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Reid Statement On Eric Shinseki
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | May 30, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Posted on 05/30/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT by mdittmar

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after President Obama announced the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki:

“Eric Shinseki has served our country for decades, on the battlefield, as Chief of Staff for the United States Army and as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is a good man and should be commended for his admirable service. The VA has fired senior officials at the Phoenix facility and has pledged to personally contact every veteran in Phoenix waiting for appointments. This is a good first step. It is now time to restore veterans’ trust in the reliability of the care they are receiving from the VA. I will do everything I can to ensure that Congress works to address the root causes of these systemic problems so that the men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and those veterans already in the VA system, receive the care they deserve.”


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1 posted on 05/30/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The scandal is over. Move along.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 7:25:50 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (BS, MS, PhD and a BMF besides)
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To: mdittmar

And they say Daniel Sterling is crazy!


3 posted on 05/30/2014 7:30:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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4 posted on 05/30/2014 7:30:21 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: mdittmar

Oh, Obama could fire Shinseki, but he can’t fire Holder. Racism!


5 posted on 05/30/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dontreadthis
None of them can pour piss out of a boot without instructions, harry Reid photo: INCOMPETENCE INCOMPETENCE.jpg but they all have that Mussolini pose down pat.
6 posted on 05/30/2014 7:37:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ComputerGuy
Yep. That's the new talking point. The resident has acted decisively and fixed the VA. Move on.
7 posted on 05/30/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mdittmar

Veterans hate you, Harry.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 7:39:14 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: tumblindice

9 posted on 05/30/2014 7:39:15 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

#4. WE HAVE A WINNER! Probably found a Desert Tortoise up there along with Al Capone’s money (Remember, Reid was Nevada’s Gambling Commissioner while the Mafia was still strong in the casinos in Vegas. Calling two-to-the-head Alan Dorfman - skimming from the Chicago/NY MOB is no way to go through life, which is why they ended it.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 7:43:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: dontreadthis
granny and Harry Reid photo: Softer side of Dirty Harry reid-granny.jpg
11 posted on 05/30/2014 7:44:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: mdittmar

64% of locations falsify records. Looks coordinated to me. Obie tried to blame it on an old computer system. Bet the dog ate his homework a lot too.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 7:45:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: mdittmar
receive the care they deserve

And there's the rub - he doesn't think they deserve "care". Or - he thinks they are already getting the care they deserve and not anything more. After all - these VA types are gubmint employees who need new and better furniture.

13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:48:57 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: mdittmar
I will do everything I can to ensure that Congress works to address the root causes of these systemic problems ...

I suspect Congress is the root cause and nothing will be done.

14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:49:52 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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I suspect Congress is the root cause and nothing will be done.

There are probably five or six members of Congress who care about veterans. But, probably not more than that.

15 posted on 05/30/2014 7:52:45 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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16 posted on 05/30/2014 7:53:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: mdittmar

Don’t know if Shinsecki’s leaving will change much or not;can’t comment as to his guilt or innocence in the matter. However,even if he is guilty of anything,I doubt that it begins & ends at his level. Suspect that his leaving is maybe being done just to turn down the heat in other areas. Anyway,I’ll bet his resignation leaves him walking away with more money than any 3 of us normal citizens could make honestly.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 7:59:27 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: oldtech

It begins and ends at the unions feet!!!


18 posted on 05/30/2014 8:01:39 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: mdittmar
“Eric Shinseki has served our country for decades, on the battlefield, as Chief of Staff for the United States Army and as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

"But let me continue after sipping this drink. Oh my god I have Koch up my nose! It burns! It has gone to my stomach and I think I have acid reflux! It is burning my lower intestine and prostate! My god! How did this general ever survive this pain. At least we have a President without a N-word dialect to make us forget this ch***.

19 posted on 05/30/2014 8:02:56 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: ComputerGuy

“I will do everything I can to ensure that Congress works to address the root causes of these systemic problems so that the men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and those veterans already in the VA system, receive the care they deserve.”

What about counting Veterans’ and Soldiers’ votes during elections? Would you be willing to do something like that??


20 posted on 05/30/2014 8:10:13 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: tumblindice

Disney World isn’t “The Happiest Place On Earth!” when Harry Reid’s there.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 8:20:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mdittmar

Harry, left unchecked I’ll bet Shinseki was going to kill more veterans than the Taliban.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 8:26:30 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: tumblindice
whoa, Granny was a God fearing, America loving, Conservative... not some RAT POS like dingy is
23 posted on 05/30/2014 8:28:37 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: mdittmar

Suprised he didn’t blame the Koch brothers.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 8:30:03 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: mdittmar

Too bad he won’t do something about the real root cause of the VA problems - the Federal government.


25 posted on 05/30/2014 8:39:44 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: mdittmar

Oh, OK, Harry. I will take you at your word. You can start
by helping my 89 year old dad. Pop is a WWII combat wounded
paratrooper. He has a titanium plate in the top of his
skull compliments of a soldier of Japan. He resides on the
west side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains but must be driven
over Donner Summit to the Vets hospital in Reno for any
Tx he might need even though there is another Vet hospital
in the Sacramento area which is much closer.

As a Vet who is designated totally disabled there is not
a single benefit Dad is not entitled to utilize including
dental work. Several weeks ago my sister scheduled an
appointment in Reno to address his dental implants
which are falling out. The soonest they can see him is
in late June. By the day of the appointment two months
will have passed since the appointment was scheduled.
What you can do is to expedite his appointment and help
us to move it to Sacramento. The old guy doesn’t travel
as well as he once did. Get busy, Harry.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 9:52:09 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: mdittmar

Quote from Senator Dingy Harry SATIRE ALERT “General Secretary Shinseki did a great job and should not have resigned, this witchhunt trumped up the Koch Brothers and Republicans that wouldn’t quadruple the VA budget over the past 12 years, it only went from $45 Billion to $154 Billion. We know if the budget had been $200 Billion for FY14 that would have solved all the problems.

Yes, a few hundred nearly dead veterans died, but many deserving Union Employees that donate to my campaign got bonuses to help the economy and their families” As far as blocking the House VA Reform Bill, I make no apologies in not allowing a vote on a bill that passed 390-33 and was 2 1/2 pages long, but we just didn’t have time to read the bill!!


27 posted on 05/30/2014 10:29:15 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: mdittmar

Get rid of the public service unions at the VA and even someone half as capable as Shinseki can fix it. Harry Reid perhaps.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 2:15:34 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Bet the dog ate his homework a lot too.””””

What homework?

He was a Foreign Aid student—at a drastically reduced tuition & spent his college days smoking dope...by his own admission. He made sure his college grades were locked up, along with his birth certificate.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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