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Report: $8.8 million in taxpayer-
funded bonuses at seven accused
VA facilities since 2011

Townhall, by Guy Benson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/23/2014 1:06:54 PM

Open the Books — a good government and transparency-minded watchdog organization — does exactly what their name implies, and discovers that taxpayers showered officials at seven embattled VA locations with nearly $9 million in bonus pay between 2011 and 2013: Now, at least seven VA centers are being investigated for “secret” waiting lists. Here are the bonuses into these troubled facilities (2011-2013): 1. Edward Hines, JR Hospital, Cook County, IL ($4.1356 million) 2. Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL ($575,400) 3. New Mexico VA Health Care System Albuquerque, NM ($2.646 million) 4. Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Home, Biloxi, MS ($247,103) 5. Miami VA

Of course this is not at all surprising. The government is incapable of running anything competently. They just throw money at it and it always goes to the wrong places. It will take forever to repair all the damage and incompetency in the government.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 5/23/2014 1:08:34 PM     (No. 9859399)

I´m sorry staff, the correct source is Hot Air.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 5/23/2014 1:43:40 PM     (No. 9859437)

Yea, that ole Rick Shinseki is doing one whale of a job!! /s

Added bonus: see today´s Must Reads, "Shinseki at The VA - Wrong Man, Wrong Reason."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/23/2014 2:50:07 PM     (No. 9859520)

Heckuva job, Shineski.
/s off/

And Democrats are ´closing ranks´ behind him? Probably because they realize that THEY got him the job.

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