weaselzippers;House Veterans Affairs Chairman: We'll Be Forced To Take Legislative Action If Obama Won't Fix Veteran Issues
Easier to cut earned benefits over unearned entitlements.
Via The DC
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee slammed President Obama’s record on veteran issues ahead of Obama’s sixth State of the Union address Tuesday, declaring that Congress “will be forced to take legislative action” to hold the administration accountable.Republican Rep. Jeff Miller blasted Obama’s inability to hold his Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for its backlog of unprocessed veteran benefit claims, preventable veteran deaths at VA clinics, and a recent website glitch that exposed the personal information of thousands of veterans to theft.“Veterans issues deserve more than just a passing reference during the upcoming State of the Union address, so I hope President Obama will take the opportunity to demonstrate a substantive commitment to providing the leadership that has so far been lacking at his Department of Veterans Affairs,” Miller said in a statement.“VA’s widespread and systemic lack of accountability is exacerbating all of its most pressing problems, including the department’s stubborn disability benefits backlog, a mounting toll of preventable veteran deaths at VA medical centers across the country and VA’s continued inability to protect the personal info of America’s more than 20 million veterans,” Miller said.
Thank You The DC and Dapandico.