Friday, May 23, 2014

Somebody Ask Alison: Do You Support More Money for VA?

Except in the case of actual criminal behavior, demanding the resignation of the head of a troubled agency solves nothing.  It actually exacerbates the problem by pretending no other efforts are necessary.

The problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers have very little to do with Eric Shinseki and everything to do with insufficient funding, two million new veterans thanks to Smirky/Darth's illegal wars, and the shortage of primary care physicians throughout the health care system.

But Alison Lundergan Grimes doesn't give a flying fuck about veterans or how to improve the health care system nationwide to ensure that all veterans get the care they need.

No, all she cares about is a headline that falsely implies she knows what she's talking about.

Joseph Gerth at the Courier:

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has split with the Obama administration in calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in response to delays in treatment and falsified record-keeping.

“We owe a solemn obligation to our veterans, and our government defaulted on that contract. I don’t see how that breach of trust with our veterans can be repaired if the current leadership stays in place,” Grimes said in a statement released Thursday.

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