Keys to the king­dom

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

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

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