Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Back in the Trump Locker Room

Ryan Zinke, Trump's nominee to take over the Department of the Interior, failed to rise to "command" level in the Navy because he falsified travel reimbursement vouchers, for which he also had to repay the Navy. He believes that climate change is "not proven science," meaning he's ignorant as well as dishonest.

Monica Crowley, who was selected just weeks ago to serve in a high-profile post on Trump’s National Security Council, has exited the locker room suddenly, after it came to light that she copied other author's words in a published book and also in her doctoral dissertation. Plagiarism. Another form of theft.

Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, Trump’s nominee for secretary of health and human services, has a history of trading in biomedical, pharmaceutical, and health insurance stocks while serving on the health subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee:
Last year, Mr. Price bought stock in a company that makes orthopedic implants shortly before introducing legislation that could have protected the company, Zimmer Biomet, from financial losses due to a new federal regulation. The regulation sought to rein in spending on joint replacements for Medicare patients; Mr. Price’s legislation would have delayed its implementation. After he introduced it, Zimmer’s political action committee contributed to his re-election campaign; the string of events was first reported Monday by CNN.
But in the administration of Donald J. Trump, what's a little conflict of interest? "Follow the leader."


Henery said...

"Price Faces Insider Trader Accusations." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hhs-nominee-tom-price-faces-accusations-of-engaging-in-insider-trading/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=33472331

Anonymous said...

Acknowledging that climate change is not proven science means the Dr. Price has the courage to challenge the cadre of leftist sycophants (and their Democratic toadies) who are getting fat from government funds to conduct politically correct studies that promote collectivist ideology and seek to undermine Western capitalist economies.

President-elect Trump's cabinet appointees will no doubt raise serious objections to this phony climate "science" and help expose the radical agenda behind the global warming alarmists' claims.

Opinionated said...

Anon 6:19, that is a lovely string of adjectives without any evidence to back it up. The evidence for climate change, on the other hand, is rather clear - Carbon dioxide warms the planet. Human activity spews out more of it than the planet can absorb without climate change. As we continue to spew out excessive amounts of carbon dioxide (and there seems very little political will to curb this), the planet will survive...but humans will not.

I don't think it's 'politically correct' to try to leave a livable planet for my great-grandchildren, I think it's sensible.