Veterans Affairs Officials Rob Government; Not Fired

Perhaps the whoever made the decision to merely demote them rather than fire them decided their crime was relatively innocuous. After all, whats the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraud compared to letting veterans die by neglecting to give them the care they need? From Reason.com: “Not Even a Criminal Referral to the Dept. of Justice Can Get You Fired From the V.A.” Two senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials accused of scamming the agency for personal financial Read more […]

Veterans Affairs Protects the Corrupt and Fires Whistleblowers

While the government agency fires whistleblowers it never fires real wrongdoers. Mark Horne once asked regarding the Veterans Affairs scandals, “Where are the firings?” It seems no one ever gets fired at the VA—except for one particular “offense.” NPR reports, This is a recurring criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs. No one ever seems to get fired for misconduct. But according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the VA does often fire one type of employee – people who Read more […]

Did Veterans Affairs Deliberately Help Soldiers Mess Up Their Paperwork and Delay Care?

There is evidence that the Veterans Affairs bureaucrats decided not to tell veterans what they needed to do to apply for care. You might remember the Pixar movie, “The Incredibles.” One of my favorite scenes was of Mr. Incredible’s job at an insurance agency. He was supposed to turn down claims whether they were legitimate or not. Ironically, I think the popular perception that movie tapped into was one reason why people were receptive to Obamacare as our savior from the insurance agencies. Read more […]

A Third of Veterans Waiting for VA Help Have Died

Many on the Veterans Affairs list died without receiving the help they were supposed to get. Here is the next stage in the ongoing VA scandal. According to The Hill, “Report: One-third of vets on pending medical care list already dead.” An internal Veterans Affairs Department report states that about one-third of the veterans waiting to receive medical care from the agency have already died. A review of veteran death records provided to the Huffington Post found that, as of April, 847,822 Read more […]

The Best VA Scandal Money Can Buy

Even with more money to fix the VA scandal the VA simply creates… more scandal. Veterans Affairs is involved in more than one scandal. But, in the case of the secret waiting lists, Congress’ attempt to try to help veterans by giving the VA more money has backfired. According to the Guy Benson at the Hot Air blog, “Surprise: After scandal fuels billions in new funding, VA wait times…increase.” Congress passed a VA reform bill last July authorizing $17 billion in new VA spending, including Read more […]

Human Experiments on the Statist Generation

What kind of greatest generation would conduct human experiments and then abandon the victims with their medical problems? Ask the V.A. We know about recent corruption in Veterans Affairs and how they used secret waiting lists to violate the law about serving veterans. We know how they used private medical data of whistleblowers to punish them. But there are other elements of Veterans Affairs corruption that go back decades. The Libertarian Republic recently posted about a scandal going back Read more […]

After Veterans Affairs Secretary Resigned Where Are the Firings?

The old Veterans Affairs Secretary resigned so we could have confidence that a new one would root out corruption. What happened? Do the math. There is evidence that 110 VA hospitals or other facilities kept secret lists in order to evade their legal duty to see Veterans in a timely manner. That would mean that at least 110 people were involved in fraud and corruption. So how many have been fired? According to Fox News, John Boehner recently erupted over what has happened (or rather, hasn’t Read more […]

More Veterans Affairs Corruption in Colorado

A year after the scandal and Veterans Affairs corruption is still costing veterans and the public. Our veterans obviously need support and care. It is the obligation of the government that used these soldiers and, in many cases, put them in harm’s way, to provide for their medical needs. But just because government should do these things doesn’t mean that it is competent to do so. Just like the beneficiaries of our massive welfare state are not the poor who we are supposedly trying to help, Read more […]

VA Accountability Officer Has the Perfect Background

The VA Accountability Officer has experience that the government probably wants in a person doing that job. This story goes along with the one about the IRS ethics officer who was disbarred for ethics violations. As summarized by The Week, “VA’s accountability chief reportedly lost a past job over lack of accountability.” The VA’s deputy inspector general, Richard J. Griffin, reportedly left a position at the State Department over negligence which led to the death of 14 Iraqi civilians. Read more […]

The Next Veterans Affairs Scandal is Here

This will not be the last Veterans Affairs scandal until someone goes to prison. The Washington Times reports, Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. The memo was known inside the VA as “Fast Letter 13-10,” and a government watchdog said Wednesday Read more […]

VA Uses Private Medical Records against Whistleblowers

When the government has your private medical records, it will use them against you if it needs to do so. The headline at the Blaze says it all: “Shock Testimony: VA Officials Retaliate Against Whistleblowers by Illegally Accessing Their Medical Records.” This surprising testimony from Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner was delivered at a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing, which was called to discuss the problems whistleblowers face when they try to expose the ongoing failure of the Read more […]

The VA Priorities: $288K for Moving from DC to Philly

The VA priorities are supposed to be the health and well-being of the veterans. Is that where the resources are going? This story from The Inquirer is mainly concerned with the fact that Veterans Affairs seems to be dragging their feet on releasing a report on their problems in the Philadelphia area hospitals. Area congressmen Wednesday urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to issue its long-awaited report on mismanagement and misconduct at the Philadelphia regional office, after results of Read more […]