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Don’t Blame Shinseki For VA’s Problems

June 21, 2014

To The Reader’s Forum: After listening to President Obama’s remarks to the press following his speech this date, I heard nothing from the press except the usual knee-jerk rush to judgment, but no on......

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DavidVA

Jun-25-14 3:44 PM

The problems at the VA begin with too many vets - many with serious issues, and end with too little money to get them the care they need. The rest is seriously shameful, but would have been avoided if the other issues were addressed.

Corrupt sleazeballs should be treated the way they deserve, but punishing them doesn't fix the mess one iota. Fix the mess. Start with more money.

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tpglaser

Jun-21-14 12:25 PM

So we don't blame the man in charge of the VA for current problems at the VA. We do however, blame someone who left govt. service in 2006. I no get it.

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bluesman

Jun-21-14 10:45 AM

It wasn't Rummy's fault VA exec's were lying on forms to protect their bonus's. Had they admitted vet's were dying while they were waiting for treatment, more would have been done to fix the problem. By cooking the books, it made it seem like everything was great at the VA. The man at the top had to go.

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CREDENCE

Jun-21-14 7:34 AM

Our war is at home; the people of the constitution vss. the goof-balls in the beltway. sick.

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imfedup

Jun-21-14 6:37 AM

Unfortunately the buck stops at the top. I am sure he was un-aware of the shenanigans going on at the VA hospitals re cooking the books. They did that to make their bosses think they were doing a better job than they were. Can you say 'performance bonuses? Govt, Congress and the VA failed to plan for the large influx of patients due to the increased need for the WW2 and Korean vets requiring more intense care as they hit their late 80's and early 90's; the Nam vets are now between the ages of 60-70;many needing additional care as they age and the million or so Gulf Wars vets now coming into the system.

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