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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#62 Jun 11, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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It was RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE WEB SITE I SENT YOU
Honey, I had to point out to you that you used the lowest pay grade of a private in boot camp and tried to pretend it was typical pay for an Army Private.

And what you haven't done is to prove that one single word of what I posted was wrong.

So do stop pretending typical members of the US military are on food stamps- it isn't true, one percent make so little money that they require food stamps.

And those that do are ALREADY GETTING PAID MORE THAN THE TYPICAL LOWER PAY GRADE MEMBERS.

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#63 Jun 11, 2014
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BTW it also showed a Specialist 4 class -.
BTW: the military pay grades include four star generals and admirals.

I understand with your panties pull down around your ankles you want to move the goal posts.

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#64 Jun 11, 2014
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Lets take this one step more - Obama is screaming for a minimum wage of $10.00 an hour - go and check what a PVT makes per MONTH. The people on unemployment make more than the PVT's do and they are WORKING. The people on unemployment should all be ready to retire they have been on it for years.
I copy SC because she seems to forget where the goal posts are.

She insists that people who would make $10 an hour make more than Privates (E1-E3) in the US military make.

That claim is **** BUSTED *****.
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#65 Jun 11, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Honey, I had to point out to you that you used the lowest pay grade of a private in boot camp and tried to pretend it was typical pay for an Army Private.
And what you haven't done is to prove that one single word of what I posted was wrong.
So do stop pretending typical members of the US military are on food stamps- it isn't true, one percent make so little money that they require food stamps.
And those that do are ALREADY GETTING PAID MORE THAN THE TYPICAL LOWER PAY GRADE MEMBERS.
For the second time: I told you I took the one that was printed so you could comprehend what your eyes/brain might see.

The military is under paid - they make less than the deadbeats. ONE military on food stamps is TOO MANY.

Do you have a memory problem to the posts responding to? You have to post 4 or five times against the same post to answer the questions or to make a point.

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#66 Jun 11, 2014
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For the second time: I told you I took the one that was printed
You picked the lowest level pay rate with no time in rate for a reason,honey.

Do you lie to your husband with that same mouth?

YOU PICKED THE LOWEST NUMBER OUT OF THE TWO DOZEN PAY RATES FOR A REASON.

Don't lie about it, it really makes you look stupid thinking you didn't.

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#67 Jun 11, 2014
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The military is under paid - they make less than the deadbeats.
I wonder if you expect your children to tell the truth because clearly- as in other aspects of your life- you have failed as a parent.

The US military pay raises automatically with the cost of living. The E-1 standing naked on day one gets $1,378.80 a month **PAY** and then gets FREE HOSUING, FREE FOOD, and FREE HEALTH INSURANCE.

The last time the US minimum wage increased was in 2009.

Minimum wage earners do not get a cost of living increase. They do not get health insurance. They do not get free room and board.

PS: Wipe your chin, Shirley.

PPS: If you want military to get a pay raise, talk to CONGRESS which determines pay and compensation.

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#68 Jun 11, 2014
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You have to post 4 or five times against the same post to answer the questions or to make a point.
Honey, I am addressing your memory disorder, I know you can't hold two thoughts at the same time.

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#69 Jun 11, 2014
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ONE military on food stamps is TOO MANY.
You keep insisting that one private in the US Army should make more money for doing exactly the same job as the second just because he or she got married and had a few kids.

An E-1 is at the bottom of the pay scale. That is $18,378 and he gets ROOM and BOARD and HEALTH INSURANCE on top of pay. An e-3 PRIVATE makes $21,664.80 and he gets ROOM and BOARD and HEALTH INSURANCE on top of pay.

In the business world : 18 and 19 year old with (maybe) a high school diploma is making $15,080 for a full-time, year-round worker.

And no one pays for the rent and board and health care for him.

http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitl...

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