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VA Spends Close to $500 Million on Conference
Room, Office Makeovers Under Obama

Washington Free Beacon, by Mary Lou Byrd

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Posted By:Drive, 5/15/2014 8:19:38 AM

President Barack Obama has increased the Department of Veterans Affairs’ budget each year since he took office, claiming the funds would give veterans the health care they deserve. However, an analysis of records show the agency has spent close to $500 million solely on office furniture under the Obama administration. This upcoming fiscal year Obama requested a 3 percent increase for the Veterans Affairs budget. Obama’s FY 2015 budget request points out he has increased the VA discretionary budget by 35.2 percent since 2009 so veterans continue to access necessary services. “VA’s 2015 budget provides the necessary resources to allow us to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 5/15/2014 9:41:46 AM     (No. 9849474)

It isn´t just the VA. This racket has been going on for years, here is how it works:

Gov agencies can only purchase furniture from GSA "approved" vendors, so that chair that costs $20.00 at Office Max, costs $150.00 from the GSA vendor. Desks usually run $1200.00 and up.

Now, who do you think owns these approved vendors? Big-time campaign contributors and/or ex-Gov officials who steered created the approved vendor rules in return for a position with the same vendor after they left office.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/15/2014 9:44:43 AM     (No. 9849479)

This is criminal conduct. They should go to jail.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/15/2014 10:15:56 AM     (No. 9849539)

Meanwhile, HR 32 languishes..that is a law to
help widows of military who died from service connected injury or illness. There is such a thing called "widow´s tax" that hurts us greatly.
It is a relatively small group, and Congress is hoping we all die off so that they don´t have to fix it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/16/2014 12:03:54 AM     (No. 9850493)

Think about what $500 million would buy in your world. How about 500 million dollar homes ?

Speak now or forever hold your peace. If you don´t object, they think you approve.

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