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V.A. has Already Admitted to 23 Deaths Linked to Delays in Healthcare

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Source: The Weekly Standard


May 22, 2014


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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    I'm sorry to hear about your father, before my Grandfather died he had surgery in a VA hospital that reminded me of a triage center, and we couldn't even get a nurse post surgery when he was wrenching in pain.

    I think you have the right Idea, yes Politicians should serve.

    But KC, take a good look around PL. We have people here of all Political Affiliations, Races, Religious Beliefs et al.
    So no, I think you're very,very, very, wrong about this being about me, It's . It's about the 4000 lopsided articles from mostly rags that the dynamic duo's deluges daily here and a good %75 have nothing to do with LE News.
    It's not about (me), it's about having an balanced equilibrium for all members, and we don't turn away potential members who may be ...(gasp) Democrats.

    A belated thanks to your father for his brave service.

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    KCecala

    2 months ago

    12918 Comments

    My father died as a result of negligence at the West Palm Beach VA. He was a Korean war vet. I terminated his life support after he had a massive heart attack and loss of oxygen to his brain. It nearly destroyed me! He was prescribed three very powerful narcotics and a sleeping pill. His history of cardiomyopathy was somehow over looked. It was a death sentence.
    I think our government should be required to serve in the military. Then they too can sacrifice. Let them also be treated at the VA.
    Lana no disrespect but not everything has to do with you or be about you. You are not the only person on PL raised by a veteran.....

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    I agree wholeheartedly, what has been happening over the years to our Vet's, is a disgrace, and I say that as someone raised by a Grandparent who was a WW11 Veteran-Cox US Navy, Family friends that were in Nam, Friends that have done tours, Past Volunteer at the Salvation Army in NJ where you can find Vets among the homeless, and I still have sit downs with Veterans where I don't say much b/c I know they just want their experience or problems to be heard.

    So just to clarify:

    Comment #1 -My first 'copied' article was from the Vets themselves at MILITARY.COM, where they themselves explain their issues with the (R) Senate blocking their jobs bill, which is relative to the topic. .

    Comment #2 -Then the second article was from Reuters (Real Journalism. not a rag like The Weekly RW Standard Blog Site) investigated who in fact was filibustering Bills for Veterans much needed healthcare, which happened to be the same Senate who once Filibustered the Detective James Zagroda Bill for DYING 911 FIRST RESPONDERS.

    That said, Comments 1 & 2t was like a segue to the following uncopied personal opinion in Comments 3&4.

    Comment #5- was a retort from a weak counter-argument, the counter-argument is in bold, my opinion is reg font.
    Comment #6- Is undeniable proof of what these rags don't tell us.
    Comment #7-I express my outrage, and link in a video I can barely get through.

    My last comment on this article, the cyclic need to exploit Veterans like my Grandfather, Cousins, Family Friends and Friends who served two tours just to take a jab at our President is shameful, and will not help our VETS.

    Putting Politics aside, and following the money will. Who's causing this now whether they be left right or center, needs to be voted out.

    Jon Stewart Nails it, even Bill O'Reilly signs off on it.
    one can choice to view it, or simply ignore it.

    Jon Stewart Slams GOP Hypocrisy on VA Scandal.
    http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/chc449/world-of-warriorshaft

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    KCecala

    2 months ago

    12918 Comments

    Just my opinion but I get really tired of reading rhetoric copied from news articles. How about just stating YOUR personal view and leaving it at that. What is happening to OUR vets is a national disgrace!

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    Homeless Vets living on the streets for almost 10 years.Keep in mind HUD was cut due to the 'sequester'. Hard to watch. Whatever affiliation the Politicians that are responsible for this, need to be voted out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSE4HpTX2s

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    Republican Senators Blocks Homeless Veterans Bill

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riNOnsbI6bQ#t=117

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    'You know what is funny about your rant? Nobody is pointing their fingers at the inept administration"
    Uh, Perhaps read the first five comments?

    To me it is a systemic failure and does not show partisanship

    ~Mmmm, your party did filibuster Multiple Bills for Veterans, perhaps an for Jimmy the Cricket McConnell to keep his one term President promise?

    . That being said, you think it is OK to feed, house, and give superior medical care to people whose only job it is to wake up in he morning and produce more babies OR who come to this country illegally rather than spend it on our very own?

    ~NOT AT ALL, but you're always 'generalizing' all Americans (i.e. inner cities)who temporarily need the safety net, This 'net' includes Seniors, Children, Veterans and their families. Temporary assistance is affordable and can be a stepping stone until one Graduates College, Corporate Welfare is not. Working adults pay back 1000 X's what they received. WWJD?
    Moreover, the right has asked people to become more fiscally responsible, paying for your own healthcare and not running into an ER and out on the bill IS fiscally responsible.

    Yes the republicans are saying no to expansion because the leader of the new banana republic has blown the budget all to heck handing out freebies to people who do not work

    OK, Is that true or did you hear that on FOX? Social Security, (which the Kock brothers plan to go after btw) takes up the biggest chunk of our budget. Anyone opting to rid themselves of our socialist SOCIAL Security ? Anone?

    Furthermore, your party has no restraint when subsidizing anything corporate, or war related or wasting Billions on Sequesters, 54 Benghazi hearings, and even Billions more on repealing a law(ACA). BUT DON'T HAVE $ FOR OUR VETS???

    Oh and reuters bipartisan?hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    Ok, let's examin source from your peer reviewed blogsBlazed out, World Net Dizzy, CONservate Non Sense (CNS), The Snaily Caller, Matt on DRUdGs blog, Rush me my OXYies Limpball, Sean O'hannity, Bill O'Lielly, Donald Drump, Ted Nugget pants et al-and cla

    I source from Wikipedia, Politifact, NPR, Opensecrets.org, reuters and Military.com, yet you parrot that (m) sources are all just a culmination of leftist liberal lies.

    Food for thought. The first thing a Cult does, is convince them everyone is lying to you.

    Republican Senators Blocks Homeless Veterans Bill

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    ajsdaddyBPD

    2 months ago

    3080 Comments

    You know what is funny about your rant? Nobody is pointing their fingers at the inept administration currently in charge. To me it is a systemic failure and does not show partisanship. That being said, you think it is OK to feed, house, and give superior medical care to people whose only job it is to wake up in he morning and produce more babies OR who come to this country illegally rather than spend it on our very own? You DO realize the V.A. model was touted as the basis of 0bamacare right? Yes the republicans are saying no to expansion because the leader of the new banana republic has blown the budget all to heck handing out freebies to people who do not work. Oh and reuters bipartisan? hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    Oh, and by the way. When Faux News is screaming about the 'takers' and giving back pats after the sequation caused 80 Billion taken out of the foodstamp Programs, Millions more out of Housing programs and so on...

    Think of that homeless Veteran (which this grinds my gears to no end) and the Military Families that rely on these programs too!

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    This 'scandal from the weekly standard has been decades in the making. As a kid, I myself spent the night with my own Grandfather in a Vet hospital that was an upgrade from a triage center from WW11.

    The reason for the submissions, is to get both sides of this scandal so we don't just blert out "Thanks Obama", That's not helping our Vets at all.

    Hope about I propose to get FIRED UP, and whether they be DEMS, LIBERPUBLICANS, REPUBLICANS, TEAPARTIERS or INDEPENDENTS like myself, LET's REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.

    TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE!!!!

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    SOURCE: REUTERS (BIPARTISAN)
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-usa-veterans-congress-...

    U.S. Senate Republicans block veterans' health bill on budget worry.

    (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans, saying the $24 billion bill would bust the budget.

    Even though the legislation cleared a procedural vote on Tuesday by a 99-0 vote, the measure quickly got bogged down in partisan fighting.

    Supporters said the measure would have brought the most significant changes in decades to U.S. veterans' programs. For example, it called for 27 new medical facilities to help a healthcare system that is strained by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    With Democrats pressing for passage this week, Senate Republicans, backed by their leader, Mitch McConnell, attempted to attach controversial legislation calling for possible new sanctions on Iran that President Barack Obama opposes.


    "The issue of Iran sanctions ... has nothing to do with the needs of veterans," complained Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders of Vermont, the main sponsor of the bill.

    Republicans also raised budget concerns, forcing another key procedural vote that ended up killing the bill. By a vote of 56-41, the Senate failed to waive budget rules that would have allowed the bill to proceed. Sixty votes were needed and 41 of the chamber's 45 Republicans voted against the waiver.

    Referring to recent budget deals that aim to bring down federal deficits, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said: "This bill would spend more than we agreed to spend. The ink is hardly dry and here we have another bill to raise that spending again."

    The legislation had the backing of most veterans' organizations, but was doomed by deep disagreements between Democrats and Republicans that have made this Congress one of the least productive in decades.

    Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, had hoped senators would, "rise above the day-to-day rancor and the party politics that we see on this floor almost every single day," and support a law affecting 22 million veterans, including more than 2 million who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    With Thursday's vote, Congress sent another disjointed message to the nation's veterans.

    In December, Congress passed a two-year budget deal that included a reduction in veterans' pension benefits. Weeks later, Congress did an about-face and repealed many of the cuts.

    And early this week, with the initial 99-0 procedural vote on Sanders' bill, the Senate appeared to be delivering a strong show of support for veterans, only to see the legislation die in the Senate with Thursday's vote.

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    LanaNJ

    2 months ago

    6950 Comments

    (BIPARTISAN) SOURCE: MILITARY.COM
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/09/20/gop-senators-block-ve...

    WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.
    Republicans said the spending authorized in the bill violated limits that Congress agreed to last year. Democrats fell two votes shy of the 60-vote majority needed to waive the objection, forcing the legislation back to committee.
    Supporters loosely modeled their proposal after the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps used during the Great Depression to put people to work planting trees, building parks and constructing dams. They said the latest monthly jobs report, showing a nearly 11 percent unemployment rate for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, merited action from Congress.

    Democratic lawmakers turned to the legislation shortly before they'll adjourn for the finals weeks of this year's election campaigns. The bill had little chance of passing the House this Congress, but it still allowed senators to appeal to a key voting bloc.
    "(With) a need so great as unemployed veterans, this is not the time to draw a technical line on the budget," said Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, the bill's lead sponsor, who faces a competitive re-election battle.
    Republicans said the effort to help veterans was noble, but the bill was flawed nevertheless.
    Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said the federal government already has six job-training programs for veterans and there is no way to know how well they are working. He argued that making progress on the country's debt was the best way to help veterans in the long-term.
    "We ought to do nothing now that makes the problem worse for our kids and grandkids," Coburn said.
    Democratic officials did not have an estimate for how many veterans would be hired as a result of the legislation. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said much would depend upon the number of applicants. She noted that more than 720,000 veterans are unemployed across the nation, including 220,000 veterans who have served since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She said putting veterans back to work was the cost of war.
    "Instead of meeting us halfway, we have been met with resistance. Instead of saying yes to the nearly 1 million unemployed veterans, it seems some on the other side have spent the last week and a half seeking any way to say no," Murray said.
    The advocacy group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America denounced the vote.
    "This bill was smart bipartisan policy that would put veterans back into service for their communities as policemen, firefighters and first responders," the group's founder and chief executive, Paul Rieckhoff, said in statement. "The result of today's vote creates tremendous doubt that this Congress will be able to pass any additional veterans legislation in 2012. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans should not have to wait until 2013 for critical support from Congress."
    A handful of Republicans joined with Democrats in voting to waive the objection to the bill: Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Dean Heller of Nevada, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Maine's Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Brown and Heller are also in tough re-election contests.
    Heller said he was proud to support the bill.
    "After everything our veterans have done for us, the least we can do is make sure they are afforded every opportunity to thrive here at home," Heller said.

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    KCecala

    2 months ago

    12918 Comments

    This is a disgrace. This country has become a$$ backwards!

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    Irishcop1961

    2 months ago

    50400 Comments

    Bump all.

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    Anonymous

    2 months ago

    It makes me sick that someone can fight for our country, and get kicked in the gut for doing, while illegal aliens receive free healthcare.

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