Keys to the kingdom
Your so-called president was at his worst last week. Following what I believe is his unconstitutional, un-American and unjust ban on immigrants, primarily Muslims, he rescinded an EPA regulation so coal companies can dump their waste in rivers and streams. In the heat of the regulatory fever he ended a requirement that investment advisers act in a fiduciary capacity and put their clients’ financial interests above their own.
So how is the white working-class who elected this yahoo being helped? Have you always wanted a little coal dust in your drinking water? Do you think investment bankers and stockbrokers are doing so poorly we need to let them sell even riskier investments to retirees to earn higher fees?
Removing consumer safety protection and bank regulations won’t create jobs. It will create another era of Wall Street greed and profligacy.
It appears that thanks to the racist, anti-immigrant fringe vote; the anti-abortion, homophobic Christian evangelicals; and direct Russian interference, the keys to the kingdom have been handed to a mentally and unstable, egotistical con man who only cares about himself and his businesses, his rich friends, and his fake tan.
Some 80,000 voters in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were able to offset the votes of millions of citizens from the west and east coasts. Perhaps God will forgive them. I cannot.
DAVID ELI COCKCROFT Little Rock