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Protecting Bad Bureaucrats or Serving America’s Veterans?


090424-N-3271W-021 VAN METER, Iowa (April 24, 2009) More than 500 veterans who escorted the unclaimed remains of seven Iowa veterans to their final resting place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery line the procession route with American flags after providing a motorcycle escort for the remains. The ceremony coincided with Des Moines Navy Week, one of 22 Navy Weeks planned across America in 2009. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward/Released)

Our government bureaucracy continues to increase. Hiring more federal employees to solve problems doesn’t work, it appears to result in increasing regulation, increased cost and  reduced efficiency. The replacement of the VA head and the firing of one complicit federal employee shouldn’t be expected to substantially solve the problem. The number of veterans needing help at  VA Hospitals continues to increase regardless of the increasing budget. Reform of the VA is needed. Actions are ongoing to do just that and your support of legislative actions may help move us in the right direction. Our veterans deserve our support.  Read more here.

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