Part of the Waco VA Hospital to be privatized? Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Part of the Waco VA Hospital to be privatized?
 


28 July 2006 at 6:53:49 PM
salon

So... if the federal government won't use our tax money to honor our veterans by paying to maintain the VA hospitals (and the Bush adminstration has threatened to close or downsize the hospital since 2003), it's okay to have private interests buy it? Enough of the privatization-our taxes should be paying for this.

IF wastefulness is the problem, as this GAO report indicates. then how about better oversight and management of our money?

Since a Government Accountability Office report in 1999 said the VA nationwide wastes more than $1 million a day on excess space, the department has considered those costs a problem. Maintenance of more than 300,000 square feet of vacant space at the Waco hospital cost about $3.3 million in 2004, the VA estimated.

The Corporatists and Bush administration are trying to privatize every area of our lives, while our taxes go to subsidize oil companies and wars they start-time for a change.


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