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With capitalism soon installed in the Whitehouse...

...job one will be removing regulations. Especially those that protect consumers and the public at large.

Job two will be to raid the public safety nets of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA and turn them over for Wall St management to the banksters.

Donald doesn't think in terms of public service and neither do his cabinet appointees.
Private sector capital enrichment is the goal of these Oligarchs and people like the Koch Brothers are sharpening their knives and licking their chops.


Dark Money:

The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

A Must Read: Jane Mayerís ĎDark Moneyí Uncovers Hidden History of Billionaire Kochs
In her new book, the New Yorker writer considers the damage the Koch brothers' network has done to our democracy.



The Kochs are ruining our country and now with tRump it will get worse quicker.
They are sadistic sociopaths and greedy mofos.

Solar has become the most cost effective electricity source

We have reached the turning point. Solar is the cheapest electricity source in the world now.

I realize the incoming Administration appointees are oil and coal invested special interests. My hope is they do the fiscal conservative thing and spend our tax dollars wisely helping solar rather than squander our taxes on poisonous petroleum based fuels for electricity production.

"A transformation is happening in global energy markets thatís worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity.

This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in record-cheap solar costs. But now unsubsidized solar is beginning to outcompete coal and natural gas on a larger scale, and notably, new solar projects in emerging markets are costing less to build than wind projects, according to fresh data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance."


Overcoming the Rule of Billionaires and Militarists

"Most of Trumpís appointees to top cabinet positions are a mix of incompetent and mean spirited billionaires and generals. This alliance of powerful representatives of predatory financial capitalists and right-wing supporters of the immense military ó industrial-surveillance complex makes clear Trumpís support of the worst elements of neoliberalism ó a war on education, support for austerity policies and an attack on social provisions, the poor, workers, unions and the most vulnerable. "



It won't be socialism that comes to decimate our veteran health benefits and retirements, our Social Security and Medicare, our public employee retirements, our social safety nets,...through privatization.

No, it will be capitalism via the Wall St investor-class hungry for wider profit margins feeding at the public money trough.
That is who wants their hands on our public Commons. Our tax dollar pool.

Selfishness of the .05% will rule this world soon...

... if nothing happens.

We'll get crumbs.
Social Safety nets obliterated.
Nobody immune not even veteran entitlements.
People too ignorant to realize until too late.

I fear for my country and freedom.

On edit...the air we breath and water we drink under assault.

I'll bet they are terrified

One by one, Mr. Schumer said, Democrats will use the confirmation process to highlight positions held by nominees that are either inconsistent with Mr. Trumpís campaign promises or raise the sorts of ethical questions that Democrats tried in vain to hang around Mr. Trumpís neck during the campaign, like refusing to release his tax returns. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, who serves on committees that are likely have contentious hearings, can be counted on to work over many nominees.



I mean wouldn't you be if your positions were "highlighted" for their "inconsistencies"?
Holy shit they must be shaking with fear.

Same old same old...

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