Thursday, June 30, 2016

Apparently, Obama's rainbow matters more than veterans' care...

While insufficient care and waits persisted throughout VA facilities across the country, the administration's fanfare of the day has been how the Pentagon has ended the ban on transgender troops in the military. Hopelessly out of touch. Well here's a couple of story you won't here the media go out of their way to tell Americans who care about their soldiers. First, the VA's suicide hotline is failing veterans in crisis...
USAToday: More than a third of troubled veterans are not getting through to the best trained suicide-hotline staffers because of poor work habits at the Department of Veteran's Affairs' call center, according to VA emails obtained by USA TODAY.

Some workers handle only one to five calls each day and leave before their shifts end even though phone lines have gotten busier, the emails say. As a result, 35% to 50% of the calls roll over to back-up centers where workers have less training to deal with the emotional problems of former servicemembers.
Secondly, it looks like the VA is now colluding with unions to rally against reform!
FreeBeacon: An official at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital is helping the largest federal employee union oppose efforts to reform the agency’s network of hospitals.

The public affairs officer at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming has advertised a rally organized by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) next week to protest recommendations made by members of an independent commission that would overhaul VA healthcare, according to internal communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Shameful. But, no, we gotta celebrate military transgenderism. What the hell that ailment has to do with serving and securing our nation is anyone's guess. Another politically correct PR stunt from the Obama administration to further degrade the most powerful military force in the world while ignoring the real needs of our veterans would be my best guess.

Related link: New Legislation Would Let Vets Get Care Outside the VA

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