Posts Tagged ‘presidency’

Trump Victory Greeted With Global Financial Panic

November 9, 2016

Trump Victory Greeted With Global Financial Panic

The political triumph of reality TV star Donald J. Trump in the United States presidential election was greeted by a 700-point drop in the stock market and a plunging US dollar. This is all familiar territory for President-Elect Trump, who has pledged to run the government like the businesses he bankrupted six times.

God Save the Republic.


“Financial markets tumble amid Trump’s surprising election-night performance,” Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

“Markets plunge worldwide as Trump shows surprising strength,” Ylan Q. Mui and Simon Denyer, Washington Post


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President Romney Demands Financial Disclosure

November 8, 2012

President Romney Demands Financial Disclosure

The Transition Team website for President-Elect Willard Mitt Romney had a sneak preview yesterday, and Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard saved a few screenshots before it went dark again. Looking for a job in the Romney Administration? “Government service is not for everyone,” warns the site, which also cautions:

“The financial holdings and sources of income for most applicants under serious consideration must be disclosed for review for possible conflicts of interest, and any conflicts must be remedied by divestiture, creation of special trusts, etc.”

This from a man who refused to release his own tax information.

Like his economic policies (tax cuts for the rich, corporate deregulation), Mr. Romney appears to have cribbed this from George W. Bush. The Bush transition site language is identical.

This is sad news for Rafalca Romney, a galloping favorite for Cayman Islands Ambassador. Told to turn over tax returns, Rafalca replied “Whoa!”