I found this interesting detail today from Quartz that I think is worth sharing.
The 17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth, with several positions still unfilled. This collection of wealth is greater than that of the 43 million least wealthy American households combined—over one third of the 126 million households total in the US.
Maybe it’s just a quirk based on him picking people from within his own social circle or something. I even read a comment in an article about this where someone made the statement (joking, I hope) that they would be less susceptible to being bribed because they’re already wealthy.
This is what we have to look forward to America. This was the choice that we ended up with. This is the team that is going to look out for the everyday man and woman, the forgotten people of America.
IF, and that’s a very big if, they even know those people actually exist, I would be very surprised. I’m not throwing in the towel yet, but when you see the 1% get rid of the middle man, then that gives the appearance that it’s time to get paid. I seriously hope I’m wrong. I guess that one way of draining the swamp is filling it so high that it overflows its border. Then, it’s no longer a swamp. It simply becomes a lake.
Linked story from The Guardian: Trump’s billionaire cabinet could be the wealthiest administration ever