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Should VA administrators and employees be asked to pay back the millions of dollars in bonus money?


VA administrators and employees were paid millions of our dollars for outstanding performance when most of them knew the reported numbers were false. Many veterans died while waiting for medical treatment, even while the employees were out spending their bonus money. This was not limited to just the Phoenix VA but was happening all over the country. Some of the higher level VA administrators should probably go to jail for causing these needless deaths because they were fully aware the performance reports were being manipulated within the system. This should not be dropped and forgotten.

 

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Your correct, it should be a wake up call but it will not happen. Obamacare was merely a step in the direction of the single payer system. When Obamacare fails, and it will, they will rush in with a solution to the problem. Single payer.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Hello Patti - Nobody in this administration has been held accountable for anything, why start now? If threatened with punishment all they do is retire with full benefits and a fat paycheck every month for the rest of their lives.

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Jim, I guess most of realize this is just more money stolen from the taxpayers to further fatten their own wallets. I know they will never pay it back but would hope this ends their bonus program for poor job performance.

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Tsad - Perhaps the single largest contributor to poor performance is the fact they can't be fired no matter what?


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Thanks for the comment. To make this happen we would have to get the "band of thieves" to take action against some of the other "thieves" and we all know that will never happen. We might ask them to repay some of the money they have stolen.

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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Jim, there is no way I could not agree with you. It makes me wonder how many years this has been going on, and how many billions have been paid out for bonus checks.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    Thanks Bill, I may just write a hub on this one.

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 2 years ago

    How about replacing them with vets! Oh no, that would mean replacing them with republicans, for the most part.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    I just wonder if anyone in power will consider doing this? So far nobody has been fired or punished for anything they have done.