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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.

 


1,848 Comments

  1. Randal Fracasse
    Randal Fracasse March 14, 05:56

    Sickening!!!

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  2. Carol Anderson
    Carol Anderson March 14, 07:12

    obama needs prison time

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  3. Mary Tutorow
    Mary Tutorow March 14, 07:27

    Idiots in Washington!!! Our Military protect them 24/7!!!! They are dying daily for this Country!!!! Freedom isn’t Free!!! Illegals don’t care about this country!!! They wAnt Welfare!!! Tax $$$$$$$. Wasted on Illegals has to Stop!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Patty Well
    Patty Well March 14, 08:28

    That is extremely wrong any way you looks at it.

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  5. Donna Bervert Oldham
    Donna Bervert Oldham March 14, 09:02

    Does this surprise you? Odummy is the most evil man on earth

    Reply to this comment
  6. Chris Wantz Lisonbee
    Chris Wantz Lisonbee March 14, 12:49

    How horrible! We need to stop this………NOW!

    Reply to this comment
  7. Eddie Wonkotdeenon
    Eddie Wonkotdeenon March 14, 20:18

    Leonard Eacker, my post was a general comment regarding all refugees but thank you for proving your Islamophobia. At least now I don’t have to waste my time debating with you.

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  8. Kurt Keepfer
    Kurt Keepfer March 16, 15:57

    Thats are wonderful president. I wish i could get a chance at him in the cage legally. What a$#%&!@*

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