CNN: Obama’s VA Scandal Anger Seems “Rather Hollow”
Numerous Examples Of Obama Appearing To Be Left In The Dark
Democrats have been quick to blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But wounded warriors coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan cost $4,800 each on average, while aging vets cost $8,800 each on average. Iraq and Afghan vets account for 7% of those treated, yet use only 4% of the money spent on health care.
Democrats have also been quick to blame “not enough money” (when are they not?) … but Investor’s Business Daily crunched the numbers and found that from 2000 to 2013, the VA’s budget nearly tripled, while the population of veterans declined by 4.3 million.
Roger L. Simon: “With veterans dying while waiting lists are falsified, it’s hard to see government healthcare as anything but incompetent, disgraceful and quite possibly criminal.”
Almost two months after the VA scandal hit the news, Obama said he didn’t know how widespread the problem was, whether it was big or just “episodic.” But he wanted to wait and see the report before saying more.
Really?! He needs to WAIT for a report?
Check out what he knew and WHEN he knew it:
2005: As a member of the Veterans Affairs committee, Senator Obama was briefed on problems at the VA.
2007: Senator Obama said, “Keeping faith with those who serve must always be a core American value and a cornerstone of American patriotism. Because America’s commitment to its servicemen and women begins at enlistment, and it must never end.”
2008: Candidate Obama railed against VA failures under Bush saying, “How is that acceptable in the United States of America? The answer is, it’s not. It’s an outrage. And it’s a betrayal, a betrayal of the ideals that we ask our troops to risk their lives for.”
2008: The Obama-Biden transition team was warned by Veterans Affairs officials that VA medical facilities were lying about wait times that threatened veterans’ health.
2009: Liberals touted the VA health system as the perfect example of how good ‘socialized medicine’ can be, so we totallyl need Obamacare.
2011: Congress was informed that “gaming the system” at the VA was so widespread, employees would look to get around regulations as soon as the rules were implemented.
2013: House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman personally warned Obama about “failures, deceptions, and lack of accountability permeating VA’s healthcare system.”
One (of many) reasons I prefer to have dogs is that they bark at outside noises. I read a news story once about a dog that had gone all barky in the middle of the night, then the next day, the homeowner found one of his window screens had been tampered with AND his dog-less next door neighbor had been robbed.
Do the math. Now add the insane STUPIDITY of posting “No Guns Here” signs on your property! I wonder how insurance companies feel about extending coverage to people who are stupid enough to INVITE criminals to come rob them.
H/t Pistol Pete
Mona Charen’s article about campus barbarism is really worth reading all the way through.
A Blow to Campus Barbarism By Mona Charen – May 23, 2014
Lil Buzz’s class had a field trip to a petting zoo. Mama, Buzz and Bunny got to take a cart ride (pulled by a miniature horse), enjoy a picnic and take a little walk on some nature trails. Buzz patted a goat on his own (yay!) and Bunny patted a chicken and a baby bunny. But it was the miniature horse that really captured her attention. (I was horse crazy too! 🙂 She loved brushing the horse so much, she didn’t want to stop when it was time to leave. Mama had to pick her up and physically remove her to the car LOL.