From Matt Vespa at Townhall:
The scandal that engulfed Veterans Affairs was appalling. It rightfully put the whole department under the microscope, but the system isn’t fixed. In 2015, there were reports that hundreds of thousands of veterans, who were backlogged, were no longer living. That same year, a VA inspector general report said that estimated 307,000 veterans might have died while waiting for care. There were also questionable expenditures the VA made, like spending $420 million to solar panel their hospitals, as patients waited to see a doctor. Recently, a VA hospital in Los Angeles lost around 100 patients (43 percent of it 225 patients) between October 2014 and August of 2015 while waiting for care. Things needed to be shaken up. As the VA disclosed today, more than 500 employees have been axed since January (via Washington Examiner)More.
Reality check: In the end, what will make the difference for Trump in 2020, is – is it reality or just reality TV? Maybe this one is reality, at least for the civil service behinds bouncing along the sidewalk.
These issues are likely to become more important.
See also: But WHY the surprise that 431 people were involuntarily euthanized in the Netherlands in 2015?