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Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn't He?
National Journal ^ | May 14, 2014 | Jordain Carney & Stacy Kaper

Posted on 05/18/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT by QT3.14

The failures of the Veterans Affairs Department are a moral abomination: They leave soldiers wounded at war to wait in long lines for the payments they need to fund their care.

And VA failures are under new scrutiny amid reports of a string of preventable deaths among veterans and a growing political controversy around them—and many in Congress are pointing a finger in the White House's direction.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disability; military; obama; va; vahospitals; veteran

1 posted on 05/18/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14
In the meantime the Left is pronto with benefits for the Illegals™!
2 posted on 05/18/2014 10:16:16 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Whatever it takes to kill off those pesky conservative voters, he’s full steam ahead.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 10:18:37 AM PDT by mothball
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To: QT3.14

Because he hates the US military.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 10:19:00 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: QT3.14
The idea that people, this late in the game, still ask questions like this is mind boggling.

1. They don't care.

2. This is the treatment EVERYONE is going to get soon. Minus the elites.

3. The veterans are a problem in their eyes. The more that expire, the less they need to deal with later.

4. Obama could not fix anything if he wanted to, he's a incompetent tool who gets his marching orders from others.

5 posted on 05/18/2014 10:19:42 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: QT3.14

And they have no problem finding resources to give freak soldiers sex change operations.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 10:19:42 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: QT3.14
He is totally disinterested because he hates the military and conservatives, which military tend to be.

Secondly, he doesn't have a clue how to do it, if he wanted to. He is into organizing for tearing down, not building up.

vaudine

7 posted on 05/18/2014 10:20:57 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine

Everything this uber fool (aka Clown Prince nobama) does is intentional.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 10:23:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: QT3.14
He's too busy...

9 posted on 05/18/2014 10:25:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: QT3.14

But Private (Wo)Manning is getting pretty good treatment, isn’t she?


10 posted on 05/18/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT by fullchroma (iCitizen)
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To: QT3.14

It isn’t in his mission plan.


11 posted on 05/18/2014 10:27:25 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: QT3.14

Because they’re just veterans, who are nothing more than handy props on campaign swings.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 10:33:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: All
Forgot to add - how long before ™ spouts off - What difference does it make?
13 posted on 05/18/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

He hates Veterans. These are the guys who killed the heroic Red Chinese, NK’s, NVA’s, and VC, and Obama’s getting payback.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: QT3.14

Well, the news today says he’s very angry about the reports of VA failings...

Not mad about the problems, actually, just that they’re being reported.

The problems can all be blamed on someone else, so he’s cool with that.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 10:43:39 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: QT3.14

He hasn’t fixed it for all the reasons already posted, but mainly because -

IT ENTAILS WORK!

He doesn’t believe in hard work. Never has, never will. Believes in giving speeches and being admired by those he gives checks to every month.

It is an entire administration of the post- Greatest Generation. Never had to earn anything. Never had to sacrifice. Never understood the cost of Freedom.

Can’t relate to veterans.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: QT3.14

One of his plans was to destroy the military. He started with making sure the leaders were communists and loyal to him. The veterans were of no concern to him and elimination of care was fine.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 10:53:43 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: null and void

“he hates the US military”

It’s a mutual feeling. He is no friend to the old guard, even if he has installed some “perfumed warriors.”

My family lost my father this past Christmas day to pulmonary edema, partly due to complications from Agent Orange.
I heard from someone that Obama wanted to send us each a signed certificate of thanks (autopen I’m sure) for my Dad’s service.
My response was that I would do with it what I think he would have done with it: Once I determined who it was from, it would go straight into the `round file.’
So they didn’t send the certificate.
One of his favorite expressions was, `What goes around comes around.’
And it’s coming around. Two more years of this joker.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 11:04:43 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: QT3.14
Obama bends over backwards to advance the cause of illegal aliens, criminals, terrorists, militant homosexuals.

He abandons veterans, special forces and ambassadors in Benghazi, any believers in God unless they are Muslim, anyone of Medicare age, Millennial, and a vast majority of Americans.

It is quite obvious his intentions and priorities and to pretend these are oversights is delusional. Anyone who believes this person or anyone in his party is incompetent, well-intention or has the best interest of the country at heart is so stupid they should be required to have a cork at the end of their so that they cannot hurt themselves.

19 posted on 05/18/2014 11:05:44 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: QT3.14

Obam a or no Obama, the VA has always done this. To say otherwise is overplaying a hand, not to say that Obama shouldn’t have done something, or should not step up and say something.

We suspect, rightly, that if this were a different group, say if it were one Trayvon Martin, or illegal immigrants, or muslims or so, his reaction would be different.

But the VA has always been like this, I think. No one who’s paid attention is surprised.

But it IS single payer and a single payer problem. I have always said that Obamacare will make the VA look like the Mayo Clinic. And I meant with all of this taken into consideration.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 11:07:14 AM PDT by stanne
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To: tumblindice

It’s one of those Bush thingies he hasn’t gotten around to addressing yet! There are only so many hours in 5 years one can handle! Maybe Moochell can get them a healthier lunch of eggplant and Brussell sprouts?


21 posted on 05/18/2014 11:09:31 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: QT3.14

Well. Recall back to “...this is the first time I have been proud of my country.....” and to “....all this for a damned flag....” and should be patently obvious.

I don’t even need to go into how everybody in this Administration deserted and ignored the Benghazi mission (from weeks before and up to and including and afterwards)and the murder of 4 Americans. They haven’t even identified any suspects - our illustrious FBI ON THE JOB.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 11:10:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: QT3.14
Obama is the Reluctant President, never really engaged in any aspect of actually governing at home or abroad.

The man has zero passion or love for America or its veterans.

The most unqualified President American has ever elected.

23 posted on 05/18/2014 11:12:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: null and void
Because he hates the US military.

Not only the military as an institution, but the kind of person who would serve in a disciplined, well-armed and dedicated organization. Armies exist to kill people, break things and make a lot of noise doing it. Just on a visceral level, the very thought of such disorder troubles many people, and their every instinct is of revulsion.

But over the ages, every civilization and even some otherwise rather uncivilized folks have engaged in some kind of warfare with rivals and neighbors, for any number of reasons, and every nation worthy of bearing the designation maintains some level of military preparedness, commensurate with preserving their status with their neighbors.

The United States of America long ago made a covenant with the men who sprang to the nation's defense, that the survivors of the ravages of warfare and their families should not suffer disproportionately for their sacrifices. And it has been (mostly) kept.

There have been lapses before (US Grant, hero of the Civil War, died in an unheated room, penniless), but veterans come to their elected leaders with a very high moral standing, and are rewarded much better than the persons who had never served. Until that got turned on its head with the example of the Korean War and the Viet Nam War periods, in which the veterans were either largely forgotten or openly insulted and despised.

24 posted on 05/18/2014 11:17:15 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: fullchroma
But Private (Wo)Manning is getting pretty good treatment, isn’t she?

Indeed. If you want your wanger whacked, you move to the head of the line---and cost is no object.

25 posted on 05/18/2014 11:17:35 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: QT3.14

Obama doesn’t care. Only those that worship and glorify the divinity of Obama ate who Obama cares about.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: QT3.14

The Democrats and Republicans in Congress deserve just as much blame in this matter as the sh!tbird Obama.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: QT3.14

He’s an enemy islamist.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT by onedoug (God derived the function we discovered as mathematics)
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To: Mariner
Hi.

The Democrats and Republicans in Congress deserve just as much blame in this matter as the sh!tbird Obama.

Both the Senate and House have Veterans oversight committees, true, but the fish rots from the head down.

5.56mm

29 posted on 05/18/2014 11:52:33 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: QT3.14

The VA is a test bed to murder millions of Americans as obamas terrorist friend William Ayers wanted to do to 25 million Americans so the socialists could take over. The democrats will murder one at a time by denying healthcare.

Over in other socialist countries they already kill thousands. England has their pathway to death setup (Liverpool Care Pathway) where 80,000 people a year were put on a secret death list. Up to 130,000 by some accounts.
You checked into a hospital and you are killed by lack of food and water and medical care.

Here is but one article about the mass murder.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2364029/How-Liverpool-Care-Pathway-used-excuse-appalling-care.html

The pathway involves withdrawal of lifesaving treatment, with the sick sedated and usually denied nutrition and fluids. Death typically takes place within 29 hours.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 12:20:55 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: QT3.14

“Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn’t He?”

The only thing that concerns this abomination about vets is that one should be available to him at all times to carry an umbrella for him.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 12:21:53 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: QT3.14

The same reason he has closed the PX on the military bases,wants to cut the military to pre world war 2 levels,allow gay marriages,prosecute anyone who oppose his policies


32 posted on 05/18/2014 12:48:02 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: QT3.14

The same reason he has closed the PX on the military bases,wants to cut the military to pre world war 2 levels,allow gay marriages,prosecute anyone who oppose his policies


33 posted on 05/18/2014 12:48:08 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: M Kehoe
"Both the Senate and House have Veterans oversight committees, true, but the fish rots from the head down."

And funding authority.

Nobody was seriously calling VA into account over the last 20years. And nobody sounded the alarm 'cept vets themselves and VFW and the Legion.

And nobody was willing to come up with more money to make the promise come true.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress also bear great responsibility.

34 posted on 05/18/2014 12:57:20 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: QT3.14

It is what I’ve been trying to tell people. Obama is literally NOT in control. People behind the scenes (primarily heads of Federal Agencies) are controlling everything. No one tells them what to do no matter what everyone thinks.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 1:35:50 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: QT3.14

... because it takes money and that money must be redistributed to Obama’s electorate and cronies.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: QT3.14

Every vet killed by the VA is one less terrorist on the loose.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 2:02:49 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: QT3.14

I don’t know why He hasn’t fixed the VA yet, he fixed the rest of the nation’s healthcare but good.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 5:06:57 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: QT3.14

why?

because the Obama regime has made the VA hospital administrators actual death panels.

It is not Sarah rhetoric, it is reality

Obama regime must be ended


39 posted on 05/18/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: riri
The veterans are a problem in their eyes.

Do you recall that homeland security has identified them as possible "terrorist threats to the government"?

Obama could not care less about our veterans.

Compare the care that the prisoners at Gitmo are receiving and the care that our veterans get from the VA.

40 posted on 05/18/2014 5:20:09 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: QT3.14; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


41 posted on 05/18/2014 5:23:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: QT3.14
Jason Ayala was stuck in that line for nearly two years. The 31-year-old Iraq War veteran served two tours with the Army. After his tours, he says he suffered from headaches, neck and back pain, as well as PTSD—a result of time spent under constant gunfire and at risk of improvised explosive devices.

But when he came to the VA for help, Ayala says he gave up the first time he tried, and only succeeded after he returned from his second tour.

"I started the process, you know; I went in there, and you're just sitting there.… All of the sudden you feel like you're being categorized as someone who is complaining or whining," Ayala said. "It just wasn't right. I did my time, I did my service."


42 posted on 05/18/2014 5:28:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: QT3.14

To busy planning vacations, playing golf, giving parties and spending time at his favorite bath house relaxing and enjoying himself with his select friends.


43 posted on 05/18/2014 6:59:34 PM PDT by chiefqc
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