Friday, May 30, 2014

How About Dr. Carson?

First, let me say that I am definitely not on board with the draft Ben Carson for President movement, mainly because I don't think we need any more personality cult worship in the White House.  But, also secondarily, because he's (reportedly) at least wishy-washy on the 2nd Amendment.

But, how about Dr. Ben as Veterans Advocacy Commission chairman?  With the entire VA budget at his disposal and carte blanche to gut the administration's bureaucracy and institute redundant systems competing for the care of those Vets...incentivized financially toward the overall quality of care.

Simultaneously, I'd really love to see Shinseki spend one day in a very public stockade for every single day of Veteran secret-wait-list time.

It's just an idea.  What's wrong with it?  Anybody else think it makes sense to offer a free-market solution to a statist nightmare?

On a side note, if he does indeed have political aspirations, how much of a feather in his cap would be the claim that he cured the VA of all its ills in 6 months, while Obama couldn't be bothered with it for 6 years?  Frankly, if Congress had the stones to create such a position, I'd take that job just to show it could be done.


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