To the Editor:
In response to the article in Wednesday’s, May 7, Killeen Daily Herald, “Senators call for VA Secretary to resign,” Secretary Shinseki, in my opinion, is the wrong individual to be going after.
The directors of the VA hospitals should be the ones on the chopping block. They are paid to take care of us veterans who utilize the facilities they are entrusted to oversee.
All I see them doing is sitting back and drawing a big, fat paycheck as well as bonuses they are not entitled to.
They may very well be book smart, but common sense would dictate coming out of their big office and talking with the patients about the care they are receiving or in this case, the care they are not receiving.
Shinseki has a number of VA hospitals under him, and I do not see how he can oversee all of them without having a trustworthy director at each site, and apparently he doesn’t have that.
We all know the VA system is messed up and has been for quite a while.
Let’s start getting rid of the dead weight, and put some action people in the positions.
Just because you have a Ph.D. doesn’t make you a leader.
retired Sgt. 1st Class Perry L. Sanders