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March 5, 2007

Right-Wing Narrative Coming: Government To Blame For VA Mess

-- by Dave Johnson

Have you been following the Walter Reed & VA Hospital mess? Read this. The Republicans privatized care at Walter Reed (corruptly throwing a contract to the SAME PEOPLE - Republican campaign contributors - who screwed up ice delivery after Katrina). They gutted the professional staff and cut everything so the money would flow to a few rich fucks instead of to caring for the troops.

But what are they telling the public? That it's an example of the problem with GOVERNMENT! After firing all the professional staff and outsourcing everything they're telling people that government can't fire people so they don't care about the troops.

Republicans: Gut the government, pocket the funds, then BLAME the government when things stop working.

Example: NPR : Is Bureaucracy to Blame for Walter Reed Shame?

Example

Newsflash: Government-run health care sucks The Washington Post is back today with another story about the pitfalls of the military health care system.:
Example: Government Healthcare and YOU!
If you’ve been watching the news lately you will most likely will have seen a special or two on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The men and women who put their lives on the line for their country are being placed in horrible conditions.

... THIS, is what you will get nation wide if you decide to hand over your health care to the federal government.

Example:
If you had any doubts about universal health care, which is to say, health care furnished and managed by the government, examine the complaints about the health care furnished our veteran's by the government.

If they can't get it together to furnish decent health care to our veteran's, what chance do the rest of us have?

Posted by Dave Johnson at March 5, 2007 8:27 PM

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Comments

I'm not sure but I think you're confusing the VA with Walter Reed, which is an Army hospital, not part of the VA.

The VA is the subject of the coming book, The Best Care Anywhere.

Posted by: eRobin at March 6, 2007 7:06 AM

Walter Reed is an Army hospital, not a VA hospital. Facts wrong in the FIRST SENTENCE. Way to go!

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2007 3:10 PM

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