We know that Hillary is so indebted to both Obama’s, John Kerry, Loretta Lynch and James Comey we can be sure there will be no changes in the State Department or the Justice Department in her Cabinet. I doubt that 1% of the American voters and most of the media’s so-called news anchors know more than three of the other members of Obama’s current Cabinet that might stay if Hillary is elected. I admit I could only name two as most of the others I never heard of.
I wish Trump would name his Cabinet and force Hillary to expose those who she owes favors. To my knowledge, Trump owes no one anything. He has some loyal supporters that will fit in nicely. Here are my suggestions to fill the key Cabinet positions.
Secretary of State should be Newt Gingrich who should appoint Robert Bolton as the Ambassador to the United Nations(UN). It would be nice if Trump and Congress would force the UN to move to another country. The UN has become useless and is a money pit the US funds heavily. Hillary and now Kerry are a disgrace to America and have not or ever will be effective.
I would appoint Trey Gowdy as my Attorney General and ask him to prosecute Hillary, John Kerry, Loretta Lynch, James Comey and possibly some selective members of Congress including Republicans. I would include the Obama’s, members of the Supreme Court(SCOTUS) that have overruled the Constitution or for criminal acts. No member of Congress, The Executive Branch, SCOTUS or government employee or consultant has the power to ignore the laws of the land. I believe Trump has a combined name to call this array “The Washington Swamp”.
My choice for the Surgeon General would be Ben Carson who is a well-respected Surgeon and someone who can help speed up the process to approve new drugs. I suffer with two knees that are bone on bone and at 86 my doctors do not want me to have replacement surgery. I also know that stem cell injections have been proven to rebuild the cartilage but are hung up in the government bureaucracy.
My choice for Homeland Security Secretary is Rudy Giuliani; I doubt that there is anyone alive who is more prepared to manage disasters than Rudy. In my opinion, the Obama administration has purposely increased the Muslim population dangerously opposed to Christians. We are a Christian nation regardless of Obama’s actions, beliefs or desires. Hillary promises to accelerate unchecked aliens from Muslim nations. Any idiot should know that this will further divide Americans as Muslims will and can’t be Americans and Muslims at the same time.
My choice for Secretary of Defense would be Allen West. He served his country in the military and Congress and is a proven leader. He can control the civilian mass in this agency that has helped Obama force far too many Admirals and Generals to retire in the last eight years. This agency must be managed by people with military training and knowledge.
It might surprise some people but the most important post to fill will be the Secretary of Veteran Affairs (VA). Every incumbent Congressperson, the entire Executive Branch of Government and every current administrative bureaucrat in the VA should be horse whipped for ineptness in treating veterans like animals. It is time to either fix this agency or scrap it. I have watched my friends die waiting for treatment and others forced to travel long distances to just get primary care. I would select someone like Mile Huckabee, Carly Fiorina or Chris Christe to again fix this broken system or scrap it. As a veteran this is disgraceful. Means tests prohibit my use of the VA, thank goodness,
These are the key areas to focus on but I would work with Congress and eliminate the Departments of both Education and Energy. We functioned better and much cheaper without these agencies. I Chaired a Government created ANSI-ASME Committee for several years to assure that safety valves used for down-hole and the surface met rigid safety requirements. This program was managed by the Minerals Management group of the Department of the Interior. The only thing that happened when the Department of Energy was established was the hiring of a few thousand more employees and an army of consultants.
Who would you appoint to a Trump Cabinet and why? Your comments/inputs to this question will be approved and exposed on the blog. If you agree with my selections, you can share this on Facebook or Twitter. Trump got two votes today as this was the first day of early voting in Texas and Norma and I voted for him.
To establish my creditability to write these articles I avidly volunteered to join the US Navy reserve when I turned 17. Shortly after I requested and was accepted for active duty service that lasted nearly three and a half years before and during the Korean War. I was honorably discharged the day before my 22 birthday in 1952.
My only brother accepted his commission to serve in the US Army after he graduated from the University of Texas. He served twenty four years and was honorably retired as a Lt. Colonel. Unfortunately he never recovered from the harassment of drug crazy obsessed Americans blaming the Viet Nam War on those who served in Viet Nam instead of the politicians that created the wars. He passed away at 55. He served two miserable tours in Viet Nam and was driven to his early death by vicious and vile American protesters like the Clintons, John Kerry and Jane Fonda.
Statistics of the Census Bureau reported that there were 21.8 million Veterans of the U.S. Armed forces as of 2014. Ten percent of these veterans were women. To put this into context they reported that there were 319.2 million Americans in 2014.
The point I intend to prove is that our veterans represent a sizeable group of Americans. Sadly we have no central voice or leadership to take advantage of this segment of our society. We have three large service organizations, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). These three have a visible presence in probably every county, multiple chapters in our large cities in every state in the Union. I would guess there are thousands but I have not located any factual number.
Each of these groups have power and they have done a great job demanding the attention of the politicians. The American Legion reports they have 2,700,000 members. The VFW reports that they have 1,700,000 members. The DAV reports they have 1,300,000 members. Sadly these 5,700,000 only represent 25% of the veterans and no one has ever really stepped up to organize the power of the entire elite group of Americans, called veterans.
There are 21.8 million veterans of the U.S. armed forces as of 2014, according the Census Bureau, approximately 10 percent of whom are women. To put that in context there are 319.2 million Americans, according to the census folks on Nov 10, 2014.
There are 55 Veteran Service Organizations chartered by congress. Military.com states there are 400,000 military charity organizations in existence. With so many charities to choose between can you imagine how much money is collected and the masses of people and expenses that are required to manage and fill out the necessary paper work required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Many charities spend as much as 90% of the donations on operating cost and 10% actually helping a veteran.
What puzzles me is if the government is responsible to provide services, especially medical care to eligible veterans, why do we need 400,000 military service organizations. Especially if they operate within the laws.
The biggest debacle in history is the way veterans receive medical treatment. I have previously written articles you can read on my blog. The saddest thing I have watched happen is an illegal alien can go to an emergency room (ER) anywhere in the country and get treatment for a common cold but a veteran can’t. No one should be allowed to go to an ER unless it is an actual emergency. The goofy reason we have this drain on the budgets in small town America is the illegals can’t get free service at a Doctor’s office.
VA medical facilities and Vet Centers are run by the Veterans Health Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, while community-based outpatient clinics are run by civilian medical practitioners within a community and serve the veterans of those communities in partnership with the VA. Vet Centers focus on post-war adjustment, counseling and outreach services for veterans and their families. There are currently 152 VA Medical Centers and approximately 1400 community-based outpatient clinics in the US. Obviously small towns have no services or allocated funds to treat veterans or illegals.
March 10, 2015 – CNN reports that more than 1,600 veterans waited between 60 and 90 days for appointments at facilities operated by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. About 400 veterans waited six months for an appointment, according to documents provided to CNN. The average wait time, according to documents dated January 15, 2015, was 48 days. This is unacceptable but no one cares and the existing three large veterans groups mentioned earlier have screamed but nothing happens.
September 2, 2015 – The VA Inspector General releases a review of alleged mismanagement at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center. According to the review, more than 307,000 deceased veterans were listed as enrollees with pending VA applications. The inspector general calculated that about 35% of all pending records were for deceased veterans. CNN reports that many of the deceased veterans may have died while awaiting treatment.
The main reason we read about these inhuman ways we treat Americans that were either drafted in the past or freely enlisted like I did is because of several reasons. One reason is the military is rigidly structured with officers and enlisted personnel. Serving in the military or receiving benefits is not the same for officers and enlisted personnel. This imbalance could be the primary reason we have the horrible medical care for the enlisted folks I have shared in this article. Because we have a two tiered system in the military is why we do not have the power of over nearly 22 million veterans but we only have some 5.7 million organized veterans screaming for help who were mostly enlisted personnel.
Someone of power either serving or retired needs to start an effort to organize all of the nearly 22 million veterans to have one voice. Congress does not care, the administrations don’t care, and the judicial system does not care. Why, because there is not enough pressure to make them fix a broken Veterans Administration that primarily only penalizes the enlisted class of veterans. I can’t believe we can’t find a General or Admiral that would organize all veterans into a group that would get more attention. Officers deserve to be treated adequately but they are sworn to protect their troops too. Any veteran that has to wait 48 days or longer to just see a doctor is inhuman. I will shortly repost an article that describes what the local people in the area where I live have to endure which actually is worse than what is described in this article.
My primary reason to write this article is to see if enough American and veterans get involved to fix what’s broke and enhance the power of our veterans. Let me also explain that not all veterans are involved using myself as an example. I have never received any medical services since I was discharged nearly 64 years ago. I was an enlisted man but my success in the business world exempts me as my income exceeds the level that provides any service by the VA.
What makes my blood boil is the way other veterans receive worse medical treatment than an illegal alien. We recently buried a great friend and veteran, Bob Klosterman, who died at 66 years old while waiting for the VA to provide necessary treatment. This tragedy is being repeated every day and no one in the race for President but Donald Trump even seems to care. Even worse, every Congress and President since Reagan does not care. The saddest thing I never thought I would see in my 86 years is the media also does not care. Folks this is an issue that must be fixed. Trump has made this an objective to fix, if Hillary wins it is just four more years of incompetence. I wonder how many thousand will die waiting for someone to care in the next four years?
C Brewer July 28, 2016
I am sorry that I have not been responsive lately to your emails and have not recently written any new articles for the Blog. I have been under the weather since a doctor friend recently informed me that I have an acute case of Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic White House Fatigue ( PIST-AWF ).
For those of you who do not know what that is, PIST-AWF is a newly defined disease that is found to be widespread and highly contagious. Symptoms include, but not limited to: Severe pain of the scalp from pulling your hair while viewing the President pandering to Muslim terrorists. Loose bowels from swallowing the fact we elected Obama twice. Extreme hunger due to vomiting from seeing terrorists murdering innocent people every day. The crowning blow was the news from Obama and John Kerry that they have invited some 200,000 possibly radical terrorists from Syria to immigrate to America. I feel certain they will get immediate approval to vote in next years election along with the some 12,000,000 illegal aliens already here.
If you feel you have Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic White House Fatigue, please notify your local election board and place your name on the list for a cure. It is hoped that the cure will be available in November of 2016.
And I stupidly thought my affliction was due to being 85 years old! I wish to thank my friend Dr. Forrest for diagnosing my latest ailment. I am so happy to know that PIST-AUF is not an aging problem. Please let me know if you think you might have this same ailment and I will advise Dr. Forrest he has helped another frustrated conservative American. Waiting another year to find out if a cure is found will be agonizing and I sincerely hope that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are successful in being given a chance to eliminate this horrible dilemma.Dr.Forrest did not reveal who made the discovery of this medical breakthrough but they must be devout conservatives. Please share this with others you may know with this condition. If we make every conservative aware I feel certain Mr. Trump and Cruz will be successful in curing this terrible Progressive-Liberal disease.This is an unpaid political announcement.C Brewer 11-22-15
Yesterday I received a package from the Republican Party advising me that the 2016 Presidential Election is going to take a massive grassroots effort across America. I was pleasantly surprised they has a plan beyond destroying Donald Trump.
Enclosed was my official “2015 CONGRESSIONAL CENSUS DOCUMENT registered CODE #J15PM057B”
“Mr. Brewer, because of your high level of political involvement, your personal input on the questions in your census document is critical to our nation’s future.
This is the first time our Party has taken a Congressional District census on such a major scale and I truly hope we can count on you taking part in this all-important project. Tour completing and returning your 2015 Census Document is central to our ability to devise a winning Republican strategy in your area as we prepare for the all-important Presidential election.”
I felt so important I immediately stopped reading the full four page letter and sat down and completed filling out my Census Document. I have done this at least ten times in my 85 years. Then I scanned the remaining four page letter that was signed by Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. To make sure I don’t slant anything let me share the following two paragraphs below his signature which explain the real reason I got the letter.
P.S. “Mr. Brewer, as a registered participant in our 2015 Census Project, you are on the front line of the battle to shape Republican priorities for our nation as we work to better target our message and devise a winning strategy for our candidates in Texas. Today I am counting on your help to ensure we meet that goal.
So please, help the RNC begin implementing the critical operations we need for the 2016 Presidential election by completing your 2015 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CENSUS AND RETURNING IT WITH A GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION of $25, $59, $100, $250, $500 or even $1,000 in the enclosed envelope”. Guess what I had to pay the postage. They do accept credit cards.
The document was impressive and the right questions were included to inform them of my opinions. Unfortunately they do not give you a way to express your feelings and make specific comments about anything. Anyone who knows me is well aware of my political positions and my opinions about nearly any subject you would choose to discuss. As they did not give me a chance to voice my true position, I included the following letter with my Census. This made me feel like I had really tried hard to be honest.
July 23, 2015
Dear Mr. Priebus
I just received your letter and I will take the time to fill it out and pay for postage so you can throw it in the trash. I am 85 and it is criminal to watch the GOP commit suicide every Presidential election. You don’t have one Republican Party you have two and the enemy is yourself. I stopped donating to any political party as no one represents common sense anymore.
The GOP Congress is leaderless and will never accomplish anything as long as term limits are not the law. Politics has become a career just in my lifetime and no one represents my conservative views any more. Money is the only way to get elected and that is wrong and you and the rest in power know it. All voters are not Democrats and stupid.
Sadly I no longer get to vote for anyone any more as no one is a leader in either party. People like me have only two choices in voting, we vote against a candidate and often neither one running as both are useless lawyers who can’t make a living in Law. So we just skip casting a vote period. I know I have wasted my time but I feel better trying to wake you up.
Wow, I feel better sharing this with my friends and posting this on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. I would feel a lot better if you would both comment, pro or con, on my blog and share this with everyone you can.
You may have noticed that I have not written an article since April 27th. Spring is my favorite season so I decided to ignore the news for a few days and see if things improve. Week before last I spent the entire week with my friend, John Sommers, in his boat fishing no farther than 1000 yards from our house. When he returned home to Baton Rouge I spent all last week playing golf six straight days. This morning I tuned in on Fox News and today’s headlines and “surprise” our six years of bad news just got worse.
Sitting in a boat or my golf cart these several days I had day dreamed that with Eric Holder gone the Obama designed plan to use racism to divide Americans would ease up.
Wrong, the Mayor went berserk and the Chief Prosecutor of Baltimore filed murder charges against six police officers for apparently allowing a drug dealer to kill himself without taking time to investigate facts. To make things more intense and stir up Obama and Eric Holders war against police officers nationwide, Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings again went ballistic. This all happened so fast Al Sharpton was so busy stirring up hate in Ferguson Missouri he missed out fanning the fires in person.
Elijah screamed so loud he flushed out our new US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch who immediately repeated Holders over-reaction of investigating the police in Missouri by creating an investigation of the Baltimore police department. These six police officers will eventually be freed but their lives have been destroyed by our hate filled raciest President, Democrats in Congress and the out of control and leaderless Justice Department. The sad part is our Political Supreme Court just watches this madness and does nothing to stop the racial wars and the designed plan to incite people to kill police officers. With the killing of two police officers in Hattiesburg the headlines today reported that makes forty officers killed this year.
America has no leadership or common sense anymore and it will be several months before we have a chance to wave goodbye to Obama. Unfortunately the Republicans will slaughter each other and it’s a cinch that Hillary Clinton will increase the race to Marxism.
Unfortunately my dreams that Juan Williams and Bob Beckel would not still be on Fox News was just a dream. I am waiting to see when Obama will report that the storm that hit Myrtle Beach and the tornados that hit Texas and Oklahoma in today’s news was a result of global warming. He will blame the Republicans for their refusal to let the United Nations govern the United States and the weather.
Although today’s news headlines do not focus on Obama and John Kerry’s desire to allow Iran to accelerate its ability to make nuclear weapons it does have some new twists. We are still racing to make Cuba a friend again. Kerry is off to Moscow to kiss Putin’s feet for some secret reason. President Obama’s unsolicited plan to host a middle-east Gulf summit will not be attended by the Kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
We can all be assured that our President has now pissed off every nation on earth that were our friends and it appears that by the end of his Presidency he will have pacified every enemy we ever had. One thing is certain, he has destroyed America’s images of being a peaceful and world leading democratic Republic form of government. He has incited more unrest in America and the world than anyone in history. If we do have another civil war in America, he will have succeeded in his designed desires.
Fellow Americans we are in trouble, if you are happy with watching this self-destruction just keep the Democrats in power. Sharia law is coming and for all of the women who keep the Democrats in power, Burkas will be uncomfortable in the summer.
I may just stop reading the news and only fish and play golf full time. This will make the Progressive-Liberals happy I am sure. Comments????