Shocking Report: Phoenix VA Salaries Eclipse All Other Gov’t Agencies

T​his is just one VA Center. How about the rest of them? Crooks all!

Remember this the next time they want to increase our taxes.



Western Journalism
By B. Christopher Agee
30 May 2014

Prior to tendering his resignation amid a growing scandal, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced that he would fire top officials in Phoenix. A facility in the Arizona capital was the epicenter of allegations that veterans were forced to wait for treatment much longer than records indicated, resulting in dozens of deaths.

By stripping these delays from its official reports, critics say the department was able to present a favorable – albeit fabricated – account of patient treatment. In the process, top officials in the city were reportedly compensated handsomely.

For the year 2013, government transparency database Open the Books reported that top doctors within the Arizona branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs were, on average, paid far more than other federal employees in the state.

Topping the list was Dr. George Swartz, who reportedly earned $357,528 last year. He was joined by 12 others whose salaries topped $300,000.

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