Patrick was a rare Democrat among a small gang of moneymen—many of them close to Trump now—who cashed in when the economy crashed a decade ago.
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal and the author of Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream (published by Custom House).
Legislation designed to prevent for-profit colleges from exploiting veterans died within 15 minutes of being introduced.
For-profit colleges are treating veterans like cash cows, collecting millions in GI bill dollars for worthless diplomas while lobbying Washington to keep the money flowing.
Since 9/11 almost 1,000 veterans have died due to negligence in the veterans health-care system. After lengthy legal battles the VA is finally making payments to their families.
The VA is prescribing 270% more opiates to veterans than it was 12 years ago, sometimes, writes Aaron Glantz, pushing the drugs to known addicts who later overdose.