Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Where is the outrage?

We have repeatedly said right here in this space that we are convinced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is too big to succeed. 

Proof was presented a week ago when the DVA's Inspector General released a report that some 307,000 Veterans died while waiting for their claims to be processed so they could receive medical treatment by the DVA.

307,000!

Even if you could somehow discount two-thirds of that number you would still have over 102,000!

By any standard this is not just criminal negligence, and criminal malfeasance, but mass murder as well.

Where is the outrage? 

Unprocessed claims, according to a report on CNN, were found stuffed in desk drawers, and others were as old as 14 years.  Granted, not all those claims would be approved, but the number is staggering, and along with the problems uncovered earlier this year of long waits for VA Medical treatment by Veterans with approved claims, is indicative of the inability of the DVA to function from top to bottom. 

Lay this one squarely at the feet of the last three presidents, who appointed top positions at the DVA that were simply political gifts to donors, and who used the system to enrich their friends back home, and at the feet of the United States Congress over the past 25 years, which literally looked the other way while the DVA became the mass murderer that it is today.  

Congress, and the presidents are silent.  So is the main-stream media.

Treatment of Veterans in this manner reaches into the realm of treason: young people will not volunteer, and if a national emergency occurs, they will run to Canada rather than get drafted, much more than they did during the Vietnam War. Why serve to survive on the Battlefield only to die waiting for treatment from the DVA?  Can you blame them? 

This is so much more than a national disgrace, this is a national catastrophe, and it appears that no one in the main stream media, or the Federal Government -- not the White House, not Congress -- cares.

Where is the outrage?

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

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