Jamie Dimon is the CEO of one of America’s largest banks, J P Morgan. Over the last 12 months, it showed a profit of 26.5 billion dollars; a record for a U.S. bank. But Mr. Dimon is not satisfied.
Mr. Dimon turned down Trump’s offer to become Secretary of the Treasury, and is displeased with his administration’s policies.
“It’s almost an embarrassment being an American traveling around the world and listening to the stupid shit Americans have to deal with,” he said. “At one point, we would have to get our act together, do what we’re supposed to do to the average American.”
He stated that the focus of Trump’s circle of sinners has been diverted from the needs of average Americans. Healthcare, the budget, and repairing our infrastructure have been mentioned, but nothing is being done. Trumpcare will be a disaster, and a gift to the wealthy, as will his proposed budget and blueprint for repairing our roads, bridges, and waterways.
“We need infrastructure reform,” he said. “We need corporate tax reform. We need better skills and education. If we don’t focus on these things, we are hurting average Americans every day.
“The USA has to start to focus on policy which is good for all Americans, and that is regulation, tax, education, we have to get those things done. You guys [journalists] should be writing a lot more about that stuff. That is holding it back and hurting the average American citizen if we don’t do it.
“It’s not a Republican issue, it’s not a Democratic issue. Why you guys don’t write about it every day is totally beyond me.
“I just got back from Israel, Ireland and France – three countries that deeply recognize the importance of having a business tax scheme for jobs and wage growth. We don’t have that.”
Mr. Dimon ‘nailed it.’ The blame can be placed directly upon the millions of uninformed voters who cast their ballots for the least qualified candidate in American history. Trump has no idea what he is doing, and he refuses to learn. His vice-president has only a slightly longer resume, but he is also bigoted. His cabinet is filled with billionaires who know nothing about government, and have a single goal; to enhance their personal wealth, while destroying the very agencies they command. His chief policy adviser is a white nationalist whose suggestions would isolate our nation from other developed countries. Trump employs ‘paid liars’ to mislead his plans for destroying democracy in Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Our nation will never survive four years of a Trump administration, and the pathetic failures of his Republican Party which lacks the ability to govern effectively.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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