“I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous.” — Ben Elton
Have you noticed recently how the list of billionaires seeking refuge and recognition inside the Trump White House has grown to the point of intellectual suffocation? There is more wealth represented inside that place than the walls of Fort Knox coud safely secure and protect.
Yet, President Trump firmly believes that these entitled and privileged folks are not only endowed with great wealth and problem solving insight but also have the uncanny ability to tap into some sort of intellectual treasure trove and scoop out MacGyver like solutions to those complex economic, foreign and domestic issues that seems to have plagued a bewildered congress and lackluster senate for the past eight years.
His recent choice for Education Secretary created a lot of political dissension and polarization on the Hill. Her one claim to fame rested in the fact that she was a billionaire.
When asked by a CNN reporter if she had taken out student loans to pay for her university education she candidly admitted that she did not. Did her children need to take out student loans for their higher education? Again a resounding “no”.
In effect she does not have first hand knowledge as to the difficulty of securing student loans or more importantly repaying the loans back after graduation. But she is a respected billionaire. End of story.
It appears that money not only begets privilege but also elevates the individual ‘s status to a level far above those of mortal mankind.
It would be refreshing if the current trend of thought in this opinionated and egotistical Oval office would acknowledge the fact that reality in the real world is a whole lot different from the one being examined and debated about in the Mount Olympus facade this regime has created.
The events happening in the White House is great theater but what will happen to the little guy who is forced to live with any and all executive decisions made during this polarized regime’s reign?
Will Mike Pence always be there to clean up and explain away the mess that Mr Trump has created?
It’s time to give reality a fighting chance before it is too late. — gc