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VA Hospital Axed Veteran Programs
While Approving $1 Million In Bonuses

Daily Caller, by Michael Volpe

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/3/2014 5:44:43 AM

The Memphis Veteran Administration (VA) Medical Center approved over $1 million in bonuses months before closing a therapeutic aquatic pool citing a lack of funds. The Memphis VA Medical Center handed out $1,005,644 in bonuses for its approximately 2,000 employees in fiscal year 2010, according to data provided to The Daily Caller by Sandra Glover, the communications officer for Veteran Integrated Services Network (VISN) 9, which includes the Memphis VA Medical Center. Glover told TheDC that cost factored into the decision to close the therapeutic aquatic pool in July 2011. In a statement prepared for TheDC, Glover said that bonuses and capital

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 6/3/2014 5:58:06 AM     (No. 9871173)

That´s our government. Rewarding itself while screwing it´s victims. I´m just surprised they´re not knocking the gold fillings out of our Vets heads to finance all their sick fun and games!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/3/2014 6:16:11 AM     (No. 9871186)

One thing after another.

I think rather than pushing Common Core, which essentially is just a money-making proposition for way too many people (it has nothing to do with raising academic standards), someone, please, in our government, please, start promoting a Moral Core for our country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dittohead, 6/3/2014 6:38:15 AM     (No. 9871206)

Congress needs to go after these undeserved bonuses = garnishee their wages to get them back if necessary.

Does NO ONE in DC have control over any of the corruption that goes on OR do they all participate in the corruption and have no desire to see it stop, republicans included?


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