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    cany

    on the vote this week in the Senate to approve outsourcing of processing? I can't understand how Cronyn got that through!

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 03:39:24 PM PST

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      Can you point me some where I can read it? Outsourcing to where??? That word upsets since my hub lost his job of 28 yrs to it under Bush.

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        LilithGardener

        http://www.dailykos.com/...

        Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is trumpeting, under the title "Cornyn Offers Legislation to Fight National VA Claims Backlog," his amendment to privatize the VA claim system!
        Written before the senate passed it 95/0.  I think this was under the radar.  Another privatization grab that went unnoticed.

        Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

        by DRo on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:12:18 AM PST

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        •  Classic, instead of increasing the VA budget (1+ / 0-)
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          and hiring more people to process the claims, they want to hire some other org to add another layer of "lost paper work" between the claimant and the benefits.

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