No Help For Our Veterans
Fly Buzzy is at the Table
Good morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 23, 2015. Our international traveling friend, Fly Buzzy, is with me this morning. Buzzy has been flying here and there trying to determine if our nation's veterans are receiving proper medical treatment. The news is not encouraging. Buzzy has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. He is preparing Bacon and Eggs for your enjoyment. I will be stirring up some delicious Bloody Marys. We hope to see you soon.
And the Lies Continue...
Thank you all for joining me this morning. I am quite distressed to learn that the Veterans Administration is still up to their own tricks. In other words, our veterans are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to healthcare, and top officials are still lying their way through this nightmare. Veterans are still being asked to wait months before they can be seen by a doctor. Despite the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki, everything at the VA is still status quo. The House Veteran Affairs Committee wants to know why over 100 separate requests for information have been ignored. Furthermore, information that has been provided has proven to be false. This mess is dragging on and in the meantime people are dying. The VA is not cooperating, and something has to to be done about this now. It seems like this lack of cooperation is the new norm in America. Committees in Congress investigating serious matters ask for documents that are never produced. All of these people who fail to produce what is asked for should be held in contempt of Congress. We are going to need a bigger jail to accommodate all of them.
The Veterans Administration in Los Angeles reported wait times of four days. The true figure was over thirty days. Veterans are now permitted to seek healthcare privately which is a life saving change. The government hasn't a clue about handling healthcare which is painfully obvious to veterans who have had to deal with the system. The pathetic and infuriating news is that President Obama is trying to eliminate the option of seeking medical care outside of the VA. Someone like Obama simply can't stomach the idea of relinquishing control over Americans from cradle to grave. The government wants to run the show, no matter that they will drive "the show" right into the ground. I am disgusted every time I hear someone point out that, for the most part, the VA is doing a wonderful job. They are not doing any such thing. They are a huge mismanaged bureaucracy without accountability or heart. The combination is and will continue to be deadly unless something drastic is done. Our veterans cannot afford to wait for the turtle paced VA to make things right.
Government Control Spells Disaster
It is high time that we, as Americans, exercise our rights and make our displeasure known. The government just can't get anything right. It's too big, unaccountable, lazy and subject to the political leanings of anyone who is in power. The interference from the Obama administration in all things governmental is unprecedented. President Obama uses the agencies of the government to punish his enemies and re-create the ugly dreams of his father. The government is his personal playground and laboratory. He is fiddling with the Constitution and every aspect of our lives. Far too many employees of these agencies are more than happy to break the law and commit acts that they know are disgusting, if not illegal. Using the VA as an example, shows just how one single individual employee's indifference can cause a death. If an appointment scheduler at the VA removes a name from a wait list and places it at the end of the line, that employee may very well cause a veteran's death. Where is the employee's conscience? The problem with massive government, among many things, is the lack of accountability or consequences for bad work and bad behavior. In the private sector, employees get fired. In the government sphere, they get promoted. It is no wonder that no one trusts the government anymore. It is amazing anything functions at all given the level of incompetence.
When it comes to the health and well-being of our veterans, we do not have the luxury of long committee meetings and investigations that go nowhere. Time is of the essence. Precious lives are at stake. We need to get someone into the VA from the private sector who can get to the heart of the problem and fix it. We need to get someone into the VA who can hand out pink slips are hire competent, caring, responsible people. Let's not talk about it. Let's just do it!
Fly me to the moon
And let me live where I am free
Things are so ugly now
We may be up a tree!