Trump you are enormously stupid, or hugely bigoted but more than likely you’re both. 

You no more thought he was going to change things in Washington or “Drain The Swamp” than I did.  But you had that White Supremacy Homophobic Racist Misogynistic Vibe going on.  And any woman who voted for this vile piece of crap must either have an awfully low opinion of her self or believes a woman’s place is to always live as an inferior entity to whatever man they happen to be with at any given time.  The worst of the lot?  Evangelicals, who proved once again that all that holier than thou bible thumping was nothing more than hypocritical horse manure.

So you needed an excuse to hide behind and draining the swamp sure sounded catchy….if your thinking process goes no higher than the second grade.

But you weren’t fooling me. 

I don’t know what made you pea brained nit-wits think that Trump was going to lift a finger to help your sorry asses, but here we are three weeks later and the only thing he’s done is set in motion a government by the rich assholes, for the rich assholes, and of the rich assholes.  But hey, he can stir up the hate of Muslims and Refugees so that you completely ignore the fact that just as he’s done all his life, Trump is going to step on you gullible twerps while using the White House to enrich himself and his buddies.  Mostly himself.  I mean, couldn’t you stop for one second to discover, “Hey wait a minute, this jerk’s never done anything patriotic in his whole goddamn life, so why would he start now?”

And so it goes.  One of the few agencies left in this country to protect consumer rights will soon be nothing but a puff of smoke, blown away by the endless greed of the GOP.  I’ll give the Repugnicans one thing, they sure are Artful Dodgers at playing the stupidity card for millions of people by keeping them preoccupied with nothing but fear and hate.

The Washington Post:

A Republican plan to dismantle Wall Street regulations would strip the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of many of its powers, including eliminating its consumer complaint database and scaling back its enforcement abilities, according to a five-page memo distributed by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

The memo obtained by The Washington Post offers the first peek into Republican plans to ease regulations big banks have been subject to since 2010's Dodd-Frank Act. Sent to other members of the Financial Services Committee on Monday, it outlines changes to legislation Hensarling (R-Tex.) initially proposed last year, known as the Financial Choice Act. That version of the legislation was immediately denounced by advocacy groups; it is now being revised in light of President Trump's call for sweeping changes to the way the financial system is regulated.

The original proposal gave large banks a way to avoid new regulations by holding significantly more capital. It also eliminated the “Volcker Rule,” which prevents banks from using their own money to make risky bets. Those provisions appear to survive in the new version of the legislation, which is slated to be released later this month.

A spokesman for Hensarling did not immediately return a call for comment.

Hensarling appears poised to go even further in attempting to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which has been under fire from Republicans for years. The agency's rulemaking authority and enforcement powers would be limited, according to the memo, which also calls for an “elimination of consumer education functions.”

Drain the swamp indeed.

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