What does Disneyland and the VA have in common? According to the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Robert McDonald, it is their “wait times”. This makes the “Happiest Place on Earth” and the VA system, which has allowed soldiers to die WAITING for treatment, analogous as stated by McDonald at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.
Has Robert McDonald been to Disneyland? Waiting for a thrill ride is a far different than waiting for treatment on an amputated limb. If McDonald is going to make such a ludicrous comparison, then where are the fast-track passes for Vets to get the treatment they need? Disneyland offers that to their patrons, because even at an amusement park, waiting too long for a ride does matter.
Yet this bureaucratic flunky believes that the VA should not have to measure their success based on wait times, because Disneyland does not. This is why we don’t have nice things and why the VA hospitals do not take timely care of our noble vets.
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Disney cast member, Secretary Dopey McDonald had to say about the VA on the next page.