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  •  Presidential "commission" spend a lot of time (3+ / 0-)
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    sidnora, Kitsap River, ozsea1

    spending money having "meetings"  creating reams of paperwork and then sit on a shelf because Congress refuses to even listen to their suggestions   the veterans were upset a few years ago by 2 such commission the Veterans Disability Benefits Commission (VDBC)  and  the Dole/Shalala Commission after the Walter Reed fisaco became public   the VDBC recommended an immediate 25% hike in compensation for america's disabled veterans   (that never happened) and nothing else they spent 2 years investigating and holding hearings and making recommendations on   although they did spend about 20 million dollars  Dole/Shalala  didn't spend near as much money and only spent a few months  and  most of what they recommended was also ignored

    Commisssions  sound great  but Congress normally just ignores them

    •  It sucks that they ignored the (0+ / 0-)

      VDBC recommendations, but in this case it might be just what we'll want them to do.

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Tue May 04, 2010 at 07:35:06 AM PDT

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