NPR: Investigation Into The VA Reveals A Culture Of Retaliation Against Whistleblowers


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    1. If we go with the top five shootings of this year, Parkland, Houston, The church outside of San Antonio and youtube, then the VA shooting in No cal is top five. Pretty sad stuff too.
      None of these things has anything to do with what is being suggested in the Westervelt investigation and presentation, it’s good journalism on the most expensive government program in the country and the most exploited population by politicians. You would think the Walter Reed debacle would have done it, but it just drags from one committee to the next.

    2. Well, there was a recent shooting at a VA facility albeit targeted. But, recently and for quite some time, mass shootings are most likely carried out by disenfranchised youth with racist and extremist viewpoints exacerbated by fundamental christianity and other groups. Veterans are more likely to take their own lives than other peoples. You are grossly confusing one issue with another. And, it should be overwhelmingly obvious, that the most expendable people in the eyes of government, are military. (aside from whoever they are bombing today) To suggest the VA is protected from a conspiracy to incite mass shootings is ridiculous on many counts. You might consider the shootings are real, but maybe multiple agendas have ops in place to direct traffic after. That would be more in line with the evidence. Look how quiet the Houston shooting is.

    3. I think another legitimate question raised by understanding the push back comes from up high, is :
      Is the VA being used as a warehouse for assets and informants that know too much, for keeping them close, and keeping them fed with hush money ? I wonder if mandatory lie detector tests for VA management, would send shivers down a few spines with fat wallets.

    4. This is what happens when hiring is done through favoritism, and employees have no accountability for their actions. Effective reform would be cutting the number of administrative personnel in half, and using the money that was being wasted paying them for nothing on patient care instead.

    5. From boot camp to grave, the veterans are exploited. I’ve never understood why you just don’t give us a card, so we can go to any hospital that is convenient. The VA must be a feeding trough, there is no other reason to have it. One thing we know for sure, it does not exist to ensure quality care. I heard this audio today, props to NPR for submitting it to VT. Westervelt did his job.

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