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#VAFail - VA Spends Millions Promoting Obamacare Instead of Getting Veterans Their Benefits

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner discovered that the Department of Veterans Affairs spent AT LEAST $6 million (with more potentially unaccounted for) on promoting the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”). The unquestionably political nature of that realization could stand alone as the FAIL, but the Examiner went on to make a very scary and eye-opening comparison:

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, November 25th 2015

#VAFail – VA Employees Still Covering Up Wait Times, Still Getting Bonuses

Fun fact: here is the definition you find when you look up the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oxford Dictionary: “overly concerned with procedure at the expense of efficiency or common sense.” Okay, maybe not, but it might as well be. In reality, that is actually the definition for the adjective “bureaucratic,” an adjective that over the past year and a half perfectly describes the department.

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, November 18th 2015

#VAFail – Sec. McDonald Still Making Up Accountability Numbers

Secretary McDonald’s most recent statement on VA accountability: “We have proposed disciplinary action against 300 individuals for manipulating scheduling.” The real number: 15. Yes, 15.

By Phil Hegseth | Friday, November 13th 2015

#VAFail – The VA's $23 Million Vacation

Remember that time your boss told you to take the day off, with pay, for the next month…? Yeah, me either. More than 2,500 VA employees know that feeling, though.

By Phil Hegseth | Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

#VAFail – VA Silent While Washington Special Interests Trump Veterans

Not only is the VA failing to hold its employees accountable, but they’re also running scared and hiding behind smoke and mirrors when someone else tries to bring true accountability.

By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, October 22nd 2015