While Vets Were Dying, The VA Spent $20 Million on Art
July 27, 2016, Joshua Krause, The Daily Sheeple
It’s been over two years since the Veteran’s Affairs scandal first broke, when whistleblowers revealed that the agency in charge of providing medical treatment to our veterans was grossly callous, negligent, and inefficient. Countless veterans were dying while waiting for treatments, and VA workers were covering it up. And unfortunately, the VA is still just as bad at treating our veterans, if not worse, than it was in 2014.
Two years after this scandal first broke however, we’re still learning about some of the terrible things that the VA did while their patients were waiting to be treated. Recently it’s been discovered that throughout the scandal, instead of spending money on the vets, they were buying art.
According to a joint investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and OpenTheBooks.com, the VA spent $20 million on various art fixtures. “The VA bought Christmas trees priced like cars and sculptures that cost more than five-bedroom homes.”
VA Drops Millions on Delayed Solar Power Projects VA has spent over $408 million on solar panels since 2010
BY: Morgan Chalfant, August 8, 2016 1:40 pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent more than $408 million to install solar panels on its medical facilities in recent years, despite many of the projects experiencing significant delays and some of the systems not becoming operational at all.
The VA has failed to effectively plan and manage these solar panel projects, resulting in significant delays and additional costs, according to a report released by the agency’s inspector general last week.
The VA spits in the face of Vets and their supposed 'representatives, and they get yet ANOTHER strongly worded letter that will lead to nothing more than more wasted funds for the useless Republican congress.
House panel subpoenas VA over Denver hospital, artwork
Published September 07, 2016 Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents on how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital ballooned to almost $1.7 billion.
That figure was nearly triple earlier estimates.
The subpoena by the House Veterans Affairs Committee also seeks documents related to millions of dollars spent on artwork and ornamental furnishings at VA offices nationwide, including more than $6.4 million spent on the Palo Alto, California, health care system.
The chairman of the veterans panel, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said it was "unfortunate that VA's continued lack of transparency has led us to this decision" to issue the subpoena, but contended that lawmakers had little choice.
"We will not accept VA trying to pull the wool over the eyes of this committee and the American people for poor decision-making and waste of funds," Miller said.
The subpoena was served Wednesday and gives the VA until Sept. 28 to respond.
200 veterans die waiting for care as troubled Phoenix VA builds new backlog
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Phoenix Veterans Affairs office is still improperly canceling veterans’ appointments, has built up a new backlog of cases — and at least one veteran is likely dead because of it, the department’s inspector general said in a new report Tuesday.
Two years after they first sounded the alarm about secret waiting lists leaving veterans struggling for care at the Phoenix VA, investigators said some services have improved, and they cleared the clinic of allegations that top officials ordered staff to cancel appointments.
But confusion and bureaucratic bungling are still prevalent, some veterans are waiting a half-year or longer for treatment, and staff are still canceling appointments for questionable reasons.
More than 200 veterans died while waiting for appointments in 2015, and investigators said at least one veteran would likely have been saved if the clinic had gone ahead with his consultation.
Thing is, if the Govt is willing to keep on doing this to veterans, even with all the scrutiny that's being piled on them, what would they be willing to do to you and yours... Can you say I.M.P.U.N.I.T.Y.?
'Whole Bunch of People'? VA Scandal Firings Estimated Between 1 And 6
FoxInsider, 12 Oct 2016
It appears President Obama was not telling the truth when he said his administration had fired a "whole bunch of people" over the veterans affairs scandal, Bret Baier said on Special Report.
The Washington Post, FactCheck.org and Fox News investigated the statistics, and found the number of senior executives at the VA terminated over the past two years to be between one and six.
As FoxNews.com reported in 2014, several veterans had died waiting for treatment at the Phoenix, Arizona veterans affairs hospital, and a Washington State hospital had reportedly altered veteran suicide statistics, with alleged mismanagement at other facilities as well.
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