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Obama backs Shinseki
despite calls to resign

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/6/2014 5:31:16 PM

President Obama is standing by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki despite two prominent veterans groups calling for his resignation, the White House said Tuesday. “As the president said last week, we take the allegations around the Phoenix situation very seriously,” said White House spokesman Shin Inouye, citing an incident where VA administrators misstated waiting times for veterans seeking treatment. “That’s why he immediately directed Secretary Shinseki to investigate, and Secretary Shinseki has also invited the independent Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General to conduct a comprehensive review," he added. “We must ensure that our

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Let´s face it, Obama doesn´t care despite the usual blather they issue from the White House saying they "take the allegations around the Phoenix situation very seriously." He was more concerned about the botched execution of that savage murderer in Oklahoma. He responded a lot faster to that!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog, 5/6/2014 5:34:12 PM     (No. 9838862)

Isn´t Shinseki the guy that Lurch was always citing in his debates with W?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/6/2014 5:54:52 PM     (No. 9838883)

Shinseki was the guy who put everyone in the military in berets. Big stink over that, but that is his claim to fame.
Obama shows his evil side again, he is Dr Death, he does not care how many of our veterans die, he has probably encouraged this whole secret list thing going on at multiple VA Medical Facilities.
I wrote my congressman and requested they just abolish the Veterans Administration. How many decades has Congress tried to solve the problems there and it only gets worse. Let the veterans get their healthcare the same places the illegal immigrants do. Why should
those here illegally get better care than those who have sacrificed for our freedom. It´s time to free our veterans from this nightmare bureaucracy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 5/6/2014 5:57:23 PM     (No. 9838885)

Yeah, ole Burrocky, he taking it serious, alright. Just not serious enough to do anything about it. Burrocky, he know smoke and mirrors; Shinseki, he know berets. Together they make a do-over of “You’re So Vain,” with the beret strategically tipped below one eye that they keep on the mirror as they watch themselves gavotte.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 5/6/2014 6:11:34 PM     (No. 9838903)

Just curious, about how long will the investigations take ... and then how long after that for them to implement any improvements? Oh, and since they have a history of covering up and lying why should we believe a word of anyone with VA attached to their job description? I have been waiting for a year and a month (and counting) to have a service connected disability seen by a doctor. Just sayin.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 5/6/2014 6:12:13 PM     (No. 9838904)

Of course he does. shineskiis is blazing the trail for the Medicre wait lists. The administration needs a play book to handle the old folk.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/6/2014 7:17:44 PM     (No. 9838955)

The VA is a stink pot, whether the health or benefits side. Politics is its primary business. The veterans are only its raison d´etre.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano, 5/6/2014 7:24:06 PM     (No. 9838962)

A friend of mine was SF and Delta Force. He spoke very highly of Shinseki, and said that the beret issue was BS. Other combat vets I respect have said the same.

I have no idea. Just saying.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/6/2014 9:23:16 PM     (No. 9839052)

Berets are a symbol of a leader with trouble setting priorities. Maybe Shinseki is doing such a miserable excuse for a job running the Veterans Administration because he is chasing another beret idea. He should resign.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 5/6/2014 9:44:32 PM     (No. 9839073)

Nobody runs the VA, or any other federal agency. They exist as snowballs rolling down a mountain, constantly getting larger and devouring more and more landscape as they go. They are propelled by their own inertia and are near impossible to divert, let alone stop.

What he did to the army was bad, but we in the Air Force had that dunce General McPeak, arguably worse. He made our uniforms look like TWA airline pilot uniforms, and started the disastrous TQM (quality) program. He was worse for esprit de corps than Clinton himself. Maybe he could head up the VA after they crucify Shinseki. That would be a hoot.

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