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VA gets Shorted $2.6 Billion while Obama Admin Budgets $4.5 Billion on Syrians Migrants

VA gets Shorted $2.6 Billion while Obama Admin Budgets $4.5 Billion on Syrians Migrants

Yes, it could get bigger.

It also could mean furloughs, hiring freezes and program cancellations if a solution can’t be found.

“We are going to do the right thing for veterans and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday. “But to succeed, we need the flexibility to use funds to meet veterans needs as they arise.”

Without that, he said, “we get to dire circumstances before August. We will have to start denying care to some veterans.”

Lawmakers were enraged that the department is only now informing them of significant shortfalls in this year’s budget, with the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

“I have come to expect a startling lack of transparency and accountability from VA over the last years,” said committee chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. “But failing to inform Congress of a multibillion-dollar funding deficit until this late in the fiscal year … is disturbing on an entirely different level.”

Source: Military Times
Meanwhile, back at the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States will direct $4.5 billion to help address the dire conditions inside Syria and in refugee camps scattered across the region.

Source: Breitbart

The money will come through the U.S. Agency for International Development and Congress will not have to approve the additional spending.

So, the Veterans face a $2.6 Billion shortfall in their health care, but the While House and Congress have found a whopping $4.5 Billion to ship over to help Syrians who are overrunning Europe.

Priorities are definitely in order at the White House and in the halls of Congress.

 


2,577 Comments

  1. Pete Felts
    Pete Felts August 04, 08:27

    Just wrong! And u think trump doesn’t like veterans!!!?!

    Reply to this comment
  2. Russ Wynotme
    Russ Wynotme August 04, 08:40

    Priorities are all wrong with this administration.

    Reply to this comment
  3. Dwayne Nesbit
    Dwayne Nesbit August 04, 10:14

    TRUMP2016

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  4. James N Lazaros
    James N Lazaros August 04, 14:05

    Bullshit

    Reply to this comment
  5. Lisa Galloway
    Lisa Galloway August 04, 14:49

    wh organizer is a liar to vets!

    Reply to this comment
  6. Allen Shagena
    Allen Shagena August 04, 20:35

    Dont forget 400 million Tax money to buy the American hostages from iran.

    Reply to this comment

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