The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired Terry Gerigk Wolf, the director of the Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Wolf is only the second official to have been removed from office since Congress passed a law to streamline exterminations in August.
"The public trust has been shattered,"Paul Rieckhoff, the executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans for America, told CNN.
It seems like President Obama has to deal with one problem after the other. From ISIS, to a border crisis, to vanished IRS emails... the list goes on and on. As Americans wait for something to be done and people to be held accountable, another story steals the spot light and major problems become distant memories.
Headlines broke in April surrounding an investigative report that revealed 40 veterans had died waiting for appointments at the Pheonix Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Further examination affirmed that this was not a singular instance, but rather a widespread case of bureaucratic corruption.
The government-run health program of the Department of Veterans Affairs formerly praised by progressives has just had another report come down on their operations. It's not good. The VA has a "corrosive culture" that caused "significant and chronic system failures."
Culture of corruption.