An Inherent Conflict Of Interest?


Sober thoughts from the ChicagoBoyz.

Best keep preparing for the consequences of imperial decline.

12 responses to “An Inherent Conflict Of Interest?

  1. Nope. All Mr. Trump needs to do is turn over daily operational control to others and agree to audits, VERY MUCH UNLIKE THE KLINTON FOUNDATION.

  2. These guys are a bunch of fucking nattering old women sounding limp wrists. That talk tough shit from a couple ten days ago and now this shit about some vacuous impropriety that “looks bad”? My first mother in law had better balls and bitched less.
    If the man gets people back to work. If the cost of living goes down. If the “special” citizens get slapped back into line with the rest of us then it’s more than I hoped for. I’ll enjoy any break in the wind. But Keep prepping.

  3. The founders never thought to dissolve their business’ when elected, because they new they would return to them after SERVING the country.
    It’s time we returned to that way of thinking, starting with term limits; Trump should NOT in any way discard his accomplishments.

  4. The whole idea of trusts blind or otherwise is the wrong direction. The idea being it clears the individual about voting in their best interest. Well we are well past that line of BS. Half the CongressCritters that enter Congress are richer when they leave.

    “In retrospect, I wish I had known more about the hazards and difficulties of such a business, especially during a recession of the kind that hit New England just as I was acquiring the inn’s 43-year leasehold. I also wish that during the years I was in public office, I had had this firsthand experience about the difficulties business people face every day. That knowledge would have made me a better U.S. senator and a more understanding presidential contender.

    My own business perspective has been limited to that small hotel and restaurant in Stratford, Conn., with an especially difficult lease and a severe recession. But my business associates and I also lived with federal, state and local rules that were all passed with the objective of helping employees, protecting the environment, raising tax dollars for schools, protecting our customers from fire hazards, etc. While I never have doubted the worthiness of any of these goals, the concept that most often eludes legislators is: “Can we make consumers pay the higher prices for the increased operating costs that accompany public regulation and government reporting requirements with reams of red tape.” It is a simple concern that is nonetheless often ignored by legislators.”
    — Sen. George McGovern

    Were members of Congress free to continue their business interests we would probably not have the EPA, OSHA, etc. The minute they passed a reg, they would be impacted by it in the pocket book. That is a great disincentive. Rather we should encourage the members to continue their interests, but report them as pubically as possible. As a historical note, none of the members of the Convention considered this an issue otherwise they would have provided for it.

  5. Sen. Jeff Sessions got it (NDAA 2012) wrong

    Rand Paul got it right. Rand Paul for AG??

  6. To hell with the nattering nabobs of nice-y-tisity.

    If “even the appearance of impropriety” were equally applied, the Klintoons would have been up in smoke decades ago.

    Ever fuck all these delicate dissections…

    Ity’s g-d damned Hammer Time!

  7. Trump could shit Skittles across the sky and piss Dom Perignon.The tards and snowflakes will hate his guts.Fuck em. Most have never met a man with balls before.

  8. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  9. SemperFi, 0321

    Dick Cheney, the king of Wyoming crooks. Word is, he and his cronies helped empty even the Wyoming school trust fund yrs ago. And left a woman holding the bag. What a guy!
    Trump will figure out the right way to deal with it, he won’t set himself up for a scandal.

  10. This is simply more distraction, designed to interfere with his assumption of office. No matter what he does, the Left will pick at it like an adolescent with acne. He should simply ignore them and go about his business as President.

    Where was the Left when Hillary was selling “pay for play” as Sec State, and stashing many millions in the Clinton Foundation “charity”? Talk about your conflict of interest.

  11. Screw ’em. It’s his stuff, let his corporate counsel respond to the krap, that’s what they get paid the buck$ for. They will largely recede into the background if he doesn’t continue to respond on a personal level like they’re attacking his corner grocery store. Get on with the operations of the Chief Executive.