Saturday Shithead Review

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This weeks Shithead is Steve Mnuchin, ‘money boy with greedy tendencies’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren had a confounding exchange with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a Senate Banking Committee hearing today. Mnuchin indicated that the Trump administration supports a 21st century version of the Glass-Steagall Act, except for the part about separating commercial and investment banks, which is substantially what is meant by Glass-Steagall.

Warren wasn’t having it.

Responding to Mnuchin’s earlier testimony that the White House didn’t support “a separation of banks from investment banks,” the Massachusetts senator pointed out that “The president and this administration have repeatedly said that they support a 21st century Glass-Steagall.”

Indeed, Mnuchin said these words in his confirmation hearings. National Economic Director Gary Cohn has said the same. And the 2016 Republican Party platform adds explicitly, “We support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which prohibits commercial banks from engaging in high-risk investment.” As Warren said to Mnuchin, “Now you’ve just said the opposite.”

@ TI

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14 Responses to Saturday Shithead Review

  1. micki says:

    Thanks, Den, for your response on yesterday’s thread.

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    • Den says:

      A bit late, I was gone all day.

      The whole issue brings up question of who is getting all the money being poured into the ACA by patients? Why can’t Hospitals afford to upgrade their OS’s?

      Because BIG Insurance won’t pay what services cost, instead they rely on pre-set charges for procedures leaving Doctors and Hospitals to cover their own losses which means cutting back on OS upgrades.

      OS upgrades cost a bloody fortune, all computers or terminals are replaced, software is changed as well as the OS. Choosing patient care over OS upgrades is the first choice for many leaving them vulnerable to predators. 😦

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      • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

        It’s too bad Microsoft is interested in selling updated Windows more than protecting the people using any of their Window systems, especially Windows XP. I can see why people are reluctant to upgrade, XP is easy to use, I’m still using my old computer with XP. I don’t surf the net from there, I use this machine, and no one emails me there. I send emails to myself all the time from this computer, I’m always sending photos to be filed, etc.

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        • David B. Benson says:

          As I understand the matter, Microsoft agreed to provide free security upgrades for XP.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Old Post Office in 27 minutes again. Clouds & sun.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Round trip took 54 minutes. A flitting butterfly. Never stopped to sup.

      Day 7: 370+54=424 minutes. That’s a lot for not trying hard.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    About The Donald: “The simple fact could be that someone’s a crook.”

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Brian came over this morning to investigate the A/C outside. First off, Carol hasn’t cleaned it…no one told me to, or showed me how, I know now. He opened a little box on the side that has the electrical wires in it and low and behold there was a mouse nest in there AND the little rodents gnawed a couple wires apart. Brian fixed them, cleaned the thing out and hosed off the coils. When we fired it up his thermometer was registering 68° coming out of the LR register. Nest hot day we’ll find out if it will, indeed, cool the place down.

    We’re back to cool weather. I wore my winter coat on my walk last night, believe it or not. Going out shortly, not sure what I’ll end up wearing but I’ll try to start out with my sweatshirt.

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  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Jill finally quit her job but her boss wants her to come in a couple days a week until he can replace her. Brian told her to do it already because she’s always unhappy and moaning and groaning about the drive, and having no time for life, etc. She’s going to pick up per diem jobs for the rehab place she signed up with, plus she went to visit other PTA places that she knows to pick up part time slots. The biggest problem will be she’ll have to buy her own health insurance. *sigh*

    So, tomorrow morning Jill and I are going to the local greenhouse to buy our spring plants. Monday her and Brian are going to a concert in Ann Arbor, then one day this week her and I will head up to Okemos to return the one pair of shoes I bought last week and hit the Margarita place on the way home. I, for one, am liking Jill not having a job, lol.

    Time to go outside and listen to the birds. So many birds at the feeders, the grape jelly cup, the hummingbird feeder which the oriole also drinks from. LOTS of action out there now.

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  6. Den says:

    I am on Earth to help, just ask…refuse at your own peril.

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  7. Den says:

    Rich boys’ son-in-law is the ‘person of interest’ in the latest investigation hoopla.

    No big surprise there.

    Maybe rich boy is in SA to arrange another 9/11 to keep him in place.

    I never trust anyone wearing sheiks clothing.

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  8. Den says:

    Angry Robot tricks:

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