“It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.”
~ Thomas Sowell
Have you ever heard of the Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015?
The VA Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 1994) as amended, would provide the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) increased flexibility in removing VA employees for performance or misconduct; would provide improved protections for whistleblowers including restricting bonus awards for supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers; and would strengthen accountability and performance measures for VA Senior Executive Service (SES) employees.
It would permit the firing of incompetents who are literally killing our vets and improve the financial and operating mechanics of this failed government agency. Veterans’ Live Matter!
But sadly, not to Democrats who tried their best to kill the bill. All but one voting against it was a Democrat. Unions most assuredly didn’t like the bill.
Thankfully, the Republicans stood tall and voted it through. Now many lives will be saved by removing those incompetents whose responsibility is to keep our vets healthy and strong.
Those who tried to kill the bill are primarily Obama zombies. In the list of nay votes is Ted Deutch, who always boasts of how proud he is of his Dad who fought in Europe, and who voted to kill this bill. Evidently, his loyalty to our veterans is restricted to his talks to his constituents. He couldn’t care less about them.
Check out the way your Representative voted on this link.
This comes on the news of more ineffectiveness by the Veterans Affairs administration.
In February, VA Secretary Robert McDonald promised people would be fired. He told “Meet the Press” that 900 were fired since he became secretary and 60 were fired for manipulating wait times, Allen West reported Thursday.
The facts are different however. The Washington Post reported that 75 employees were recommended for disciplinary action since June 2014 and, of that number, only 8 were removed.
The Washington Times reported that more than 300,000 dead veterans are still in the VA computers as actively signed up for healthcare. The 860,000-claim backlog has not been cleared up and it’s obviously too late for the 300,000.
These VA workers aren’t even able to do the basics.
They also deleted another 10,000 benefit applications without ever processing them and 13% have been waiting for a decision for more than five years.
This is according to the agency’s Inspector General.
Ironically, tens of thousands of veterans received emails this week explaining how hard the VA was working to cut the backlog in half in just one year. It’s dishonest propaganda. We have the money for millions of illegal immigrants but not for our veterans and we can’t fire incompetents in the VA.
May 12, 2008, Obama’s meaningless rhetoric:
Obama sets up a fall guy, May 30, 2014. If he let director Shinseki fire incompetent employees, it would have helped quite a bit: