More troubling Veterans Administration news: Millions wasted in unauthorized purchases

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by Allen West

Last night on Fox News’ Kelly File, liberal progressive Alexis Johnson claimed the budget for the VA is the reason behind its failure to properly care for our vets. That’s laughable – unless you want to consider the amount the VA is wasting.

According to The Washington Times, the Department of Veterans Affairs is under fire again as a new watchdog report reveals the agency spent up to $85.6 million in taxpayer dollars on unauthorized commitments. The Veterans Affairs inspector general’s office reported that during fiscal years 2012 and 2013 the VA made about 15,600 potential unauthorized transactions because of inadequate warrant information, insufficient verification of cardholder warrant limitations, and insufficient training.

There is something systemically wrong in the Veterans Administration and this is not an if.

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