Prominent Republican Henry Paulson, treasury secretary to Bush: "I will not vote for Donald Trump. I will not cast a write-in vote. I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton"

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    Jun 25, 2016 9:44 PM GMT
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-henry-paulson-op-ed-hillary-clinton-election-2016/Adding to a growing list, Hillary Clinton has another prominent Republican squarely in her corner thanks to Donald Trump: Henry Paulson, the treasury secretary to former President George W. Bush.

    "With Donald Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee, we are witnessing a populist hijacking of one of the United States' great political parties," Paulson wrote in a blistering Washington Post op-ed Friday, calling the billionaire's brand of populism one "rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism."

    "This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American," said Paulson, a former Goldman Sachs chief executive who spearheaded the 2008 Wall Street bank bailout as treasury secretary.

    "Enough is enough," he wrote. "It's time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump."

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    Jun 29, 2016 2:59 PM GMT
    Well ElephantPoster this is hardly a surprise. Paulson identifies with Wall Street who bought and paid for the Hildebeast.

    Trump is a threat to globalists of all stripes. Moving jobs back to US and re-negotiating trade agreement will blow a hole in income inequality and give the middle class a boost.

    A vote for Clinton means continued decimation of the middle-class. Very unhealthy indeed for society.

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    Jun 29, 2016 8:14 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidWell ElephantPoster this is hardly a surprise. Paulson identifies with Wall Street who bought and paid for the Hildebeast.

    Trump is a threat to globalists of all stripes. Moving jobs back to US and re-negotiating trade agreement will blow a hole in income inequality and give the middle class a boost.

    A vote for Clinton means continued decimation of the middle-class. Very unhealthy indeed for society.



    Hi plagiarist unable to think for yourself.

    Besides that your argument makes less the point that Pres Bush's Treasury Secretary wasn't very Republican but more that Clinton is generally too conservative for my tastes, so you've not won that, if Trump is as you say to bring back jobs, then why would he refuse to hire Americans at Mar a Lago? Whey did he not flag his yacht American to come under American rules of employment? Never mind to pay American taxes on American profits protected by American military and fostered by American infrastructure.

    I get that you're trying to hold onto whatever shred of dignity might be left your party, but you might want to try grabbing onto something more substantial because that argument falls on its face in the face of his own record.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-decries-outsourced-labor-yet-he-didnt-seek-made-in-america-in-2004-deal/2016/03/13/4d65a43c-e63a-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html
    Trump has profited from foreign labor he says is killing U.S. jobs

    Donald Trump wanted to market a line of men’s clothing that would bear his name.

    He told people working with him to help find a company known for producing quality merchandise on a mass scale. In the end, Trump signed on with Phillips-Van Heusen, a manufacturer of affordable shirts produced in factories in 85 countries.

    The 2004 deal — one of the first of many merchandise-licensing arrangements in which Trump attached his name to products made by foreign workers and sold in the United States — is relevant today as the billionaire businessman wages a populist presidential campaign in which he accuses companies of killing U.S. jobs by moving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of cheap labor and lax workplace regulations.

    Documents and interviews reveal the personal role Trump played in negotiating the deal. Participants said they could not recall him expressing a preference that products be made in the United States.

    “Finding the biggest company with the best practices is what was important to him,” said Jeff Danzer, who was vice president of the company hired by Trump to broker the deal. “Finding a company that made in America was never something that was specified.”


    So bring back American jobs? Bullshit. He's the one who's been exporting our jobs overseas. Your guy is full of shit.