Trump leaves veterans to Sarah Palin

This video from the USA says about itself:

Sarah Palin To Lead Largest Government Agency

1 December 2016

Trump is rumored to appoint Sarah Palin to lead a very important government agency. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Trump eyeing Sarah Palin for Veterans Affairs?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ massive network of hospitals and clinics has been under a microscope since scandalously long waiting lists and allegations of cover-ups burst into public. The management morass seemed so intractable that in 2014, President Obama pushed out a decorated former general, Eric Shinseki, and hired a former chief executive of Procter & Gamble, Robert A. McDonald, to sort it out.

Now, according to people close to the transition, Mr. Trump is thinking of taking Veterans Affairs in a new direction, handing its reins to former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

Given Mr. Trump’s passionate campaign pledges to the nation’s veterans, the response — if she is chosen — would be … interesting.”

Read more here.

The Trump administration is ending a popular and effective program that prevents veterans from ending up on the street — just as the number of homeless vets is on the rise: here.

‘MOST INAPPROPRIATE’ A veterans group slammed President Donald Trump’s Memorial Day tweet after he used the national holiday to honor and remember America’s fallen servicemen and women by crowing about himself. [HuffPost]

Trump picks General “Mad Dog” Mattis for secretary of defense: here.

Responding to reports that President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense, Naureen Shah, director of Amnesty International USA’s Security with Human Rights Program, released the following statement: General Mattis’ murky and conflicting views on human rights raise serious questions that must be answered during his confirmation process: here.

PALIN PRANKED BY SACHA BARON COHEN Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she was duped into an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming TV show. “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’,” she wrote. She sounds pissed, right? You betcha! [HuffPost]

Sarah Palin’s Husband Files for Divorce: Report by Bill Galluccio – Sep 9, 2019.

6 thoughts on “Trump leaves veterans to Sarah Palin

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  2. VoteVets

    If you’ve ever served or lived on or near a military installation, you know there are no shortage of short-term payday-type lending options in the area. According to the New York Times, DoD studies “have found that military members, their families and veterans are four times as likely to be targeted by unscrupulous lenders.”

    Predatory lenders have long tried to take advantage of young service members who lack credit but have guaranteed pay.

    The Obama Administration and Congress did something about it — they put in place a series of protections for active duty military personnel and military families. But now the Trump administration, at the behest of the predatory lending lobby, is looking to weaken oversight of predatory lending to members of the military, doing away with a powerful tool known as “supervisory examinations,” which the New York Times called “the most powerful tool for proactively uncovering abuses and patterns of illegal practices by companies suspected of wrongdoing.”

    Donald Trump has made it clear that he views veterans, military personnel, and military families as nothing more than props. So while we’re not shocked that Trump is siding with predatory lenders over our troops, the reality is this puts families at risk and weakens our national security. It must stop, so we are asking you to make your voice heard.

    Sign VoteVets petition: Call on the Trump Administration to keep in place “supervisory examinations” of predatory lending institutions, a tool designed to protect military families, and all families, from unscrupulous lenders.

    At a Senate hearing a few years ago Tennessee’s Attorney General testified that one single company alone “ensnared more than 4,000 soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with high interest rates and markups for laptops and other electronic devices,” many of whom were just trying to secure devices they could use to communicate with their families while deployed.

    Trump’s move to side with payday lenders is a disgrace. Thank you for adding your name to ours.

    All my best,

    Will Fischer
    Iraq War Veteran and Director of Government Relations




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