How Betsy DeVos Bought a Seat on Trump’s Cabinet: Plutocracy and Fascism Have Become the New Norm

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Another travesty occurred today in Washington. If you followed the Senate confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, you quickly learned that she is totally unqualified to hold that position. She is a child of privilege; neither she or her children ever attended public school at any level. She has no knowledge of standard procedures within the educational system, and actually opposes public schools. She has also been accused of demonstrating a deep level of homophobia.

In another sad event for our government, DeVos received a 50-50 vote in the Senate. Trump’s illegitimate vice-president, Mike Pence, cast the deciding vote.

Why did Trump choose this unfit woman for what I believe is one of the most important cabinet positions? Always follow the money.

DeVos and her husband have been major contributors to Republican candidates. The multi-billionaires also contributed to Trump’s campaign. Although unconfirmed, a link between Robert Mercer, who funded much of Trump’s campaign in the final months, and DeVos is suspected. We know this to be the case with Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon.

It is very evident that DeVos was chosen to join Trump’s circle of sinners based upon loyalty and campaign contributions to GOP politicians; she has no other qualifications.

Most of my anger is directed at the Republican Party. By voting in favor of DeVos, they have proven that the American people are of no concern to any of them. They believe that only white, wealthy Americans deserve an excellent education, and an opportunity to attend college. This party of hypocrites hates the working class and believes that we are subservient to them.

Not one of Trump’s nominees or selections for his advisory staff are qualified for their positions. They are millionaires and billionaires whose only interest is their personal wealth.

Betsy DeVos is the negative trifecta,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a floor speech. “Negative on competence — she doesn’t even understand the basic aspects of education. Negative on philosophy — she disdains public education, where 90 percent of our kids are. And negative on ethics — her conflicts of interest are legion and she hasn’t, like some other Cabinet nominees, tried to erase them.”

Next up is white supremacist and unqualified Jeff Sessions. He will likely be your new Attorney General. Fascism has arrived in America.

Op-Ed

By James Turnage

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