Veterans Administration

RINOs and Democrats Still Pushing Transgenders on the Military

Just when we thought the issue of transgenders in the military had finally been laid to rest, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced their co-sponsorship of an amendment to force the armed forces to retain and recruit transgender personnel.

CMR Report: President Trump’s Guidance Will Direct Officials to End Obama Transgender Policies

President Trump has apparently issued guidance to ensure that limited military resources will not be misused to indulge transgender demands and theories that are contradicted by biological realities, science, and common sense.

Next Step: Formally Revoke Obama-Era Military Transgender Policy Directives

The next step is to formalize what the Commander-in-Chief announced on July 26.  The Pentagon must formally revoke expendable Obama-era administrative directives, which were written in consultation with LGBT activist groups.

IG Let Veterans Affairs Officials Alter Report to Absolve VA in Deaths

Mark Flatten, Washington Examiner

Crucial language that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs inspector general could not “conclusively” prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.

Vets. Admin. Lied Repeatedly to Congress

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) misled Congress on the number of veteran deaths in its health care system, adding to a growing list of untruths that VA has told congressmen trying to investigate the scandal-plagued dept. The House Comm. on Veterans Affairs is the latest victim of VA’s dishonesty.

House R's Set to Create HUGE New Entitlement Program

Erick Erickson, Red State

“Total VA spending has increased by 56% to $152 billion since 2009, yet the crisis has only gotten worse.” The House Republicans’ solution is to spend even more.

Millions in 'Sordid' Bonuses Paid to top VA Admin

Mark Flatten, Washington Examiner

Hefty performance bonuses were paid last year to 64 VA medical directors who oversaw hospitals, including some where patient wait lists were falsified and preventable patient deaths occurred.

Rush: VA Scandal Proves Gov't Bureaucracy Can't Handle Healthcare

Tea Party News Network Staff

Rush explains that the VA mess proves that gov't should exit the healthcare business. "It's something that a bureaucracy just can’t handle. If you want to know where we’re headed as a country with healthcare, take a look at the VA... this is the course that’s been charted if we don’t change it."

Why The VA Scandal Sticks

Michael Gerson, Real Clear Politics

The WH's response indicates a strategy of persuasion: Pick a minor scapegoat, institute an inconsequential reform, claim broad support, then insist that the whole matter is old news. In a presidency defined by healthcare ambitions & debates, the VA scandal is likely to stick as a summary & a parody. 

WALKER: THE LINGERING COST OF DEFENSE

Veterans need the nation’s help to cope with their hidden trauma.

Mark Levin on VA: Get Rid Of "Central Bureaucracy," Try A Voucher System

Real Clear Politics Staff

"We don't need a Veterans Administration. We need quality timely medical care for our veterans. And no matter how many times, especially this president says they're going to fix it, they're not, it's impossible. Maybe every member of Congress should resign. Maybe Obama should resign. They're all in on it." 

RNC Demands Indep. Investigation into VA

Ramsey Cox, The Hill

RNC Chair Reince Priebus demanded an independent investigation of 40 recent deaths at Vets. Affairs hospitals. His comments came after Obama appointed a White House official to look into the matter. 

How Veterans Can Fight Back Against VA Abuse

Derrick Storms, Daily Caller

Violations of constitutional rights by gov't agents have consequences and veterans need to learn how to fight back. Veterans are entitled to sue VA officials personally for violating their constitutional rights. Vets must start fighting for their rights and the benefits they deserve.