It is not for nothing that countless scandals are erupting under the reign of Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Despite the growing list of treachery, many millions of American citizens become especially enraged, when its fighting forces are defamed and mistreated – by those sworn to have their backs! Such is the unending tragedy, under the boot of Barack HUSSEIN Obama, regardless of his blatherings, that, he too “appreciates” the sacrifices of American soldiers. Bullshit.
Obama Inc’s list, re their backstabbing of patriots, is endless. Yet, there is a common theme, a dark undertone: disdain for America’s soldiers, the symbol of U.S. hyper-power.
Along this trajectory, it is a fact that the army’s “down-sizing”, really its castration, is taking place under the regime’s hatchet. Not only that, as radical leftists are wont to opine, “downsizing” (in actuality, deconstruction) has everything to do with empty coffers. P L E A S E. For if this is even remotely true, how could it be that money ALWAYS magically appears, to fund green schemes and every other radical left pet project? Moreover, where is the money coming from to fund this and that overseas Islamic “outreach” and the “gifting” of heavy weaponry?
Back to the dying vets…and Obama Inc.’s absolute hand in their demise….
Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday blasted the Veterans Administration as a “death panel being done on purpose” as the investigation into secret waiting lists and backlogs causing unnecessary deaths expanded to 19 states.
“These people are special. These are soldiers. They’re special. They got wounded in action … defending this country on missions assigned by their commander-in-chief and other commanding officers,” Limbaugh said.
“Now we learn of these deaths by attrition, secret waiting lists, and this is the real bad thing of it. People on these lists assume that they’re being moved ahead of the line. That’s the purpose of the secret list, that they’re going to really be taken care of. Because the backlog is so jammed, the line for treatment at the VA is so long that they’ve come up with this secret list business, and the people on that list think that they’re essentially being moved to the top of the class, or the head of the line, in front of the line. And they’re just being ignored,” he said.
“It’s simply unconscionable. So you have to ask, the natural assumption is that nobody wants these people to die, even if you add the death panel component, nobody wants these people to die, yet they are. At the very least what we’re dealing with here is a total inability to deal with this. And at worst it’s the death panel being done on purpose.”
But if the above isn’t clear enough, well, this site pointed out their dangerous proclivities, predisposed towards active duty soldiers, as well as vets. The following was a foreshadowing:
What kind of monstrous regime places a bulls eye on the backs of vets and patriots?
Moreover, when U.S. warrior of warriors, its SEALS, are stomped upon like yesterday’s garbage, what else does one expect their treatment of “regular” vets will be?
Adding insult to grave injury, officers alike are placed in mortal danger! On the other hand, Muslim soldiers/officers are handled with kid gloves. Can you believe it? You better.
As detailed, whatever the case, Obama Inc. plans to take down vets and patriots, even usurping the IRS to do its dirty work!
In this regard, why not get rid of as many vets as possible, scandal be damned?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing mounting evidence that some of the hospitals it runs have been keeping two sets of books to make it look as if they were reducing waiting times to see a doctor.
Richard Griffin, the department’s acting inspector general, admitted on Thursday that its review could lead to criminal charges. In the first political casualty of the scandal, Robert Petzel, the department’s undersecretary for heath, resigned on Friday.
If the evidence of mismanagement continues to accumulate, the Obama administration will find itself not in another partisan knife-fight, but under fire from both parties in a Congress where the uniformed military is venerated.
The veterans’ healthcare scandal is, in part, one of the unintended consequences of the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq, which have created “our 9/11 generation who have served with honour in more than a decade of war,” as President Barack Obama described them on Thursday.
More than 970,000 veterans from those wars have filed disability claims, taking the total enrolled in the VA system to 8.57m by the end of 2012.
At the same time, the healthcare system is dealing with the fact that many of the 6m veterans from the Vietnam era are now reaching the age when they start to require a lot of medical services. In 2010, the administration expanded coverage to exposure from Agent Orange, the chemical used during the war in Vietnam, prompting another surge of claimants.
The result has been a constant struggle to meet new demands, despite big spending increases. The budget for the VA has risen from $73.1bn in 2006 to $153.8bn this year. However, the number of outpatient visits at its facilities has increased from 46.5m in 2002 to 83.6m in 2012. “I am amazed this is still happening, given the big increase in resources that the department has received,” said Phillip Carter, a former army officer who researches veterans’ issues at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.
I am amazed this is still happening, given the big increase in resources that the department has received– Phillip Carter, Center for a New American Security
The VA, which runs 152 hospitals and 817 outpatient clinics, has long suffered from delays and a dysfunctional bureaucracy. In 2010, it introduced a new appointments system which promised a 14-day wait for an appointment with a primary care doctor or a specialist.
While there have been reports for several years that the new waiting line system was being abused, the subject really began to gather steam three weeks ago when CNN interviewed Sam Foote, who had recently retired as a doctor after working for 24 years for VA hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona.
He said that as many as 40 patients had died after being placed on a hidden waiting list that could last for up to a year, while officials at the hospital shredded documents and faked evidence to make it seem as if waiting times were under control.
Three officials in Phoenix have been put on leave, although Mr Griffin said there was no evidence yet that patients had died because of delayed appointments.
Since then, whistleblowers have alleged similar practices at least seven other VA hospitals around the country and claimed that officials at the hospitals were sometimes paid bonuses for reducing declared waiting times.
The political impact of the scandal has been somewhat muted so far, in part because of the respect still enjoyed by the veterans affairs secretary, retired four-star general Eric Shinseki who was himself wounded twice in Vietnam. Appearing before a Senate hearing on Thursday, Mr Shinseki received pointed questioning, but in a tone more respectful than almost any other cabinet member would have encountered. “I am mad as hell,” he told the committee.
However, if Congress concludes that efforts to manipulate waiting lists have become systemic – or if the allegations that patients died while waiting for phantom appointments are proved – Mr Shinseki will face huge pressure from both parties to resign.
Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic senator for Connecticut, said there was “solid evidence of wrongdoing within the VA system”, while his colleague from Washington Patty Murray told Mr Shinseki: “The standard practice at the VA seems to be to hide the truth.”
In a sign of how serious the White House believes the political fallout could become, the president’s deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors has been dispatched to the VA to help manage the fallout.
And when the fish stinks from the head up, is it at all shocking that VA heads, instead of placing their increased resources towards patient care, shell out multi-millions for fancy digs? Again, a display of utter contempt for the men and women who served the nation, not unlike the disdain exemplified by the so-called Commander-in-Chief and his out of control Pentagon!
Concomitantly, while the silencing of Christian and Jewish beliefs has become the “norm” at the Pentagon (sanctioned by Obama Inc.), lookee here, as we witness Muslim-American soldiers, butts in the air, praying at the same Pentagon!! If you dare, click pic on to see enlargement.