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This Chart Destroys the Claim That
Insufficient Funding Caused the VA Scandal

Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/2/2014 5:28:55 AM

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) claimed this week that more resources would solve the root causes of the massive problems at the VA. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the V.A. needs more money to effectively serve our veterans. Joe Violante, the national legislative director for Disabled American Veterans, estimated that the V.A. has been underfunded by billions of dollars over the last decade. Based upon these assertions, it would be plausible to assume that budget cuts at the V.A. could be partly to blame. If funding of the V.A. has not kept up with inflation or patient growth, this would be

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine, 6/2/2014 7:05:17 AM     (No. 9869849)

I was a single working mother. I had 2 children to raise. I learned how to take an impossibly low income and make it work, for years. I´m pretty sure I could have our (US) budget balanced in no time flat. However, if all you have are rich people who probably never budgeted in their lives, running the country, we will forever be in debt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 6/2/2014 7:51:32 AM     (No. 9869889)

Where did it go? Another govt mess

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