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Arkansas VA spent $408 million on solar-panel project as veterans faced brutal wait-times

Officials at an Arkansas Veterans Affairs hospital over a five-year period spent $408 million a so-called “green management” solar-panel project that went over schedule and over budget as former servicemen and women awaited care long overdue, according to a VA inspector-general report spurred by members of Congress. The Daily Caller has the details: The move to solar is part of the VA’s Green Management Program, which is tasked with installing renewable energy sources at various medical facilities. The probe included 11 out of 15 solar panel projects awarded from 2010 through 2013, which were still incomplete in 2015. Each of the 11 solar ...

Report: Detroit VA spent $300,000 on televisions it can’t even use

Staff at the Veteran Affairs medical center in Detroit, Michigan signed off on the purchase of $300,000 worth of incompatible televisions now languishing in a dark VA office, according to a report recently released by federal inspectors. ABC 7 has the details: The report says the items were purchased before an installation contract was awarded, and it was later determined the units were not compatible with design plans. The VA spent nearly $20,000 to adjust their installation design, but still, the majority of the units have not been installed. Adding further to the frustration, the warranties have since expired, which could lead to additi...

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VA purchased $16 million worth of art on President Obama’s watch while veterans died awaiting care

An investigation into art acquisitions by Veterans Affairs officials shows the department bought millions of dollars worth of art while our men and women who served in our armed forces passed away on VA waiting lists. The Washington Examiner has the story: Hundreds of veterans have died while waiting to get care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, all while the department spent millions of taxpayer dollars on high-end art. According to an investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and American Transparency, the VA has spent $20 million on high-end art over the last 10 years, $16 million of that spent during President Obama's tenure. ...

VA study: Veteran suicides comprise nearly 20 percent of all suicides in America

Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs reveals nationwide 20 veterans per day commit suicide, a number that accounts for nearly 20 percent of all suicides committed in the U.S. every year. Military Times has the story: Roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs — a figure that dispels the often quoted, but problematic, “22 a day” estimate yet solidifies the disturbing mental health crisis the number implied. In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up ...

Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from Western Conservative Summit

Free Speech Under Attack By Jenny Beth Martin Remarks prepared for delivery Western Conservative Summit July 1, 2016   I’m a Tea Party Patriot … and I am happy to be here with you tonight! I am especially pleased to be here this year in Denver, because the theme of this year’s Summit is “This Land We Love.” The good news is, there’s lots that I love about this land – the bad news is, I only have ten minutes to talk tonight … so I’m going to have to get right to it! You know what I love most about this land? The fact that our Founders decided to go a different way, to chart a new course for human government. ...

Jenny Beth Martin: ‘I can attest to the devastating impact of the [IRS] targeting scandal’

Members of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday vote on whether to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who is under scrutiny for stonewalling congressional investigation into the agency scandal targeting Americans for their political beliefs; it’s a decision Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says is a no-brainer: Vote to impeach Commissioner Koskinen! Fox News has the full commentary: The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week on whether or not to impeach Koskinen; they should do so and the full House should follow and then the Senate should convict him, if there's any rule of law left in America… From 2009 to ...

New York congressman rips into VA over veteran’s benefits denial

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) this week requested Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald issue an apology after his deputy undersecretary for field operations, Beth McCoy, in a House Committee on Veteran Affairs’ subcommittee hearing refused to acknowledge the military service of a veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was wrongfully denied Veterans Affairs benefits. The Daily Caller has the scoop: [Veteran John Mitchell] applied for special monthly compensation owed to vets who have TBI, and Mitchell’s physician supplied all the requisite information to the VA, but the VA refused to take that information into consideration when ...

Veterans Affairs paper-records system penalizing private doctors who pick up the ball when the VA drops it

The seemingly endless stream of scandals and misconduct coming out of President Obama’s Veteran Affairs department is sickening. The latest travesty revolves around the reimbursement documentation private healthcare providers who take care of veteran patients otherwise neglected by the VA have to file to be compensated for services – a process that moves slower than molasses! The Daily Caller has the story: The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs wrote to VA Under Secretary of Health David J. Shulkin May 24 saying TheDCNF’s findings were consistent with what the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found across the department’s entire ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Facebook seems to be in ‘a state of constant, continual improvement’ after meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and conservative leaders at Facebook HQ

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin who attended the meeting last week between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and conservative leaders, released the following statement today lending her impressions from the meeting last week. “Facebook researched historical data related to the allegations and interviewed people who were involved as employees, contractors, and those who were allegedly impacted to determine what happened and how they can make the system better. They have come up with theories and solutions to make Trending Topics better in the future. Time will tell if the changes have a positive impact or ...