Friday, May 30, 2014

Veterans Administration 'scandal'? Conservative Ideology as Usual!!

Adding to the 'tweet', limited characters, would be plenty more 'should resign' as to peoples representatives that have Obstructed Veterans' Administration Budgets. Obstructed the VA from modernizing thus costing less for those served. Voted nay because they didn't get the cuts from the Executive Administrations budget requests. Attack the VA civil servants, in hearings and public, for problems compounded because of the Conservative ideology wants to privatize the agency, for corporate profits from the peoples treasury and ability to legislate fee's for those corporate entities, creating those problems. Ignoring, along with those served they represent, the many problems from the decades and wars of, including the past decade plus and two more long occupations, to those few sent and if asked about only give 'patriotic' lip service to, where this VA administration along with help from the Executive Branch Cabinet is finally actually addressing and compensating the Veterans still alive but suffering from. Those not in the halls of Congress anymore should also be called out, along with the people represented, for their actions related to the Veterans that once served them, Now That's Patriotism!!!

Feb 27, 2014 - U.S. Senate Republicans block veterans' health bill on budget worry

Not funny them budget worries never were thought about as they rubber stamped All war costs, and related, for these still unpaid for two more long occupation theaters. Why they kept those multi billions off the books till the Executive Administrations changed. They were All borrowed as we had already sunk into deficit funding, still are and not only related to the wars, all government spending including the Veterans Administration, most of still borrowed with interest payments as well. They created a private merc army that quickly went to public investment corporation, as they also gave out no bid contracts to private war corporations with those in the know in government, congress and more, still investing on insider information. Little was done not only for the Veterans of and long ignored Veterans of previous wars but so was Military Care facilities ignored, i.e. Walter Reed and more along with living conditions at bases here for those sent from and back to after the multiple tours in either or both theaters.

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

Now telling those same in congress slamming the Veterans Administration and especially Gen. Shinseki, to Put Up Or Shutup!!

05/29/14 - Sen. Sanders to bring back veterans bill GOP previously blocked
Rachel Maddow points out the willingness of Congress to push more money at the Pentagon than the Pentagon wants while under-funding veterans, and reports that Senator Bernie Sanders will bring back a veterans bill previously blocked by the GOP.

9/23/2012 - Senate GOP Obstructionists Throw Veterans Under The Bus-Vote Down Bill To Help Vets In Need Of Jobs

December 18th, 2013 - Paul Ryan & the GOP Must Own the Cuts to Veterans Benefits

You can use the wayback google, or any, search machine, or the countries congressional record, to dig deeper in researching the Peoples Representative Government in relation to Veterans and for decades and wars of, but this following link offers some help, no links, to copy and use to search. If you use the congressional record look for bills passed that aren't funded, especially brought and supported by conservatives, oh so patriotic support the veterans while fishing for votes and looking strong on national defense issues, purpose later is to use in attacks on Veterans Administration personal in hearings and the country is none the wiser, including many veterans. You could probably get a list from your reps, sure they have one as a go to reference material in those hearings!

2003 - 2004 - 2005 - Timeline on Veterans’ Health Care – 3 Years of Facts

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

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