Like Obama, like Trump: Biden embraces Goldman Sachs bankers after Electoral College win

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    • #385818
      jbnw
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      Sounds like DNC / Thirdway is really the right forum for Joe Biden news and discussion.

      From https://on.rt.com/axce :

      Despite spending the campaign season painting himself as the anti-Trump, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden has further followed in his predecessor’s footsteps, appointing not one but two Goldman Sachs alums to his cabinet.

      Ex-Goldman banker Eric Goldstein, who worked on the investment bank’s Merchant Banking division for nearly two decades, will join Biden’s Homeland Security Review Team, Politico revealed on Monday. His erstwhile colleague Monica Maher – currently vice president of cyber threat intelligence at Goldman Sachs – has been appointed to the National Security Council Review Team.

      The timing of the appointments is auspicious, coinciding with the Electoral College vote to officially certify Biden’s victory. While it’s not clear whether the Biden team deliberately chose to swear fealty to the bank that has become a byword for neoliberal excess after it was too late for electors to change their minds, coziness with Goldman Sachs has proven an unwieldy albatross necklace for several of Biden’s predecessors.

      Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for example, was eviscerated on the campaign trail in 2016 over her apparent coziness with Wall Street and Goldman in particular, slammed by Democratic socialist rival Bernie Sanders over her refusal to release the transcripts of several highly-paid speeches she gave to the bank. Supposed transcripts of the speeches released by WikiLeaks ahead of the vote had Clinton gushing that only Wall Street insiders were qualified to regulate Wall Street, suggesting the candidate planned to hand regulatory power to the same people who’d broken the economy in 2008.

    • #385823
      Satan
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      ….like actual economic TERRORISTS from Gold Mansacks.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #385826
      djean111
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      For fuck’s sake.  All this hand-wringing over stuff we all knew was going to happen is ridiculous. And Biden does not give a flying fuck about how it looks to anyone.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

    • #385923
      mrdmk
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      There is no doubt that Biden showed Obama the way to these guys

      My belief is most people here knew this was coming

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      jbnw
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