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Eric Shinseki´s VA job on
life-support as Obama eyes the plug

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/29/2014 10:33:19 AM

Eric Shinseki, the embattled head of the Veterans Administration, is no quitter. Not as a diminutive Asian-American who graduated from West Point. Not as a forward artillery observer who got part of his foot blown off in Vietnam. Not in rehab learning to walk again. Not as someone confronting an injury threatening what would become a 38-year Army career. Not as an officer who returned for a second Southeast Asia combat tour. And got wounded again. Shinseki will soon quit over the metastasizing scandal for his department´s chronically sloppy, tardy and fraudulent veterans care. But it won´t be Shinseki´s choice

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Shinseki, as head of the current VA system should be removed immediately, as well as any administrators in the system allowing these deaths to occur. Second, those that served know, the VA system has been broken always and Congress should put it as their top priority and ignore the whining of the dRATS on illegal alien reform. Finally, and most important, 0bama needs to be frog-marched before the military and made to answer as C-I-C for this continuing. Why? He claimed in 2008 he was aware and has done nothing, but golf and have campaign donation dinners.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nigella, 5/29/2014 10:50:12 AM     (No. 9865555)

Sure Obama has to blame someone because we all know the buck never ever stops with him...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kerryman, 5/29/2014 11:06:33 AM     (No. 9865593)

Where has Congressional oversight been since 2007? These congressional phonies with their feigned indignation are pathetic. All of them, from the President on down and from both parties have a hand in this. Introduce a bill to close the VA except for vouchers to give veterans for Medicaid/Medicare benefits upgraded to VA status. Sell the land and Hospitals to Hospital Groups. Phase it all out over three years. Declare Single Payor a dead letter.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kerryman, 5/29/2014 11:12:15 AM     (No. 9865615)

One more thing, John McCain is from Arizona where the disgraced Phoenix VA is located, what has he been doing while they were perpetrating this tragedy?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: farmwife, 5/29/2014 11:19:48 AM     (No. 9865649)

Congress has allowed bureaucrats at all levels to get away with not doing their jobs as long as the paperwork looks good. And now they are surprised that it affects real people.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: santokitime, 5/29/2014 11:20:52 AM     (No. 9865652)

Eric Shinseki was a token affirmative action General and cabinet chief. A inside the beltway
General much like Powell.

He has no honor or also he would have resigned already. Sure not after the Japanese who commit hari kari.

He should fall on his sword. But he will stay and continue the corrupt inept management of this commie government. Its all about me

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avogadra, 5/29/2014 11:27:44 AM     (No. 9865674)

I am grateful for the courage and contributions of wounded veterans like Shinseki. But their wounds do not give them a lifetime pass for incompetent job performance.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shamus, 5/29/2014 11:32:28 AM     (No. 9865684)

The federal government fails again.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 5/29/2014 6:31:10 PM     (No. 9866206)

Hey Obie. Here´s another big time failure under your watch, pal. Why are you here?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 5/29/2014 11:25:48 PM     (No. 9866525)

Give him a ´gold´ beret and send him to live out the rest of his life in a VA nursing home.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 5/30/2014 7:06:36 AM     (No. 9866746)

Shinseki (or "Sinsheki", as Judge Napolitano calls him) is just the pimple on the arse of the VA scandal. To dig out the boil, you have to strike at the heart of government-run programs in general, beginning with the VA hospitals.

Firing Shinseki won´t change anything unless the GOP can make the case that the VA scandal is emblematic of government itself.

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