What is it exactly our elected officials do for the compensation we provide them? Is all they do just double talk and running for their next election?
This is not a partisen post. Each and every elected official in the federal govt should be fired for lack of caring. Starting with the lowest Representative to every Senator to the President and their staff.
WASHINGTON - The White House and congressional leaders called Tuesday for swift investigation and repair of the problems plaguing outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Top Army officials on Tuesday visited Building 18, the decrepit former hotel housing more than 80 recovering soldiers, outside the gates of the medical center.
Army Secretary Francis Harvey and Vice Chief of Staff Richard Cody toured the building and spoke to soldiers as workers in protective masks stripped mold from the walls and tore up soiled carpets.
Harvey said he was surprised and disappointed at the conditions and the frustrating bureaucratic delays. "In the warrior ethos the last line says you should never leave a fallen comrade, and from that facility point of view we didn't live up to it," he said, adding that conditions at the building are "inexcusable."
At the White House, spokesman Tony Snow said he spoke with the president Tuesday about Walter Reed and the president told him: "Find out what the problem is and fix it."
He said Bush "first learned of the troubling allegations regarding Walter Reed from the stories this weekend in The Washington Post.
He is deeply concerned and wants any problems identified and fixed." He said he did not know why the president, who has visited the facility many times in the past five years, had not heard about these problems before."