VA secretary defends millions in bonus awards

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The VA system is what a single payer health system would look like. Massive inefficiency. People dying who don’t have to die. Long waits for people already in pain. And, to be sure, crony capitalist bureaucrats gaming the system to their advantage at every turn.

In government there is no accountability as the ongoing VA debacles show.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Tuesday defended his agency’s decision to hand out $142 million in employee bonuses last year as a way to retain “top talent.”

“We need every tool to compete and attract exceptional people to serve veterans as well as they served our nation,” McDonald wrote in a USA Today op-ed Tuesday. “[S]everely curtailing or ending awards, only in VA, would be a mistake, negatively impacting veterans and our ability to attract top talent.”

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