Cut Wasteful Spending at the VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs has experienced a vast swelling of its budget over the past decade. Under President Obama, the overall budget for the VA increased by 84 percent. Yet, this increase in the budget did not produce better results for veterans who use the VA. Instead, the VA has been plagued by deadly waitlist scandals, gross mismanagement of resources, and benefit application backlogs.
The proposed FY 2018 budget continues much of the Obama-era formula for attempting to fix the VA–more money given to the VA will solve its systemic problems. Yet, Concerned Veterans for America recognizes that throwing money at a problem doesn’t make it go away. CVA has identified areas in the budget where Congress can seek additional savings within the VA’s budget, especially in the construction, medical facility operations, personnel, and medical compliance accounts.
Cutting waste and reducing the bureaucracy, not increasing VA’s bottom line, will ensure that the VA will become more efficient and effective in delivering quality, clinical care to our veterans. We need your support in making this happen. Sign our petition to tell Congress that more money at the VA isn’t the answer.