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Recent events show our nation is run by the privileged

Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:00 am

The recent 35-day government shutdown that we witnessed is a continuation of what began on Jan. 20, 2016, a government of the privileged, by the privileged and for the privileged.  The absence of awareness and compassion by President Trump of the hardship created for some 880,000 American workers is almost beyond belief.

 This was magnified by his billionaire Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross who suggested that federal employees impacted by the shutdown could take out “very, very low-interest-rate loans.”  I guess Ross considers low an interest rate of almost 9% charged by his Commerce department’s federal credit union as “very, very low.”

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