On Wednesday, President Obama spoke out on the growing Veterans' Administration (VA) scandal, and sounded as weak, and ineffectual and ever. Rather than acting decisively on behalf of those who have sacrificed so much to protect this nation, Obama wants to make excuses and wait for the "IG report," before taking action. "We have to find out first of all what exactly happened. And I don’t want to get ahead of the IG report or the other investigations that are being done," Obama said.
Obama as well as his Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, both claim they had no idea that VA hospitals throughout the country were simply deleting the names of veterans waiting for care, allowing many of these men to die while waiting for treatment.
As the list of hospitals engaged in the process seems to expand on a daily basis, it has become painfully obvious that it is common practice within the VA healthcare system. However, as we have seen time and time again, with this administration, there simply is no accountability, nor honesty.
At this point, there are more than two dozen VA hospitals which have been caught in this scandal. But, Obama still claims no responsibility, and as usual, claimed he only learned that our veterans are dying while waiting on the VA's secret lists when the mainstream press began to report it.
While the man who promised us "the most transparent administration in history," but who has given us the most secretive administration in history and, though he has been president for more than five years, still blames the country's ills on George Bush, lacks the courage to ever admit that anything has been his fault, he could solve the immediate problem of thousands of veterans still waiting for care rather easily.
As Obama recently told us, he has a "pen and a phone," and has no problem using them to take executive actions. He used that pen and phone on behalf of those here illegally for his so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which effectively granted amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens.
In fact, in response to Obama's lawlessness on behalf of foreign invaders, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) recently released a list of 71 executive actions and outright lies this administration has put forth, not for the protection of the American people, but solely for illegal aliens.
Though our nation's veterans are not as near and dear to Obama's heart as are those who enter this country illegally, they could be helped without the consent of Congress...
Obama could simply issue vouchers for veterans awaiting care. These vouchers could be used at private sector clinics, hospitals and doctor's offices. Thus, saving potentially thousands of this country's warriors from more suffering, and, in many cases, a painful death.
Too expensive you say? We don't have the money you say?
Then, consider last week's CNS News report detailing the Obama administration's plan to spend $24.5 million "to circumcise an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 male infants and males aged 10 to 49 in the kingdom of Swaziland."
Of course, Obama will not issue any such vouchers to veterans, for one very simple reason...He has nothing but deep disdain for our military, and with this latest scandal, that fact has never been more obvious.