What Happened to "Drain The Swamp?"

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  1. hartfish

    hartfish Elite Refuge Member

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    Oops.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight.

    The Cabinet choices are another sign Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign slogan but not a serious attempt to change the way Washington works. Instead of staring down “the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special interests” as Trump recently declared, the influence industry has flourished during his administration.

    The amount spent in 2019 on lobbying the U.S. government is on pace to match or exceed last year’s total of $3.4 billion, the most since 2010, according to the political money web site Open Secrets. Trump’s hotel near the White House has been a magnet for lobbyists and foreign interests.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/p...re-ex-lobbyists-than-bush-or-obama-2019-09-17
     
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    To put it in simple terms, it wouldn't matter if the Good Lord himself was our POTUS, that's been going on ever since we had a POTUS and will last longer than after we're dead and buried.
    Sounds like your looking for honest politicians, good luck with that.
     
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    stump Elite Refuge Member

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    Ahhh the first signs of assimilation.... just accept it, what good drones y'all make.
     
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    Vote harder.....Haha! When are "you people" going to realize it doesn't matter if you vote D or R, a black guy, a woman, an actor, an "outsider". It just doesn't matter.

    Technology may provide a way out but most are not ready for how messy freedom actually is.
     
  5. widgeon

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    So you're thinking robots may be the answer?
     
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    Too late. Look at the way voters for either major party defend their chosen politicians. Sheep, robots...not much different, is it?
     
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  7. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    Do you think the stalling of Dems to oppose cabinet level posts to be filled had anything to do with who was left over to find to finally fill it?

    https://www.axios.com/trump-cabinet-vacancies-65a66f00-a140-4b49-887f-3c1bcf6469a7.html
     
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    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    Dems do love them their Dem candidates and Repubs do love them their Repub candidates...
     
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    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah, but our robot is better.
     
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