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VA Scandal over Shadows Armed Forces Day

Instead of celebrating Armed Forces Day and thanking all the veterans who have served and continually to serve this country, the nation is shocked at the treatment of the nation’s veterans by the VA. The United States Veterans Administration is reeling from a scandal in which VA hospitals across the country have been falsifying records [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:47+00:00May 17th, 2014|U.S. Government, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

The Decline of the Small Banks & Financial Reform

The Great Recession of 2008-2009 had dramatic and serious consequences for the nation.  Washington reacted by passing  Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which enacted the most sweeping fundamental financial reforms since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Unfortunately it had unintended consequence by saddling small regional banks with extra burdensome regulations and [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:47+00:00May 14th, 2014|Economy, U.S. Government, U.S. Politics|20 Comments

Email Shows VA Employees Gaming the System on Patient Wait Times

Problems are only getting worse at the Veterans Affairs and for that matter embattled Veterans Affairs Director Eric Shinseki. Yesterday it was released to various news affiliates that an employee at the VA hospital in Wyoming, and at a community-based outpatient clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado, which is part of the Wyoming VA System, instructed [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:47+00:00May 10th, 2014|U.S. Government|0 Comments

Boehner Selects Benghazi Panel

Republican House Speaker John Boehner appointed seven Republicans to serve on the House select committee to continue the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans. Democrats have continued to oppose the creation of the select committee, as unnecessary and a waste of taxpayers time, but are struggling [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:48+00:00May 9th, 2014|Foreign Policy, U.S. Government, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Veterans Administration in Crisis

After it was revealed last month that at least 40 veterans allegedly died at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System, in which they were placed on a controversial secret waiting list to hide the wait times.   Now the head of the American Legion has called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:48+00:00May 7th, 2014|U.S. Government|0 Comments

Washington Continues to Squabble over the Economy

Too some who read my posts it seems I repeat and regurgitate the same prevailing themes regarding the U.S. economy, but unfortunately our political leadership is void of doing what is in the best interest of the country. Every Saturday the president gives a weekly radio address, which first began by President Franklin Roosevelt during [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:48+00:00May 5th, 2014|Economy, U.S. Government, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Scandal at Arizona VA Hospital

A scandal erupted a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, were as many as 40 veterans died awaiting appointments, and many placed on a secret waiting list. According to a report by CNN, a secret list was set by Veterans Affairs managers who tried to hide the fact that 1,400 to 1,600 veterans had to wait [...]

By |2018-06-13T20:33:48+00:00April 25th, 2014|U.S. Government|0 Comments