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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:46 PM

Trump's Fed pick Stephen Moore is a self-described 'radical' who said he's not a 'big believer in de

Trump's Fed pick Stephen Moore is a self-described 'radical' who said he's not a 'big believer in democracy'

(CNN)Stephen Moore, who President Donald Trump announced last month as his nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, has a history of advocating self-described "radical" views on the economy and government.

In speeches and radio interviews reviewed by CNN's KFile, Moore advocated for eliminating the corporate and federal income taxes entirely, calling the 16th Amendment that created the income tax the "most evil" law passed in the 20th century.


Moore's economic worldview envisions a slimmed down government and a rolled back social safety net. He has called for eliminating the Departments of Labor, Energy and Commerce, along with the IRS and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. He has questioned the need for both the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education. He has said there's no need for a federal minimum wage, called for privatizing the "Ponzi scheme" of Social Security and said those on government assistance lost their dignity and meaning.

In other interviews and appearances, Moore repeatedly said he believed capitalism was more important than democracy.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/12/politics/stephen-moore-kfile/index.html

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:48 PM

1. Sounds like he'd fit in well in China

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:49 PM

2. he's a dumbass.

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:52 PM

3. So, he's yet another sociopath.

There really is no other way to see it.

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:53 PM

4. Why does this jackass want to be on the Fed Board of Governors?

The Fed has no say in tax and entitlement issues.

He won't influence the other Board members in the least.

Luckily Trump chose Powell before he decided he wanted crazies like Cain and Moore.

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:22 PM

5. I'm so old I can remember neighborhood bars where someone mouthing those

views could find himself up to his knees in floor in a heart beat.

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