November 23, 2016

Allison for SecTreas

Well, I did not get Michelle Rhee for Secretary of Education, but I understand the new pick to be highly pro-school-choice.

The next kiss to build a dream on comes from Reason

Bloomberg reports that John Allison, a former president and CEO of the Cato Institute, is on Trump's short-list for Treasury Secretary. Allison ran the Washington, D.C., based libertarian think tank from October 2012 until April 2015 and continues to sit on the organization's board today. He is also the former CEO of BB&T, a North Carolina-based investment bank, which he ran from 1989 until 2008.

Allison is well thought of 'round these parts [Review Corner]. Plus he was John Galt in Don Luskin's "I Am John Galt," [Why in this video]

Trump Revolution Posted by John Kranz at November 23, 2016 4:57 PM

Whoot! Go JA! Go JA!

But let's not get too optimistic about how far and how fast government can be scaled back. Chucky Schumer says he'll fight "tooth and nail" to block repeal of both Dodd Frank and Obamacare.

I suspect Trump will find ways to negotiate the Washington legislative swamp without resorting to "a phone and a pen" but it's going to be frustratingly, mind-numbingly slow, at least to begin with.

Posted by: johngalt at November 23, 2016 6:44 PM | What do you think? [1]