GOP Rep: House Passed VA Bills Collecting Dust On Reid's Desk

Larry O’Connor



Related:   Memorial Day: Obama and the Faculty Windbags’ Waterloo

Many have wondered about Barack Obama’s prolonged silence concerning the disastrous situation at the Veterans Administration hospitals and then his odd detached demeanor (well, maybe not that odd for him) when he finally did discuss it at a press conference.

The answer is simple. His lifetime dream of a free public (single payer) healthcare system for all just disintegrated in front of him. Forget the wildly ambitious and pervasive “Affordable Care Act,” the government couldn’t even handle the health of our wounded servicemen, acknowledged for years to be by far the group most deserving of medical attention in our country. With veterans dying while waiting lists are falsified, it’s hard to see government healthcare as anything but incompetent, disgraceful and quite possibly criminal.

Government has failed utterly…

…every revelation of the shortcomings at the VA only reinforces the impossibility of extending the federal government further into every aspect of American life…



Update: Gohmert’s Tough Stance: Fire the Dems Who Let the Veterans Bill Stall in the Senate

Just days before the long Memorial Day weekend, Senate Democrats agreed to block a bill aimed at punishing officials involved in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal.

Allowing the bill to pass would have let Congress say it had at least started the process of fixing the broken VA, a gesture to veterans just before Memorial Day.

The House had already passed the bill in an easy bipartisan vote, and up until the Senate’s decision, the two parties appeared to be in rough agreement that Congress needed to move quickly…



Leading Senate Democrat’s response to VA scandal: ‘People die every day’

…In what many veterans reasonably take as adding insult to injury, the Green Mountain State’s senator very matter-of-factly said in a CNN interview (via News Busters) earlier this month “people die every day,” giving the distinct impression he was was making an attempt to downplay the 40 patients deaths earlier this month in the VA’s Phoenix, Arizona facility…



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