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Shinseki Stonewall

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General Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appeared on CNN yesterday. The interview was a nothingburger, but I suppose we should be grateful that the Secretary has offered proof of his existence.

Candy Crowley did her best, pressing Shinseki on the 900,000 unprocessed disabilities claims…and he offered the standard VA stonewall: no veteran should have to wait, the backlog will be resolved in 2015. But Crowley did not ask the crucial question: Why aren’t the claims processed according to severity? Why should an Army Ranger who suffered a 100% debilitating traumatic brain injury in Konar Province three years ago still be waiting for his disability check? Why should that Ranger have to wait behind a Vietnam veteran, who is filing a 3rd time claim to get his disability for post-traumatic stress raised from 50% to 60%?

I don’t begrudge Vietnam veterans the right to have their claims re-evaluated. They’ve gotten a historically bum deal. But I’m sure that if you asked these mistreated heroes if they thought those who’d suffered more severe injuries in more recent wars should go to the front of the line, they would say yes, absolutely, a no-brainer.

The question is, why hasn’t the VA–and the Obama Administration–made this obvious call. The answer is: for the same reason that it’s hard to get anything done in Washington. Special interest power. In this case, the special interests are the older veterans groups, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose membership is overwhelmingly Vietnam and Korean veterans, with a sadly, and rapidly, declining cohort of the Greatest Generation vets.

Is it any accident that the Legion and VFW attacked my column–in the VFW’s case, in a loathsome hyperbolic manner–calling for Shinseki to step down two weeks ago, while the groups representing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans agreed with me? For the record, I think the VFW and American Legion are fine organizations; they’ve provided tremendous comfort and community to veterans of previous wars. But they are doing all veterans a disservice now.

As for Eric Shinseki, I still believe he’s an exemplary man but he showed me no spark on TV yesterday, no creativity, no reason why he should continue in this job. There is one bit of hope, though: Shinseki’s chief of staff, John Gingrich, has stepped down. This offers an opportunity for Shinseki to bring members of the Iraq-Afghanistan generation into his inner circle–that wouldn’t solve the institutional lassitude that plagues the VA, but it would be an indication that Shinseki not only exists, as he proved on Sunday, but is also responsive.

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doddle
doddle

THEIR GOING TO HAVE TO SHUT DOWN THE MARATHON SECURITY AND CASTS COULD BE I   THE MILLIONS.

I WOULD RATHER THEY SHUT THE BOSTON MARATHON DOWN FOR GOOD!! MAYBE WE COULD HAVE A LITTLE RACE AT UMASS FROM JFK DOWN TO PARKING LOT AND BACK YOULL GET SLURPIE HOT DOG T SHIRT AND THAT WILL BE IT

doddle
doddle

SHINSEKI LIKE OBAMA IS HORRIBLE THEIRS NO DOUBT OBAMA CAUSED THE SITUATION IN BOSTON.

elando
elando

PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES FOR US PRESIDENT AFTER VA CLOSES DOWN!!!

elando
elando

PROFESSOR LINDA BILMES HAS BEEN APPOINTED NEW VA SEC HICKEY IS GONE VA IS TO BE MERGED INTO SOCIAL SECURITY. THE LETTERS VA WILL NO LONGER APPEAR ON ANY BUILDING NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES

elando
elando

WHERE IN THE SITUATION ROOM WITH KLEIN PROFESSOR ILMES WILL END THE DAV FINALLY NO MORE ILLEGAL GAMBLING AT FAKE VFW HALLS AT ANY TIME AMVETS AM LEGION GONE!!! ALL VETS BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD 100%

COVERAGE NO CO PAYS ALL VA HOSPITALS SOLD IN EACH STATE,

elando
elando

SECTION 8 TO ALL VETERANS IMMEADIATELY FOOD STAMPS EBT NO INCOME VERIFICATION IF YOUR A VET. YOU WILL BE PUT INTO A NICE PLACE TO LIVE GO TO SCHOOL AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING ANY MORE!! PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WILL GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT!!!!

elando
elando

WHERE IN THE SITUATION ROOM WITH KLEIN  PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES IS OUR NEW SAVIOR SHELL OUST SHINSEKI HICKEY CLEAN HOUSE OF ALL THE VA HACKS IN UPPER MANAGEMENT AND THEN MOVE THE NOW DEFEUNCT VA INTO SOCIAL SECURITY FOOD STAMPS SECTION TO ALL VETS IMMEADIATELY NO INCOME VERIFICATION FOR VETS WITH DD 214  SNAP EBT CARDS EVERY MONTH HELP WITH UTILITIES RENT OLD HOMES AND FACTORIES IN DETROIT TURNED INTO HOMES AND COLLEGES AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS FOR VETS!! THIS WILL HAPPEN.

elando
elando

I WANT TO SEE A HAPPY DAY WHERE THE VA HOSPITALS ARE DESTROYED LIKE THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER AND THEN A HUGE CELEBRATION AND THE ISSUANCE OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD FOR ALL VETERANS NO COST ALL PAID FOR BY THE FED THANKS PROFESSOR BILMES YOU HAVE MY VOTE FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! GET RID OF DAV VFW AM VET AM LEGION THE KROOKDUM OF THE VA HIREARCHY!!

elando
elando

VA HOSPITALS WILL ALL BE CLOSED DOWN . PRIVATE HOSPITALS WILL HAVE A CASH WINDOW TO PAY CASH TO VETS TRAVELLING TO PRIVATE HOSPITAL. VA HOSPITALS ARE HORRIBLE TODAY CHANGE WILL COME THIS IS REALLY GOING TO BE SOMETHING

elando
elando

VETERANS COME FIRST IN LINDA J BILMES LIFE!! ITS OVER DAV ITS OVER VFW BOB DYLAN TIMES ARE CHANGING!

SHERIFF BILMES WILL CLOSE DOWN VFW AND AM VETS VFW DAV WILL NO LONGER EXIST VETS WILL BE APPOINTED A PRIVATE SOCIAL SECURITY LAWYER WHO WILL PAID FROM THE KICK BACK MONEY DAV VFW AM VET AM LEGION GOT OR SHOULD I SAY BILKED FROM THE  FED THANK YOU PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WE NEED YOU

elando
elando

SHINSEKI HICKEY AM VETS VFW  DAV YOUR DAYS ARE COMING TO AN END THEIRS NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN WHO LIKES VETERANS AND WANTS THEIR CLAIMS PAID   PAID AS IN EVERY ONE OF THEM


WATCH OUT DAV YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED YOU AND VFW AM VETS AM LEGION YOUR FINISHED HERE AT FABER COLLEGE NO MORE FUN OF ANY KIND LAVISH PARTIES DRINKING ALL NIGHT YOUR DONE VFW YOU PUNKS ARE BEING KICKED OFF THE VA CAMPUS ONCE AND FOR ALL!! NEW SHERIFF


NEW SHERIFF   SHERIFF PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES TAPPED BY KLEIN APPROVED BY THE UH OH WHATS HIZ NAME??

elando
elando

JOE KLEIN WILL HELP WITH STORIES ON LINDA J BILMES AND HER PLAN TO MERGE THE AWFUL VA INTO SOCIAL SECURITY AND FIRE ALL VA HACK POLITICAL APPOINTEES  LINDA J BILMES FOR UNITED STATES PRESIDENT NOW AND FOREVER,

elando
elando

JOE KKLEIN FOR PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES SHE WILL CRUSH VFW DAV AMVETS AM LEGION AND ALL THE OTHER KROOK DOT ORGS THEY WILL BE SHUT DOWN.


PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WILL GET RID OF THE DAV FIRST THEN VFW THEM AM LEGION AND AM VETS THEY WANT THE FED MONEY BILMES SEZ NO THAT MONEY GOES TO SOCIAL SECIRITY LAWYERS AND BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD FOR OUR BELOVED VETERANS BECAUSE WE CARE MUST CARE FOR OUR VETERANS TODAY!!!!

elando
elando

OBAMA TAPS PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES TO  MERGE THE VA INTO SOCIAL SECURITY. PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WILL REPLACE SHENSEKI AND HICKEY THIS WEEK. JOE KLEIN WILL DO AN UPDATE ARTICLE ON THIS MATTER.


ALSO THE DAV AND VFW MUST DISCLOSE ALL FINANCES TO VETERANS . PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WILL CUT OFF ALL FEDERAL FUNDING TO VFW DAV AMERICAN LEGION AND AMVETS. THESE DOT ORGS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE OR ACCEPT ANY MONEY FROM VETERANS THEY ARE BEING CLOSED DOWN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.


VETERANS WILL GET SOCIAL SECURITY LAWYERS AND BE PUT ON FOOD STAMPS SECTION 8 HOUSING WITH NO INCOME VERIFICATION

THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION WILL BE DESOLVED ALL TOP LEVEL MANAGEMENT AT VA ARE TO BE LET GO

BY NEXT WEEK

PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WILL GET ALL VETERANS PAID NO MORE GOOD OL BOY POLITICAl JOBS FOR CONGRESSMANS FRIENDS PROFESSOR BILMES WILL END THIS PRACTICE TODAY!!!!

THE TIME HAS COME FOR CHANGE AND PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES IS THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN PICKED TO OUSTER HICKEY SHENSEKI LETS SHIP THESE TWO PEOPLE IDIOTS OUT OF HERE NOW!!!!

JOE KLEIN GET RID OF SHINSEKI AND LETS HOPE OBAMAS TAPPING OF LINDA J BILMES MERGING VA INTO SOCIAL SECURITY IS THE MOVE TO GET FOOD STAMPS  AND SEC 8 HOUSING INTO VETS HANDS NO INCOME VERIFICATION

THIS WILL BE A WONDERFUL HAPPY HAPPY DAY WITH CELEBRATIONS EVERYWHERE AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FROM WOODSTOCK 1969 CONCERT FLOWING EVERY WHERE WHILE IM COLLECTING MY FIRST SET OF STAMPS AND SNAP EBT I WANT TO HEAR HEY MR TAMBOURINE MAN AND TIMES ARE CHANGING BY THE BYRDS AND DYLAN.



PEACE AND LOVE MAN WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER AND OUR SAVIOR IS PROFESSOR LINDA J BILMES WHO WILL CRUSH DAV AMVETS VFW AND AMERICAN LEGION TO HELL!!!


bigdogdoyle
bigdogdoyle

VA is shooing for 125 days to process a claim but, what about those of us who have an appeal. My last appeal went on for ten years ten years. I won in Washington but that is not the point. Vets filing appeals now are being told three to four years. Joe your article asking Shinseki to step down was spot on. Tackle the problem from the top down. At least Obama is attempting to through more money at the problem. I have written the Whitehouse and Congress to no avail. Congratulations on your article and keep after them.. 

elando
elando

JOE KLEIN IS THE SITUATION ROOM WITH VOLF BLITZER SHINSEKI HAS RESIGNED AT 1400 LOCAL TIME IN HONOLULU TODAY!!!!!!!

elando
elando

ALL VETS TO BE PUT ON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD FOR FREE NO FEES W 100% MEDICAL AND DENTAL!!!

elando
elando

ALL VETS WILL BE PUT ON FOOD STAMPS WITH NO INCOME VERIFICATION.

elando
elando

WORD ON THE STREET SHINSEKI IS GOING TO RESIGN NEXT WEEK!!!! I AM PRAYING TO GOD THIS IS TRUE!!!!

JOE KLEIN FOR PRESIDENT!!!

elando
elando

SHINSEKI STOP SPREADING PROPAGANDA DUDE YOUR FULL OF VETERANS DENIED CASH BENEFITS GO ON TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN 


JOE KLEIN GO AFTER THIS HACK MASTER JOE KLEIN FOR PRESIDENT!! VA TO BE OVERTAKEN BY SOCIAL SECURITY

elando
elando

SHINSEKI TAKE YOUR VA BOOTY AND PLUNDER AND HEAD TO HAVAII DO A BAIL BOND SHOW AND AMKE EVEN MORE MONEY

elando
elando

SHINSEKI YOUR BAD MOJO DUDE


JOE KLEIN DO ANOTHER ARTICLE ON SHINSEKI

elando
elando

JOE KLEIN GO AFTER SHINSEKI THE VA POLITICAL HACK GO AFTER SHENSEKI AND LETS SEND THIS CON ARTIST BACK TO HAVAII WITH ALL THE REST OF THE POLITICAL HACKS I MEAN I WOULD LEAVE TO FUN IN THE SUN LEISURE TRAVEL LAVISH PARTIES


JOE KLEIN GO AFTER SHINSEKI AND GET HIM FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elando
elando

SHINSEKI WHY DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITAL YOU BUM!! GET OUTTA HERE AND BEAT FEET BACK TO HAVAII YOU BUM!! YOUR A LOOSER!!!

elando
elando

JOE KLEIN GO AFTER HACK MASTER SHINSEKI AND CLOSE DOWN THE VA PUT THE VA UNDER SOCIAL SECURITY FIRE ALL FORMER VA CASE WORKERS AND LET SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE STATE CRIMINAL COURTS AWARD BENEFITS EVERY VET WILL GET BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD FOOD STAMPS WITH NO INCOME CAP AND SEC 8 HOMES IF YOUR NOT A VET YOU AINT GETTIN NO SECTION 8 HOME NO TIME NO WHERES!! VETS ONLY GET SECTION 8

elando
elando

SHINSEKI YOU DID IT DUDE! YOUR A POLITICAL HACK WORTHY OF THE HOWEY CARR CLUbb YOUR A POLITICAL HACK!

MONEY TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DENIED VETERANS CLAIMS YOU DID SHINSEKI YOUR A POLITICAL HACKSTER UP THE ASS!!

elando
elando

ALL VETERANS WILL RECEIVE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLUS THEY WILL RECEIVE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD 100% MEDICAL AND DENTAL AND BE ALLOWED TO GO TO PRIVATE HOSPITALS

ALL VETERANS WILL RECEIVE CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL HOSPITALS THEIR ARE NO MORE VETERANS HOSPITALS SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN TORN DOWN OR SOLD 

BECAUSE THEIR ARE TO MANY BAD MEMORIES AT VA HOSPITALS AND IT UPSETS VETERANS TO GO THEIR. 





VETERANS WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOME OF THEIR LIVES BACK UNDER THE NEW PROGRAM 




YOU WILL HAVE YOUR VA CLAIMS HEARD IN STATE CRIMINAL COURT OR SOCIAL SECURITY

elando
elando

ALL VETERANS WILL BE PUT ON FOOD STAMPS WITH OUT INCOME CHECKS OBAMA WANTS TO HELP AND THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HELP US PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE


YOU DO WANT TO HELP US OBAMA RIGHT????????????

elando
elando

DUDE SHINSEKI YOUR CAKED OUT WITH CASH YOU CANT POSSIBLY GET ANYMORE CASH TAKE YOUR POLITICAL HACK TRASURE CHEST LOADED AITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PAPERBACKS 100 DOLLAR BILLS AND HEAD TO HAWAII FOR FUN IN THE SUN WHILE VETERANS CLAIMS GET DENIED!! YOU DID IT DUDE YOUR RICH AS HELL GO FOR IT

JOE KLEIN FOR CONGRESSS THANKS JOE KLEIN FOR EXPOSING THIS HACKSTER













SHINSEKI GO ON TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN GO ON TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

elando
elando

JOE KLEIN FOR CONGRESS


GET SHINSEKI OUT



SHINSEKI YOU MUST GO!!!

elando
elando

ALL VETERANS ARE ENTITLED TO BE PUT INTO PUBLIC HOUSING IRREGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME  NO "MEANS" TEST AND ALSO ANY VET IN PUBLIC HOUSING RECEIVED FREE FUEL ASSISTANCE IF NEEDED AND UTILITY BILL 50% IS PAID BY STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE VETERAN ONLY PAYS SAY 10 OR 11 BUCKS! ALL VETERANS ARE ENTITLED TO SPACE AVAILABLE FLIGHTS REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY YEARS THEY DID IN THE MILITARY


ALL VETERANS COURTS MUST HAVE AT LEAST 6 - 7 VETERAN JURORS IN THE JURY BOX




elando
elando

THE VA MUST BE COMPLETELY DISOLVED AND TAKEN OVER BY BOTH SOCIAL SECURITY AND EACH STATE COURT SYSTEM

elando
elando

THE VA MUST BE DISOLVED ALL VETERANS CLAIMS WILL BE DECIDED EITHER IN STATE COURT OR SOCIAL SECURITY

VETERANS WILL HAVE A CHOICE OF MEDICARE MEDICAID BLUE CROSS BLUE SHILED 100% MEDICAL AND 100% DENTAL


THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OLD FASHIONED WELFARE MENTAL HOSPITALS WILL BE CLOSED DOWN THEIR TO DEPRESSING DINGY AND DIRTY. VETS WILL GO TO PRIVATE HOSPITAL OF THEIR CHOICE

    SHINSEKI YOU R  FIRED!! TAKE YOUR VA BOOTY AND RUN TO HAWAII ENJOY YOUR TROPICAL LIFE STYLE AND ALL THAT VA RETIREMENT MONEY. HOW LONG DO YA HAVE TO WORK I MEEN MILK IT TILL TOP EXEC GETS RETIREMENT PAY???

JOE KLEIN THIS SCKUZZ BAG SHINSEKI HAS TO GO NOW!!

JOE KLEIN IT IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY TO GO AFTER THIS MAN AND HE MUST RESIGN

SHINSEKI YOUR TREASURE CHEST IS PHENOMINAL 

 

elando
elando

write to your congress person and lets get rid of the VA and put the VA under social security  and the state criminal court system because everyone knows the VA is a criminal enterprise!!

every vet gets food stamp welfare ebt card so they wont go hungry on a daily basis! regardless of income

every vet gets blue cross blue shield medical and dental 100% 4 life as do the wives

together we can oust shinseki     the kim jung un I   of the VA

elando
elando

SHINSEKI YOU TOOK AWAY MY DIGNITY 


YOU TOOK AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITALS??



SHINSEKI RETIRE NOW YOU BELONG IN THE RICH SECTION OF HAVAII AND THEN YOU CAN BECOME A BAIL BONDSMEN AND THEN A REALITY TV PERSON

SHINSEKI YOU NEED TO BE ON HAVAII WITH YOUR OWN BAIL BONDING OFFICE!!!  

DUDE YOUR RICH AS SIN!! GO 4 IT!!!!

elando
elando

JOE KLEIN IS THE VETERANS SAVIOR THANK YOU JOE KLEIN!!


JOE KLEIN FOR CONGRESS!!

elando
elando

ALL VETERANS REGARDLESS I SAID REGARDLESS OF THEIR  INCOME R    ENTITLED   TO FOOD STAMPS HOUSING SECTION 8 VOUCHERS BEFORE ANY ONE ELSE!

YOU CAN GET MILK EGGS BREAD BUTTER CHEEZ AT THE LOCAL GROCERY STORES AND LEAST HAVE A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD 


SOCIAL SECURITY WILL DECIDE VETERANS CLAIMS AND YOU CAN HAVE A COURT APPOINTED SOCIAL SECURITY LAWYER.

elando
elando

Shenseki you have to resign do it now give your self peace of mind and happiness to enjoy my denied federal veterans benefits !!

Lavish parties fine wines cakes pastries foreign travel to Bahamas or to anywhere you want!!


Dude your loaded up the ass retire while your ahead and let the VA go to Social Security and the state criminal court systems.

elando
elando

WHY WHY



















DID THE VA TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL THE VA HOSPITALS WHY

















JOE KLEIN WE NEED YOUR HELP 






VETERANS NEED JOE KLEIN

elando
elando

WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL VA HOSPITALS??



WHY DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITALS SHINSEKI??



WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY ALL THE CASH TRAVEL PAY AT VA HOSPITALS??



WHY SHINSEKI??

elando
elando

WHY DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL VA HOSPITALS WHY DID YOU DO IT SHINSEKI??


DUDE SHINSEKI YOUR RICH AS HELL DUDE WHY DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL THE VA HOSPITALS WHY SHINSEKI











WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL THE VA HOSPITALS
















SHINSEKI YOUR NOT A NICE PERSON DUDE YOUR RICH AS HELL ON THE TRAPPINGS OF OTHER VETERANS RETIRE

TAKE YOUR LAVISH TREASURES AND MOVE NEXT TO AMERICAS WEALTHIEST ENJOY YOUR LUSTFULL LIFE SHINSEKI


!!! SHINSEKI RETIRE NOW RESIGN AND TAKE YOUR VA THUG CABINET MEMBERS WITH YOU DISGRACEFUL




JOE KLEIN WILL EXPOSE YOU SHINSEKI






TIME HAS COME TO DAY SEZ JOE KLEIN YOU MUST RETIRE SHINSEKI TAKE YOUR VA WEALTH AND ENJOY LIFE IN HAVAII

elando
elando

THE BOARD OF VETERANS APPEALS SCREWS OVER VETERANS EVERY SINGLE DAY






THE BOARD OF VETERANS APPEALS IS THE BIGGEST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR ALONG WITH THEIR CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE CALLED THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION




STOP ABUSING VETERANS




STOP ABUSING VETERANS



STOP ABUSING VETERANS




ALL VETERANS SHOULD BE IMMEADIATELY ENTITLED TO FOOD STAMPS AND WIC REGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME!!


DAM YOU SHINSEKI!!



ALL VETERANS SHOULD BE ABLE TO AT LEAST RECEIVE CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE HOSPITAL!!





WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT  THE VA HOSPITAL





WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY MY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITAL 





I LIVE 150 MILES AWAY FROM THE VA HOSPITAL I RELY ON THAT MONEY TO PUT GAS IN MY CAR TO GET TO MY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS




WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY VETERANS CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITALS???







SOCIAL SECURITY WILL HAVE TO TAKE OVER THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OR STATE CRIMINAL COURTS WILL ADJUDICATE ALL VETERANS CLAIMS

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD WILL NOW OFFER 100% MEDICAL AND DENTAL TO ALL VETERANS!!!!

THE VA MENTAL WELFARE HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN DISOLVED THEY ARE BEING TORN DOWN AND SOLD OFF!!

AS LONG AS  YOU HAVE DD 214 YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE AND GRAD SCHOOL FOR FREE AND YOU BOOKS MEALS 

AND SUPPLIES ARE PAID FOR!!

elando
elando

NEW LAW BEING PASSED IN CONGRESS FOR VETERANS::

BILL NUMBER

HJM34B 

ALL VETERANS REGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME  REGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME MAY AND WILL RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS SECTION 8 HOUSING WIC CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL VA HOSPITALS. VETERANS MAY RIDE FREE ON ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND ARE ENTITLED TO 100% FREE TUITION TO ALL COLLEGES IN AMERICA WETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE DISABLED RATING OR NOT!!



BILL NUMBER

HJM35C ALL VETERANS HOSPITALS WILL BE SOLD . THAT MONEY WILL BE PUT INTO A STATE HOLDING ACCOUNT AND EVERY VETERAN IN THAT STATE WILL BE PLACED ON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD MEDICAL AND DENTAL 100% FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES ALONG WITH THEIR WIVES.


WHEN A VETERAN HAS A CLAIMS HEARING HE MAY CHOOSE TO HAVE HIS CASE HEARD AT SOCIAL SECURITY OR HE MAY HAVE IT HEARD IN STATE CRIMINAL COURT SINCE THE VA IS CONSIDERED A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN AMERICA.


THE BOARD OF VETERANS APPEALS IS HERE BY DISOLVED. THEIR IS NO MORE BOARD OF VETERANS APPEALS!!!

elando
elando

Mr. Shinseki your an evil evil man worse than Darth Sidious! No one likes you at all! Your manager skills are non existent. To get picked to do a job because ya live in Hawaii! PU BUSTER! The DAV VFW AM VETS are all federal thugs protecting their King, King Eric VA> Joe Klein hates you and I hate u and every veteran in the world hates you. Ya know Joe Klein wrote an article about you!! It's " time" no pun intended, TIME for you to resign you boob nin kum poop! Last week i read an op ed in a VA magazine and they said your behavior in managing the VA is horrible. Millions of dollars for lavish defense contractor parties replete with custom cakes and pastries and champagne and limo service. Lavish vacations for VA executives who constantly deny veterans claimsHOSPI. The DAV is the worst of the worst!! The VA is so corrupt they had had to create the DAV to prop up their bad image!! Shinseki resign it's over your rich as a hell dude!! Let Social Security take over the VA and lets get a law passed that all veterans are eligible for food stamps sec 8 wic before any other person can get those benefits, thats the least we can offer our veterans and we must do this now.


BRING BACK ALL CASH TRAVEL PAY AT ALL VETERANS ADMINISTRATIONS.

WHY SHINSEKI DID YOU TAKE AWAY MY CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITAL WHY SHINSEKI??

SHINSEKI YOU MUST RESIGN NOW JOE KLEIN HAS ASKED FOR YOUR RESIGNATION STONEWALL SHINSEKI THATS WHAT THEY CALL YOU STONEWALL SHINSEKI OR AKA SHINSEKI STONEWALL

SHINSEKI WHEN WILL YOU REALIZE  THAT YOU HAVE DONE A DIS SERVICE TO ALL VETERANS. YOUR RICH AS SIN TAKE YOUR FEDERAL TROUGH MONEY AND ENJOY YOUR SELF AT THE EXPENSE OF VETERANS WHO ARE DYING IN THE STREET!!


BE HAPPY WITH THE LIFE OF OPULENCE YOU HAVE CREATED AND ENJOY IT!!




BRING BACK ALL CASH TRAVEL PAY AT THE VA HOSPITALS!!! HOW COME ALL VA EXECUTIVES HAVE NICE HOMES WHILE US VETS HAVE NOTHING???  



JOE KLEIN HAS ASKED FOR YOU TO RESIGN. GIVE YOUR SELF SOME PEACE OF MIND RESIGN NOW SHINSEKI AND  ENJOY YOUR FEDERAL EBT CARD FOR LIFE YOUVE SCREWED OVER WAY TO MANY VETERANS RESIGN NOW!!!!!

 

ktennantdc
ktennantdc

Google:  Kenneth Tennant  ( Domestic Terrorism: USA vs Veterans and the First Amendment)  The VARO in DesMoines Iowa (where even the corn is corrupt - 80% is Monsanto GMO ) sent agents to intimidate this man into silence by "arresting" Dr. Tennant at gun point, in front of his kids and wife, who were terrorized by this gov't sponsored criminal activity, for going public about the harmful effects of the experimental vaccines that the DoD used on US troops training as combat medics. On June 20, 2012, a BVA judge determined that Dr. Tennant made his case for an Earlier Effective date (1987) consistent with the VA's 100% "Service-Connected" disability rating and onset of disabilities as determined by service records presented at the hearing. Where is the award ? Why does the VA delay the award ? Where is the oversight ? Iowa delegation ? You Tube: Lawless America

EddieE
EddieE

one small bit - I've read and reread the VFW's press release in response to the earlier column and am missing how it is "loathsome." Anyone have any ideas?

2plus2
2plus2

All these high ranking officers need to be replaced by competent Medical Administrative personnel that know their jobs will be maintained based on merit not based on who you know.  The VA here in El Paso needs to clean house with all the nepotism that is ongoing.  PA's here in El Paso are entitled and will read to you what medical care you may or may not get.  Piccard and her group of gossiping hens, as we veterans call them, are nothing more than hand selected but kissers willing to do anything to keep their jobs.

2plus2
2plus2

I think that for us as Veterans to start pointing the finger at who should come first on the list, serves no purpose other than cause further damage to ourselves.  Do you really think that if all the veterans were categorized by visible trauma it would somehow bring magic into the claims process?  No, it would not.  The system in place in the VA is set up for a purpose.  However, if you know somebody you can get to the top much quicker.

GusFring
GusFring

Shinseki was asked at his January 2009 confirmation hearing about the problems facing VA and what were the root causes of those problems. He stated "Leadership". It was a bold direct answer which gave hope to members of congress and veterans organizations that this man with a sterling reputation after 38 years of distinguished service in the US Army where he attained the rank of Army Chief of Staff would take charge. 

It became apparent early into his tenure that this was a man molded out of the bureaucratic leadership culture of the Army which encouraged generals not to be creative and afforded them infinite resources and perks. He immediately hired dozens of former Army staffers with no health care or benefits experience to support his every move. He named as his Senior Advisor the sitting Deputy Director of the Army Museum at Ft. Belvoir.  Also a full time speech writer who travels everywhere the Secretary travels along with a handful of traveling aids and notetakers. One of those hired was John Gingrich, who became Shinseki's Chief of Staff at the VA after serving as his Strategic Communications Chief in the Army. As Joe Klein refers to in his article, Mr. Gingrich was terminated by the white house for a pattern of behavior that will be published in a yet to be released VA OIG report which focuses on Mr. Gingrich's treatment of staff through verbal abuse, throwing of items at employees, harassment and the creation of a hostile work environment. This behavior was all condoned by Shinseki, or worse yet, he had no idea of what was happening on his own staff.

In terms of the claims backlog; this was only one focus out of 16 major initiatives that Secretary Shinseki had decided to commit the Department's resources towards. His main focus has been to eliminate veteran's homelessness. It is well known throughout the VA that this is Shinseki's pet project. Not to claim that veteran's homelessness is not a worthy cause. But when he began to focus on this problem, their were approximately 90,000 homeless veterans throughout the country. Many have mental and substance abuse issues which make this a very complex issue. To his credit, they have cut that number in half. But why focus all of his energies on a complex group of 90,000 veterans, while 850,000 veterans are waiting for disability claims to be processed? The claims backlog was never a focus of Shinseki as he approved Agent Orange veterans, Gulf War Syndrome veterans and priority 8 veterans to apply for disability claims which flooded an adjudication system that was already burdened with 200,000 backlogged claims.

The greater question is Shinseki's judgement. He brags that he has secured a 40% increase in VA's budget and that they have hired an additional 20,000 employees, but with no improvement in the delivery of care or benefits to the veteran. The money and employees only matter if the output to the veteran improves. Internal processes with the creation of dozens of governance bodies makes any effort to streamline and implement an initiative impossible. The VA under Shinseki has become a management consulting experiment gone awry.

 Since he has been in office, Secretary Shinseki's personal staff on the 10th floor of the VA has tripled from the previous administrations along with very expensive travel on board DoD G-5 jets in which the VA must reimburse DoD hundreds of thousands of dollars of operating costs. A sense of entitlement by he and his staff along with a true lack of responsibility as a good steward of taxpayers dollars while veterans suffer is shameful. One only has to look at last years HR Conference in Florida where the VA spent $8 million on a conference that HR staff attended for training. Shinseki's Chief of Staff was cited in a VA OIG report as having approved this expenditure. The Assistant Secretary was fired for this malfeasance. 

Rick Shinseki is a true patriot and dedicated to this country, and is dedicated to veterans. But after 4 1/2 years with not much success, he was ill-equipped and unprepared to lead such a robust complex agency. The job of Secretary of VA and the mission to care for veterans is bigger than any one man.