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.”