The casualty number from the VA scandal just grew from a few dozen to 1,000. That’s according to a report compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).

The problems at Veterans Affairs extend well beyond long wait lists, with a report Tuesday showing the department is plagued with poor care that has cost up to 1,000 veterans their lives and left taxpayers on the hook for nearly $1 billion in malpractice settlements since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Some of the problems detailed in the report by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma are downright ghoulish. They include the case of a former security chief at a New York Veterans Affairs medical center whom the FBI arrested on charges of plotting to kidnap, rape and murder women and children.

“The problems at the VA are worse than anyone imagined,” Mr. Coburn said. “Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA’s misconduct and the VA has paid out nearly $1 billion to veterans and their families for its medical malpractice.”

Along with how many millions in bonuses to executives who showed some skill in covering the whole thing up?

This is just…

Among his other findings:

• Female patients received unnecessary pelvic and breast exams from a sex offender.

But Obama’s out there today launching a new offensive in his totally phony #WaronWomen… And touting France as the be-all end-all of how our own economy out to be arranged.


It’s time to ask: Is our president functionally a moron?

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