Elected officials shouldn’t be penalized for holding office

It’s being reported that part of the $2 trillion deal to bail out the economy, signed by the Senate and the White House, is that Trump family businesses cannot receive taxpayer assistance.

Why is this fair?

As I’ve written before, I don’t think elected officials should benefit from their office. But they shouldn’t be penalized either.

Once we go down that road, why would anyone who has been successful in their lives run for public office or hold an appointed position? Only unsuccessful people with nothing to lose will take these jobs.

Let’s take this a step further. What if the Secretary of the Treasury has money in a bank that goes bankrupt? Should his money be ineligible for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) guarantees?

Of course not.

I know a lot of people are out to get President Trump, but play the game fairly.

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