One concern that Mikey and I share should be a concern to every American -- it is the treatment of military veterans. Here's link to an article delineating the problems that are not being properly addressed by the current administration: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/us/obama-va-hospital-phoenix.html?emc=...
Often times, those who enter the American military do so at great personal sacrifice. The husband of a close friend of my daughter served overseas while his wife was here in Ohio with their two children. This is a common scenario. And he was one of the lucky ones. He came home. He came home in one piece. I have seen him and talked with him, and he seems to have no ill effects from his military service. And he has a job working as a police officer in a small town nearby.
Not every vet is so lucky. And the treatment, or lack thereof, by the VA is an ongoing scandal. This should not be a partisan issue. While running for office, Obama promised to clean up the Veterans Administration, but he has made little progress.
It's quite simple, really. In this gigantic bureaucracy there will always be those who take advantage of situations to look to better themselves at the expense of vets who sacrificed for us all. But, as this article indicates, we can do better. We must do better for our vets.
Heads should roll; and not just the heads of minor officials. It is incumbent upon Secretary McDonald to do the same things at the VA that he would have done at Proctor and Gamble when he was in charge there. If you really want to shake up an entrenched bureaucracy, fire the incompetents at the top!