Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Part of the problem over the years besides the lack of leadership and excuse line from those leaders is that Veterans have extra courage and don't complain. Times are different and the problems from the past didn't go away with the Middle East conflict going on for over 20 years, plus continuing wars throughout the world, Veterans of the Guard and Reserve Forces along with active duty have stretched the capability and abilities, even if there were good administrators. Just because the law may have changed, the culture of the VA even brought down a 4-star General. It will take more than a corporate executive that was at West Poiint. It will take a Congress and a President showing trust, honor and integrity that they really care about the real people that sacrificed daily and put their lives on the line for our freedom. This is an election year and the executive force is almost to a lame duck after November. The VA will be forgotten and the GIs will be left alone, once more.

  • The Universal Curmudgeon Canada, 00
    Aug. 1, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    In other words, the government is going to do for the VA what it should have been doing for the VA all along - but didn't know it should be doing because the VA was lying to the government while no one in the government actually cared enough to check the facts.

    After all, one of the easiest ways to keep costs/taxes down is not to spend money and the easiest way not to spend money is not to know that money needs to be spent and the easiest wan not to know that money needs to be spent is not to bother looking at reality.

    On the other hand, it is MUCH more important that the persons who get elected have either a "D" or a "R" after their name than that they be either honest, ethical, informed, or competent. (Besides it's easier just to check for a "D" or an "R" than it is to actually think.)