While the VA was busy shunting veterans onto imaginary waiting lists, allowing them to die rather than pay for treatment, they were also busily installing millions of dollars’ worth of photovoltaic solar panel systems, which presumably gave the vets something to admire as they waited.
A retired Navy serviceman died of bladder cancer after being put on a 7-month waiting list after blood was found in his urine. He finally received an appointment a week after his death.
But each and every year, from 2009 to 2011, the Phoenix VA Health Care System put in solar panels. The solar panels at the Carl T. Hayden VA in Phoenix cost $20 million.
That $20 million could have saved the lives of dying veterans. Instead it went to Green Energy.
And the same story has played out at VA facilities across the country.
In 2009, Obama had signed a Green Energy executive order. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced that “in order to continue providing Veterans with the best health care and benefit services, VA must adapt to climate change.”
While they were spending millions of dollars “adapting to climate change”, America’s veterans were suffering and dying. And even in death, they were unable to dodge “Green Energy”:
In life the vets couldn’t get an appointment while resources were being squandered on Green Energy and when they died, they still couldn’t escape Green Energy.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, who had ignored the abuse of veterans, turned his attention to something truly important. He began seeing to it that all the cemeteries had wind or solar power.
The Massachusetts National Cemetery got a 50 kW wind turbine so the dead veterans would have all the sustainable energy they needed.
A VA press release about the cemetery turbine boasted that “under the leadership of Secretary Eric K. Shinseki… VA is transitioning into a 21st century organization that better serves America’s Veterans.”
Shinseki arrived in person at the dedication ceremony to flip the switch on the cemetery wind turbine. Resting in their graves were men who had died because of his policies.
It’s understandable why Obama was so reluctant to accept “Ric”‘s eventual resignation; here was a guy who got it, a guy who understood that Obama’s priorities involved stopping the oceans from rising – not a bunch of old farts who’d already served their purpose. Ric made sure that Obama’s priorities were those of the VA as well.
Admittedly, the cemetery wind turbine setup was not the norm; most national cemeteries, under Ric’s “leadership”, received PV solar panel setups ranging in cost from $800,000 to $1.5 million.
Vets might be dying at VA facilities, but they would have solar panels and wind turbines over their graves so that Shineski could provide Obama with a leading example of “greenness.”
That last part seems a bit over the top; it appears that only one cemetery ended up with a wind tower. The important thing to bear in mind, here, is that the dead veterans will have access to Green&Sustainable energy, thanks to the benevolent vision of Barry Hussein Obama. Priorities, people, priorities!