<quoted text>In Obama's world, 9-11 was just an act of workplace violence.
I thought you were a veteran??
Veterans support Obama, here's why;
Eric Shinseki, VA Chief, Charts Solid Gains For Veterans
" WASHINGTON -- After Eric Shinseki took over a sleepy Department of Veterans Affairs four years ago, he decided some change was due. For one thing, those 154,000 homeless veterans living as beggars on the streets.
After some study, Shinseki, a decorated Vietnam veteran wounded twice in battle, ordered that the VA would not just reduce veteran homelessness -- it would end it. And end it by 2015.
The bureaucrats of the VA, a sprawling $140 billion empire that operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, sends veterans to college, insures their lives, guarantees their home mortgages and manages their burials, weren’t used to having someone over their heads barking orders. They certainly weren’t used to publicly announced deadlines.
"When I put that out, there was a lot of wind being sucked through teeth," Shinseki told The Huffington Post during a rare interview.
In combat, he explained, commanders never have perfect knowledge, never have enough time, never enough resources. "Sometimes you just gotta launch, and fight your way through the unknowns," he said.
That approach -- setting high goals, announcing them to the public, and then challenging and enabling people to reach them, marks Shinseki's tenure as VA secretary on this Veterans Day, nearly four years after he was drafted out of retirement by then President-elect Barack Obama. It may be that despite his many critics, the VA under Shinseki is nailing down reforms and expansion of services that have eluded previous VA chiefs for years.
In his first interview granted to a national news organization, Shinseki took time to ask that everyone take time Sunday to thank a veteran. "Don't hesitate -- just say thanks … this is the perfect opportunity. More importantly, if you are in a position to hire, hire a veteran. They will be the best employees you have."
Among his achievements so far: moving 31,000 chronically homeless veterans off the streets and into permanent housing last year and enrolling them in health treatment, substance abuse programs and job training. That work has dropped the homeless veteran population to 65,000 and put the agency on track to achieve Shinseki's 2015 goal on time, said Vincent Kane, director of the VA's homeless programs. "The end of 2015," Kane stressed.
It looks as if the VA will achieve another major Shinseki goal that sent gasps through the bureaucracy: ending the notorious backlog of pension and compensation claims by 2013.
The results, he stresses, have been achieved by the agency's 300,000 employees working under his management credo. "I have spent a lifetime watching kids make mistakes," he said, "because they were not trained or well led or properly motivated to do well. I never faulted the kids; rather, I saw opportunity to train, to motivate, to improve leadership -- not to punish the individual." Seeking to instill the same approach inside the VA, Shinseki started its first leadership training program.
But daunting challenges lie ahead as the VA struggles to serve two vastly different generations: the aging veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, whose need for geriatric care is dramatically driving up the VA's health care costs, and the younger Americans surging off the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
After Bush ignored veterans issues, the scandal at Walter Reed Hospital - all under Bush.
But you're angry because Obama spends more money to help our veterans.
You never answered the 'sweepers question'. You never served your nation.
You're a complete fraud.