Thursday, May 3

VA Officials Involved In Reed Debacle Get Bonuses

Being short a billion dollars and allowing conditions in some of the buildings to deteriorate apparently qualifies you for a bonus. $3.8 million in bonuses no less.

(CBS/AP) The bonuses were awarded even after government investigators had determined the VA repeatedly miscalculated — if not deliberately misled taxpayers — with questionable methods used to justify Bush administration cuts to health care amid a burgeoning Iraq war.

Annual bonuses to senior VA officials now average more than $16,000 — the most lucrative in government.
I have an itch on my back, can you scratch it?