Fellow Patriot:

The voluntary financial generosity of Patriots — people like you — keeps our doors open. Please support the 2021 Independence Day Campaign today. Thank you for your support! —Nate Jackson, Managing Editor

Dan Gilmore / Apr. 24, 2015

It’s Time for Congress to Readdress the VA

Enough of this. After Congress awarded millions of dollars to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation expected to see some reform. But nothing happened. Wait times are as long as they ever have been, and there are reports that the VA fired fewer people than they claimed a few months ago. Originally, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said he would fire 1,000 VA employees over the wait-time scandal. But in February, McDonald said he fired only 60. That dismal number was later corrected by a VA spokesman down to eight people. Now, The New York Times reports even the VA spokesman was wrong. Only one employee was actually handed a pink slip. NYT writes, “The documents given this month to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which provided them to The New York Times, show that the department punished a total of eight of its 280,000 employees for involvement in the scandal. One was fired, one retired in lieu of termination, one’s termination is pending, and five were reprimanded or suspended for up to two months.” Pink slips should have been fluttering down like confetti.

In Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) has introduced the VA Accountability Act, which would give the VA more leeway in firing employees who pull off acts like the wait-time scandal. Furthermore, it’s high time for McDonald to start cutting out the rot from the VA, firing some upper-level administrators — maybe starting with himself. More…

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.