They were Jubilant when conservatives controlled congress and the bush fired the General for being Honest, now their call is being picked up through one of the so called established Veterans organization the American Legion! All were praising the VA during that time, of total conservative control, even though extremely little was being done as the long ignored veterans issues were still being ignored while two more wars, and long occupations from, were being rubber stamped as to costs, still unpaid for, and these younger veterans were joining our veterans community seeking the commitment the Country promises and the Country waved flags, and other symbols, of that 'patriotic' commitment only, DeJa-Vu all over again! Their long want is to privatize government agencies for corporate profit, much more costly, and unregulated running of, just like their national security wars!
Just what the conservative, in this case the Always reactive and not proactive for us Vets, the legion. With their grossly over paid executives and similar ideology wants. Get rid of one that's Actually doing the job and in this case with help from the Entire Executive Cabinet, under funded but hired to do!
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!
May 6, 2014 - The American Legion called Monday for the resignations of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans’ hospital in Phoenix.
Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger accused Shinseki, Under Secretary of Health Robert Petzel and Under Secretary of Benefits Allison Hickey of poor oversight and leadership failures.
“The existing leadership has exhibited a pattern of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership that has been amplified in recent weeks,” Dellinger said during a news conference at the organization’s Indianapolis headquarters.
The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a statement rejecting the call for the resignations. read more>>>
The Country Served that 'Talks the Talk', way too much and with symbols, especially the so called conservatives and that includes the veterans within those ranks, but very rarely 'Walks the Walk' especially through their representatives, federal and states!!
Let me refer you to this resent diary of very recent VA hospital interaction with a doctor more inclined to concentrate on his political ideology then his profession as an example of where many of the problems in our government agencies come from. Bringing politics, especially in the Veterans Administration, into the work place. It only takes a few, politics and not professionalism, to make or cause major and very costly problems, if those few are so inclined, with no concern as to the victims of. As the Conservative mentality, especially in congressional hearings, is not to do what they pledge and are hired to, but to attack all the civil servants as they still seek that privatization for corporate profit and corporate feeding from the public treasury!!