Trump vows to stop the thousands of war vet deaths at hands of politicians

Donald Trump Guitar“Ðemocrats, who frantically defend Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, behave as if stupidity is a virtue; while their news media partners can always be counted on to use a minimal amount of intellect when covering a news stories about Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.” – Former U.S. Marine Officer and Urban Police Chief

Literally hundreds of thousands of military veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system passed-away before bureaucrats finally processed their applications for life-saving healthcare, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General at the Veteran’s Administration in Washington, D.C. 

In the midst of a heated presidential campaign cycle, most of the Republican Party and all of the Democratic Party candidates have basically ignored the accusations of gross negligence and even criminal activity within a system that is supposed to care for men and women who fought for their nation. For example, Hillary Clinton claims to be a progressive who cares about the American people, but she finds talking about “a war on women more important than helping men and women who actually fought in a real war, according to former U.S. Marine Sid Franes, who later served as a police officer. Franes believes the only candidate he believes is sincere about helping veterans is Donald Trump.

The VA’s inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency’s system for managing healthcare enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past. The inspector general said due to inadequacies in the quality of the data, the number of records did not represent all veterans pursuing their benefits in VA healthcare.

In addition, the agency’s system for documenting whether a veteran was still alive or had died contributed to errors that included compensation being paid to veterans who already died and records claiming they had visited doctors when it was impossible since they were deceased.

The report reveals a “culture of mismanagement ” within the VA’s healthcare system, including a lack of oversight of records, computer problems within the records system, and a working system for identifying those veterans who dead. The inspector general that “the office responsible for enrollment has not effectively managed its business processes to ensure the consistent creation and maintenance of essential data.”

The report said an internal VA investigation in 2010 found staffers had hidden veterans’ applications in their desks so they could process them at a later time, but human resources later recommended the staffers responsible not be disciplined.


Speaking at a rally in Norfolk, Va. In front of the USS Wisconsin, Trump said, “We’re going to take care of those wounded warriors and we’re going to take care of our vets better than anybody. The plan will ensure our veterans get the care they need, wherever and whenever they need it.”

Trump insisted that he would not jettison the present system but reform it instead, saying, “I don’t want to get rid of it, I want to supplement it.” Yet he said he would fire “the corrupt and incompetent VA executives who let our veterans down,” adding that he would amend the current system to more appropriately address the needs of younger veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 2016 candidate also criticized the VA for its lack of obstetric help for women, asserting, “The fact that many VA hospitals don’t permanently staff OB-GYN doctors shows an utter lack of respect for the growing number of female veterans.”

Trump added, “We’re going to replace them with more effective ones to get our veterans working, which is what they want to do. We’re going to transform the VA to meet the needs of the current veterans. Exposing and addressing the VA’s inefficiencies and shortcomings will be rewarded, not punished. We’re going to find out why it’s going bad and we’re going to fix it.”

“Polls of GOP rank and file show Trump is the presidential favorite. Trump and Ben Carson combined get 50% or more support. Establishment candidates should get out of the race. The people do not want them. All they can do is screw things up. Republicans should get behind Trump, demolish the wicked witch of the left and make America great again,” said the man the Washington Post called the Gun Dean, John Snyder.

A recent Ipsos/Reuters online poll shows Trump at 29% and Ben Carson at 27% for a 56% total.  An Economist/You Gov poll shows Trump at 32% and Carson at 18% for a 50% total.  An IBD/TIPP poll shows Trump at 28% and Carson at 23% for a 51% total.

According to an AP-GfK poll, Republican registered voters say they prefer an outsider candidate to an insider by a 77% to 22% margin.

“The message is clear: Republicans want a change, a big change.  They think successful New York businessman Trump can reinvigorate United States manufacturing, restore economic dominance and promote domestic job growth,” declared Snyder, who is sits on the board of advisors for the National Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens.

“GOP leaders should get the message.  Let them drop the petty infighting and attack the promoters of gun control, abortion, international weakness and military indecisiveness in the Democrat party,” said the former editor for the National Rifle Association (NRA) magazines.


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Edited by Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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