MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas appeared on the Morning Joe and pointed out the reality about the current crop of Right Wing Republican Conservatives that have hijacked our government.
Once we understand what these Right Wing Conservative Republicans mean about "small government," it is clear how we must counteract their hypocrisy. The Morning Joe panel was discussing HHS Secretary Tom Price racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars on chartered jet travel throughout the country instead of using commercial airlines or ground transportation.
"It's telling too that no one seemed to view this as a problem until it became public over the last couple of days because you have repeated trips taken over and over again at taxpayer expense where it wasn't frankly required," said Morning Joe's Willie Geist. "There's not an instinct to say wait a minute this is wrong."
They've hijacked our government
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"Leaders set a tone," said Anand Giridharadas. "We all know Donald Trump lived until recently in a house with a stuffed lion and gilded every inch. So they live in a world in which people live in gold and don't see the realities which other people live. The amazing thing to build on your point about the jets, there's an unseemly quality to them being in jets. But that's actually not the real issue. The real issue is these people don't believe in the use of government to help people with cancer. They don't believe in the use of government to help people from going into bankruptcy because their kid got a relatively minor illness. But they do believe in the supreme power is a necessity of the United States government flying them places for thousands of dollars, tens of thousands of dollars that you can get, you know, for a hundred bucks on Expedia. So our government has been hijacked by people who don't believe in the use of government except for themselves."
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