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VA To Get Huge Bucket of Money

The U.S. Senate has just agreed (June 5, 2014) to authorize $500 million to hire new doctors and nurses for Veterans Administration hospitals, because, according to ultra liberal senator Bernie Sanders, the VA simply doesn't have enough staff to handle the patients they have. Seems reasonable enough, except...

Why $500 million? The Senators don't know -- and don't care -- because it's not their money and they're incompetents deserving removal.

It's a nice round number. It's nice and big. It sounds pretty good. Someone picked it out of thin air. How much money is actually needed? They don't give a sh!t -- "At least we did something," they say, and in time for the evening news, who will swallow it, along with most of the public, without asking anything or thinking. Military "champions" like John McCain have been ignoring the complaints for decades, and now they're all blustery about it. What a deceitful sack of embarrassing unrepresentatives they all are, according to leading experts.

If it was a private business, the decision to hire people would be based on what's actually needed and affordable, not some grant of money in round figures with no attachment to reality, absolutely primed for waste, fraud, misuse, bogus allocations, lack of controls, and with as much oversight as the number itself. It's a federal fubar snafu waiting to happen -- before it's reallocated again, forever.

All bills for new taxes must arise in the House. Where this money might come from to pay for the Senate's largesse was unimaginable at press time. The federal government is broke and running on debt that can never be repaid. Have a nice day.

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