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OMG: Trump Says that He Alone Will Oversee the $500 Billion Slush Fund

I said earlier today that we’d be better off if someone walked into a meeting of the board of trustees of the local community college, looked to one side of the table, and arbitrarily said: “You five, come with me, you will be in charge of the entire national response to the Coronavirus in 4 hours” – we honest to god would be better off.

That was before I heard that Trump is now asserting he will have the final say on that $500 billion slush fund.

This is a man who charges the Secret Service full rates to stay at his resorts. This is a man who organized a deal for American military planes to land in Scotland to refuel and spend some Relaxation time at his place – billed to the military. This is the man who owns a hotel up the road where people from certain wealthy nations might mistakenly pay more than the room rate, maybe two zeroes (speculating), and Trump will know – and be their friends.

Donald Trump wants complete control of a slush fund to help “struggling companies,” quickly, but without reporting on the money for six months – and I will bet those reports will be very confusing and incomplete. What is stopping this man from granting $3 Billion to a company that asked for $2.5, with a certain understanding of where part of that extra $500 million would go, some business at Trump resorts, paying extra-high rates.

It is downright Putinesque, or at least on that road.

I desperately want the Democrats to solidify direct payments for the lower-paid Americans$75K down means $2-3K. But I understand why they have made this their primary objection. Perhaps there is room there. Perhaps a slush fund of $25 Billion (they just want a slush fund, $25Billion is still a lot), in trade for the money to workers.

Who knows?

I know it is insane to have Donald Trump as head of this nearly untraceable money. I know the impact of giving him that kind of power. I know why Republicans insist upon doing it. It is a major major step toward dictatorship – even if people don’t know it, or report it that way.

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Peace, y’all

Jason

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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.

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