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In a new blog post, the Revolving Door Project explains how the looming government shutdown imposed by House Republicans is poised to help corporate crooks.
Revolving Door Project Senior Researcher Kenny Stancil issued the following statement:
“A Heritage Foundation-led coalition of reactionary groups recently published a 1,000-page ‘Project 2025’ handbook outlining the MAGA plan to fire 50,000 dedicated civil servants and replace them with an ‘army’ of Trump sycophants if the disgraced ex-president and coup leader (or some other authoritarian demagogue) wins the 2024 election. The forthcoming Republican-manufactured shutdown offers a terrifying preview of the kind of destructive federal government that right-wing forces are working to implement on a permanent basis: one in which corporate criminals can exploit workers, dispossess the public, and pollute the environment with impunity.”
Revolving Door Project Senior Researcher Emma Marsano issued the following statement:
“As we have long argued, President Biden and his administration have significant power to protect the public from corporate executives’ greed, using already existing regulation that empowers diverse federal agencies to crack down on corporate exploitation and wrongdoing. When MAGA Republicans threaten a shutdown, in addition to holding crucial government services hostage, they are also enabling white-collar villains to continue their abuses.”
Revolving Door Project Executive Director Jeff Hauser issued the following statement:
“Corrupt bankers want financial regulators to stay home. Polluters want environmental regulators idling away at hobbies rather than protecting the air and water. Ordinary American workers and consumers already suffer because the federal agencies tasked with protecting them have been systematically enfeebled by two generations of neoliberals cutting their capacity—but a shutdown makes a bad situation even worse. Joe Biden must be direct with voters and tell them that the worst actors in corporate America are the biggest beneficiaries of the Republican shutdown.”
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