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Wed May 28, 2014, 10:29 PM

 

Obama Pledges $700 Billion Bailout of VA

Obama Pledges $700 Billion Bailout of VA

President Barack Obama has called for a $700 billion bailout of the Veterans Administration in response to a growing scandal over veteran abuse and mismanagement at its hospital system.

In a press conference this morning, the president said he was “furious and upset” over revelations that officials at a Phoenix VA hospital covered up the long list of veterans waiting to receive treatment, 40 of whom may have died as a result. Twenty-six hospitals and facilities where similar claims have been reported are now being investigated.

“What we have seen here is mismanagement at the top levels," Obama said. "Abuse, incompetence, and a lack of strict oversight has been going on for years at the VA, and it has ruined people’s lives and forever shaken the American people’s confidence in an important institution.

"That’s why I believe the correct course of action is to have Congress authorize a $700 billion bailout of the VA, so we can bandage up this problem and get the ship back on course.


Thank God that our President is going to bat for our veterans! This bailout will make a huge difference in many lives.

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MannyGoldstein May 2014 OP
itsrobert May 2014 #1
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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 10:45 PM

1. That''s a sarcasm site

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Wed May 28, 2014, 11:58 PM

2. Mannym this really does need to be labled as satire.

Some folks might be mis-led.
One clue is the figure of 700 Billion...the same amount as the great bailout.

I like this paragraph, tho:


“As we learned from past crises such as the Wall Street financial meltdown, asking insiders to fix the problems they created by giving them a bunch of money is a fail-proof strategy. It worked for Wall Street, now let's make it work for our veterans.”

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