One of the pillars of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was his vow to dismantle government excess. One might imagine that meant Trump was going to rescind tax cuts for billionaires so they would be forced to pay their fair share of society’s costs and development. Instead what the American people are being treated to is an attempt to completely dismantle the social systems which have been the safeguards of American society. Trump has announced his pick to take the vitally important cabinet position of Secretary of Education, and who he chose is terrifying. Her name is Besty DeVos, a billionaire who donated millions of dollars to Trump’s campaign. You think the babble that Trump spewed about Clinton’s “pay for play” was something? Get a load of this.
DeVos belongs to the family which is the Republican party’s largest donors and she has made it known she expects a return on her investment. She is the leader of the American Federation for Children, whose entire purpose is to promote charter schools over public schools, which means she believes money should be removed from public school systems and given to private institutions.
Betsy DeVos is everything Donald Trump said is wrong in America — an ultra-wealthy heiress who uses her money to game the system and push a special-interest agenda that is opposed by the majority of voters.
All that remains is DeVos confirmation once Trump takes office, which will be a mere formality as the Republicans control both houses of congress and then the dominoes will begin to fall to the detriment of all in our society.