Bernie Sanders blames Koch Brothers for VA scandal
In the demented world of aging Senate leftists, apparently the Koch Brothers have no limits to their power. Joining Harry Reid (who blamed global warming on the Koch Brothers) in the fitting room for straightjackets soon may be Vermont’s socialist-but-caucuses-with-Democrats Senator Bernie Sanders. At a North Hampton, MA forum with The Nation’s John Nichols, Sanders offered a stream of consciousness dissertation that seems to blame the billionaire philanthropists for the VA’s problems:
The Washington Free Beacon offers a transcript:
Right now, we’re dealing with the Veterans Administration. I’m Chairman of the Veterans Committee. Let me tell you some news. The Veterans Administration provides very high quality health care. Period.
Oh-oh. In the age of Obama, we now know that “period” means “you can’t believe what I just said.” But Sanders pressed on after this tell:
It’s not perfect. It is good quality health care, according to the veterans themselves, and according to a number of independent surveys that have looked at it. It’s not perfect. It runs 151 centers. Today 200,000 veterans get health care through the VA. There is right now, as we speak, a concerted effort to undermine the VA. So the point is, you have government entity itself, Social Security, enormously popular, Medicare, enormously popular, Postal Service, popular, VA popular. What are the problems? The problems are, is, that all of these are large, governmental institutions and you have folks out there now, Koch Brothers and others, who want to radically change the nature of society, and either make major cuts in all of these institutions, or maybe do away with them entirely.
You can listen to the rant here: