Skip to comments.Veterans scandal risks engulfing Obama
Posted on 05/16/2014 7:44:20 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
May 16, 2014 5:40 pm Veterans scandal risks engulfing Obama By Geoff Dyer in Washington ©AFP Amid contrived outrage over Benghazi and the improving fortunes of its healthcare reform, the Obama administration could be facing a genuine scandal about its treatment of military veterans that has the potential to attract broad political condemnation of its competence. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing mounting evidence that some of the hospitals it runs have been keeping two sets of books to make it look as if they were reducing waiting times to see a doctor.
More damning, the department is investigating the claims of a whistleblower doctor in Arizona that dozens of patients at one hospital died while they were languishing on a hidden waiting list without ever being given an appointment. Richard Griffin, the departments acting inspector general, admitted on Thursday that its review could lead to criminal charges. In the first political casualty of the scandal, Robert Petzel, the departments undersecretary for heath, resigned on Friday.
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We should be so lucky.
Active Duty/Retiree ping.
So this thing might involve Mr. Obama? Better late than never,I guess.
Nothing else has touched him. I doubt this will either.
Scandal engulfing Obama? What are you talking about?
Hell, even the scandal of not knowing Obama’s origins does not affect nor touch him.
What no one seems to realize is that BHO is not ultimaely responsible for any actions by anyone in an agency, bureau, commission, or department that reports to him. That is not the way the real world works. It must be nice.
It would be SHTF time for sure, the obamabots would explode.
How would Obama be involved with this?
Not to defend this POC we have as a president, but every administration has quickly forgotten the veteran as soon as the war/conflict was over. Sad, but true.
Only difference, the conflict is still going on and there is little or no help from this despicable administration for disabled warriors. Once discharged, they are all but forgotten by the Veterans Administration.
The VA is government run healthcare. The previews of obamacare.
If this happened under Bush he would have been literally tar and feathered right on Pennsylvania Avenue. With all the alphabet channels standing by.
About ten years ago I was talking to an old veteran at the VA Hospital here in Houston. He told me he had cancer and would die within about six months because the VA didn’t treat him in time. This has been happening for decades.
For those idiots who worship Obama and his government run healthcare, look at what you’re getting! The VA is the perfect example of government screwing something up.
This @$$hole doesn't wear his bias out in the open, does he?
Why, oh why do We, the People have any compelling reasons to vote for any Doormat Republicans, or Obama Democrats who have promised to advance Obamas Agenda to Fundamentally transform the United States of America by increasing the number of undocumented Democrat voters who are Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico?
All Doormat Boehner has tio do is NOT bring his Boehner Amnesty Bill in the House up for a vote and Reids Senate Amnesty bill dies a well-deserved, and NECESSARY death.
We, the People have seen our Federal Politicians in the Republican and Democrat Party enable Obama, for over five years, to bring great harm to the United States of America.
Those, in both political parties, who cant stand America, stand against We, the People.
We, the People know that it is time, - - - time for a change in 2014.
It is obvious to everyone that the Democrats are stalling the Veterans in order to use the money to buy votes.
A leader is responsible for what happens.
You are correct. He has never been held accountable for anything, and I am sure he never will be. I have seen some colorful descriptions of all the horrible, evil things he can, and will get away with. All are true. My opinion is, no one will ever be held accountable for anything. Not for Benghazi gate, IRS gate, VA gate, nothing. I wish I was wrong, but that is reality.
sounds like they are taking direction from the UK “National Health System”....worse to come.
I believe that a large part of the problem is the culture of the mid levels of management inside the VA, thanks to union and civil service rules, it is effectively impossible to fire anyone. I was listening to C-span on the radio and caught one of the Veterans organizations telling the story of someone proven incompetent, still being paid for three years after being removed from a position of responsibility. Untill several bureaucrats are shitcanned (fired for cause with loss of pension, or some clear equivalent to court marshal) in under six months things will not change.
Right on Sarge! This clown is a Chicago politician living a lie that will never be exposed because the corrupt socialist media’s role would be revealed if the truth were ever to be known.
Lists. Treatment withheld. Death panels, anyone? Uncle $OCIALI$M wants you
dead. You've outlived your usefulness. You're a net negative. $ubmit to the proper authorities.
Veterans share personal experiences at Phoenix VA
By Marty Callaghan - May 14, 2014
Only if the MSM decides to talk about it, which they won’t.
The left doesn’t like the military anyway. This isn’t going to make any difference to them. And our fine representatives in corrupt DC probably all know about it but would rather spend the money buying votes from illegals via Medicaid.
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