How Trump Could Shut Down Mitch McConnell if Necessary

 Trump has a thick skin. The media can’t lay a glove on him. This is Joe Lewis vs. Max Schmeling — the second fight. This enrages the media.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewAnd I am enjoying the hell out of it. — jtl, 419

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The media have wet their Depends over Trump’s choice for Secretary of State.

We are told that Mitch McConnell — once hated by the Left, but now Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsTseen as the Left’s last hope — may mobilize Republicans in the Senate. The Senate will not consent to Trump’s choice. Rex Tillerson will be sent packing.Oh, yeah?Here is what I would do if I were Trump. I would tweet this:

Rex Tillerson is my personal Secretary of State. If world leaders want to deal with me, they will deal with him. He does not need Senate confirmation to represent me.

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He would then send Tillerson’s name back to the Senate. What could McConnell do? This: reconsider.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualTrump can pay Tillerson a salary out of his own pocket. It would be Trump change. But Tillerson would do it for free, I think.

So would Trump’s designated Secretary of the Treasury.

Trump could leave open most of the other cabinet positions. Except for the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice, they have no power.

Will McConnell & Co. block Gen. Mattis? I doubt it. If they do, Trump tweets this:

The Senate has decided that this country does not need an outstanding general as Secretary of Defense. It apparently would prefer Martha Stewart. Mattis is my choice.

Then he re-submits Mattis’s name.

He can play this game all day long. He has the Presidency. He has Twitter. If he holds a press conference, the media will show up. McConnell has nothing but the veto. He would not have it for long.

Trump can play hardball if he wants to. If he does, there will be a feeding frenzy by the media. This would be news, and the media cannot resist news.

Trump’s supporters will cheer. “Give ‘em hell, Donald!” McConnell would make Trump a hero.

McConnell would fold. He holds a pair of deuces. Trump holds a royal flush. He does not have to bluff.

My guess is that Trump will get all of his cabinet appointments through the Senate. I think the media are in denial about the Senate Republicans’ willingness to block any of Trump’s appointments. Will the Senate block the appointment of McConnell’s wife as the head of the Department of Transportation? I think not.

Trump has a thick skin. The media can’t lay a glove on him. This is Joe Lewis vs. Max Schmeling — the second fight. This enrages the media.

The media are Bambi.

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

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Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.


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