Currently the Veterans Affairs is on the hot seat for “Cooking the books”. Could it be that Federal funding regulations are to blame for agencies falsifying data who are seeking federal funding? Below is my opinion on how the system works.
“We have funding, however we want to see numbers or we will cut the budget to these programs”
State & Federal Agencies
“In order to receive Federal monies, we need to give them the numbers they want or programs and staff will be cut”
Workers for agencies
“Well I don’t want to lose my job, so I’ll do what they tell me”
Whistle-blower stands up
Someone takes a stand for the sake of others and immediately becomes a target.
The focus on helping those that seek the services or support in the end are sadly not really on the minds of those running the system.
Eventually you are left with an organization or agency being caught “cooking the books” and people struggling or even dying because of the lack of care.
So I ask, where is the transparency, and where is the care for not only my fellow veterans, but for my fellow Americans?
Special Thank You to those who do what is right to help others seeking support or services. Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and we Thank You.