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​​The Shadow Rulers of the VA

​​​​​​​How often do Republicans undermine veterans? Here’s a list

Bills To Aid Veterans That Republicans Have Rejected - And Response

GOP: Stop Acting Like You Give a Damn About Our Veterans


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The Clay-Hunt Suicide Prevention Act was signed into law. 

The other 8 WERE blocked by Republican House or Senate members.

The VA Has been Broke for YEARS

Elderly Vets Could Face Benefits Cut Under Trump Budget

August 14, 2018:   The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on


August 10, 2018:  Mulvaney Looks to Weaken Oversight of Military Lending

August 6, 2018:  With the Election Over, Trump Doesn’t Care About Vets Anymore

August 2, 2018:   VA Rips 'Blue Water' Agent Orange Bill, Urges Senate To Sink It

July 31, 2018:    Keeping your chompers covered

July 19, 2018:   Democrats demand investigation into reports of politically

motivated VA firings

July 18, 2018: Trump loyalists at VA shuffling, purging employees before new

secretary takes over

July 17, 2018:  White House: U.S. Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without Cuts

​"Last year, the Trump administration insisted that its regressive tax cuts were so

important, it was worth adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to ensure their

passage. Now, the White House is warning Congress that the United States cannot

afford to add $1.6 billion to the deficit to expand health-care options for veterans."

I know where we can find that $1.6 billion with room to spare!

"The $65 billion gain is nonetheless real – rest assured of that. But only

$36 billion came from Berkshire’s operations. The remaining $29 billion

was delivered to us in December when Congress rewrote the U.S. Tax

Code."    I found the $1.6 billion with room to spare! 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claimed VA success somewhat illusory

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on veterans' health care, economy

The VA’s latest betrayal of Vietnam veterans

​​How a Koch-backed veterans group gained influence in Trump’s Washington

Now Trump is blocking veterans on Twitter.  A possible reason:

Foreign-born recruits, promised citizenship by the Pentagon, flee the country

to avoid deportation

August 9, 2018:  The Army Temporarily Stops Discharging Immigrant Recruits,

Report Says

July 6, 2018:   Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

July 5, 2018:   AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

June 26, 2018:   Trump’s VA pick, a longtime aide to polarizing politicians, has

defended extreme views

June 19, 2018:   VA reviews cases after firing Arkansas pathologist found to be


June 17, 2018:   Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from

the public

​June 15, 2018:   Wife of Marine veteran could soon be deported

​As Frank Luntz tweeted:

• She doesn’t have a criminal record. • Her and her husband have 2 children.

• Her husband voted for Donald Trump.

April 5, 2018:   ICE is moving to deport a veteran after Mattis assured that

would not happen

UPDATE - July 26, 2018  -  ICE to deport wife of Marine, Iraq veteran Aug. 3

​April 1, 2018:   As many as 11,800 military families face deportation issues,

group says

They served in the U.S. military and hoped for citizenship. They got deported 

and  Foreign-born recruits, promised citizenship by the Pentagon, flee the

country to avoid deportation 

Does the United States Deport Military Veterans?  YES

"You're making a veteran suffer": Veteran's wife addresses Trump

as she heads back to Mexico

The story behind this powerful photo of deported military veterans saluting

the U.S. flag

The other reason?  Another Trump broken promise?  

May 9, 2018 -  Demand For Veteran Counseling Puts Stress On The Counselors

April 30, 2018 -  ‘Who the hell is this person?’ Trump’s Mar-a-Lago pal stymies

VA project

April 24, 2018 -  Watchdog Report Points to Power Struggle Involving VA Pick  and  Trump says embattled VA pick Ronny Jackson 'making a decision' on future: 'I wouldn't do it'

​​March 28, 2018 - Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief Shulkin, nominates personal physician to replace him

David Shulkin out, Ronny Jackson in as VA secretary

March 14, 2018  -  “Commander” Zinke Cannot Help Himself from Screwing Over Veterans

March 9, 2018 -  Shulkin cancels meetings with Trump appointees amid VA strife: report

‘It’s killing the agency’: Ugly power struggle paralyzes Trump’s plan to fix veterans’ care

Mutiny at the Department of Veterans Affairs?

March 5, 2018 - More Bad News For Immigrant Military Recruits Who Were Promised US Citizenship

March 1, 2018 - DHS offers to drop deportation case against wife of 7th Special Forces Group vet

February 28, 2018 -  In any other presidency, our 'insufficiently accurate' secretary of Veterans Affairs would be gone

Miami VA medical center gave inaccurate HIV test results to veterans, agency says

Wife of 7th Special Forces Group vet faces deportation under tighter immigration rules

February 14, 2018 -  VA chief of staff doctored email to cover up travel expenses, inspector general finds

February 9, 2018 -  Veterans back Murfreesboro VA, but system still 'jacked up'

January 17, 2018 -   Auditors raise more concerns about Denver VA hospital costs

January 15, 2018 -  Vet suing VA after discovering scalpel left in body for years

January 5, 2018 -  Durbin pulls back on call to close Quincy veterans home hounded by deadly water problems

January 4, 2018 -  Illinois governor takes up residence in veterans home

December 21, 2017 -  Illegal VA policy allows hiring since 2002 of medical  workers with revoked licenses

December 12, 2017 -  VA Makes Decision on Expansion of Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

December 6, 2017 -  VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump's commitment  - OOPS - They got caught!   VA tried to reallocate $460 million earmarked for homeless veterans. Now it says that won’t

happen. OOPS!   The VA's sneak attack on homeless veterans

WHY?   Paralyzed Veterans of America et al v. U.S. DOT

December 3, 2017 -  USA TODAY Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care

November 25, 2017 -  VA doctor, barred from seeing patients, paid $1M despite 'no job responsibilities’

No prosecution in over-budget Aurora veterans hospital

November 24, 2017 -  ​​Exploiting Veterans for Profit

November 9, 2017 -   Senators author bill forcing VA to report more problem medical providers, faster

November 2, 2017 -   VA Delays Key Agent Orange Decisions

October 25, 2017 -  New VA hospital rankings: The worst still the worst

October 11, 2017 -  VA conceals shoddy care and health workers' mistakes

VA Paid Millions In Settlements To Problem Employees, According To Scathing USA Today Report

The Refugees instead of Veterans Argument is Bogus: (Rated R)


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​​Military Pay Raises - 2004 to 2018


Vietnam Era:

Can we get the Department of Veterans Affairs to start DOING THEIR JOB?!!!

This is UNACCEPTABLE: 200 veterans die waiting for care as troubled Phoenix VA builds new backlog

Wow! @VP tells how he feels about Donald Trump and PTSD:


Veterans Affairs: The way our government is repaying our veterans for their service and sacrifice to our nation borders on criminal!  

The Obama Administration had 8 years to fix the VA!   But the GOP got in the way....

2009: (All Different Places!)

VA looking into possible contamination at medical facilities

VA: 16 Patients From Clinics Infected

Doctor: HIV infections will never be traced to VA

Veterans exposed to viruses, claim V.A. avoided responsibility


VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV


​​Walter Reed Was The Army's Wake-Up Call In 2007


Injured Vet Turned Away By VA Hospital In Dallas

Veterans Are Dying Because Some VA Nurses Don't Know What The Hell They're Doing


N.Y. hospital patients potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis through reused insulin pens

And This Was Called Care? The Walter Reed Story

The Red Tape Diaries - Veteran Benefits (Apologize for Language)

Money alone is never the solution. Proper use of the money and assets is the key. My 30-year experience in facility management, construction document project management and customer service will come in handy when I personally work to fix all of these issues.

Issues you ask?   ​The Red Tape Diaries - A Modernized Department of Veterans Affairs

So changes were made:   ​The Red Tape Diaries - VA Reform

The problems cost a man his job:   Obama accepts resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki


Second patient claims VA hospital discharged him with needle in arm

Don't blame Obama!    What’s in Veterans Affairs’ $164 Billion Budget?

GOP blocks veterans bill

Senate rejects bill on veterans benefits

​"Wrangling over an issue -- veterans -- that often receives bipartisan support, the legislation died on a vote of 56-41, with only two Republicans voting for it.

Most Republicans said it was too large, too costly and would burden a Department of Veterans Affairs already struggling to keep up with promised benefits."


307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

​Jon Stewart vs. VA: How TV host raged against red tape​

Controversial VA projects waste billions, say government reports and lawmakers


Barry Coates dead; veteran was at heart of VA scandal

VA Hospitals Scandal

VA still plagued by problems two years after scandal

VA bosses in 7 states falsified vets' wait times for care

VA reverses course, releases health care quality data

Report: VA staff left veteran's body in shower nine hours, tried to hide mistakes

Exclusive: Internal documents detail secret VA quality ratings

Secretary of Defense Orders Pentagon Suspend the Collection of Bonuses From California National Guard Soldiers

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