Meehan Grills V.A. About Fear Of Reprisals

Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Pa7) has taken the lead in demanding reforms following a scathing report by the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the Philadelphia Veterans Administration’s benefits office.  Meehan Grills V.A. About Fear Of Reprisals Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Pa7) has taken the lead in demanding reforms following a scathing report by the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the Philadelphia Veterans Administration's benefits office

Meehan during a recent hearing points out the investigators “serious mistrust and fear of reprisals”  Below is the video:

Hat tip R.M.

 Meehan Grills V.A. About Fear Of Reprisals

VA Secretary Disrespects Vet

Tom C sent us this link to the testimony of embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, on Feb. 11, at a House hearing in which Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Co6) questioned him about scandalous cost overruns during construction a Denver VA hospital, which ended up with the general contractor demanding that the VA people overseeing the job be  replaced with the Army Corps of Engineers. VA Secretary Disrespects Vet

McDonald, who once ran Procter & Gamble, sneered “I’ve run a large company, sir. What have you done?”

Coffman is a veteran of both the Marines and the Army and served as a light armored infantry officer in the Persian Gulf War and with the Marines in 2005 in Iraq.

McDonald made shampoo.

VA Secretary Disrespects Vet

 

 

 

VA Website Never Updated

The  Department of Veterans Affairs has not updated its website concerning testimony before Congress since March 21, 2011 albeit clicking the link “Complete List of VA Testimony before Congressional Committees” will take one to Dec. 2, 2011.

Further, the VA has not updated its veterans legislation page since the 111th Congress which was in session 2009-2010.

Wonder why is that.

We discovered this strange change of policy while searching for Carolyn Lerner’s testimony before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on July 8.

Ms. Lerner heads the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. She testified  that her office was examining 67 claims of retaliation by VA supervisors against employees who filed whistleblower complaints. She said that they have come from 28 states and 45 separate facilities, and are still coming in daily.  She said there has been 25 complaints filed since June 1.

This is a serious scandal. That it is seriously under-reported is as big a scandal.

Fortunately you can find her testimony on C-Span as per below:

 

 

Hat tip Rodrigo Sermeño at PJMedia.com

 

VA Website Never Updated

VA Website Never Updated

All VA Executives Rated High Under Obama

The Department of Veterans Affairs has 470 senior executives. The New York Times reports that every single of them got a “fully successful” or better rating over the last four years.

And this is while data was being manipulated, whistleblowers were being hounded and veterans were dying.

The Obama administration was aware of the problem since at least 2012. It didn’t matter. The bureaucrats happily got their kudos and bonuses.

Last month, Senate Democrats led by Harry Reid with a wink and a nod from the President killed a bill to give the Veterans Affairs secretary the power to fire or demote VA executives for poor performance.

The bureaucrats must be protected as they are the backbone of the new feudal system, one supposes.

 

All VA Executives Rated High Under Obama

All VA Executives Rated High Under Obama

Dem VA Derailment Update

The Hill has a more detailed story regarding  the Senate Democrats derailment of a wildly popular bipartisan House bill to allow the Veterans Affairs secretary the power to fire or demote VA executives for poor performance.

VA Management Accountability Act passed the House by a 390-33 vote on May 21 only to see it squelched by Harry Reid.

Further, the Senate Democrats are closing ranks to protect Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki who ignored problems at the government-run health care system that led to dozens of veterans deaths and much unnecessary suffering due to long waiting lines caused by mismanagement and corruption.

The Democrat Party clearly feels its mission is to represent the state bureaucrats and not the average citizen nor those who have risked all to keep them safe.

 

Dem VA Derailment Update

Dem VA Derailment Update

Senate Dems Kill VA Accountability Bill

Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia,  the House Majority Leader, has  announced on Facebook that the Democrats in the Senate have stopped the VA Management Accountability Act that would have given the Veterans Affairs secretary the power to fire or demote VA executives for poor performance.

The bill passed the House 390-33, yesterday, May 21.

While, the House is controlled by Republicans, obviously the vast majority of Democrats in that body also supported the bill.

The Senate is controlled by Democrats and led by Harry Reid, a corrupt Nevada lawyer.

Senate Dems Kill VA Accountability Bill

Senate Dems Kill VA Accountability Bill