UNREAL. VA Secretary Compares Waiting for Medical Care to Waiting in Line at Disney (VIDEO)
Guest post by Aleister
Our current Veterans Affairs secretary Robert McDonald cares so much about our veterans that he’s comparing their long wait times to waiting in line at Disneyland.
The Federalist reports:
Veterans Affairs Secretary: Waiting For Medical Care Is Like Waiting In Line At Disneyland
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday that the length of time veterans had to wait before receiving medical treatment from VA clinics was like waiting in line for a ride at Disneyland.
“When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important? What’s important is, what’s your satisfaction with the experience?” McDonald said according to The Washington Examiner. “And what I would like to move to, eventually, is that kind of measure.”
McDonald made the comparison at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters on Monday to express his displeasure with an April report from the Government Accountability Office decrying the VA’s inaccessibility to veterans.
Here’s a video report from CNN:
This sparked strong reactions on Twitter:
This is not make-believe, Mr. Secretary. Veterans have died waiting in those lines. https://t.co/OxfT3AYzTi
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 23, 2016
Are people—are people *dying* in lines at Disney?
Seems like that’s a big story we’ve missed. https://t.co/HSPoSCpoao
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 23, 2016
Just found BuzzFeed list of “The 10 Stages Of Waiting In Line At Disneyland.” None involve death/suicidal tendencies https://t.co/9rd8TNffPB
— Al Weaver (@alweaver22) May 23, 2016
Isn’t this just the sort of arrogance and incompetence you’ve come to expect from the Obama administration?