Trump needs to be careful. It seems like he’s hanging out with a quite a few “swamp things” these days. Of course it should be remembered that Trump often used crony tools to his advantage such as eminent domain. So he may not even see these folks as swamp things. But he should.
Cronies play a strange game. It’s mixture of straight power, seduction, assumed privilege, and back scratching. It’s an ugly, big government game.
(From The American Thinker)
What Hillary Clinton supporter and contributor is already infiltrating the Trump administration? The answer should be obvious: famed Beltway robber baron Elon Musk.
Musk likes to prance around as a big-time industry mogul, as CEO of the electric car company Tesla and as chairman of the Space X rocket launch company. But a Los Angeles Times exposé calculated that Musk’s companies have benefited from $4.9 billion in government support. That support has taken the form of grants, tax breaks, factory construction, discounted loans, environmental credits, and tax credits and rebates to customers of Musk’s companies.
With nearly $5 billion in taxpayer-funded support, I could play a big-time industry mogul, too.