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Obama pledges to uphold 'sacred trust' with veterans
« on: May 24, 2014, 08:10:56 AM »
Obama pledges to uphold 'sacred trust' with veterans


WASHINGTON  Sat May 24, 2014 6:04am EDT
 

 
(Reuters) - At the end of a week rocked by allegations of mismanagement and cover-ups at the Veterans Affairs agency, President Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to again vow to make sure veterans get the necessary medical care.

"Let's keep working to make sure that our country upholds our sacred trust to all who've served," Obama said in his address, slated to air on Memorial Day holiday weekend, when Americans honor their war dead.

"In recent weeks, we've seen again how much more our nation has to do to make sure all our veterans get the care they deserve," he said.

Obama this week responded personally to a growing furor that veterans had suffered long delays in receiving healthcare, making clear that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's job could be on the line.

Shinseki is slated to give Obama the preliminary results of a review of the scope of the problems next week. Obama has assigned Rob Nabors, one of his top aides, to conduct his own look into what happened. Nabors' review is due next month.

The agency's inspector general, an independent watchdog, is also investigating the allegations. Its review is due in August.

Republican lawmakers are planning investigations and have criticized Obama for being slow to respond.

"Now that we've ended the war in Iraq, and as our war in Afghanistan ends as well, we have to work even harder as a nation to make sure all our veterans get the benefits and opportunities they've earned," Obama said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/24/us-usa-obama-veterans-idUSBREA4N04720140524?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 08:12:17 AM by rangerrebew »
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Re: Obama pledges to uphold 'sacred trust' with veterans
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 08:14:01 AM »
 :mauslaff: 000hehehehe Sure he does -  :pigs fly:
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Re: Obama pledges to uphold 'sacred trust' with veterans
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 08:23:55 AM »
Why did it take this clown five years to discover this "sacred trust"???   :peeonobama:
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Re: Obama pledges to uphold 'sacred trust' with veterans
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 08:40:23 AM »
Why did it take this clown five years to discover this "sacred trust"???   :peeonobama:


This excerpt is from the Clinton/Obama debates of 2008 and shows this to be just another Obama broken promise:

Clinton:

I will restore the (Bill) Clinton-era policy that opened the VA’s excellent and cost-effective health care system to all veterans who seek to enroll. I will make a long-term commitment to the VA system to ensure it is adequately funded and has the capacity to avoid backlogs and to handle greater enrollments. And I will provide coverage through my American Health Choices Plan to all veterans who choose not to use the VA system.

I will commit to getting a fair, accurate and timely decision for every veteran filing a disability claim. I will increase the number of qualified VA evaluators to reduce the backlog of claims. I will provide fast-track training for new claims specialists and expand the Benefits at Discharge Program to smooth the transition from service to discharge for all those who serve their country.

I want to enact a new GI Bill of Rights for the 21st century that will resurrect the spirit of the original 1944 GI Bill and offer service members, veterans and their families with expanded education, housing and entrepreneurial benefits.

Obama:

We’ll build a 21st century VA and fully fund the VA medical center. The VA will also be at the cutting edge of my plan for universal health care, with better preventive care, more research and specialty treatment, and more vet centers, particularly in places like the Valley, where our veterans have to travel hours just to get basic care.

I will revamp an overburdened benefits system by hiring additional workers and creating an electronic system that is fully linked up to military records and the VA’s health network.

I’ll expand housing vouchers, and I’ll launch a new supportive services housing program to prevent at-risk veterans and their families from sliding into homelessness….We need a GI Bill for the 21st century. An Obama administration will expand access to education for our veterans and increase benefits to keep pace with rising costs.
 :peeonobama:

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2008/03/hillary-clinton-and-barack-obama-answer-your-questions/
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 08:41:54 AM by rangerrebew »
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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