acting-man.com / MN Gordon / March 4, 2017
“We have assembled a best-in-class team of policy advisors to drive President Trump’s bold plan for job creation and economic growth.”
– Gary Cohn, Chief Economic Advisor to President Trump
The art and science of spending other people’s money is not an occupation suited to just anyone. Rather, it’s a skill reserved for the professional world-improver. To be successful, one must act with a zealous devotion to uplifting the down and out, no matter the cost.
Lawyers, bankers, economists, and government philosophers with fancy resumes, who attended fancy schools. These are the devoted fellows who comprise President Trump’s team of economic policy advisors. Moreover, these are the chosen associates who are charged with bringing Trump’s economic vision to fruition. Are they up to the task?
Only time will tell. But, already, it is quite evident that Trump’s economic policy advisors have their work cut out for them. During Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday night, he called for more jobs, more education, more military, and more affordable health insurance.
By all accounts the speech sounded delightful. Promises were made to spread the government’s slop far and wide. Trump pledged offerings that just about anyone and everyone – with the exception of grumpy face Bernie Sanders – could stand behind and applaud.
Indeed, articulating these plans is one thing. Using the force of government to execute them is another. This is where the advisors come in.