If you look back as far as 2008, when the Veterans Administration was saying . . .
The resources requested in the 2008 budget will enable VA to successfully address the three highest priorities of this Department:
- Provide timely, high-quality health care to those who count on us most – veterans with service-connected disabilities, those with lower incomes, veterans with special health care needs, and those with service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom;
- Address the large increase in claims for compensation and pension benefits while improving processing accuracy for our most challenging compensation claims;
- Ensure the burial needs of veterans and their eligible family 2008 Congressional Submission 1 – 3 members are met, and maintain veterans’ cemeteries as national shrines.
Talk about some creative writing. In light of all the news about the VA, including President Obama’s faux surprise and anger over it, look this document over and ask yourself “who do they think they are kidding?” Answer, the low-information voters who only care that Obama says he cares and says he’s going to do an investigation, bla bla bla. That’s who.
You can see that their budgets have been doing nothing but increasing each and every year, while the known problems they have and challenges they know they face have gone without resolve.
This should be enough evidence that throwing even more money at the problem is not the answer. It needs an overhaul from the top with people who know how to get the job done instead of people who know how to ask for more money.