Often Veterans ask, “Does the VA retaliate”, or is the VA just another ineptocracy:
(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Of course there are two “schools of thought”…I mean, this is our government, there is no conspiracy to retaliate on Veterans. The VA didn’t inappropriately shred Veterans evidence in 41 out of 57 Regional Offices. Well, ok, yes they did that, according to the VAOIG, but wasnt that the Veterans’ own fault for applying for benefits too many times in too many regional offices? After all, isnt it going to look bad for politicians as a “non adversarial, pro claimant” VA?
Some would think the VA does, indeed, retaliate. For example:
Or this one:
Or how about this one, that alleges multiple incidents of retaliation?
According to this site, the VA paid out 3.5 million for retaliation:
The last one is more than a bit disturbing. I would like to know where does the 3.5 million come from? Does the budget submitted to congress include millions per year for “retaliation lawsuits”? I tend to think this probably does not come out of the VA Execs’ salary. Here is an example of why:
So, does the VA retaliate? I dont know for sure, but I’m just a “Joe Average Vet”, and it would appear that the VA is long overdue to “take out the trash”, and our politicians havent been getting it done. I wonder if its time for the VA system to stop having its own “police force” with its own VAOIG. Maybe we should ask why the fox is guarding the hen house?