I always assumed that those people get to see the latest and greatest information before the rest of us do. The corporate crystal ball as it were.
Maybe they are just led this way and that by lobbyists?
The latter is more of the feeling I got, when you look at some of the discussions that are had or the people on technology committee's for the government that seem to lack the basic understanding of current technology and also the changes that are right on the doorstep.
"I just the other day got… an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday. I got it yesterday [Tuesday]. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially.… They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes.
And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material"United States Senator Ted Stevens
On some level I would like to think that the Trump/GOP's failure to repeal & replace the ACA today was part of a larger strategy to move us towards single payer. ie the ACA is the best we can do in our current system and it sucks so lets try single payer like everyone else since they are all having better luck than we are...I do think Trump fully intended...
Any takers on that one?
Really? Am I alone in thinking that he doesn't have any long term plans or goals, and is just living in the moment and seeing what sticks? Seems to me to describe his entire career, from real estate to reality TV, the leader of the Birther Movement to the guy in line behind Obama in the White House. No way anyone could have predicted that going from barely solvent construction company propped up by family money to reality TV star would be the best way to end up in the white house. This couldn't have been a grand plan anymore than Dog the Bounty Hunter or Snookie had secret political aspirations. This entire thing was a whim. Maybe a bar bet, maybe a joke, maybe just something to do. Definitely never expected - possibly didn't even intend - to win.
So, now that he's there, why would he suddenly become an expert long-term political strategist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSkWrpH3H3Q