Judicial Watch filed FOIA requests to investigate the poorly-handled influx of foreign children across our border last year. Among those emails were exchanges between agency officials in The Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly involved in the activation of the EOC to handle the health threats created by the influx of illegal alien minors last summer.
In an email dated June 9, 2014, CDC Logistics Management Specialist George Roark wrote to CDC Public Health Advisor William Adams that “no country in the world would allow” the influx. Adams replies that “in ten years or less, they’ll all be voting…Commander’s intent…” Roark fires back by describing Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had…he truly is ‘the amateur’ but a Marxist too.”
What did people think when Barack Obama described who he hung out with?
While pretending he’s not a Marxist, Barack Obama has been able to slip a radical socialist agenda into every government agency, including the Department of Defense. His policies for policing are also Marxist.
Let’s not dwell on the negative regarding the healthcare Big Government has been providing to veterans. Here’s an uplifting story of a vet who actually managed to wrangle a doctor’s appointment:
“He was steadfast. He took care of us, all of these years.”
Suzanne Chase of Acton [Massachusetts] was talking about her husband, Doug, a Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011.
In 2012, she tried to move his medical care to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford.
“It was so difficult for him to take the ambulance ride into Boston, we wanted to be closer.”
They waited about four months and never heard anything. Then Douglas Chase died in August 2012.
But two weeks ago, he got a letter, from the VA in Bedford, saying he could now call to make an appointment to see a primary care doctor. …
At the bottom of the letter, dated June 12, it reads: “We are committed to providing primary care in a timely manner and would greatly appreciate a prompt response.”
Adding insult to injury,
Suzanne Chase was denied funeral benefits for her husband because he was never treated at a VA hospital, even though he died after waiting four months for an appointment.
The VA had already denied her the funeral benefits on this basis before sending the letter urging her deceased husband to respond promptly and make an appointment.
But Douglas Chase did get the opportunity to make an appointment in the end. You can’t blame the bureaucrats if Chase died on them. Socialism works; it just works a little slowly.
Soon government healthcare will serve us all just as efficiently.
A MONTPELIER VIEW
via Free Republic
Does anyone remember the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN )? It was a “coalition” of community-based organizations advocating for low-income and moderate-income families in such areas as voter corruption, fraudulent health care claims, and affordable housing. In the latter category, they supported the Community Reinvestment Act, signed into law in 1977 by Jimmy Carter (who many may recall was the second worst president in US history), urged on by Gale Cincotta of National People’s Action Network (Chicago), and which through a succession of revisions, led to the collapse of the US housing market .
The leftist view of the housing market collapse was (and I assume continues to be) that greedy financial institutions made bad loans and illegal deals, trapping poor folk into their web of lies and distortions; and if we were speaking about Countrywide Home Loans, and Washington Mutual Savings and Loans, then that would be a true statement. It is also true that former Senator Chris Dodd and former Representative Barney Frank enriched themselves from such organizations while exercising congressional oversight of their activities. Of course, one cannot help but wonder why Dodd and Frank aren’t in jail, and ideally, in the same cell.
Several of the ACORN organizations attempted to disassociate themselves with the national organization by founding new organizations, which include the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York Communities for Change, and Affordable Housing Centers of America. Oh, and one more (it seems) calling itself NeighborWorks America .
Last year the American Truckers Association prepared a report for Congresshighlighting the susceptibility of the nation’s just-in-time delivery system, the majority of which is made possible by the transport and delivery of freight. In the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a war that drives fuel prices through the roof or even a natural disaster such as a solar flare that renders electronic trucks inoperable, there would be a “a swift and devastating impact on the food, healthcare, transportation, waste removal, retail, manufacturing, and financial sectors,” according to the report.
The backbone of commerce in the United States are the truck drivers who spend long hours on the road ensuring our very survival as a modern society.
But with fuel prices continuing to rise, wages dropping, jobs becoming harder to find, and rampant corruption in Washington D.C. furthering the country’s economic death spiral, America’s truck drivers, like the majority of our fellow citizens, are fed up.
Between October 11th and 13th they have called for a general strike, asking truck drivers around the country to refuse to haul freight, a move that could carry with it a significant impact on the American economy.