Shinseki is a fall guy

FresnoJune 6, 2014 

In regard to the current Veterans Affairs scandal and the resignation of Gen. Shinseki: He served at the pleasure of the president. It became quite obvious the addition of another scandal did not please the president, hence Shinseki had to go -- all the time those government employees running the various VA facilities keep their jobs and bonuses.

People don't realize that you can't fire a government employee. Their union owns too many politicians. The military can fire a commanding officer of a ship using a term called "loss of confidence." The general had no such authority; hence he could not fire all these inept people running our VA hospitals.

Robert L. Owens

Cdr. U.S. Navy, retired

Fresno

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