Biden’s policy failures while overseeing Veteran’s issues come back to bite him in this Military Times article.
Even the things he tries to brag about, if you look a little closer, are a damning indictment of his ineptitude.
We don’t even have to touch on Obama’s infamous ‘sequester’ that gutted military spending while bloating the civilian budgets to see what Joe got wrong. We can focus on the areas in which he had direct responsibility.
For example, Joe was really proud of his role in ‘fixing’ the backlog scandal for VA disability claims. That’s playing fast and loose with the facts. If he takes credit for ‘fixing’ it in 2013, will he take responsibility for causing that scandal in the first place?
His first big failure as VP was disability claims. Biden’s website claims that he’s responsible for reducing the disability claims backlog during a scandal that emerged in 2013. During the previous five years, the VA saw claims waiting over 125 days grow exponentially to a record of more than 611,000 backlogged claims, causing veterans to wait for months and years for benefits to help them with their service-connected disabilities.
Biden would like you to believe he solved the backlog scandal. He didn’t. He oversaw the problems that created the mess. Under Biden, veterans trying to get their benefits found that what Biden now takes credit for, led to an even longer claims backlog making them wait years for the benefits they deserve. It took President Donald Trump to push for and sign the first ever appeals modernization legislation to put the VA on a path to permanently fix the claims backlogs that the Obama-Biden administration did not. — MilitaryTimes
What about health care, did he have a better record there?
Nope. Peter O’Rourke and Darin Selnick blow that out of the water, too.
Biden’s next big failure as VP was veterans’ health care. He states that his goal would be to provide world-class health care for veterans. Good goal, but he must have forgotten how under his administration the VA suffered its worse scandal ever when veterans waiting for appointments died without getting the health care they needed. As CNN reported in 2014, “At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.” The VA’s wait-time scandal in 2014 exposed institutional failures that had become common across the entire VA.
Instead of providing veterans world-class heath care, Biden’s plan takes the VA back to not holding the management teams accountable and to roll back veterans’ health care choices. It took President Trump to campaign for and sign the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 and the MISSION Act of 2018 to hold management accountable and provide veterans the first permanent health choice that will ensure the Obama-Biden VA health care scandal will never happen again. — MilitaryTimes
Who are we dealing with, really?
“Clap for that you stupid bastards. Man, you are a dull bunch. Must be slow here, man.”
Maybe the problem is not them, Joe. Maybe it’s you.
Don’t try to pass off three consecutive insults as merely ‘kidding’, either. We’re not buying it. You have contempt for certain people. And it looks like the military is one of the groups for whom you have contempt.
On the other hand, if you actually DON’T have contempt for them? That’s actually worse.
How much worse would you have made life for them if you were actually trying to undermine them?