11:20 AM, Aug 13, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH
With the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Congress passed the most significant reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in decades. And, right on cue, here come the grumblings from the second-guessers.
As the bill was on its way to the president’s desk for signing, the critics stepped up to denounce the $16.3 billion congressional compromise.
For example, guests on a Fox News panel savaged the bill, claiming (implausibly) that it was “designed more for unions than veterans.” Meanwhile, an August 4 Wall Street Journal editorial suggests the additional funding for patient choice means that the “VA is being rewarded for failure.”
The argument is that the new legislation will do nothing more than prop up a failing bureaucracy. This represents a serious misreading of the bill’s key provisions. Read more at: weeklystandard.com.
Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America and a Fox News contributor. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.
From Trevor Loudon, staunch defender of liberty:
“How will future generations look back on our gravest national emergency of all time? And how will they regard what their forebears didn’t do about it?
This will include what we didn’t do about border nullification, which collapsed the U.S. as a sovereign nation. What we didn’t do about the alignment of our foreign policy with that of jihad movements, which meant the end of liberty, also life itself, for our best allies. What we didn’t do about the growth of tyranny from corruption and Marxism in this cradle of liberty.”
“But another reason Congress did nothing when it still could was because practically every important conservative declared it was ‘premature’ to follow the former Constitution and impeach the tyrant. No public support for impeachment, they said. What we lacked, though, was a political leader to make the impeachment case and win that public support – or go down trying.”
A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.
In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution. Continue reading at foxnews.com.
Christine Rousselle | Jun 30, 2014
In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012.
Justice Alito authored the majority opinion, and Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg wrote the dissent, joined by Justices Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan. Read more at townhall.com.
Around noon today, May 30th, Pete Hegseth, CEO of Conservative Veterans for America, issued a press release on the resignation of VA chief, Gen. Eric Shinseki:
For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014
Media Contact: Emily Laird | email@example.com | 571.302.0973
Hegseth On Shinseki’s Resignation: This Is Only The Beginning
“We need both reform and a reformer.”
Arlington, Va. – In an historic move, President Obama accepted the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Sec. Eric Shinseki, following evidence of widespread patient backlogs and alleged cover-ups by administrators throughout the VA healthcare system.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) was the first veterans organization to call for Secretary Shinseki to step down, doing so over a year ago. CVA was recently joined by The American Legion—the nation’s largest veterans group—in calling for Shinseki’s resignation.
Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, issued the following statement:
“Concerned Veterans for America fully supports President Obama’s decision to accept Sec. Shinseki’s resignation. More importantly, we emphasize that it doesn’t solve the widespread, systemic problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact, this is only the beginning. We need both reforms and a reformer, which is why it’s essential for Congress to pass systemic reforms at VA in the coming weeks and months, bringing real accountability, transparency, and choice to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The government is failing our veterans; it’s time to get to work fixing VA.”
To schedule a TV interview with Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, or other CVA experts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Emily Laird at 571.302.0973 or email email@example.com.
Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.
Hitler learns that he is losing his doctor because Dr Steiner is not in the network for his new health insurance.
Also, I would like to apologize to anyone who is, is related to, or knows any proctologists named Feingold. The use of the name Dr. Feingold is not meant to make fun of any individual, except for President Obama – Crapplefratz
H/T: John Cutright
An Op-Ed by Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America
The Obama administration wants to be clear: they’re very, very angry over the dysfunctional state of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where reports of falsified wait lists and delayed care at VA medical centers are growing into a national scandal for the executive branch.
Specifically, administration officials say they’re “mad as hell.” That’s how VA Secretary Eric Shinseki described his response to the scandal in testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week. Read more at foxnews.com.
The VA scandal has hit “home” as it has reached the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center here in Gainesville.
Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement – Veterans Left To Die By The VA – V.A. Full Blown Scandal
V.A. Accused Of Cover-Up As Veterans Die Waiting To See Doctors
First there was Obamacare. It went so well that the federal government has expanded the program: Now there’s ObamaGolf. After all, everyone has a right to golf – And the subsidies are great. By the way, I’m not sure if it’s official yet, but I’ve heard that the president has appointed Kathleen Sebelius as the new head of the Department of Golf and Green Services (GGS) and that she will be running the program – assuming that she will be confirmed by congress that is. [Satire]
Just a reminder: Join us at Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville tonight from 5:30pm till 8:00pm. (Complimentary dinner included!). We’ll be making phone calls for veterans along with the folks from Concerned Veterans for America.
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By Stephen Bowers May 5, 2014
I was happy to get on the band wagon on Obama’s first Inauguration and wish him well as President. (I did not vote for him.) Even though the Nation knew nothing about him, I figured he couldn’t screw things up too badly. It was only for four years. The electorate isn’t so stupid as to elect a person who was unfit. And if things went wrong we can correct any mistakes.
Best of all I thought the election of the First Black President (FBP here after) would finally shut up the professional race-baiters. Silly me. I’ve noticed that liars do not stop lying, nor do they ever become shamed by their lies when caught…when telling lies is how they “earn” their living. they just ratchet up the force and emotion of the lies. (see Goebbels, Joey.) and, in spite of our electing the FBP, America is still a “racist” nation…according to Al Sharpton. (I still think he looked better back when he was sporting a Mary Tyler Moore hairdo.) Read more at eaglerising.com.