As if you needed more proof that government will do far worse than any private entity overseen by government, we find out that according to one of the whistleblower in the VA scandal case, government’s investigation of the bureaucratic machine’s failure finding no fault, is nothing but an attempt at a whitewash or a cover-up:
Attempts by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover-up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.
Dr. Sam Foote, a former doctor at the Phoenix VA facility, also called for an independent investigation into patient deaths and the use of phony appointment lists to hide long delays in care.
Richard Griffin, the acting inspector general at VA, denied any wrongdoing. Controversial language that investigators could not “conclusively assert” patients died because of delays was added by the IG and was not requested by agency administrators, Griffin said in his own prepared statement.
When bureaucrats run healthcare and abuse the system, and have no doubt that bureaucrats, but especially the progressive types attracted to these sort of jobs, being petty humans will do so to their own personal benefit or just to punish their political enemies, there is nobody to turn to. Did anyone doubt that this investigation, like so many others in the reams of other abuses of power that plague government run by progressives showcased by this administration, would find fault of any kind with the system? Didn’t think so.
This is the future of Obamacare, but it will be far worse then, because there really will be no recourse. Today people that don’t like the services provided by the VA have alternatives. Tomorrow, when Obamacare has done its damage and we end up with government in full control of healthcare – do not for a second forget that’s the end goal of the progressive movement – nobody but the connected and the powerful will have said option.
Thanks for nothing.
As with everything about this administrations, people were rewarded for mismanagement while we had rampant abuse of power, I mean frightening abuses like this one, and of course, delays in care correctly pointed out as death panels.
The left is desperate to pretend that this is a preview of Obamacare. Yeah sure. That’s because the bureaucrats that will run Obamacare are not the same low rent, power hungry, delusions of grandeur having dirt bags that now run the VA and screw over vets. “I told you so” is very appropriate at this time, but the profit haters that think government should run healthcare won’t care as long as their envy of other people making money is satisfied. After all, profits are evil and healthcare is a right. These people will make excuses for the most horrible dysfunctional system possible as long as it allows them to avoid having to submit themselves to the laws of economics and human nature. Of course, their delusion can only be maintained for so long as countless fortresses of lefty belief are finding out these days when they run out of other people’s money to spend.
The best thing that can come from Obamacare is that we roll it back and learn for at least a few generations that collectivism is a disease best avoided.
First we had the story of th lady that liked to do the horizontal mambo with bones, and now we get this:
A Swedish inventor has created a musical coffin – with an in-built stereo sound system.
Fredrik Hjelmquist says his CataCombo Sound System is the ideal gift for music lovers who do not want to rest in peace.
It allows people to compile their own personal playlist before they die so their favourite music can be streamed into their grave.
The £18,500 system even allows relatives to update the songs for their dearly departed via Spotify and a Catatomb app, using a touchscreen built into the headstone.
Your name wouldn’t happen to be Fredrik Hjelmquist, right Kimpost? (SMILE)
Of course, it is unfair to pick on you Swedes when your fellow Europeans are thinking about this, or even this. Maybe this Swedish guy is hoping to capitalize on so many other European nations offing more of their people by pushing the “feeling less guilt because you at least gave them a cool coffin”, angle? And speaking of offing Europeans, Berlusconi seems like he wants to off the EU. Maybe that whole end of the Mayan calendar thing coming up this Friday is going to take care of all this crazy crap.