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Reich's Assessment Of Our Chaotic Federal Government

Posted on the 21 March 2017 by Jobsanger
Reich's Assessment Of Our Chaotic Federal Government Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (pictured) recently talked with his friends in Washington (on both sides of the aisle). Then he tweeted his assessment. He said:
1. Washington is more divided, angry, bewildered, and fearful — than I’ve ever seen it. 2. The angry divisions aren’t just Democrats versus Republicans. Rancor is also exploding inside the Republican Party. 3. Republicans (and their patrons in big business) no longer believe Trump will give them cover to do what they want to do. They’re becoming afraid Trump is genuinely nuts, and he’ll pull the party down with him. 4. Many Republicans are also angry at Paul Ryan, whose replacement bill for Obamacare is considered by almost everyone on Capitol Hill to be incredibly dumb. 5. I didn’t talk with anyone inside the White House, but several who have had dealings with it called it a cesspool of intrigue and fear. Apparently everyone working there hates and distrusts everyone else.  6. The Washington foreign policy establishment — both Republican and Democrat — is deeply worried about what’s happening to American foreign policy, and the worldwide perception of America being loony and rudderless. They think Trump is legitimizing far-right movements around the world.  7. Long-time civil servants are getting ready to bail. If they’re close to retirement they’re already halfway out the door. Many in their 30s and 40s are in panic mode.  8. Republican pundits think Bannon is even more unhinged than Trump, seeking to destroy democracy as we’ve known it. 9. Despite all this, no one I talked with thought a Trump impeachment likely, at least not any time soon — unless there’s a smoking gun showing Trump’s involvement in Russia’s intrusion into the election. 10. Many people asked, bewilderedly, “How did this [Trump] happen?” When I suggest it had a lot to do with the 35-year-long decline of incomes of the bottom 60 percent; the growing sense, ever since the Wall Street bailout, that the game is rigged; and the utter failure of both Republicans and Democrats to reverse these trends — they give me blank stares.

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