Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Secretary of Verterans Affairs Washington

I was notified yesterday that "an employee took home electronic data from the VA, which he was not authorized to do and was in violation of established policies." This data was stolen and included my SS#, date of birth, name and other information.

It goes on to say the VA "out of abundance of caution, however, VA is taking all possible steps to protect and inform veterans." Great where was the "abundance of caution" to begin with?

They apologize for the inconvenience. Nice, but what good does that do. The privacy act of 1974 was to safe guard electronic records. It was passed in 1974. I have been fighting this type of negligence for decades. Our representatives created this mess, but those who did not serve do not have to live with the consequences.

Our U.S. Representatives are not pro-active and they are barely re-active. We need a big time change.

  • Identity theft has been with us for over a decade and they have done nothing.
  • The Social Security problem has been with us since 1937 and they were told about it by A.J. Altmyer in 1943 and yet they have just made things worse.
  • Medicare is in deep do-do and what do they do, they add Rx drugs and make the financial problem even worse.
  • We have had an energy problem that mushroomed in 1973 and yet over the past 33 years have done little but subsidize with tax credits ethanol which does nothing for us our energy independence.
  • Over twenty years ago they gave amnesty to many illegals. It was a problem then and it has only gotten worse because of inaction by our representatives.
Did they correct the problem? Did they identify the root cause, no? The root cause is our U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators. Out with them all! Our representatives like to be re-active. Big problems make big headlines and they get their name in the media. It allows them to put on a dog-and-pony-show and make it appear they are doing us some great favor when all the while it is their fault. We need Pro-active representatives’ people who head of problems so that they do not occur.


At 2:26 PM, Blogger LP Mike Sylvester said...

I got the same letter.

I wonder how many millions of dollars they spent to send that letter?

Mike Sylvester


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