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J “The corporate owners of the government do not really want us to provide for our retirement or our future. They just concoct more rackets to exploit and plunder the people.”
K “Welcome to the Great American Kleptocracy.”
. . .
K “The Department of Labor was scheduled to implement a policy known as the ‘Fiduciary Rule’ that requires a broker to act in the client’s best interest rather than in the broker’s financial interest. And Trumpi killed it.”
J “I describe the Rule as a ‘no brainer’ policy. An attorney is obligated to act in the client’s best interest; a doctor is obligated to act in the patient’s best interest; a broker is obligated to act in the client’s best interest. The word ‘client’ itself acknowledges the existence of a fiduciary duty.”
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K “There is very little trust in America today for the compelling and unimpeachable reason that there is no reason to trust in America. The Rule would have meant that a person could trust his or her broker. That would help the little man and the little woman. Trumpi does not give a hoot for the little person.”
J “Trumpi ran as the candidate of the Middle Finger Party and never revealed to anyone that he really intended to give the middle finger to his voters.”
K “Trumpi pulled off a legal and financial coup d’état without firing a shot and now is taking all kinds of shots at the little person.”
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J “We are watching a house on fire with no fire fighters and no bucket brigade in attendance. A house on fire this divided cannot stand.”
K “And Trumpi is giving sociopaths a bad name.”
J “The biggest uncertainty of our time is determining what will transpire when a critical mass of Trumpi voters realize they have been deceived and duped.”
K “The way Trumpi is dissing and dismissing the ‘deplorables’ is deplorable.”
. . .
[See “Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Financial Regulations” in “The New York Times” by Ben Protess and Julie Hirschfeld Davis dated February 3, 2017.]
[See the e-commentary at “The Donald: Enough; Bastante; Basta (April 4, 2016)”, “High-Frequency Trading = Cybercrime (June 5, 2015)” and “On The Digital Revolution (March 22, 2010).”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Donald J. Trumpi @unrealDonaldTrump: “F@#$ You”
[Picture of Trumpi] Tired of me yet?
[Picture of O’Bama] Miss me yet?