Evening Edition - May 26

May 26, 2018

I hope you’re having a fun Memorial Day weekend, and giving attention to our fallen veterans as well to the beach and the barbecue. But don’t forget to fire up the TV or the DVR tonight because I have an exciting new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN all lined up. My guests will include former Secret Service agent and Fox News analyst Dan Bongino; former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott on how to get things done in a sharply-divided Congress; and author/surgeon Dr. Richard Furman to tell you some simple lifestyle changes that can greatly reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. But it’s not all serious business: hilarious stand-up comic Rik Roberts will crack you up; plus we have music from one of the biggest country bands of all time, Restless Heart!

All that and more surprises (I bring you more variety than Ed Sullivan), tonight at 8 EST, 7 CST (rebroadcast at 10 EST and at the same times on Sunday). To find out where you can watch TBN in your town, and for clips and full episodes of past shows, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

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A Japanese study found that walking while chewing gum can keep you thin. And if you can’t do both at the same time, don’t worry, there are still many government jobs you can do.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/walk-chew-gum-may-keep-thin-study-222852611.html

That joke naturally leads into this news. Friday, President Trump signed three executive orders that are right up his alley: they'll make it easier to fire under-performing government workers. Among other things, the orders strengthen accountability for federal employees, set up a working group to analyze federal union contracts, and require federal workers to spend at least 75% of their time doing the jobs they were hired to do instead of working on union business.

I’m sure you’ll be so shocked you’ll hit the fainting couch when I tell you that union leaders are screaming like goats with a hotfoot over these outrageous demands that federal workers actually do their jobs. The president of the American Federal of Government Employees declared, “These executive orders are a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress has specifically guaranteed to the two million public-sector employees across the country who work for the federal government…This administration seems hellbent on replacing a civil service that works for all taxpayers with a political service that serves at its whim.”

We’ll just skip over the part about there being two million federal employees and focus on this phrase: “a civil service that works for all taxpayers.”

I’ll bet you’re a taxpayer, so I’ll ask you: do you think the federal bureaucracy works for you? I know it’s supposed to, but does it? Sure, there are many great, hardworking civil servants doing important jobs like law enforcement, border patrol and delivering the mail. But they’re the competent people who are actually doing the jobs they were hired for, so these orders aren’t directed at them.


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Do you believe that the people at the IRS who were targeting Tea Party nonprofit groups to deny them their right to participate in the election were working for you? How about the Veterans Affairs employees who let vets die on waiting lists for medical care and tried to cover it up by falsifying the records? Or the government workers at a dozen agencies, from Amtrak to the FTC, who were discovered to be spending much of their work days illegally viewing and downloading pornography? I could go on and on. And when you heard that these incompetents, pervs and political hacks were almost impossible to get rid of because of union contract protections – many either kept their jobs or were given lateral moves and continued receiving paychecks, bonuses, promotions and pensions at your expense – did you feel outrage that those protections might be weakened and harm all that those people were doing to…sorry, "for" you?

Much like tenure for college professors, government contracts have become a shield to prevent the justified removal of people from positions they plainly do not deserve to hold. Government union contracts evolved this way through years of closed-door negotiations in which union officials who help politicians get elected crafted sweetheart deals with the politicians they helped get elected. The taxpayers had no place at the table, but they got stuck with the tab and the consequences. This same process on the state and local level is why so many blue states and cities are facing ruinous government pension obligations that threaten to gobble up their entire budgets.

“Accountability” is not a dirty word, and expecting it of federal employees isn’t treasonous, un-American or an assault on worker rights. It’s the basic standard all American workers (outside of academia and government) are expected to mee every day. If the government union bosses really think they’re going to turn Americans against Trump by accusing him of trying to say, “You’re fired” to incompetent and corrupt federal employees, then they may be shocked to learn this:

That’s the very reason a lot of people sent him to Washington in the first place.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/25/trump-makes-it-easier-to-fire-poor-performing-federal-workers.html

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On Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to many American heroes of the US military who gave their lives to protect our safety and freedom. But let’s also take a moment to throw a Huck’s Hero salute to science teacher Jason Seaman of Noblesville West Middle School in Indianapolis.

Friday morning, a seventh-grade student showed up late brandishing a gun and began firing. As the students dived for cover, the unarmed Seaman started running at the shooter. Seaman tackled him, swatted the gun out of his hand and held him while the other students fled. He did all this, even though he had been shot three times himself, once through the abdomen. He and two others who were injured are recovering. Seaman is being hailed as a hero; his selfless action likely saved countless lives.

Worth noting: Seaman is also the head football coach and a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University. I’m sure he never expected to have to put those skills to use in this way, but thank God he had them, and the courage to use them.

https://www.westernjournal.com/student-hero-teacher-tackled-school-gunman-swatted-weapon-away/



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With the elections drawing closer, Democrats are getting a bit panicky over how well the economy is doing and with polls showing most Americans give President Trump credit. In addition, the latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has been in positive territory ever since Trump took office, while their Quality of Life Index hit a 14-year high in May and their Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.

While no President can control the economy, Trump’s aggressive rollback of Obama’s top-down, high-tax, anti-business, pro-regulation policies has helped unleash growth and hiring that had been suppressed for years. Some Democrats are trying to deny Trump credit by claiming that all that growth Obama told us was a thing of the past and all those jobs he assured us were never coming back are somehow the results of Obama’s policies that Trump merely inherited.

Well, here are some more numbers that make that as hard to swallow as a week-old biscuit. A new study by Sentier Research found that in April, median household income in America reached $61,483, which is a 50-year high. When Obama took office, it was $56,731. After six years of his policies, it had fallen by about $200. True, by his last month in office, it had finally risen to $59,471, but that was slightly less than it was back in 2007, before the meltdown.

During that long period of anemic growth that Obama’s supporters celebrated like the Second Coming, I liked to use this analogy: the US economy is so robust, it takes a heavy load of incompetence to weigh it down when it should be on an up-cycle following a recession. It’s like an Olympic swimmer who’s had anchors hung around his neck. When he proved to be such a strong swimmer that he still managed to stay afloat, some people gave the credit for that to the anchors. Voters who saw through that nonsense elected Trump to cut the ropes and remove the anchors. Getting rid of your anchors after so long is such a relief that I’m not surprised the swimmer took off like a speed boat.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/after-years-of-stagnation-under-obama-household-income-hits-50-year-high/

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Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Week: Two McDonald’s customers in Florida are suing the burger chain for allegedly charging them for cheese they didn’t get.

They claim that since cheeseburgers cost 30 to 90 cents less than hamburgers, if they order a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, hold the cheese, they should get a discount. But that burger has one price, no matter how you order it. They claim that forcing them to pay for cheese they did not want nor receive has overcharged them, unjustly enriched McDonalds, and caused them to suffer injury that it will take $5 million worth of damages to soothe.

McDonald’s argues that their legal claim is cheesy, noting that there is no cheese-free version of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. They'll hold the cheese as a special order to accommodate customers, just like holding the onions, but they shouldn't have to lower the price, too. Say, you know, I just realized: nobody ever gave me a discount for holding the onions! Why should I have to pay for all the onions I didn’t eat over the years?!

At least you can come up with some good reasons to hold the onions. If you order a “Quarter Pounder with Cheese, hold the cheese,” that’s just crazy talk.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/05/24/mcdonalds-customers-suing-for-5m-over-unwanted-quarter-pounder-cheese.html

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Yes, Chief of Staff John Kelly set up a meeting between top intelligence officials and Congressional and Senate leaders, and, yes, it took place on Thursday as planned, and, yes, Democrats got to sit in, but, no, there was no document production. As committee members had feared, they were simply “briefed” verbally in the room without being able to set their eyes on any actual evidence. They’ve been trying to see certain documents relating to “human intelligence” (spying) and the origins of the FBI investigation, but the DOJ just will not let them, even though they have the required security clearance. Talk about stonewalling; this stone wall is higher and less penetrable than any wall we might someday construct at our southern border. Maybe Obama didn’t know how to draw a red line, but the intel community sure does.

Just as President Reagan famously said to Mr. Gorbachev, “tear down this wall,” President Trump needs to make the same demand to the intelligence community about the figurative wall it has built around itself. If those documents –- unredacted –- are to see the light of day in our lifetimes, Congress will just have to start impeachment proceedings against Sessions and Rosenstein. Do it! And Trump may have no choice but to use his authority to declassify the documents. Democrats will scream that he’s interfering with an investigation, but the President is not the one withholding evidence and obstructing justice here –- it’s the DOJ. We can’t trust them; we’ve already seen enough examples of their stonewalling, slow-walking, and massive redacting that turned out not to have been done to safeguard national security but to cover their own tracks. They’re such masters at self-protection in the face of legal challenge, you’d think they’d taken a course taught by Hillary Clinton. Maybe some of them did learn at her feet.

True to form, right after the meeting, Rep. Adam “Shifty” Schiff rushed to the cameras (leaving a slime trail) and said, “Nothing we heard today has changed our view, that there is nothing to support any allegation that the FBI, or any intelligence agency, placed a spy in the Trump campaign or otherwise failed to follow appropriate procedures and protocols.


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Well, of course there isn’t! The Congressional committees are getting only what the DOJ chooses to tell them. Schiff and the rest are also using semantics to claim the word “spy” means something other than what we all know a spy to be. Also, what, pray tell, is meant by “appropriate”? That weasel word can provide cover for a multitude of what we would consider sins. Another weasel word in this context is “in”; no, we don’t have evidence (so far) of FBI spies “in” Trump’s campaign headquarters, but there definitely were spies “around” campaign staffers in remote locations. Oh, and even the word “placed”; maybe the spy already happened to be where they needed one, or some outside helper did the actual placing.

See, when you’re dealing with weasels, you have to get inside the mind of one. Remember when we had to parse every word uttered by then-President Bill Clinton? Those were the days.

Former CIA chief and noted liar James Clapper was one who objected to Trump’s use of the indelicate word “spy.” “I took aversion to the word spy,” the former head of our chief spying agency said on Thursday. “It was the most benign version of information gathering. The important thing is the whole reason the FBI was doing this was concern over what the Russians were doing to infiltrate the campaign, not spying on the campaign.” James Clapper taking aversion to the word “spy” is like chef Jacques Pepin taking aversion to the word “food.”

Besides, I don’t see anything benign about what the government was and is doing to associates of the Trump campaign. And, as many are now pointing out, if Clapper and Comey were so concerned about Russians trying to infiltrate, whey didn’t they “information-gather” (spy) on Hillary’s campaign as well, and why didn’t they brief Trump? Significantly, they discussed warning him but decided not to.

Lastly, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) expressed outrage that John Kelly and President Trump’s lawyer Emmet Flood were in this meeting, when they actually weren’t. They just stopped by before the meeting to pass along brief remarks from the President about his desire for transparency. This took about 90 seconds, and then they left. The President’s outstanding press secretary has since issued a statement making this clear.

It seems Kelly and Flood needn’t have bothered stopping by. The remarks about transparency didn’t take.

https://pjmedia.com/blog/liveblogevent/fridays-hot-mic-60/entry-231160/

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  • Joyce Volant

    05/28/2018 09:58 AM

    Sorry, I did not mean to submit that comment more than once.

  • sidney

    05/27/2018 06:00 PM

    We hear so much about the abuse and the corruption in our government,waste and fraud .But unlike the weather,we can do something about it.Why all the talk and no action.Their seems to be so much waste and mismanagement that the national debt and social security would not be insolvent and a burden on our great great grandchildren.If i commit a crime i don't get to call it something else and get away with it.Who enforces the constitution.Do we have to wait for God to judge us. Are we that close to rhe end?

  • Stephen Russell

    05/27/2018 01:33 PM

    This Mem Day wkend watching TCM movies.
    Laid back.

  • Bonnie E Reynolds

    05/27/2018 01:06 PM

    Regarding the ad for the Faith Diet. The video was much longer than the pastor said it would be and got frustrating to watch. Short, direct, and quicker would be better. After listening as long as I could it appeared he was just selling a book which I would have to buy and read and then try to use as a guide made me angry, since I'd fallen for that type of pitch too many times before. Some of us don't learn that way.

  • JOANNE MARIE KENDALL

    05/27/2018 12:56 PM

    I love your Saturday night show on TBN. I watched you on Fox before you ran for President. Very much enjoyed your talk with Dan Bongino. He is a real patriot. Thank goodness for your daughter Sarah. She deserves a medal for putting up with those reporters.

  • Lillian Renpenning

    05/27/2018 12:40 PM

    Although I am Canadian, I prayed that Donald Trump would be the President, I have been reading all about the US politics and it is like reading a novel, every day there is more corruption being exposed.
    I have the highest respect and admiration for your wonderful Daughter, she does not have an easy job.

  • George Blood.

    05/27/2018 12:04 PM

    It is time for the good guys to take off the gloves and file subpeona for the info they seek in the form they are legally entitled to view.

  • Michael G Langley, MD

    05/27/2018 10:35 AM

    Other than having cheese allergies and lactose intolerance, the only other reason for holding the cheese is taste. We have had to complain more about them not holding the cheese. I wonder if they have been entangled in any lawsuits that had to do with a cheese reaction strong enough to send someone to the hospital!? Otherwise, as with us physicians, it is far too easy to sue, with all of the extra lawyers we are graduating from law school. Why can't they increase the number of medical and surgical residencies? It is, by far, the biggst limitation to supplying more doctors to rural areas, in the US. That is, unles you want our rural areas cared for by foreign speaking physicians, with english as their second language. Most rural citizens don't appreciate it! My wife has difficulty understanding those phone corespondents that have been outsourced by big companies, as with Capital One Credit cards tha we recently had to call for not sending a statemment.

  • Cheryl schweighardt

    05/27/2018 10:00 AM

    awesome news report...thank you

  • Amelia Little

    05/27/2018 01:47 AM

    For far too long, incompetent, non-functioning government employees have been getting away with just showing up to work--and even then, there have been reports of some who didn't even show up--to get paychecks that, if I understand it, are generally of a more generous nature than people in the private sector doing the same job (and, actually doing them, cuz if they don't, they get fired.) Yes, there are millions of government workers who ARE doing their jobs, and I don't mind my tax dollars going to their paychecks. It's time the others are fired. Not put into another position because they will still have the same work ethic. Or, non-work ethic. They should not get to retire with their pensions, or remain on benefits, but have to do like the rest of us, maybe get some kind of severance package, but we're not talking years of severance at full salary, or benefits, and only what pension that is already in our 401K. Lerner, among others, should have been fired. And those who "run" the VA.

    I still think there should be a raid on DOJ/FBI headquareters, offices, etc to get the documents they aren't going to hand over. You know, like the raids on Manafort and Cohen, who weren't even given the chance to turn over anything. Guess, because the DOJ and FBI KNOW they are hiding documents and aren't going to hand them over without a fight, they just assume that everyone else will try to do the same thing. If it takes impeaching Sessions and Rosenstein, maybe that should be done sooner than later.

    Glad to know Sarah Sanders is on the job to keep the "press" informed on what really went on, instead of them just carrying on without having a clue--except for what misinformation was leaked to them.

  • James Evart

    05/27/2018 01:23 AM

    Its almost as if our President has been vindicated without seeing the enemy's heads roll in prison and at trial. As much as I hate to say it, the AG, Sessions and his aid, Rosenstein along with Mueller, need to be relieved of their duties, the CIA and FBI rebuked for their bias, lies, incompetence, political corruption and abuse of office, and both branches slapped down to their place by Congress to allow our country to breath clean air again. Though it grieves and sickens to see what the Democratic liberals have done to hamstring our government and our sacred constitution, relief comes from the lancing of a boil and pushing out the puss so that the healing can begin.
    May God bless out country, our great, honorable and blessed president and give him the wisdom, knowledge, strength and protection to continue for 6 more years protecting and guiding a people who need God and his people so much to light the way.

  • Paula Conley

    05/27/2018 12:05 AM

    I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR LETTER. IT IS GREAT.

  • Joyce Volant

    05/26/2018 11:31 PM

    Hi Mr. Huckabee. Firstly, let me say that I respect and admire you a lot. You're a good man, and I know it is hard to stand up for God in today's world. I get your emails, and I'm writing b/c I need help. No one else has given me the time of day, but I'm hoping there might be something you can do. I'm a 56-yr-old physically disabled lady, been on disability 14 yrs, been in chronic pain my entire adult life. Nonetheless, I worked my butt off my whole life (til I became homeless and just couldn't any more) and even raised my daughter on my own when my husband left. Now I seem to be stuck in some sort of "crack from hell" in the system, whereby I don't get enough money to buy food or pay bills, but I "make too much" to qualify for SSI or food stamps! Sir, I have tried EVERYTHING. I've contacted every agency I can find, churches, etc., and no one will help me. I've even written my mayor, Gov. Scott, and my district rep, only to be ignored. I don't sit on my butt, either... Since I became disabled, I've used my brain (about the only thing that still works) and have endlessly tried to make money online, but nothing has worked yet. People tell me to go to food banks, but I have no transportation. I'm a shut-in and don't know anyone and can't get rides. Not to mention that food banks only give out food every so many months, and I need some kind of continuous help. I'm also a Christian, but I am battling depression and feeling pretty worthless cuz nobody seems to CARE. My daughter is not able to help, and I have no other family who is willing. More than half of my income goes just to rent, and I can't afford food or some other things that I need. I have a roommate, and I'm supposed to be paying half the bills, but haven't been able to. God bless her, if it weren't for her, I would have probably died in the street months ago. One agency I talked to even had the nerve to tell me I wasn't "old enough" to get their services, cuz apparently you have to be 60, and they don't care that I'm disabled 14+ years! PLEASE, sir, I hate to ask for help as it is, cuz I've always been a hardworking, independent lady, but it's even worse when you beg everyone for help and they treat you like dirt and won't help. Of course I do my best to trust God to meet my needs, and I'm not dead yet, but the stress of constantly having to think about this is killing me. Would you PLEASE see if there is SOME way you can find me some help? THANK YOU VERY MUCH. God bless you.

  • Joyce Volant

    05/26/2018 11:24 PM

    Hi Mr. Huckabee. Firstly, let me say that I respect and admire you a lot. You're a good man, and I know it is hard to stand up for God in today's world. I get your emails, and I'm writing b/c I need help. No one else has given me the time of day, but I'm hoping there might be something you can do. I'm a 56-yr-old physically disabled lady, been on disability 14 yrs, been in chronic pain my entire adult life. Nonetheless, I worked my butt off my whole life (til I became homeless and just couldn't any more) and even raised my daughter on my own when my husband left. Now I seem to be stuck in some sort of "crack from hell" in the system, whereby I don't get enough money to buy food or pay bills, but I "make too much" to qualify for SSI or food stamps! Sir, I have tried EVERYTHING. I've contacted every agency I can find, churches, etc., and no one will help me. I've even written my mayor, Gov. Scott, and my district rep, only to be ignored. I don't sit on my butt, either... Since I became disabled, I've used my brain (about the only thing that still works) and have endlessly tried to make money online, but nothing has worked yet. People tell me to go to food banks, but I have no transportation. I'm a shut-in and don't know anyone and can't get rides. Not to mention that food banks only give out food every so many months, and I need some kind of continuous help. I'm also a Christian, but I am battling depression and feeling pretty worthless cuz nobody seems to CARE. My daughter is not able to help, and I have no other family who is willing. More than half of my income goes just to rent, and I can't afford food or some other things that I need. I have a roommate, and I'm supposed to be paying half the bills, but haven't been able to. God bless her, if it weren't for her, I would have probably died in the street months ago. One agency I talked to even had the nerve to tell me I wasn't "old enough" to get their services, cuz apparently you have to be 60, and they don't care that I'm disabled 14+ years! PLEASE, sir, I hate to ask for help as it is, cuz I've always been a hardworking, independent lady, but it's even worse when you beg everyone for help and they treat you like dirt and won't help. Of course I do my best to trust God to meet my needs, and I'm not dead yet, but the stress of constantly having to think about this is killing me. Would you PLEASE see if there is SOME way you can find me some help? THANK YOU VERY MUCH. God bless you.

  • Joyce Volant

    05/26/2018 10:00 PM

    Hi Mr. Huckabee. Firstly, let me say that I respect and admire you a lot. You're a good man, and I know it is hard to stand up for God in today's world. I get your emails, and I'm writing b/c I need help. No one else has given me the time of day, but I'm hoping there might be something you can do. I'm a 56-yr-old physically disabled lady, been on disability 14 yrs, been in chronic pain my entire adult life. Nonetheless, I worked my butt off my whole life (til I became homeless and just couldn't any more) and even raised my daughter on my own when my husband left. Now I seem to be stuck in some sort of "crack from hell" in the system, whereby I don't get enough money to buy food or pay bills, but I "make too much" to qualify for SSI or food stamps! Sir, I have tried EVERYTHING. I've contacted every agency I can find, churches, etc., and no one will help me. I've even written my mayor, Gov. Scott, and my district rep, only to be ignored. I don't sit on my butt, either... Since I became disabled, I've used my brain (about the only thing that still works) and have endlessly tried to make money online, but nothing has worked yet. People tell me to go to food banks, but I have no transportation. I'm a shut-in and don't know anyone and can't get rides. Not to mention that food banks only give out food every so many months, and I need some kind of continuous help. I'm also a Christian, but I am battling depression and feeling pretty worthless cuz nobody seems to CARE. My daughter is not able to help, and I have no other family who is willing. More than half of my income goes just to rent, and I can't afford food or some other things that I need. I have a roommate, and I'm supposed to be paying half the bills, but haven't been able to. God bless her, if it weren't for her, I would have probably died in the street months ago. One agency I talked to even had the nerve to tell me I wasn't "old enough" to get their services, cuz apparently you have to be 60, and they don't care that I'm disabled 14+ years! PLEASE, sir, I hate to ask for help as it is, cuz I've always been a hardworking, independent lady, but it's even worse when you beg everyone for help and they treat you like dirt and won't help. Of course I do my best to trust God to meet my needs, and I'm not dead yet, but the stress of constantly having to think about this is killing me. Would you PLEASE see if there is SOME way you can find me some help? THANK YOU VERY MUCH. God bless you.

  • Pat Hunsucker

    05/26/2018 09:01 PM

    If government workers ae allowed to only do their job 75% of the time, that means there are too many workers. The government needs to cut the number or cut the wages 25%,perhaps both.

  • David Swartz

    05/26/2018 08:59 PM

    Why do I have to continue seeing pictures of the crook-of-the-decade pretending to be a person of interest?????
    Yes, the useless Hillory C.
    If we stop inserting her picture everywhere, she will go away!

  • Danny Meyer

    05/26/2018 07:59 PM

    More and more people are becoming unhappy with what the government is doing with our tax dollars. What some people in government are making for what they are doing. It is very close to legalized stealing. Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?=dzKK9-y_kMM We tax payers have come to realize the rule of law is based on what your name is and what the meaning of is "is".
    Keep going and exposing the swamp.

  • Nancy Klus

    05/26/2018 07:28 PM

    I enjoy reading all of your comments. Your daughter is doing a fantastic job. I hope it doesn't sour her on our elected officials. The older I get the more synical I get and I really hate that is happening. I so love this country and I just can't watch it dragged in the swamp by all the other swamp dwellers. I hope there are more people like me who really care about country and the republican party. I am a conservative among sooo many liberals.

  • Kay Scyphers

    05/26/2018 07:12 PM

    I love your column and your comments. You are one of the most honest reporters, as is your daughter, Sarah. Love you both!

  • Suzanne Utts

    05/26/2018 06:09 PM

    In 2010 or 2011 my son had to have surgery to remove a kidney at the VA Hosp in Pittsburgh. When we visited him, we noticed that the water coolers were all taped off with "Out of Order" signs on them and nurses gave us bottled water to drink and told us not to drink from the faucets in the hospital. Meanwhile veterans who were hospitalized had to use the faucets to wash hands and they had to take showers. We found out weeks later that there had been an outbreak of Legionairres Disease at the VA Hospital and veterans had actually died because of it. Finally the CEO was fired but I doubt he lost his pension. Due to that and other things that have happened in our country, I ceased to believe that our government was actually "of, by and FOR the people." For too long, it has been run by an "elite" (in their own eyes only--certainly NOT in my eyes) who cared nothing for the rest of us. I continued to vote because that is a privilege and a vote is a seed. I didn't want to waste my vote. However it was not until President Trump ran that I believed again that we ordinary citizens had a chance to elect a man who was not a politician and who "owed" nobody---a person who might, just MIGHT, be able to get us back on track. My hat is off to President Trump and I am hoping that by the time he is up for election again, some of the evildoers in our government system will have been brought to justice.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/26/2018 05:58 PM

    Imagine a private sector union, like the UAW, demanding that their members be able to work on " something else " 25% of the time. NFW !!!

  • Shirley Eckhardt

    05/26/2018 05:56 PM

    Thank you, Governor. As always, you are the voice of reason in an increasingly unreasonable world!