During his eight years in the White House, Barack Obama went back on his promise to fix the Department of Veteran Affairs and instead made veterans of the U.S. military his last priority. President Donald Trump, however, wasn’t about to treat veterans who have risked their lives for their country so poorly.
Freedom Daily reported that during Obama’s time in office, hundreds of thousands of veterans would go on to be forgotten, dying while waiting to be treated at VA hospitals across the nation. In the past few months, Trump has made Obama’s corrupt VA officials pay the ultimate price for their negligence. New reports indicate that Trump has just fired 500 VA employees, and an additional 200 have been suspended for shady conduct.
Most of the firings were directed at lower level VA workers, such as house keepers and food service workers, after learning that initial oversight was not implemented. Many of these employees were found to be felons, sex offenders, or generally incompetent, which has led to poor care, and at times death from neglect, for our veterans.
Va Secretary David Shulkin released a statement saying that he is doing everything in his power to hold VA employees accountable and will now make the actions of all employees transparent to tax payers, as they have the “right to know” what is going on. A list was just posted online over the weekend containing the date and type of disciplinary actions for the 800 employees that President Trump is cracking down on.
“Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent,” VA Secretary David Shulkin said in written statement. “Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that.”
This list contained the occupation, VA region, the date and type of disciplinary action for approximately 800 VA employees disciplined since Jan. 20. The list does not include the names of the employees for privacy reasons.
This comes after Shulkin was given more authority over firing employees when Trump signed legislation over the summer establishing more repercussions and a faster firing process for VA employees.
During his time on the campaign trail, Trump said that the VA was “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States.” We’re glad to see that Trump is a man of his word and that he is taking action to help our veterans!