What part of Steve Bannon's rhetoric is not something that should raise the hackles of sedition and treason? How is it that one man and his handful of appointed individuals have the authority and power to completely alter and reshape the entire Federal government all without a vote in the US House and Senate?
By acting the part of a despotic dictator, Donald Trump has been able to subvert a dozen federal agencies, bureaus and administrations merely by appointing people to head the organization who also have a pledged agenda to dismantle the self-same organization by administrative decisions. Steve Bannon himself has stated his personal goal of Deconstructing the Administrative State of the Federal Government. While he appears to have the ear of the President and a number of members of congress, he has zero mandate to make such sweeping changes.
There are some parts of his agenda which possibly are beneficial to the US economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was widely panned as a treaty which would subvert American Sovereignty to foreign and multi-national corporations who could file claims in civil courts seeking monetary remedies for lost profits when government regulations curtailed their plan or increased their costs. However, on the other side of the coin, it did create a cadre of partners who would work together to benefit the group at the expense of those on the outside.
The United States has excelled in its Administrative State to the benefit of the middleclass. We have been able to limit the intrusion of profit-driven interests into the essential services that humans need in order to be comfortable. Such comfort and standard of living for the middleclass stands in direct opposition to shareholders of the corporate culture here in the US and around the world. Owners and Labor both vie for the same income dollar.
When allowed a free hand, all corporations push the envelope further and further toward their domination of the ubiquitous marketplace, of the labor which makes their profits a reality, and of the environment in which they exist. American Constitutional checks and balances among the three branches of government has up to this Presidential Administration kept the Equilibrium. Without rules, regulations, watchdogs, and consequences anarchy is what develops and destroys any semblance of order.
Without a national government we get such scenarios as Somalia and former Soviet Union. Somalia has no rule of law and it is every man for himself. Violence and death are the main tools of the business trade in that country.
Russia, the main entity of the former-USSR dominates the region and now today does as it pleases. Actually in is not what the country wants but that which its President dictates will be done.
Deconstructing the Administrative State will only benefit the investors of corporations which seek to boost profitability by neglecting what corporations refer to as "externalities." Examples of externalities are what becomes of the coal ash after the coal is burned. The mining company is in the business of extracting coal from the ground as their primary interests not of handling the ash afterwards. They can price their product while neglecting the damage the use of that product does.
The HFCS, sugar, transfat, tobacco, alcohol, opioid producers all are happy to provide their products just so long as they do not have to consider the toll on the health care industry.
Coal mining concerns, hydraulic frackers, oil well drillers, nuclear power plants all produce their medium of energy while not considering carbon loading of the environment, earthquakes, poisoning of aquifers, or what to do with millions of tons or radioactive wastes.
All of these industries need supervision and controls placed on them by the Administrative State which Steve Bannon and Donald Trump want to dismantle. Without such quality controls and the taxes to pay for essential services, America would be no better than a Third-world Country. Taxes and controls built this nation. We cannot allow a small cadre of men dispose of it.