HCA Subpoenaed, May Involve Frist Sales - page 2

Is this kinda like Martha Stewart? ...HCA, the nation's largest for-profit hospital company, was founded by Frist's father and his brother was formerly its CEO and chairman and remains on the... Read More

  1. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    As Mrs Clinton is a former senator of mine, I would appreciate you providing the source of her holding of tons of Wal-Mart stock.

    Grannynurse
    She is a former member of the board. Board members routinely receive large stock options.

    AndI remember hearing right voices out there making the same allegations against hiliary in the 90's -I dismissed them.

    I couldn't tell you how much stock she owns TODAY.

    But in the late 80's, early 90's she was a full board member of Wal-mart and received the normal stock option deals that board members receive.

    And you don't remember the so-called Tyson scandal where she made 80 plus thousand dollars in 1 day - while her holdings were in a blind trust - and after talking to a friend on the board of Tyson that was also selling stock?

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  2. by   RN5000
    These tatics are utilized on a regular basis among the powerful and wealthy. It is, after all, how they got that way. HClinton is a politician and businesswoman. What would one expect?
  3. by   Nancy2
    Quote from RN5000
    These tatics are utilized on a regular basis among the powerful and wealthy. It is, after all, how they got that way. HClinton is a politician and businesswoman. What would one expect?
    Worse than that...she's a lawyer!
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    Rich people risk stupid things for money. Look at Martha Stewart. Worth millions and she gets caught up in a trade nightmare for a few hundred thousand, not even a small fraction of what she is worth.

    If you think only poor folks do dumb things with money, think again.

    As a stock broker, I've seen it all. :uhoh21:
  5. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Rich people risk stupid things for money. Look at Martha Stewart. Worth millions and she gets caught up in a trade nightmare for a few hundred thousand, not even a small fraction of what she is worth.

    If you think only poor folks do dumb things with money, think again.

    As a stock broker, I've seen it all. :uhoh21:
    Yes, look a Stewart. She went to prison and upon her release, as two TV shows, on network TV. I don't know many x-jailbirds that can do that.

    Grannynurse
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Rich people risk stupid things for money. Look at Martha Stewart. Worth millions and she gets caught up in a trade nightmare for a few hundred thousand, not even a small fraction of what she is worth.

    If you think only poor folks do dumb things with money, think again.

    As a stock broker, I've seen it all. :uhoh21:
    I don't disagree at at all, and rich people are worse about it, because they see money as a barometer of success.

    But that's exactly my point. Frist's current barometer of success is a white house run. He would not do anything to sidetrack this. And both he and his advisors are well aware that blind trusts must be well, blind.

    Martha Stewart was so obsessed with "winning' that the $40,000 she stole from the investors that lost their shirts was more important to her, at that moment, then the 99.996% of her her other wealth.

    Frist is obsessed alright, as any ambitious politician is - but he's not obsessed about his private wealth at the moment, but in his public persona. No way he'd trade the latter for the former - not right now.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  7. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    Yes, look a Stewart. She went to prison and upon her release, as two TV shows, on network TV. I don't know many x-jailbirds that can do that.

    Grannynurse
    You gotta be a rich jailbird!
  8. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    You gotta be a rich jailbird!
    To be honest, a rich, sting jailbird

    Grannynurse
  9. by   barefootlady
    Quote from wooh
    Totally unbelievable since all of us HCA employees have to take Ethics & Compliance classes every single year. I mean, as long as us nurses and housekeepers and cafeteria staff take Ethics & Compliance, there couldn't possibly be any wrongdoing involving HCA!!!

    When much the same statement was made in one of our Ethics and Compliance sessions, the person was later discharged. After all, those CEO's, DON's, and MD's are all too above board and ethical to do wrong.
    Do we smell another scandal brewing?
  10. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from barefootlady
    When much the same statement was made in one of our Ethics and Compliance sessions, the person was later discharged. After all, those CEO's, DON's, and MD's are all too above board and ethical to do wrong.
    Do we smell another scandal brewing?
    Nah, with a Republican lead Congress. So much for ethics

    Grannynurse

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