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Being a bio guy, I watched the Tim Price hearing. It was quite amusing watching the Dem Senators attack him on being in a private placement below market. But more humorous were their attempts to get him to commit to their goals (minimum standards requiring bloated insurance plans, drug industry takeover (exaggerating a bit)).
They were accusung this former dictor of some bad ethical lapses. He must have guven up millions to do public service. I admit some other stock buys looked questionable, but given the suze, it us hard to believe he did it intentionally.
One thing about having the Mnuchin treasury secretary confirmation on TV while I work on my newsletter, he is far and above smarter than anyone asking him questions. He even has the "be humble and kiss their ring with a nice compliment" before tearing their attacks to shreds.
It is no wonder that so few smart, successful and rich with no need to keep working people come forward to do public "service" when they have to take such abuse for being successful and playing by the rules the chumps asking the question set up.
I guess it is because the clowns asking the dumb attack questions in such a hostile manor need Youtube clips to convince an electorate "educated" by teachers who profit from the dysfunctional education system where so few actually understand finance and economics.
It is shameful how here in CA few actually have a clue that higher stock prices will SAVE taxpayers because our pension funds for public employees are only 67% funded and the contributions by the cops and teachers assumes a 7.5% annual rate of return going forward which is another gross mistake made just to keep the sham afloat. We taxpayers have a HUGE unfunded debt that may make problems worse for already under staffed Oakland and San Jose CA police departments.
Spicer eviscerating the liberal press for how they keep saying Trump can't do this or that, keep lying about support, crowd size, MLK's bust not in the Oval office (it was) etc...
I though it was so obvious a smear job I took a cell phone shot of the crowd on the news before it became an issue...
it was obvious to me the CNN photo was from the back of the crowd so there were fewer people from DC taking a few hours off work to see the Trump compared to first president with African blood take the oath of office.
But from the front... you had to wonder why an honest news media (gag... cough) didn't post this image.
They didn't post your image because it wouldn't support the bias they wanted to portray. I think we can expect this kind of "reporting" as we go forward. I'd like to see the Trump people just ignore it and stop trying to offer silly excuses. This is NOT the most important matter all of us need to pay attention to.
Spicer did good in the press conference going after the press. Then I checked the "news" that CBS, CNN and a few others "reported" and they made mention of it but never retracted how they lied about what Spicer said... or don't understand plain English and misstated it to make Trump look bad. They for sure didn't report Spicer's exact words that repeated what he said on Saturday and how THE PRESS didn't understand plain English....
Someone pointed out to me earlier that this might be part of his tactic... to attack a known, corrupt, untrusted group... the press (who were clearly in the bed for HRC and it took the Russian Hackers to prove CNN cheated during the debates and gave HRC debate questions ahead of time) while making friends and getting things done behind the scenes.... such as meeting with CEOs today (I saw a picture with Elon Musk there after lobbying to be in that group)
I didn't vote for Trump but I try to pride myself in being honest and I'm impressed at how he's hit the ground running and may actually accomplish things.
I wasn't pleased with the choice, but I voted for Trump. In trying to see the very big picture, I felt a vote for any other choice would narrow the chance to preserve the basics of what makes this nation great. That is the urgent need to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will firmly stand on the Constitution. The appointment of conservative minds to that bench will go a long way to put the brakes on the progressive direction we're currently headed. Further, by extension, it will keep our new President from any dictatorial concepts.