From Lehman Brothers collapse to the wrenching swings of the stock market – a look back at the major events that...
Y đã làm quản lý cho một Ngân Quĩ Trốn Thuế (tax haven hedge fund), bản doanh ở quần đảo Cayman, chuyên giúp các doanh nghiệp trốn thuế, rửa tiền.
Nhân vấn đề các doanh nghiệp Donald Trump nợ các nước ngoài, và do đó ảnh hưởng đến quốc sách và an ninh nước Mỹ, tên Mnuchin trả lời lửng lờ :
Hắn không hứa chắc là sẽ cho Quốc Hội biết số Donald Trump nợ ngoại bang là bao nhiêu, sau khi hắn nhận chức vị Bộ Trưởng Tài Chánh, trái lại, hắn còn phải hỏi ý Trump, (xin phép Trump) trước đã !!!
Nhân vấn đề chính Donald Trump mướn người vào chức vị Giám Sát Đạo Lý TT, và do đó chính y có quyền sa thải người ấy (nếu bất phục tùng), tên Mnuchin cũng trả lời lững lờ.
Xin xem video trong trang mạng để nghe cuộc chất vấn này.
Đa số thành viên nội các mà Trump mời vào đều thuộc hạng đại gia tỉ phú triệu phú Mỹ, họ sẽ cùng Trump phục vụ giai cấp cực giàu, như vậy thay vì "rút nước đầm lầy" như Trump hứa lúc ra tranh cử, cái "đầm lầy tại trung ương nhà nước" sẽ úng lụt càng sâu hơn nữa !
Khi xét đến bản chất chế độ "dân chủ" Mỹ, ta cần đặt câu hỏi : "Dân chủ chỗ nào ? Dân nào làm chủ?"
SH - Câu này được tác giả hỏi khá nhiều lần. Xin được mạn phép trả lời: Ở Mỹ này thì dân tài phiệt làm chủ! nếu ai có ý kiến xin cứ tự nhiên.
"Tại sao quốc dân Mỹ ngày càng sống khó khăn chật vật, mà các đại gia ngày càng giàu có, thế lực, thậm chí lọt vào trung ương, thao túng quốc sách ?"
Một nửa quốc dân ngu dốt, bầu chọn ẩu, toàn dân phải chịu khổ !!!
Vịnh Donald Trump :
cũng là áo mũ, cũng cân đai !
ta đây chứ phải nào như ai
dẫu ta đã nhiều phen khánh kiệt
lên làm Tổng Thống, thế mới oai !
:) cười mỉa !
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets
By Alan Rappeport
Mr. Mnuchin, who is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, also did not list his role as a director of ...
WASHINGTON — Steven T. Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick to be Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven, an omission that Democrats said made him unfit to serve in one of the government’s most important positions.
The revelation came hours before Mr. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, began testifying on Thursday before the Senate Finance Committee, which has historically been bipartisan in its demands for transparency from nominees. Mr. Mnuchin was ready to outline his vision for the economy and defend himself against claims that he headed a bank that ran a “foreclosure machine” during the financial crisis.
“The Treasury secretary ought to be somebody who works on behalf of all Americans, including those who are still waiting for the economic recovery to show up in their communities,” said Senator Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the committee. “When I look at Mr. Mnuchin’s background, it’s a stretch to find evidence he’d be that kind of Treasury secretary.”
In a hearing marked by sharp exchanges, Mr. Mnuchin struggled to answer questions about his use of tax havens as a hedge fund manager and whether he thought such loopholes should be closed.
Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat of Michigan, pointedly asked Mr. Mnuchin if he was using Cayman Islands corporations to avoid taxation. He responded that he was working on behalf of his clients, in accordance with the law.
“Let me just be clear again: I did not use a Cayman Islands entity in any way to avoid paying taxes for myself,” Mr. Mnuchin said. “I would love to work with the I.R.S. to close these tax issues that make no sense.”
He added: “I would support changing the tax laws to make sure they are simpler and more effective.”
Republicans came to Mr. Mnuchin’s defense, suggesting that none of his omissions were willful, and they gave strong indications that they would vote for him.
Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, defended Mr. Mnuchin’s business record and described him as extremely qualified for the job.
“Objectively speaking, I don’t believe anyone can reasonably argue that Mr. Mnuchin is unqualified for the position,” Mr. Hatch said. “If the confirmation process focused mainly on the question of a nominee’s qualifications, there would be little, if any, opposition to Mr. Mnuchin’s nomination.”
But the process was also focused on Mr. Mnuchin’s financial disclosure form, and that prompted intense scrutiny.
“In his revised questionnaire, Mr. Mnuchin disclosed several additional financial assets, including $95 million worth of real estate — a co-op in New York City, a residence in Southampton, New York, a residence in Los Angeles, California, and $15 million in real estate holdings in Mexico,” Democratic staff members of the Senate Finance Committee wrote in a memo on Thursday. “Mr. Mnuchin has claimed these omissions were due to a misunderstanding of the questionnaire.” (how can he qualify to be Secretary of Treasury if he failed to understand a financial questionnaire ? nth-fl)
According to the memo, Mr. Mnuchin also initially failed to disclose that he is the director of Dune Capital International, an investment fund incorporated in the Cayman Islands, along with management posts in seven other investment funds.
And he belatedly disclosed that his children own nearly $1 million in artwork.
Asked about the omissions at the hearing, Mr. Mnuchin described them as a simple mistake made amid a mountain of bureaucracy.
“I think as you all can appreciate, filling out these government forms is quite complicated,” Mr. Mnuchin said, noting that he had handed over 5,000 pages of disclosures. “Let me first say, any oversight, it was unintentional.”
Pressed as to whether his failure to disclose the information was an ethical lapse, Mr. Mnuchin insisted that he was following the guidance of his lawyers and made an innocent error.
“I assure you that these forms were very complicated,” he said, explaining that he had pledged to be forthcoming to “the best of my knowledge.”
Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, was unsatisfied with the response and shot back, “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the words ‘list all positions.’ ”
To that, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, added: “Never before has the Senate considered such an ethically challenged slate of nominees for key cabinet positions. Mr. Mnuchin’s failure to disclose his Cayman Islands holdings just reeks of the swamp that the president-elect promised to drain on the campaign trail.”
And American Bridge, the so-called Democratic super PAC, said Mr. Mnuchin’s holdings were a sign that Mr. Trump’s government would not look out for working class Americans.
“By slamming through Mnuchin, Senate Republicans are becoming accessories to Trump’s future corruption, helping him stack his cabinet with shady billionaires who, like Trump, will rig the government to serve their own interests at the expense of the American people,” said Shripal Shah, vice president of American Bridge.
Do we need any further evidence that our fading Democracy is in the final stages of becoming an entrenched plutocracy? Do the voters who cast their ballots for Trump understand what is happening? We have all but lost our voice in government, drowned out by the power of vast wealth and a Supreme Court decision that corporations should enjoy the same rights as citizens. Mr. Mnuchin is a poster boy for this careless and entitled uber-class. Oops, forgot to mention $100 million assets? Tsk tsk, so hard to keep track of these fussy personal finance details when he's so busy with matters of greater import.
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