Washington, D.C. is surrounded by 7 of the richest counties in America.
It’s a swamp that may not be “drainable.”
Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Trump, told Charlie Rose on CBS 60 Minutes that the Republican establishment does not want to “drain the swamp” nor do they want to support the president’s “populist, economic, nationalist agenda to be implemented.” Bannon said neither Mitch McConnell nor Paul Ryan are fully behind the president in anything.
McConnell was against draining the swamp from day one. He said there was too much “scrutiny” over the reporting requirements of hiring staff, etc., and he wanted the president to “back off” from that idea.
Bannon said not supporting Trump is an “open secret” on Capitol Hill: “Everyone in this city knows it.”
The political class that exists in D.C. today has been built over the last 50 years. It is comprised of donors, consultants, lobbyists, and politicians who have been feasting at the taxpayers expense and aren’t about to give it up. You might say they have become a party unto themselves.
They are the permanent political class in Washington, D.C., made up of both Republicans and Democrats.
Since Bannon has returned to his journalism position at Breitbart, he will go to war with those who oppose President Trump.
Bannon says they will not repeal or replace Obamacare, but rather will “fix it.” The choice will be “it’s just too big to repeal.”
Trump’s agenda was three-fold:
Repeal and replace Obamacare by Easter.
Reform the tax code by August.
Have legislation to rebuild the infrastructure by the end of the year.
None have been accomplished, and it seems, if the permanent political class has their way, it will never be.