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Leading Senate Democrat's response to VA scandal: 'People die every day'
Examiner.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Timothy Whiteman

Posted on 05/24/2014 12:36:18 PM PDT by blueyon

Responding to the ever-widening "secret death list" Veterans Affairs (VA) scandal, on of the Senate's leading liberals has not only blocked legislation aimed at fixing fundamental problems within the VA's health care system, he's also let little doubt to exactly how he feels of the accusation that scores of vets have died due to administrative cover-ups that have resulted in medical care being needlessly withheld. As reported by The Washington Free Beacon on May 22, 2014, Vermont's junior US Senator, Bernard "Bernie" Sanders, has effectively frozen in committee the Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act (VAMAA), which was aimed at giving the Secretary of Veterans Affairs sweeping power in clearing out bureaucratic dead wood.

In what many veterans reasonably take as adding insult to injury, the Green Mountain State's senator very matter-of-factly said in a CNN interview (via News Busters) earlier this month "people die every day," giving the distinct impression he was was making an attempt to downplay the 40 patients deaths earlier this month in the VA's Phoenix, Arizona facility.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; congress; democrats; govtabuse; obama; scandal; senate; va; veteransaffairs
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Unbelievable that people would even vote to elect such people! God help us, our Veterans and families deserve better then this.
1 posted on 05/24/2014 12:36:18 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

Cold Reply. Someday he will die and have to face his maker. His name should be remembered next time he runs for any office. Maybe this is the whole view of the Demoncrat Party.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 12:38:43 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: blueyon

The Democrats’ War On Vets.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: blueyon

Liberals have no problems with certain people dying. We all know that.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 12:39:51 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: blueyon

The true mentality of a Stalinist.

It’s idiots like this that will be deciding whether you or a family member lives or dies with ObamaCare.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 12:40:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: blueyon

Liberals are fine with certain people dying as long as those people who are dead don’t vote Dem..liberals only have the phony outrage on death(like with Sandy Hook) when they can use it to their advantage..”People die everyday” Okie Dokie, maybe those Dem senators need to take one for the team and drop dead, then we can say “Hey, people die everyday”


6 posted on 05/24/2014 12:41:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: blueyon

The Commie RATS. The Party of Death. People die every day. They’re just not doing it fast enough to shut the DemocRATS up.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 12:41:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: blueyon

Dying’s not the problem - living in pain 24 hours a day is the problem.

Until this is figured out all democrats should be denied medical care for 48 hours... let them see what pain feels like..


8 posted on 05/24/2014 12:42:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: blueyon
Bendard has his taxpayer paid Cadillac Health Care so screw everyone else!


9 posted on 05/24/2014 12:42:54 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: blueyon

I will not venture a comment on this socialist because there is nothing one can say regarding this nitwit that would not be deleted before it appeared.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 12:44:08 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (y)
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To: Ray76

“Democrats War on Vets” Thats perfect!

We gotta repeat the hell out of that and make it stick…

Somebody get that to Limbaugh or Beck et.al.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 12:44:59 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: blueyon
'People die every day'

And yet they continue to elect people like you who contribute to the death of people every day.

12 posted on 05/24/2014 12:46:34 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Liberals are fine with certain people dying as long as those people who are dead don’t vote Dem..liberals only have the phony outrage on death(like with Sandy Hook) when they can use it to their advantage..”People die everyday” Okie Dokie, maybe those Dem senators need to take one for the team and drop dead, then we can say “Hey, people die everyday””

Liberals don’t care if their constituency dies either, because generally, this doesn’t affect their constituents’ ability to vote.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 12:48:56 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: blueyon
then i hope this POS gets his chance sooner rather than later...
14 posted on 05/24/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: blueyon

The people of Vermont must be very proud!


15 posted on 05/24/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: blueyon

Well there you have!
Plain as the nose on your face, LOL

Let a Republican make a comment like that and all hell breaks loose.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 12:52:30 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: blueyon

These dems couldn’t even read THREE PAGES .. yet they could pass ObamaCare with it’s 2500 pages.

They really do believe we’re stupid.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 12:54:28 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: blueyon

“Unbelievable that people would even vote to elect such people!”

Yes. Now let us add to the picture the fact that they think we are bad people, evil, uncaring, greedy, full of hate, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

These people can not be reasoned with. Period.

Every now and again one recovers, but it’s never clear why.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 12:54:29 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: blueyon

Cold hearted crass crude old coots could care less about you and your family.. And our veterans.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 12:54:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: CyberAnt

“They really do believe we’re stupid.”

Mediocrity knows nothing better than itself. (A.C. Doyle)

This means they are incapable of seeing that many people are smarter than they, so anyone who disagrees with them must be stupid.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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Well there you have it!


21 posted on 05/24/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: blueyon
Harry Reid: "Why would we want to do that?"

Answer when responding to a question about helping a sick child who has cancer.

-PJ

22 posted on 05/24/2014 12:59:27 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Ray76

Technically he’s not a dem, he’s a socialist I know piking the nit.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 12:59:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Sure, people die every day. But does the death of even one have to be hastened without the exercise of due diligence to see that the passing is both with the greatest compassion that may be generated, and in circumstances that reflect some dignity for the individual?

There shall be instances in which this due diligence cannot be exercised, but those should have at least sincere expressions of regret to, and some empathy for the survivors.

Remember, the whole thrust of “environmentalism” is that there are just too damned many people alive on this planet right now, and swift megadeath is the only “solution” for Gaia.

But if it has to be one at a time, then so be it. The “environmentalists” still cheer any premature death.


24 posted on 05/24/2014 1:00:02 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: blueyon

Obvious response ness aside. This is how veterans take it. They’re patient, deferential and used to facing suffering and death

This situation is about how the country treats her veterans, and this Vermont leader points out the answer for many


25 posted on 05/24/2014 1:01:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: morphing libertarian

Hope someday soon we can pose the question,

“Did you know that Bernie Sanders’ grave is a commie plot?”

(His cold remark deserves likewise IMO)


26 posted on 05/24/2014 1:04:46 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: blueyon

“Unbelievable that people would even vote to elect such people! God help us, our Veterans and families deserve better then this. “

I guess you haven’t visited Vermont yet! Burlington has all the “old world charm” of East Germany and the bums on the street to compete the picture. I guess it’s where all the useless human trash from Boston ends up.


27 posted on 05/24/2014 1:06:41 PM PDT by vette6387 (n)
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To: elcid1970

It started with abortion, where will it end?


28 posted on 05/24/2014 1:09:35 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Remember when a woman asked obama about the care her elderly mother would receive?

He told her they would giver her a pain killer.

Not pain pill, pain killer. Kill-her. Obama's first thought...

29 posted on 05/24/2014 1:10:36 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Bernie Sanders is a Socialist who caucuses with the rats.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 1:12:10 PM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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To: blueyon
Leading Senate Democrat's response to VA scandal: 'People die every day'

Well, that's true Bernie. It's even true that people are killed by the Federal bureaucracy every day, but that doesn't mean that that those responsible shouldn't be prosecuted for murder.

31 posted on 05/24/2014 1:12:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: blueyon

Despicable!


32 posted on 05/24/2014 1:13:42 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: blueyon

Looks like the president of the Tar & Feather Party will be calling this @$$hole tuesday.

And he says this on Memorial day?! Did I call him an @$$hole yet?


33 posted on 05/24/2014 1:14:40 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: blueyon

I am convinced Sanders agrees with Stalin: “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.” Sanders would GLADLY have millions of us die to further their God damn communist cause.


34 posted on 05/24/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: blueyon
Leading Senate Democrat's response to VA scandal: 'People die every day'

Yes, Bernie, but much too often, it's the wrong people...
May you get your just rewards.

35 posted on 05/24/2014 1:16:18 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: blueyon

The Death Panels are the unspoken fix for Social Security and VA/Medicare budget problems.

When the millenials get snarky over grandma’s premature demise, the regime will roll out some Groupons for student loan remission.


36 posted on 05/24/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Jagdgewehr
Liberals have no problems with certain people dying. We all know that.

It's only fair. Many of us don't have a problem with liberals dying.

Not all Liberals, mind you, but certainly the low IQ ignorant, arrogant ones, like Bernie.

37 posted on 05/24/2014 1:18:44 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: blueyon

The problems with VA health care has a very quick remedy; require that our elected representatives (Congressmen, Senator, their families, and staffs) be required to only use the nearest VA Hospital for all their health care needs...and there are no head of the line privileges.
As we watch the number of our elected representatives who actually served in the military (or some other public service) decline each year, this increasing majority have no idea what was involved or the sacrifices our service required.
Sad, but we keep electing them....over and over...perhaps that should change also.


38 posted on 05/24/2014 1:18:51 PM PDT by remur389 (Before you vote....think)
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To: TexasCajun

We need a fix to the situation, loping heads and pointing fingers are not going to fix the problem. The media and the politicians will get their mileage, and then it will fade away and slip below the waves.
As much as I doubt it, perhaps someone (100 Senators + 435 Representative + 1 President) will step forward and champion a real solution, but sadly I doubt it.....

The only thing dumber then the elected people in Olympia and Washington DC are the people who keep electing the same idiots into the new Government Aristocracy that we keep perpetuating.


39 posted on 05/24/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT by remur389 (Before you vote....think)
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To: blueyon
"...and then we told them people die every day and Hillary said 'What difference does it make?'"


40 posted on 05/24/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: blueyon

At first, I thought it was Jocelyn Elders coming back with her infamous comment about “Everybody’s got to die of something”


41 posted on 05/24/2014 1:22:45 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: blueyon

He’s right. People do die everyday. Too bad he isn’t one of them.


42 posted on 05/24/2014 1:23:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: DanielRedfoot

Senate Democrats are on the warpath against the Redskins.


43 posted on 05/24/2014 1:23:33 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: blueyon

One despicable POS (and that’s not Promoter of Socialism) ...


44 posted on 05/24/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (Memorial Day BUMP)
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To: blueyon

Where VA has taken veterans, Obamacare is leading all Americans: Kevin O'Brien

45 posted on 05/24/2014 1:44:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

Death panels followed by extermination of “useless eaters”, like the Nazis did long before war broke out.

Reeducation camps for the ideologically recalcitrant, for later use as death camps. It’s all been done, the methods are available for study & for update. Previously it was accomplished using technology now seventy five years old.

Read Hannah Arendt’s “The Banality of Evil” for the mindset required to carry out the above. Easily obtained in large numbers in any society then, and now.


46 posted on 05/24/2014 1:45:54 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
'People die every day'

Yeah, especially when they don't get the care they need.

47 posted on 05/24/2014 1:46:11 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: blueyon
Would it be wrong for me to suspect that Comrade Bernie,like Osama Obama himself,has never worn a set of dog tags?
48 posted on 05/24/2014 1:54:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: blueyon

Transplant New Yorker commie ba$tard. Elected by more transplant commies in Burlington. Single payer moron, I’m sure he would gladly be the one to tell you you’re not eligible for cancer treatment.


49 posted on 05/24/2014 2:14:24 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: blueyon

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50 posted on 05/24/2014 2:40:26 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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