May 30, 2014 By TPNN Staff Writer
Harry Reid appears to have another person joining him in his Koch addiction. The Senate Majority Leader has taken to the Senate floor and the media on numerous occasions to blame the billionaire, philanthropist, Libertarian leaning brothers for everything from the House GOP budget to global warming. Reid has even gone so far as to call the brothers un-American. But, Dirty Harry is no longer alone in his Koch addiction.
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, who is chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, placed the blame for the VA Scandals not on Secretary Shinseki and not on Barack Obama. No, Bernie Sanders blames the death and suffering of veterans on the Koch brothers.
Sanders: Right now, we’re dealing with the Veterans Administration. I’m Chairman of the Veterans Committee. Let me tell you some news. The Veterans Administration provides very high quality health care. Period. It’s not perfect. It is good quality health care, according to the veterans themselves, and according to a number of independent surveys that have looked at it. It’s not perfect. It runs 151 centers. Today 200,000 veterans get health care through the VA. There is right now, as we speak, a concerted effort to undermine the VA. So the point is, you have government entity itself, Social Security, enormously popular, Medicare, enormously popular, Postal Service, popular, VA popular. What are the problems? The problems are, is, that all of these are large, governmental institutions and you have folks out there now, Koch Brothers and others, who want to radically change the nature of society, and either make major cuts in all of these institutions, or maybe do away with them entirely.
Despite the fact that it has been determined that the issues at the VA are systemic and not confined to the Phoenix VA, Sanders defended the failed, single-payer, socialist based health care system that our veterans are subjected to as providing “very high quality healthcare.” Perhaps Sanders hasn’t heard that veterans died and thousands have been kept waiting for treatment, hidden on secret waiting lists that VA employees kept so that they could receive their bonus which was based on decreasing waiting times.
Sanders, an avowed Socialist and Independent who caucuses with the Democrat Party, seems to want to play politics with the lives of our veterans by using their plight to attack one of the Left’s favorite targets – the Koch Brothers. How shameful that he cares more about tarnishing the name of people who disagree with him politically than actually getting to the bottom of the rampant corruption at the VA that resulted in real deaths and real suffering.