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Posts Tagged ‘VAgate’

… A Warped Sense of Priorities …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 25th,2014

.. this tells you a lot about the ObamaCraps ‘ strange sense of priorities  …

.. politics over  veterans ..

.. and , veterans who are dying , every day …

branco cartoon (vets dreaming illegals)

.. [h/t — ComicallyIncorrect]..

.. [link] to the cartoon ..

.. this is really sick ! …

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… Is the ObamaCrap Administration crazy ?? … [#va budget request]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. the VA is a big enough mess .

.. then the acting VA secretary submits this thing ?? ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. the idea and ideals of the V.A. need a complete rethink . Then , completely overhaul and reorganize it ….

.. then , submit a budget request to carry out the overhaul . Not one second before then …

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… the Dallas V.A. was V.A. Hell …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 22nd,2014

.. and the average wait times for care at the V.A. around the country were more than twice as long as those in the private sector …

.. this is the heartbreaking story of Sgt. Terry Mitchell , Vietnam combat veteran , radio operator , hero , and cancer survivor , but for all too short a time . This is the interview of his widow , Vicki , about his story …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. what happened to Sgt. Mitchell and his family was outrageous . He should have received decent quality and timely care . He did not , and he died years too early …

.. may God Bless You and Thank You Terry Mitchell for your service , and for your life ! May God Bless You Vicki Mitchell for your efforts to bring your late husband ‘ s story to the notice of us all , including that of this blogger …

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… One Thing that Would help a New V.A. Secretary …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 21st,2014

.. besides new authority , and a reorganization , one that he / she can implement ?? …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. putting the fear of God into the VA workforce …. by the appointment of an Independent Counsel ..

.. there is plenty of business to investigate …. all over the country . It will take years . It will also help pressure the VA to get its act together while testifying before Congress . If they get caught fibbing , the Counsel will come down on them like a load of bricks …

.. there are other cases where an Independent Counsel is needed , God knows … IRSGate , Fast & Furious , for example . This one cries out for one , so that those idiots at the V.A. understand what they have done is I-L-L-E-G-A-L ….

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… They Knew [VAgate #wait list]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 21st,2014

.. they were warned by their own transition team , and by Dubya ‘ s own people in the Presidential transition .

.. they then found out for themselves in 2010 , and did nothing …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. they have no excuses for the dead and the dying ; It is on their watch , and on their hands …

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… Wow ! by Judge Jeanine ! [#VAgate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 10th,2014

.. she calls it an ” organized criminal enterprise . ”

.. who am I to argue with her ? She has been a judge and a prosecutor , both of long experience . She knows the type …

.. [h/t — FoxNewsInsider]..
.. [link] to the Judge ‘ s Opening Statement ..

.. I am no lawyer . But , public agencies and public offices , including elected ones , can be ” organized criminal enterprises . ” …

.. I am a big fan of the movie ” Marie . ” It is the story of the courage and heart of a public servant in Tennessee in the late 1970s by the name of Marie Ragghianti . Ms. Ragghianti was the President of the Tennessee Board of Pardons , when the Governor , Ray Blanton , was selling those acts corruptly . Marie refused to go along , and she fought back …

.. a gutsy lawyer , back from duty in Washington , by the name of Fred Thompson [yes , that Fred Thompson] took on her case when Blanton tried to force his will on her . Ragghianti won her case … The office of Tennessee Governor was declared to be an O.C.E. by the judge …

.. Note — when Blanton ‘ s term was up , his successor was sworn in early to prevent Blanton from any further monkeyshines with pardons , commutations , or reprieves . His successor ‘ s name — now Senator Lamar Alexander ….

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… Spot on , Rush [VAgate , connect to ObamaCrapCare]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 7th,2014

.. Rush Limbaugh really had a ball on Monday .

.. with the developments in the VAgate scandal , he has to be reveling in all of this …

.. [h/t — Mediaite]..

.. [link] to the show segment

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… Ouch ! [Getting Torched (VAgate)]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. you really do not want to make Montel Williams mad at you …

.. Williams is a Navy veteran (a Seal , matter of fact) and he is furious over the VAMedical Care scandal …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the coverage ..

.. go get ‘ em , Montel ! …

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… He Found Out in the Papers [VAgate] … My Ass ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. you have got to be kidding me ..

.. does anyone really seriously  believe that His lordship ” just found out ” in the media ?

.. [h/t — Mediaite]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. I sure as hell do not !! …

 

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… the VAgate scandal : A Preview of ObamaCrapCare …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 1st,2014

.. basically , the VA system is a single – payer system .

.. money is constantly funneled into the system , but the system inhales it . Doctors retire , and there is no motivation to serve . Also , demand always outstrips supply …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the column ..

.. you just cannot stuff more money into a bureaucracy , and expect it to respond . The bureaucrats themselves have no motivation or incentive to do so . Even when there is ,a as in the VAgate scandal  , the ‘ crats find a way to game the system and defraud it . VAgate is the inevitable result …

.. yet , the DemoCraps want to go to a single – payer system for us all . Are they nuts , or what ??

.. does that sound familiar ? betcha knew that . yep , ObamaCrapCare .

.. It is

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… Astonishing — Roast POTUS on a Spit [VAgate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. Obama has to be kidding ?!?! ..

.. he actually defended Eric Shinseki at a White House Press Conference ? ..

.. what he should have done is fired the bastard . He needs to go , and he is not the only one . The Department of Veterans Affairs needs a thorough reorganization and housecleaning . Like yesterday …

.. [h/t — hotair]..
.. [link] to the USHouse floor speech …

.. David Scott is no shrinking violet , nor a conservative . The fact that he took to the House floor to tear the cover off of both POTUS and SecVetsAff is really something . Scott is a member in good standing of the Congressional Black Caucus , and I would think that he would have let his C.B.C. colleagues , at the very least , know about what was coming …

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… Now He is Out [#Shinseki]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. it is about damn damn time ..

.. to me , it sounds a lot more like a non – resignation resignation ..

.. translation : Shinseki was effectively canned by POTUS , in the least bloody way possible …

.. big shock . He was going to go . The only question was when and how …

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… Those Dummies Knew [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. what a big surprise ! ..

.. still , it is damning ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonTimes]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. did it originate in the Bush Admin ? Yes . However , it started late in their time , and it was not in an easy position for them to deal with it . The big problem for them would have been the DemoCraps and their socialist Demagoguery in Congress . So , they did pass the ball , and gave the ObamaCraps a head’s up …

.. the Washington Times found evidence the Obama administration knew about the problems from the time of its transition into the White House :

The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.

Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.

The briefing materials, obtained by The Washington Times through the Freedom of Information Act, make clear that the problems existed well before Mr. Obama took office, dating back at least to the Bush administration. But the materials raise questions about what actions the department took since 2009 to remedy the problems.

.. for the ObamaCraps , they wanted to do the traditional liberal remedy : they threw money at the problem. They have little incentive to do much of anything else …

.. to remedy the problems though would have made them public , and think back then to early 2009 : Team Obama was trying to sell America on Obamacare, so it’s extremely unlikely that people calling for a greatly increased government role in health care would want to make public a horrific example of what can happen when bureaucrats are in charge of a health care operation. The Obama administration — or any Dems pushing for Obamacare or single-payer — wouldn’t have wanted to shine a light on the VA debacle for the same reason airlines don’t show “Mayday at 40,000 Feet” as the in-flight movie .

.. so , they kept their mouths shut . Now , the bug is coming back to bite them … Big Time  !! …

There does appear to be a time span that will allow Team Obama to blame Bush, and don’t think they won’t run with that. However, that does little to explain why nothing was done about the problem for years since.

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… WhistleBlower from Phoenix [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 28th,2014

.. even more bad news from Phoenix ..

.. another whistleblower surfaces at the Phoenix VA med center …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..

.. [link] to the news interview …

.. this scandal is getting really out of hand . POTUS is really going to have to step up and take charge of the situation . If he does not ,  may  God in Heaven help him …

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… With VAgate , it is Both Problems [#leadership failure , #funding]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. where it comes to leadership , the ObamaCraps do not know the meaning of the word . They have no idea , and the bureaucracy get to do whatever it wants …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. where it comes to funding , it is not the adequacy of funding . It is the effectiveness and efficiency of the funding . All the funding in the world will not work if it does not get directed to the right places , in the right way , and is done in the right manner . What would help is that , especially in basic care , is that the damn medical folks produce at an average rate . We really do not need better …

.. However , the vets do deserve better . You can shovel more and more money , and if it does not get to the right place , it will not work worth a damn . When these folks are working at a rate roughly equivalent to the doctors and others in the private sector , I will bet that the waiting lines , especially for basic care , go away ….

.. As to specialized care , that will always be a problem . There are many things that the private sector in medicine can handle . However , there are also quite a few where it concerns veterans care that it either cannot or should not handle it . You still have to manage your resources , budget properly , and get the max out of what you do have . It may not eliminate wait lines , but it should help with the problem …

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… Now , Another VA facility gets busted [VAgate]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 23rd,2014

.. evidently , there is a VA hospital in Gainesville , Florida . I did not know that . But , I do now ….

.. you would expect a VA facility (a hospital) near major Florida cities with military facilities . Also , in areas with major concentrations of military retirees . But Gainesville ?? …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. my guess is geography . Gainesville is southeast of Tallahassee , and is well north of Tampa / St. Pete . It is also northwest of Orlando . In other words , the Gainesville area (while now large in population) is off by itself . So , it does need a VA hospital . The thing is …

.. another VA facility got busted for playing fast and cute with the waiting lists . Jeez Louise , folks . Who has not done this ?? …

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