It’s Really Hard To Get Fired From The VA

It seems that VA Secretary Robert McDonald, instead of holding others accountable, is undermining what little credibility the VA still … Continued

It seems that VA Secretary Robert McDonald, instead of holding others accountable, is undermining what little credibility the VA still has.

An editorial in the Chicago Tribune argues:

“Lopping off heads indiscriminately is rarely a good way to correct errors. But the first problem here is not whether McDonald punished the right people. It's the huge discrepancy between his words and his deeds. (And that's leaving aside the instance when he said he served in an elite special forces unit — a bogus claim he had to quickly retract.) … The conclusion to be drawn from what's known right now is that it is very hard to get fired for poor or even dishonest performance in this department, which has some of the most important functions in the federal government.”

James Clark
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