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  • VA scandal spotlights Obama’s inaction | Southeastern Tea Party
    swift and decisive action by the president over the mistreatment of veterans at VA hospitals Don t hold your breath The studious go slow Obama approach is once again onscreen For Republicans looking to gain control of the Senate the president s inaction paints a perfect target on Democrats especially vulnerable incumbent Senators Truly the GOP couldn t ask for a better scenario to drive home its point that government is too big and poorly run by this group What Speaker John Boehner calls systemic failure is becoming a common phrase heard from Republicans A point they will no doubt be driving home when it comes to the midterm contests President Obama the most powerful man in the free world always seems to be the last to know about what s going on in his own administration Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor Thursday Kelly File yells for help unanswered A year after President Obama signed legislation from Sen Patty Murray D Wash aimed at curtailing false reporting at the nation s VA hospitals Rep Jeff Miller R Fla wrote VA Affairs head Eric Shinseki asking him to brief a House Panel on the agency s plans to improve medical appointment wait times and scheduling During a Thursday appearance on the Kelly File Miller expressed his outrage over the VA head issuing a statement saying the allegations of misconduct just surfaced over the past several weeks Miller told Megyn Kelly This has been going on for years Miller went on to say this secretary has been in office now for well over five years and has had an opportunity to make a difference and hasn t done it When pressed by Kelly as to whether he would call for Shinseki s resignation Miller said removing him may

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/418 (2016-02-16)
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  • Treasury Outlays to VA Department Up 92.2% in One Decade | Southeastern Tea Party
    Department outlays to the Department of Veterans Affairs VA have increased 92 2 in the last 10 years according to the Financial Management Service s latest monthly Treasury statement climbing from 73 3 billion to 140 9 billion since 2003 As of the end of fiscal year 2013 on Sept 30 2013 outlays to the VA were 140 909 860 000 in inflation adjusted dollars and included things such as

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/417 (2016-02-16)
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  • House Dems to participate in Benghazi probe | Southeastern Tea Party
    Pelosi announced Wednesday that she will appoint the full complement of five Democratic members on the 12 member panel She tapped five Democrats with experience in previous congressional investigations The Democrats who will join seven Republicans are Rep Elijah Cummings of Maryland Adam Smith of Washington state Adam Schiff of California Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois Democrats had considered boycotting the investigations the eighth inquiry since

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/416 (2016-02-16)
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  • White House sends mixed signals on when Obama learned of VA problems | Southeastern Tea Party
    heard of specific allegations at the Phoenix VA hospital where allegations have surfaced that 40 veterans died while waiting for care after seeing CNN s reporting on the issue But Mr Carney said Tuesday that the issues of lengthy wait times and the inaccurate reporting of those wait times are not a new issue to the president Mr Carney s comments come on the heels of a Washington Times report

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/415 (2016-02-16)
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  • American Legion: 'We Need the White House, the President to Come Forward' | Southeastern Tea Party
    on Sunday Dellinger said the long wait for veterans to get medical care is an ongoing problem that President Obama must address personally We need the White House the president to come forward He needs to make a statement to show the employees of VA that this needs to change now One death is tragic but when you hide it that s unforgivable It s been three weeks since CNN

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/414 (2016-02-16)
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  • Southeastern Tea Party | One must know the difference to make a difference
    Wed 04 23 14 Senate races are close in Southern states poll shows With six months to go before the 2014 midterm elections a new poll shows that the national political environment is working in the GOP s favor in crucial Senate races in the South that could decide which party controls the Senate but that Democrats are still keeping the races close The New York Times Kaiser Family Foundation Southern States Poll found that President Obama s approval rating is in the tank in Arkansas Kentucky Louisiana and North Carolina four states that the GOP presidential nominee carried in the 2012 election admin s blog Read more Tue 04 22 14 Most independents plan to support anti Obama candidates in 2014 A new poll shows that independents are more likely to support candidates that oppose Obamacare in the 2014 midterm elections The Fox News poll showed that if the only difference between two candidates running for Congress this year was their position on the Affordable Care Act then independents would support the candidate that fights against the health care law by a 54 to 29 percent margin This may not bode well for Democrats as they look to defend their Senate majority admin s blog Read more Mon 04 21 14 Krauthammer Real objective of ObamaCare is semi nationalization of health care Charles Krauthammer said Monday on Special Report with Bret Baier that he believes the true objective of ObamaCare is to serve as a semi nationalization of the health care industry using insurers as the middle man Krauthammer a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor cited the recent CBO report that projects 25 million people have signed up but 12 million will lose their existing coverage after 10 years of ObamaCare According to the CBO by 2024

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node?page=19 (2016-02-16)
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  • Republicans put heat on Obama over VA scandal | Southeastern Tea Party
    blog Republicans put heat on Obama over VA scandal Fri 05 16 14 Republicans are putting the heat on President Obama over the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs over allegedly fatal health care delays saying he can no longer float above the ever widening controversy It s time President Obama personally answer for the horrific conditions and abuses occurring at our veterans facilities House GOP Leader Eric Cantor said in a statement after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testified Thursday before a Senate committee Lawmakers at that hearing were visibly frustrated over the state of the VA and the succession of reports that VA workers may have manipulated records to make it seem like veterans were being treated in a timely fashion when they were not Further they voiced concerns that the department is waiting for the results of investigations that may not conclude for weeks or even months The White House has dispatched deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors to review VA health care procedures and policies But critics including Cantor say it s time for Obama to get personally involved The VA scandal is just one of many facing the Obama administration including the botched

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/413 (2016-02-16)
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  • Poll: Pelosi Highest Negative Rating of Congressional Leaders -- 49% ‘Unfavorable’ | Southeastern Tea Party
    Congressional Leaders 49 Unfavorable Thu 05 15 14 Although all four top leaders in the House and the Senate are viewed more negatively than positively by Americans House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D Calif was viewed the worst with a 49 unfavorable rating according to a new Gallup survey House Speaker John Boehner R Ohio came in second with a 45 unfavorable rank In the survey Gallup asked this question

    Original URL path: http://southeasternteaparty.org/node/412 (2016-02-16)
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