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Veterans scandal risks engulfing Obama
Ft.com ^ | 5-16-14

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 department’s 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 department’s undersecretary for heath, resigned on Friday.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: obama; shinseki; veterans

1 posted on 05/16/2014 7:44:20 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

We should be so lucky.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:46:18 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: InvisibleChurch; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 7:46:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

So this thing might involve Mr. Obama? Better late than never,I guess.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 7:47:08 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: InvisibleChurch

Nothing else has touched him. I doubt this will either.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 7:50:08 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: InvisibleChurch

Scandal engulfing Obama? What are you talking about?

Hell, even the scandal of not knowing Obama’s origins does not affect nor touch him.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 7:52:39 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: oldtech

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.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:08 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Gamecock

It would be SHTF time for sure, the obamabots would explode.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: InvisibleChurch

How would Obama be involved with this?


9 posted on 05/16/2014 7:56:01 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 7:57:05 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: InvisibleChurch

The VA is government run healthcare. The previews of obamacare.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 8:05:20 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: InvisibleChurch

If this happened under Bush he would have been literally tar and feathered right on Pennsylvania Avenue. With all the alphabet channels standing by.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 8:05:48 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 8:15:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: 353FMG
 photo house-of-cards-falling-down.jpg What will it take? At some point a stiff wind should do it..
14 posted on 05/16/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
contrived outrage over Benghazi and the improving fortunes of its healthcare reform

This @$$hole doesn't wear his bias out in the open, does he?

15 posted on 05/16/2014 8:20:52 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: MomofMarine

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 Obama’s 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 Reid’s 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 can’t stand America, stand against We, the People.

We, the People know that it is time, - - - time for a change in 2014.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 8:21:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Amid contrived outrage over Benghazi and the improving fortunes of its healthcare reform,

Suckups.

17 posted on 05/16/2014 8:29:57 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: InvisibleChurch

It is obvious to everyone that the Democrats are stalling the Veterans in order to use the money to buy votes.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 8:54:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TruthWillWin
Obama creates a culture where people are sloppy in management and he fills the higher ranks with people who have anti US bias.

A leader is responsible for what happens.

19 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:48 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: MomofMarine
Nothing else has touched him. I doubt this will either.

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.

20 posted on 05/17/2014 12:21:16 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: InvisibleChurch

sounds like they are taking direction from the UK “National Health System”....worse to come.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 1:48:44 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: VerySadAmerican
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.

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.

22 posted on 05/17/2014 3:24:28 AM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: Mark17

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.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 4:18:50 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Engulfing the golfer? POSOTUS should be trumpeting it as an example of Obamacare TOTALITARIANCARE.

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.

24 posted on 05/17/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT by PGalt
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25 posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:35 AM PDT by Howie
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To: InvisibleChurch

Veterans share personal experiences at Phoenix VA
By Marty Callaghan - May 14, 2014

http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/222304/veterans-share-personal-experiences-phoenix-va


26 posted on 05/17/2014 7:11:53 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: InvisibleChurch

Only if the MSM decides to talk about it, which they won’t.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 8:28:50 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.


28 posted on 05/17/2014 2:09:32 PM PDT by MaggiesPitchfork
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