Saturday, January 18, 2014

U.S. Public Officials at Davos

U.S. taxpayers should know that a number of their government representatives and public servants will travel to Davos, Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum 2014 meeting.

The U.S. Economic Outlook - January 23 from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman

The Big Brother Problem - January 22 at 10:30 am
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will talk alongside Peter Thiel's Palantir Technologies CEO Shyam Sankar.

The Future of U.S. Power - January 24 at 11:00 am
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is one of three speakers moderated by a BBC representative

The Drugs Dilemma: Consequences for Society -January 23 at 2:45 pm
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is part of a five person panel moderated by a Univsion anchor.

Rethinking Global Food Security - January 23 at 9:00 am
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will moderate a five person panel

Davos holds many private sessions for members of the Government-Corporate Monstrosity (those with money/connections).

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is not on the public list of speakers.  Cantor’s office declined to share details about what the No. 2 House Republican plans to address this year at the forum.

The following Red Team members will be at Davos:

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Representative Kay Granger (R-TX)
Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Blue Team members going to Davos include:

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Representative Chris Van Hollen Jr. (D-MD)
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

I expect the American people to get very little of value from these people attending the annual meeting of global tamperers. We'll see what they say, if anything about their trip and travels. 

Note:  The Government-Corporate Monstrosity (GCM) is President Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex on trillions in federal steroids.  Exposing it causes the GCM to break into roid rage.

Update 1-29-24:  Shah is now head of the Rockefeller Foundation and was recently interviewed on The David Rubenstein show.