Draining The Swamp!
Congrats to POTUS Trump for firing Dr. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services. He wasted $1M on boondoggles to Africa, Europe and Asia!
According to recent NEWSMAX article by Todd Beamon [Sept.28, 2017], Dr. Tom Price decided that it was both appropriate and necessary for him and his wife Betty to travel on chartered flights using our military planes. Price flew all over the world where HHS has no jurisdiction. Why would a newly appointed Secretary of HHS fly to such non-HHS relevant areas as Berlin, Geneva, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Liberia and Tokyo?
Some personal history: In the 70’s I was the Director of International Affairs for NIMH [under HHS], my overseas trips had to be sanctioned first by the Secretary of HHS and then the WH. I have two questions for this guy Price:
- How did the newly minted Secretary of HHS who manages 11 agencies have so much time out of the office?
- How come he knew zippo about the past and new healthcare bills?
Price’s mandate was to streamline 11 dysfunctional agencies that had grown out of control over the past fifty years.
Here are some of the ‘minor’ agencies Price should have been addressing:
 Food and Drug Administration [FDA]—a complete disaster under predecessor Dr. Hamburg.
 Center for Disease Control [CDC]-another AWOL agency during the Ebola crises. Only because of former Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Dempsey and our valiant military personnel were we able to contain that infectious crisis, both overseas and at home.
 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Assistance [CMS].
Need I go further?
Dr Price starts with an impressive medical background at the Univ. of Michigan where he received both his B.A. and M.D. Yet he ended up to become another bullshitting congressman with nothing but process and entitlement embedded in his surgical avatar. As a congressman for a 12 years, he enjoyed the perks of all the entitled dysfunctionals in congress.
Price received a base salary of about $174K as well as receiving over one million dollars to hire an unnecessary staff of political sycophants. He and his wife entered the world of “Codels” , where travelling all over the world was a prerequisite for wasting badly needed infrastructure money.
I am happy that Dr. Price was summarily fired or as we say in the MSM, he resigned.
Price didn’t care that he has not accomplished one iota of positive change at HHS. President Trump: please choose your cabinet replacements more carefully. Draining the Swamp is NOT for wimps! It’s time for you to clean out the hornet’s nest before one of those self-anointed narcissists starts biting you in the ass, as has Dr. Price.
There others on the list. Draining means decreasing the bureaucracy by 30% and eliminating all the outsourced consulting companies on K street.
Price is one of the pieces of crap that floats up in a swamp of political/financial cronyism. There are many more surrounding you. As a fixer, who has reorganized countless agencies as well as fired thousands of bureaucrats, I would be happy to help you—gratis!
Please remember what you had said, POTUS:
“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into it.”
And the satirist, H.L. Mencken wrote:
“Democracy [USG] is the art and science of running a circus from the monkey cage.”