Monday, February 27, 2017

Take on Wilford Brimley

When the senate confirmed our new commerce secretary today, my first thought was, get the oatmeal guy got a new gig. Sadly for America, the winner of the latest Trump rose was Wilbert Ross and not Wilford Brimley, although I can't say I know for sure what either guy would do. Really you have to hope that Ross can curtail some of the rhetoric coming out of the White House, he's a billionaire who has made money because of globalization, so we have to hope that he doesn't kill our economy with some shortsighted tariff war. What these morons don't understand is that manufacturing in 2017 is a global enterprise, you cannot make a plane, boat, car, tank, cell phone, computer or refrigerator without tapping into global resources. More than that if you decide to tax the hell out of a certain Chinese import, it can have massive unexpected consequences through ripple effects right down the line. Time to let adults into the room and calm everybody the hell down, hopefully a couple these billionaires will shake some sense into our Dear Leader.

1 comment:

Mr. R. Lee said...

It seems the #1 criterion for being appointed to Von Clownstick's cabinet is if s/he kisses Von Clownstick's ass.

The #2 criterion is if that person is a billionaire, whether through inheritance or self-making.

The #3 criterion is if that person is a fucking idiot.