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"If you don't understand this, you're just not paying attention. "

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Perhaps you have not been paying attention to the VA.

How does one attempt to "fix" a severely flawed organization?
An organization that has gone so far as to reward those who
directly prevent the organization from performing the services
it was intended to provide?
How can you merely increase funding to such a remarkable failure of
a government program?
But still there is not a full recognition of how badly flawed the
VA has become. Your comments make this failure to recognize the
magnitude of the VA problems obvious. Yet how can you arrange to
fix a failed organization when one "group" that must be involved in
the fix cannot see how far gone the organization is? How does a
restructure begin?

This is true for both the VA. The IRS has a large problem - more so
in it's use as an attack dog against an "enemies" list.

You seem to see the government as all one thing or all another.
That is not the nature of representative government - at least not
effective government. That seems to be the great flaw in the
thinking being used recently. You want to call folks with
different ideas wrong, dumb, vile, racist, and just about any
other name under the sun. That divides and robs the nation of
the intelligence of - really all sides in a debate.

The start of the Tea Party - the roots of it - are not against
government - but they are against wasteful and ineffective
government.
To my mind, congress needs to start discussions - and prepare
legislation by putting forward a plan. You get people to
discuss - you don't say "this is the way it shall be" you say
"lets talk about what give and take there may be found". If
you need to get people to pay attention - you very well might
start out by saying "cut the program completely". Generally, you
no more expect legislation to match an initial proposal than you
expect a game of poker to be won on the first card drawn.


Howie52
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