Well I can see we are going to have to visit WWII tactics after this election. When Trump wins there are going to be a lot of insane Clinton nuts that just lose it. I suspect internment camps for these people may be in order. Maybe chain them to big rocks and give them little hammers for a couple of years will allow them to work it out.
 September 26, 2016 at 3:39pm
I guarantee they are making far more than $15/hr now
One of the first things Trump should do when he takes office is declare a national emergency, nullify the union contracts with government workers, fire 50% of the employees at the VA, replace 25% of them and then work in the following years to replace all that did not meet public standards for work ethic. The only way to fix the VA is to put the fear of God in each employee that tomorrow they may not have a job.
So, for those of you saying that the VA needs to be trimmed down and the waste, fraud and abuse cut out, let’s step back and evaluate: The main issue with long wait times at the VA (like in, say, Phoenix) is that medical centers are insufficiently staffed and a difficulty with VA being able to recruit and retain the best qualified service providers due to salary competition in many markets.
In fact, in 2015, the estimate was that VA was short more than 5,000 physicians and almost 41,000 total clinical positions (nurses, psychologists, etc.).
So, then, your solution is to cut those numbers in half and increase instability into a market that is already having a tough time recruiting and retaining good people?
I’ll be honest and say that that maybe doesn’t seem like the best plan.
Do that with the entire government. Fire 50% of all government non-military workers. Kill all redundant programs. Consolidate the rest.
I don't disagree with eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, by the way. There is certainly plenty of that within government (though, particularly within VA, many are working under their requested FTE levels).
But, some of the proposed "fixes" that involve cutting staff are going to make the issues VA -- and, ultimately, veterans seeking care at VA -- worse, not better.
Yes, in an ideal world, you'd get people beating down the doors of VA to work there just to have the opportunity to serve those who've served us. But, that isn't reality. Medical school is expensive and doctors (and nurses) have bills to pay and families to feed.
So, if you really want to take care of the veterans, make VA competitive. Increase salaries and incentives so that they can recruit and retain good doctors and nurses. Give them more flexibilities. Update their facilities nationwide; in some places, you can get cutting edge care and research but, in others, you feel like you're walking into a facility trapped in the 1970s.
VA has some great employees. They've got good people who truly care and want to help. But, they need more of them. And, unfortunately, the ones like the people in the article above make the rest look bad.
Just some grist for the discussion mill.
September 24, 2016 at 8:51am
Hillary will have Weiner killed now.
 September 24, 2016 at 8:43am
FBI Director Comey discounted the fact the last batch of news released weeks ago on friday were politically motivated to be buried on a Friday release. Now, it is apparent he is biased toward protecting the Clinton’s. Pretty pathetic for an FBI director. I have no faith in him any longer. I once defended him, not anymore.
 September 21, 2016 at 8:32pm
When Trump gets in office he is going to have to build some walls around some states that are being over come by self inflicted ignorance. We must contain that disease.
 September 17, 2016 at 7:52am
What a move, Trump concedes Obama born in US (probably really believing he was not) and then news breaks on MSM that Hillary started the rumor — priceless.
 September 17, 2016 at 7:50am
Kasich is showing his true establishment character. He is still crying about not being the Rep nominee. Clearly the establishment told him he was going to be the guy until it became impossible when Trump got such a strong following. Just proves how immature he really is.
He really doesn't care about America, just himself. Don't vote, stay home and suck your thumb.
September 17, 2016 at 7:45am
Cuban must be pretty dense. I have been in business many years and I clearly understand. The biggest factor is removing unnecessary regulation and lowering taxes. Cuban’s ego got hurt that Trump did not want his help.
Actually, the two biggest problems by a country mile are;
Removing the donor money from Politics. Elected candidates cannot do the people's bidding when they are puppets to the Establishment.
Working as hard as we can to somehow diminish the growing nightmare of Climate Change...
I don't want to look in my granddaughter's eyes and tell her we didn't take it seriously until people started dying from the effects.
September 13, 2016 at 4:53pm
I would not either. No doubt the media would hire people to pick them apart. The difference is that Clinton clan supporters could check Clinton’s and see she gave the KKK 5 million dollars and that would be fine with them.
Clinton supporters definitely have blind eyes when it comes to the Clintons, Hillary could murder someone and it be show on tv, recorded and they still would not believe it.
 September 13, 2016 at 4:47pm
I bet Kellyanne is never invited back on CNN, she burned the hell out of them. Kudos Kellyanne
rgo: If non-classified e-mails are harmless, then why must they be redacted under a ten inch layer of black India ink? Is someone trying to hide both the cookie jar and the monkey with his hand stuck inside? Inquiring minds want to know...
 September 10, 2016 at 3:15pm
I love it when the left has the other shoe forced on them. That is a very sweet taste.
 September 10, 2016 at 2:54pm
The gauge should be if the actions of the party are illegal and especially someone that is a public servant. Most of Wikileaks info is not from their activity but rather others handing over that material.
Case in point, some of those that have turned over info to Wikileaks have done so because they fear retaliation from the Clinton clan but feel they will be protected under the anonymous umbrella of wikileaks
 September 10, 2016 at 2:41pm
I was verbally attacked by some 911 truthers the other day and as a longtime mechanical engineer I was truly amazed at how shallow their argument is. They operate on a plane that contains no reason, common sense or practicality. It is truly amazing how stupid their argument is. Stein claiming this absolutely should discount her capacity for leadership.
If you want to hear shallow and ridiculous, read the NIST report and learn the official story. Even NIST admitted they were at a bit of a loss over why building 7 came down at freefall like a demo.....and we all can see that was no 757 that hit the pentagon.
The small minded libiturds just don't have a clue, they have no idea how a controlled building demolition is done, it's totally impossible, they cut out most of the building structure and use a lot of explosives in the right places, they actually are stupid enough to think structural steel was torched out and several tons of concrete were removed without anyone knowing, I've seen them with several bobcats with hydraulic jack hammers working for WEEKS to get ready to drop a building.
Science is SIMPLE, it shown EXACTLY how those buildings came down.
Well for a supposed mechanical engineer, I guess common sense is no longer a requirement?
Common sense that when a plane hits the pentagon that there would be an engine, a few seats, some plane parts. But because it was a MISSLE there were no such parts laying around. The whole thing just kind of disintegrated, somehow. But mechanical engineers know such things, just not how to rationally explain them.
Let's not forget WT7 how it comes down too, even though there was no plane parts in sight. I call BALONEY, I am a CIVIL ENGINEER who knows BUILDINGS. You stick with car motors, OK
As a long time mechanical engineer can you explain how the top 10 or 12, structurally damaged, or 12 top floors of WTC 1 can fall and destroy the remaining 100 relatively undamaged floors below, and why Newtons Third Law doesn't apply?
Also some reasoning regarding the uniform collapse of WTC-7 @ free fall acceleration,due to isolated damage.
All the architect and engineering info I get states the official explanation doesn't meet conservation of energy requirements nor Newtons Laws of Motion.
I realize you can't do that in 1500 characters, just show where engineers scientifically support the official account. NIST doesn't count , they won't release the modeling data because it "might jeopardize public safety"
Thanks in advance.
 September 10, 2016 at 2:28pm
God bless the King, even the MSM has turned on Clinton on this one. Made top of the page on their websites. Too funny she is now shooting her wounded.
 September 10, 2016 at 11:02am
Astounding that a presidential candidate would call an investigation on 911. I just spoke to some nut balls the other day that want the same. It does no good to speak rationally, logically and from a scientific point. They have made their ignorant minds up and will do anything and torture any facts to support their ignorance.
 September 9, 2016 at 7:39am
Rivera is simply sorry he is on the wrong side period. He is a bloviating media whore. It hurts my ears when he is asked a question about something and has to go around the world talking when only a yes or no is the answer being polled.
 September 7, 2016 at 4:47pm
I see why Amy Schumer wears lots of make up. I wonder if they would back up their threats with a 10 million escrow in case they do not live up to their word.
 September 4, 2016 at 8:57pm
The wait it out strategy is failing for Clinton. The media is getting pissed off like a jilted lover. If you make fools of the press long enough, pretty soon they will turn on he like hungry pit bulls. I cannot wait to see Trump rub some raw meat on clinton.