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Viewpoint: VA Controversy

Now that the Veterans Administration's been exposed for shocking practices, we think it's time to hold some employees accountable.

After revelations of cooking the books at the Phoenix V. A. hospital, where the truth was that wait times that were so long that some Vets died without treatment, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in May.

And worse still, fat bonuses were paid to some V. A. execs; over a hundred million dollars over the past three years.

We believe those whose behavior was aggregious should go to prison.

We also support Senator John McCain's proposal that would allow veterans to go outside the Veterans Administration to seek private health care, with vouchers, at government expense.

Our Vets are the reason we still have a free Democracy, and we need to make sure they get proper treatment.

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