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In the face of an ultra-liberal mainstream media we the people can make a difference. In the VA scandal it appeared after more than two weeks that the Obama administration would continue to ignore the ignored veterans. But we had success after success since Dr. Sam Foote’s whistle blowing with the removal of Phoenix VA’s director and her bonus rescinded. There were other victories along the way until finally, ultimately with Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation.

Sloan Gibson stepped in with Shinseki’s departure is Sen. McCain’s colleague Tom Coburn the best fit? Should McCain’s judgment be trusted after he voted for gun control? Isn’t McCain much like the Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb?” McCain is part of the machine that controls Congress, at least he found somebody, a physician that wants to root out corruption. However, Coburn is actually looking forward to returning to private life.

The next Secretary will need an attentive, committed partner in the White House and the support of Congress. To do this the department will need to:

  1. Increase the efficiency of service delivery and elevate the quality of care provided by the VA system to that found in the private sector.
  2. Be made to answer congressional inquiries in a direct, transparent and timely manner.
  3. Create a culture of accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  4. Empower employees to speak up about wrongdoings.
  5. Increase medical options for our veterans.

June 5th is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. One of the commanders of the epic battle was U.S. Army Air Corps General retired Seth MecKee of Phoenix remembers the battle. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this kind of plan in place by this anniversary? Make it a D-Day for our veterans. Alas, this is the federal government.



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