VA: 57,000 veterans waiting for month...

VA: 57,000 veterans waiting for months for appointment

There are 68 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 9, 2014, titled VA: 57,000 veterans waiting for months for appointment. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

"This data shows the extent of the system problems we face," acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson said, "problems that demand immediate actions."

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#22 Jun 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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An E2 makes $1,699.71 a month and he/she gets room and board and medical.
Not according to the web for 2014:

http://www.military-ranks.org/army/private-pa...
El oh El

Webster, MA

#23 Jun 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PS: The Cold War and the two Bush wars are over. Now's the time to start taking care of those who served in those wars.
Tell that to the families of the 5 killed by friendly fire. Ohh wait, that doesnt fit the narrative... My bad.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#24 Jun 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You don't have a clue as to how the US budget is prepared, boy.
PS: The Cold War and the two Bush wars are over. Now's the time to start taking care of those who served in those wars.
That will be impossible since Obama turned the 5 worst terrorist loose to attack again and again, our troops will never get any rest at this rate.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#25 Jun 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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We can agree that it was a mess when Bush handed it to him.
Yes and when Clinton handed it to Bush.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#26 Jun 10, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Yes and when Clinton handed it to Bush.
Did Clinton hand Bush the obscene invasion of Iraq, and its costs in money and lives?
El oh El

Webster, MA

#27 Jun 10, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Not according to the web for 2014:
http://www.military-ranks.org/army/private-pa...
What? Facts? What would you bring facts to the table?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#28 Jun 10, 2014
El oh El wrote:
<quoted text>What? Facts? What would you bring facts to the table?
Barefoot and I were talking about the $10.00 hour wage increase Obama wanted to give out and I said check the military knowing they make a lot less. She did and the figures she gave me were more than what the web has and I sent her the web site so she could check them.

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#29 Jun 10, 2014
57000 Veterans waiting for months.
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Now we know exactly what's going to happen with Obamacare.

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When will democrats pay the price?
.It's a very high one too.
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But they must be punished for their lies and deceit.
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It's not nice to fool the American public.
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They don't take kindly to that sort of thing.
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Retribution will be severe and long lasting.

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#30 Jun 10, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Did Clinton hand Bush the obscene invasion of Iraq, and its costs in money and lives?
Clinton did that when he let Osama Bin Laden go when we had him pinned to a wall.
Yes. It's Clinton's fault all the way. Stop lying. It ruins your smile.:) Ballboy.

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#31 Jun 10, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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actually, I believe he was captain of a nuke sub,
Nope.

And you are a little slow on the naming of the submarine, USS Jimmy Carter.

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#32 Jun 10, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
57000 Veterans waiting for months.
Fewer waiting now than when Bush was president.

And the ***REPUBLICANS***** in the Senate refused to pass the bill FEBRUARY to open 27 new clinics that would reduce waiting time.

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#33 Jun 10, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
Now we know exactly what's going to happen with Obamacare.
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Obamacare has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH the VA.

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#34 Jun 10, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton did that when he let Osama Bin Laden go.
In actual fact, Clinton fired over one hundred missiles to try to kill Bin :Laden.

And George Bush knew EXACTLY where Bin Laden was at- within 30 feet- and BUSH did not sign off on the kill.

You see, puss, the rest of the entire world has access to the facts no matter how hard you lie your azz off, eggman.

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#35 Jun 10, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Barefoot and I were talking about the $10.00 hour wage increase Obama wanted to give out and I said check the military knowing they make a lot less.
And I said that Senior Citizen was full of [email protected] and I promptly shoved the facts up her big fat azz.

It turns out that not only was she wrong, she wasn't even close.

And the CBO says the AVERAGE pay of someone in the US military is $99,000 a year- salary and benefits, combined.

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#36 Jun 10, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Yes and when Clinton handed it to Bush.
Of course, Honey, the difference was: Clinton didn't get this country into two wars, and Bush did, and part of the cost, Sugar Plum, was 80,000 severely injured US soldiers were added to the VA roles and Bush did nothing to help them.

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#37 Jun 10, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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you sound like an expert...you made it all the way up to E2?
I started above E2, iggy.

But even you should be able to read a chart.

I understand you can't though.

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#38 Jun 10, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Not according to the web for 2014:
http://www.military-ranks.org/army/private-pa...
Honey, you aren't familiar with military ranks- well, I haven't seen anything that you are familiar with- but I and no one else is surprised that you would pick the very lowest pay on the chart and insist that would be a typical pay.

Honey: a private is (depending on branch of service) E-1 to E3, and it is hard to find anyone below the rank of E-2 outside of boot camp or a military prison.

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#39 Jun 10, 2014
Here's a more typical pay, Honey:

http://www.military-ranks.org/army/private-fi...

Same chart, move your fat finger over.

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#40 Jun 10, 2014
PS: gumdrop... that is BASE pay.

There are allowances on top of that depending on duty and marital status.

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#41 Jun 11, 2014
Democrats will have to w 57000 years to win another election after their South Korean Ferry Boat Captain in Chief gets done with them.
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As the boat sinks, Obama is running away in his underwear and helping terrorists and traitors instead.
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Father time will not remember Obama favorably.
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He started out as a great hope for black Americans and is ending his time as a huge failure and embarrassment for black Americans..
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It's of his own doing. He can't blame anyone but himself,,,and maybe Moochelle. She's as big an embarrassment as he is.

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