HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » It's not just Republicans...

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 01:28 AM

It's not just Republicans in Congress who share the blame for the failed Trump insurrection

Phil Mattera, DC Report @ Raw Story
January 08, 2021

Republican members of Congress who abetted the plot to overturn the election will go down in infamy along with the disgraced 45th President himself. That applies both to the dead-enders who still repeat the lies and those senators and representatives who abandoned the shameful crusade only after a mob whipped up by Trump invaded the Capitol.

There is another group of enablers who should be called to account: Corporate America. Sure, big business is now frantically trying to distance itself from Trump, with the National Association of Manufacturers going so far as to urge that Vice President Pence and the Cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment. Amid the chaos on Wednesday, the Business Roundtable called on Trump to put an end to the violence. In late November, a group of more than 160 chief executives urged the Trump Administration to accept Biden's victory and cooperate in the transition process.

While Trump moved steadily along the path to authoritarianism, large companies allowed themselves to be bought off with tax giveaways and regulatory rollbacks.


Yet, as with Congressional Republicans, these gestures came after four years of enabling Trump's anti-democratic practices. While Trump moved steadily along the path to authoritarianism, large companies allowed themselves to be bought off with tax giveaways and regulatory rollbacks. There were occasional confrontations with corporations such as Carrier and General Motors over layoffs and offshoring, but these were bogus, reality-TV-type confrontations that amounted to nothing.

snip

On the whole, big business has offered little more than mild rebukes to Trump's dangerous tendencies while reaping substantial benefits. Like Congressional Republicans, Corporate America needs to be held to account.

https://www.rawstory.com/its-not-just-republicans-in-congress-who-share-the-blame-for-the-failed-trump-insurrection/

3 replies, 634 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply It's not just Republicans in Congress who share the blame for the failed Trump insurrection (Original post)
catbyte Jan 11 OP
SunSeeker Jan 11 #1
denbot Jan 11 #2
moondust Jan 11 #3

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:10 AM

1. K & R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:16 AM

2. Yup, how corporations fund beneficial policy has to be on the table.

Follow the money.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:19 AM

3. Tax cuts and deregulation.

Plus the White Collar Criminal in Chief is naturally gonna be weak on white collar crime since he has neither the desire nor the moral authority to prosecute his "peers." Big business has never had it so good.

Wall Street gone wild!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread