President Obama Cuts Veteran Benefits $2.6 BILLION – Sends $4.5 BILLION To Syrian Migrants

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Once again President Obama shows where his loyalties lie and it is not with American veterans. He cut veteran benefits $2.6 BILLION and sent $4.5 BILLION to Syrian migrants in Europe.

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House lawmakers say the Veterans Affairs Department’s $2.6 billion budget shortfall for this fiscal year is further proof of administrators’ incompetence and poor planning, Truth and Action reported.

VA officials have a slightly different take, saying the shortfall is a sign of their extraordinary efforts to get veterans the medical care they need, regardless of the cost.

Either way, the department has an enormous deficit to fill in the next three months and admits this could mean furloughs, hiring freezes and program cancellations if a solution can’t be found.

“We are going to do the right thing for veterans and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday. “But to succeed, we need the flexibility to use funds to meet veterans needs as they arise.”

Without that, he said, “we get to dire circumstances before August. We will have to start denying care to some veterans.”

Lawmakers were enraged that the department is only now informing them of significant shortfalls in this year’s budget, with the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

“I have come to expect a startling lack of transparency and accountability from VA over the last years,” said committee chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. “But failing to inform Congress of a multibillion-dollar funding deficit until this late in the fiscal year … is disturbing on an entirely different level.”

Source: Military Times

Meanwhile, back at the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States will direct $4.5 billion to help address the dire conditions inside Syria and in refugee camps scattered across the region.

Source: Breitbart

The money will come through the U.S. Agency for International Development and Congress will not have to approve the additional spending.

So, the Veterans face a $2.6 Billion shortfall in their health care, but Obama and Congress have found a whopping $4.5 Billion to ship over to help Syrians who are overrunning Europe. HT Truth and Action

3 COMMENTS

  1. why is this allowed to happen? How can he cut vet bills but send money to another country? Why are our senators allowing this to happen? what about the American people. Because Obama’s goal is to lower the status of the United states as a super power to be just another struggling country because he wants to make the world equal as far as every nation having the same ability to demolish another one. This man needs to be out of the white house. He is the most anti-american president we’ve ever had.

  2. Sometimes I wonder if the person that creates the title for the article, has actually read the title. Obama didn’t cut 2.6 billion, the VA spent beyond their budget. Obama tried to rectify the situation in February, but Congress refused.

  3. “Administration officials told Congress that one goal of the increased fees is to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.”

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