Damian Paletta, reporting for The Washington Post:
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday said he doesn’t
understand why federal workers are visiting food banks during the
partial government shutdown, saying they should instead seek
low-interest loans from banks and credit unions to supplement
their lost wages.
“I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why,” Ross
said on CNBC when asked about federal workers going to food banks.
Ross is a billionaire and a longtime friend of President Trump.
His comment drew immediate criticism from House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi (D-Calif.). “Is this the ‘let them eat cake’ kind of
attitude?” she said. “Or call your father for money?”
Is there anyone left in the Trump administration who isn’t a complete asshole?
And, let’s face it, surely a bunch of unpaid federal workers are going into debt during this shutdown — most likely on high-interest credit cards.
★ Thursday, 24 January 2019