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Good News For Veterans: Trump Tells
Hundreds Of VA Workers ´You´re Fired!´

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 7/11/2017 6:33:27 AM

Accountability: For decades, political leaders have lamented the scandal-plagued Veterans Health Administration, and did little more than throw more money at the problem. The Trump administration is firing workers who aren´t doing their jobs. According the Department of Veterans Affairs, 526 have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office. Another 200 have been suspended and 33 demoted. Most of them worked at the VHA and included physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, food service workers, medical technicians, office workers, even some police officers. VA Secretary David Shulkin said this was part of a broader effort to reform the culture at the VA. "Veterans and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/11/2017 7:06:27 AM     (No. 11315191)

It´s abut time. Admittedly,I know little about the VA culture but I´ll be the bureaucracy there with held medicine and procedures to increase their year end bonuses.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Paperpuncher, 7/11/2017 7:29:27 AM     (No. 11315209)

526 is a drop in the bucket. The place is full of deadbeats and porn watchers. Drain the swamp.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 7/11/2017 7:58:45 AM     (No. 11315238)

Why do we still have federal employee unions?
Of course! To cover up for constant show up for work drunk! So coke-head can take off for a week and not explain! So do-nothing gets paid for an 8 hour day at 25 bucks an hour! Paid for by our taxes. And all that time, he´s watching porn...and we´re paying for it.
Makes sense to me!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 7/11/2017 8:08:23 AM     (No. 11315243)

Great, great news. There are thousands of other Øvomit hold overs positions, including those in and around the White House, that Trump could fire and rehire that require no confirmation process. THAT is what I am waiting and hoping and praying for. Otherwise in a few years the consequences could be dire.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Laotzu, 7/11/2017 8:20:15 AM     (No. 11315250)

Not buyin´ it. There has been a steady stream of Inspector General reports documenting systemic incompetence in VA management. (The latest -- the Veterans Benefits Administration spent $3M developing web-based management software then never used it because they didn´t spend the extra $3k to host it on a web site.) The list of 500 fired employees is replete with housekeepers and entry level employees. Yes, there are incompetent worker bees at VA, as there are at every place of business, but what ails the VA is it´s highly centralized, ruthless and vindictive management team.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 7/11/2017 8:30:28 AM     (No. 11315258)

What ails the VA is incompetence. Borne by incompetence by union stupidity.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: congar, 7/11/2017 8:47:10 AM     (No. 11315266)

Holding bureaucrats responsible for the quality of their work? Wow! What next might the Trump do? Surely CNN is out in force interviewing those demoted or discharged for weeping stories of criminal intent.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starboard, 7/11/2017 8:51:25 AM     (No. 11315273)

All you have to do is go to a VA hospital and see how it´s run and you´ll understand why.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cog, 7/11/2017 9:18:20 AM     (No. 11315295)

We need to know WHO negotiates the union contracts. Scofflaws should not be placed anywhere near the veterans who are at VA because of their tremendous sacrifices.
Democrats are standing with the fired workers. Can you believe it?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 7/11/2017 10:00:42 AM     (No. 11315347)

No mention of any big shots being shown the door.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/11/2017 10:03:34 AM     (No. 11315350)

#5 has it right...this is a nothingburger. As noted, the list is mostly cleaning and other custodial, unskilled/semi-skilled workers, not the folks who dispense medicines or provide care. And where did the "for misconduct" meme begin? There was no reason given for these removals. One wonders how many are job "abandonments" finally processed as removals to jack up the number.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ok state mom, 7/11/2017 10:25:01 AM     (No. 11315368)

All I know and have experienced is healthcare. Maybe unlike other cultures, healthcare is driven by low end employees. Nurse aides can have a gang mentality and make your life a living h.e.//.

Being a housekeeper or nurse aide is not an entry level position it is, for the worker, a career position. Decades of union protection allows for abuse of patients, derilection of duty (watching porn) and blatant insubordination.

Many of those fired were registered nurses, radiology technicians, patient representatives and not just the above noted along with cemetery workers.

I suspect mid-management is just as bad. You have a negative work ethos running bottom up and top down. But, with the lower level worker bees eliminated the Queen bees are losing their minion. Without them they will be blatantly exposed as the culprits.

It will take years to recruit, train the quality lower level worker and to instill quality patient care as their mission. In the meantime patients need to receive services. This is not a fix that can happen overnight but hopefully the fear of the Almighty is in those who remain.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 7/11/2017 10:45:26 AM     (No. 11315389)

If you ever want to show people just how bad the VA is require all VA employees to get THEIR health care from the VA instead of the private sector and then watch the riots begin.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/11/2017 10:50:26 AM     (No. 11315395)

I just hope that those that are fired are not just moved/relocated to another desk job, something that has been going on for decades. They need to be off the payroll, off the books and out from under the government´s back. LET´S SEE IF THAT REALLY HAPPENS!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Leathernuts, 7/11/2017 11:02:03 AM     (No. 11315408)

The VA is just a vibrant illustration of the symptomatic of the wanton waste, fraud and abuse which is the result of having the Trump hating, super glued lips to the ample derrière of PIAPS, non-merit based, despicable Gov´t unions. Until now, it was virtually impossible to fire a GS for misconduct, slough, or incompetence. It was a phenomenal drain on the supervisor´s time and resources to build a case against these parasites. Most of these ´miscreants for life´ employees reveled in the knowledge that upon their heads the hammer was not to drop. Trump is pulling a change-o-matic on their hind ends, and the preponderantly Demo unions are squealing like their onions are afire. Ike warned us of the perils unionizing the gov´t employees; his prescience is showing. My vote would be to disband gov´t employee unions. It is a lot easier to deal with cronyism w/o a union, and maybe the quality of the work product and customer service might improve.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Arby, 7/11/2017 11:04:43 AM     (No. 11315412)

Sounds like a good start, particularly after the august Fauxbama´s attempts to do . . . absolutely nothing.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/11/2017 11:14:12 AM     (No. 11315425)

That´s a good beginning, more firings to come. Fingers crossed.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/11/2017 11:41:46 AM     (No. 11315463)

Your local social security office is as bad or worse than the VA. INCOMPETENT is an understatement.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/11/2017 11:59:42 AM     (No. 11315488)

And send the blame for the unionized employees (I refuse to call sluggards "workers") where it belongs. To the crypt of the notorious whore-chaser and scion of an utterly corrupt cabal of sleazy drunken liars and thieves: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (spit, spit).
And now, who would have the guts and integrity to propose ending the permission for employees of the Federal goobermint to be unionized? Anyone?
While we´re at it, can you imagine ANY of Trump´s competition for the nomination, who as President, would have undertaken these actions? Not Jeb!, certainly. Or Graham. Or Kasich (he remembers the furor in Ohio over SB 5). Anyone?? None of the Bushies did, nor Ford, nor Nixon.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: joew9, 7/11/2017 12:15:16 PM     (No. 11315504)

Now purge the EPA. Everyone involved in the fine particle reports should be fired. Fraud has been exposed several times in this area. But worse than just fraud is the revelation that they did some Nazi like experiments on humans. These people need to be fired and tried in the world court.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/11/2017 1:19:59 PM     (No. 11315565)

It´s all of the horror stories that I´ve heard and read about throughout the years that after my 8yrs in the USAF, I NEVER used the VA for anything. And to continue, not all federal personnel are sloths and do nothings. I was one for over 20yrs before I retired. What my job was to repair, if needed, and re-calibrated very expensive test equipment. Equipment that was used to keep our aircraft flying. And along with that, part of my job was to teach young airmen just out of school how to do what I was doing. That was one thing the USAF wasn´t stupid about. You didn´t give a young untrained airman a $75,000 piece of test equipment and tell him/her to fix it and re-calibrate it. That´s why a few of us old farts were hired to create a good crop of personnel that were able to do the job. And, yes I worked very hard at what I had to do. A lot of peoples lives depended it.































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Reply 22 - Posted by: bobgray2, 7/11/2017 4:08:48 PM     (No. 11315724)

I like that idea about requiring all VA employees, particularly management, to get their medical care through the VA. An even better idea would be to require all members of the Congress and Senate to get their care through the VA also.

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The hacktivist collective Anonymous is planning a "Denouncement Day" this Friday to "denounce the Confederacy, to denounce racism, bigotry and hate," saying "it is time to take down these monuments of hate ourselves." Supporters plan to gather at 6 p.m. EST at the statue of Rear Adm. Raphael Semmes in Mobile, Ala., the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Little Rock, the Jackson Guards Memorial in Jacksonport, Ark., the Searcy Confederate Memorial in Searcy, Ark., the Our Confederate Dead monument in Munn Park in Lakeland, Fla., the Confederate Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta (which was defaced with spray paint this week), the

   

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