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VA scandal the result of employees unions


Anyone want to bet against the leadership of a federal employees union being the No. 1 problem in the Veterans Administration mess?

Democrats who bought the union votes with special benefits will protect the guilty with no regard for any consequences to veterans other than the lip service show they put on for the media. I wouldn’t, because you can take that to the bank.

What is wrong with Washington is that those elected longest have become the biggest problem, and their created culture of immaturity convicts them of their unworthiness to serve. Many of these career incumbents’ errors stem from an attitude of tenure on their staffs that view the people as uneducated dolts who are forever an underclass to them.

Oh, for the days when the people could lock in the stocks those who wallow in self-importance and plaster their faces with rotten vegetables. They also would carry the scoundrels out of town tied on split rails covered in tar and feathers from head to toe. But today, instead, this politically correct paranoid society follows in the passively blind steps of the later Roman Empire and learns nothing from mistakes.

Jimmy Helmar


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