Corruption

Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Would Like You to Know How Corrupt He Is

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

If you have concerns or issues you'd like to see former representative and current White House budget director and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) chief Mick Mulvaney address, that's fine, but you better pay up.

Mulvaney spoke at the American Bankers Association conference yesterday where he boasted that the only way to get his attention is to give him money.

We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” Mr. Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker from South Carolina, told 1,300 bankers and lending industry officials at an American Bankers Association conference in Washington. “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.

Oh.

As you may know, Mulvaney received a significant amount of money from the payday lending industry before he joined the White House and became the CFPB director and, as the director, he has shut down the bureau's investigations of the payday lending industry.

Mulvaney's status as both Trump's budget director and the CFPB director puts him in a unique position to give banks what they want or, at the very least, turn a blind eye to everything they do. You may also recall a recent report that Mulvaney's office at the White House would be working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to determine how it would apply vague sections of the GOP's tax cuts.

In his speech at the American Bankers Association, Mulvaney may as well have told them where to park the truck.

It's not a conspiracy theory if they openly confess in front of 1,300 people.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Some years ago I saw an interview with a Congressman who said that they should be able to supplement their income with speaking fees and consulting jobs . And that if they weren’t to do that then they should be paid more.

    In short, he was pretty clearly said that he was available to the highest bidder. If the people of the US were only going to pay him so much to represent their interests, then he’d listen to whoever paid him more.

    Still irks me no end that the reporter didn’t call him on it. Almost as much as it pisses me off the the Congresscritter saw absolutely nothing wrong with being being open to bribes, or even recognizine that that was what he was saying.

  • Draxiar

    Soooo….pay to play?

  • muselet

    A lot of Rs have been saying the quiet things out loud for the past year or so.

    This is Mick Mulvaney jumping up and down, screaming at the top of his lungs and waving both middle fingers in the air.

    The wonderful German colloquialism Backpfeifengesicht comes to mind whenever I find myself thinking of Mulvaney.

    –alopecia

    • Indeed. TrumpCo. aren’t happy just getting away with their crimes. They’re only satisfied when they can brag about them and still get away with them.

    • 1933john

      With a clenched fist.

  • ninjaf

    But “both parties are the same!!!1!!”