U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he doesn’t “understand why” unpaid federal workers need money / Boing Boing

I truly believe that he doesn’t understand and is financial and morally far removed from having a clue.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is puzzled as to why 800,000 furloughed federal workers need to visit food banks to keep their families from starving, when they can simply get a loan.

From Reuters:

Asked about their struggles, Ross told CNBC: “I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why.”

“The banks and the credit unions should be making credit available to them,” he said, noting that the government would give federal employees back pay. “There really is not a good excuse why there really should be a liquidity crisis.”

Wilbur Ross is has a net worth of around $700 million, according to Forbes. Before becoming Trump’s Commerce Secretary, Ross was co-chair of the Bank of Cyprus, which is a laundromat for dirty Russian money.


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