Pelosi flunks the Pinocchio test – again!
Does Pelosi ever tell the truth?
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is blaming former President George W. Bush for the Veterans Administration scandal, but, according to the VA’s own numbers, she has the facts wrong.
Pelosi never mentioned Bush by name at a press briefing Thursday, but she left no doubt as to whom she was talking about.
She referred to “the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans.”
Pelosi then blamed the VA scandal on an increase in veterans due to recent wars.
“[W]e go in a war in Afghanistan, leave Afghanistan for Iraq with unfinished business in Afghanistan. Ten years later, we have all of these additional veterans. In the past five years, two million more veterans needing benefits from the VA. That’s a huge, huge increase.”
Actually, according to government statistics, there are far fewer veterans in the VA.
According to the VA, the number of vets declined by 4.3 million from 2000 to 2013.