18 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , , , ,

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says if there’s misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it will be punished.

Obama says if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true, it is dishonorable and disgraceful. He says, quote, “I will not tolerate it, period.”

Obama says he won’t stand for people covering up long wait times or cooking the books. He says no Americans should.

But Obama is also asking for patience while investigators get to the bottom of what happened.

Obama spoke after an Oval Office meeting with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and top aide Rob Nabors. Obama has tasked Nabors, his deputy chief of staff, with overseeing a review of the VA health system.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comment on this Story

  • Guest000000

    The VA has sucked for many years, as stated in my post above, because for years our government has worried about spending money on some useless out of date fighter planes or starting unfunded and unnecessary wars with no thought of how they were going to take care of our veterans once they came home in need of physical or mental care. But you just go ahead and pat yourself on the back, slap on that bumper sticker, wrap yourself in that flag, and talk about how you “Support the Troops”. Then head out to the polls and continue to vote for the party that cuts funding to veterans EVERY CHANCE THEY GET. ‘Murica.

  • Erlkoenig

    So the VA sucked for the past several years because last year for a couple of weeks “non essential” workers got paid vacation?

    Is this your pathetic argument?

  • Erlkoenig

    Why are no libs posting here? I assume it’s because lousy treatment of our soldiers is not a problem for them.

  • Guest000000

    I know, I for one, have posted many times about how our Conservative controlled house has forced a sequester that lowers veteran’s and active duty military benefits. I’ve also posted when a Conservative controlled house cut SNAP benefits effecting thousands of Military Families (many military spouses home alone raising a family while their partner is deployed depend on these to make ends meet). I also remember posting when a Repubican forced Government shutdown delayed many disabled veterans’ benefits. I also posted when Tea Party types continuously blocked any type of jobs bills that would benefit millions, many of them veterans. You, like most Repubicans, purport to “support the troops” but apparently you only “support” them while they are overseas. Once they come home unemployed with physical and/or mental disabilities, in your eyes, they become “moochers”. Lousy treatment of our troops is definitely an issue for me. Apparently more of an issue for me than for men and women of your ilk.

  • Barry

    This is becoming a broken record.

    If the American people don’t get peed off about this and show it at the polls then we get what we deserve.

    Our government has become the function of overseeing the oversight committees, who are keeping oversight of the heads of the departments, who are supposed to be overseeing the government employees, who are supposed to be administering policy that in turn runs this country.

    It is Apathy by all of us, the ultimate overseers, that continues to let all of these elected overseers continue to screw up again and again.

    One thing they should know and without compromise,,,You take care of the men and women who serve or have served this country in the military!

    But this is just another “crisis” that our lofty leaders will attempt to cover up, blame placed elsewhere and hopefully be forgotten by the voters come election time………ENOUGH!

  • obamama

    Unless they just take the 5th. Probably a fake scandal anyways.

  • justaguest

    Well, if Obama says it, it must be true.

  • CoastalJade

    The occupant in the White House KNEW about this in 2007.
    I am disgusted he thinks we are ignorant and believe he only found out about it in the news recently.
    All he does is lie…. makes me want to puke.

  • MG

    I’m sorry, but didn’t he say that about the IRS? And then he turned around and said there was not a “smidgen of evidence” of any wrongdoing only to have e-mails released later that showed more of a waterfall than a smidgen of evidence there was wrongdoing.

    When is America going to tire of lying politicians and bureaucrats?

  • Guest000000

    Your lack of intelligence knows no bounds. If you were a message board troll who made these comments, they would be funny. The fact that you say these things and actually believe and mean them makes it hilarious. Thanks for the laughs.

  • Erlkoenig

    I vote the party the wants to gut the freeloader programs you survive on.

Related News