Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical primary care clinics this week marked another dark moment in the ongoing decline of U.S. healthcare. Consumers who are fed up with the dismal state of U.S. airlines would be wise to heed this warning.
In his March State of the Union address and again last month, President Biden was celebrating Ford’s commitment to invest in America and expand its workforce here.
Bloomberg reported today that Ford is looking to cut as much as 26 percent of its salaried workforce in the U.S. Meanwhile, the company has significantly expanded its engineering and other critical operations in Mexico and India.
It’s a wonder how Ford keeps track of all its recalls and lawsuits, which are sprouting like dandelions. Three lawsuits with damning allegations about Ford vehicles were reported last week, and the company was forced to recall more than 100,000 vehicles because of engine fire incidents. Ford has pioneered what literally could become a killer category: Vehicle Flambe.
Little wonder that Steven Croley, Ford’s impressively credentialed chief legal counsel, reports directly to CEO Jim Farley and an influential board member.
That was Rep. Ilan Omar’s infamous 2019 tweet accusing the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC of having undue influence on U.S. politics. Michigan Rep. Andy Levin is trying to smear his liberal AIPAC-supported primary opponent with the same argument, albeit a tad more subtly.
Here’s some insight about J Street, the supposedly pro-Israel lobbying group that far and away is Levin’s biggest financial backer and was an early supporter of Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a fierce antisemite who advocates a global Israel boycott to weaken the country.
Americans appreciate first-hand the damage Joe Biden has done to the economy when they buy food and gas or experience shortages of once readily available staples. Not yet understood is the possibly irreversible damage Biden has done to U.S. regulatory agencies.
Under Biden’s watch, CDC has lost all credibility, the FDA its two top vaccine experts, the FTC is experiencing a staff stampede, a senior Justice department official was secretly receiving nearly $1 million from Stanford University, an FCC nomination is moribund, and the NHTSA is underfunded.
Biden’s only been on the job for 19 months. Imagine the regulatory state of America if Biden remains in office for a full term.
Since developing an interest in healthcare more than two years ago, I’ve come to appreciate the industry is rife with very bad people who do very bad things. The New York Times revealed last week that McKinsey & Company deserves a special place in hell for its critical role facilitating the opioid crisis that killed nearly 500,000 Americans.
Fortunately for McKinsey, the best penalty multistate attorneys general could collectively muster was a paltry $573 million settlement.
California Governor Gavin Newsom imagines himself as presidential material. The hare-brained ad he ran on Fox News in Florida encouraging Floridians to move to California is reason enough to knock him out of contention.