White House Denies VA Sec Shulkin Candidacy For HHS Top Slot

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HHS Top SlotDespite Wall Street Journal’s article that VA secretary David Shulkin interviewed for the top slot at Health and Human Services, the White House says it just ain’t so.

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal made an usual announcement.

That announcement was that Shulkin allegedly interviewed for the top slot at HHS by the White House and that he “made his case.” He was reportedly a top contender for the position.

But by Wednesday, the White House denounced the story. The new official story is Shulkin did not interview for the position and “was never under consideration for the position.”

So what is the truth? Does it matter?

It seems unlikely Shulkin would be considered for that top slot given he is under investigation for improperly using taxpayer funds for official trips similar to what former HHS secretary Tom Price allegedly committed.

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/white-house-vas-shulkin-not-a-candidate-for-hhs-secretary/

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Dennis
Dennis

Let me pose a PURELY hypothetical and enormously long single sentence question here;

If you knew a vet who had been unjustly placed on the DBC list at VA who decided to become ordained in the Universal Life Church ministry online (free and five minutes) JUST because as a legally ordained minister he would then have to be addressed as “Reverend” by VA staff and in VA letters, would you think poorly of him?

Just use the thumbs up or down to vote on this hypothetical person…

Oldmarine
Oldmarine

I went to that sight DENNIS even Lady Gaga…Richard Branson ..Conan O’Brien…Paul McCartney…are all ordained ministers..WTF.. must be some type of loophole to make money
The reverend Oldmarine just doesn’t sound right..LOL.. I saved the link just in case I change my mind

namnibor
namnibor

“Universal Life” is contrary to VA Mission Statement and is a conflict of much piggy interest to include the term ‘Life’ in conjunction with ‘Universal’, let alone term ‘ordained’. RAND reports that each & every VA Disruptive Behavior Committee have also been ‘ordained’ to stomp-out ‘Universal Life’ and all related ‘Choices’ made by Veterans.
AFGE Reports that ‘Universal Life’ is how long each SES’er gets to serve and pay dues to the almighty union…communion melba toast extra. At not time shall any SES’er serve ‘Universal Life’ when caught committing fraud, waste, & abuse or killing Veterans. A-m-e-n–ities. 🙂

namnibor
namnibor

Join the discussion*at NO time*….A-m-e-n-ities!

91Veteran
91Veteran

Dennis, a vet becoming a Reverend would be as minimal as blinking your eyes compared to the elaborate scams concocted by the VA to screw veterans.

namnibor
namnibor

I wonder how many VSO’s also have a funny hat as an ordained minister hack just to they can claim their other income as tax-exempt to the church of Ordained Illiterate Nefarious Kind, (OINK).

Dennis
Dennis

Ben,

Just a webiste suggestion; in addition to the options of thumbs up and thumbs down can you offer also an upward extended middle finger? They could tally up over time and we could be awarded “rank” according to the number of middle finger votes?

OR

…offer a middle finger vote as an in app purchase option? My idea. Cut me in for some of that cheese brother if it goes down, word?

namnibor
namnibor

In lieu of potential offensive middle finger rating on app, RAND would suggest taking ‘thumbs-down’ a few levels signified by uncooked chickens in a VA bedpan, with Five Uncooked Chickens King Expression Displayed, (F.U.C.K.E.D.). 🙂

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

And, may we please have the descriptive options of multiple colors, in showing the length of time, per the rotting and fouled chicks in the bedpan of lukewarm broth? Or, how about different sized vaporous clouds per expression of time length of the lingering stench? Or, something like dat. Inquiring minds would like to know; being any VA Leadership or their Regulars (or Non-Regulars, depending on how you call you it), that would like to know how the “POSSIBLE” New Rating Features would be used for emotional expressions. Understand? Input? Good / Bad? Indifferent? Go fuck off? Fucking stay on and keep posting? Go get help? Sorry, we’re out of help. Standby, for nothing? Mov’n on now . . . – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Off Topic but On Course – Running Rampant – Agencies Lack Consistent Disciplinary Guidelines, Can’t Handle Their Peeps (Employees)

“https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/10/most-agencies-lack-consistent-disciplinary-guidelines-oversight-chairman-finds/”

Unfruitful and problematic problems occur in Agencies. – – – Nutter.