The Koch Brothers Are Trying To Handpick Government Officials. We Have To Stop Them.


Elizabeth Warren has coauthored this article on Huffington Post, The Koch Brothers Are Trying To Handpick Government Officials. We Have To Stop Them.

On Wednesday, members of the Senate Finance Committee will vote on the nomination of Charles Blahous, a Republican, to serve a second term as a public trustee for Social Security. Mr. Blahous, a prominent opponent of Social Security and the architect of President George W. Bush’s efforts to privatize benefits, is part of an army of aggressive conservative ideologues groomed for government service and bankrolled by the Koch brothers. Their purpose is clear — to tilt the game in Washington ever further in favor of corporate special interests. The Senate should reject them.

The travesty of this appointment is only partially revealed in what Elizabeth Warren wrote.  She is enabling part of the travesty by not having the guts to tell us what she has chosen to hide from us.

I have previously read The Los Angeles Times article Has President Obama appointed a fox to guard the Social Security henhouse?

That’s because Obama has taken the unusual step of renominating Blahous, a Republican, and his Democratic counterpart, Robert D. Reischauer, to second four-year terms as trustees. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing on the nominations Wednesday.

Come on Elizabeth, have the guts to tell us the whole story.

This is exactly my point when I say that Hillary Clinton would make a more dangerous President than Trump. Even “courageous” progressive “hero” Elizabeth Warren is afraid to tell us what role Obama is playing in this. If it were Trump renominating these people, she wouldn’t be afraid to tell us.

Why wouldn’t Elizabeth tell us the whole story? For someone we think has a lot of political courage, why is she carrying water for the neo-liberal Obama? Tell us the whole story, or sacrifice your reputation for having courage. OKAY, you had to compromise when you co-wrote this with Schumer, but you don’t have to keep up the pretense when you post this on your own Facebook page.

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