Op-Ed | Center for American Values

Biden Puts Pleasing Unions Ahead Of Veterans’ Health

This article originally appeared in Daily Caller on November 11, 2023.

As we approach Veterans Day, President Biden has given America’s 20 million veterans a strange sign of appreciation. His administration is rehiring thousands of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees who were dismissed during the Trump Administration for poor performance or misconduct. Unfortunately, patient care will suffer from these reinstatements. The Biden Administration has put pleasing federal unions ahead of veterans’ health.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ mission was born from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. The president, surveying the carnage of America’s bloodiest war, called upon his nation “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”

Forty-one million Americans have put on the uniform since 1775, and more than one million have given their lives on what Lincoln called “the altar of freedom.” Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is the second-largest department in government, serving 9.5 million veterans in more than 1,300 healthcare facilities.

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