Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) and the mainstream media have rejoiced as they have watched Cohn, along with Jared Kuschner, his wife Ivanka Trump and former Goldman Sachs partner Dina Powell, soften White House policy on issues such as cutting regulations, immigration enforcement, and Obamacare repeal.
Cohn’s former political affiliation and past support of Obama is certainly noteworthy. Cohn’s liberal views could distort Trump’s agenda. For example, Cohn has taken a major role in crafting the White House’s stance on tax reform. Recently, in searching for a revenue source needed to balance proposed cuts in tax rates, it was reported that Cohn suggested a carbon tax. The idea was quickly shot down, but its very consideration was alarming. Trump campaigned on dismantling Obama’s Clean Power Plan, has proposed sharp cuts in the budget of the EPA and wants to resuscitate our coal industry. How does a carbon tax fit into that program?
Cohn is also reportedly a free-trade advocate, and has appointed Andrew Quinn to the Economic Council as Special Assistant to the President for International Trade. Quinn was one of the lead negotiators of the multi-national TPP trade pact that Trump savaged on the campaign trail and has since junked. How will Quinn work to revise our trade commitments and revise NAFTA?
Other areas of concern about Democrat Cohn would be; he does not want to build the wall. He does not care about tax reductions he does not care about giving people in the middle class more of their earned income back, and he has been described as a dedicated globalist.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s unofficial adviser and Ivanka’s husband, was the driving force behind hiring Gary Cohn. Kushner has a history of financing Democratic causes, contributing $101,950 to Democratic campaigns and committees since 1999, according to a review of Federal Election Commission records. Kushner has contributed to committees supporting various Democratic politicians, including those that were friendly to Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform.
Kushner contributed $2,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 campaign for U.S. Senate in New York and later contributed $4,000 to the committee supporting then-Sen. Clinton in 2003. Other recipients of Kushner’s contributions would include Sens. Chuck Schumer (M/P., N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) and Marxist/Progressive (Democratic) lawmakers who cheered Obama for granting temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in November 2014, an executive action that has been put on hold pending a ruling from the Supreme Court.
Cohn has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Reince Priebus. Cohn, Kushner, and Ivanka are all left leaning on many policies. Kushner and Ivanka certainly have the ear of Trump and Cohn seems to now be in the inner circle as well. We have evidenced that many of Trump’s campaign policies, policies which he said were firm policies and would not be altered, are being changed with sharp left leaning changes. Is this a sign of the future? Will the Trump administration become a Cohn, Kushner, Ivanka administration?
Freedom Loving Americans have strong reason to be concerned. We were promised a full repeal of Obamacare. We were promised a closed border. We were promised a revision of our trade policy so American companies were on a level playing field. We were promised a revised tax code with greatly reduced rates. We were promised an immediate and continued reduction of Obama’s regulations. We were promised the “swamp would be drained.” Now we must be ever vigilant and be sure these promises are kept. Cohn, Kushner, and Ivanka oppose much of what was promised. Now is not the time to relax, but it is the time to become even more aggressive and demanding that we return to the principles upon which this nation was founded; individualism, rule of law, limited government, divided government, and rule by the people.