ALLISON HICKEY RESIGNS AT THE V.A. - SHE THE
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No veteran, especially combat-disabled Americans who have to fight the V.A. bureaucracy every day, should shed a tear for Allison Hickey.
The hard-charging former brigadier general and Air Force Academy grad who ran the benefits division of the Veterans Administration into the ground, may have been forced to resign in the wake of an Inspector General probe of her mismanagement, but she has plenty of reason to laugh all the way to the bank.
The retired flag officer is swimming in greenbacks, while thousands of this country's veterans remain hungry and homeless.
HICKEY "TAKES CARE OF" HER FELLOW PIGS
Hickey was the one who approved an obscene $300,000 "moving allowance" for a disgraced
V.A. director at Philadelphia. She also took care of her fellow pigs at the trough by approving large salary increases for V.A. bosses without justification.
Needless to say, our friends at Paralyzed Veterans of America, DAV, the American Legion and VFW are not crying in their coffee cups that Hickey has had to take early leave from the gravy train.
We can only hope that the sugar-coated words of embattled V.A. boss Bob McDonald about his "dear friend" Allison and all the bilge about her great service to this nation's vets won't short-circuit a criminal probe, if need be.
THE USUAL 'P.R." DOUBLE-TALK FROM VA
"The (I.G.) has not yet made any determination regarding individual wrong-doing in connection with the Inspector General report," the V.A. said in a statement issued to the media, "nor has the Justice Department notified us of any determination regarding criminal wrong-doing.
"As a result, no adverse action has been taken against Under Secretary Hickey or any other V.A. employee."
Stop and digest the last two paragraphs above, dear reader. See how the more things "change," according to the V.A. press releases, the more they stay the same. Our wounded and disabled veterans still get screwed.
The real reason Hickey had to go, was her actions had created such a stench at headquarters, she - like her old pal Eric Shinseki, who brought her aboard the V.A. money machine in 2011 - had to publicly resign.
If the present V.A. czar, U.S. Military Academy grad Bob McDonald, doesn't step up the pace in cleaning out corruption under his watch, he may be forced to take "early retirement" as well.
Stay tuned. We are watching.