Tammy on April 21, 2020
All businesses are important, but the spirit of the PPP law providing payroll loans/grants was meant to save small businesses, mom-and-pop type, and small entrepreneurs. Here, CNBC lists the *publicly held* companies who have received the PPP grants. Now that another batch seems to be ready to pass Congress it’s clear the focus must be small businesses. At least Shake Shake, which also had taken the money, gave it back after being embarrassed by the public exposure. Perhaps a campaign of public shame and exposure could convince some of these public companies to also give the money the back. UPDATE: At today’s coronavirus briefing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the PPP program was “not meant” for large public companies...
Tammy on September 29, 2017
Not surprised, and at this point a good thing. Remember Price came to everyone’s attention for HHS because he was the man with a plan to repeal ObamaCare. Yeah, right. This seems to be part of the decision making by President Trump at the start when someone convinced him that bringing on certain people would help along his agenda. The opposite happened. I also don’t think this is just about the plane trips. It seems perhaps that was a last straw. This is breaking news and will be updated when more information is available. Via Fox News. DEVELOPING … Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday over his private plane trips. “Secretary of Health and Human Services...
Tammy on November 10, 2016
Tammy on September 24, 2016
Of course. And of course nothing was done. It really is a miracle no one was killed by that savage. Via Fox News. At least one trip to Pakistan by New York-area bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami raised a red flag when he returned to the United States, prompting border officials to alert the FBI, Fox News has learned. A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to Fox News Friday that Rahami was questioned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in March of 2014 upon his return to the U.S. from a 13-month trip to Pakistan. The FBI was notified about the interview months before Rahami’s father told the FBI his son could be involved with terrorism. The FBI...
Shifra on August 11, 2016
In the business world, this is called fraud. Via Free Beacon. The U.S. military’s Central Command distorted intelligence reports to make the American-led campaign against the Islamic State and al Qaeda appear more successful than it actually was, a House Republican task force found. Officials familiar with the task force’s findings told the Daily Beast that the roughly 10-page report, which is expected to be publicly released by the end of next week, will confirm earlier complaints from lower level analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency that Centcom higher-ups had doctored intelligence. Leaders of Centcom’s intelligence directorate also pressured their subordinates to downplay the threat of ISIS in military reports, the officials said. The task force, which included members of...
Shifra on July 3, 2016
But Donald Trump calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” is the real problem? Via WSJ. Needless patient suffering, fatal delays in medical treatment and retaliation against whistleblowers. These are among the well-publicized failures investigators found at hospitals run by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Yet they are also the shameful hallmarks of another federal health-care system: the Indian Health Service. Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Indian Health Service is required by treaty to deliver health care to Native Americans around the country, with more than two million depending on this federal agency. Unfortunately, it appears to be failing. Tribal members have told the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs about alarming conditions at hospitals run by the IHS....
Shifra on July 1, 2016
But no money for veterans’ healthcare? Got it. Via Federal Times. A recent review of the Department of Interior’s mobile devices showed the agency is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on unused phones and tablets. Further, poor device management policies mean those that are being used suffer from security weaknesses. According to an inspector general report released June 29, Interior spends $16.5 million annually on procurement and support of its 35,576 devices. Auditors investigated four bureaus — Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Geological Survey — and discovered they spent upwards of $605,000 a year on more than 1,500 unused devices…. The report notes the review only covered the four bureaus...
Tammy on June 29, 2016
The only way you can still be worried that ISIS *might* strike is if you’re determined to continue pretending that they haven’t struck already. Because, you know, the “hate crime” in Orlando. I’m sure Obama and his sycophants look at it this way: As long as they can blame Republicans and insist terrorism is “workplace violence” or a “hate crime,” they can insist Obama is keeping everyone safe from terrorism! Just like how everyone dropping out of the work force really equals full employment. Via NY Post. CIA Director John Brennan warned Americans hours after Tuesday’s deadly Istanbul terror attack that he fears ISIS is planning similar large-scale offensives inside the United States. In an interview with Yahoo News, the...