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Pelosi drops brand-new whopper with VA blame
The Examiner ^ | May 22, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 05/23/2014 3:12:05 PM PDT by yoe

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.

Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago....

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...and she goes on to say "he is upsetabout it". Probably because part of his campaign promises were to fix the problems at the VA. Instead Vets as well as American civilians are getting a good look at Government run medicine....Pelosi also says this "We have the Affordable Care Act that is out there that is providing resources for more federally-qualified health clinics around the country,".....OUCH! I do believe we have been watching this Obamacare and the Billion + $$$$ it has taken to start this government run mess and it still isn't off the ground! Dump Obamacare and the ACA it rode in on!
1 posted on 05/23/2014 3:12:05 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe
If she thought the government -run VA was so bad, then why did she push Obamacare so hard?!?!?!?
2 posted on 05/23/2014 3:13:21 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: yoe

I’m surprised she didn’t blame the Jews.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 3:14:24 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: PATRIOT1876

you ask a GREAT question and it could rupture nutty nan’s two remaining brain cells if she thought about it.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 3:16:32 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

*it could rupture nutty nan’s two remaining brain cells if she thought about it.*

LOL


5 posted on 05/23/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: yoe

I knew this was coming as soon as they started pushing the story that Obama was notified about the VA problem when he took office.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 3:24:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: yoe

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-veterans-numbers/story?id=14928136#1

Millions Nancy? Read this my silly, Liberal dear. It’s less than a million that have been used the VA health care system.

“—711,986 have used VA health care between fiscal year 2002 and the third-quarter fiscal year 2011.—”

“In the decade since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, 2,333,972 American military personnel had been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan or both, as of Aug. 30,2011. Of that total, 1,353, 627 have since left the military and — 711,986 have used VA health care between fiscal year 2002 and the third-quarter fiscal year 2011.—”


8 posted on 05/23/2014 3:25:58 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: yoe

Are Warren Harding and Richard Nixon to blame, too?


9 posted on 05/23/2014 3:27:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: yoe

FACT#1: VA spending nearly tripled from 2000 to 2013, while the population of veterans declined by 4.3 million.

FACT#2: wounded warriors coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan are not increasing treatment costs. Those vets are actually far cheaper to treat than aging vets. A Congressional Budget Office report found that they cost $4,800, on average, in 2010 compared with $8,800 for other veterans who used the system.

FACT#3: Iraq and Afghan vets account for 7 percent of those treated, but they were responsible for only 4 percent of its health costs. Iraq and Afghan vets are typically younger and healthier than the average VHA patient and as a result are less expensive to treat.

Suck-it, you liar Pelosi.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 3:28:03 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: safetysign
Has there ever been a bigger Cu*t?

1. Hillary Clinton

2. Moanica Lewdinsky

11 posted on 05/23/2014 3:28:43 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: kingattax

She has two? Who would have thought!
Nan is as vile a creature as creation has ever seen.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 3:29:27 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: kik5150
Suck-it, you liar Pelosi.

Quit sugar-coatin' it and tell us how you REALLY feel. :o)

13 posted on 05/23/2014 3:29:41 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Bush didn’t lie about WMDs either, it all took place in the Clinton Administration. The fault lies squarely on President Clinton’s shoulders!

......or......

President found out on TV that the story about WMDs was not true and he is angry as hell and will launch an investigation.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 3:33:16 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: yoe

It’s so sad that some people are so brainwashed that they’ll buy this line of crap.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 3:34:42 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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Everyone seems to agree that wait times has been a problem for decades,fine then will someone tell me what has changed?
Why now has this exploded?
Many times in situations like these people might say follow the money,in that vein,can someone tell me when did this policy of paying bonuses to people for shortening waiting lists begin? It seems to me these bonuses were the incentive to have a secret list so as to make things look better than they were


16 posted on 05/23/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: safetysign
Has there ever been a bigger Cu*t?

Perhaps, but there's never been a more worthless one.

17 posted on 05/23/2014 3:36:53 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: yoe
Klinton was president for five years after I blew out my knee in the Army and was awarded a 30% service-connected disability. This was long before 9-11 and the war, so there wasn't a backlog of truly wounded veterans who are far more deserving of treatment than I. Granted, it still took the VA 17 years to get around to even MRI'ing my knee, so the Bush administration deserves its share of the blame. But if the 'Rats care so damn much about us, why wasn't my knee fixed while Slick Willie was still Coward-in-Chief? Huh, Peloser?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 05/23/2014 3:37:41 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The “surge” in applications for VA health services comes not only from the Iraq and Afghanistan military engagements, but in large part from aging veterans of the Vietnam War, who are now entering their retirement years with long-term health problems incurred during or shortly after their service deployment to Viet Nam. These are the guys dying of untreated cancers and respiratory problems.

I am surprised that Jean-Francois Kerre` has not himself applied for VA treatment. He earned a Purple Heart in Viet Nam, where he served, you know.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Let’s give President Obama credit.....he proposed to make veterans buy their own health insurance while the Dems voted to cut retirement benefits for veterans

It is clear how much President Obama loves veterans!


20 posted on 05/23/2014 3:39:13 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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