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VA spent $20M on art, while Vets die waiting

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posted on Jul, 29 2016 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: makemap

The veterans are literally the backbone of America.

Because of so many spineless civilians who would rather piss away tax-payer money on art instead of actually fulfilling the contract that is owed to the men and women who have served.



That is what you think? Where are the militias during the revolutionary war against Britain? Military today compare to the past is nothing a like, where any man can just join the fight. The civilians are forced to make money for the military in return, they have no choice but, to join the military just to survive. This is called "Military Dictatorship." "Those who think they are free, are not actually free." Right now the only thing standing in civilian sector is restaurants and market. Soon the market will be dead from GMO at this rate, taking down restaurant at the same rate.

You can keep blaming civilians all you want. We both know taking money away from civilians is the worst way to do it. Artist are also civilians. You do not see artist as factory workers, working 6-8 hours a day to gain money. They create one thing to be sold, that is how they survive. If you force artists to work 6-8 hours a day then that is idiotic. We would have use up even more resources and have tons of unnecessary arts.

Remember Eisenhow warning about MIC.
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posted on Jul, 29 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: makemap

Once again you're not describing the reality of military service today.

You have NO CLUE what you're talking about. You're just spouting off BS you read somewhere online and now you're acting like you're better than those of us who served.

its obvious you hate the military and don't care what happens to us.

Hope you never need us.



posted on Aug, 5 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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In how the gov't works, this could be a case of "spending to keep next years budget". Anyone who has been around that knows.

Despite that, the money would have been better spent in patient facilities. Improved clinics, or upgrading waiting areas in existing ones. Then maybe upgrading stuff for support staff. I would think given how busy they are, the people doing the bulk of paperwork or phone support could use an update too. I would think the administrative offices in charge aren't that terrible to begin with, they could have waited on the spending list before the other things.

Having nice art is one thing (not against it), but having that amount of money spent where it positively affects more people is more important.



posted on Aug, 5 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: pauljs75

Upkeep is considered a 1 time cost for the most part. Personnel are recurring costs. It likely comes from different budgets and the funding sources probably even stipulate what the money can be spent on. For example if a state VA gets an additional $20 million it probably comes with conditions like it can only be spent in ways that reduce future budget outlays, or on building updates, or on furniture. They can't just run out and hire some new secretaries or doctors with it.
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