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  1. waltky

    waltky Well-Known Member

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    Congress crackin' the whip on VA bigwig bonuses...
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    Congress losing patience, works to eliminate bonuses for top VA execs
    February 10, 2014 ~ Congress appears poised to tighten oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of the claims backlog and recent medical errors, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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    Construction industry pledges 100,000 jobs for veterans
    February 10, 2014 ~ First Lady Michelle Obama announced Monday that a coalition of construction companies and associations has pledged to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years.
     
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    Secret waiting list???...
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    CNN: At least 40 vets died while waiting for care at Phoenix VA
    April 23, 2014 ~ At least 40 U.S. veterans died while waiting for health care at the Phoenix VA, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list, according to a CNN report.
     
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    Heads startin' to roll at Pittsburg VA medical center...
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    VA pursues employee discipline in Pittsburgh Legionnaires' disease outbreak
    May 2, 2014 — The Veterans Health Administration has begun taking what it calls “administrative actions” related to a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, the agency said on Thursday.
     
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    Just another Washin'ton bureaucrat...
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    Top Republicans join call for Shinseki ouster
    May 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some key Republican legislators are joining with two prominent veterans groups to call for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
     
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    He's probably a good man but in over his head...
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    Report: Shinseki will not step down as calls for ouster grow
    May 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that he will not resign, but acknowledged he has work to do to rebuild the confidence of veterans.
     
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    right wing hypocrisy (yet again) over veterans affairs:


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    Democrats need to point out this hypocrisy and to make the liars of the GOP answer for their hatred of our vets.
     
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    Gee, where are the Republicans to defend their party? As we all know the GOP doesn't give a damn about veterans and have always worked against their interests. Therefore, anyone who supports Republicans is against veterans. It is the Democrats who have done more, FAR more, to help vets.
     
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    On another thread a right winger said President Obama is "starving" the military.

    Where is his input here now that the TRUTH has been presented????
     
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    This just keeps going from bad to worse...
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    'Delay in treatment' a factor in more than 100 deaths at VA centers
    May 18, 2014 ~ As controversy swirls around the Veterans Administration over deaths caused by delayed care, an investigation by the Dayton Daily News found that the VA settled many cases that appear to be related to delays in treatment.
     
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    I have seen and read uncounted comments by ex-VA employees who talk about the plush corridors of management who sit in their posh offices, arriving at 9 and going home at 5 - while doctors and nurses to everything they can do deal with the massive assault of needy veterans who the clerks and administrators turn away.

    I will repeat what I've stated elsewhere. The LAST thing I want to see is another, ineffect Congressional hearing!!! :flame:

    The right thing to do is have DA's where these hospitals are located to convene a grand jury to look into possible allegations of malfeasance or outright ignoring the needs of veterans and hand down indictments for manslaughter and even murder.

    Let some of that administrative slime collect mold in a jail cell for a few years. :salute:
     
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    VA has solution for waiting list scandal...
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    No Veteran Dies Alone program helps vets in their final days
    May 22, 2014 — There are close to 22 million military veterans in the United States today and more than 20% are either nearing or have already surpassed the nation's average life expectancy of 78.
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    VA pilot program brings health specialists closer to home for veterans in northern Maine
    May 23, 2014 ~ After Peter Miesburger broke his hip in January, the retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant underwent an operation to have it replaced with an artificial joint at his local hospital in Caribou. His family visited every day while he was recovering, and he drove just a few miles home after he was discharged by his doctors.
     
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    Revamped VA bill to be introduced this week...
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    Bernie Sanders to Introduce Revamped VA Bill This Week
    June 2, 2014 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” a bill to address the “short-term needs” of veterans who face long waits for health care will be introduced on Monday or Tuesday.
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    Amid VA scandal, a call for 'a Marshall Plan for veterans'
    June 2, 2014 ~ Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan came to Washington on Monday to urge sweeping reforms of the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs and to push priorities for the massive agency’s next chief executive.
     
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    Grunts have to pay back bonuses while VA management gets 'incentives'...
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    VA Workers Got Millions in Unjustified Incentives
    Jan 07, 2017 | An internal investigation was made after allegations that VA was giving out too many incentives to executives without cause.
     
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    Two nurses lost their licenses...
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    Video Shows Nurses Laughing as World War II Veteran Dies
    18 Nov 2017 - The Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center fought for three years to keep the video secret.
     

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