Nepotist Trump Picks Jared Kushner to Head Fascist New Office of American Innovation (to Carry on the Dream of Bill Clinton)

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Trump’s New Plan: Govt as Company, Citizens as Customers, Kushner as CEO

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In the wake of the “failure” of the “repeal and replace” pledge, the president has announced he has picked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to head up a brand new government office in D.C. called the Office of American Innovation. According to the Washington Post it’s a new office “with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans (privatizing) and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

Kushner has been charged with meeting various heads of Big Business to get their ideas on what parts of Big Gubmint they want to bust off a piece of for themselves. It’s all about that old propaganda line “make government run like a business” which translates to “dismantle government on behalf of Big Business”

We all know The Donald wants to deregulate everything he can on behalf of Wall Street and Big Business. We all know he will eventually set in motion the end-game of the New Deal haters: the privatization of Social Security and the rest of the “entitlement” safety net. We all know his effort to “repeal and replace” was a dog and pony show they only dedicated 17 legislative days to before they threw up their hands and gave up, which ONLY serves the interests of Big Insurance. And since Big Insurance finances the reelection slush funds of BOTH Dems and Rethugs, it should be pretty obvious why they never even put it up for a vote in the House (can’t have Dem on record voting against Big Insurance, now can we?)

Deregulation, decreasing the tax burden on Big Business, imposing crippling austerity on the economy, massive reductions on government spending (except where the interests of Big Business are concerned) and the wholesale privatization of everything profitable in government. That’s Donald Trump’s agenda and we all know what that is called in the real world. Some idiots call this “liberty” but educated folks simply call it neoliberalism.

“extensive economic liberalization policies such as privatization, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private sector in the economy and society.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] These market-based ideas and the policies they inspired constitute a paradigm shift away from the post-war Keynesian consensus which lasted from 1945 to 1980.[10][11]  ” neoliberalism by definition

Neoliberalism is the economic ideology of Reagan and Thatcher as we all know but is also at the core of the policies of these folks as well:

“Since the presidency of Bill Clinton, Democrats have become increasingly anti-ideological (in word), opting instead for an approach cloaked in the garb of objectivity and pragmatism: No longer, for instance, would liberals favor, in principle, labor over business.

Simultaneously, however, despite liberals’ professed disdain for political doctrines, a new ideology arose in the place of the New Deal tradition, an ideology that would ultimately come to infect both of America’s major political parties: Neoliberalism

Bill Clinton, the embodiment of neoliberalism’s rise to prominence, insisted that it was necessary to end “the era of big government Common Dreams, Liberal Elites Hate the Left

Doing away with “big government” was the dream of Bill Clinton. A dream he worked hard at. Welfare Reform Act of 1996, NAFTA, repeal of Glass-Steagall, the Commodities Futures Modification Act of 2000 and the Telecommunications Act of 1996… and a host of other, lesser known neoliberal agenda items put forward by the fake progressive known as Bill Clinton.

In his State of the Union address in 1996, Bill Clinton (friend of Donald Trump) said “We have worked to give the American people a smaller, less bureaucratic government in Washington. And we have to give the American people one that lives within its means. The era of big government is over.”

It is not by coincidence that the Clinton’s inner party of neoliberal fake Dems back then, the Democratic Leadership Council, was partly funded by the Koch Brothers one of whom stuck with The Donald throughout his campaign.

Ironically, the presstitutes helping promote this fascist new office Trump has handed over to his son-in-law are reporting on it as some kind of “new idea” about how government should be run and they’re breathlessly praising the notion that some technocrats will be reshaping the government like some kind of heroic SWAT team or something. A SWAT team, I believe, is actually a good analogy. They’ll kick in the doors and plunder the household searching for what they consider to be violators.

“Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants (technocrats), the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington…” Washington Post

Fresh thinking. That’s funny. We first imposed neoliberal economic ideology on country in ’73 after we ran a coup in Chile to get rid of a left-leaning elected official. That economic plan was referred to as “the brick” and the resulting Miracle of Chile was a nightmare for the people of the country… that’s why the CIA chose a dictator to oversea their project. A man by the name of Augusto Pinochet.

Pinochet militarized the police, criminalized dissent and ended up disappearing thousands of Chileans over the course of his brutal rule.

In fact, we ALWAYS pick dictators to rule over our newly neoliberalized nations. We have to because pretty soon the citizenry of the countries come to understand what it is being done to them and as a result, they are ALWAYS expected to resist.

But don’t worry about the citizens of this country doing that. Jared Kushner has a new name for us: customers.

“The government should be run like a great American company,” Kushner said on Sunday. “Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.The Verge

Kushner also says the group of businessmen who make up his new gaggle of technocrats at this office will strive to be “non-ideological” which is an interestingly poignant little bit of code for those of you who are paying attention:

“In 2013, President Obama, speaking at a fundraiser in Medina, Washington — home to a small community of wealthy donors — expressed a sentiment that has become all too common among Democratic Party liberals.

I’m not a particularly ideological person,” the president said in a reassuring nod to those made anxious by Republican hysteria suggesting that Obama, despite his calm exterior, is in fact a raving revolutionary…

Since the presidency of Bill Clinton, Democrats have become increasingly anti-ideological (in word), opting instead for an approach cloaked in the garb of objectivity and pragmatism: No longer, for instance, would liberals favor, in principle, labor over business.” Common Dreams

Jimmy Dore rages almost daily about how the unDemocratic Party has turned it’s back on their constituents in favor of Big Business and their Big Business donors while Debbie over at the Sane Progressive rightly rants about how the “party of the people” hate real liberals and progressives in every video she does.

Code word cover like “non-ideological” and “anti-ideological” and “bi-partisan” and “centrist” find their way into our daily lives just like back in the day, the idea that “government should be run like a business” did. And for much the same reason.

Truth is, no one is more ideological than a neoliberal. They are rabid in their hatred of the left and you can see them coming a mile away.  And if you take just a second to reflect, you will remember you saw this coming as well:

“I also think that he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. I don’t think he is ideological. I think ultimately, he’s pragmatic in that way…” Barack Obama,  Real Clear Politics

It should also be pointed out that Obama said Trump wouldn’t repeal and replace ObamaCare at the same time he said he wasn’t ideological. It’s almost like they are reading from the same script, isn’t it?

In keeping with the bi-partisan theme I got going here, the new Office of American Fascism has already announced some big players in the game, specifically a number of big financial Hillary Clinton supporters like Apple executive Tim Cook and globalist extraordinaire, Bill Gates.

“Obviously it has to be done with corresponding values and principles. We don’t agree on everything,” said Benioff, a Silicon Valley billionaire who raised money for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaignWashington Post

You also have mega-rich Stephen Swartzman from the Blackstone group huddling up with the the technocrats helping them figure out how to “help” the American people by chopping up and selling off their government.

When government works at the behest of Big Business at the expense of the citizens (or should I call us “customers” now?), when government is so intertwined with Big Business you can’t tell one from the other, that’s fascism folks. At least, that’s what USED to be called fascism. Since fascism has been the objective these last few decades, “thought leaders” have been tasked with rewriting the definition.

To put fascism and this “new” project into perspective…

Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical, who has had meetings with the two previous administrations, said the environment under Trump is markedly different.

After he left a recent meeting of manufacturing chief executives with Trump, Liveris said, “Rather than entering a vacuum, I’m getting emails from the president’s team, if not every day, then every other day‘Here’s what we’re working on.’ ‘We need another meeting.’ ‘Can you get us more input on this?’ ” Washington Post

Not just a meeting every once and a while, but rather, daily communications asking for Dow Chemicals to help steer the Trump administration.

Does anyone know what Dow Chemical really is? It’s one of the most toxic U.S. corporations ever. They made Agent Orange, napalm, they don’t give a hoot about their own customers (citizens?), they screwed over the victims of the Union Carbide catastrophe while hiring private investigators to spy on Indian activists, they don’t give a rat’s behind about their workers (especially in neoliberalized nations) and if given enough corporate deregulation, they will find new ways to profit from turning the land around their processing plants into a literal wasteland.

Dow, Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs and globalist demi-God Bill Gates. That’s whose been given a free hand at the Office of American Fascism right alongside the entitled son-in-law of our new president.

It’s a glorious day for the fascists, is it not?

Yes Jimmy and Debbie, it is a one party system, the Business Party of Fascist America and The Donald is ushering in a brutal hyper-accelerated transition. But don’t worry, the Dems are focused on what really matters: Russia and the damn commies.

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19 Responses

  1. Our youngest daughter works for an agency called ‘Every Child Matters’. They do the kinds of things she went to college to study. She told us yesterday that it’s federal funding is suddenly ending. They’re having to close their doors.

    I don’t know what I was hearing to make me vote for Trump, but I’ll never vote again

    • “I don’t know what I was hearing to make me vote for Trump…”

      You were hearing Hillary and the DNC. The only “alternative” they offered was a middle finger thrust in your face. You were hearing fake leftist political correctness, which Democrats use to disguise their neoliberalism. You were hearing “more Obama, more war, and more inequality.” You were hearing a voice that correctly said, “Trump can’t be any worse, and he might even be better.”

      I don’t fault you one bit. I say that Hillary would have been just as neoliberal as Trump — in some ways more so, since Hillary would have enjoyed left cover. For example, when Hillary moved to privatize Social Security, and to nuke Russia, and you questioned her crime, you would have been a “sexist.”

    • I’m very sorry to hear that about your daughter. I remember you telling me about her and her job. I’m very sorry. But know this… it would have happened under Clinton anyway, I’m pretty sure. Again, I’m sorry Roy.

      • Thanks, Scott—and you, too, elizabeth and bluegreen.

        Jill is a fighter, though. She told us she is going to DC to fight for those kids.

        Go, girl!

    • At least Tronald is a relatively honest fascist. Dismantling of federal social programs was advertised and not unexpected. So we had that going for us. The joint Clinton/Trump campaign may even prove Marx right about the self-destructive nature of capitalism.

      Call me a featherheaded optimist but I hope that someday we’ll have actual politicians worth voting for.

      • “I hope that someday we’ll have actual politicians worth voting for.”

        Yes, perhaps one day the pendulum will swing back toward sanity. Perhaps there will be a pole shift, so to speak. The sun and the earth periodically shift their magnetic poles. No one knows why. If you run an electric current through a tank of liquid sodium, the tank will periodically and spontaneously flip its poles. No one knows why. Maybe human society is like that. Maybe “shift happens.”

        Maybe.

  2. Very nicely done Scott. My compliments.

    One small quibble: You say that neoliberalism entails “decreasing the tax burden on Big Business.” I hold that no one in the USA, rich or poor, should have to pay federal taxes (as opposed to state and local taxes) since the U.S. government has no need for tax revenue. With less federal taxation, smaller companies could hire more people. Meanwhile big corporations pay little or no federal taxes anyway.

    I say the only reason we should keep federal taxes is to punish companies that screw American workers. For example, we can tax companies that derive most of their profits from overseas sweatshops. As things are now, taxes are used to increase inequality, not reduce it. Big corporations pay less than zero taxes, while their smaller competitors pay too much in federal taxes.

    I say let’s change the way that federal taxation is used, or else let’s end federal taxation altogether. (State and local taxation is a separate matter.)

  3. “Kushner also says the group of businessmen who make up his new gaggle of technocrats at this office will strive to be ‘non-ideological’…” ~ S.C.

    Neoliberals are fanatically ideological (everything must be privatized, and handed to the rich). However neoliberals call themselves “non-ideological” (or “non-partisan,” or “bipartisan”) in order to camouflage their crimes.

    When the media outlets mention a “non-partisan” group, watch out, because the group wants to enslave you. “Non-partisan” means neoliberal, or else fake left.

    Neoliberals call themselves “non-ideological” in order to pose as rational, balanced, and grounded in common sense. For neoliberals (who are fanatically ideological) the barest call for minimum human decency is despicably “ideological.”

    If we beg neoliberals to please not reduce our planet to a wasteland, we are “left wing extremist ideologues.”

    • Elizabeth, I’d say neoliberals are doctrinaire and even dogmatic. I can’t bring myself to believe they have “ideals”.

      • Their ideal is feudalism, in which a handful of brutal oligarchs own everything and everyone. Their dream, their goal, and their paradise is an Ayn Randian dystopia in which the oligarchs are gods, and everyone else is their livestock.

        Theirs is the ideology of the virus, or the cancer cell.

  4. I sound like a broken record, but Paul Craig Roberts hasn’t quite smelled the coffee. He apparently still believes (to a degree) in the narrative of “Trump the Peacemaker/Savior of the Middle Class”, despite all the contrary evidence.
    @Roy: I voted third-party (Socialist Equality), hopeless as it might be. I wish Dems, Libertarians and Repubs would just retire instead of actively worsening the world. Same for their analogues the world over.
    Like Obama, Trump’s fans will live in denial of the bad things his administration will do.

    • Paul Craig Roberts is too old to learn anything new. Roberts still does not understand economics, or US. government finances, despite having been an assistant Secretary of the Treasury. And he still thinks that Trump is somehow “anti-war,” despite Trump’s continuation of the Empire’s wars, and despite the invasion of Syria.

      Now aged 78, Roberts suffers from a kind of dementia that consists of withdrawal into a dream world. Occasionally he has inklings of lucid thought, only to regress once again.

  5. OFF TOPIC

    Bernie Sanders says he will “shortly” introduce a bill calling for Universal Medicare.

    Sanders’ bill will include unnecessary tax increases, or else it will not mention taxes, in which case the private insurance industry will order its puppet politicians to ask, “How will you pay for it?” Either way, politicians will falsely claim that if workers want Single Payer, then workers must have their taxes quadrupled. (This is not the case in any country that has Single Payer, and which can create its own currency out of thin air, but let’s not let facts interfere with neoliberal lies.)

    (continued)

    • OFF TOPIC

      Bernie Sanders says he will “shortly” introduce a bill calling for Universal Medicare.

      Sanders’ bill will include unnecessary tax increases, or else it will not mention taxes, in which case the private insurance industry will order its puppet politicians to ask, “How will you pay for it?” Either way, politicians will falsely claim that if workers want Single Payer, then workers must have their taxes quadrupled. (This is not the case in any country that has Single Payer, and which can create its own currency out of thin air, but let’s not let facts interfere with neoliberal lies.)

      (continued)

      • Whoops. That was a repeat. Sorry.

        What kills Single Payer is not politicians or the private insurance industry. No, what kills it is the average American’s delusion that federal tax dollars are physical and limited. In reality, federal dollars are non-physical and non-limited, like points on a scoreboard. When you watch a sports event, do you need to pay a “points tax” for points to be added to the scoreboard? Do referees need to “borrow points” when they change the scoreboard? No. We can have Single Payer even if federal taxes are lowered to zero.

        Sanders knows all this. By refusing to admit it, he poses as a progressive, while he protects the private insurance thieves who own him.

        (continued)

        • Some Democrats will now call for Single Payer, since they know that the Republican majority will kill it. In this way Democrats will safely pose as “progressives,” knowing that there will be no cost for the people who own them (Big Pharma, the insurance industry, etc).

          Incidentally there are growing rumors that the Koch brothers worked to kill TrumpCare, because they feared that TrumpCare would lead the masses to demand Single Payer.

  6. He also thinks that Turkey is still on board with the Syrian regime change.

  7. Public-Private Partnerships—PPPs, that’s what this is. Anyone know of Joan Veon? She died in 2010, but there are a few videos of her talking about PPP’s in depth, and they are disturbing, to say the least.
    I can’t imagine how Trump advocates are going to spin these privatization efforts.

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