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Collins and Reed share blame for VA problems

Reps. Chris Collins and Tom Reed are responsible for delays in processing veterans’ benefits. These two representatives wanted to set aside Obamacare, which is the legitimate outcome of the democratic process. When they did not get to impose their will over the legitimate outcome of the democratic process, they threw a temper tantrum and shut down the government in October 2013.

This sent 7,000 workers home from the Veterans Benefits Administration regional offices. These workers are responsible for processing claims, among other responsibilities.

Collins and Reed have no credibility in their calls to remove Eric Shinseki, who resigned as secretary on Friday.

Collins and Reed hurt veterans and many other innocent people because they did not get their way. Their actions were extraordinarily shameful and childish.

Mark Perencevich

Veteran

Hamburg