July 15, 2017

Trump quietly hires 71 to deregulate government oversight

The Outline - According to a joint report from The New York Times and ProPublica, Trump has quietly appointed 71 individuals to “deregulation teams,” 28 of which are conflicted in some significant way.

From the Times article:
The appointees include lawyers who have represented businesses in cases against government regulators, staff members of political dark money groups, employees of industry-funded organizations opposed to environmental rules and at least three people who were registered to lobby the agencies they now work for.

At the Education Department alone, two members of the deregulation team were most recently employed by pro-charter advocacy groups or operators, and one appointee was an executive handling regulatory issues at a for-profit college operator.

1 comment:

Bill Hicks said...

"Quietly," because most of the American media would rather shriek about the Russia nonsense that the evil Trump is doing that will adversely affect American citizens. Why? Probably because the oligarchs that own the media are secretly delighted to have Trump wreck the federal government even further.