Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans’ health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are “dishonorable” and will be not be tolerated by his administration.
“I will not stand for it — not as commander in chief but also not as an American,” Obama said following an Oval Office meeting with embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
His administration is under mounting pressure from Capitol Hill to address troubling allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals. The VA Inspector General’s office said late Tuesday that 26 facilities are being investigated nationwide — up from 10 just last week — including a Phoenix hospital where 40 veterans allegedly died while waiting for treatment and staff there kept a secret list of patients waiting for appointments to hide delays in care.
Shinseki, a retired Army four-star general, is facing calls for his resignation from some lawmakers. Obama spoke warmly of Shinseki Wednesday, saying the secretary had poured his heart and soul into his job, but said there would be accountability if the allegations of misconduct are proven to be true. SOURCE
Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are “dishonorable” and will be not be tolerated by his administration.
Now does that mean that the allegations themselves are dishonorable and will not be tolerate or does the AP need better writers that would have made it crystal clear that what was said was *The allegations against the V.A. have uncovered some atrocious and dishonorable acts allegedly committed by the V.A. and those acts will not be tolerated*?
With Obama you just never know.
Excuse me for not having ANY faith in the words spoken by Barack Hussein Obama today.
I sincerely hope I am wrong but this is what I see about to happen; someone at the V.A. will be found culpable, said individual will *fall on their sword*, Shinseki, who has his retirement and benefits sown up will resign and then it’s back to business as usual for the Veterans Administration.
The V.A. has been a total *mess* for as long as I can remember. I personally know of many retired military members, and many others that were separated from the military due to health issues and injuries suffered while on active duty that have done everything possible to obtain private insurance coverage and private medical care simply because it was a well-known fact that the V.A. was/is as likely to kill you as cure you.
“We are going to fix whatever is wrong and so long as I have the privilege of serving as commander in chief, I’m going to keep on fighting to deliver the care and the benefits and the opportunities that you and your families deserve, now and for decades to come,” Obama said.
Barack Hussein Obama is a LIAR!
Wasn’t this the proposal made by Obama and his regime? Obama to Bill Combat Wounded for Medical Care.
“We are going to fix whatever is wrong”; those are the words Obama spoke today, and he is a LIAR! You see, what is wrong is the Obama regime and their treatment and obvious hatred of our military. Barack Hussein Obama and his
husband, uh, wait, sorry, his wife Michelle, and their disgust at having to attend ANY type of activity that is connected to the military is very obvious. Body language and facial expressions tell much more and speak much louder than their words do.
Obama’s statement marked his first public comments on the matter in more than two weeks. Last week, he dispatched his deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors to the VA to oversee a review of department policies.
Let me say this; Obama having his deputy chief of staff, Rob Nabors, oversee a review of department policies at the V.A. is a lot like asking the fox who raided the henhouse.
The Obama administration is not the ONLY administration that bears blame in this V.A. debacle, every President in recent memory has failed to do anything about the V.A. and what goes on in their hospitals and within the V.A. management, so, I hope people realize, I am not just blasting Obama for the ills at the V.A., it’s just the fact that he is the current POTUS and he is making some bold statements about fixing something that may be way beyond repair.
That’s called *letting your mouth write checks that your ass can’t cash*…