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:
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
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
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.