HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » tom_kelly » Journal
Page: 1


Profile Information

Name: Tom
Gender: Do not display
Hometown: NJ
Home country: USA
Current location: Waite Park, MN
Member since: Thu Sep 22, 2011, 09:13 AM
Number of posts: 800

Journal Archives

The Shadow Rulers of the VA


The Shadow Rulers of the VA

Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz with his input on a new mental health initiative for the VA. “Received,” O’Rourke replied. “I will begin a project plan and develop a timeline for action.”

O’Rourke treated the email as an order, but Moskowitz is not his boss. In fact, he is not even a government official. Moskowitz is a Palm Beach doctor who helps wealthy people obtain high-service “concierge” medical care.

More to the point, he is one-third of an informal council that is exerting sweeping influence on the VA from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida. The troika is led by Ike Perlmutter, the reclusive chairman of Marvel Entertainment, who is a longtime acquaintance of President Trump’s. The third member is a lawyer named Marc Sherman. None of them has ever served in the U.S. military or government.

Yet from a thousand miles away, they have leaned on VA officials and steered policies affecting millions of Americans. They have remained hidden except to a few VA insiders, who have come to call them “the Mar-a-Lago Crowd.”

- Much more at link to Military.com.

Im getting thank you emails from FL members of congress

for correspondence to their offices that I didn’t initiate. The latest was from Rubio regarding net neutrality.

Is anyone else receiving these?

If these nutty Republicans

took a dump on the ground, put a flag on it and called it "Freedom", 3/4 of their electorate would eat the shit.
Go to Page: 1