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VA Scandal Developments

June 5, 2014 11:40 AM
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It's becoming more and more clear. The problems at the VA can't be blamed on money. The VA paid out Salaries of $136 Billion and Bonuses of $300 Million to 400,000 employees (2007-2013)."


 
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 AMERICAN TRANSPARENCY PRESENTS: 

The National VA Salary and Bonus Study (2007-2013)  
$136 Billion in Salary; $300 Million in Bonuses 
Top 25 Cities Ranked by Total VA Salaries

Download OpenTheBooks.com  Cash Compensation study here 

 

USA Today recognized our work on the Phoenix VA scandal when the $9,345 bonus to embattled Director Sharon Helman was rescinded last week.  Since when did public service come with a bonus?
 
In my Forbes editorial, here's the conclusion: insiders can't reform the VA. If the insider promotion of Dr. Jeffrey Murawski is the best solution to fix the national problem, then the entire system must be overhauled.
 
In a Washington Examiner editorial, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn's Communications Director John Hart wrote, "In Washington, resignations aren't reform." After VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, much more's needed and Hart recognized our transparency work. 
 
We worked with Michael Volpe at Daily Caller to expose the Memphis VA for cutting vital services to veterans while paying $1 million in bonuses (2011-2013). The Bill O'Reilly Show at FOX News showcased the Memphis VA in a segment.
 
Want to see the "highly compensated" employee salaries of the Phoenix VA? At OpenTheBooks.com, over 150,000 unique users during the past five days searched the data.  Click here to review.
 
So what do you think Do our public servants at the VA deserve bonuses?  Let's discuss.

 

 

 

ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI 

Founder, OpenTheBooks.com
American Transparency | Chairman 

 

P.S. Together, let's hold the VA accountable for our veterans healthcare.  Please make a tax deductible gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 today. 
   
                 
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