As vets await checks, VA workers get $24M bonuses

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    WASHINGTON – Outside the Veterans Affairs Department, severely wounded veterans have faced financial hardship waiting for their first disability payment. Inside, money has been flowing in the form of $24 million in bonuses.

    In scathing reports this week, the VA's inspector general said thousands of technology office employees at the VA received the bonuses over a two-year period, some under questionable circumstances. It also detailed abuses ranging from nepotism to an inappropriate relationship between two VA employees.

    The inspector general accused one recently retired VA official of acting "as if she was given a blank checkbook" as awards and bonuses were distributed to employees of the Office of Information and Technology in 2007 and 2008. In some cases the justification for the bonuses was inadequate or questionable, the IG said.

    The official, Jennifer S. Duncan, also engaged in nepotism and got $60,000 in bonuses herself, the IG said. In addition, managers improperly authorized college tuition payments for VA employees, some of whom were Duncan's family members and friends. That cost taxpayers nearly $140,000.

    As vets await checks, VA workers get $24M bonuses - Yahoo! News
     
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    It's easy to see that the good old Democratic leadership is working well in Washington these days.
     
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    A service connected veteran, like myself, goes through hell jumping through burning hoops and crawling on his hands and knees down gravel roads for YEARS just to try and get a little money for a service connected injury... and then you hear stories like this about the very people that were so reluctant to give you a penny... makes me ill... :mad:
     
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    Two years? That lumps the Bushies, Black Black Dog, for most, if not all, of this. I doubt the year two years did not end at midnight last night. Sounds like Obamainvestigators got the bushies out and out taking your money for no good reason other than they wanted it.
     
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    so now the question is are ya gonna load the goddamn busses with acorn and seicu and send them out to retrieve the bonus? wellareyahuh?
     
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    Willow, you make some silly posts, but this is one of the silliest.
     
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    I heard horror stories from the homeless vets while I was shelter hopping.
     
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    Wrong again Congress was run by Democrats two years ago dumb ass. And Congress not the President controls the purse strings.
     
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    At lease her post makes sense. Have you read yours prior to hitting submit? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Wasteful spending under Bush? :eek:
     

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