I'm a Vet-yes we should trust them
I'm a Vet- No never trust them
I'm not a vet-Yes vets should trust them
i'm not a vet- No they shouldn't the country has failed them
Maddow slams Republicans for complaining about VA scandal after passing budget cuts
Maddow noted that in March 2003 — the same month the U.S. began its second war against Iraq — the GOP-led House of Representatives approved a budget cutting $14 billion from the VA’s budget. Two years later, Anthony Principi, who was appointed by then-President George W. Bush, released a statement saying the department did not “require additional resources” despite the escalating cost of that conflict.
Lawmakers later had to approve an emergency $1.5 billion budget influx following reports that local VA facilities were instituting hiring freezes and lacking the ability to make necessary purchases.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
A good friend died a few years ago, and he praised the VA. They had helped him through so many problems, but the last one was Pancreatic Cancer, and to his credit, and the VA probably, even that took a year to kill him. He told me that not only does the VA have restrictions on firing bad employees, but they are forced to hire some that don't want to be there. They got their college paid for via some program and in return had to "serve" by working at certain government jobs.
I am pretty sure I met one of them.....a doctor, not just admin or other kind of support staff. The VA's biggest problem is the inconsistent support from congress. There was a time when congress not only treated veterans badly, they treated actual retirees badly. My older brother had to file bankruptcy when the government refused to pay for his bypass surgery. He had over 20 years in the Air Force. Congress had to back pedal on that, but for a time, the retirees were denied the permanent healthcare promised when they were recruited for the many wars that congress gets us into.....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.