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0643, 30 Nov 16

The Pence Effect

I’ll say it again… Trump’s cabinet so far looks outstanding. These are smart, substantive people who are capable of doing very big things in their jobs.

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s incoming administration is increasingly becoming Mike Pence’s dream team.

Trump’s decision to tap Seema Verma — Pence’s own Medicaid policy consultant in the Indiana governor’s office — to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provided the clearest evidence yet of the prominence Pence and his conservative allies will have in Trump’s Washington.
Trump’s choices so far have reflected Pence’s politics — potentially proving helpful on Capitol Hill, where the Indiana governor and former House Republican leader has long been expected to help Trump most. Pence’s devotion to conservative principles — and his relationships with powerful groups, including the Heritage Foundation — have allowed him to help Trump navigate a Washington terrain that is unfamiliar to the billionaire business mogul who just ran his first campaign for any office.

0643, 30 November 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    If Pence and Ryan continue their obvious influence.   Trump will make and unexpectedly good, conservative, president.

    I’m hoping Trump will pleasantly surprise.


  2. Le Roi du Nord

    We all wonder if Pence influenced the Carrier debacle in IN.  The taxpayers of IN now get to pay for the move of 1300 jobs to Mexico, and build the new factory.  I thought good conservative principles called for government keeping out of business decisions?  No outrage over this mess?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    The outrage is the Obama administration with it’s over-taxation and over-regulation forcing the company to this position.

    Cleaning up the liberal economic mess is difficult.

    I don’t like crony deals either, but Obama has made such a disaster of this country…tough to fault Trump for what he did.


  4. Le Roi du Nord

    You really should do your homework, over regulation and over taxation aren’t the reasons Carrier said they were moving.  Look it up.

    The rest of your comment shows your knee-jerk hatred of Obama, and the hypocrisy involved with the Carrier deal.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Over-taxation and over-regulation makes one unable to compete.

    The HVAC industry is maybe the industry with the most regulatory hostile environment from government.

    You can distill it down to some other nonsensical PR reason, but that is it in a nutshell.



  6. Le Roi du Nord

    “But, but, but….” stammered Keven as he attempted to rationalize his erroneous assumption that he is always correct.

    “The HVAC industry is maybe the industry with the most regulatory hostile environment from government”.       Absolute nonsense.  Don’t you even think before you post ?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    As somone that has more experience in refrigeration issues than many refrigeration repairman….you would cringe at the amount of regulation in HVAC.

    I had to argue with a manufacturer to send me a specialized drian hose for a piece of refrigeration equipment because I was not licensed.

    Fortunately, I found a distributor that did not care.

    You would like to ignore the economic regulatory oppression of our government, but my eyes are wide open on it.



  8. Le Roi du Nord

    I cringe at your willful twisting of the truth.  Don’t you religious types call that a sin?

    Going back to the Carrier situation, they did not consider “regulatory oppression” as the driving force behind the move to Mexico.  You can look it up.

    PS:  They make furnaces in IN, not refrigeration equipment.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Some companies cannot be critical of regulatory authorities. It’s like a plumber openly bad mouthing an over zealous plumbing inspector. The business can’t do it.

    It may end up making situation worse.

    Mexico regulation is far less, and cheaper, to comply with.

    That is the problem.

    You don’t see people moving manufacturing to Cuba….because regulation is much worse there.

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