We can’t fix what is wrong with government without having new people involved — people who are not beholden to the Washington establishment.–Tom Reed
What Tom Reed thinks is wrong with government or how Trump’s cabinet might fix it, he doesn’t say.
- What is wrong with the State Department that Rex Tillerson, an oil company executive without foreign policy experience, is expected to fix?
- What is wrong with the Department of Justice that Jeff Sessions, a person with a checkered reputation thought to be hostile to voting rights, is expected to fix?
- What is wrong with the Department of Education that Betsy DeVos, an advocate of privatization with limited knowledge of education, is expected to fix?
- What is wrong with the Department of Health and Human Services that Tom Price, an opponent of affordable health care who is accused of abusing his office for private gain, is expected to fix?
- What is wrong with the Department of Housing and Urban Development that Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and political wannabe, is expected to fix?
- What is wrong with the Environmental Protection Agency that Scott Pruitt, who disfavors Federal environmental regulations is expected to fix.
Similar questions could be asked about other proposed cabinet members. We should ask Tom Reed to explain.
Tom Reed, like President Trump, has an inflated opinion of his own expertise. Reed claims knowledge of manufacturing, agriculture, economics, and other fields of study in which he has no known education or experience. Lacking experience in government himself, the President might well have appointed persons with helpful expertise; instead he seems to have preferred the inexperienced. Even Tom Reed pretends he can offer the President useful advice.