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May 22, 2014

The VA Wasn't Just Faking Paperwork To Disguise Its Scandalously Bad Performance.
It Was Also Punishing Whistleblowers Who Spoke Up.

There's not a problem in the world that can't be cured by just giving government bureaucrats more power to protect their phony baloney jobs.

Come on, let's do it. Let's implement the full Soviet System. What's the worst that could happen?

Retaliation comes quickly to whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Those who have revealed potentially lethal lapses in health care say they have been ridiculed, transferred, demoted and sometimes fired by agency managers attempting to cover up wrongdoing and silence anyone who dares challenge their dangerous practices.


...

"My individual case is horrible," said Oliver Mitchell, a former Marine who in 2009 exposed the mass cancellation of medical appointments to hide long backlogs at the veteransí hospital in Los Angeles.

Mitchell was stripped of his duties, put on administrative leave and eventually separated from the agency shortly after he reported the purging of medical appointments to the inspector general.

The IG closed Mitchell's complaint after VA officials claimed the "mass purge" of appointments was within policy. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency that is supposed to protect whistleblowers, also dropped his case.

Mitchell said he got no help from either office....

"I think thatís the culture of the agency. When you donít join the party line this is what they do to you," Mitchell said.

More whistleblowers put on administrative leave and fired at the Examiner article.

This should not shock you at all, not if you're paying attention, but yes, More people have been disciplined for reporting cover-ups at the VA than have been fired for engaging in the cover-ups.

I hope Obama and the leftist Media are enjoying their now-fully-empowered Government.

The Government

As Barack Obama said, it's the one thing that owns us all.


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