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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    I retired from the US Navy in 1996. Went to the Memphis, Tn VA hospital twice a month for 4 months and never once did I see a real DR. I saw Nurses, PAs and even a pharmacist once.
    I enrolled in Tri-Care and have never set foot in another VA Hospital.

    There were problems at least that far back.
    Isn't this issue the falsification of documents and not the long wait times? When did that start?

    Why is that left out of peoples comments on this matter?

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Isn't this issue the falsification of documents and not the long wait times? When did that start?

    Why is that left out of peoples comments on this matter?
    Heya Mason .....even when the VA was first created. It had the same the same problems. Guess who the VA first head was. One year after he took the job even though he cared for the troops and they knew he did. They still made him resign all due to accountability.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Isn't this issue the falsification of documents and not the long wait times? When did that start?

    Why is that left out of peoples comments on this matter?
    I thought that was pretty much common knowledge. That is what all this has been about. However I think you'll find out that has been going on for a lot of administrations.

    People have been fighting the VA since at least the 70s. All the VN veterans that couldn't get the care they needed.

    As much as some people would like to blame the current administration for all these problems is just more of the same silly partisan BS.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    I thought that was pretty much common knowledge. That is what all this has been about. However I think you'll find out that has been going on for a lot of administrations.

    People have been fighting the VA since at least the 70s. All the VN veterans that couldn't get the care they needed.

    As much as some people would like to blame the current administration for all these problems is just more of the same silly partisan BS.
    You are saying the falsification of documents have been going on for many administrations?

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    I very much doubt that this will speed up reform at the VA even a little bit.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Shinseki's basically taking the fall for years of mismanagement. Crappy way to end an outstanding career.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Obama said after he fooled the people and was elected as POTUS back in 2008, "Judge me by who I surround myself with."

    It was Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki who was behind that all soldiers would wear the beret without having to earn it.

    That should have been a red flag you would think.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    I really doubt that simply changing up the guy in charge is going to solve the problem. Failing to care for our vets has been the status quo for more than a decade. It's something congress needs to address. It needs to alter the priorities and structure of the program, and make sure it's properly funded. If it takes 10 months for someone to get an appointment, then there needs to be more doctors for them to see.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Obama said after he fooled the people and was elected as POTUS back in 2008, "Judge me by who I surround myself with."

    It was Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki who was behind that all soldiers would wear the beret without having to earn it.

    That should have been a red flag you would think.
    Yeah but he also called Rumsfeld on the number of troops needed in Iraq and was right.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Yeah but he also called Rumsfeld on the number of troops needed in Iraq and was right.
    Heya Gaius. Yep.....he was always critical of the Bush Administration and did get into it with Rumsfeld.

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