Questionable integrity apparently also extends to Congress, as indicated by some unusually candid remarks from VA Secretary Robert McDonald in an interview with my colleague Lisa Rein.
“As someone from the corporate world, I just wasn’t used to the politics,” he said. “There are some factions that want you to fail. That was shocking to me, to see [members of Congress] behave differently in front of a camera than they were in private conversations.”
Welcome to the big leagues, Bob.
12 Nov 2015 - As we’ve seen this week, big companies capitalize on the notion that buying their stuff is the way to honor veterans.
Sleep Number, the mattress merchant, offers a “Veterans Day Special Edition Bed,” with SleepIQ technology, for $1,599.98 through Sunday.
Eddie Bauer marked down “Everything up to 50% off” for Veterans Day.
Sears pushes “hot deals,” with refrigerator prices cut by up to 48 percent for its “Veterans Day Sales & Values.”
But these “values” don’t have anything to do with the values of those who served and sacrificed and the federal employees who care for vets. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sums up its values with an appropriate acronym — “ICARE,” for integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence. read more>>>