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Re: House VA chairman: Shinseki did an 'absolutely abysmal job'
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 11:20:23 AM »
That he did but the problem is bigger than just General Shinseki! It is systemic!

When you have no authority to make the changes necessary to run the agency efficiently it becomes an impossible task regardless of who holds the title!  You simply cannot just fire civil service employees even when they CLEARLY need firing and without that authority it is impossible to run any large organization effectively!

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Re: House VA chairman: Shinseki did an 'absolutely abysmal job'
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 11:43:35 AM »
That he did but the problem is bigger than just General Shinseki! It is systemic!

When you have no authority to make the changes necessary to run the agency efficiently it becomes an impossible task regardless of who holds the title!  You simply cannot just fire civil service employees even when they CLEARLY need firing and without that authority it is impossible to run any large organization effectively!

Yep...but I remain unconvinced that Shinseki's termination would do anything to help correct any problems at VA.  All it would do is force a very bitter confirmation battle over whomever was selected to replace him.  While that is going on, the individual VA Medical Centers will continue to run things their own way, which by the way is exactly how Congress has directed the VA to operate.


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Re: House VA chairman: Shinseki did an 'absolutely abysmal job'
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 11:47:29 AM »
Yep...but I remain unconvinced that Shinseki's termination would do anything to help correct any problems at VA.  All it would do is force a very bitter confirmation battle over whomever was selected to replace him.  While that is going on, the individual VA Medical Centers will continue to run things their own way, which by the way is exactly how Congress has directed the VA to operate.

I think I essentially agreed with you above but in case I didn't make it clear there. I'll do it here!

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Re: House VA chairman: Shinseki did an 'absolutely abysmal job'
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 11:48:52 AM »

That he did but the problem is bigger than just General Shinseki! It is systemic!


Yep, been a problem for a very, very long time.  It's nothing new.

The solution, of course, is for the government to take healthcare over completely.  Then everyone can enjoy the same treatment and veterans will no longer be discriminated against.

Liberal logic at it's best...
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