While Vets Wait (And Die), VA Employees Paid Millions To Do Union Business

by Duane Lester | May 30, 2014 9:33 pm

Rather than using money to hire more doctors or nurses, VA money went to people who were paid to do union business[1].

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In 2012, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid at least $11.4 million to 174 nurses, mental-health specialists, therapists, and other health-care professionals who, instead of caring for veterans, worked full-time doing union business.

The list of these taxpayer-funded union representatives at VA offices around the nation and their salaries was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act by Georgia representative Phil Gingrey’s staff and provided to National Review Online.

“So many health-care providers were on that list – nurses or physical therapists or whatever they may be – when so many veterans are falling through the cracks,” a Gingrey aide tells me. “It’s kind of shocking that these paid employees wouldn’t be fully dedicated to patient care.”

Shocking?

Not if you’re paying attention. : This kind of thing goes on all the time.

Are you shocked?

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers[3]

See also: : Big Government, Big Unions, and the VA Debacle

Endnotes:
  1. paid to do union business: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/379051/while-vets-wait-va-employees-do-union-work-jillian-kay-melchior
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Screen-Shot-2014-05-29-at-11.48.46-AM-e1401499970636.png
  3. Weasel Zippers: http://weaselzippers.us/187632-while-vets-wait-and-die-va-employees-paid-millions-to-do-union-business/

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