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Of which I follow mostly the Veterans Administration and the issues of Veterans, you know us, remember your 'purple heart bandages', get 'em ready your nomination convention is right around the corner and you had so much fun with them when first used.

You can too, and not only related to Veterans, and should have been especially your mouthpuppets at the FOX and rush too. Just visit Recovery.gov and look at where the money went, especially related to the government agencies and the long term money savings along with the jobs created. Just think if you all had been on board in investing in growth and not waiting, decades now, for your 'job creator' reagan capitalist to actually do what they conned us into thinking they would. That last worked great now didn't it when you all controlled the whole federal government, huge tax cuts and all. Again when you all ran on 'jobs' in the midterms and the dems even allowed you back in control of the house, no jobs bills and blocking the transportation bill till the last minute, even gave ya some states to control, where's your 'job creators' besides buying you all with multi million dollar contributions!

Follow me below the loop.

The following brought jobs to the area,especially in my professions the much needed construction jobs, and will continue to do, the ripple effect of investment which the private sector is doing so little of, over the long term operation of. As well as save money which can then be used for other veterans issues if needed, and it always is in the underfunded, as we cheer on wars sending the few others into and country doesn't give equal or more sacrifice, Veterans Administration!

Chillicothe center is first in VA system to use biomass boiler technology
Jul. 27, 2012 - The Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Thursday unveiled its $25.5 million biomass energy plant, showcasing two years of planning and work that developers hope will be a gateway to greener energy in the future.

The 8,000-square-foot facility, the first operational biomass boiler facility in the VA system nationwide, is expected to save the VA facility about $102,492 per year by burning wood chips as a primary fuel source for generating steam and electrical power in lieu of gas.

Former state Rep. Ray Pryor, a longtime advocate for veterans, initially broached the idea for a biomass boiler facility with the VA administration when the VA was planning a $12 million replacement of its existing 40-year-old boiler system. Pryor stepped in to secure government funding for the project and, in June 2010, the VA received $14 million dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to start the project.  read more>>>

I posted this the other day on my site:

There's an ad showing, over and over and over...., and approved by the mitt himself asking "What Happened to the Stimulus Funds?" that fries my ass!

This mitt is what happened to just a portion, as you use same in the ad yourself, even the rove has some mention of 'stimulus' in his lousy ads:

$1.8 Billion Investment Improves Care and Services for Veterans

August 5, 2010 - Health Care Services Enhanced

VA obligated $1 billion to improve VA medical care facilities across the country through building renovations, roadway and walkway repairs, high cost equipment replacement, security improvements, new construction, replacement of steam lines and boiler plants, upgrades in emergency power distribution, and purchases of additional emergency generators among others.

To help Veterans access care, Recovery Act projects in VA medical facilities will add or improve more than 26,000 parking spaces and 39 elevator banks are being built or upgraded. VA will upgrade nearly 14,000 inpatient bed spaces, while 16 pharmacy renovation projects will help Veterans get medicines quicker and more efficiently.  More than 14,400 clinical improvement projects, some with multiple exam rooms, will be undertaken.

 

Funds are also helping ensure VA health care facilities function more efficiently (by reducing annual recurring maintenance and upkeep cost) and are equipped to provide world-class care to Veterans.

Specific projects include:

·         Bedford, Mass., VA Medical Center (VAMC) mental health unit renovation, $7.165 million;

·         Philadelphia VAMC emergency room renovations, $4.74 million;

·         Cleveland VAMC surgical suite refurbishment, $8.5 million;

·         New Haven, Conn., VAMC private and semi-private inpatient units, $7.743 million;

·         Hines, Ill., VAMC electrical distribution infrastructure upgrade, $8 million.

VA serves 5.5 million Veterans annually in its hospitals, outpatient clinics and rural health programs.

Just a snippet of information, but can be easily expanded with simple search for each area of the country where spent, of what this Administration, the Whole Administration, has been doing especially helped in the 110th and 111th Congresses who had taken on what the previous two didn't especially as to the veterans of their two rubber stamped off the books wars of choice waged into long occupations after abandoning the main mission for even sending them into that region with the first drum beat at Iraq!

In this VA press release it touches also on: Energy Conservation, Claims Processing Improvements, National Cemeteries Revitalized and a One-time Benefit Payments.

There has been only one VA Secretary, in my time, that even tried bringing the long underfunded, after the supported wars of choice, up to what the country should have had already built, that was Max Cleland, but was blocked by the country ignoring vets, PTS, Agent Orange and into Gulf War Syndrome and much much more and their mostly real republican representatives, back once there were some one could work with and get something from, no more. Then came Principi, who actually stripped away some of what Max had done, and as I already mentioned nothing was done as the drums of wars were beat and invasions with long occupations had started and grew those first years. Those in and with this administration, including those in the DoD leadership, finally have taken on all the issues including for us older vets and are seeking to build that VA that should always have been, while still being grossly underfunded and the country got tax breaks instead of Sacrifice for the wars they wave those support the troops flags at an hour or two of parades, welcome homes etc., most watch video clips of and don't even bother attending, to show they're patriotic and care! What do the now tepublicans representatives do, lay blame at the VA in their hearings and press speak etc. instead of doing their jobs and the public, including some veterans, like that.

We love war but hate Sacrifice, let the very few do that and with their families!!

These wars haven't been paid for, surplus was gone before 9/11 and rubber stamping from congress had already started, the deficits started rising rapidly and real fast with both wars. More important is because of those huge deficits, wars off the books till the present admin, not one dime has been Sacrificed for the results of those wars and the decades to come. At least the 'stimulus' helped some in correcting that, while boosting employment in communities Nationwide and some on issues that will continue the needed community help as veterans and visitors come into those communities now.

Originally posted to DKos Military Veterans on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:17 AM PDT.

Also republished by Military Community Members of Daily Kos.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:17:34 AM PDT

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    That's what investing, government should be taking the lead in as they did before in partnerships with the private, in the Green Economy is.

    We developed the new age with solar and expanded wind technologies some forty years ago only to be blocked by the same special interests funding you all now to continue that blocking of growth industries.

    I don't give a rats ass whether you believe in 'global warming', look around ya, which is actually climate change or the humans contribution to it's rapid development, think the chemicals we manufacture and use that result in damaging health concerns.

    We once were a society others envied, we came up with idea's put those into development then innovated to advance into even better products. Those same special interests and the rest of the reagan capitalist started shipping our innovative experienced trades off to those that envied at around that same forty year time they were blocking the growth of a new and could have been a quickly advancing industry with offshoot industries.

    Now we are barely following the rest of the world as they move forward economically, some even with the present economic collapse our capitalism practices brought about!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:43:13 AM PDT

  •  Great post ! (1+ / 0-)
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    We need more like this !!!!

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 04:19:04 PM PDT

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