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VA "steadily improving" under Obama?

Published in Blog on July 16, 2017 by Convention of States Project

Federal officials will say almost anything to prove the efficacy of their failing government bureaucracies. The most recent example comes from the President himself, who said Thursday that “dismantling the VA system would be a mistake” because it has steadily improved under his administration. 

How did he come to that conclusion? Simple. Focus on the good and ignore the bad. The President emphasized that once veterans get into the system, they are more or less satisfied with their service. But the biggest issue with the VA isn't that veterans are dissatisfied with the care they've received -- the issue is that there are still over 500,000 veterans who have waited over 30 days for much-needed care.

The federal government will always push to maintain their federal agencies because these agencies give them power and control over We the People. No matter how corrupt or inefficient an agency becomes, D.C. will never willingly let it go.

That’s why an Article V Convention of States is so critical. A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that shrink the jurisdiction of the federal government, prohibiting them from creating agencies for particular purposes. These amendments would shift the power from Washington, D.C., to the states and the people, who are much more capable to provide services to the citizens in their unique communities.

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