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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. They laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Press Release

Rick Perry Uniquely Unqualified to Lead Department of Energy

WASHINGTON -

Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee is holding its hearing on Donald Trump’s nominee for the Department of Energy, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Friends of the Earth Senior Political Strategist Ben Schreiber issued the following response:

Perry is uniquely unqualified to run the Department of Energy. Perry had no idea that the DOE’s main responsibility was overseeing the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal when he accepted the job. The only conclusion we can draw is that Trump also had no idea what the Department of Energy really does. The Senate needs to perform its important oversight function and reject Perry instead of simply enabling Trump to undermine the pillars of our country. Republicans are showing that they are committed to cracking down on ethics oversight, not on ethical violations.

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