EDITORIAL

Trump’s latest high crime — stimulus looting

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Under the guise of bailing out family businesses, Trump, with Congressional backing, has encouraged an equal opportunity feeding frenzy among D.C. insiders from both parties.

The multi-trillion-dollar stimulus bailout was sold to the U.S. public, in part, as money to keep family businesses afloat. Instead, billions of dollars were siphoned off and given to high-priced law firms, special-interest groups, and D.C. lobbyists as forgivable loans.

Trump’s lawyers got up to $10 million. The firm that fundraises for Trump’s re-election and a consulting firm started by Obama’s former campaign manager both got loans of $1 million or more. Other lobbyists and lawyers got loans up to $10 million. It’s equal opportunity looting in D.C. these days.

Outrage isn’t enough anymore. Lobbyists amplify the voices of the rich. And mainstream politicians listen. We’ve got to kick all of them to the curb.

The swamp does need to be drained. And only a major transformation will do it. How about one short socialist feminist revolution. Any takers out there?

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