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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Don't know if it was or not, nor do you
    You are right but I didn't post that it has been going on for a long time either like you did.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    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.
    The VA belongs to the Executive Branch. Why do you people always throw everything off on Congress?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    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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    The VA belongs to the Executive Branch. Why do you people always throw everything off on Congress?
    "Priorities and structure of the program" are management responsibilities in the executive branch. Congress can increase funding if needed.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    I just hope this isn't the end of this. The media and public need to keep pressure on the Administration to follow through on this.
    Of course this is the end. Everything that's going to be done, has ben done. No more resignations, or firings and sure as hell no criminal investigations.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course this is the end. Everything that's going to be done, has ben done. No more resignations, or firings and sure as hell no criminal investigations.
    Investigations take time to build.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Investigations take time to build.
    These will never happen. Watch what I tell you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    The problems pre-date Bush by a far margin. To try to blame this on one man or party is nothing more then childish partisanship at it's worst.
    If the problems predated Bush by a wide margin, which means Clinton at least, why has nothing been done? Is there no accountability to anyone anywhere any longer? Since it now falls on Obama to fix these problems, then it's about time they got fixed, don't you think? Why aren't there enough doctors? Don't they pay them enough to keep them? The IRS has enough people to do their job, why doesn't the VA? Waiting 10 months to see a doctor? This is a disgrace to our Country!

    Greetings, BMCM.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Shinseki's basically taking the fall for years of mismanagement. Crappy way to end an outstanding career.
    He seems to have been the Little Engine That Couldn't.
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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course this is the end. Everything that's going to be done, has ben done. No more resignations, or firings and sure as hell no criminal investigations.

    Yeah, its likely this will be it and we'll here "We're aggressively reforming the VA" which will be nothing more than throwing money at it. Pretty damned clear that money isn't the issue considering the increase in the VA's budget over the last decade or so. Sadly, the main problem is simply ability to get rid of substandard employees. Its inherently difficult to fire a federal employee.

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    Re: Embattled VA chief Shinseki resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Shinseki's basically taking the fall for years of mismanagement. Crappy way to end an outstanding career.
    Shinseki was a part of that mismanagement.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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